This page has been validated.


35. Then all the people were astonished at the words of James, and they arose with one accord to cast him out; but when they came near unto him, they saw manifestly that he was still under "a Natural Delusion," and they had compassion on him.

36. For behold his eyes shot forth a lurid glare, and a thick vapour descended from his nostrils, and passing upwards before his eyes, caused him to see as through a glass, darkly.

37. And it was now made manifest to all the people, that Jamess the son of James, saw not as other men saw; and that all thing, were visible to him through a false medium, and they all cried aloud, 'of a surety this man is well called 'The Deluded.'"

38. And the elders, and the wise men, and the counsellors of the South, now remembered the words which Thomas, of Winyaw, had spoken in the days that were past, and they feared in their hearts that the fulfilment thereof was at hand, and they secretly resolved to set their faces against "The Deluded," and his followers.

39. And they saw manifestly that the heart of James was hardened, and that Robert the Nullifier, had conspired together with him, and they feared greatly lest Langdon was given over to them—but they all held their peace.


1. Then a certain man from the multitude, a faithful follower of James "the deluded," arose, and called aloud upon Robert, who is surnamed the Englishman.

2. And he gave praises to the name of Robert, and because his brain had become disordered by the evil spirit, Nullification, and by the enchantments of John, the conjuror, he likened Robert unto a certain madman who dwelt among the Gentiles in the days which are past, whose name was called Brutus.

3. And Robert, the Englishman, rejoiced to hear the sound of his praise, even from the mouth of an humble follower, and he arose from the earth, and gnashed his teeth, and grinned horribly, and shouted aloud.

4. Now, when William the just, and his companions, saw how that one possessed of the evil spirit, Nullification, prepared to speak to the multitude, and how that James, "the deluded," and Robert who is called "the Nullifier," and all their followers, made ready to hearken unto him.

5. They were greatly astonished, and they said unto one another, "is not this man the same Robert, who is called the Englishman, and who hath long hated, in his heart, Thomas, who is surnamed Jefferson, and all his house?

6. "And is not this he, who reviled, and spake despitefully against our rulers, and who sought to make us bend beneath the yoke of the King, beyond the great waters, who had taken from us sailors, and who despoiled us of our ships and our merchandise, upon the great deep?