Gloriana: If they can hang a woman like Miss Bishop, what does that mean for someone like me?
Cotton: Nothing is going to happen to you.
— in In Vain

The relationship between Reverend Cotton Mather and local prostitute Gloriana Embry.

Throughout The Salem Series

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Memorable Quotes

Cotton Mather: "Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil has come down unto you with great wrath because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Revelations 12:12.
Gloriana: I see the end of the world urges you onto greater efforts.
Cotton Mather: Mm, as it must us all.
Gloriana: Our granny used to scare us silly with those witch stories. But she'd really terrify my brothers. She told them witches could steal a man's
Cotton Mather: Aah! Would you like that, Gloriana, without the bother of the man attached?
Gloriana: Not this man.
--in The Vow
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Gloriana: Have you lost your lust for life? Don't tell me that you are full up.
Cotton Mather: Perhaps some holes cannot be filled.
Gloriana: Really, my lord? Which holes are those?
Cotton Mather: The ones we dig for ourselves.
Gloriana: What weighs so heavy on you, love?
Cotton Mather: By the taste of it, my father's boot.
Gloriana: You're a big boy now. Grown men don't fear their fathers.
Cotton Mather: You don't know my father.
Gloriana: Everyone knows your father.
Cotton Mather: Precisely.
-- in The Stone Child
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Cotton: You're crying.
Gloriana: I'm not.
Cotton: You are. What's wrong?
Gloriana: If they can hang a woman like Miss Bishop, what does that mean for someone like me?
Cotton: Nothing is going to happen to you.
Gloriana: How can you be so sure? Just yesterday, it was me that they put before the Lewis girl. Would you have come forward had I been accused?
Cotton: I follow every protocol.I adhere to every letter of what my father taught me. No one is convicted without incontrovertible evidence.
Gloriana: So you're certain Miss Bishop was a witch?
Cotton: I am certain of the evidence.
Gloriana: Why do you do it? Is it that you believe that you're doing good? Or is it that you wish to please your father?
-- in In Vain

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Gloriana: Cotton, that was the bravest thing I've ever seen, like a man sticking his head inside a lion's jaw. I would gladly reward you for your bravery.
Cotton: I would gladly accept it, but now is not the time. I cannot deny my feelings, they are real, but I do not want any longer to be your customer. Do you understand?
Gloriana: I think so. Will I see you again?
'Cotton': Yes, but you must leave me now, 'til I sort things out. When I do, everything will be different. I promise.

--- Our Own Private America

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