Conjuration

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CONJURATION. A swearing together. It signifies a plot, bargain, or compact made by a number of persons under oath, to do some public harm. In times of ignorance, this word was used to signify the personal conference which some persons were supposed to have had with the devil, or some evil spirit, to know any secret, or effect any purpose.

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But perhaps it is less a matter of divination or conjury than of simple faith, in Ripple's case it is seclusion that, in time, yields a faith in what he harvests; seen from the point of its inception, his endeavor was little more than a desperate act.
Poets compel their reading to come alive: conjury, not canon; act, not re-enactment.