to Her Beloved
The Right Honorable Lucy,
The Prophet Daniels Vißion: Chap. 7. In the firſt yeare of Belchazer Rex, &c.
London 1644-09-23Sept: 23 Printed in the Yeare, 16441644.
From the Lady Eleanor, Her Blessing to Her beloved Daughter, &c.
Whoſe new Interpretation, not with Froath filled up, or Interlarded with differing Opinions of others, ſuch old peices having No affinity and agreement with this British garments or diſplayed Coate by bleſſed Prophets pend: So what the Veritie of thoſe fouer great Beaſts, divers one from A2another, 04 A2v 4 another, which ſhould ariſe &c. Who ſo would underſtand & know their miſtery for this very time reſerved, hitherto with the Kingdome of Heavens great ſeale ſhut up.
Diſtinguiſhing not only Nations but Times: The very truth of it: N’other then the ſeverall Coate, Armes, given or borne by him, the firſt of great Brittains Kingdoms or Monarchie.
Not unlike Jacobs united Familie his Wives Children, and Children of the Hand-maids. The aforeſaid Crowns foure, concerning whoſe peice of ſuper-artificiall Heraldry unknown to thoſe Heralds of the King of great Babylon Dan. 3. even at hand proclame the ancient of dayes, the aproach of that great day of his. So goe thy way Daniel, for the words are cloſed up and ſealed till the time of the end, which 05 A3r 5 which: Not only the Time, but unfolds unto what Nation or Language, revealed thoſe glad Tydings, as by the Word (Sealed) given to underſtand thereby. Even where the great Seale the Impresſion thereof, thoſe fouer Coates or Beaſts, ſtyled Kings which ſhall ariſe, &c. And the Coine ſtampt therwith and the like, &c.
And ſo the firſt in the likeneſſe of a Lyon with Eagels wings, &c. firſt diſplays the armes of England and France, and then ſtanding upon the feet like a man, a Lyon rampant (to wit) Scotlands coate, where the other the Iriſh Inſtrument, or Harpe evident alſo out of Tune, &c. That no need to ſay, I am Joſeph, or over-verball to be in this caſe.
No more requiſit then their asking A3either 06A3v 6 either whether or no thy ſonns coate this of ſo many colours or peices, as in the field, now thoſe inumerable colours, &c. That were He living, our Father Jacob would ſay, ſome evill beaſt had devoured us, to behold ſuch blood ſhed amongſt brethren and cruelty, as Since the Creation ſuch a flood, the old Serpent never caſting out of his mouth, and ſo like Joſeph ſold to the Midianits, our wofull eſtate, ſale and rapine made, by Malignant brethren &c. But ſuch miſerable Shipwracke with us being no news, ſhall returne to thoſe miſteries of Heraldry.
The frequent OramentsOrnaments of your Houſe wherefore to explain them farther, but needleſſe; nor endleſſe Figures here borrowed out of old Orators Bookes, ſuffices for 07A4r 7 for figurative Demonſtrations ſuch, to render their meaning truly, running the way of the plaine rather for the ancient of dayes his comming to prepare the way. So for my Commisſion thus.
And farther as to you not unknown eſpecially at what time your Mother became a Writer or Secretary, concerning the unſealing or interpreting this obſcure peice to open the Visſion of Daniel, though no obſcure perſons of the ſeed of the Kings and of Princes. Even in the yeere 16251625. undertaken this burthen, following his ſteps, who declares when He wrote firſt in Belchazars firſt yeere, the laſt of thoſe Caldeans of great Babylon.
Alſo ſhewed in that great plague yeere, when the City ſhut up: This Visſion then opened 08A4v 8 opened, whereof even Then a Signe roor Token, not without a touch given in thoſe words. But thou O Daniel ſhut up, &c. Dan.12. And thus where every word a miſtery, cannot paſſe over them, as none of the leaſt His being ſo often ſaluted or ſtiled ſo highly of the Angel: O Daniel greatly beloved man, as much to ſay, too, O King of great Britaine! as Kings and Prophets; Brethren, Let him that reads Daniel underſtand.
And as it extends to this time alſo, beares 1644Date forty foure; directly the preſent Yeare as theſe beareing Record of time and place, &c. of whoſe ſtorming daies thus. And Daniel ſpake and said, I ſaw and behold upon the great Sea, the foure Winds ſtrove, and foure great Beaſts came up, divers one from another to 09B1r 9 (to ſay) from beyond ſea, the occaſion of ſuch divisſion, ready to be ſwallow’d up in theſe ſwelling Seas.
The firſt like a Lyon, and Eagels wings, Daniel 7. I beheld till the Wings were pluckt thereof: And lifted up from the Earth, and made ſtand upon the Feete like a Man: And a Mans heart was given unto it, viz. The Lyons Paſſant (regardant) turn’d into the Rampant, &c. After her deceaſe, a Virgin Princeſſe of renown’d Memory, England ſtil’d great Britaine, and then theſe foure ſeverall Coates given, &c.
(And this Sayling on; or purſuing the Subject:) And behold another Beaſt, Ba 10B1v 10 a ſecond like to a Beare, and it raiſed it ſelfe upon one ſide: And had three Ribbs in the mouth of it, between the teeth of it. N’other then as it were diſplayed The three Lyllies: The Armes of France, to the full given by this Kingdome, where Nothing but a meere Shadow, or the bare Coate of it Left, Leaves in ſtead of Fruite: Beſides, how by a She- Beare, as this N’other: Three devided Kingdoms rent in peices. The Ribbe or Side, beares Witneſſe thereof, The ſecond Sexe its Character.
And ſo farther from This ſaying, too well prooved, (Ariſe and devoure much Flesh:) even what Date it bears needleſſe to ſay: Her Motto the 11B2r 11 the Mother not of the Living Child, but of Divisſions and Maſſacres, where incluſive the ador’d Sacrament called the Masse: Thus uttered Her Voice, Let it bee neither Thine, nor Mine, but devide it: deſtroy it utterly, &c. No ſuch Coate then, like to have any Affinitie with Solomons Ivory Rament or Robe: as the Enſigne of Peace, the Lilly of the field, but rather a Slippe come out of the Bear-garden, unworthy to behold the Sunne: became degenerate and ſo wild: Sometime to none of the Flowers of Parradiſe inferiour.
And another like Leopard, Lyon-like Scotlands Coate the truth of it diſplaied Thus: Which had foure Heads, and Foure Wings on the backe of it, as it were a Heralds B2Coate 12B2v 12 Coate or King at Arms, &c. So great Britains foure Kingdoms or Crownes proclaimes by them: And this the Summe of it; ſhewing Then revealed the time of End, when united Theſe foure aforeſaid, &c. As hereby farther appeares. (And Dominion was given unto it:) No ſmall addition, after Her dayes raigning forty foure Yeares, for Scotland to give ſuch a Large Coate by a Prince as unfortunate in His Progenie and Succeſſor; As in his Prediſeſſors or Parents: Wherefore liken’d to the Leopards Spoted skinn thoſe ſable ſpots or drops.
And behold a fourth Beast like a Harpye, or ſome ſuch Monſter, having great Iron Teeth, and 13B3r 13 and Nayles of braſſe, to be ſhort, the Iriſh Harpe demonſtrated, likewiſe the very wreſt as it were a little Horne, of which Inſtrument not a little out of tune, as inſues, ſtamping all underfoote Gods Law, Humaine Law.
And ſo farre for the Harpe, Like the very forequarter or ribbs informe or likeneſſe, as ſtrung in that manner ribbwayes, whoſe ſhort Horne the expreſſe Character of tirrants of no long continuance, raiſing up and ſetting lower, like the wreſt according to their will made a law, changing and altering when they pleaſe.
Informing moreover concerning the blaſpheming blaſts of the little Horne, that had eies like a man, and ſuch a mouth, as much 14B3v 14 much to ſay, that mouth ſpeaking ſuch great things, a Womans and no Mans.
Her Proclamations at her command, the great Seale the Elders and the Nobles, to with the Story goeing on of that Idolatrious time, Come ſee now that curſed Womans ſpirit, ſhe caſt downe, &c. cunjuredconjured up, as it were, walks up and down, that like her ſelfe of her unnaturall Dogs, Acteon like eaten (of her none left to bury) Jezebel by name, Woe to the Houſe, whoſe ſignification, ſo no other than a ſtolne peice by the Poet, very like to be, as that for another: Borrowed from Elias, Elevation, alſo the fable of Phateon, That Prophets being ſought for as though ſome where had ſalne or miſcarried.Whoſe 15B4r 15
Whoſe miſteries or morralls in ſo high eſteeme among the Heathen a gainſt many may riſe in Judgement, of whom reverenced no more Divine Oracles further more, to weigh or unite thoſe times, with our heavie dayes, Likewiſe Peace, though voiced, Jacobs voice like and the hands of Eſau, yet ſuch diviſions and ſlaying of all hands, nothing but peace, put the queſtion as though he ſought nothing elſe, is it peace, and thus ſaith the King, is it peace.
And ever and againe, Thus ſaith the King, &c. Is it peace, Jehu. New Propoſitions as it were. And Sir as long as her Sorcerors inforce doeing what ſhe pleaſeth, what haſt thou to doe with peace, alſo at her laſt caſt (when this Motto, who is on my ſide who) who troode Her underfoote, her inchanting voice, Had 16B4v 16 Had he Peace that ſlew his Maſter? (As it were to looke to his Head) This blood-thirſty Miſtres of Charmes and Spells like Satans falling thoſe aſpiring Spirits.
So alike the time poſſeſt, now ſee what a double portion powr’d out of the curſe what one leavs, another taks, He that eſcapes the Sworde of Hazael Jehu ſlayes, and hee eſcaping Jehus Sword Eliſha ſlayes, becauſe the Land devided as thoſe waters by him parted with the mantell of Elias, wherewith Sayled over Jordan River, and ſuch virtue in it, being worne out by them, much more vigere then and Spirit in their Books being peruſed and ſtudyed upon.
And Mother and Daughter alike too. Now ſhe caſt into a languiſhing bed 17C1r 17 bed conſumed to nothing an Anatomy, &c. ſcarce any thing to bury.
The occaſion of this Lands deep Consumption She, And waſt made thereof: Woe to the Houſe of God, and the Houſe of Parliament both, the nurſing mother of Dragons, thoſe Sonns of Beliall in armes, for as her name is, ſo is ſhe Marrah: The Gall of bitterneſſe.
But becauſe the Daughter of a King as Jehu ſpeake, Here forborne the Remainder, buryed in ſilence, for ſo births Prerogative ſurmounts or goes before that gain’d by Marrage as deſent and blood, a Character not to be blotted out, wherewith follows the ſtate of CVirginity 18 C1v 18 Virginity, the preſidence theirs, Not in ſubjection as others.
And for Elias progreſſe in the Spirit: The returne of thoſe long expected dayes, Let the Reader be pleaſed for his ſatisfaction to turne but (to the Apocalyps the 11) And ſee in his Commission to the Gentills. What date it beares there, concerning the revealed time of the Reſurrection, &c. even behold the Sevententh Centurye it meaſured out by months and dayes, amounting unto three years and halfe, the halfe of ſeaven like the time nothing, but divisſion, including the great miſticall weeke, expreſt ſeverall & divers wayes. A touch of which time folded up with that ſevenfold marriage, put the queſtion in the reſurection whoſe wife, &c.
Wherefore of the laſt (turned) Houre- 19 C2r 19 Houre-Glaſſe of time, Thus Revel. &c. And in the ſame Houre a great Earth Quake and the tenth part of the City fell, and ſlaine Seven Thouſand, Decima Pars, &c. and thus pend with the Character of the preſent when Elias his dayes ſhall appeare againe, their Reſurrection or Revolution, as it were by a beſeiged City its modell, and yeelded or rendered up by the affrighted remnant, when ſuch publike Thanksgiving, ſaying, Wee give thee thanks O Lord God Almighty, which art and waſt, and art to come. Utter’d (times) treble voices, to weigh the time, &c.
And as a Reformation time, to the greateſt part hatefull & unſufferable: ſo the day of Judgements tydings as wellcome, like the writs of Parliament that news to C2many 20C2v 20 many alſo dreadfull, and deteſtable to the world, theſe makes it ſufficiently plaine, and the Nations were angry the time of the dead was come that they ſhould be judged, &c. (ergo or viz.) to be manifeſted to the Gentills, and ſo like the laſt Supper aforehand, ſhewing his death, likewiſe commands the little booke open’d to be received and eaten, as much to ſay The laſt day revealed to be or afore ſhewed the Lords ſecond comming, &c. Alſo by two witneſſes, to witt, the Bookes of Daniel and St. John, although reproved for his firy Spirit: That he was forward and ſudden in calling for the day of Judgment as it were: Then who knew not of what Spirit he was.
And here like Elias and Elijah not to be parted (thoſe twain goeing along further with 21C2r 21 with the laſt time, thoſe aforeſaid mourning moneths 42. And a Thouſand two Hundred and Sixty dayes, and three dayes and a halfe, &c. Revela. 11. all but ſounding the great dayes Alarme in the ſeventeenth Century: Then to watch as the time for the Elects cauſe promiſed to be cut off and ſhortned, to witt its comming ſhort of 2000. yeares, and ſo much for times ſentence, to be no longer. Revela. 10. And the Sacramentall tree of life, or Bookes of the old and new Teſtament, afore mentioned, And he therefore that ſhall add or deminiſh from the ſet time written by thoſe witneſſes let Him expect the plagues alſo proceeding out of their mouths, Peſtilence and Warre, &c. otherwiſe that might have eſcaped death no few with Elias have been taken alive up, debarred from entering the 22C3v 22 the reſt, &c. as that figure of the Reſurrection, double, witneſſed by Elijah a touch of whoſe Corps therby one raiſed up againe, but let downe into this Sepulchare.
So againe looking backe to Daniel touching the little Horne declaring or ſounding the brevitye of great Brittaines Monarchie, (Whoſe looke more ſtoute then his fellows) more over thus I conſidered the Hornes, And there came up another little Horne, before whom three of the firſt Hornes were pluckt up by the roots, the truth of it as much as to ſay, That he the firſt Heire of the red roſe and the white. Whoſe Isue three of them Crown’d Princes childleſſe, deceaſing without Heires of their body, the Crown of England fell to Scotland, and great Brittaine ſo ſtiled, then wherefore blazonedzoned 23C4r 23 zoned by thoſe great Beaſts foure being from name of Bruite derived, whoſe Unicorns Horne become as ſhort as his fellowes. Lookeing of late as though al by conqueſt had been his, ſo according to his will wreſting and altering whatſoever, and poſſeſt with no little willfullneſſe as well as pride, proceeding from Ephneſſe and Shallowneſſe.
And ſo from Henry the fourths taking poſſeſion of the Kingdome, regained by Edward the fourth of thoſe royall Roſe ten in number (giving the dunn Cow) ſo many even from the Houſe of Lancaſters uſurpation, untill the diadem fell to be Scotlands lott, all which diſplayed by thoſe Horns ten and another little Horne, &c. as Corone being derived from Cornua, and Carolos a Diminative, &c.For 24C4v 24
For ſayling on, the Wind ſerving faire ſtill, or for proceeding with the Map of great Brittains laſt Parliament, ſo manifeſt, that whoſe Image this, who needs to doubt, as a little farther, I ſhall hold on, &c. (I beheld, then becauſe of the great voice of the word which the Horne ſpake, I beheld even till the Beaſt was ſlaine and his body given to the burning flame:) Some may ſay hath God care of Oxen? Yes doubtleſſe beholds even ſuch a Den or Draught of reſtleße beaſtlineße day and night, St. James-Fayre ſo called, not without Cauſe their Priviledge of late aboliſhed: As hereby appeares the Modell every of thoſe Courts put downe: Where ſo long ſuch Lawleſſe doings there, &c.
(As for the reſt of the Beaſts, They had 25D1r 25 had their Dominion taken away: But their Lives were prolonged) as Hee no little or inferiour Beaſt for one, whoſe voice ſet a Note lower, brought to the barre, though ſo long deferred, yet whoſe Judgement ſleeps Not.
And then the Ancient of dayes, ſitting in his Judges Robe, and Locks like Snow, Even the day of Judgement clothed in the Parliaments likeneſſe: And the Parliament clouded under, or ſhadow’d out by the day of Judgement. His comming in the Clouds, ſo all in their pure wooll, ſet forth & wooll Seats, and thus much for that: The judgement ſhall ſit, and the Bookes were opened, the Bookes of the Old and New Teſtament alſo: Nothing covered that ſhall not be diſcloſed too, and proclaimed.DLikewiſe 26D1v 3626
Likewiſe by thoſe Legions of Angells, beſide the Parliaments everlaſting ſitting, the warre raiſed, by them ſet forth, like Dooms day as it were, when the Elements melting and the Heavens ſhaking, & Stars falling, like thoſe Valies of Thunder-Bolts with lightnings, ſuch a firy Streame now making way: the generall dayes Epitome & the concluſion of all theſe, Dan. 7.
(And the Kingdome and Dominion, and the greatneſſe of the Kingdome under the whole Heaven, Shall be given to the Saints of the moſt high (Or Rulers) whoſe Kingdome is an everlaſting Kingdome.)
As to no other given ſuch a high ſtile, except unto this Kingdome, &c. Hitherto 27D2r 27 Hitherto is the end of the matter concerning the end, and as for Daniel his countenance changed, and his cogitations troubled. The troubleſome time before the change, fore ſaw even our evill times, His heart bleeding too, &c. And as Daniel ſignifying the judgement of God, ſo that Monſterous fourth Beaſt, as much to ſay; a Viperous generation:
Herewith is ſignyfied like Joſephs & Pharaohs dreams doubled, even the 1700ſeventeenth hundred yeare: By this very meaſure doubled to bee likewiſe: a Time and times, & the deviding of time, or three and a half, (viz. 7.) Surge & metire templum, Revel. 11. followes tempus & tempora, & dimidium temporis. The Reſurrections time hereby meaſured even in the preſent Century cut in D2the 28D2v 28 the midſt too (as it were) Paradventure fifty there, &c. And paradventure there ſhall lacke five of fifty, expreſt in the day of judgements very language, as shall not the Judge of all the earth doe right, and Abram he but Duſt and Aſhes then.
With whom ſaying, Now I have taken upon me to speake, cannot here reſt ſhewing farther, as Noah outlived the Flood, three hundred years and dyed, two thouſand years after the Creation, likewiſe now the time abated or comes ſhort 300. years, wherefore the diſolution in 1700the ſeventeenth hundred yeare, and thus cut off ſo many yeares, like the ſhortned dayes of Enoch whom God tooke, who lived three hundred yeares and Eternitys forerunner begat Metheuſeliah, thus five hundred years amountsmounts 29D3r 29 mounts to a Period, as deeply ſworne the Time ſhould be longer, Revela. 10. meaſured by the Creators his right hand lifted up, Tempus non erit amplius, ſed in diebus vocis ſeptimi Angeli: Times miſtery revealed, &c. as promiſed to be witneſſed by the Prophets, his ſervants concerning times Trumpet then put to ſilence time no more, &c.
And laſtly for 1644-09-29Michaelmus (1644) That happie halfe yeare herein included, a time and times and halfe alſo, to diſperſe the Forces, &c. Revela. the 12. and Dan. the 12. concerning Michaels alarme, there ſignified and ſo like a Thiefe in the night as this fearful night viſſion, appeares even the end ſtolne upon the whole world, or comming as the travel of a Woman miſreckoning ſometimes 30D3v 30 ſometimes taken before She looks.
Alſo farther for this laſt of Parliaments, & whereas Gods word able to ſpeake for it ſelfe of full age, other argument whatſoever, needleſſe, it being of a quicker returne, ſhall preſſe another place of Scripture, as briefly explaind as others afore, Reve. 10.9. Concerning that Albion Army, and Aleluja voices where even the revealed time of the Lords comming. And the writs of this happie Parliament ſealed up in one: Scribe Beata, &c. They that are called to this meeting, &c. All ſealed with the Unicorne in pure Paper, as it were mounted on white Horſes, or like the great ſhew. both going together: as noted &c.
Nomen ſcriptum quod nemo novit, the Parliaments name in another language, viz. 31D4r 31 viz. et vocabant nomen ejus verbum dei. The Word, &c. et cum Juſtitia judicat, et pugnat. And upon his head many Crowns with a garment dipt in blood, deep Scarlet clothed, and on his veſture, and upon his legg written, &c.
Namely the Colour and Garter of the order the Knights of St. GorgeGeorge (Ecce equus Albus) likewiſe from Chival and Equus. And thus the Knights and Eſquires of both Houſes diſplayed, of what houſe, and ſo from the name of Oxford, thus, et vidi Beaſtiam et Regis terræ et exercitus, &c. Revela. 10.9.
And for the aforeſaid warre ſo farr, as for the motive, Meritrice magna qui corrupit terram in proſtitutione ſua, &c. Hath bin ſhew’d afore where ſhe paintedted 32D4v 32 ted like her Images that downfall of Hers before theirs.
Alſo added theſe to the premiſes becauſe injoyned not to part, or put aſunder what is joyn’d, ſhewed Farthermore, The great Image, Dan. 2. even armed at all points, the verity of thoſe foure Metals, ore Argent, &c. the very ſame likewiſe divers one from another. Apertains to the foure great Beaſts the one riſing out of the Earth, the other out of the Sea.
So contains Cæſars Superſcription even the Roman Empires age, written in in thoſe Characters of the 3. Ribs, 4. Wings and the 10. Horns and then thoſe Eagles wings ſo lifted up pluckt too, notwithſtanding Germanies manly looks, that Saxon ſtate: like this great Statue 33E1r 33 Statue unable longer to ſtand upon its feet, not unlike Irelands eſtate, the modell of that Empire in ſuch a flouriſhing condition, and as the blow then in 1642the 17 yeare of the preſent reigne, ſo the other in the 17001700. &c. broken ſo ſoon in peices: Wherefore the world but like a Dreame vaniſhed: Like his ſuddain awaking in a moment forgotten all, &c.
But now returning to great Brittains brittle condition againe: That union diſſolved and broken in peices ſince his dayes: He the head of Gold, as by thoſe peices called Jacobus, after his name, &c. And he the Roman Spanish Emperour by his tribute of late, ſince the Indies diſcovery, who makes up the head of Gold too: And all this but to manifeſt and ſhew. That God is a RevealerEvealer 34E1v 34 vealer of Secrets in theſe dayes alſo: Reveales the deep and ſecret things, And maketh known what ſhall be in the Latter dayes, by divers & ſeverall demonſtrations, as this for another: Of the Axe laid to the roote: That tree or pedigree whoſe fruit much of ſuch a hight, reached up to Heaven, this Jacobs Ladder, &c.: And now but the Stump end remains as yee ſee.
The very Woods every where proclaims it, where the Axe never put ſo to the Root, ſuch felling, &c. And ſo the Axe, that fell into the water, by a ſticke caſt into it, cauſed to ſwime: The Morrall thereof no other then the Reſurrection time revealed to be by the Spirit of propheſie. As much to ſay, As the late hand writing for a ſeale or ſigne of it, a ſufficient propheticall proclamation though not on 35E2r 35 on the Walls, &c. in the Banquetting- Houſe, yet not unknown to Lord no few how theſe applied. Thy Kingdome numbred, and thou found wanting, &c. and come to paſſe too, as publiſhed and printed, 16331633 ſufficiently known, in meeter to his Majeſtie from great Babylon transferred to great Brittain.
And ſo this but the truth of it (ſhewed in the 12 of the Revelation) How Satan becauſe he knows his reigne or time to be ſhort: is ready to devoure the Woman even for the truth of the Reſurrection time revealed, as moſt proper to be performed by that ſex, a Woman by whom death came to be the Meſſenger of Life. And ſo, Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea, &c.
And ſince a pleaſing Theame (as E2tis 36E2v 36 tis ſaid) makes a good Orator, and ſure I am a worſe time then this never known or ever heard of, ſo then the time the end diſcovered, although pend ſomewhat haſtily or unperfectly, &c. being like the hony: and like the hony gathered out of ſo many parts, I ſhall the leſſe need to excuſe it unto ſuch as have a ful knowledge of the Scriptures, That ſhould it be written at large a Chronicle or a booke as ample as thoſe tables, of the Mapps of the World could I ſuppoſe not contain it.
Not ſutable to the little book, being but an Epittomie as it were, and ſo much for being not voluminous, eſpecially when the time ſo ſhort too: as by Tyrant time his reign expired, ſhew’d to be and theſe apointed Scutchins for his 37E3r 37 his Herſſe apeared, thoſe winged Beaſts devouring times likeneſſe, &c.
As by this one wittneſſe more produced or ſet forth: aſigned to the preſent, even in the dayes of theſe Kings, or united Kingdoms: Shall the God of Heaven ſet up a Kingdome which never be diſtroyed. And the Kingdome ſhal not be left to other, &c. And ſhall breake in peices, even to the ſame effect, with that Dan. the 7. The greatneſſe of the Kingdome under the whole Heaven, for ever given to the Saints (or Rulers, &c.) which ſhall breake in peices, &c. viz. By thoſe ordinance or orders of Parliaments, and feild peices, &c.
And yet not ſo ſtrange as true, notwithſtanding ſuch a troubleſome time O 38E3v 38 O let Iſmale live as it were prefer’d before Iſaac to be his Heire, And Abſolons life before Solomon the wiſe (O Abſolon my ſonne Abſolon) Like Egypts Leekes & Garlike before Canaans Grapes, &c. And ſo preferred this worlds vanity & folly before everlaſting Righteouſneſſe, endleſſe Joy, life eternall, and now ended thus this point of Honour, diſplaying the Ancient of dayes his Kingdome your portion to you dedicated: that ſo punctually have diſcharged that duty of the firſt commandement with promiſe, in ſo much and ſuch diſhonour endured, have bene your mothers Copartner, even You, her alone and ſole ſupport under the Almighty. So Veni Domine Jeſu, gracia Domine, &c.