The blessed Feast

Writs, By the La.Lady Eleanor.

“Let the Heavens rejoyce, and let the Earth bee
Let the Field be joyfull, and all that is therein, before
the Lord, for he commeth, for he commeth
to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with
righteousnesse, and the People with his truth.”

Printed in the yeare, 16461646.

A1v A2r

To the Isles of
Great Brittain these;
from Patmos Ile:

Because the time short, as here
shewed in the name of God, Amen:
shall name the Child, Name
ly the blessed lambe extold
so, and magnified in the
Apocalyps: Even the weeke
of Easter, (as much to say) when the generall
Resurection time
: And this is
the interpretation thereof; of which aforesaid
Feast covered under no few figures, Metaphors
and the like: Thus, obscuredye revelation

A2 Given A2v 4

Given with such a speciall charge, “to keepe the
things written therein”
; verse 3 (to wit) “containes
Infalible fore-runners and signes, when the End of
time at hand for the Churches Preparation to
stand on their gaurd, left surprised unawares”

And as here Times and Seasons mistery proclaim’d
with Times treble voices: “grace and peace
from him which is, and which was, and which
is to come: And from the seven spirits before
(or in sight of) the throne”
, so shews withall
His day of comming a greater
then his proclaimed by great Brittain,
whose feast solemnized about the Resurrections
feast, --03-27March 27.: Those first and last Princes,
or Kings
; Of which last time the Prophet Daniel
Thus in his last; “And at that time shall Michael
stand up the great Prince &c. who seales it with
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including those observed Feasts aforeshewed,
for an expresse token of the generall Resurrection in their Reigne, and at that very
time and season.

Touching which turning again to the Revelation

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“And with the Signe of the Lamb, proceeding
lation, bearing the same date,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.vers. 5. “And from
Jesus Christ the faitfull Witnesse, the first
begotten of the dead, Prince of the
Kings of the Earth: That loved us, and
washed us from our sins in his own blood,”
With these, “and hath made us Kings and Priests,
&c. To Him be glory and dominion, for ever and ever,

Behold Hee commeth, &c. Saying, “I am
Alpha and Omega”
: Even so upon the
Lords day shewed unto that happie man:
The Disciple whom he Lord above the rest entrusted,
The likenesse of the dreadfull day of
judgment standing in the middest of
Watch-lights, saying; “feare not, I am the first
and the last King; I have the Keyes of hell
and death: Write the things which Thou hast
seen, &c. And he that hath an Eare let him heare
Spirit of Prophecie, and repent. Behold, I stand
at the doore and knock,
to Supp with him who holds
the seaven Starres in his Hand, The evening of
Times Ensigne.”

And A3v

Andbriefly beyond hope, that prevailed to open the seVven
Sealed Booke of Times Mystery; after his much weeping,
because no man was found worthy to read, or look
thereon: No not the Prophet Daniel, who more then
once was bidden go thy way, (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Dan 12.) for the words
are referred for the end of time.

Thou shalt rest, &c.

Even so, Glory, Honor, and Peace, be ascribed to
the Lamb, (Easter our Rest) before whose face (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rev.
) Kings of the Earth, Mighty men, Great men, Rich
men, and chiefe Captains, then taking their flight, as
who able to stand in such a Storm of confusion, then
commeth the great day of the wrath of the Lamb.

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As here the yeare of Grace 16441644. followes, when.
accomplished (Or Seal’d) those pernitious Windes till
then not let loose.

And the Seales being sealed or oppened, thus proceeds.

“And after these things, I saw foure Angels standing
at the foure corners of the Earth, holding
the fower Winds, that the wind should not blow:
Saying ‘hurt not the Earth, nor the Sea, till Wee
have sealed the Servants of God in the Foreheads.’
And A4r 7
And I heard the number of them that were Sealed,
and there Was seald a hundred and forty &c.
twelve times twelve, serving both for the months and
yeare, and the equall houres divided between day and
andnight, when those unrestrained windes.”

And as he heard the number of the one: Thenafter
that (or the following yeare) which no man could number,
so he saw of all Nations standing before the Throne,
and before the Lamb, saying salvation to our God that
sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb; the yeare
of our salvation (to wit in the month of March) renown
through the world beginning about Easter. And
as by sitting on the throne expresses the Rest or Sabboth
when it began also, observ’d by Christians so
loung, likewise every one by those Palmes in their hands
Ensignes of Victory and Peace, even proclaiming the
Joyfull yeare 16451645. this victorious time of such thanksgivings,
wherein Babylon is blown up, and thus the
last yeare, and the New Model signified hand in hand
who have washed their Robes in the bloud of the Lamb,
and made them so fayre.

Wherefore there needs no further question to
be made of that Albion Army, who they are that
serve him day and night, since not unknowne the condition A4v 8
condition of souldiers, companions of restles
time, of whose service hard to judgejudge between the
state of prisoners, where desired, death flees away,
and such liberty as they enjoy, which to be
preferred or desired, (as the Prophets, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esay 49)
shewes or bindes them together here. That thou
mayest say to the prisoners “go forth”, and them
that sit in darknesse, shew your selves”. “They shall
hunger no more, neither shall the heat of the Sun smite
them: The Lamb is their leader”
, asmuch as to say
Easter shall bid them welcom to the Lords table,
and thus from their eyes teares wiped away by
the Lamb in the midst of the throne, when peace
and the day of judgement together going.

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And following the Lamb whether he goeth,
and his Albion Troups in their Virgin
spring aray, his fathers name having in
their foreheads, such a year of God, of the interpretation
whereof as followes. “And loe a Lamb
stood on mount Sion, and with him a hundred forty and
foure &c.”
where again the foresaid yeare of our
redemption, witnes these words.

These B1r 9

“These are redeemed from among men, being the first
fruits unto God and the Lamb”
, And these whereas
singing a new song before the Throne, which song no
man could learn but such a certain number a hundred
forty foure which were redeemed from the earth, no
other then some watch word given (as it were) shewing”
When such a New time come to passe of Reformation,
That then our Redemption drawes
neere; As hereby shewed the houre come of his
judgement, This for another signe Babylons fall,
first her NumerousNumerous Idols cast downe its faln, its
faln; The time exprest in that overflowing Wine
presse of hers, a thousand six hundred bearing

Wherefore no marvell though Syon tunes up
her Harps, so long out of tune, for such a blessed
day where rthe Cup or Chalice of his indignation,
not in a corner or in privat administred,
but powred out in the Presence of the holy Angels,
and in the Presence of the Lamb: Even no
more of their reall presence and the like,
to wit, who have no Rest day nor Night, with
sulphorous Smokes suffocated, in their own kind
rewarded for the blessed Sabboth dayes violation,
That solemne rest prophand.

B Even B1v 10

“Even so” again on the other side “write, Blessed are
the dead which dye in the Lord henceforth, that they
may rest from their labours, and their workes follow
Shewing also for them with such Vallour
and Courrage that have followed the
Cause, these their everlasting Epitaph.

And so much for the New Time, and for
Bablyons judgement, the day of judgements forerunner,
Her grapes being cryed full ripe, the
houre unexpected Come, the Wine presse trodden
without the Citie up to the Horse-bridles,
the horses too drinke their fill of blood without
measure, the sixteen hundred yeares being fulfilled,
serving for the measured compasse of this
Island, 1600 myles also, Those furlongs. And
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where Like the fruitlesse tree after the fourth
yeare cut downe, sufferd to stand no longer.

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For the great dayes Preparation, as here: a
greater priveledge then those Writs of Parliament
to bee cal’d hether, to partake of The Lambs B2r 11
Lambes marriage Supper; a blessing to bee desired
muchmuch more Then the beauty of Lillyes, to beare
her Company, granted she should be arrayed
in fine Lynnon, cleane and white”
: As cleare by
such voices and Acclamation: Of which marriage
Writs to be published; briefly as followes: Requiring
rather a quire of paper, Then circumscribed
within the Narrow limmits of a sheet or

For such a meeting so long waited for: Represented
(as it were) by the ghests invited Now
to the Lords table the
Easter-weeke: when as that
Deciple about to fall down and worship, Charg’d;
“See thou do it not”: not the first caveat entred to
to flee Idolatry.

But going on with the Season and Time, a thing
of such Consequence, as here the Virgins day in
Lent, after which, when Marriage licences so frequent
accompanied with the victorious Bridgrom, clothed
in his Easter robes: a Vesture dipt in blood, proclaimed
King of kings, and Lord of lords, that in righteousnesse
makes war
: his Coronation feast then, as crownd
with so many Crowns, followed with his Saints,
mounted orn white Horses every one; a greater
shew then St. Georges his coming at hand, or any

B2 Whose B2v 12

wWhose Name called the Word of God, that unknowne
Name in another language (as it were)
written, Not unlike those words: “Rex: Parliament:
Peers &c. ver.”
Where shewd lastly the fowls
feasted on flesh, the Storke and Crane &c. Not ignorant
of their time of comming, in the Spring
time; “as the Horse (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Chap. 14.) swimming in blood
up to the neck, which know their owner”
; called unto
the supper of the great God, to “assemble and muster”
themselves “to eate the flesh of Kings, the flesh of Captains,
the flesh of mightie men,”
even Licenced by
the Lamb, “all the fowls to bee filled”: All but so many
tokens, or Ensignes displayed proclaiming when
the houre of his Judgement, Come.

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And as cald to witnesse here, a Reformation
set forth before the End; a new Modell, a
new “Heaven and a new Earth”, new Jerusalem
prepared as a Bride to meete her Husband, where
no more paine, tears, and the like,”
but like the Peacable
Spring; when painfull Winter past, to such
infirmities subject, as that heavenly voice making
known; “Behold I make all things new, former
things are past away, saying, it is done: I am Alpha
and Omega”
; seales it with that unsearchableunsearchable Name,
the quintessence of Mistery and Mercy.

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And (in the second Moneth The first vials the Flood) of
the dayes of Noah, returned in that Angelicall
inclusive Thus shewing “and, there came one
of the seven Angels unto me, which had the seven vials
full of the seven last plagues, saying, ‘Come hether, I
will shew the Bride the Lambs wife’”
; The seven
teenth Century having its Vials, as from the Creation
to the flood so many, being Baptismes figure,
in the Fish preserved alive, those Creatures.

When the shining Bride at that time, preparing
her person, “whereunto Solomon in all his
Lusture, Odors
, and Ornaments not comparable”
, as
insues; no, Not the Indies and Virginæ like the
Churches glory before the End: accompanied
then with the Spirit of Prophecie, to bee powred
forth that odoriferous Oyntment, ever murmured
at and envyed though.

And walking thus about Sion, counting
her Towers, also of that golden measure: Measured
a hundred forty and foure Cubits, by the measure
the Angel (Winged time) whose Viall or last
glasse running: The meaning whereof having
shewed afore, to be the accomplished yeare of
grace 16441644. So long before peace and truth to
meet: shall passe by this point; where her Virgin
reigne too of 44 years pointed at: together with B3v 14
with those daies between Ash wednesday & Easter,
as preparatives both, unmeet to be drowned in
oblivion in this divine Calender.

Where the foure times three gates of that foure
square City, even the foure seasons, each three
Moneths allotted, and every gate, one pearle (or
Margarit) there one and thirty daies (to wit) So
the moneths every one, with the Apostles names
written in them, in this new Jerusalem, this no
newes to shew it further, nor difficult to discerne
by Sions impregnable Towers: the Tower of
its description: But then finished in St.
daies: when old Jerusalem at that time demolished,
of which great store-house, with
all its priviledges, let this suffice: These golden
transparent streets being not unknown, letticed
like glasse on both sides the mint: onely unlike
in this, Those heavenly gates not shut at all:
where no night there, no other then (as much to
say) “This Booke to bee unsealed of the Revelation;
And faithfully interpreted, whether”
or No approved;
Whether They heare or feobscuredare.case

Revela. B4r 15

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And as afore: By such a lightsome Citty
exprest, how clearly the “Truth to be revealed
at Last”
: so againe, severall Demonstrations
not wanting, and Simislituds by a “Christall
spring proceeding out of the Throne of God and
the Lamb, that pure river of Life”
; shewes the Resurrection
Time not unrevealed, in that cleer Mirror
shall see His face, as it were.

And so for this place, another Paradise, or
Celestiall spring-garden set forth, let this suffice.
A Garden and a Cittie both, where like the precious
spring Times priviledge, no more Curss, there
needs no Candle, there shall be No tedious Night
vers 2. “As by the tree of life, on either side the river:
And in the midst of the street, &c.”
Being this New
Paradice its description. The present times face.

Where like the Communion, and Fast-dayes;
yeelding her fruite every moneth, also “Those golden
Leaves for the healing of the Nations”
in such endlesse
distresse and distraction on every side, were it
not for the Angels saying, “I come quickly”: Who takes
his Leave as He began: “I am Alpha and Omega: Blessed
is he that keeps the saying of this Booke, even the last
Will and Testament of our Saviour given to his Disciple,
who tooke and eate it up; that rtree of life”
had the favour B4v 196 favour again to kisse his Masters hand that way,
with such a charg to read & hear the same, commended
by him to the Churches
; only adding these, “because he
comes so quickly now too late to repent or amend,
he that is unjust, and unholy, let him be so still; sleep on,
and take their rest”
as it were, “the houre is come, when
these Things come to passe: fulfilled such a time.”

And again, John so taken with these things, seen
and heard
, who could not forbeare or refrain; but
fell at the Angels feete,
again forbidden, see Thou do
it not”
, worship God, concluding with that
blessed time Thus. “And the Spirit and the Bride
say come, and he that heareth These, let him say ‘come’”
Bearing date the blessed Virgins day, 16461646.
“And him that is a thirst come; and whosoever will, let
him take the water of life freely”
; And thus as invited
to this Temple, forty six yeares which was a
building, the Resurrections banquet to partake thereof.
So these to be understood, together with the
Sacraments divorce: (the separation of the Cup from
the Bread
) That he that shal take away also from
the time prefixt of the Lords blessed comming, inclosed
in this Booke, shall not enter into, or be admitted
Rest. Whose reward is with him, about
Easter, to give them their wages every one.

The grace of our Lord, &c. Amen.