And they ſung a new Song before the Throne, and before the four Beaſts and the Elders; ver. 24. And no Man could learn that Song, but the 144, &c.
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Year of our Redemption, 1649-12Decem. 1649.
The Holy Goſpel, According to the Evangeliſt, By the Lady Eleanor.
Even the ſame, that which was from the Beginning, then believed in, magnified unto the end of the world, as until the conſummation of the Age (ſaying) Lo, I am with you, without end whoſe Kingdom.
How it came to paſs ſhewing, in the firſt year of his Reign, firſt of his Name, Charles of Great Britain, in Berks the firſt of Shires, ſhe then at her House Englefield Manor, of Englands Realm, Daughter of the firſt Peer, 1625-07Anno 25. the Moneth of July in, ſo call’d after the firſt Roman Emperor, he ſlain, &c.
Where the word of the Lord of A2 Hoſts 4 A2v 4 Hoſts, when came to her, the Heavenly voyce deſcending, ſpeaking as through a Trumpet of a moſt clear ſound theſe words: Nineteen years and a half to the Judgement, and you as the meek Virgin.
Awakened by which alarm early in the morning, whereof thus, ſigned with Diviſions character, the years being divided, this magnified morning Star, ſtory of Jeruſalem of the Gentiles, Great Britains blow foreſhewing, 1644Anno 44. accompliſhed: The ſame though come to paſs, who nevertheles in ſtead of their acknowledged error, like thoſe Prieſts and Elders, firſt who ſetting a Watch, then underhand by ſuch large Doctrine en- 5 A3r 5 endeavor to ſtop the peoples mouths, that do as they are taught, promiſed to be ſaved harmleſs, the old Serpents policy, &c. And with this Revolution thus going on, in the firſt of his Reign, the beginning in of the year, when a Star within the Horns of the New Moon encloſed, of ſome judgement at hand, the ominous Forerunner: First, of the Wiſe-men coming from the Eaſt, as follows; whoſe flight taken weſtward, through that heavy hand occaſioned; the Cities unparalleld Plague, Bills to be Canceld never, or drowned in forgetfulneſs, encreaſed to no leſs then weekly Five thouſand five hundred and odde, the Age of the world; decreaſed as ſuddenly about the midſt of Summer: all one as their being fed, that bleſsing 6 A3v 6 bleſsing thought upon, when the five thouſand men with thoſe loaves five, &c. no more then the fingers of their hand, any matter made of it, ſo thankful: Whereupon (the aforeſaid Viſitation) the Term kept at Reding, County of Berks, other Courts at Maidenhead Town, the Parliament poſting to Oxford, doing all homage to this New born Babe, ruling with the iron Scepter, them forewarning all in vain, Be wiſe, O ye Kings, Be learned, ye Judges; that in ſuch ſecurity held themſelves then, and ſo much firſt for that, and his powerful word diſplayed, the priority thereof, thou Britain not the leaſt, &c. And of his wrath then kindled, ſhewed great Bleſsings and Corrections inſeparable companions: Wherewithwith 7 A4r 7 with proceeding, namely, without it done nothing that was done, its mouth the Oracle, Beginning and Ending of Monarchies, inheritance and whoſe from Eaſt to Weſt extends; concerning the aforeſaid golden number, Nineteen years and a half, being in a Manuſcript inſerted, containing Germanies woful Occurrences, and Great Britains both, with what ſign confirmed; ſhewing further thus, who immediately after with her own hand within two days delivered it to the Archbiſhop Abots, he then at Oxford, of Univerſity the firſt, in preſence of no few; with this for a Token given, the plague preſently to ceaſe, of whom took her leave, the Biſhops Amen whereto went round.
The Bills obeying the ſame beforefore 8 A4v 8 fore the Moneth expired of Auguſt, witneſs when ſcarce deceaſed One thouſand of all Diſeaſes, whereas afore ſo infectious, five children dying for one aged, next Term ſupplyed with others fled returned; ſo that of its late deſolation appearance, no more then of Change or Amendment amongſt them, none at all.
And ſo purſuing the Prophetical Hiſtory in the next place, That it might be fulfilled out of the Low Countreys, &c. as the Virgin when undertook her voyage, ſhe fleeing for the Babes preſervation thither; alſo conſtrained for printing the ſame, to go into Holland, thoſe plain ſwathingbands for wrapping it in, pretending in her husbands behalf the Spaw obtained a Licenſe, ſince none for printinging 9 A5r 9 ing to be had here, inquiſition and hold ſuch, among them impriſoned about it formerly, till afterward all as free, Cum Privilegio out of date become.
Where thus paſsing on the mean while ere her return thence, George Archbiſhop deceaſed, 1633Anno 33. unhappily whoſe hands imbrued in innocent blood, Archbiſhop Laud, 1633-09-1919 of Septemb. tranſlated, &c. reigning in his ſtead, ſucceſſor of him, in ſtead of the Stag who ſhot the Keeper, preſaging what Murthers him coming after, when-as for another her ſoul pierced in no mean degree, what honor to be a Prophet amongſt their own nation and rank; for example as ſpecified on Record: no ſooner arrived then apprehended, of her childe raviſhed,B viſhed, 10 A5v 10 viſhed, a greater then the Parliament, the Word of God: And how recompenced for their ſervice, referred, &c. where after a Candle being ſent for, about the third hour in the Afternoon, that with his own hand had burnt it, ſaying, She hath taken good long time, till 164444. for Dooms-day then; My Lords, I hope I have made you a ſmother of it: in truth his own fatal hour, thoſe years of Nineteen and a half, reaching to his Execution Moneth and Year, 1644-01Anno 44. January, when parted head and body, like that aforeſaid divided year, ſhewed afore ſacrificed by his ungracious hand, Author of this Diviſion or Diſtraction, a cup filled to the brim afterward, as that Judgement day, 1644-06June Anno fourty four compleat: The reſtrained four 11 A6r 11 four Winds, &c. Apoc. 7. ſignified by them, extending to forty eight, that Blow January alſo, all ſtanding at the ſtroke of Four; the fourſquare City New Jeruſalem wherewith agrees: Micah the Prophet (cap. 5.) his alarm to awaken the Age, ſpeaking no parable, BySo of her goods ſeized on, wherewith given the Oath, ſuch and ſuch Articles for anſwering to: In which caſe not much to ſeek, of Scandalum Magnatum in that kinde, againſt thoſe little ones, (order of ye prophets.) the penalty of it, touched by whomſoever, a milſtone a fitter ornament, &c. ſhe not ſlow in appearing to receive their wilde Sentence; the Dragon of Lambeth, Laud, his venom diſcharging laſt of all, even 1633Anno Etatis 33. meaſured out by our Lords age, when B2 as 12 A6v 12 as brought to his Arraignment by wicked hands, how ſacrificed this Teſtimony of his; a word alſo as enſues.
And thusof like meaſure 1633-10-23October 23. ſhe committed cloſe Priſoner, Excommunicated, Fined to his Majeſties uſe Three thouſand pounds, and to make publique Recantation at Pauls Croſs, as extant on Record, Twelve Hands Signed by; also Edge Hill fight, and the Iriſh Maſſacre --10-2323 of October, and Twelve of them at once Voted to Priſon, for that Order of theirs nothing to ſtand of force there done without them: His Majeſty laſtly Fined his three Kingdoms to the uſe, &c. As for Pauls, a habitation for Owls, thoſe Noats ſet up, to ſet forth the reſidue, where the 13 A7r 13 the time would fail how the firſt Blow at Edge-Hill in Oxfordſhire, the ſecond Newbery, fought within a ſtones caſt of her houſe at Englefield. And thou Bedlam-Houſe, too little the Thouſandth part to contain of them diſtracted ſince thence her coming, well knowing if the Maſter of the houſe called Devil, &c. what the Servant to expect; where ſo much for this time, accompanied with the Univerſal Tax, no Inferior Rack ſet upon in theſe days C. Stu. his Reign, as ſometimes in Cæſ. Auguſt. ſecond of that Monarchy, no ſmall oppreſſion, as the lineage of David a witnes of it: cloſing it with theſe from her Name, Rachels, ſignifying a Sheep, rendring Charles This ſoil for the Golden fleece bearing the Bell: ſo whom he 14 A7v 14 he hath joyned of her Lamentation, &c. His Jacobs ſaying, Some evil Beaſt hath done it, needs not ask Whoſe Coat party-coloured? alſo in pieces rent, ſince our Britiſh Union, &c. not without cauſe weeping, becauſe they are not; and ſo all doing they know not what, even forgive, &c. And again thus, ſince Thus it was written, and thus it behoved to ſuffer, and to riſe again.
The New-Years-Gift to all Nations and People, Jubile.