Hells Destruction.

The Lady Eleanor Douglas.


Behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into Prison, that you may be tryed; and you shall have tribulation ten days, &c.

Printed in the year 16511651.

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Hells Destruction.

Behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into Prison, that ye may be tryed; and ye shall have Tribulation Ten days, &c. Apoc.

Most Learned and Honored Judges, with whom so precious restles Time, of which as who can be over frugal, shunning therefore Multiplicity; long process but wearisom to the wise: Seeing then our Laws how ballanced with Gods Law its profound Precepts, said to be founded thereon, and Reason in its purity consonant thereto, otherwise hath with it no affinity.

Emboldens to present this Paradice A2 Posey, A2v 4 Posey, durable presidents which too circumspect wherein ye cannot be, hereof as ensues.

Adam that first Lord Chief Justice or Judge, before whom the Lord God brought every Creature formed of the Earth, to see what he would call them; and whatsoever he called every living Creature, that was the name thereof: of a certain admits of no wrong or contrary Names whatsoever in any Courts of Record to be legal or answered unto. As these inform, accords with the former, the Judge of Consisting of about 6000 Foot and 700 Horse, the length of Times Foot, the distracted Time Aged near 6000 years, he Legion also, &c. The Dutch stiled Gravs and Boors their late loss put into the Reckoning, Mat. 8. Mark 5. Luk. &c. quick and dead; where demanded first, What his Name was? before obtain’d a pass for that Baptized Herd the Gentiles Prototype doubtless, the Devil his Godfather; who made answer, saying, Legion, for they were many; he A3r 5 he resident (as it were) in Hell, among the Graves Distracted, &c.

Thus as we see and know irrational Creatures, these of several kindes retain their proper Names; and very Devils not debarred theirs. Nevertheless that Dominion have over them, Man the Little World to Angels not much inferior, deemed no little Wonder, as though confined to a lower Region then they, suffer our selves, worse then Bruits undergo Names enjoyned utterly false, instanced as here the dead childe-like in stead of the living laid in her Bosom, disputed in Solomons presence; whereby no less then bereft both of her good Name and Liberty, witness this their erroneous Warrant of Arrest, Ecce vera copia.

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Eleanor Lady Davers alias Douglas, committed to Woodstreet Compter by Steedman Officer to the Lord Major 1646-07-17(July 17.) 1646. As true that might have stiled her Lord Major, &c. for any relation between Davers and Douglas: But by a Non-sence Alias a seeming connexion far from Holy Writs Example, Slime in stead of Morter, and Brick-bats for firm Stone, with it dispenses not; Confusion of that consequence.

Whence follows next Simon Magus alias Peter, &c. Saints and Devils become fellows; also Fool and Racha: what not? as out of the path of his Commandments: of warrants that latitude allowed them, one Name because lighted on, matters not how many false beside, so at all with A4r 7 with Logicks definition or Reason, agrees not, authorized by the proviso (Alias) the meaning of it; sometime or otherwise &c. though she never afore at any time called by the aforesaid Name belonging to another Tribe or Family; He that calls the Stars by their Names (as it were) Male and Female, those lights: where joyns names, no such Bills of Divorce tolerates neither what Antiquity or Custom either occasions, as referred to those judicious, the Sequel of what concernment.

Lastly wherwith even whose additionals Abraham & Sarahs, consists but of a letter both alike old and new consenting in one. Also Paul for Saul, one so cautious that way, witness in mentioning the said Patriarks Blessing as well A4v 8 well observes, saying, Not Seeds, as of many, &c. but Seed, &c.

And so much for that, They would have said, &c. in stead of Aliuas: All they can alledge or say for themselves so contradictory to Sense and Verity, better to be justified by some blinde slow Belly Cretians such Vipers, then by those interested in the Name of Christians, who would be unwilling to Subscribe to any other.

And hereupon of her false Imprisonment undergone; so many years, If when the cause of the Law ceases, then ceases the Law it self: wherefore when the Adversary detains the work, for which the Bond was entred into, occasioned it, why should he keep it, and her person in hold both? or by what Justice and Equity stands B1r 9 stands such an Execution any longer afoot or in force, she having been since put to the charge for Imprinting the same all over, for which was acknowledged the said Obligation of Sixty pounds, no benefit whereby accrewing to her, by a certain Printer, one Pain, upon whose importunity and protestation ’twas obtained.

Another Quære thus, since Scandalous Names bear Action to be termed Bankrupt, &c. why unjust Cut-Throat Actions so many as the Adversary pleases, no Redress in that case; as amounting to Hundreds no few by this Broken Printer and his Consorts, the Burthen of them, no short furrows plowed, &c. By City unmerciful Adonizebeks, unmindeful of his Confession, as he had done, God B had B1v 10 had requited him, Threescore and ten had dismembred them, &c. And Abimelech how rewarded, doing execution on his Seventy Brethren, a woman his Executioner (Judges 9.) laying on himself (as it were) violent hands, caused one to slay him, not impertinent here.

The Milstones lighting on his Head, unominous either to the Press, with those several Tables under which so many fed by him, sealed wi th his Thumbs and Great-Toes, to unmerciful Executions of all kindes which extends.

And what Figs and Grapes such Thistles and Thorns produces, proceeding therewith the plot of this Cut-Throat Fellow; which aforesaid Arrest in his own House, who to draw her thither fain’d had lost the Copy, B2r 11 Copy, &c. The ready way for compassing their desperate Ends, supposed in having her life at mercy, being sent to the Compter, lock’d into her Chamber by the Keeper: Not long after (she all unready, &c.) between two of them carried down thence, instantly shut and bolted was into the Dungeon-Hole, Hells Epitomy, in the dark out of call or cry, searching first her Coats pockets, at least expecting she should have made some proffer, &c. Frustrate that way, with the Key took away the Candle, there left on the wet floor to take up her lodging, beyond any draught, by so many poysonous Vermin harbored: Like disquieted Spirits setting up fearful several Notes, coursing about, &c.

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About an hour after, when as no need of Sun, Moon or other (1646-07-17Anno 1646. July 17.) whereof notice Extraordinary taken about the City, they brought her again to a Chamber, That Night till day break, the Heavens without intermission flashing out Lightnings, as Noonday; The Element like a Casemate standing open, without Thunder at all, or any Rain, those continued fireworks notwithstanding.

Which time Twelve Moneth that Adonizebek the Lord Major was committed to the Tower, and his Brethren (1647Anno 47) when the Armies unexpected arrival at the Whitsontide, &c.

As for the perfideous Printer how hapned with him, soon spued out of House and Home, his Wife within few B3r 13 few days dead, in whose Brothers unhappy Name the Bond taken, he dead also.

And so when the smoaky Bottomless Pit to be opened, oppressed Captives, when seasonable for Elevating their Heads, not to despair longer, Signs in Heaven and Earth, Sea and Waters as recommended, contribute their testimony, no obscure Tokens, like the floods voice uttering theirs, unbound as it were, clapping their hands for company; perplexed people at their Wits end (Luke 21.) on all sides in that unparalleld Thraldom, That better unborn, then the Uncircu mmcised their Commissions date expired.

Of which shortned Days for the Elects cause thus, not unparalleld with B3v 14 with the ten Persecutions, Ten days shall have Tribulation; The Mysterious Beasts Reign, Crown’d or Mitre’d with his Ten Horns, no less then charged with open Blasphemy, against the Tabernacle, the presence of God (to wit) &c. opening no narrow Throat, repaid Lex talionis, that leads into Captivity, &c. Rev. 13.

And so much for the year of Redemption, lifting up your heads, &c. Tokens of it likened to the Springs infallible Messengers of Summers approach, the Fig-tree and the rest, proclaimed to be by Heavenly Heralds, higher Powers that bids beware the Tree, shaken like those Boughs, &c. so to expect fruit forbids it, of the Nations unspeakable travel, until those wonders, &c.

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Where not to be drowned in Forgetfulness, our New Star in Cassiopei, the French taking essay of its influence, that Herodian Massacre not long after it, seen 74 years before the year 16441644 our day of Reckonings forerunner; of which Great-Seal day John heard the number (Rev. 7.) even sealed the year of God 1644Anno Dom. 44. observing the motion of the former, that in the East 74 years afore Jerusalems Judgment, sworn in his wrath as it were By Heaven, &c. the numbred Time of our Captivity or coming out Shewing they have a King over them, &c. (of the Roman Faction) where those cald Cavaleers or Royalists, and coyn Dollors and Half Crown Pieces adored (Dæmoniæ) (he heard the Number of them) with Pieces of Ordnance, the Fleet or Navies preparation by those hideous Hieroglyphicks signified, &c. of Heathen Babylon, of whose Habeas Corpus Writ out of the smoky Abyss, (Rev. 9.) commanded not to harm any, but those not sealed (viz.) marked as for Murther and Theft, ver. 20.

And for mysteries those Oracles however grown out of request among our Rabbies, B4v 16 Rabbies, prefixt or set times said to be but a certain time for an uncertain, & the like, questionless of highest concernment those undervalued most, because flatters not or torments them, termed wilde notions and brainsick, &c. as much attentive and grateful for precious things cast before such: suffices these, and like that Dispute about her having five (Ioh.) Bidden Go call her Husband: whence follows, if Davers one, then (Alias) otherwise called Douglas, he none of hers either. As farthermore for their farewel, tedious Apprentiships canceld forthwith; together with that granted, What is not true is false; Ergo, Libel bastard slips, and sinister actions imposed on his people, unlawful to be fathered on Gods Word, his Law thereon either erring not in a tittle.