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From the La:Lady Eleanor Douglas. Upon the 7. Chapter of the Revelation.
The Time come to remove, the Covering having No ſhort ſpace been ſhutt up in the Arke, our preſent ſtate alſo have preſented an Olive- Leafe plucked from the Tree of Life, of the Waters abate dryed up, as it were, thoſe Teares from the face of the Earth, as appeares finiſh’d a tedious Vale of Vanity: for ſoules impriſoned without releaſeA2 leaſe 004 A2v 4 leaſe and reſtleſſe, till Times utmoſt minnit run out, or Expired.
So of the Doves-Last return findes reſt for the Sole of her foote, as followes: Revealed even the moſt holy and reſerved of Time and Seaſons conſeald Miſtery; Except that of the unknown Day and Houre imparted Not to Angels: Namely, Not Yeares; But forty dayes, The day of Judgements Laſt Warning-peice; As the number of forty no ſtranger to the preſent either: which here bears date from Easter-weeke 16461646. tor the Assension thereabout, for appearance before the Judge of quick and dead; His great Tribunall extracted out of that ſealed Number, a Hundred forty foure &c. Saying, he heard the Number of Them Revelati. 7. Chap. Wherefor the Keeper of the great Seal, and the Cryers voice, Thus verſe 2.Where 005 A3r 5
Where farther contains Theſe, belonging to Our Clymate or Iland deſcribed for a Tryall before a Thron of Judicature, Not heard till ſuch an appointed Time: witneſſed by thoſe reſtrained Winds foure, withall points at Eaſter Terme in May, the firſt Terme; WineſſeWitneſſe the freſh Boughes in their hands, (all in white Robes) Where the innocent Lambe, as it were, araignd before Them: And by Them alſo evident, where the Jury called by Name Judah, the Fore-man of thoſe Twelve godfathers or Elders ſealed in the Foreheads, or ſwornmen; And ſuch innumerable attendants as thoughthough the great day Come: Such Legions of Angels ſtanding about the Throne, and about the Jury, where face to face the foure Witnesses all Thronging to heare their Teſtimony, Namely the foure Beaſts, what they produce,A3 duce, 006 A3v 6 duce, Theſe makes it plaine enough: About this Priſoner, his holding up the hand at the Barre, the very Model of a Court, repreſenting it: where ſhewes withall in the Peerleſſe Lambs Livory and poſture; This his humble Servant, (by the Lambe repreſented) preſents his Perſon before the Throne, together with the woefull ſtate of ſo many Priſoners at this Time, being accompanied there-with:
But proceeding with this, the day of Judgements Uſher; doubtleſſe where made by Them, ſuch Lowe Obeyſance to Him ſitting on the Throne, ſubſcribing & ſubmitting to his Pleaſure, ſaying, Amen, &c. (verſe)
And ſo the Jury also, thoſe Elders No ordinary Men: declares this Priſoner one of their owne degree: No com- 007 A4r 7 Common One, pleading Not guilty, neither deſerving death or impriſonment: The Lamb acquits Him here, though Condemn’d. Nevertheleſſe; The white Robes ſuffers, where ſo many hands (as it were) held up; As goes the Verdict: So the ſentence Lord have mercy on Them; And ſo theirs the Kingdom of Heaven, as declared; The Lambe hath Compaſſion on them; Him-Selfe ſhall Lead Them to Living-Springs and Fountains: Cœleſtiall Fountains and Springs, which never fayle, or ſhall be taken away, intayld ſo ſure.
And in which portion of Scripture, as incluſive Whitſontydes miſtery: Shadowed too under the White Robe, (as much to ſay) The great and dreadfull day in the Moneth of May: No more 008 A4v 8 more Whitſontides, as by the Suns not Lightning on them, &c.
And ſo much for Eaſter and Penticoſt, a feaſt obſerv’d by Jew & Chriſtian, cleerly expreſt by that ſealed Number, and by the others without Number of ſo Many ſeverall Nations, whereas Noting withall; Baptiſme, and the Lords Supper adminſtred (only) at thoſe two Feaſt-times, as heretofore an Old cuſtome: (verſ) So they ſhall Thirſt no more, Nor hunger either in that Kind, an unlawfull reſtraint, without doubt points at the Preſent. Where Virgins excluded from living Waters thoſe.
Herewith, one Thing more: Making known, touching That queſtion By one of the Grand-jury Elders, ſayinging, 009 B1r 9 ing (verſe) What are Theſe which are Arrayed in white, and whence come They? Answered Him, Sir, Thou knoweſt; (as much to ſay,) The preſent Reigns character or Colours: Serves both for the Yeare 16441644. to bee accompliſhed before the Church her Triumphs or rejoycing ſhew: And his Crownation ſolemnized in 1624-03March 1624. compleat about Easter: He, the foure and twenteth ſince the Conqueſt, of thoſe Elders In-Thrond: As Not unknown, both Father and Sonne about the aforeſaid Resurrection Feaſt Crown’d. Who needs Then inquire what Strangers Theſe? Much like as in the Glaſſe, one knew not his owne Face: Or theſe in the Spring, as it were, going a Precession, with thoſe Palms in Their hands, extended from the B yeare, 10 B1v 10 yeare, 16251625, to the yeare, 16451645. That deliverance Time: Hetherto forborn, (as it were, the Winds reſtrained) as ſince Yeare, 16051605 ſo long ſince for that Powder- Blowe intended.
Revelation, Chap. XIIII.
And thus, abrupt for Expedition ſake; Farthermore a touch of This the finall blowe, for the ſake of his Choſen: As the Time ſhortn’d in conſideration of which, the haſtened End, So ſhewes how the Worlds miſtical Weeke abated, how much; Before the houre Come of His Judgement: By that great Armey a hundred forty & fourefoure Thouſand, ſinging both one ſong, with the former ſealed Number, as Chap. the 7. informes: Extoling ſuch a Yeare accompliſhed of our Salvation, with theſe harping The ſame Note, The yeare of our Redemption, 16441644. to bee accom- 11 B2r 11 accompliſhed, Accompanying the Day of Judgements houre, immediately which followes, Who before hand tune the Marriage-Song, ſo all following the Lamb whether ſoever he goes. Alſo for which Number includesing the 4000. yeare of the world, his Incarnation Then Chap. 21
And ſo much forWhere the Bride, prepared the Lambs Wife: Compared to ſuch a uniform Citie, wherelikewiſe a Hundred forty foure Cubits the meaſured wall; (called Salvation, Iſaiah 60.) Namely, the aforeſaid Yeare of God, and ſerves for Dayes and Houres too, with the 4000 yeares (afore-ſhewed of the World, our Saviours being born of the Virgin.wittness worship Him that made Heaven & Earth &c :vers &c
And forapproximately 2 lettersillegible ſo for the Misticall- Weeke of ſix Thouſand Yeares current, Thus expreſt in the Number of the Lambs followers: The Hundred forty and foure, &c. ſtanding on the Mount:
Even the Houres fulfilling of Six B2 Dayes, 12 B2v 12 Dayes, amounting to a hundred forty foure Houres; or Six times 24. (or 12 times 12.) As the equall Houres diſtributed to Day and Night about Easter: And ſix dayes, and ſix thouſand yeares, all one with Him Eternity, ſo much ſuffices.
Where alſo for forty odd Dayes, Chap. 14. between Eaſter and Whitſontyd: By his ſitting on the White Cloud proclaimed, One like the Son of Man crown’d; (to wit) Whitſontyds figure or expreßion:
As this for another, Caſt in the ſame mould, Chap. 19. & 20. ſeal’d with Him that ſatt on the White Horse, with his Albion-trayn. And again, Hee, who ſatt on the great white Throne: from whoſe dreadfull face, Earth and Heaven fled away; And hell, 13 B3r 13 hell and death delivering up their Priſoners, as the ſand of the Sea: as the World Then to receive Condigne reward, No better which have improved their precious Talent of Time, ſixteen compleat Centuries ſince Our bleſſed Saviours Incarnation, proved by Scripture account.
Witneſſe since that Univerſall impoſed Taxe, in the Yeare One and Forty of Cæſar Auguſt-reigne: which Of the preſent heavie dayes ſince (16411641) comes ſhort: Of whoſe difficult Number 666. ſo obscure. The truth of it, even ſo many Moneths 1 or two lettersillegible as ſtiled the Number of a Man. And the Moneths of Woman her Reckning too; So Fullfils His 55. Yeares Reigne and a halfe. Wherein the peace-maker, the Lamb of God, came intoB3 to 14 B3v 14 to the World: confirm’d by the 42 moneths (or yeares 3. and a halfe) of the cruell Beaſt, bearing ſeven heads and tenne horns, Chap. 13. That who needs then to be unreſolv’d, who the Man of ſin; Or what date that writing in Her fore Head bears miſtery Babylon Or whom it Concerns Chap. 17. No leſſe then the day of Judgements expreſſe Character, by thoſe Sabbaticall heads, and ſinfull horns ten: when as the Man of ſin, the Roman Beaſt aged 17. Centuries. And By the ſervants of the Lamb as ſealed in the foreheads with his Fathers Name: Likewiſe the Beaſt with his marke (the Agnus Dei) ſhews what Communion his Factors (papiſts) have, with deleted1 or 2 words The Name of their Father. the pope
And thus in the 15. Yeare of Tiberius Reigne, (as Saint Luke beares witneſſe) Our Saviour about 30 Yeares of age Then, That was about the age of Yeares 15, When as Auguſtus He deceaſed, ſince when the Moneth of Auguſtguſt 15 B4r guſt Continues in the Name of the Beast ever ſince; So then the aforeſaid Monethes his Numbred reigne. Who that Other, with two Horns like a Lambe, That exerciſeth all the Power there, of the first where No Man buys or ſels, Except them of His Name or Haveing the crucifix adord: &c. No more but referred to themſelves.
So prayſe him the ancient of dayes, for ever more Day and Night, his ancient ſervants, Hee that hath begining None or ending.
Laſtly, for which premiſes concerning Priſoners araignd, Theſe keyes of darknes, excluds Not theſe, of expreſſing the Churches power of binding & looſing: As here The Model or patterne Therof: What Diſcipline Agreeable with the Apostles, Rules Included: where The Peoples approbation and Conſent: As it were ſhadowed under That Multitudes Holding up their Hands, with Thoſe Sealed Elders Verdict or Judgement, joyning Their Voyces, ſaying: Amen, &c. As directed to Eaſtern and Weſtern Churches both, (Verſe 2) By that Angels aſcending from the Eaſt.
And thus concluding with the Number of his rageing Reigne, the Antichriſtian Beaſt: Even ſince that Sea-Monſter 88. With that Admirable Victory, Just 666. monethes, or 55. Yeares and a halfe; So just and true are Thy wayes: Thou King of Saints. &c.