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As not unknowne, though hath long beene deferd: Nevertheleſſe this Petition or Propheſie (on Record) not uncompliſhed: witneſſe the preſent yeare, 16441644. When as he on a Friday morning was killed or ſufferd then: Who little ſuppoſed ſuch a sop prepared for his Lordſhip Mat. 24 Saying, The Lord of that ſervant ſhall come in a day and an houre hee lookes not for: Even unprepared, as much to ſay, fore-warn’d. Although, that becauſe the day and houre none knowes. Therefore thinks to put off the Time made knowne of His comming, with that Shift: Who ſhall cut aſſunder that falſe Prophet, or as the Word renders it, Cut off (to Wit) his Head, with that Arch Hypocrite graceleſſe Judas, burſting Aſſunder His very ſentence, both ſerved with one Writ.

Doubtleſſe an houre and a day, Not dreamed of in his Diarie, where ſets down the 1633-09-1919. of September, 1633. Was tranſlated to be Arch BB But not by whoſe high authority the Lords day cut off, the Sabboth tranſlated into a day of ſuch prophanation.

And thus having ſhewd: The Beaſt like his Sabbaticall reigne finiſhd, ſeven yeares compleat and eight current that was Arch BB. of Lambeth (or Bethlam) before his going into Priſon rewarded as he had ſhut up and ſilenced others.

Alſo for his Majeſties reference thus, how preſumptious ſo ever the imprinting ſeemd then of thoſe Books, where prayed to beware the hand writing, yet how true: Not behind hand with Him, in applying great Babylons judgement at hand. Dan. 5.. dedicated unto the preſent reigne; needs no other but referrd to ſuch raging diviſion the Occurrents of the Preſent. And with that for another of the great Prince Michaels ſtanding up, when ſuch an unprralleldunparralleld troubleſome Time Cap. the laſt alſo ſhewd to be directed to our diſtracted Nation of Great Brittain, in the Arch Angels name, given to this Iſland. So notwithſtanding theſe ſtiled preſumptious and deteſtable: Have made bold preſumd to publiſh the fore-ſhewing of them in the yeare 16331633. When little expected ſuch a blow ſo nigh, His Majeſtie then crowned in Scotland, with the Arch B. hornd here, whoſe abſence and Acts, weighed with his the laſt of those Aſſyrians, found as full of Levity, or No leſſe wanting.

To the Kings most excellent Majestie.

The humble Petition of the Lady Eleanor. 16331633

Moſt humbly ſheweth to your Matie.Majestie

That the word of God ſpoken in the firſt yeare of Your happie reign unto the Petitioner, upon Friday laſt did ſuffer early in the morning: the b:beast aſcended out of the Bottomleſſe pitt: having ſeven Heads, &c. ſeaven Yeares, viz. making Warre hath overcome, and killed them: Bookes ſealed by the Prophets. By the Biſhop of Lambeth horned like the Lambe, harted like a Wolfe, are condemned to be burned at Pauls-Croſſe, where our Lord crucified, &c. This is the third Day, that their dead Bodies ſhrowded in looſe ſheets of paper. Lye in the ſtreets of the Great Citie, &c. more cruell and hard harted, then other tongues and Nations, who will not ſuffer them ſo to be buried. If your Highneſſe pleaſe to ſpeake the word the ſpirit of life will enter into them they will ſtand upon their feete, &c.

Craving no other pardon, humbly as in duty bound ſhall pray for your Matie.Majestie.

The word of God to the King,

Revela: 17. The beast that was, and is not: Even Hee is the eight, and is of the ſeven, and goeth into perdition.

His Majeſtie doth expreſly command the Lord Arch-Biſhop of Canterburyes Grace, and his highnes Commisſioners, for cauſes Eccleſiaſticall. That the Petitioner be forthwith called before them, to anſwer for preſuming to Imprint the ſaid bookes, and for preferring this deteſtable petition.

Sydney Mountague:

Concordat cum originale factâ collatîone per me Thomas Maydwell, no librum publium