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Reader,

The heavy hour at hand, that it should
not “as a Thief surprize us in the
night”
, Babylons scattering whirlwind
our final or utter blow; or lest should
say, There had not a Prophet been amongst
them
, could not refrain giving thee
warning, though like rolling the restles stone,
prove but “labor in vain”.

Where “Line upon line”, no vain repetition
stiles them “A house of Rebellion”, and
“Most Rebellious”, Cap. ver. &c. Nay (as it
were) had been sent to the house of Austria their
Churches, replyed, “Had long ere this in sackcloth
and ashes;”
or to a People of “a deep lip”,
of “another language”, &c. The first-fruits
of which Ambassage, shewing Israel being cut off, as
by Ezekiel tasted of, “watchman over the rebellious
house of Israel”
, made to “eat the roll
or writ”
, “Lamentation, Mourning and A Woe, A1v 2
Woe”
, superscribed “within and without”; so by all
signs and tokens without doubt served on our three
sinful Kingdoms, home charged with open Rebellion,
neither hearkening to the Prophet bidden,
stamp with the foot, smite with the fist,”
“with the breaking of thy loyns sigh”, their
musick, but made and song, The Lord of Hosts
when uttering his thundring voyce, roaring as a
Lyon, the tokens of his coming, “an end come on the
four corners of the earth”
, ready to fall asleep, “or
sitting in the seat of scorners”
, All their elbows
grown to the pillows, they and their fathers.

And so farther informing whether silent or
otherwise, as it came to pass in the fifth year of
such a Kings captivity accomplished (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ezekiel
Cap. I.
) the hand of the Lord when upon him,
his word coming expressly to him, saw the great
Vision of God, he amongst the captives; Also
from this place, the Kings Bench Prison amongst
this Society, give to understand, to accompany
this warning piece of the Turkish Armado’s
preparation, added a sign, as Isaiah sometime
gave one of the “Suns going back so many
degrees retiring”
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hand foreshewed then; Another given of the
Moon, from his giving the Three half
Moons
, whose Army harbors at Argier, attending
Sions being delivered up into his possession:
These Islands three to be under his lash
of Jurisdiction, drawn from which premises these,
for his Crest or Coat-Arms who gives the Half
Moon
, not far off his house called Sion, committed
to whom three prisoner Princes, one of
no inferior estate, under Babylons Bashaws,
typyfying even our estate, those Mahometans
our guardians, the third Earldom of this Realm,
assigned thereby to Algernon Earl of Northumberland
by Name, sometime Admiral of
the Seas, paralleld with that Northern scourge,
The Assyrian Army, how given up into his protection
the houses of the Lord.

And so much (Reader) for this flight of
ours, and this new sign of the New Moon going
before it, where cannot pass over Ezekiels portraying
our Cities siege, shewed by those battering
rams or brazen Engines, so to the life their swift
doing execution; and dreadful wheels motion and
thundring voyce, in those living creatures (as sha- A2v 4
shadowed under the Seraphin work of the
Tabernacles Curtains
, the Lord of Hosts Pavillion,
each loop of which not without a Mystery, as
observable “Fifty in one curtain, and fifty in
the other”
, (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Exod. 26) containing the mystery
of winged time, the midst of the Century, even
directed to, joyned like those Cherubin wings of
theirs.

And of this your day drawing near, whose silver
and gold the stumbling block, Author of unhappiness
all, as he unto all the people of Judah,
saying from such a year of the King of Judah,
“even unto this day, that is, the Three and twenty
year”
(INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jer. cap. 25) “Also the word of the Lord
have I spoken unto you, rising early, but”
, &c.

23. of the present Reign.

Finis.