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John Dee: True and Faithful Relation, (excerpts)

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A TRUE

RELATION

OF

Dr. DEE’S Actions, with spirits.

 

Liber Sexti Misteriorum (et Sancti) parallelus Novalisque,

Lesden, May 28. 1583.

D.[1]       As I and EK sat discoursing of the Noble Polonian Albertus Lasci his great honour here, with us obteined, his great good liking of all States of the people, of them that either see him or hear of him, and again how much I was beholding to God that his heart should so fervently favour me, and that he doth so much strive to suppresse and confound the malice and envie of my Country-men against me, for my better credit winning or recovering to do God better service hereafter thereby, &c. Suddenly, there seemed to come out of my Oratory a Spirituall creature, like a pretty girle of 7 or 9 yeares of age, attired on her head with her hair rowled up before, and hanging down very long behind, with a gown of Sey, .....changeable green and red, and with a train she seemed to play up and down...., like, and seemed to go in and out behind my books, lying on heaps, the biggest.........and as she should ever go between them, the books seemed to give place sufficiently, dis.... one heap from the other, while she passed between them: And so I considered, and...... the diverse reports which E.K. made unto me of this pretty maiden, and .....

D.         I said ..... Whose maiden are you?

D.         Sh. ........... Whose man are you?

D.         I am the servant of God both by my bound duty, and also ( I hope) by his Adoption.

A voice.           ….... You shall be beaten if you tell.

......      Am not I a fine Maiden? Give me leave to play in your house, my Mother told me she would come and dwell here.

D.         She went up and down with most lively gestures of a young girle, playing by her selfe, and diverse times another spake to her from the corner of my study by a great Perspective-glass, but none was seen beside her selfe.

.....       Shall I? I will. (Now she seemed to answer one in the foresaid Corner of the Study.)

.....       I pray you let me tarry a little [speaking to one in the foresaid Corner.]

D.         Tell me who you are?

.....       I pray you let me play with you a little, and I will tell you who I am.

D.         In the name of Jesus then tell me.

.....       I rejoice in the name of Jesus, and I am a poor little Maiden, Madini, I am the last but one of my Mothers children, I have little Baby-children at home.

D.         Where is your home?

Ma....   I dare not tell you where I dwell, I shall be beaten.

D.         You shall not be beaten for telling the truth to them that love the truth, to the eternal truth all Creatures must be obedient.

Ma.....  I warrant you I will be obedient. My Sisters[2] say they must all come and dwell with you.

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D.         I desire that they who live God should dwell with me, and I with them.

Ma....   I love you now you talke of God.

D.         Your eldest sister her name is Esemeli.

Ma....   My sister is not so short as you make her.

D.         O, I cry you mercy, she is to be pronounced Eseméli.

E.K.     She smileth, one calls her saying, Come away Maiden.

Ma.....  I will read over my Gentlewoemen first.

My Master Dee will teach me, if I say amisse.

D.         Read over your Gentlewoemen as it pleaseth you.

Ma....   I have Gentlemen and Gentlwoemen, Look you here.

E.K.     She bringeth a little book out of her pocket,

....        She pointeth to a in Picture the book.

Mad.... Is not this a pretty man.

D.         What is his name?

Ma.....  My.....saith, his name is Edward, look you, he hath a Crown upon his head, my Mother saith, that this man was Duke of York.

E.K.     She looketh upon a Picture in the Book with a Coronet in his hand and a Crown upon his head.

Ma.....  This was a jolly man when he was King of England.

D.         How long since is it that he was King of England?

Ma....   Do you ask me such a question, I am but a little Maiden? Lo, here is his Father, Richard Plantagenet, is his Father also.

D.         How call you him?

Ma....   Richard, Surely this was Richard Earle of Cambridge.

E.K.     She turneth the book leaves, and said.

Ma....   Here is a grim Lord, He makes me afraid.

D.         Why doth he make you afraid?

Ma....   He is a stern fellow, I do not know him what he is. But this was the Duke of Clarence. This was Father to Richard Earle of Cambridge. Lo, here is Anne his wife.

E.K.     Turning over the leafe,

The same was heir to all Mortimers lands.

Edmund was her brother.

Lo, Sir, here be the wicked Mortimers.

E.K.     She turned over diverse leaves, and then she said

Ma....   This same is Roger Mortimer.

.....       My Mother saith this man was Earl of the Marches.

This same is his wife.

He had a great deale of lands by her, for she was an Heire.

This same is wild Genvill,[3] her Father.

Here is a Town they call Webley. Here is Bendley. Here is Mortimers Clybery. Here is wild Wenlock. Here is Ludlow. Here is Stanton Lacy. Genvill his wife was Heire of all these. Here is Hugh Lacy her Father. He weareth his haire long, for he was Deputy of Ireland; That maketh him look with such a writhen face.

My sister hath torne out the other two leaves, I will bring them when you have supped.

I pray do not tell any body of me.

D.         We were earnestly called for to Supper by my folks.

 

After Supper.

Ma….  Here is William Lacy Father to Hugh.

Here is Richard his Father. And here is Sir Richard his Father, and here is William, Sir Richards Brother. Here is his going into France.

D          Quo anno Christi?

Mad….            I warrant you my eldest Sister will tell you all. Here is his going into Denmark.

My Sister will come shortly, and tell you how he married in Poland, and what issue this William had.

D.         I pray declare the Pedigree down to this Albert Lascy.

Ma….. Alas, I cannot tell whats done in other Countries.

D.         I know you are not Particular to this Country, but Universal for all countries in the whole world, which is indeed but one Countrey, or a great City, &c.

Mad. …           Well, my sister will shortly come and tell you unlooked for, If you judge these things well that I have spoken. Nam vera sunt. Nam verus est qui me misit.

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Truth is all that is truth.

The Mortimer I spake of, is the first of the six: there were six Mortimers Earles of March. Edmond was the last, and Roger the first; that Mortimer was the Grandfathers Grandfather of this Edmond.

E.K.     There seemeth some one to call her, whom I hear now.

Ma….  I come.

D.         She took up her Skrolls on the ground, of which some were very old, and she put up her book.

Ma….. This may stand you in some stead.

D.         Mitte lucem tuam & veritatem tuam, Jesu Christe, Lux vera,& veritatis perennis Fons.

Amen.

Richard

Edward

Dux Ebor.

 

William Lascy.

France.

France.

1.

 

 

Richard.

Denmark.

2.

 

 

Peter.

Poland.

3.

Lescy.

Sir Richard Lascy.

Richard Lascy.

 

 

 

Rogerus primus comes

March.

 

 

 

Geffrey Genvil.

Wilde Genvill.

Joan Genvill.

 

William Lascy.

 

Hugh Lascy.

 

Null.

 

 

Monday, ą Meridie hora 4 ½.[4]

D.         We presented our selves, ready for instruction receiving, and presumed not to call my good Minister spiritual, but by humble prayer referred all to God his good pleasure.

E K.     The Golden Curtain which covereth all the Stone hangeth still, but I heare a voice or sentence thrice repeated, thus.

A voice ……   Sanctum, Signatum, & ad tempus.

D.         The sense hereof may be divers; wayes understood, and more then I can imagine, but which sense is to our instruction would I faine know.

A voice. ……  Sanctum, quia hoc velle suum; sigillatum quia determinatum ad tempus.

E.K.     Hard speeches, but he could not perfectly discern them.

A voice. ……  Ad tempus (inquam) quia rerum consuminatio. All things are at hand.

The seat is prepared.

Justice hath determined.

The Judge is not yet willing:

Mercy thrusteth it self betwixt the Divinity. But it is said,

The Time shall be shortned.

E.K. Saw no creature: But the voice came behind him over his head, till now: when he espied one standing on the Table besides the silke cloth on which the Stone stood; he seemed like a Husbandman all in red apparel, red hose close to his legs, a red jacket, red buttoned cap on his head, yea, and red shooes. He asked E.K. how he did, and E.K. answered, Well I thank God.

D.         By your apparel it should seem you have somewhat to say concerning the Commons of this Realme, and not of high School-points, or Sciences. I am desirous to know who sent you? What is your message? and what is your name? for a name you have peculiar as all Creatures else.

D.         He paused a good while; whereupon I asked him if he considered my speeches?

……    I consider you speeches, for I have left nothing behind.

E.K.     He kneeleth down and seemeth to say somewhat, his speech is quick, sound, and ready. He seemeth to pray in a strange Language. I perceive these words among many other, Oh Gahire Rudna gephna ob Gahire, &c.

            His Countenance was directed towards the Stone.

            …… Vestra non mea facio.

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E.K. Now he standeth up.

……    Hast not thou said, From whom comest thou? What is thy message? [D. He looked toward me] And hast urged my name? Saying, All things have a name.[5] It is true; for so they have because they are. Hast thou left any thing unsaid?

D.         You rehearse my speeches not onely in general, but also in particular.

            The will of God be done(to his glory) for the rest.

......      My message is from him, in whose name thou hast desired it, which hath said lift up thine eyes, and look unto (behold I say) the sum of my Commandments, 1. What I am, 2. Whose Ministers you are, and (as it is said before) 3. To what end and purpose it is.

Then cease to plead when Judgment standeth in place; For all things are determined already. The 7 doores are opened. The 7 Governours have almost ended their Government.

The Earth laboureth as sick, yea sick unto death.

The Waters pour forth weepings, and have not moisture sufficient to quench their own sorrows.

The Aire withereth, for her head is infected.

The Fire consumeth and is scalded with his own heat.

The bodies above are ready to say, We are weary of our courses.

Nature would fain creep again into the bosom of her good and gracious Master.

Darknesse is now heavy and sinketh down together: She hath builded her self, yea (I say) she hath advanced her self into a mighty building, she saith, Have done, for I am ready to receive my burden.

Hell it self is weary of Earth: For why? The son of Darknesse cometh now to challenge right:[6] and seeing all things prepared and provided, desireth to establish himself a kingdom; saying, We are now stronge enough, Let us now build us a kingdom upon earth, and Now establish that which we could not confirm above.

And therefore, Behold the end.

When the time cometh, The ...... thy sorrows shall be greater than the sweetnesse, the sorrows (I mean) of that thou seest; I mean in respect of the sweetnesse of thy knowledge. Then will you lament and weep for those thou thoughtst were just men.

When you earnestly pray it shall be said unto you Labor. When you would take Mercy, Justice shall say, Be it so.

Therefore (I say) thirst not overmuch: For fear least thy capacity be confounded.

Neither move thou him which hath moved all things already to the end.

But do thou that which is commanded.

Neither prescribe thou any form to God his building.

All things shall be brought into an uniformal Order.[7]

Whom thou sayest that thou hast not yet confirmed, confirm with good counsel. It is said I have accepted him.

Art not these News sufficient?

It is said, He shall govern me a people: of himself he cannot. Therefore let him believe, and secondly Rejoyce that the Angel of God hath so governed him. That in Election he shall govern him a people.

            Desireth he to hear of greater blessednesse?

            He hath also said: Then shall it be said unto him, O King.

            It followeth consequently that he is called, and that to a Kingly Office: For whosoever is Annointed in the Lord, his Kingdom is for ever.

            Will he be the son of perdition? Let him then with his fathers put on the garments of pride.

            Desireth he vows? Tell him thou hast prayed for him; the Devil envyeth him, and his estate.

            Tell him that I say so.

            Say it is a shame for a Kings Son to commit theft; and for him that is called, to do the workes of unrighteousness. Studiest thou to please him? Give him sharp and wholesome counsel. For in him (I say) the state and alteration of the whole World shall begin.

            Wouldst thou know from whence I came? Thou shalt.

But do it Humbly, it is not my part to meddle any further than my charge.

But as it is said before unto thee, So shall it come to passe.

            Moses had a rod whereby he was known, and the hand of God approved.

            Let him use therefore to carry the rod of righteousness about him.

            For we are seven: and in us is comprehended that rod wherewith Moses wrought. As it is begun so I end: What ye see here is holy [pointing to the ...... and by him sealed and for until the time. Therefore use patience herein until the time that it s said unto thee ......

                        Venite, videte, (& loquimini) Judicia mea.

            He that saith this (I speak of my self, and as concerning my message,) is equal with the greatest Angels, and his name is Murifri.

            Thou hast written my name, and I am of thy Kalender, because thy Kalender is of God.

            In the grounds of all thy Tables thou shalt finde my name.

D.         I remember not any such name written by me, but it may be contained in some new Composition, or Collection.

Mur. ......          It is true, for if thou hadst remembred all those things which thou hast written, then should not me message need.

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D.         If I might without offending you, I would move two Petitions unto you, one concerning the Soul, and the other concerning the body: Concerning the Soul, is for one Isabel Lister, whom the wicked Enemy hath sore afflicted long with dangerous temptations, and hath brought her knives to destroy her self withall; she resisteth hitherto, and desireth my helping counsel, which how small it is God knoweth. The other is of another woman, who hath great need, and is driven to maintain her self, her husband, and three children by her hand labour, and there is one that by dream is advertised of a place of Treasure hid in a Cellar, which this woman hath hired thereupon, and hath no longer time of hiring the said Cellar, but till Midsummer next. She, and this dreaming Maiden digged somewhat, and found certain tokens notefied unto her: But so left off. I would gladly have your help herein, if it pleased God.

Mur. ......          I answer thee, I will come again soon, and thou shalt receive a Medicine which shalt teach thee to work help in the first. The second is vanity, for it is not so, but to the intent that after great hope of this world hath infected the weaklings minde: Desperation might have the more open and ready entrance. But yet she shall be comforted for thy sake.

D.         The praise be unto God.

Mur. ......          I Go. One thing I have to say, be faithfull in all things.

I have said.

D.         I prayed, and gave thanks hartily to God for his mercies, and graces, and so rose up.

D.         Then he said write, M. 49. under V. 43. under R.35. 1. and 47. under {F.R.I./9.33.42}

This shal lead thee to my name, he that sent me be amongst you. D. Amen, Amen, Amen.

D.         Note in Tabula Collecta, (which I first gathered of the 49 good Angels) I took the third letters out of the names, it is to wit, out of the 49th name, and th...... 47. 9. 33. 42. which agreed very well with the letters, but the five and thirtieth name did not yield R. in his third letter. Therefore I am ..... in the .....

 

Monday after supper 1583. Junii 3.

D.         After supper, as we were together in my study, and attending somewhat the return of the good messager spiritual, and said that he promised to come again suddenly, he appeared and answered.

Mur. ......          So I am, write 7. 30. 25. 44. 37. 35. 46.

To the first S. to the second O. the third L. the fourth G. the fifth A, the sixth R, the 7th S.

D.         That maketh SOLGARS.

Mur.......           Add the first, and last number together, it maketh 53. let that be the Centre to the rest.

D.         To be put to the Center of the Steptagonum.[8]

Mur. .....           So. The ground hereof is to be found in the third Table in the first book: I mean in the third of the seven, the Table of B.B. &c, being the first.

My name is also to be found in the same Table.

Form this upon a plate of lead: It prevaileth as a cure against such infections.  My promise is done.

D.         How is this to be used?

Mur.......           Use it upon the body molested, adding the letters of her name in a small Circle on the back half, not the letters in their forms expressed; but the number of such letters.

D.         We know not how to number her name in our letters.

Mur. ......          Take them out of the second Table (any Table also of the seventh will serve) so that thou take the numbers as thou findest them placed with the letters.[9]

D.         How is this to be used about her body?

Mur. ......          As by discretion shall be thought best: It prevaileth sufficiently, so it be done, but thus far I teach thee, and this, as concerning nature.

The health of him which sent me be amongst you. Amen.

D.         Gloria & gratiarum actio perennis sit Deo nostro omnipotenti uni & Trino, Amen.

Isabel Lister, the back part of the Lamin. / The forepart of the Lamin.

 

 

Wednesday a Meridie circa 2d. 1583.[10]

D.         E.K. Had been ever since nine of the Clock in the morning in a marvellous great disquietnesse of minde, fury, and rage, by reason his brother Thomas had brought him news that [p. 6] a Commission was out to attache, and apprehend him as a fellow for coyning of money. Secondly, that his wife was gone from Mistresse Freemans house at Blokley, and how Mr. Husey had reported him to be a cosener, and had used very bitter and grievous reports of him now of late; and that his wife was at home with her mother at Chipping Norton, whereupon, I considering his great disorder and incumbrance toward him externally, and his greater offending of God with his furious impatience internally; and remembring the whole premises of God his service to be performed by us two (if we would be dutifull servants to his Divine Majesty) I was touched with a great pang of Compassion, both that any Christian should use such speeches as he used, or be of so revenging a minde and intent as he shewed himself to be: and also in respect of mine own credit to be brought in doubt, for embracing the company of such an one, a disorderly person: And thirdly, that the good service of God might hereby be taken from our two executing, to our great danger, both in body and soul: Therefore to do my duty as a man resolute (upon our uniting for Gods service) to do for him as for my self: I made God my refuge for comfort, counsel, and help in this great affliction, and crosse of temptation.

Whereupon after my vehement and humble prayers for the foresaid purpose, this voyce was heard of E.K.

I had (upon some reasonable respect) set the shew-stone with the mystery in it, on the Table by E.K. also.

A voyce. …… Let the daughters of light

Take up their garments, let them open the windows of their secret Chambers, for the voyce of man hath said.

Oh, shew thy self to be a God; yea, perform that which thou hast already promised gather your vestures together, for those that are sick have need of help, you are the children of pitty, and in the loins of compassion do you dwell: For I have said, you are. And I have said, my Determination shall not fail, although with the sons of men my Determinations may be undetermined.[11]

Come gather up your garments, for the Cankers are ripe, and the Biting-worm seeketh to gnaw into the Lily.[12]

He hath said, Let me prove them, for they are not just: Yea, let me touch them, for they are unrighteous, I have granted him power, but without prevailing, I have given him weapons, but they are not sharpned, his fingers shall defile, and yet not deface. For I have appointed him a night, and have prefixed an end thereunto, to the intent it may be known: That thus far I have stretched his mouth.

E.K.     I have heard a voyce about the shew-stone very great, as though men were beating down of mud walls.

The thumping, shuffing, and cluttering is such.

A voice. ......    Arise, I say, for I will be revenged against the scorning of those; yea, of those that are sucklings.

D.         After a great silence and pause, appeared one on the Table (without the skirts of the silke sarcenet) like a woman having on a red kircle and above that a white garment like an Irish Mantle, on her head a round thing like a Garland, green and like a Coronet under the Garland, but not perfectly to be discerned; on her breast a precious Stone of white colour, and on her back another precious Stone; both which Stones were set upon a Crosse, in the very center of the Crosse.

D.         Your external apparel (you Daughter of Light) you perceive that we have somewhat noted: but by the power and mercy of the external Light, we trust and desire to understand somewhat of your internal vertue.

She said ......    What do you think I am a Jewellers wife by my apparel?

D.         We deen you to be the Messenger of him that hath for mankind purchased the Jewel of eternal Blisse, by the incomparable Jewel of his most precious Blood.

......      Will you have this too?[13]

D.         After a pretty while silence, I said, We expect the execution of the purpose for which you are sent.

She said ......    It is written that Pride was the first offence.

Githguleng knew not himself.

            Therefore he was ignorant.

E.K.     She is much fimbling about the Stone on her breast, and regarding it.

E.K.     Now She talketh with other whom I see not, her talke is very short and quick, but I cannot perceive what she saith.

She. ......          Read what I have said.

            I read the former words.

She. ......          You will grant me that Pride is the greatest sin.

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Pride was the cause he knew not himself.

Therefore Pride is the cause of Ignorance.

D.         The Argument is good.

She. ......          Ignorance was the nakednesse wherewithal you were first tormented, and the first Plague that fell unto man was the want of Science.

E.K.     Now she speaketh to other again who appeare not, and they seem to answer her again.

She. ......          The want of Science hindreth you from knowledge of your self.

E.K.     She looketh upon D and smileth. Now she speaketh to the unseen people again.

She. ......          Whosoever therefore knoweth not himself, is proud.

D.         God help us to know our selves for his Honour sake.

E.K.     She looketh upon D and smileth.

She. ......          You have time enough, therefore we may take leasure.

D.         [I made speed to write.]

E.K.     She talketh again with her invisible company.

She. ......          Pride is rewarded as sin, Ergo the first offender was damned. What say you Sir? [speaking to E.K.]

What difference is between your mind and Pride?

E.K.     Wherein am I proud?

She. ......          In the same wherein the Devil was first proud.

Who glorified the Devil?

E.K.     God.

D.         God glorified not the Devil, but before he became a Devil he was in glory.

She. ......         The abusing of his Glorification made him a Devil:[14] So the abusing of the goodnesse of God toward this man, may make him a Devil.

The works of the Spirit quicken; the doings of the Flesh lead unto destraction. Art thou offended to be called a Devil? Then extol not thy self above thy Election.

No man is elected by proper name, but according to the measure of his faith,[15] and this faith is lively and hath a quickning Spirit in it for ever. Indeed thou art ignorant, and therefore thou art sufficiently plagued: Why dost thou boast thy self and say, This I can do?

The Reeds Pipe, but it is long of the wind, and herein thou shewest that thou knowest not thy self, for that thou art proud; pray therefore that thou mayest have understanding, and cast away pride if thou wilt not be counted a Devil.

By true understanding you learn, first to know your selves what .you are: of whom you are, and to what end you are.

This understanding causeth no self-love, but a spiritual selfe-love.

This understanding teacheth no Blasphemy.

This understanding teacheh no fury.

It teacheth a man to be angry, but not wrathful.[16]

For we may be angry, and not offend. Wrath is to damnation.

Therefore considering that Damnation was the end of the first, which was Pride, and Ignorance, the punishment of the second (which is very loathsome.)

Pray unto God thou mayest avoid the first, and be unburdened of the second.

Consider by whom thou art counselled, and of whom the counsel is: with us there is no cause of offence; neither is the counsel given with a weak mouth.

Wilt thou be well rewarded? Why studiest thou not to do well? Wouldst thou be one of the chosen? stand stiff and be contented with all temptations.

Is God a God of Justice?

E.K.     It is true.

            Be thou therefore a just servant.

            No man inheriteth the Kingdom of Eternity, without he conquer in this World.

            No man can challenge justly a reward, without he be a Conquerour, or do the workes of Justice.

            Doth the Devil perswade thee? Arme thy selfe against him.

            Doth the World not like of thee? It isw for two causes; either for that thou livest well and not as a worldling, or else because thy wickednesse is such as that the World wondreth at it. If thou be in the first Rejoyce, For blessed are those whom the World hateth; when they laugh at thy godlinesse, Be sorry and grieve thou at their sinfulnesse.

            If thou offend in the second flie hastily from the World: Tell the World that thou hast of hers, and let her be ashamed that thou knowest her.

            Is thy flesh stiff-necked? Fast and pray, it doth avoide temptation.

            Be sorry alwayes;[17] For in this World there is nothing to rejoyce at. For sin onely provoketh to sorrow, whether it be of thy self or of another.

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Be stiff against temptations, for whosoever is not armed as I am, shall be vexed with the weapons of his adversary.

My Garland is Godlinesse, my Brestplate is Humility, and upon my back I wear Patience.

These do I wear to the intent I might shew you what you should wear.

But as these things are placed in their crosses, so do the crosses alwayes follow them that wear them.

Art thou punished as an Apostle? Rejoyce; it is a happy crosse.

Art thou vexed as a Tyrant? thank God it is in this World. For blessed are those that are punished here, to the intent their sins may be forgotten hereafter.

I perswade to the contrary; Be humble, seek true wisdom, then are you truely fashioned according to your Maker, and shalt rest with us, with Halleluja in Heaven.

I have counselled, I have done my message thus far.

D.         Your counsel is perfectly good, and your message merciful. His name be praised and glorified that sent you, Amen.

As you were called hither, by the name of Daughter of Light: So this other day, there was one sent hither (of that blessed company) who was accounted a Daughter, and had six Sisters more: That Daughter her name was Madini [Madimi]; so of your name we are desirous to be informed, for distinction and instructions sake, in the trade of these mysteries.

She said. ......   It is good to know my name; to see whether it agree with my Doctrine.

E.K.     What can you (for all your exhortation) accuse me of?

Indeed I thank you very heartily for your exhortation and good Counsel; but how unjustly I am misused at Huseys hand, and so provoked to this extream affliction of mind and sundry unseemly speeches, be you Judge between Husey and me.

She said, Whosoever hath committed sin and is not reconciled, shall have the reward of a sinner. There is a double Reconciliation, the one is with God, the other with the Conscience. But this man is not reconciled in Conscience (repenteth not his wickednesse) thereby it followeth he cannot be reconciled with God: Ergo he must be rewarded as he is. The reward of sin is to be absent, or rather to be banished in this world from the society of God and his Angels.

So it falleth out to Regions and Countries, Cities, Kings and Subjects, Authorities and their Officers, when (I say) they are estranged with absence of their appointed and good keepers.

Therefore it proved that the Devil is most with him, and nearest with him.

Whom the Devil is a Lord of, he useth as his servants, and where his service may be greatest done, there is he most alledged. His subtilties are principal and great: And by these reasons I prove that Husey is easily to be infected, either with envy, malice, slander, or dishonour of Gods word.

This is one of those assaults that is promised should assault you.

            Who is to be blamed, he that consenteth, or he in whom the procurement is? Thos didst consent and chose him for a companion. Be not therefore angry at his malice; for the fire that is, thou hast brought in with thine own hands.

To measure the Enemy his industry is impossible to look into, his subtiltie is more incredible.

The Reward of good life if great: But the filthiness that sin carryeth with it in this World, and leadeth with it into the World to come, is most horrible.

Is it not said, That a skirmish shall be (and that great) but you shall be Conquerours? It is written, It is true and shall be never overthrown; so mighty is his strength that hath armed himself with it.

In the Serpents belly, there is nothing clean: neither with unhonest persons (ungodly I mean) is there any pure society: Light agreet not with Darkness, nor vertue with vice, therefore be you of one, and in one, that you may agree and have the reward of one.

Behold it is said, I will part bounds between the just and the unjust, I will suffer the Enemy to sowe discord to the intent that those that are my people may be separated and have a dwelling by themselves.

Peruse Scripture, it is alwayes seen that the Spirit of God forceth Satan in spight of his head to separate the evil from the good by discord, and herein the Devil worketh against himself.

We good Angels keep secret the Mysteries of God; things that are to come we alwayes keep close with this exception, The form of our Commandment.

Truth it si that a Commission is granted not onely to enquire of thee, but also to attach thee, and that by the Council.

If he go down he shall be attached, therefore tempt not God.

D.         But if he tarry here and his being here so known as it is, it is likely that he shall be attached here to my no small grief or disgrace. What is your counsel herein?

She said. ......   It is written misery shall not enter the doors of him whom the Highest hath magnified: DIXIT, & DICO, & DICTUM SIT. The world shall never prevaile against you.

D.         In respect of the Book, the Scrowl, and the Powder to be communicated, What is your [p. 9] judgement or mind, seeing when he was coming from Islington with them, he was threatned to be pulled in pieces if he came with them to me?

......      All that is spoken of, is in very deed, vanity. The book may be used to a good purpose. They were wicked ones. But as these things are the least part of this action, so are they not much to be looked after.

D.         As concerning the Powder (I beseech you) what is your knowledge of it?

……    It is a Branch of Natures life.

It is appointed for a time, and to a purpose.

D.         As concerning the earthes of the Eleven places being with expedition ...... What is now to be done with them?

......      It was a foresight of God, if they had been there now they had utterly perished.

D.         O Jesus, that is a marvellous thing.

......      Helas, that is nothing.

D.         By nature they could not have perished in so short time.

......      I have said.

E.K.     Tell us your name:

......      If you remember my counsel, I will tell you my name.

E.K.     Your counsel was by piece-meale told me, that I cannot remember it but in general.

......      You do, and have, and I am almost HATH.

D.         I understand you to be ATH, in sigillo Emeth.

ATH.   So am I in the number of Gods Elect.

D.         Shall not I make meanes to Mr. Richard Young, as one of the higher Commissioners to do my companion here some good?

ATH. ......        Trouble your self when you need.

E.K.     She spake this somewhat sharply.

Get your friends to signifie down good report of you.

Come not there in many years.

D.         As concerning my writing of the holy Book, how shall I do, by reason of the perfect writing it in the Due Characters? seeing many words are written so, as the pronunciation and the Orthographie do hardly seem to agree?

ATH. ......        You shall have a School-master sufficient to read unto you.

D.         Where shall I begin?

ATH. ......        Let him lead you to that, who is within you.

D.         As concerning Isabel Lister who is vext of a wicked spirit, how well have I executed that which was prescribed me; or how well doth it work?

ATH. ......        Friend, It is not of my charge.

Remember the true path that leadeth unto true honour, where there sitteth a True and Just GOD, who grant you his Direction and establishment of perfecy life.

D.         Amen, Amen, Amen.

E.K.     She is gone.

 

Junii 9. a Meridie hora 5.

D.         Very long I prayed in my Oratory and at my Deske to have answer or resolutions of divers doubts which I had noted in a paper, and which doubts I read over distinctly, they concerned the preparation of things about the Table of practice, and other things above my Lamin and Stone; but answer came none, neither in the Stone did any thing appear; not the Golden Curtain, but the Stone was of his natural Diaphanitie. But I held on in pitiful manner to request some advertisement, if for any our trespasses or offences this unlooked for alteration from former dealing had hapned, &c.

At length a voice came from behind E.K. over his head, and said thus:

A voyce. ......   The judgements of our God are most profound and hard in the understanding of man.

There is silence above, let there therefore be patience amongst you. I have said.

D.         Upon this answer I began to discourse of divers causes of this silence, and divers manners of silences; and in the end I became in a great and sorrowfull heavinesse, and fear of the wrath, or displeasure of God; conceived for some, our misbehaviour towards him since our last dealing whereupon I prayed long at my Desk, standing for mercy, comfort, counsel, and some exposition of the former sentence. After a long time thus passing there appeared one in the very top of the frame of the shew-stone, much like Michael.

Who said, ….   Write, for I must be gone.

Silence there is in heaven, for the Governours of the earth are now before the Lord, the doings of their seats are now disclosed, everything is NOTED. For that God will be righteous in all his doings.

There is not this day any one that governeth the people upon earth, but his government [p. 10] is disclosed, and his government is set open, and his faults revealed.

They without number cry, Lord, let thy vengeance come.

The earth sayeth. Be it so.

Sathan is before the Lord: He hath garnished himself with Garlands as a Conquerour, and what he saith is wonderfull.

Therefore shall the Lord open his mouth, and curse the earth, and all living creatures, For Iniquity hath gotten the upper hand: Publickly the States of mankinde in the World are condemned.

We are all silent and ready with our Viols to powre the wrath of God upon them, when he saith, BE IT SO.

Therefore be you patient. For, our patience in an universal silence.

We look for the mouth of Justice: But LO: The Lord saith unto the Lord, lift up thy eyes (O God.) Behold, the Dignity of thy workmanship, yet suffer for awhile.

I have a people that will forsake their cruelty, and put off their Garments that stink of abomination, in whom thy name shall be magnified, and our glory in heaven more exalted.

But as thou wilt, so be it.

Behold, I speak in body, because I tremble, as at the force of thy great indignation: Notwithstanding, we will what thou wilt.

If therefore these wonders be so great in heaven, wonder thou not at our silence: Therefore be patient, and say unto the earth? Why groanest thou so hard, or why is thy body so rotten: Hast not thou justly deserved these things for thy iniquity?

I say, if you be partakers of these secrets, how much more shall you be partakers of that sweetnesse, which is the eternal dew, and very bread it self of life?

SO.

E.K.     He is gone.

D.         I prayed a pretty while after with thanksgiving, &c.

Soli Deo nostro omnis laus, potestas, & gloria in seculorum sęcula, Amen.

 

Junii 14, 1583. Friday, a meridie, Hora 4 ½.

D.         The golden vayl, or curtain appeared, covering the whole stone, whereas all other vayls and curtains before did use to cover but the more part, or those things which were the standing implements of the action for that time.

This appeared as soon as he looked into the stone.

I made long, and often prayers of thanks-giving, calling for grace, mercy, and wisdom: with such particular instructions as I had written down the doubts requiring light, or resolution in them, &c.

At length appeared a woman like a maid in a red Peticote, and with a red silk upper bodies, her hair rould about like a Scottish woman, the same being yellow: she stood aside from the green Sarcenet belonging to the stone, and she said ...... God speed my friends.

D.         A good greeting to wish us freed by him, Amen.

E.K.     I never saw this woman before.

......      It may be you have seen me, but my apparel may alter my fashion.

E.K.     She seemeth to go in a great path before her very speedily.

D.         I pray you, whither make you such a speedy journey.

……    I am going home, I have been from home this seven-night.

D.         Distance of place cannot protract time in your journey homeward.

……    Jesu, now he will be angry with me, as he was with his maid. D. Every Action not yet effected, whether is it at home, or from home?

D.         God grant you then to make speed homeward, and to your home, and all we to the home where the highest may be well pleased.

......      So, so, you talk too wisely for me.

D.         God make me to talk wisely indeed, and God take all vanity from my heart.

......      You may think me a vain huswife to be going thus long: But by me you may perceive how vain all worldly wisdom is. I am in a better case then many are, for though I be from home, yet am I going home, some there be that neither have home, neither can go home.

E.K.     Now cometh a goodly tall aged man all in black, with a Hat on his head, he hath a long gray beard forked, he saith to the Mad, thus:

Old man. …… Whither go you maid?

Maid. ……      Belike Sir, you may be some kyn unto these men, for they are also desirous to know whither I do go.

Old man. …… Me thinks I should have known you before?

Maid. ……      If you knew me before, you may the easier know me now.

[p. 11]

[Old man]         Where have you been? and if thy gravity were as good as thy ancient dissembling, I would tell thee.

Old man. ......   These words be very large, what is the cause thou wilt not be acquainted with me? (I never did thee harm) and I have desired to be acquainted with thee a long time.

Maid. ......        With counterfeit gravity I will never be acquainted, neither thy age, and thy fame, nor thy hairs, nor the sobernesse of thy countenance can move me to any acquaintance for that thou never delightedst in true wisdome.

Old man. ......   Then go your way like an Harlot.

Maid. ......        If wicked words do prove an Harlot, then thou hast judged thy self.

E.K.     Now she goeth on forward, and the old man is gone out of sight.

There appeareth now a young man, sitting on the side of a Ditch, and to him she said,

Maid. ......        What aileth you to weep?

Young man. ......           I weep for thy discourtesie.

Maid. ......        Thou canst not move my conscience: No, (I say) thou canst not move me to pitty.

E.K.     She licketh his tears, and saith,

Maid. ......        Every thing else hath some saltneees, but here is none.

Young man. ......           Oh, I pray thee, do something for me.

Maid. ......        Oh, to qualifie these tears, is no other then to dry rotten Hemp with a mighty fire.

Young man. ......           I will see thee hang'd before I will weep any more.

Maid. ......        Every thing commonly teacheth of it self.

E.K.     The young man went away stamping, and angry, and now she is come where a multitude of young Children are, there is much meat on a Table, and the Children being not high enough to reach it, pull'd the maid by the Cloaths, and pointed to the meat; she goeth round about the Table there is but one dish uncovered, and that seemeth to be like dew, she putteth her fingers into the Duh, and letteth the Children lick, and they fall down dead.

Maid. ......        Blame Justice and not me, for if the Children had ever tasted of this meat before they might have continued.

E.K.     Now she meeteth a thin visag'd man very feeble, who staggered on his staffe, and he said,

Feeble. ......      Help me for Gods sake.

Maid. ......        I will do my best.

E.K.     As she came toward the man, the man fell down; She heaveth him up, and again he falleth down, and she listeth at him still.

Maid. ......        Good will forms, but the matter is not sufficient: This is long of thy self.

Feeble. ……    Oh, I say, help me.

Maid. ……      It is too late to help thee, I came this way many times before, and thou never soughtest help at my hands. It is written, he that desireth not help, till he be helplesse, he shall be voide of the benefit of an helper.

E.K.     The feeble man goeth away, and she departeth from him: Now she cometh towards a man going up an hill, who had torn all his Cloaths off with brambles and bryars. There stand a great many of Mawmets, little ugly fellows at the top of the hill, who threw stones against him, and lo force this climing man (or goer up the hill) to tumble down again to the foot of the hill. The skin doth seem to be off his hands and his feet, and they very raw, with, his excessive travail with hands and feet up that hill; Now there appear men eating meat below at the foot of the hill, who offered him meat to eat; But he laboureth up the hill again, one of these men said, come let me bind up thy feet.

The Clymer. ……        Unto him that hath no wearinesse, there belongeth no sorrow.

E.K.     She standeth and vieweth him.

[p. 12]

The Clymer. ......          I pray you help me.

Maid. ......        It is impossible for thee to get up here.

Clymer. ......     Of my self it is. I will never be of the minde. It is impossible.

Maid. ......        Come on, I will do the best I can.

E.K.     She leadeth him over stones, and rocks.

Maid. ......        Thou wilt be knock ed in pieces, ere thou come to the top.

Clymer. ......     Do you your good will, I feel no harm.

E.K.     Now she leadeth him in a place, where Springs, Quick-mires, and Bogs are.

Maid. ......        Surely thou art best to go down, for thou wilt be drowned.

Clymer. ......     I pray you help, I will go as long as I may.

E.K.     He goeth forward, and sinketh almost to the throat.

Maid. ......        It is deeper on the further side, thou wert best to go down again.

Clymer. ......     I feel the ground hard under my feet: I will not yet despair.

E.K.     Now he cometh out of those deep places, and he seemeth to come to a place like the bottom of a hedge, where stand stiffe thorns, piked upward, very sharp.

Now come two, or three handsome fellows, and said, Alas, let him tarry here and drink, we will lead him up another way to morrow.

Maid. ......        Farewell.

Clymer. ......     I pray leave me not so, let me go with you.

Maid. ......        I must needs be gone, I cannot tarry for thee.

Clymer. ......     I am yet neither hungry nor thirsty, and feel no wearinesse. Why therefore should I stay.

E.K.     He goeth, as though the thorns prickt him, and grindeth his teeth for pain.

Now they are come to a fair place, and then she said to one.

Maid. ......        Fetch meat and drink and cloaths, and cure his wounds: For unto thee belongeth the felicity of this place: For neither from the highest to the lowest is there any whom I pitty, but such as this is.

Clymber. ......   I know not how I shall use these things.

Maid. ......        The true Heirs have alwayes discretion.

To thee it belongeth, and for thee it is prepared.

Use it therefore without offence as thine own.

E.K.     Now both he and she go into a Castle, and the doors are shut after them, and she cometh out again.

Maid. ……      This is written for your understanding: Let therefore your eyes be opened , and be not blinde. Neither forget what here hath been opened.

D.         We perceive that Felicitas via arduę est, multis obsita difficultatibus & periculis; sed constantia & patientia per venitur ad Fœlicitatis arcem, which we beseech the Almighty God to grant unto us.

Maid. ......        Well, I will be going till you have supped: And then I will tell you more of my minde. It will be yet six, or seven weeks jouney before I can get home.

D.         Sit benedictus Deus noster nunc & semper, Amen.

 

After Supper we staid awhile, being come to the place, and though nothing was seen, or heard yet I spake assuring my self of the presence of the foresaid maid, though as yet to us insensible.

D.         We would gladly know thy name.

Maid. ......        My name is Galuah, in your language I am called Finis.

E.K.     She suddenly appeared as she spake this.

D.         That [Finis] is Latin. Gal. ...... I.

D.         You are one of those that are called filię lucis, or filię filiarum. Gal. ... No.

D.         You will not be offended, if I propound a doubt somewhat impertinent to our matter in hand, yet of importance for us to hear your judgement in the same. Tritemius, sayeth that never any good Angel was read of to have appeared forma muliebri. I pray you to give us an answer to this so great a Clark, his words, which are to be read in his little book, Octo Quęstionum Maximiliani Cęsaris. ….. There Quęstione Sexta. Sancta autem Angeli, quoniam affectione nunquam variantur semper apparent in forma virili. Nusquam enim legimus scriptum quod bonus spiritus in forma sit visus muliebri, aut bestię cujuscunque, sed semper in specie virili.

[p. 13]

Gal. ......           You think then I have some understanding.

D.         Yea, God knoweth, I do.

Gal. ......           First it is evident that the Spirits of God are incomprehensible to those that are their inferiours: For the higher order is incomparable unto God, And by degrees, those that are their inferiours are also incomparable unto them. It followeth therefore, that in respect of that degree in Angels things are incomprehensible.

Angels (I say) of themselves; neither are man nor woman; Therefore they do take formes not according to any proportion in imagination, but according to the discreet and appliable will both of him, and of the thing wherein they are Administrators: For we all are Spirits ministring the will of God; and unto whom? unto every thing within the compasse of Nature: onely to his glory and the use of man. It followeth, Therefore, considering that we minister not of our selves that we should minister in that unsearchable form within the which our executions are limited: But if Tritemius[18] can say, That woman also hath not the Spirit of God, being formed and fashioned of the self same matter, notwithstanding in a contrary proportion by a degree; If Tritemius can separate the dignity of the Soul of woman from the excellency of man but according to the form of the matter, then might his Argument be good: But because that in man and woman there is proportion, preparation, of sanctification in eternity; Therefore may those that are the eternal Ministers of God in proportion to Sanctification take unto them the bodies of them both. I mean in respect of the Form; For as in both you read Homo, so in both you find one and the self same dignity in internal matter all one. But Tritemius spake in respect of the filthinesse (which indeed if no filthinesse) wherewith all women are stained; and by reason from the natural Philosophers: as a man tasting more of nature indeed then of him which is the Workman or a supernatural Master. He (I say) concluded his natural invention. In respect of my self, I answer Tritemius thus: I am Finis, I am a beam of that Wisdom which is the end of mans excellency.

Those also that are called Filię and Filię filiarum are all comprehended in me, and do attend upon True Wisdom; which if Tritemius mark, he shall perceive that true Wisdom is alwayes painted with a womans garment; For than the pureness of a Virgin, Nothing is more commendable.

God in his judgement knoweth how Tritemius is rewarded.

If you think these arguments be not sufficient, the one in respect of the first ground, and the other in respect of the measure of my name, I will yet alledge greater.

D.         These Arguments do satisfie me: But to have wherewith to stop the mouths of others who might use Cavillation upon such matters, it were somewhat needful to have heard your judgement: Whereas indeed our own affairs in hand are rather to be followed at this present, and of greater Argumcnts or Instructions in this matter I trust hereafter to have understanding: But as now I chiefly regard our Action in hand.

Gal. ......           Begin the Book next Tuesday.

My self will be thy Director; And as my name is, so I will lead unto the end. All other things use, according to thy judgment and proportion of his Spirit that guideth you.

Gal. ......           I my self will be the finger to direct thee.

D.

Gal. ......           The finger of God stretcheth over many mountains.

His Spirit comforteth the weaknesse of many places.

No sense is unfurnished where his light remaineth

For understand what I am, and it is a sufficient answer.

D.         At the beginning to write the Book, shall I require your instlructions?

Gal. ......           Do so.

The Mountains of the World shall lie flat; But the Spirit of God shall never be confounded.

E.K.     She sitteth on a rock, and hath done ever since supper.

Gal.      Ah Sirra I was a weary.

D.         As concerning the Polonish Lord Albertus Lascy whom we are certified to be of God elected to govern him a people, whom we are willed to love and honour, What have you to say of him? &c.

Gal. ......           Ask me these things to morrow.

E.K.     She smileth and casteth a light from her.

Gal. ......           I smile because I speak of to morrow; yea I seem to smile.

D.         As concerning Isabel Lister, I pray in what case is she? in respect of the wicked spirit which long hath molested her?

Gal. ......           Believe, For that it the chiefest:

What is spoken by us we give but our consent to.

For he that speaketh in us is to be asked no such question.

For when he saith, it is measured.

As it was said before; The Hills and Mountains of the World may be made plain, but the Spirit of God never confoundeth.

D.         He that is the end of all things, and the end of ends (unto whom all honour praise and [p. 14] thanksgiving is due) blesse us, endue us with his graces, and abundantly power forth his mercy upon us.

Gal. ……         Understand my name particularly, and not generally.

I speak it to avoid errour.

Persevere to the end.

D.         Qui perseveraverit fidelis (Deo nostro) usque ad finem hic salvus erit: which faithfulnesse with all constancy and patience the Blessed and Almighty Trinity grant and confirm unto us for the glory and honour of his Name, Amen.

E.K.     She is gone with a brightnesse.

 

1583, Junii 15. Saturday afternoon, hora 6.

D.         After that the noble Albertus Laskie had been with me, and was new gone to London, I used some discourse by prayer to God, and afterward protestation to Galuah in respect of her willing me to ask certain matters again this day which .... yesterday were not answered: But very long it was, above half an hour, before any thing appeared, more then the Golden Curtain all over the Shew ....

At length appeared divers confused forms of divers Creatures, and then, by and by, vanished away.

D.         I prayed to God to banish all confusion from us and our actions, and to send us lucem & veritatem, per unum & propter unum, & constantiam rerum ....

Then appeared he by whom (before) we were called Il, and seemed to scorn at E.K.

E.K.     Here appeareth Il, and he seemeth to mock me.

Il. ......  That is a gird to you Sir for your fishing.

D.         E.K. had spent all that afternoon (almost) in anglish, when I was very desirous to have have his company and helping hand in this Action.

D.         Shortly after this appeared Galuah and to be in a field closed round about with a hedge.

Gal.      Here is no way out.

Il.         Come I will do somewhat for you; It is a strange thing that wisdom cannot find a way through a hedge.

E.K.     This Il pulleth down the hedge.

Gal. ......           Go thy way, thou hast done but thy duty.

Il. ......  Farewell Dee, Farewell Kelly.

E.K.     He is gone.

Gal. ......           Those that taste of everlasting Bankets, farewell, and desire the same to others.

E.K.     Now she is come to a great Castle-gate, all of stone, with a draw-bridge before it. There is like a greyhound graven or cut in the Stone over the Gate.

Gal. ......           It is very late, I will look if I can have my entertainment here.             1583.

E.K.     She is gone in.

D.         After a while she came out again.

Gal. ......           Bee it spoken.

Cursed, despised, and damned be this place.[19]

Gal. ......           And why? Because they have puffed up their flesh, follow their own imaginations, wallowing in their filthinesse, as Swine that tumble in mire.

Behold it is too late with this people, I can get no lodging. O ye my feet, be a witnesse against them, let the windes move the dust to report their unkindnesse.

E K.     Now she goeth along a great Way, like a common high-way; and the light of the Air about her seemed somewhat dark like Evening or Twilight.

Gal. ......           Yea though you have too much light, I have too little.

            I did but over-hear you, when you saw me not.

D.         [Note. I had spoken of too much light coming from the west window of my Study toward the Table, where the Shew-stone stood, when we began now to attend her coming, and thereupon she spoke this.]

E.K.     Her own garments cast a light.

E.K.    Now she cometh amongst a company of men having gowns furred with white, and some of them having Velvet Caps, and some Hats.

            One of them said to her, What art thou?

Gal. ......           I now not what I am my self.

            Will you buy any pretious Stones of me?

[p. 15]

E.K.     She taketh out of her bosome a great many of precious stones uncut, or unpolished.

E.K.     These men look on them.

Gal. ......           Truely, they are pure and good.

E.K.     They say also, Surely they seem to be good ,delivering them from one to another.

E.K.     There appear two fat men, who said, let us first get money before we buy such trifles: besides that, they have not their perfect form.

Gal. ......           I pray you, buy one of them of me.

Will you buy none neither?

E.K.     She speaketh that to them, who first praised the stones.

......      Tush, I pray thee go about thy business, dost thou not perceive how they are found fault withall?

Gal. ......           Tush, Tush, they be not cut for your fashion.

Be it said.

......[20]    Their senses are glutted with transitory vanities.

Gal. ......           Let them, (therefore) perish vainly, because they are transitory.

E.K.     Now she cometh where she must clamber up a wall, having steps in it of ragged stones; There is a fair building beyond it. There go many up those steps: and when they are almost at the top, there meeteth them some, who take them by the hand, and help them up and over into the place. Then one of them that stood at the top of the wall (who had a furred Gown) and helping of men up, said to her; Come away woman, wilt thou come up?

E.K.     She saith nothing to him, but standeth still, and looketh away from him.

E.K.     Again, that man said to her, come away wilt thou come up?

Gal. ......           Unhappy are those whom thou helpest: And whose breath hath infected many, your hands are too bloody, for me to come anigh you.

E.K.     Now come handsome women to the wall, and some said, good sister, I pray you come away.

Gal. ......           Your voluptuous father knoweth me not, for his daughter, I deny yo.....

E.K.     Now come two, or three brave fellows with Rapiers by their sides, and having hatts without bands, and their hosen pinned up, and with no garters; these help up people that come, and one of them said: Tarry a little, woman, and I will help thee shortly.

Gal. ......           Fy upon you: your cloaths are infected with abominations of your Chamber, I will tarry time.

E.K.     Now cometh a big stout man to the top of the wall, and a boy with a Crown on his head. He seemeth to be about 18 years old.

......      So it is, and please your Majesty: therefore let this way be razed.

E.K.     He spake to the young King upon former talk between them which I heard not.

......      Be it done.

E.K.     The will quaketh and falleth down: And some of the jolly fellowes, which were on the wall before, fell down, and other fellowes came and digged a great hole, or breach in the wall.

Gal. ......           Thanks be to God: Now, here is entrance enough.

E.K.     She goeth in.

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The young man, or striplin (with the Crown on his head) and the other big man embraceth her: His Crown is a Triple Crown; or three Crowns one upon another. He hath a little thing in his hand, which he holdeth close, and over-gripeth, so that it cannot be discerned.

......      Though thou hast travelled as a woman, thou shalt now he known to be a man.

E.K.     He spake to Galvah. They embrace each other. They fetch cloaths for her, and put upon her a black Gown, a mans Gown, as the Gown of a Counseller.

She kneeleth down like a man in form, her head and all.

E.K.     Then the young King spake to her, saying,

......      What this Rod may do, work.

E.K.     He giveth the transformed man a Rod; one half being bloud, and the other half white, the partition of these two being long-wise.

Quę justa sunt faciet & meas mensurabit virtutes.

For untill it was appointed, I sought it not.

Let us cleanse the Court, and examine the multitude;

For errour is alwayes covered in many.

Cursed are those that are judged by a multitude.

E.K.     All they that fell off the wall, and they that would have helped her up, they come in bound hand and foot.

......      Root them out, O King, pitty no such persons, for those be these that never had mercy on themselves.

E.K.     Now cometh a woman out, having a Crown on her head: she hath a long visage.

The big man. ......          Nay, let her drink as she hath deserved.

E.K.     The transformed man layeth down the Rod before him, and beginneth to weep; and said, Let it not be said, but I pitty the anointed.

The big man. ......          Let her die, for she hath deserved death.

E.K.     Other men about her lay hand on her, and pluck the Crown off her head.

The transformed man taketh up his Rod, and layeth upon the top, or Crown of that womans head.

E.K.     The young King sayeth unto her, What wilt thou?

The woman. ......          If it please you, pardon for my life and dignity.

E.K.   The bigge man, and the young King talk together aside, the woman holdeth her hands abroad, and knocks her breast? And a great company of them about her are hewed in pieces, by tormenters armed.

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A voyce out of the stone. ......   Adjuvabo.

E.K.     The King and the bigge man come in again.

E.K.     The King said to the transformed man, Be it as thou wilt, Be you two joyned together. For I wish you both well.

E,K.     The woman boweth down with obeysance, and thanketh them.

E,K.     The bigge man taketh the King by the hand, and the transformed man taketh the woman by the hands, and putteth her hands to the hands of the King, and the bigge man, they take each other by the hand, and kisse her.

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E.K.     All is now on the sudden vanished away, and the transformed man is returned again to her womans shape, and she said.

Gal. ......           Now I will go with you, Sir, your journey.

E.K.     She speaketh to you D.

To D. .... I will lead you, if you will follow me up.

But you must have broken shinns.

D.         By Gods grace, and with his help I will follow you, and in respect of my shinns breaking, the joy of the consequent effect will utterly take away the grief of the shinns breaking.

Gal. ......           And to you Sir, you were best to hunt and fish after Verity.

[D.       She spake so to E.K. because he spent too much time in Fishing and Angling.]

Gal. ......           Whom thou sawest here shall govern over 21 Kingdoms.

D.         If there be no mystery in that speech, the Conquest must be great, and the trouble great and strange.

E.K.     She goeth on her way along a lane.

D.         We know not who should be that King so shewed.

Gal. ......           Sure thy demands are fully answered.

Consider thou what thou seekest,

And of whom thou seekest,

And by whose help.

Then look to that which is declared.

I will follow my office, for in those things wherein thou art inquisitive I have shewed the End.

D.         Truely the occasion of my present asking you some questions, arose upon matter concerning this Noble Polonian, of whom you bad us yesterday ask as this day.

Gal. ......           Vanity hangeth not at mine Elbow.

Believest thou that already spoken? spoken (I say) of him?

D.         Yea forsooth, I do believe it.

Gal. ......           I say unto thee, His name is in the Book of Life: The Sun shall not passe his course before he be a King.[21] His Counsel shall breed Alteration of this State; yea of the whole World.

What wouldst thou know of him?

D.         If his Kingdom shall be of Poland, or what Land else.

Gal. ......           Of two Kingdoms.

D.         Which I beseech you?

Gal. ......           The one thou hast repeated, and the other he seeketh as right.

D.         God grant him sufficient direction to do all things so, as may please the Highest in his calling.

Gal.. ......          He shall want no direction in any thing he desireth.

D.         As concerning the troubles of August next, and the dangers then, What is the best for him to do? to be going home before, or to tarry here?

Gal. ......           Whom God hath armed, No man can prevaile against.

D.         In respect of my own state with the Prince, I pray how much hath he prevailed to win me due credit: and in what case standeth my sute, or how am I to use my self therein?

Gal. ......          I have told you that at large even now, and if thou look into those things that are now told, and are now done.

D.         Concerning Charles Sled, his nose gushing with blood twice yesternight and this morning upon my charitable instructions giving him to vertue and godlinesse.

Gal. ......           I know him not: nor any name hath he with us.

D.         Meaneth he well towards me?

Gal. ......           Whatsoever a wicked man meaneth it is not well; but in that sense it is demanded he meaneth well.

            The evil spirit that possesseth him was cast out of him, even at his nose, at the presence of those that were present with thee.

D.

Gal. ......           Believe me we know not his name; Trouble me no more with him.

D.         O Lord, though men be fraile, faulty, and filthy, yet thy mercies are most praiseworthy (among all generations) of all thy doings.

Gal. ......           Hold thy peace, we are now to execute the Justice of God.

D.         I spake a great while of the mercies of God and his Justice, and gave thanks for our Calling and Election into this blessed state.

Gal. ......           I will take up my lodging for this night.

D.         God grant me worthy of such godly ghests, God grant me a dwelling with you where his name is sternally praised, glorified, and sanctified: To him all Creatures render thanks, honour, and glory. Amen.

......      Amen.

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D.         This voice out of the Stone being taken to be the voice of God, importeth as much as if God himself had sealed to that as his will and decree, That all Creatures should render thankes unto him and glory; fiant: Dignum & Justum est. Amen.

 

Tuesday Junii 18 An.1583. ante meridiem circa 9.

D.         I prayed first, and declared our attending this day the promise of God to be performed, &c.

Ga. ......            Are four hours yet to come? and I will be ready.

Are the works of wisdom secret, until I have ascended this Hill?

Is the Harvest ready when the Corn is ripe?

Are the Labourers ready when their Instruments are prepared?

I have said.

All wisdom is reckoned by the eternal Will; and until it be said, there is no action tollerable; When the Sun shineth I will appear amongst you; when it is said Come, lo I am ready. The dayes of your fathers were blessed; but the hour when this Book shall be written shall be sanctified, yea in the middest of intellectual understanding.

For herein is the Creation of Adam with his transgression. The Dignity and wisdom he had.

The Errour and horror wherein he was drowned, yea herein is the power spread of the highest working in all Creatures.

For as there is a particular Soal or fire inflaming unto every body (I mean reasonable) So there is an Universal fire and a general brightnesse giving light unto them, which is but One, and shineth through the whole, yea is measured equally unto every thing from the beginning.

The life of all things is here known:

The reward of death to those that are rewarded for life.

None are rewarded but according to their deserts: of the which there are two kinds.

1. These are rewarded with death for their wickednesse.

2. So are they rewarded with life for their constant living.

Amongst the Angels there may be errour, and sin may make them fall from the brightnesse of their glory.

But to the Soul of man (being once glorified) sin is utterly, yea most largely opposite: Neither shall that dignity ever be lost, stained, or defaced, that is obtained here with the workes of righteousnesse and true wisdom.

Whatsoever hath been from the beginning (since it was said in Divine Determination, Be it done) is here inclosed.

Therefore should this day be Hallowed and Sanctified before the Lord by you.

For if the Prophets, did worship this day of his ascension, much more ought you (which have tasted of the first, and shall now taste of the secrets of his Judgements) glorifie his coming: But with you Satan is busie; His bristles stand up, his feathers are cast abroad.

Therefore watch and pray; For those that go to Banquets put on their upper garments. Amongst you therefore is no sound belief; Neither do you consider the scope of this blessednessL But such is the greatnesse and excellency of his foreknowledge, that he suffereth the enemy to carry a burden, yea sometimes to preach upon a Stage: For it is said, He shall triumph unto the end, and place himself here as he would have done above: Neither shall he be thrust out of doors till the end be determined. Therefore watch and pray, and look about with diligence; for those things shall be opened unto you which have not been disclosed unto the Holy Ones.

Oh, how hard a thing it is for flesh to continue in the works of Justice!

Yea, oh how hard a thing it is for Wisdom to be acquainted with a hotchpot of filthinesse?

Cleanse your garments, Lift up your hearts, and rent your faults in pieces, that there may be one heart with one consent, and unto one end, unto him which is One and the End of all things: and to him for and in his truth, and for the greatnesse of his mercies: To whom be praise for ever.

D.         Amen.

E.K.     All the while she spake there came a bright beame from the Mystical Stone to the body of her, and at the end she mounted upward and disappeared.

D.         We set up the hour glasses to measure four hours justly after this answer and instructions.

 

Tuesday, After Dinner about one of the clock and ½ the hours expired, and we attended the mercy of the Highest.

D.         At a great gladsome shining of the Sun (whereas it had not shined but a little and inconstantly ever since his last words) one appeared on the corner of the green silk Sarcenet, by the Mystical Stone, She was like a woman as Galvah in face, but her apparel was a mans gown furred with foynes, or, as Gentlewomen do wear upon gowns.

D.         Upon the diversity of your apparel we are to ask whether you be Galvah or no? or have you also, as I have done, put on your Holiday-cloths?

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Gal. ......           FEAR GOD.

E.K.     She steppeth forward one step.

Gal. .....            My Garment is called HOXMARCH, which in your speech is called .....

D.         Initium sapientię est Timor Domino: we acknowledge it to be an old and a true Lesson, and also the first step of the path-way to felicity.

Gal. ......           What is fear?

D.         Fear is of two sorts: one is called filialis, the other servilis.

Gal. ......           Unto the Just all fear is joy; and therefore the beginning and entrance into quietnesse. True quietnesse and rest is wisdom; For the mind that knoweth hath the greatest rest and quietness. The Daughter of Dispaire unto the wicked is fear.

This fear is the first that accuseth unto damnation: But he that is perfectly wise, or hath tasted of wisdom, knoweth the End.

And his fear is of the thing that is done. This is the true fear of God; and when we fear sin, we do it because we hate it.

When we study to do good, it is a token of our fear, in that it is a token we fear him, whom we love and for whose honour we study to do well.

This is all that may be said of lively and unlively fear.

Towching the boke, it shall be called Logah: which in your Language signifieth Speache from GOD.

Write after this sort LOAGAETH: It is to be sownded Logah.

This word is of great signification, I meane in respect of the profowndnes thereof.

The first leafe (as you call it) is the last of the boke.

And, as the first leaf is a hotchpot without order, So it signifieth a disorder of the World, and is the speche of that Disorder or Prophesie.[22]

Write the boke (after your order) bakward: but alter not the forme of letters, I speak in respect of theyr places.

E.K.     Now a beame shooteth through him from the Stone and so through his head and out of his mouth, his face being from E.K. toward D.

......      Write the 49. You have but 48 already.

E.K. Said that Galvah her head is so bright fire, that it cannot be looked upon: The fore so sparkleth and glistreth as when an hot iron is smitten on an Anvil, & especially at the pronouncing of every word. It is to be noted also that upon the pronouncing of some words, the Beasts and also all Creatures of the World every one shewed themselves in their kind and form: But notably all Serpents, Dragons, Toads, and all ugly and

Write first in a paper apart

Loagaeth seg lovi brtne 20

Larzed dox ner habzilb adnor 24

Now Seas appear.

doncha Larb vors hirobra 21

exi vr zednip taiip chimvane 24

chermach lendix nor zandox. 23

hideous shapes of beasts; which all made most ugly countenances, in a manner assaulting E.K. but contrariwise coming to, and fawning upon Galvah. It is to be noted also that by degrees came a second beame, and a third beam of light into Galvah from the Stone, and all the three together appeared: the third participating of the other two.

The second beame came at the word Larb, pronounced; when also Frogs and Serpents appeared, &c. The third beame upon the word Exi pronounced. Note also, that the manner of the firy brightnesse was such, and the grisely countenances of the Monsters was so tedious and greivous and displeasant to E.K. that partly the very grief of his minde and body, and partly the suspecting the Creatures to be no good Creatures, neither such greivous sights necessary to be exhibited with the Mysteries delivered unto us, had in a manner forced him to leave off all: But I again with reasonable exhorting of him, and partly the providence and decree Divine, wrought some mitigating of his grief and disquieting.

Gal. ......           These are these seven.

D.         Blessed and praised for ever be He who is one and three: and whom mighty ministers or governours do incessantly glorifie.

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Gal. ......           Thy folly and weaknesse is great, God comfort thee.

[D.       He spoke to E.K. for his excessive disquietnesse and suspecting of the verity or goodnesse of Galvah.]

D.         Note. Now the beames were all retired into the stone; again likewise all the Creatures and Vermine or ugly Beasts are all gone. We were willed also divers times to pray. At sundry pangs of E.K. his grief and disquietnesse, sundry speeches were uttred by the spiritual Creature: among which these noted.

......      He that is angry cannot see well. From him that is perverse, God turneth his face.

            The hindrance of punishment, is the mercy of God, which imputeth not sin unto them whom he hath Chosen; Therefore be patient, and reconcile thy self to God.

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E.K.     I do it with all humility and sincerity of minde, and beseech God to help me with his grace; for of my self I cannot do so, yet I am Thomas Didymas, I will believe these things, when I see the fruits of them.

D.         He seemed yet again to doubt, whether this Creature and the rest, (partakers of this action) were soundly good, and void of all halting, or abusing us.

E K.     How can you perswade me that ye be no deluders?

Gall.     I wilt prove it by contrary.[23]

The servants of darknesse have their Garments stained: their mouths stinck of blasphemy, and lies, but our Garments are no such, neither do our lips speak any untruth: and therefore we are of God, for whosoever is of the truth, is of God.

Moreover, the Devil is known by his works: for the spirit of God controlleth them, the spirit of God agreeth with us, and useth no controlment againsr it, therefore it is not Daulesse.

In one thing thou mayest know us differing from Devils.

The wicked spirits alwayes abhor this word Mercy.

But it is the Doctrine that we preach in respect towards you, we are not now (then) evil.

But this way teacheth hardnesse, and is a stumbling block to the wicked: but the beauty of the Castle is not able to be expressed.

Happy are they, which are covered with the Pearls of Righteousnesse, and on whose head there is a Garland of godliness: For unto those belongeth to taste of the Fountain of true wisdom.

Is it not written of this book, that it teacheth nature in all degrees?

            The judgement hereof is Intellectual.

            And wash your feet, and follow me.

D.         Lord wash thou our feet, or else we shall not be clean.

Gall. ......          How thou art God knoweth: But comfort your selves in this.

That neither this Testimony can perish, neither unto you can remain any slavery: Quia vestra erit victoria, in him, and for him, to whom I leave you.

D.         What shall I do with these 21 words now received;

Gall. .....           There are onely the words of the first leaf.

D.         I pray, how shall I bestow them, or place them.

Gal. .....            In them is the Divinity of the Trinity.

The Mysterie of our Creation,

The age of many years.

And the conclusion of the World.

Of me they are honoured, but of me, not to be uttered: Neither did I disclose them me self: For, they are the beams of my understanding, and the Fountain from whence I water.

D.         I beseech you, how shall I write these names in the first leafe.

Gal. .....            They are to be written in 5 Tables, in every Table 21 Letters.

D.         How shall I place the 5 Tables upon two sides: three in the first, and 2 in the second, or one in the first, and 4 in the second, or how else?

Gall. .....           As thou seest cause.

D.         Shall I write them in Letters of Gold?

Gal. .....            The writing hath been referred to thy discretion with collours, and such things as appertain to the writing thereof. Upon the first side write three Tables, and on the second two.

D.         How, thus?

                                    -------

                                    -------

                                    -------

                                    -------

                                    -------

Gal. ......           Set them down, I will direct thy judgement.

D.         When, now?

Gal. ......           Not now.

E.K.     She is gone.

D.         Deo nostro sit Laus, honor, & Gratiarum actio perennis. Amen.

 

Wednesday 19. Junii. Hora 2. a Meridie.

D.         I made a prayer to god: and there appeared one, having two Garments in his hands, who answered.

......      A good praise, with a wavering minde.

D.         God make my minde stable, and to be seasoned with the intellectual leaven, free of all sensible mutability.

E.K.     One of these two Garments is pure white: the other is speckled of divers colours; he layeth them down before him, he layeth also a speckled Cap down before him at his feet; he hath no Cap on his head: his hair is long and yellow, but his face cannot be seen; at the least  it was turned away-ward from E.K. continually, though E.K. changed his place.

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.....       You shall see my face, lo, it is white.

E.K.     Now he putteth on his Pied Coat, and his Pied Cap, he casteth the one side of his Gown over his shoulder, and he danceth, and saith,

.....       There is a God, let us be merry.

E.K.     He danceth still.

There is a heaven, let us be merry.

Doth this Doctrine teach you to know God, or to be skilfull in the heavens?

.....       Note it.

E.K.     Now he putteth off his Cloathes again: Now he kneeleth down, and washeth his head and his neck, and his face, and shaketh his Cloaths, and plucketh off the uttermost sole of his shooes, and falleth prostrate on the ground, and sayed:

.....       Vouchsafe (O God) to take away the weariness of my body, and to cleanse the filthinesse of this dust, that I may be apt for this purenesse.

E.K.     Now he taketh the white Garment, and putteth it on him.

.....       Mighty is God in his great Justice, and wonderful in his immeasurable mercy: The heavens taste of his Glory: The earth is confounded at his wisdom. In hell they tremble at him, as at a Revenger. This sheweth thee (O) to be a God, and stretcheth forth thy Glory from the East unto the West; for thy Heavens are Statutes, and thy Creatures Laws: that thou mayest be accounted a God of Justice and Glory. Because thou art a God, Therefore there is a Heaven: For unto the Prince of Righteousnesse, there belongeth a place of Glory; Into the which there entereth none that are defiled, neither such as are blemished with the spots of iniquity. Manus Hęc bona est. ...... E.K. putting forth his left hand, Qui Habet aures intelligat.

E.K.     Now he sitteth down on the Desk-top and looketh toward me.

D.         This Parable is in general, somewhat understood of us: but in particular, how it may be, or is to be applied, presently we understand not.

.....       Beware lest error enter within the dwelling place of Righteousnesse. I have said.

E.K.     He seemeth now to be turned to a woman, and the very same which we call Galvah.

E.K.     Now he is come down to the usual place, on the Table.

D.         I have assayed divers wayes to place the five Tables, on the two sides on this first leaf; Is it to your likeing as I have done it, in the five little Triangles?

Gal. .....            As concerning the setting down of the five Tables, it is sufficient as it is done.

The cause why I appeared thus, was that you might avoid error.

D.         I pray you to shew us the means how that error was or is to incumber us.

Gal. .....            Whosoever taketh servants of the wicked, to prove the Glory of God, is accursed. But, O Satan, how many are thy deceits?

            Note, my Companion (E.K.) would have caused personal apparitions of some of the reprobate spirits, before the Prince Albert Laskie in my Study, thereby to shew some experience of his skill in such doings: But I would not consent to it: And thereupon Galvah gave judgement and warning of such an error, of my  Companion his intent, &c.

Gal. .....            Behold, it is said, before he go from hence I will pour water into him; And my Angel shall annoint him, as I have determined: Hide therefore Nothing from him; For you belong unto him. Neither can flesh and blood work those things that I have Glorified in him (All things that are established in God, are Glorified. I speak this for thy understanding) Neither let your hearts be hardned; for the Earth is condemned, and these things shall come to passe. Credit is all that I seek (saith the Lord;) for when I come, I shall be sufficiently believed.

            I take the God of Heaven and Earth to judge; and swear by him as a witnesse, that these words are true, and shall endure unto the end. The general points of mans Salvation are concluded already; but the special gift belongeth unto God. God strengthen you against his adversary.

D.         Amen.

Gal. .....            Soon you shall know more.

D.         This Prince would gladly know, Whether it shall be best for him, with the first opportunity, to be going homeward.

Gal. .....            It shall be answered soon, and what questions soever he also demandeth.

D.         May he be here present at the action doing?

Gal. .....            Those that are of this house, are not to be denied the Banquets therein.[24]

D.         May I request you to cause some sensible apparition to appear to him, to comfort him, and establish his minde more abundantly in the godly intent of God his Service?

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Gal. .....            If you follow us, let him be governed by us; But whatsoever is of the flesh, is not of us.

E.K.     She seemeth to weep; for the water cometh forth of her eyes.

D.         You perceive, how he understandeth of the Lord Treasurer his grudge against him; And perhaps some other also, are of like malicious nature: What danger may follow hereof, or incombrance?

Gal. .....            The sum of his life is already appointed, one jot cannot be diminished: But he that is Almighty can augment at his pleasure. Let him rejoyce in poverty.[25] Be sorry for his enemies. And do the works of Justice.

E.K.     She seemeth to put the air over her, and so to enter into a Cloud of invisibility, and so disappear.

D.         Deo gratias agamus.

 

Wensday after noon, circa horam 5. The Lord Albert ą Lasky being present.

D.         We attended of Galvah some instructions or discourse concerning the Lord Laskie.

E.K.     At length appeared before the Lord Lasky (in the air) an Angel in a white Robe, holding a bloody Crosse in his right hand, the same hand being also bloody.

D.         In nomine Jesu Christi Crucifixi, a te requiro qui Crucis Trophęum hic Cestas ut illa nobis signifies, quę sunt ad Christi gloriam, cui sit honor & Laus perennis.

E.K.     Now he is come from before the Lord Lasky, and standeth here on the table: he turneth himself to all the four quarters of the World; he kneeleth down.

He prayeth.

......      O God, Why should the people upon earth rejoyce? or wherein should the pleasures of their sensual delights be fixed? Why doth the Moon hold her course? or why are the Stars observing an order? Why are thy people thus scattered abroad? Because iniquity hath caught the upper hand. The Doors of our God are polluted with blasphemy, his Temples desolate, his Commandments violated, and his Glory accounted as nothing. But wilt thou suffer; or canst thou hold thy hand from thy great and mighty strokes? Most High God, Most Mighty God, Most Honourable God, have mercy upon thy people; respect the Creation, (the Creation I say) of those, wherein thou hast delighted. Suffer not the Serpent to extol his head above thy Altars, neither let thy holy Vessel be poisoned with his venome; For thou art Mighty and overcomest all: and who call rebel against thy Prowesse? Bend down thy merciful eyes, Behold this confusion: look upon thy Temple and see the desolution thereof. And then in thy mercy (O) shew thy self to be a God, and such a merciful Governour, as hath compassion upon those that are diseased, yea even unto death. Grant this Camascheth galnegath garnastel zurah logaah luseroth. Amen.

D.         I pray you to declare unto us your name.

......      My name is Jubanladace.

D.         If I should not offend you, I would gladly know of what order you are, or how your state is in respect of Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, or Uriel.

Jub. ......           Unto men, according unto their deserts, and the first excellency of their Soul, God hath appointed a good Governour or Angel, from amongst the orders of those that are Blessed: For every Soul that is good, is not of one and the self same dignification; Therefore according to his excellency we are appointed as Ministers from that order, whereunto his Excellency accordeth: To the intent that he may be brought at last to supply those places which were Glorified by a former; And also to the e\intent, that the Prince of Darknesse might be counterpoised in Gods Justice. Amongst the which I am one which am the Keeper and Defender of this man present: which carry the Triumph and Ensign of Victories continually before him, as a reproach to my adversaries and his, and to confirm the dignity whereunto he is called by the presence of this Character.

E.K.     Now he heaveth up the Crosse.

......      I have also sealed the same in his heart: For unto him belong great Victories, in the name, and for the name of his God. The Jews in his time shall taste of this Crosse: And with this Crosse shall he overcome the Sarazens, and Paynims: For I will establish one Faith (saith the Lord of Justice) That I may be known to be the same that I was first among all people. Moreover, I will open the hearts of all men, that he may have free passage through them, and will not suffer him to perish with the violence of the wicked. I will hereafter visibly appear unto him, and will saym This is to be done. But a year is not yet come, and these things shall be finished. But (thus saith the Lord) I have hindred him, because he hearkened to the provocation of those that are wanton. And hath consented to those that blasphemed my name. Bid him look to the steps of his youth, and measure the length of his body; to the intent, he may live better, and see himself inwardly.

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Note. At this Instant Tanfeld[26] came rashly upon us, into my Study: we thinking that the Study door had been shut; the Lord Laskie being gone out of my Study, the other way through my Oratory, to take Tanfelds message from the Court, and having dispatched him, rested without: and Tanfeld having commendations to me, as he said, from some at London, fearing least he should he be sent away by and by, without doing these, came undiscretly upon us, to our no little amazing, and great fearing his rash opinion afterward of such things, as he could not perceive perfectly what my Companion and I were doing: Hereupon, Jubanladace gave this sentence, or declared this the fatal end of Tanfeld.

Juban. ......       It is said, He that entreth in thus rashly, Lo five moneths are yet to come, and fishes of the Sea shall devour his carkase.

......      As before, whatsoever he taketh in hand shall prosper, for my names sake. For thus it is said, and these words are the words wherewithal I do annoint him;[27] for than the comfort of the Highest, there is not a sweeter Inunction. Look not for the marveiles of this World, as the wicked man in his heart doth; but study to please him with whom ye might rejoyce forever. You sons of men, What do ye seek after? Do ye hunt after the swiftnesse of the winds; or are you imagining a form unto the Clouds? or go ye forth to hear the braying of an Asse, which passeth away with the swiftnesse of the air? Seek for true wisdom; For it beholdeth the brightest, and appeareth unto the lowest. Cecill[28] hateth him unto the heart, and desireth he were gone hence. Many other do privily sting at him; I cannot properly say sting him; But (I say) I will pour down my wrath upon them, and they shall be confounded in the midst of their own iniquity. Let my faithful live and be like the fruitful Vinyard. Be it so.

D.         For his return homeward, What is your advice? perhaps he wanteth necessary provision, and money.

Juban. ......       He shall be holpen here, and elsewhere, miraculously. I speak as it were to himself. Let him go, so soon as he can conveniently.

D.         I say again, perhaps he wanteth money, but the Treasures of the Lord are not scant, to them whom he favoureth.

Jub. ......           His help shall be strange which hath not been often seen. The Queen loveth him faithfully, and hath fallen out with Cecil about him: Lecester flattereth him. His doings are looked into narrowly. But I do alwayes inwardly direct him, and I will minister such comfort unto him, as shall be necessary in the midst of all his doings. When this Country[29] shall be invaded, then shall you passe into his Country, and by this means, shall his Kingdom be establiswhed again. This is more then my duty. This is the first time he[30] hath been here, and it is wonderful. The second coming is not long unto, and then shall he be wonderful. Destitutus ą me, prentitur ą malo. He is now destitute of me.

D.         Note, as soon as he had said this sentence, he seemed to sink through the Table like a spark of fire; and seemed to make haste to his Charge, I mean the Lord Laskie: whereby we perceive the frailty of man to be great when he is Destitute (yea but after this manner) of this good Angel.

                        Benedictus sit nomen Dei nostri nunc

                        & in sempiterna sęcula. Amen.

 

Thursday 20 Junii 1583. After Noone Circa 6.

Gal. .....            Labour in the writing of the Book diligently. See thou cleanse thy self on both sides. Be alone while it isw done: that is to say, while thou art in doing it, henceforth and till the time come use speech with us no more; every seventh day accepted.

D.         How shall those dayes be accounted?

Gal. .....            From Tuesday last: Tuesday being the first of the seven, and the next Monday, the seventh, and so forth every Monday is the seventh. In a pure action all things ought to be pure.

D.         May I be writing every day, and at any time, when it shall come in my mind?

Gal. .....            Ever as thou shalt feel me move thee. I will stir up thy desire.[31]

D.         How shall I do for the letters? Shall I simply translate the letters as I find them?

Gal. .....            I.

D.         The titles of the sides, are they to be written onely in the holy Characters?

Gal. .....            As thou sayest, even those words do make the holy, that thou callest them holy.

D.         I believe verily, that they are holy and sanctified.

Gal. .....            In the last seven of the 40 dayes, the words of this Book shall be distinguished.

D.         And accented also?       Gal. ..... I.[32]

D.         How shall I do, for the Tables where certain letters are to be written in all the void places, seeing they will not justly agree?

Gal. .....            There is one superfluous: it is to be filled in order as it sheweth.

D.         I shall not dare adventure on it without direction when I come to it.

Gal. ......           Thou shalt want no direction.

D.         For the inequality of the first 49 lines I require your advice.

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Gal. .....            It is no question.

Gall. ..:..           Thou beginnest in the world to look up to heaven: So was it begun in earth to look up to the doing above.

The last life is Hotchpotch of the wicked in the world, and damned in the Hell.

E.K.     What is a Hotchpotch, &c.[33]

Gal. .....            The greater thy folly is, the greater thy wisdom will be hereafter.

.....       There are the Souls of the wicked and damned in Hell. Those that are in the world cannot describe the least joy of those that are in heaven: Much lesse those that are ignorant, declare the manifest beauty of wisdom. There shall come a day with you, when you shall rejoice. In the

mean season, rent your hearts, and turn unto the Lord.

D.         Deus in adjutorium nostrum intende, Domine adjuvandum me festina, Gloria Patri,& filio, & S. &c. Amen.

 

Saturday, ante Meridiem. Hora 10. Junii 22.

D.         Whiles I was writing certain prayers to good Angels, and ad proprios nostros Angelos for A. Lasky, there appeared one very big in the aire, all in a white Garment full of plaights, and tucked up very dubble, with a myterlike Attire on his head, and a crosse on the forepart of it; He willed E.K. to speak to me, and to tell me of his being there: But he refused, and expresly denied it, partly by reason Galluah said that he would not deal with us, but every seventh day (being every Monday) till the actions were ended: and therefore he supposed this Creature to be an illuder, and partly he urged some evident token, or proof of their well-meaning towards us in Act, &c. He went down, and still this Creature followed him with a drawn sword, requiring him to declare these words to me; but E.K. a long while bad him declare them himself unto me, if he would: and said, why should he not, &c. At length my Companion came, appeased, and contented to hear what this Creature would say, who at length said thus:

.....       The Eagles have food for their young ones, by Divine providence, and not of themselves. Lord let me diminish the power of this wicked spirit that doth so provoke, and stirre him to mischief.[34]

.....       If the love of the fathers (O God) be great towards their Children, much greater are thy blessings in those whom thou hast chosen.

D.         So, (O Lord) so.

.....       Behold, I will draw threds together, and make him a Net, which shall alwayes be between him and the Adversary: neither shall it diminish his understanding from the true sight of me. It hath been said, The place is holy. Write that shall be here spoken, with devotion upon thy knees. Great is thy name (O God) and mighty art thou in all thy workings: Thy help is strong to those that delight therein. O magnified be thy name from generation to generation.

Oratio.

Spiritu & mente dico,

Sit mihi verus orandi modus: nam bonitatem Dei Laudo: O, Iram Patris meritus sum, quia lumen ejus elongatur a me: Verum in nomine Christi remissionem delictorum meorum, & confirmationem in suo Sancto Spiritu exopto. Per te, Halleluja, resurgam, me accuso, me condemo: omnia male feci.

Omnia per te (Pater) sunt. Paratus esto exaudire. Oculos ad Cœlos Elevare nolo, egestatem quia mean nosti. Quid differes Domine, Cor meum in melius Confortere? Vivus & non mortuus sum: Igitur Credo in te. Exaude me Antidotum mihi Sanctum monstra, quia malum meum agnosco. Mitte mihi auxilium tuum de sede Majestatis tuę: Et per Angelos bonos tuere me. Audi, Exaudi, O tu igitur Angelus meus adsis mihi. Defende me, nec crade Corpus & animam meam in manus inimicorum; meorum sed secundum magnam misericordiam Dei, (per potestatem tibi traditam) me protege, adsit mecum prudentia tua, quā Diabolum & Sathanicam fraudem vincam. Adjuva me derelictum, Confirma me debilem, Cura me sanum, sana me ęgrotum: Mihi esto spiritus super humanam sapientiam. Fac me fidelem Operatorem: Adduc tecum Angelos de Clis demissos Sanctos, qui me tecum in adversis tuacantur & ab omni Custodiant malo, donec illa hora venerit, quam nemo evitare potest: Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus. Amen.

            Glorifie God ye sons of men, and praise him in the midst of your wickednesse: for he is a God that sheweth mercie to his people, and beholdeth those that are afflicted: All honour, praise, and glory be unto him, now and for ever. Amen.

D.         I beseech you, what is your name, that this mercie of God may be Recorded, to have been bestowed upon us by your ministery.

.....       Gabriel.

D.        Shall I signifie to the Polonian Gentleman, that we received this .... prayer from you, and so make him partner thereof.

Gabriel ....        Do so.

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The help of the Lord is with those, that he loveth, and so be it.

D.         He made the sign of a Crosse over our two heads, and so went away.

Gloria sit in excelsis, Deo nostro & in terra Pax hominibus bone voluntatis, Amen.

 

Saturday, Junii 22: a Meridie. Circa 6.

D.         Upon the perusing and examining, this prayer Gabriel revealed unto us, I found certain imperfections, and some doubts, wherein we thought it good to ask counsel, and require Gabriel's advise: That the prayer might be perfect, as he might well like of to Gods honour and our comforts. At the length: Nothing appearing to the eye, but the noise of a sound about E.K. his head, and withall a mighty weight, or invisible burden on his right shoulder, as he sate in the green Chair, by the holy Table or place: And unto certain places of the prayer, which I note and repeated, those words, and answers were by Gabriel given.

Gab. .....           The Preface must be in, for if our hearts be not prepared unto prayer, our prayers are in vain.

Quid differs Domine, Cor meum in melius Comfortare.

Per te & in nomine tuo resurgam; id est, Halleluja.

The first way is more effectual. Say Angele mee, but the other is more effectual, Cura me sanum. Regard me, and look. unto me, being whole.

D.         As concerning the inscription, which I have written before the prayer: I would gladly know, whether it be to your well liking of it.

Gab. .....           Fiant omnia ad laudem Dei. My doings are of no such regard: What I have done be it done, so that your additions be to the honour of God, it is sufficient. The effect of his prayer is greater, then is the form. The former is greater then the forming. That is to say, he that hath formed it, is mightier then any virtue, wherein it is formed. Wheresoever, therefore the mind formeth it with you with perfect humility and consent, there is also the former. As formed of him therefore, I leave you to the end of his workmanship, which continually formeth all things according to his own fashion.

Sins. .....           Your sins have banished me, from saying those things I would.

D.         O cleanse our hearts, and wash away our sins, amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea & a peccato meo munda me.

Gab. .....           Sins are never washed away, or forgotten with the highest, but with such as are sorry, and also make satisfaction.

O Lord, full sorry I am for my sins, and what satisfaction is ... required I would gladly know.

Gab. .....           The offence was not thine. Every one must satisfie, or else he shall be damned.

D.         Good Lord expound to us the mystery of satisfaction.

Gab. .....           When the Soul offendeth, and is consenting to wickednesse, he is then to make a spiritual satisfaction, which is the end and perfect fruit of Contrition. For those that are truely Contrite, do truely satisfie. Another satisfaction there is, which is external. This satisfaction is to be made for sins committed against thy Neighbour: For if thou offend thy Neighbour, and do him wrong, or take any thing from him, by fraud, or violence, it is a great sin. For this, thou canst never be Contrite if thou make not satisfaction, not onely confessing it, but in satisfying his desire that is offended, and that with sorrow. This is true Doctrine, and shall never be overthrown by the spirits of false invention: which indeed is the first eye unto the Devil. If you may offend your brother, and be therefore accursed: How much more shall you be accursed, when you offend the messager of him that is your Father. Behold, he sayeth not, I have once done amisse. God be mercifull to you, that his mercies might be the greater upon you. Be mindfull of my sayings.

D.         Deus misereatur nostri, & benidicat nobis, Cor mundum Creet in nobis, & spiritum rectum ponat in prœcordiis nostris, Amen.

 

1583.

Wednerday, Junii 26. Hora 9 ½. pręsente D. Alberto Lasky.

D.         As we were together in my study, and I standing at my Desk. There appeared to E.K. a round Globe of white smoak over my head. Thereupon I perceived the presence of some good spiritual Creature, and straight way appeared the good Angel. I.L.

D.         I said, Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, & igitur nobis est gratus laudis adventus.

I.L.       Et quid tu dicit? [ad E.K. Loquutus est.]

E.K.     Si bonus es, & lucis spiritus, bene venisti, I.L.

I.L.       Et bene tibi fiet. E.K. He hath a besome in his hand.

E.K.     What will you do with this besome?

D.         Quid cum tua scopa decrevisti facere?

I.L.       Secundum Dei beneplacitum.

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E.K.     Here cometh a big tall creature, forma humana quę facile non possit discerni, oculi ejus videantur esse duo Carbunculi Lucentes & mirabiliter micantes. Caput ejus videtur aureum, os videtur valde largum esse, & Caput videtur mobile & quasi ab humeris separabile, totum reliquum Corpus videtur esse marmor quasi.

Vox. .....           Fecisti tu?

[E.K.] he said so to IL.

IL. .....  Feci. Decedite in Oratorium, nam magna hic dicenda sunt.

Qui decedent?  IL. Princeps, & tu. (Bow down thy knees brother) and here what I do say. [To E.K. he spake.]

Magnus ille ...... Filioli hominum quid vultis?

D.         Cupimus mundari ą peccatis, & illuminari sapientia divina, ad ejus honorem.

E.K.     Est lumen quoddam in Aere: & ipse osculatur lumen illud.

IL. .....  Dic, Propitius esto mihi peccatori.

E.K.[35]  Propitius esto mihi peccatori, O Deus, crescit jam Corpus istius magni in immensum quantum, quod non possit facile discerni.

Mag. .....          Filii hominum, quid vultis?

D.         Sapientiam veram.

Mag. .....          O vos pueri & filii hominum, quid vultis?

D.         Sapientium in Deo, & propter Deum, veram.

Mag. .....          Audite, quia Justus & verus sum (inquit Dominus;) Vos nihil impium, iniquum, vel injustum suscipite: Nam quęcunque feceritis mala, vel negligentia, vel inscitia, vel contemptu, vel etiam nimia superstitione sunt, (Sicut Scriptum est) potestate tradita spiritibus mendacibis, ut vexarent bonos, dum affligerent males. Sed dixit Deus (Deus sum quidem vester) qui Spiritum Sanctum non aufero a vobis: Nam estis, quos per potentiam confirmabo meam: Nolite igitur Cacomagi Cum perversis fieri, qui inaniter rebus & Idolis hujus mundi potentiam ascribunt meam. Sed Credite perseveranter & ad finem usque & fidem habete: quia, (per me) omnia mundana superat sigillum, & subjiciet Dęmones voluntati vestrę. Dęmones sub regionibus permanentes, & inclusi Lunaribus, Angeli mei non sunt: Sed Cęlestes, Sancti & veri boni. Nonne vos homines & mortales & non sine peccato, Cui voluntatem liberam, simul & peccare permissi: ut intelligendo exinde malum, & me Deum vestrum agnoscatis vos. Audite igitur, Audite filii mei, ..... Calamitatem totius terrę omniumque viventium prędico. Bella erunt undique horrenda & tristissima, Et peribit ad tertiam usque partem gladio & fame Terra. Erunt cędes multorum, (penč omnium) Principum interitus, Terrę motus, quales non ab initio mundi; Terrestris Dęmonis (Turcę viz.) Imperii ruina. Nam sic constitui.

[E.K.]  Nunc respcit vos.

D.         A.L. and I were in my Oratory.

Stephanus, Poloniensis, miserrime in bello jugulatus, Cadet. Iterum dico: Stephanus, Poloniensis Rex, miserrime in bello jugullatus, cadet. Vocabant te iterum [respicit Alb. Lasky] ad Regnum Principes: quem etiam ego Polonię, Moldavię, & populi mei Ducem & regem constituero. Tunc attinges desideratam metam & non errabis a Scopo. Quia ego sum Deus tuus, & docebo te utilia & vera. Et dabo tibi Angelos meos adjutores & comites etiam ad secretum quodlibet mundi. Vigilato, Orato. Igitur, Pius esto, donec venerit potestas mea & in te, & supra vos. Interim sigillate quę vidistis, & ne in publicum producite.

[E.K.]  Now he shaketh: he seemeth to turn his head about his shoulders.[36]

E.K.     Nunc accipit ensem & percutit nubes, & crucem format ante se, ab utroque latere & post se. Crede mihi, est finis rerum: Dimittuntur Peccata vestra.

E.K.     Cadit, quasi distractus, (vel se separans) in 4 partes, & avolat.

Vox. .....           Habetis quę a deo Decreta sunt.

D.         Misericordia Dei, sit semper nos nunc, & semper. Amen.

 

Saturday Junii 29 ą meridie hora 4.

D.         While I was about to write the Title of the second side of the seventh leaf: and (E.K. sitting by me) Madini appeared as before like a young girle,[37] and I saluted her in the Name of God, as coming from God for good, and said to her, that I was wonderfully oppressed with the Work prescribed to me to perform before August next, and desired her to help me to one to write the holy Book as it ought to be written: seeing I did all I could, and it seemed almost impossible for me to finish it as it is requisite. Madimi promised to help me to [p. 27] one to write the Book; and thereupon appeared to her (but unseen of E.K.) her Mother ..... Madimi said also, that she was now learning Greek and Arabick, and the Syrian Tongue.

Mad. .....          Mother I pray you let him have one to write his Book.

D.         I pray thee tell me Madimi, what was his name which yesterday tempted my friend and accused me most unduly and untruely to E.K. as a murderer, and hypocrite, and one that had injured a thousand.

Mad. .....          His name was Panlacarp.

D.         Can the wicked Conjurers have their Devils to write Books at their commandments, and shall not an honest Christian Philosopher have the help of God his good Angels to write his holy Mysteries so greatly redounding to his Glory? And seeing you are the Mother of Madimi here, I beseech you tell me your name here: as the order of all our doings are distinctly and orderly noted.

Mother. .....      I am of the word, and by the word: I say, Seal up those things thou hast: And I my self will take charge of Galvah to the end. Ad evitandum scandalum.

D.         Truth it is, it must grow to a great mislikeing grudge, that God should seem to have laid burdens on our shoulders, greater than we are able to bear: and then if we fall and faile under them, he would find a cause not to perform his promises made for carrying of those burdens.

Mother. .....      Whatsoever is thy part, the same will I perform. I will put thy yoke ( in this one thing) upon my shoulders.

D.         Will you then write it as I should have written it?

Mother. .....      I have said I will.

D.         Where shall I leave the Book?

Mother. .....      Leave it where you will: your locks are no hindrance to us. Even when the time cometh believe and you shall find it written.

D.         You have eased my heart of a thousand pound weight.

Mother. .....      Because ye shall not fall into error. Dost thou believe?

D.         Yea verily.

Mother. .....      Then verily will I do it. Fides tua erit instrumentum operationis meę; Erit, & videbitis, & nunquam peribit.

Galvah. .....       One thing I will teach thee. The End is greater than the Beginning, or the Middle; For the End is witnesse of them both: But they both cannot witnesse of the End.

Mother. .....      He that appeared yesterday is fast enough, now: Maiden, Say your lesson, when I am gone.

D.         I pray tell me your name.

Mad. .....          Mother I pray you tell your name.

Mother. .....      I A M; What will you more?

E.K.     She flieth away like a fire. Madimi falleth down prostrate on her face a while.

D.         Now I shall have leisure to follow my sute, and to do all Mr. Gilberts businesse.

Mad. .....          My Mother will speak to the Queen for you shortly. Serve you God while I do pray.

E.K.     She prayeth vehemently. Now she cometh near to us.

Madimi. .....      I pray you teach me to spell. [She spake to E.K.]

Mad. .....          This is [Quote in Greek characters quote omitted.] alicitur, vel abstrahitur [Greek][38] It is the Syrian Tongue you do not understand it. – (to D)

E.K.     Unlesse you speak some Language which I understand, I will express no more of this Ghybbrish. Now she prayeth again. Now she is gone.

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D.         Benedictus sit Deus, Pater Noster, Deus totius Consolationis, qui respexit afflictionem servuli sui, & in ipso puncto necessitatis meę pręstitit mihi auxilium; ipse Solus Cordis Scrutator est & renum. Ipse est Lux mea, & Adjutor meus, & Susceptor meus est. In Domino speravi, & liberavit me ab angustia maxima propter gloriam Nominis sui, quod sit exaltatum & magnificatum nunc, & in sempiterna secula. Amen, Amen, Amen.

D.         My heart did throb oftentimes this day, and thought that E.K. did intend to absent himself from me, and now upon this warning I was confirmed, and more assured that it was so: Whereupon seeing him make such haste to ride to Istington: I asked him why he so hasted to ride thither: And I said, if it were to ride to Mr. Harry Lee, I would go thither also to be acquainted with him; seeing now I had so good leasure, being eased of the book writing: Then he said, that one told him the other day that the Duke did but flatter him, and told him other things, both against the Duke (or Palatine) and me, &c. I answered for the Duke and my self; and also said, that if the fourty pound annuity, which Mr. Lee did offer him, was the chief cause of his minde feeling that way (contrary to many of his forme promises to me) that then I would assure him of fifty pound yearly, and would do my best by following of my sute, to bring it to passe as soon as (possibly) I could, and thereupon did make him promise upon the Bible. Then E.K. again upon the same Bible did swear unto me constant friendship, and never to forsake me: And moreover said, that unlesse this had so faln out, he would have gone beyond the Seas, taking ship at New-Castle within eight dayes next: And so we plight our faith each to other, taking each other by the hands upon these points of brotherly, and friendly fidelity during life, which Covenant I beseech God to turn to his honour, glorie, and service, and the comfort of our brethren (his Children) here in earth.

 

Tuesday, Julii 2. ą meridie, Circa Horam. 2

D.         While I was writing of Letters to Mr. Adrian Gilbert, into Devonshire, Madini appeared by me in the study, before E.K. sitting in the Chair, first on the ground, then up higher in the aire; and I said, How is the mind of Mr. Secretary toward me, me thinketh it is alienated marvelously.

Mad. .....          Those that love the world are hated of God. The Lord Treasurer and he are joyned together, and they hate thee. I heard them when they both said, thou wouldst go mad shortly: Whatsoever they can do against thee, assure thy self so. They will shortly lay a bait for thee; but eschew them.

D.         Lord have mercy upon me: what bait, (I beseech you) and by whom?

Mad. .....          They have determined to search thy house: But they stay untill the Duke be gone.

D.         What would they search it for?

Mad. .....          They hate the Duke, (both) unto the death.

D.         And why?

Mad. .....          Take heed that you deal uprightly. ..... [She spake to E.K.]

E.K.     God the Creator be my witnesse of my upright dealing, with, and toward him, (meaning D.) ever since my last coming to him.

Mad. .....          It is good to prevent diseases.

E.K.     By this book (taking the Bible in his hand) I swear that I do carry as faithfull a minde to him, as any man can, ever since my last coming.

Mad. .....          Look unto the kinde of people about the Duke: and the manner of their diligence.

D.         What mean you by that? his own people mean you? or who?

Mad. .....          The espies.

D.         Which be those?

Mad. ......         All, there is not one true.

D.         You mean the English men.

Mad. .....          You are very grosse, if you understand not my sayings.

D.         Lord, what is thy counsel to prevent all?

Mad. .....          The speech is general, The wicked shall not prevail.

D.         But will they enter to search my house, or no?

Mad. .....          Immediately after the Duke his going they will.

D.         To what intent? what do they hope to finde?

Mad. .....          They suspect the Duke is inwardly a Traytor.

D.         They can by no means charge me, no not so much as of a Trayterous thought.

Mad. .....          Though thy thoughts be good, they cannot comprehend the doings of the wicked. In summe, they hate thee. Trust them not: they shall go about shortly to offer thee friendship: But be thou a worm in a heap of straw.

D.         I pray you, expound that parable.

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Mad. .....          A heap of straw being never so great, is no waight upon a worm, notwithstanding every straw hindreth the worms passages. See them, and be not seen of them, dost thou understand it?

D.         I pray you make more plain your counsel.

Mad. .....          My counsel is plain enough.

D.         When, I pray you, is the Duke likely to go away?

Mad. .....          In the middle of August.

D.         If in the midst of August he will go, and then our practises be yet in hand, what shall be done with such our furniture is prepared, and standing in the Chamber of practise.

Mad. .....          Thou hast no faith.

His going standeth upon the determinated purpose of God. He[39] is your friend greatly, and intendeth to do much for you. He is prepared to do thee good, and thou art prepared to do him service. Many men purpose, but one setteth in order.

D.         As concerning Adrian Gilbert, what pleaseth you to say of him, and his intended voyage.

Mad. .....          He is not in the true faith.

D.         How hath it been said, then, That he should be the setter forth of God, his faith and religion among the infidels.

Mad. .....          That is a mystery.

D.         Whether shall it be good, that the Duke resort hither oft, or tarry for the most part at his house at London.

Mad. .....          Humane policie cannot prevail. As many as are not faithfull in these causes, shall die a most miserable death: and shall drink of sleep everlasting. As in one root there are many divisions, so in the stem and branches are many separations.

D.         Give some more light (I beseech you) to the particular understanding.

Mad. .....          The fire that kindleth all these, and wherein thy live is One, forming them according to (whatsoever) the substance whereupon they are grounded, So by the lesse you may prove the greater: That is in particular, so likewise generally, All emanations are from one. In the first workmanship lieth secret in one unknown: And is sealed, and therefore it hath an end. The son through the Circles and Massie body, The heart in the body, The intelligence in the inward man, The son from his own Centre spreadeth out the beams of his limited virtue, The Hart life to two; and yet putteth on a fiery shape. It followeth therefore, that everything (what substance soever) hath a  Centre: From the which the Circumfluent beam of his proper power do proceed. When these are perfectly known: Then are things seen in their true kinde. I speak this to prove, that the good Angel of man, which is the external Centre of the Soul, doth carry with him the internal Character of that thing whereof he seeketh to be a Dignifier, within the which doth lie secret, the Conjunction and Separation of the proportion of their times, betwixt the soul and body of man. O happy (therefore) is that Soul, which beholdeth the glory of his dignification, and is partaker with him that is his keeper. This known unto men, the thicknesse of the earth doth not hinder their speeches; neither can the darknesse of the lowest aire obscure, or make dark the sharpnesse of their eyes. This Character, (at his next coming hither) shall be made manifest unto him.

E.K.     He sheweth a bloudy hand, holding a bloudy Crosse with letters on it, like our holy letters.

D.         I beseech you, how shall his provision of money from home serve his turn, or how shall he here have help for his charges bearing?

Mad. .....          Your words make me a Childe: Those that fish for Dolphine do not stand upon the ground. Those that sit in Counsel call not in the harvest people, nor account not their works. He that standeth above the Moon, seeth greater things then the earth: Is it not said, The Lord will provide? I stand above the Moon, for that I dispose his life from above the disposition of the Moon. To ask what Jacob his servants did, was a folly; because their master was blessed: A greater question to ask how blessed he was, then to ask how many sheep he had.

D.         I am desirous to know what you meant by saying, That my words made you a Childe.

Mad. .....          Because you ask me Childish questions. His good Angel shall reveal his Character unto him, and thou shalt see it, [pointing to E.K.] But take heed thou say truely; And use great reverence, or else the feet that love thee shall carry thy Carkas out of the doors. If he carry it upon him, it shall be a token of the Covenant between him and God.

D.         The image, or similitude thereof (mean you) made in pure Gold.[40]

Mad. .....          I. .... So those that shall see his Standards with that signe in them shall perish utterly.

D.         You mean, if the same be painted, or otherwisew wrought in his Banners and Penons, &c.

Mad. .....          Let him use it as a Covenant, between God and him.

D.         How shall he frame it in Gold, solid-wise, or Lamine-wise?

Madd. .....        His own Angel shall reveal it.

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D.         Because it hath been said, that in the beginning of our Country troubles we should be packing hence into his Country; What token shall we have of that time approaching, or at hand?

Mad. .....          Your watchword is told you before: When it is said unto you, Venite, &c.

D.         But (I beseech you) to be ready against that watchword, hearing what is to be done, as concerning our wives and children into his Country.

Mad. .....          Miraculous is thy care (O God) upon those that are thy chosen, and wonderful are the wayes that thou hast prepared for them. Thou shalt take them from the fields, and harbour them at home. Thou art merciful unto thy faithful and hard to the heavy-hearted. Thou shalt cover their legs with Bootes, and brambles shall not prick them: Their hands shall be covered with the skins of Beasts that they may break their way through the hedges. Thy Bell shall go before them as a watch and sure Direction: The Moon shall be clear that they may go on boldly. Peace be amongst you.

E.K.     He is now gone away in a fire. Ęterno Deo nostro, sit Laus Honor, & Gloria in seculorum sęcula. Amen.

 

Thursday, Julii 4. hora 11, ante Meridiem. 1583.

Note. D. When I came home yesterday from the Court, and from London: and from the Lord Laskie, I found that E.K. was purposed to ride forth of Town, and intended to be away (as he expresly told me) five dayes: Certain Companions and his acquaintance having so appointed with him, some tarrying for him in Mortlacke, and some at Brainford (as was perceived this day afterward, and as he confessed unto me.) Whereupon I thought good to signifie so much unto the Lord Laskie who meant to come and refresh himself at my house, as he was wont before; either this day, or within two or three dayes after: Who also delighted in E.K. his company, &c. Hereupon about the time of E.K. his rising I wrote these lines, intending to send them presently to the Lord Laskie, that word might be returned of his intent before E.K. should ride, I meaning and hoping to perswade E.K. to tarry so long, and upon such respect.

 

Nobilissime Princeps, in reditu, nostrum Edwardum inveni, facie quidem lęta: sed itineri tamen, ut dicit, quinque dierum, se accingentem: Hocque matutino tempore abitum vel iter istud ingredi molitur; Reversurus (ut affirmat) post quinque dies. Quid sit ipsa veritas, novit ille qui verus & Omnipotens Deus est noster. Hoc volui, isto mane summo, vobis sigificare, ut, quid factu optimum sit, Cogitetis: De aliis, suo tempore,

Vęstrę Celsitudinis fidelissimus Clientulus

Joannes Dee.

Julii 4. 1563.

 

This Letter being now written, and not yet folded up, my friend E.K. was ready and came out of his Chamber into my Study; and I told him, that I was even now sending word to the Prince Laskie of his rideing out, and return after five dayes; and so shewed him the Letter: who when he came to the phrase, Quid sit ipsa veritas, he was somewhat offended, saying, What secret meaning hath this, upon some of your two former conferences? Truly (said I) even such as the circumference of the Letter doth import, that is; Whereas you said that you intended to return within five dayes, or at the same dayes end, it is uncertain whether you will, or shall, return later or sooner: and therefore Quid sit ipsa veritas of your return, or intent to return, onely God doth know. He would by no meanes admit that my sincere exposition, but seemed suspitious of some other undue constructions of those former words; thereupon I took the Letter and tore it in three pieces, and sent none: But in my mind referred all to God his disposition, assuring my self of God his most constant proceeding in his own affairs. Shortly after said E.K. to me, Certainly here is a spiritual Creature in my right shoulder, who sensibly saith to me, Come away: So (said I) did one say to Sowle,[41] when they would have had him away to have drowned him, whom I stayed in this Study by force, and so hindred the Devil of his purpose then; as appeareth by that unhappy man yet alive. Nay said E.K. they have told me that if I tarry here, I shall be hanged; and if I go with this Prince he will cut off my head, and that you mean not to keep promise with me; And therefore if I might have a thousand pound to tarry, yea a Kingdom, I cannot: Therefore I release you of your promise of 50 pounds yearly Stipend to me, and you need not doubt but God will defend you and prosper you, and can of the very stones raise up children to Abraham: And again I cannot abide my wife, I love her not, nay I abhor her; and there in the house I am misliked, because I favour her no better. To these, such words spoken in great pangs and disquietnesse of mind, I reposed and said, That these his doings and sayings were not of God, and that by my whole proceeding he might perceive what cfonfidence I reposed in his dealing with the spiritual, our friends, seeing even to the uttermost penny (and more than my ability served unto conveniently) I laid out still about the ....ming of such things, as were by me to be done, &c. Well, on the sudden, down he went; upon his Mare, and away toward [p. 31] Brainford. After whose going, my Wife came up into my Study, and I said, Jane, this man is mervallously out of quiet against his Wife, for her friends their bitter reports against him behind his back, and her silence thereat, &c. He is gone, said I, but I beseech the Almighty God to guide him and defend him from danger and shame; I doubt not but God will be merciful to him, and bring him at length to such order, as he shall be a faithful servant unto God, &c.

Note within three hours after, came E.K. up my Study staires unbooted, for he was come in a boat from Brainford. When I saw him I was very glad inwardly: But I remained writing of those Records as I had yet to write of Tuesdayes last actions. I have lent my Mare out (said he) and so am returned. It is well done said I, and thereupon he sate down in the chair by my Table where he was wont to sit: And it was ten of the clock then. He took up in his hand the Books which I had brought from London of the L. Laskie, written to him in his commendations, &c. And as he was looking earnestly on them, a Spiritual Creature did put the Book on the outside of the parchment cover, divers times; and once would have taken it out of his hands: Divers times I heard the strokes my self; at length he said, I see here the handsome maiden Madimi, an have done a pretty while. Then said I to him, Why told you me no sooner? Whereupon I took paper purposely to Note what should seem Note-worthy as followeth.

D.         Mistresse Madimi, you are welcome in God, for good, as I hope; What is the cause of your coming now?

Mad. .....          To see how you do.

D.         I know you see me often, and I see you onely by faith and imagination.

Mad. .....          [Pointing to E.K.] That sight is perfecter than his.

D.         O Madimi, Shall I have any more of these grievous pangs?

Mad. .....          Curst Wives, and great Devils are sore Companions.

D.         In respect of the Lord Treasurer, his Secretary, and Mr. Rawly, I pray you, What worldly comfort is there to be looked for? Besides that I do principally put my trust in God.

Mad. .....          Madder will staine, wicked men will offend, and are easie to be offended.

D.         And being offended will do wickedly, to the perecution of them that meane simply.

Mad.    Or else they were not to be called wicked.

D.         As concerning Alb. Laskie his Pedigree, you said your Sister would tell all.

Mad. .....          I told you more then all your Dog painters and Cat painters can do.

D.         You spoke of William Laskie and Sir Richard Laskie his brother, of which Wiliam going into France, and then into Denmarke; and his marriage into Poland, came this Albert Laskie, now Paladine of Saradia, &c.

Mad. .....          Those were two pretty men for me to meddle withal. When you set your selves together, and agree together, I will make all agree together.

E.K.     Will you Madimi lend me a hundred pound for a fortnight?

Mad. .....          I have swept all my money out of doors.

D.         As for money we shall have that which is necessary when God seeth time.

Mad. .....          Hear me what I say. God is the unity of all things, Love is the unity of every Congregation (I men true and perfect love.) The World was made in the love of the father. You were redeemed in the love of the Father and the Son. The Spirit of God is (yet) the love of his Church. Yet (I say): For after it doth Triumph, it is not called a Church nor a Congregation: But a Fruitful Inheritance and a Perfect Body in Christ. Take the love of the Father from the World, and it perisheth. Take the love of our Redemption away, and we are dead. (I will not offend) put your instead of our. Take the light of the Holy Ghost, which is the love of the Father and the Son from the Church, and it withereth. Even so take love from amongst you, and you are members of the Devil; Therefore it is said unto you Diligite invicem. For love is the Spirit of God uniting and knitting things together in a laudable proportion. What dost thou hunt after? speak man, What dost thou hunt after?

            [This was said to E.K. upon some secret judgement of Madimi in him.]

E.K.     I hunt after nothing.

            The love of God breedeth faith; Faith bringeth forth (on the one side) Hope; and (on the other side) the workes of Charity. Dost thou love God? Seekest thou to be among his Elect? Why dost thou not (therefore) love those things that are of God? Herein thou shewest the want of faith; Herein are thy bragging words confounded; for thou sayeth, No man can accuse thee of evil. But thou has no faith because thou hast no hope. Wilt thou say, that thou hast faith? Shew it me by thy love: Whosoever (therefore) loveth not God, is accursed. Thou lovest not God, Lo, behold, thou breakest his Commandments. Oughtest thou not to love him? And hast thou not faith through the love in God? Truely thou oughtest so to do. Wilt thou let me see thy hope on this side; Let thy workes stand on the other side. And shew thy self to have faith that therein thou mayest love God, and be beloved of him: But if thou hast none of these, thou hast hate. If thou hate God, the [p. 32] reward thereof is great; but the greatnesse is unquenchable fire. Whosoever followeth not the Commandments, hateth God; If sin be the breach of the Commandments, &c. Dost thou love Silver and Gold? The one is a Thief, the other is a Murderer. Wilt thou seek, honour?

E.K.     No.

So did Cain. But thou hast a Just God that loveth thee; Just and vertuous men that delight in thee; therefoee be thou vertuous: For thou shalt tread the World under thy feet: I promise thee, I have driven the Skullen-drab out of our Kitchen long ago.

D.         Do you mean worldly covetousnesse?

Mad. .....          Yea, and the first heavenly covetousnesse.

Carma geta Barman.

D.         I beseech you, what is that to say?

Mad. .....          Veni ex illo Barma.

E.K. felt and saw a spiritual Creature go out of his right thigh.

Mad. .....          Where are thy 14 Companions?

Bar. .....            They dwell here.

D.         [He that was come out, seemed a great handsome man with a Sachet of a Dogs skin by his side, and a Cap on his head, &c.]

D.         O the hand of the Highest hath wrought this.

Mad. .....          Venite Tenebrę, fugite Spiritu meo.

E.K.     Here appear 14 of divers evil-favoured shapes: some like Monkies, some like Dogs, some very hairy monstruous Men, &c. They seemed to scratch each other by the face. These seem to go about Madimi and say, Gil de pragma kures helech.

D.         What is that to say?

Mad. .....          Volumus hic in Nostris habitare.

D.         Quę sunt illa vestra?

E.K.     One of them said, Habemus hominem istum Domicilium nostrum.

Mad. .....          The vengeance of God is a two-edged Sword, and cutteth the rebellious wicked ones in pieces. The hand of the Lord is like a strong oak, when it falleth it cutteth in sunder many bushes. The light of his eyes expell darknesse, and the sweetnesse of his mouth keepeth from corruption. Blessed are those whom he favoureth, and great is their reward; Because you came hither without licence and seek to overthrow the liberty of God his Testament, and the light wherewithal he stretcheth unto the end, and for because you are accursed it is said, I will not suffer mine to be overthrown with temptation, though he were led away, Behold I bring back again.

Depart unto the last Cry: Rest with the Prince of Darknesse there is none. Amen, go you thither. Et signabo vos ad finem.

E.K.     He sealed them all in the forehead: the 14 and their principal, their sealing was as if they had been branded. They sunk all 15 downward through the floore of the Chamber, and there came a thing like a wind & pluckt them by the feet away.

E.K.     Methinketh I am lighter than I was; and I seem to be empty, and to be returned from a great amasing; for this fortnight I do not well remember what I have done or said.

Mad. .....          Thou art eased of a great burden ....... Love God, Love thy Friends, Love thy Wife.

E.K.     Now cometh one with a red Crosse in his hand and leadeth her away and so they vanished. We prayed the Psalm of thanksgiving 14 of Roffensis for E.K. his deliverance from Barma and his 14 Companions. Amen.

D.         ................................................................................. first papers, E.K. Sal. / by ............................................... appeard often to him, whipping / before .................................................. as 6. or 7. miles distant from / him ....................................... think that the blessed Jubanladace / had been sent ............................................... to have said somewhat unto us of his Charge (the Prince Laskie) But I found in the end that it was a token that the Prince Laskie was pensively careful of us, and that his good Angel was his witnesse and message, by that token his peculiar Caraster [sic] as is before taught.

 

Omnis Spiritus Laudet Deum nostrum Unum & Trinum. Amen.

 

Sequitur liber Tertiarius Sexti.



[1] D. is Dr. Dee, E.K. Edward Kelley. See the Preface.

[2] Madini, her six Sisters.

[3] Pronounced Yenville.

[4] Junii 2. 1583.

[5] D. All things have a name, vide contra Tert. Parte libri Eraconiensis de 30 Aeris exercitibus.

[6] Antichrist his saying in the spirit of Satan.

[7] Al. alasky.

[8] No doubt this should read “Heptagonum.” –JHP.

[9] D. The second Table did not serve, & therefore I used the seventh, where all the letters might be had.

[10] Junii 5.

[11] Note of Determination undeterminable.

[12] Note tentations by the Biting worm.

[13] A voyce out of my Oratory behinde me.

[14] A Devil.

[15] Faith.

[16] Wrath.

[17] Be sorry alwayes.

[18] i.e. Johannes Trithemius. -JHP

[19] A voice out of the Stone.

[20] A voyce from the stone.

[21] The Prince Alb. Laskie.

[22] D. I understand not this unlesse it be the first leaf, being indeed the last, is of the wicked hellish one, &c. vide post 4 Folio.

[23] Arguments to prove our Instructors to be good angels.

[24] A.L. may be present at Actions.

[25] A.L. poverty.

[26] This Tanfeld served the Lord Laskie.

[27] A. L. his asnnointing.

[28] The Lord Treasurer.

[29] England.

[30] A.L.

[31] Good desires stirred up by good Angels.

[32] Distinction of words and accents.

[33] The hotchpotch, sup. ante 4. folio.

[34] E.K. was yet somewhat repining to report modally this creatures good words.

[35] C: K.E.

[36] Ne in publicum producite.

[37] May 28. 1583, when he began Al. Laskie his Pedigree.

[38] That was with Mr. Henry Loe his offered friendship as he confessed after.

[39] A.L.

[40] Perhaps enamiled.

[41] i.e. Barnabas Saul, who acted as Dee’s scryer before Edward Kelley.

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