This digital edition by Joseph H. Peterson,
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A Mortlaco Anglię,
Saturday, Septemb. 21. 1583. Die Sancti Matthęi.
We departed from Mortlack, about three of the Clock after noon: The Lord Albert Lasky, (Vaywode of Siradia, in Polonia) meeting me on the water, as we had appointed: And so brought night to London; and in the dead of the night, by Wherries, we went to Greenwich to my friend Goodman Fern the Potter his house: Where we refreshed our selves, and thither came a great Tylt-boat from Graves end to take us in, (by appointment of me and Mr. Stanley) to go to our ships, which we had caused to ly seven, or eight mile beyond Graves end. To which ships we came on Sunday morning by Sun rise: In the greater of them (being a dubble Fly-boat, of Denmark) my Lord Laskie, I, and E.K. with my Wife and Children, &c. went: And in another ship (by me also hired for this passage) went some of my Lord his men, two horse, &c. that ship was a Boyer, a pretty ship. With little winde we straight-way hoysed sayl, and began our voyage in the ship.
This 22. day we were in great danger of perishing (on the sands, called the Spits) about midnight: We had (by force of winde contrary) anchored by them, and the Anchor came home, no man perceiving it, till the ship was ready to strike on the sands. Then, upon great diligence and pollicy used by our Marriners in hoysing sayl, and cutting our Cable, (to leave our shote anker) and committing our selves to the hands of God, and most earnestly praying for a prosperous winde: It pleased the Almighty, and most mercifull God, suddenly to change the winds, which served us to bear from the sands, and to recover Quinburrough, back again.
The 23. day (being Munday) we came to the mouth and entrance of Quinburrough Creek, or Haven. And as we made to land in small Fisher-boats, the Lord Laskie, my Wife and Children in one boat, and I, with E.K., Marie, Elizabeth, and John Crokar, in another, it fell so out, that at the ships side, our Fisher-oat his sayl-yard and sayl was entangled on the Mayn-yard of the Fly-boat (being stroke down) so that, in our setting from the ships side, the top of our Boat being fast above, and the windes and stream carrying the Boat off below, it inclined so much on the one side, that the one half of the Fisher boat (well near) was in the water, and the water came so in (by the intangling before specified, nor easily to be undone, or loosed) that my Lord, my Wife, and all that saw us thought that of necessity our Boat must sink, and so, we to have perisht. But God in his providence and mercy had greater ...... of us, so that we became clear; the Boat half full of water, so that we sat wet to the knees, and the water with the billow of the Sea came still beating in more and more: And in this mean trouble; one of our two Boat-men, had lost his long Oare out of the Boat into the water; and so not onely we lacked the help of that Oare, but also by reason they would have followed the winde and ebb, for that oar, (contrary to our course in hand, and not able to become by) with much adoe we constrained them with the sayl, our one Oare, and the Rudder to make such shift as they could to get to Quinborrough Town: And in the mean space E.K. with a great Gantlet did empty most part of the water out of the Boat, else it must needs have sunk by all mans reason. At length (to be brief) we came to the Town side, up the crooked Creek, where, when as the Master of our ship would have taken me out in his arms (standing in the water with his Boots) he fell with me in the water, where I was foul arrayed in the water and Oase. God be praised for ever, that all that great danger was ended with so small grief, or hurt.
Wednesday, Septemb. 25. Circa 3. ą Meridie, jam pleno mari.
D. Oravimus ad Deum, ejus implorabamus auxilum, Cortina statim apparauit. Oravi denuo solus, pro auxilio, tempore necessitatis: Sex pedum altitudine apparebat unus, in aėre, quasi altera ex parte numis, inter E.K. Et illum interpositę.
E.K. Ego illum cognosco.
..... Tu habes causam me cognoscendi, & illum qui me misit, vel jam non vixisses.
E.K. Videtur esse Michael.
D. Gratias agimus Creatori nostro, qui bonum, potentem & fidelem ministrum suum miserit ad nostram protectionem tempore necessitatis nostrę.
Mich. ..... Loquor de tribus rebus, de meipso & illo qui me misit: De vobis, respectu illius quod estis, & de servitio Dei quod futurum est. O vos potestates Cœli & terrę, colligite vos in simul, respicite Deum vestrum: Considerate beneficia ejus; an non vos colligavit simul? Et concatenavit vos in seipso? An non estis glorificati respectu officii vestri, ad quod pręstandum potenter assignati estisa, in voluntate ejus, qui glorificat seipsum. Ecce quomodo vosmet dedidistis principi tenebrarum: vel quare vestri principes contendunt contra altissimum: & colligitis vosmet in simul ad contendendum contra ipsum, qui est potentissimum, vel illum velletis subjugare, cujus arma sunt super omnem fortitudinem: Quo modo audetis contendere cum ejus fortitudine? Vel quę est causa quod tam impii esse velitis? Sed ita oportet esse: quia vobis stigilavit gubernationem, & in vestras manus dedit violam destructionis. Sed date locum fini vostro: Quia in ejus; fortitudine dispersi eritis: Et omnium rerum conclusioni ostia vestra debent esse aperta. Ne mirentur servi Dei, de fortitudine temptationis: Quia magna est potestas impii & hiantis Leonis, quando illi est cum sigillo tradita. Ne dedignemini, hac hora, scio vestram gubernationem per illum. Ecce clav is justitię aperta mihi est. Nihilominus vestra adhuc erit major iniquitas, & vestrum regnum erit dispersum in ejus potenti superbia. Quam magnus est Sathan qui resistit fortitudini Dei? Quam magna, igitur, debet esse vestra humilitas, quę debet vel superare vel mori. Sed vobis sic dicit Dominus. Aperiant venti ora sua, & rabientes aquę profunda & potentia guttura. In omnes partes navium vestrarum. Aperiat terra os suum, & dicat, quņd devorare vellet. Tamen non prevalebunt Quia tibi addam (inquit Dominus) qui es fortitudo mea, Potentiam meam pręvalescentem: Et vos eritis duę flammę ignis, imč, ignis potentis suffocantis os totius Malitię. Id circo, vobis bene sit: Quia inimicus est fortissimus, ubi pręda est maxima. Mementote, quņd Homines sitis. Mementote, quņd terra sitis. Mementote, quņd Peccatores. Mementote, quid eratis, & ne tradatis oblivioni quid estis. In illo enim vivitis qui omnia in sua habet subjectione. Sed ille, qui cum illo est, Crucifixus ad gloriam, debet in medio mortalitatis componere se ipsum ad Immortalem Potentiam. Servi Dei, semper pręvaluerunt: Sed semper per Adversitates. Qui non est de hoc mundo, vos pręparavit, Nihilo minus debetis ea implere, quę ipse provedit. Quod mundus possit fieri novus, & ipse a nosci. Potens ipse est, Potens est ille, Aquila illa quę cooperit magnum montem alis suis. Sed potentior est ejus fortitudo qui numerat stellas, & montes colligit: Nam quicquid ipse loquitur, est veritatis ignis: Et est simul Potentia & Acius (?), in immediata proportione. Etiam ipse qui fecit Orbem, hominem in simul compegit, & omnia operatus est, Omnia ipse existes. Ipse est qui vobis pręceptum dedit: Et ego vobis dico, Respicite de puncto in punctum, ad medium Cœli, & per (?) Circulum terrę: Considerare omnia in ino, & unum in omnibus. Ponderate, vel per rationem numerentur, vel mensurate quemadmodum Salomon fecit, vel quemadmodum Adamo erat concessum (quod nunc non potes sed facies) Tunc conclude, Observant omnia cursum suum: sed verbum Domino res est. ..... sempiternum. Amate Deum quia Justus est. Amate vos invicem quia. ..... justificati. Observate mandatum Dei quia est mensura Justitię.
E.K. Jam venit alter ad illum, cum Corona in Capite, quasi .... & accipit gladium Michaelis.
Coronatus. ..... Ecce magna est fortitudo Dei, & Pręvalebit.
Mich. ..... Id circo est benedictus Deus, vos justificati & nos sanctificati.
E.K. Ian faciebant signum crucis flammere tribus vicibus, & si nauta noster cum nova Anchora ą Londino hodie redierit nonne est consilium, quod statim bine navigemus, si ita ille velit, &c.
Coronatus. ..... Ego sum de Cœlo: non respicio terram; Nihilominus terra per Cœlos vivit. Sequimini vos cursum Terrenorum. Pręparate vos semen, Nos volumus, (O Domine) in te, este parati, cum incremento. Vesta Cura non potest pręvalere, quia vestri Inimici sunt fortes: sed quare dedecore afficior, cum sale terrestrium vanitatum? Destruat una vanitas, aliam: Ast Electi pręvalebunt in fortitudine, contra illum Principem Vanitatis, & Regem stultorum omnium. Quia Deus noster est sapiens, Judicia ejus imperscrutabilia, Patientia immensurabilis. Laborare vos, & Nos gubernabimus.
E.K. Jam recedunt.
Vox. ..... Ne disputatis ulterius cum Deo: Victoria vestra erit.
D. Magnificetur nomen Dei nostri solius omnipotentis & optimi. Amen.
Thursday 26. Of September we went to ship, and lay in it all night at Anker.
Friday 27. Of September we sayled from Quinburrough, and so by the lands end into the main Sea, N.E.
Saturday 28. Of September we fell on Holland Coast:, and none of our Martiners, Master, nor Pilot knew the Coast: and therefore to the Main Sea again, with great fear and danger, by reason we could scarcely get off from that dangerous Coalt, the winde vas so scarce for that purpose.
Sunday 29. Of September we came into the Briel-haven, and there were like to strike on ground: at length we came to an Ankor, and lay in ship all night.
Monday 30. Of September we landed, and went into the Briel.
Brielę, Octobris 2, Mane Hora 9. Die Mercurii.
E.K. Nihil apparet in Lapide; neque Cortina; neque aliud quid. Oremus constanter, &c. Apparet Domus magna cum multis pinnaculis, valde elegantibus. Et pavimentum videtur esse multis innatis lapidibus distinctum & videntur multi esse gradus per quos ascenditur: & videtur esse arca viridis ex dextra parte, & ex altera parte esse vallis, & rivulus ex alia. Pars quę versus solem est, videtur quasi noviter reformata. Et circa introitum est rotundum quoddam ędificium: fenestę non sunt similes nostris, sed quasi essent Templotum fenestrę.
A.L. Dixit quod videtur esse illa arx Regia, quę Cracovię est.
E.K. Subito descendit ignis & per totum lapidem apparet. Jam venit Cortina solita ante domum istam.
Vox. Garil zed masch, ich na gel galaht gemp gal noch Cubanladan.
E.K. Jubanladaa. h jam apparet supra Chrystallum: & Chrystallus videtur esse permagnus.
Jub. Deus numeravit & dies tuos & posteritatem. [E.K. Respicit A.L.]
E.K. Jam recessit a Chrystallo versus caput ipsius A.L.
Jub. Et a pectine tuo non cadet Capillus non numeratus. Omnia bene se habent. [Hoc dixit de statu rerum A.L. apud Lask.] Ecce habes vim resistendi: Ast contra legionem pugno.
D. Perditio te novit, & numeravit annos tuos, & incipit esse fortis: Quia illi est Potestas data, Infernus aperit os suum contra vos, quia sciunt, quņd vos glorificati eritis in Deo. Ego vici quintum sigillum, & mihi jam resistitur in sexto. Quę Deus facit, non participant cum humano judicio. Ecce nun c Discipulos suos congregavit, & docet. O Cœlum & terra quam magnę sunt miserię, quę vexabunt unum & polluent alterum? Quia boni Angeli cadent cum illo & Cœli Christum metuent. Sed illi ad tempus cadent, non in perpetuum.
D. Salvo judicio Ecclesię Catholicœ Orthodoxę, videtur mihi quņd Job de ejusmodi Angelorum timore, sive casu, & restitutione, sive purgatione prophetaverit, Cap. 41. ubi etiam addit de miraculis ejusdem: sub ipso erant radii solis, & sternet sibi aurum quasi lutum. Antea dixerat. Cum suolatus fuerit timebunt Angeli, & territi purgabuntur, &c.
D. O Deus quam terribile futurum est tempus illud, &c.
Jub. ..... Scribas Dei mysteria, & Deo gratias agatis pro vestro salvo statu: Quia mare illis abundabat contra vos, & multi perierunt. Ejus potentia pręvalebat, & commutavit vestrum cursum in locum illis incognitum: quia ab illis non erat expectatus. Sed fugite ab hac terra, quia Maledictio Dei est super illam. Cum illo est una veritas: Ille quibus duabus viis erat, non placet Deo. Qui ad finem usque perdurat, quiescit cum gaudio. Sed ille qui pedem non ponit inter Scorpiones non potest intrare super Gozlach.
D. Quid hoc?
Jub. ..... Gaudium in vera sapientia.
Jub. ..... Hoc nostrum est Manna, quo alimur. Sed ego sum sanctificatus per Creationem, Institutionem & ex Divina voluntate. Idcirco vos sanctifico: non cum mea propria sanctificatione, sed illius Justitia, qui meam originem sanctificat. Estote Montes in Fide, sed quasi infantes patientia. Facite quod Justum est, & ne oblivi in tradatis vestram Justitiam.
E.K. Infinitę quasi locustę vel Arancę cum faciebus humanis illum circumvolitant, & quasi ignem in illum evomunt.
Jub. ..... Et levavit se contra vos. [Tollendo Crucem suam.]
Jub. ..... Fiat Justitia ejus.
E.K. Jam avolant pręcipites, & quasi deorum ruentes.
Jub. ..... Cavete a stramine: quia incensum, tota domum incendit.
D. Quem sensum hic perpendemus nos: Mysticum ne, an materialem?
Jub. ..... Hominum fragilissimarum. Diabolus cum illis fraudulenter operatur: magna est merces quietis, Sed qui apperit fores contentioni, intromittit Serpentem. Maledicti sunt invidi: Quia illi sunt benedicti qui se mutuo diligunt. Pax inter vos sit; quia est necessaria. Quia pacis inimici sunt potentes contra vos.
E.K. Jam loquendo, videtur minor & minor paulatim fieri.
D. De nostro decessu ex Anglia quid randem jam Regina & sui consiliarii statuerunt?
Jub. ..... Aperit os suum, sed liquor non est satis frigidus. Jam est intus calida, neq; restingui potest. Corda sui populi do fall away. Her arms are weakened, her legs weaker, her shooes are full of sorrow.
E.K. The furious Monsters assaile him again.
Jub. ..... Quis est, qui potest vivere, si transgrediatur preceptum Dei? Vel quid de illis judicare velis, whom God imputeth sin unto?
E.K. They assaile him again, and he putteth his Crosse toward them.
Jub. ..... Their misery beginneth, and shall have no end, till he that sitteth here do end it.
E.K. The Monsters assaile him still.
Jub. ..... The wall must be broken down, and then shall it be said. Happy art thou which hast dwelt amongst us. But if thou live righteously, and ascend the slippery mountain, Then shall God be merciful to them for thy sake. Because thou mayest be beloved, where thou art now despised, and hast vanquished thy enemies, with the truth of vertue. He that entred into the lowest hell, and shed his blood for your sins, be merciful unto you, and give you peace; which is the spirit of Patience, that you may live, not like men, but as those that do separate themselves from the world, to the true contemplation of God his mercies.
E.K. Jam intrat in Caput, A.L. cum flamma ignis.
D. Omnis laus, honor, & gloria fir Deo nostro Omnipotenti vivo & vero. Amen.
Thursday, Octibris 3. We came from Briel to Roterodam in a Hoy of Amsterdam, to go within land, here we lay all night.
Friday, Octobris 4. We came to Tergowd hora 3 ą meridie: where we lay within the Town in the Ship.
Saturday, Octobris 5. We came by Harlem to Amsterdam, and lay before the Town all night in the ship.
Tuesday Octob. 8. We sailed from Amsterdam to Encusen, and Edmond Hilton went with my goods by Sea toward Dansk.
Wensday, Octob. 9. We set off from Encusen early: but by reason of a contrary wind, we came very late to Herlinghem.
Friday, Octob. 11. We went within land in little Scutes from Herlinghem (by Frainker) to Lewarden.
Saturday, Octob. 12. From Lewarden, we came to Doekum (in small Boates) about 3 of the clock after noon.
Sunday Octob. 13. Apud in Frisia Occidentali.
D. Diu Chrystallus tanquam lapis nigerrimus apparuit. Tandem in ipsa lapidis nigredine, apparuit homo nudus Crucifixus super crucem: sed tamen non mortuus; Crucis partes infra manus, omnes sanguinolentę videbantur. Fascia linea circumdabatur Corpus ejus, (a pectore deorum) & fines ejusdem fascię pendere videbantur circa genna: & sanguinolenta apparebat: & ex quinque vulneribus (ut Christi erat) videbatur sanguis guttam cadere. Tandem disparuerunt hac omnia: & quasi deorum subsidere videbantur; & lapis clarus factus est, & apparebat Cortina aurea: subita erat hęc mutatio.
E.K. Jam videtur lapis esse valde magnus, & ante lapidem stare quidam magnus, (quasi Michael) cum gladio ancipite evomenteignem ex utraque acie ejusdem.
Mic. ..... Justus & mirabilis & per maximus es tu, O Altissime Deus. [genubus flexis hęc dicit] qui tua judicia manifestas, ut possis super terram cognosci; & ut tua gloria amplificetur, ad consolationem eorum qui electi sunt, & ad dolorem, & dedecus talium qui crucifigunt lumen nubdi (unigentum Domino nostri, Salvatorem humani gereris) quotidie. Ecce portę pręparatę sunt iniquitati. Attollite oculos, & videte quo modo filii hominum stulti devenerunt esse; quia eorum habitatio est facta nigra, Terra sigillata est ad eorum destructionem: quia Deum dereliquerunt, & sibimet ipsis adhęserunt; & adhuc in partes dissecant Servatorem mundi Jesum Christum [os alatur (?) ensis sui crucem] continuņ cum blasphemis eorum sacrificiis. Ve illis, quia illos adio pręsequimur, & ve illis qui inter illos habitant; quia iniquitate sunt polluti. Orate, dum inter illos estis, quia vestri inimici sunt multiplicati, quia vobis dico nuncium Domini exercituum, Regis fideliium. Reliquite infantium, & vivite, & ambulate per vias prudentię; & vivite cum Deo in domo sua. Quia Domus Iniquorum, non est habitatio vel sedes prophanis, neque potest [p. 37] Nomen Domini efferri legitimč, in illegitima Natione, illegitima facta, quia dereliquerunt statuta Altissimi. Hoc dicit Dominus; Ego sum Deus Justitię: & juravi & non est unus inter illos qui vivet, immo ne una anima. Quomodo Bestię esse devenerunt? de quibus scriptum est. Absq; notatia Dei (?): Homo ille factus est pecus. Vita illorum, qui devorantur, & talium quos ignis consumpsit sedebit in judico contra istam Nationem.
Blessed and Sanctified, and for evermore praised art thou ...... Judge, which hast said, and Rainest for ever.
D. Si multiplicati sunt inimici nostri, &c.
E.K. He is gone.
D. Si multiplicati sunt inimici nostri propter peccata nostra, ut difficilior nobis incumbat lacta, Misericordiam Dei imploramus ut ipse nostram etiam multiplicet fortitudinem, &c.
Gab. ..... Pluck up your hearts, bow your knees, & audite quę dicit Dominus. Thus saith the Lord, If you will prevaile against the wicked, and rejoyce among the sanctified, you must observe and keep such commandments, as are ordained by the God of Truth, unto those that are partakers of his Covenant.
Ask Counsel of God; Remember it.
Fast and pray.
Use true Friendship in the service of God.
Persevere to the end.
E.K. Gabriel also noted these Commandments in a pair of Tables, after he had pronounced them.
Are not these Commandments necessary to be kept of all Christian men?
D. They are undoubtedly.
Gab. ..... And must of necessity be kept of those that are faithful.
[E.K. He standeth as though he stood behind a Desk, and preached or taught.]
Gab. ..... Well thou sayest; Lo our enemies are multiplied, multiply thou therefore our strength O God. Nature is subject unto you for the name of the Lord, not as unto Kings, but as unto the Ministers of his eternal will, whereby your justification is settled above the works of Nature already; For, behold, you participate the mercies of God through his Son Christ Jesus, in us: in that we open unto you those things that have been sealed; even from the just, for the which we are become slaves unto Corruption; shewing our selves in divers shapes, to the dishonour of our Creation: Yet are we quickned and revived, because we are become the finger of God: and you are sanctified, and withal justified, because you are touched with the finger of him that reviveth all things. Therefore, Rejoyce, Rejoyce, be Joyful and sing Praises unto God, and faint not: saying, Our enemies are risen up against us, yea, they are multiplied; for thus saith the Lord, and it is already spoken by the Holy Ghost.
[E.K. He maketh now great obedience or reverence.]
Fœlices sunt, quibus Deus spes est.
[E.K. He looketh now up unto a thing like a Throne.]
Et omne opus operatio Dei.
[E.K. Now there cometh a beam down into his head, and he is covered with a great thing like a white cloud.]
E.K. Now the Stone is all on fire. Now the fire ascendeth upward, and the streaming beam stretcheth into his head still.
E.K. There appeareth a little woman a far off, and she is so clear and transparent, that there appeareth a man child in her; She hath a Coat as though it were Crimson, and hath a long little face, and hath a strange silk attire about her head. .... as ... Videtur esse uxor mea.
Gab. ..... Go woman, thy grief shall be lesse than it hath been.
E.K. Habet multos tanquam parvos nigros canes post se. Now she goeth one and tyeth their mouths with packthred.
Gab. ..... So God useth to give a snaffle to the wicked.
E.K. A great wind bloweth on Gabriel.
D. De Anglię & meo privato statu cupio aliquid audire: tum ex pietate erga patriam, tum propter famę meę rationem.
Gab. ..... Quiescite paululum, & iterum venero. My Lord saith, Let my servants sit up, and take their rest, I will visit them forthwith in peace.
D. After a great quarter of an hour, he came again.
E.K. He appeareth now clothed, with all his garment hanging with bells of Gold, and flaming fire coming from them, with silverish flames. He hath hanging about his Crown as if they were seven Labells, the tops of which come from above, from an uncertain place and distance.
Gab. ..... Venite Morvorgran. E.K. He calleth with a loud voice.
E.K. Now cometh a big black man, with a white face, and after him hath 24. They stand in four rows, and in every row six.
Gab. ..... Let me see thy seale.
Mor. ..... Behold power is given to me: Neither is the liquor that thou ministrest of any taste with me; Neither shall I be overcome, for I have placed my seat here.
Gab. ..... But by whose permission? Gag lah nai.
E.K. Now Morvorgran falleth down on his knees, and the rest on their face. Medicina Dei, malis, Justina vera.
E.K. They tremble that lie flat on the ground.
E.K. Morvorgran sheweth to Gabriel on his own left breast a Character.
Gab. ..... For 19 moneths. Behold the will of God: Because thou hast conspired and risen against the Lord, in his chosen, and hast said; It is to weet those that are subject unto thee, Let us rise up against him, and persecute his soul: let us secretly entrap him, for, without doubt, he is rich. And because your conspiracies are not of theft onely, but [also] of murder: Therefore I seal thee with a weaker power; And be it unto thee according unto the word of God, that judgeth Righteously. From evil unto worse. From worse unto confusion. From confusion unto desperation. From desperation unto damnation. From damnation unto eternal death.
[E.K. Now Gabriel did put another prick to the Character on his left breast.]
Mor. ..... Cursed be that God, and defaced be his power; for he handleth us in unjustice, and dealeth with us without mercy; Because he is not merciful nor just.
E.K. Gabriel goeth from me to one of the 24, and sealeth them. Now they go all away; and he breaketh off the points of their Swords. They go from him.
D. Qui est iste Morvorgran, & quo modo hęc nobis instituit inferre mala?
Gab. ..... Dockum, thou shalt carry this malice unto thy grave: But I have made weak thy strength. Blessed be those that entertain those that are annointed in the Lord: for they also shall taste of the oil of his mercy. I had care of you, saith the Lord, neither will I suffer you to perish in the way; Therefore be thankful, and forsake the world; for the world hath forsaken you, and conspired against you. But these things are nothing. Behold lastly, thus saith the Lord.
E.K. Now cometh a falet (?) or helmet on Gabriel his head, or an half sphere; A great noise of many voices is heard as of Pillars that fell. Now that thing is taken off his head.
Gab. ..... Thus saith the Lord. The world on both sides, shall rise up against thee, and they shall envy thee.
E.K. Now cometh a beam from above (again) into Gabriel his head.
Gab. ..... Gna semeroh Jehusan gonsag vi cap neth Jehustach omsomna dedoilb.
E.K. Looking up, he said thus,
Ne paveas repentino
terrore: & eruentes tibi
[E.K. Now cometh about his face little things of smoke, and he putteth them from his face. He would open his mouth, and they come upon his mouth. They rise out of a pit before him, inumerable. Gabriel seemeth to be as big as one of us.
[E.K. They swarm continually.]
Dominus ille Abraham
[Gab. ..... Adhuc D . . s laboro]
[E.K. Now cometh another streaming beam down to him.]
[E.K. Now cometh a fire down by the same beam that came into his head.
erit in latere tuo,
[Adjutor meus;] E.K. Looking up.
..... Now cometh a bigger fire down on him.]
& custodiet pedem tuum ne capiaris
[E.K. Now they run headlong down into a great pit in the earth, and one pincheth me by the head.]
Spera igitur in dominum Deum tuum
For thou shalt overcome;
& erit tibi Victoria maxima,
in Deo, & propter Deum,
qui est Dominus & Deus exercituum.
E.K. Now the aforesaid spirits invade Gabriel again.
Gab. ..... What I suffer, is not lawful for man to see; Therefore Cease for a while, and suffice nature: But return and hear of my commandment.
E.K. He is gone, but his Desk standeth still.
Sunday ą meridie hora 2. Octob. 13.
Gab. ..... And hereby I teach you, that those afflictions which you suffer in soul either for your offences towards God, or for the imperfections of your mindes, being void of brotherly charity toward your neighbours; (And so from you generally hereafter, how great, or how many soever) ought not to be manifested or made open to the world: but perfectly shadowed in Charity, bearing your own infirmities, and so the infirmity of others with quiet and hidden minde. For the anguish of the soul is compared with prayer, dwelling in one house which ought to laugh with the World, and to weep towards heaven. For every sin is noted, and the least thing as well amongst the Celestial bodies, as the Terrestiall is perfectly considered of. For sin hath his end, and his end is punishment. And so, contrariwise of Vertue, Wisdom (in the one and twentieth Ent ... ie or L...,) His ground is upon mildnesse, which mildnesse purifieth the body and exalteth the soul, making it apt and ready to behold the heavens, receive glorious illuminations, and finally bringeth in the soul to participate, with us, not earthly, but everlasting wisdom. The Son of God was sanctified in the flesh, through mildnesse, and was not of this world, because he was the mildnesse of his Father. Therefore be you meek: Be fervent in meeknesse. Then shall you take up that Crosse which Christ spoke of, following him: which Crosse is the Compassion in mildnesse over thy brethren, for sin sake: Not as worldlings do, looking, but not lamenting. The other part is in suffering mildly the afflictions of the world, and flesh: Hereby you become Martyrs for that you mortifie your selves, which is true Martyrdom. He that forsaketh the world for the love of God, in his Son Christ, shall have his reward. But he that forsaketh himself, shall be Crowned with a Diadem of Glory. Thus saith the Lord, I am jealous over you, because you have vowed your selves unto me. But great are the temptations of the flesh, and mighty is his strength where the spirit is weak.
But thus saith God: It is better to fill up the Soul with heavenly contemplation, and cœlestical food, to reign in heaven, and to be beloved of him: Then to pamper the filthy flesh, whose delight destroyeth both body and Soul. It is written, He that bridleth not his flesh, is given to riotousnesse, which is the sleep of death, and the slumber to destruction. But this is true abstinence, when contemning the world you fly the delight therein: refraining from pleasures of the body, Temperating the flesh, and making it weak, and that, for the Lord his sake. For the flesh and spirit rejoyce not at once. Neither can the full belly grone out true prayers. Feed therefore the Soul with the love of our society. And bridle your flesh; For it is insolent. One thing, I say, look, to your servants. See, that in one house there dwell not delighters in vertue and holinesse, mingled with such as harbour vice upon vice: Whose drunkennesse is abomination, and whose diet stirreth up fornication. For wickednesse is amongst them: and they fear not God, neither do they abstain, according as the holy Ghost by his Church hath taught. Make them clean: Then shall you feel our presence amongst you. And we will all of us defend you from the rage of wickednesse. We delight in the God of truth, and in the worshippers of Justice. Thus sayeth the holy Ghost: Lo, I have made me a Tabernacle, where the God of Gods reigneth in Justice. And I will sanctifie those places which rejoice in charity. Mingle therefore your Alms with charity. And let your prayers and fasting be mingled with Alms deeds. For he that prayeth and fasteth without mercy, is a lyar. Moreover, let your friendship be such, as is of charity, and not of this world: Neither for the worlds sake, but for the service of God: All friendship else is vain, and of no account. Charity is the gift of the Holy Ghost, which Holy Ghost is a kindling fire, knitting things together, through Christ Jesus; in the true wisdom of the Father: Which fire is of no small account, neither to be reckoned of, as the Heathens have done. For happy are those which are fed with charity. For it is the meat of us that are anointed, which is the son of God, and the light of the world.
D. Is charity the son of God?
Gab. ..... It is so: He that walketh in charity walketh in God; for charity is the will of the father, is his own delight, and illumination of the faithfull, through his Holy Spirit. The charity of the Church, is the Holy Ghost. But he that dwelleth in charity, dwelleth in the bloud of the Lamb, which is the will of the father, which is the Holy Ghost. Blessed are those that dwell in charity. Persevere to the end: Not negligently, but with good will, which good wilol, is called fear. Which fear is the beginning of wisdom, the first step into rest.
He that continueth to the end, receiveth his reward: But he that leaveth off, is a damned Soul. Many men begin, but few end. Neither is your justification by the beginning, but from the end. Paul was justified: Because he died the servant of God, and not for his preaching sake. He that dwelleth to the end, is the Childe of God: inheriter of everlasting life; and equal with joy himsef: Not the joy of joyes, but that joy which God hath made equal with the joyes of his son Christ, in the company of the faithfull. Even in this place, many persons had conspired against you. But the strength of God hath sealed them: And they shall not be unpunished. For the Angel of the Town is sealed, and his seal is to destruction: Thrice cursed are those which dwell within his government. But you are safe, and shall be safely delivered from them.
In England, They condemne thy doings, and say, Thou art a Renegade. For they say, Thou hast despised thy Prince.
What wouldst thou know of them? Cease till you hear the number of their destruction. Desire what plague you will (saith the Lord) upon this people, for their ungratefulnesse, and they shall be afflicted. Fot the Lord is angry with them: and he saigth, Judge you this wicked people, their Town, Men, Women, and Children: And it shall be seen that the Lord, the God of Heaven and Earth, hath mercy on you.
D. Non nostra, sed Dei voluntas fiat, ad ejus nominis laudem & honorem.
Gab. ..... Bid the fires fly from Heaven, and consume them, and it shall be done: Or, say, Let the Earth swallow them, And they shall perish. For I have made Heaven and Earth (saith the Lord) and .... Justice is for my people. I am a flaming fire amongst you, and the Rod of Justice. It is said, Heave up thy hands, and thou shaly be heard. The peace of him that is the spirit of wisdome inflame your mindes with love and charity, and grant you continuance to his glorie.
Deo Ęterno, Omnipotenti & Misericordi sit omnis laus, honor, & Gloria. Amen.
Tuesday 15. Octob. We made hard shift to get from Dockum to Angem by sun set.
Thursday 17. Octob. We came from Angem to
Embden, going without the Isles, and coming in at Wester Emb. We came before
the Town, and by six of the Clock after noon: but could not get in at the
Gates, and therefore we lay all night a shipboard, but my Lord
A.L. went over to the lodging on the other shoar.
Friday 18. Octob. We came into the Town: My Lord lay at the white Swan toward the weater-side, and I, and E.K. with my Children and Many at the three golden Keyes, by the English house.
Sunday 20. Octob. This day morning about eight of the Clock we went in a litte Hoy from [p. 41] Embden toward Lyre, my Lord tarried at Embden. We came late to Lyre: and the same night we went from thence in a lesse Scute by Styk-husen to Oppen.
Monday 21. Octob. By nine of. the Clock in the morning we came to Oppen: a very simple Village, and from thence we went straight way to Oldenburgh.
Tuesday 22. Octob. From Oldenburgh, by Delmenhurst, to Breame: and were lodged at an old Widow, her house, at the sign of the Crown.
Saturday Octobris 26. Hora 12, scil, in Meridie. At Breame.
D. The Lord Albert Laskie being at Styck-husen behinde us, with the Earle John of Embden and Friesland, &c.
E.K. The Curten seemeth to be far backward in the stone: and the stone to be clear between the Curten and the fore-part. Under the Curten I see the leggs of men up to the knees.
D. Then appeared one, and said:
Il. ..... Room for a Player. Jesus, who would have thought, I should have met you here?
E.K. He is all in his ragged Apparel, down from the Girdle steed: But above he hath a white Satten Gerken.
D. By the mercies of God we are here: And by your will and propriety, and the power of God you are here.
Il. ..... Tush, doubt not of me, for I am I.L.
E.K. My thinketh that the gravity of this Action requireth a more grave gesture, and more grave speeches. Bear with me, though I say so unto you.
Il. ..... If I must bear with thee, for speaking foolishly, which art but flesh, and speakest of thy own wisdom: How much more oughtest thou to be contented with my gesture, which is appointed of him, which regardeth not the outward form, but the fulfilling of his will; and the keeping of his Commandments: which is God: whose wisdom unto the world is foolishnesse, but unto them that fear him, an everlasting joy, mixed with gladnesse, and a comfort of life hereafter: Partaking infallible joyes, with him that is all comeliness and beauty. How say you to this, Sir, Ha?
E.K He turneth up his heels to E.K.
E.K. I do not understand your words: for because do onely repent your sayings.
Il. ..... It is the part of him that is a servant to do this duty: Of him that watcheth, to look what he seeth: For the greatest point of wisdom, is, reverently, to consider thy calling. It is said, do that, which is appointed, for he that doth more, is not a true servant.
E.K. How can that be?
Il. ...... Speak when thy time cometh. Sir, here is mony: but I have it very hardly. Bear with me, for I can help thee with no more. Come on Andras, where are you Andras?
E.K. Now cometh one in a Gown to him. The Gown is bare like a prentice of London, a young man.
Il. ..... Did not I bid thee go yonder, and fetch me money.
Andras. ..... Whither.
Il. ..... This is one of them that forgetteth his businesse so soon as it is told him.
And. ..... Sir, I went half way.
Il. ..... And how then? Speak on, Speak on.
And. ..... Then being somewhat weary: I stayed, the rather because I met my friends, The third day I came thither: but I found him not at home. His family told me, that he was newly gone forth.
Il. ..... And you returned a Coxcombe. Well thus it is: I placed thee above my servants; and did what I could to promote thee: and endeavoured dayly to make thee free. But I am rewarded with loytring, and have brought up an idle person. Go thy way, I will deliver thee to the Officer The Officer shall deliver thee to the Prison: and there thou shalt be rewarded. For such as do that they are commanded, deserve freedom: but unto those that loytre, and unto such as are idle, vengeance, and hunger belongeth.,
E.K. He taketh him by the arm, and delivereth him to a man with a staffe in his hand: and he putteth him in at a door.
E.K. Now Il himself goeth into a house, which all this while appeared on the left hand.
Il. ..... Come on.
[E.K.] Now he bringeth another by the hand.]
Il. ..... My thinketh you should be a fit man to do my message.
E.K. Now he whispereth him in the ear, and pointeth out h....
Il. ..... I warrant the man, be not abashed. A strange matter.
[Pointing to E.K.]
Il. ..... I have business in Denmark, and this fellow is afraid to go thither: Tell him, thou comest from me, and that I will come my self shortly. I know he will do so much for me, he hath had much acquaintance with me.
..... I care not, if I had some man to keep me Company.
[E.K.] This new come man said so.]
E.K. He whispereth again with his man in his ear.
Il. ..... These good fellows are not ready, or else they might go with thee. Go thy way in Gods name: See that you do your businesse. I keep such servants, as none in all the Countrey keepeth.
E.K. He keepeth no servants.
Il. ..... Meddle with that, you have to do with all. I pray this man, and that man, and every one deceiveth me. Good Lord, where should a man finde a true friend now adayes? I will go and tell the knave that he provide for himself. For it will be marvellous hard weather. You were best to do so, least you blow your Nails.
E.K. He speaketh to one within the house.
Il. ..... Thus you see me (masters) how I am troubled with my servants. How now what aileth thee?
[E.K. There cometh a woman round about his house, and she seemeth to passe by him. She is in English Attire.]
Il. ..... I will know what aileth her to cry. What aileth thee?
Woman. One of my Children is dead.
Il. ..... Alas poor Childe: How can Children resist cold? she might have kept it warmer. Cold pierceth, where shot cannot enter.
D. This woman is not of our company? I trust, None of our Children, shall perish in this cold.
Il. ..... Ha, A, your Children? you keep them warm: It will do them no hurt. Those that are warned, eschue danger to come: For many things are prevented by the quality of wisdom.
D. I trust, we shall safe arrive at the place appointed, in Cracow, or elsewhere.
D. But as concerning Vincent Seve, brother in Law to the Lord Albert Laskie, I pray you to shew us the truth of his state.
E.K. I see him walking in a street; and a thick man, with him; And Gerlish seemeth to come after him. The thick man his beard is somewhat like my Lord his beard, he cometh after Vincent. Vincent hath a black satten Dubblet on, cut with crosse cuts; He hath a ruffe about his neck, along one edged with black, or blue.
D. I beseech you. I.L. to shew us what Town that is.
Il. ..... Speaking to him that sheweth it: for I shew it not.
D. O God.
Il. ..... I remembe not the name of any such Town. Quem Deus non amat, non novit.
E.K. Now the Town appeareth again, the Sea runneth by it. There is an old rotten Church standing at the Town end. The Town seemeth to be 60. or 80. miles off.
E.K. It seemeth to be Embden in my judgement.
E.K. But Vincent and Gerlish seem not to be in one Town, or street.
D. I beseech you to say unto us whether A.L. be furnished with money, at Graye John his hand, so as may serve our turn, or no.
Il. ..... If I have not told you already, I will. You grudge at me.
[E.K.] He speaketh to E.K.
Il. ..... Judge my words with reason, and thou shalt finde them true, Touch them with understanding, and thou shalt finde them profound. My words are true, Because I am sent by Truth: Neither are we to speak gravely, when we take upon us the persons of Buyers and Sellers. Whosoever doth the will of his Master truely in this World, shall be laughed to scorn: But whoso speaketh worldly and sendeth out shadows, is accounted a pillar of the Earth. Happy are those which are not foolish, neither in works say, There is no God; Such request, such answer. Such earthly minde, such heavenly motions. Yet Heaven speaketh truth, and the Earth lyeth. This is not my office which I have taken in hand; yet because I have dealt with you as a worldly, I was the fittest to answer your worldly expectation.
D. As you have dealt with us, not according to your office, but according to our worldly expectation: So now do we desire to understand somewhat according to our higher and heavenly expectation, of our doing the determined will of the Highest.
E.K. He is gone, and all the Stone as red as blood.
E.K. Now he is come again, and standeth in the fire.
Il. ..... Thus saith the Lord, I have taught you how to live, I have set you Statutes, and have wished you my Peace; Follow me, and I will be your God: For unto them that are wise, shall there be more wisdom given; But unto them that are become foolish, my wisdom is a ...
These five years to come, are the
Deliverance ... Yea, sorrw shall bring forth her Children. My Honour shall be
defaced, and my holy Places pluckt. No man hath ever seen such a world: For Now
shall they say unto the Mountains, Come and cover us, and unto the Waters, Swallow
us up: for we know there is no God; neither is there any care of Mankind. I will
plague the people, and their blood shall become Rivers. Fathers shall eat their
own Children, And the Earth shall be barren: The Beasts of the field shall perish,
And the Waters shall be poisoned. The Air shall infect her Creatures, And in the
Deep shall be roaring. Great Babylon shall be built, And the son of wickednesse,
shall sit in Judgment. But I will reserve two Kingdoms untouched, And I will
root out their wickednesse. Yea, thus saith the Lord, From the North shall come
a Wirlwind, And the Hills shall open their mouths: And there shall a Dragon
flie out, such as never was. But I will be glorified by you, and by those that
are not yet dead. And you shall have power, such as I will be glorified by.
Keep therefore the Statutes which I taught you, Forget not my words:
For unto those that look back, there is great wo. Happy are they that continue to the end. Amen.
E.K. Now he is gone.
E.K. Now he is come again.
Il. ..... Thus saith Jehova: I am the beginning and the end, The root and life of all Righteousnesse. I say, (by my self) I am with you, And will blesse you in Righteousnesse. Cease therefore to move me, for I am Almighty, And inquire not of me, what I have determined; For Time groweth, and I am a Just God. Therefore Cease, Cease, I say: I in my self say Cease. Call not upon my name in defiled places; Least the wicked ones hear what I determin. I will visit you at your journeys end: I will testifie my promise to you. Be in haste therefore: And flie from sin; And flie the society of such as are accursed: For I am jealous over my people. Yea I will not suffer them to drink or taste of their vessels. Be you unto me a people, that I may behold my people: And I will be unto you both, A God for ever.
E.K. IL. saith Amen, and falleth all in pieces, as small as ashes.
E.K. Now all is Clear, and the Curtain is come again.
D. Deo Omnipotenti sit omnis Honor laus& gloria, in secula seculorum. Amen.
Friday 1 Novemb. 1588. Mane At Breame.
D. Albeit we were willed (O Lord) to Cease: yet understanding the same warning to have been meant for Enquiring of thy Mysteries and secret Determinations, wherein we intend now not to deal, but in matters before and last moved, and wherein we were not fully satisfied; that now we may more expressly be certified, and that is of three things.
First for Vincent Seve.
Secondly for Edmond Hilton, gone with the Ship toward Dansk.
And Thirdly, as concerning help for money for the Lord Alb. Laskie. And herein we crave either the ministery of Jubanlaech, or of Il, or whom soever else it shall please thy Majesty to send.
E.K. A man with a black Gown appeareth with a Cap, falling in his neck, with a big Book under his arme.
D. It should seem to be Aphlasben, my good Angel.
E.K. He hath a white Robe under the black Gown, which goeth all [p. 44] under his Gown, trailing behind him; but, the white Robe traileth not; his Gown hangeth on him, as though it were falling off his shoulders behind.
D. In the Name of Jesus, the King of Glory, are not you Aphlafben my good Angel, by the mercy and power of God, so assigned?
E.K. He looketh very anciently.
...... Impire, Most high Glory, and thanks, throughout all Creatures, be unto thee (O eternal God) first ... Secondly redeeming, and Thirdly sanctifying the World in his Creation, Now, and for ever: And as long as it shall be said Osanna in the Quire of the High God .... Amen.
D. ..... Amen. ..... Amen. ..... Amen.
..... Manifold are the Mercies of God towards man, whose basenesse deserveth no such grace and most unspeakable blessing: But such is God; what he justifieth himself, in the strength of his mercy, and heveth his honour with his own holinesse. For what is man, that can justifie himself? or that hath any thing, wherein his bowels can rejoyce? Wherein can he determine happinesse to himself? Or how can he compare himself with the trees that are fruitful? If the life of man be sin, then it is hateful. But who is he that hateth it? But even he which is above, and is farthest from iniquity. Great, therefore (O man) are thy miseries, when naturally thou art, and lovest to be hated of God, whose service is Justice, and whose delight Peace. Consider therefore the Mercies of God, through his loving kindnesse towards thy weaknesse: And acknowledge his Power which maketh those strong which have no force of themselves. Gather not up your own inventions; But be faithful servants, performing the will of him which sanctifieth you with obedience: for of dust you are become flesh, and of flesh the servants of sin; that at length you might be made free, through your own consents in the mercies of him which hath entred into your weaknesse, and weighed out his blood for your Redemption: Even he which hath payed the uttermost penny of your Ransome. And why? Not to the intent you should brag of your selves. But hath charged in condition you should maintain justice into the works of Righteousnesse. Unto whom is Heaven a seat? but unto such as are faithful servants: Wherein the Dignity of your Master is known, of whom it is said, Blessed are those that serve the God of Hosts. If any thing, now, happen unto you, that is the riches of your Master, Be thankful for it, and consider his liberalitie: And how much the more he openeth his Treasures to you, Be so much the more thankful; For unto such belongeth the ownership of more, and the reward of such as are ten times faithful. Happy are those to whom it is said, Thou good servant. Be no Gadders, for there is no house to the house of your Master. Take heed also, least you minister his bread, to such as are his enemies, and so, unworthy: for unto both these belongeth the reward of unfaithfulnesse. Be not high-minded, when you borrow your riches, lest the moths enter in and corrupt your garments: for Pride is the depth of sin .... Cease not to rebuke the dishonourers * as, o .... Neither maintain the honour of any other: For he that entertaineth you, hath sealed you for others, And hath strengthened you with Authority, the Rod of his Justice. Generally these things have been spoken unto you, and these Lessons are not yet to learn: But happy are those whom God sanctifieth; being unholy, And ten times blessed are the Temples wherein his Holinesse dwelleth. True it is as thou sayest: Generally men are sanctified, the people of the Earth through all Nations, mystically: through the mercies of God: But where the sanctification agreeth not with the thing sanctified, there entreth wickednesse. The Spirit of God is not sanctified in Hell, Neither is his holy Temple beautified with the feet of the unrighteous. It is written, Dogs honour not bread, neither defiled places things that are holy: For as Hell dishonoureth Heaven, in respect of unrighteousnesse: So, those that are wicked dishonour the vertuous, and such as are truely holy, by society: and they stink of their wickednesse. For it is written, And Satan went from the presence of the Lord, leaving a stink behind him. The light of the Sun is taken from the Earth, by the congealed cloud. The sins of the people, and filthinesse of places, are put between vertue and the things Sacramental. Therefore, it is not true, that thou mayest lawfully call upon the Name of God in unhallowed places.
D. I crave pardon for my ignorance, and errour herein: But I required not to know of the heavenly Mysteries; Onely such things I demanded information of, which not onely were above humane power to answer, (and so might seem worldly mysteries:) but also the true good news of them, might, many ways, be comfort unto us and ours.
..... Behold in Israel, the rough stones are acceptable Altars, And the stinking Caves have been known unto the Lord. And why? Because the place was holy, neither this filthinesse here, nor of any thing else created, hindreth: But the filthinesse of the place and Country wherein they are defiled; for in pure places, the defiled are blessed. David sanctified Saul, with the presence of his Annointing, and his Harp spake out the wonders of the Lord. We come unto you here, because the will of God in you shineth: But the filthinesse of this Country obscureth the beauty of our message. Not that it is obscured in us, but hindered through wick ...... from you. Therefore flee the company of Drunkards, and such as we ...... their own understanding.
[E.K. He holdeth up his face and hands to heaven-ward.
..... Drunkards and such as defile themselves are apt to know things worldly; not as wise men [p. 45] do: but that the World may be a plague to their iniquity. Thou desirest pardon, and calledst th... businesse a worldly mystery. But the mysteries of this world are put under the feet of the faithful: which (overseen through God) are generally comforted and directed. Then, therefore what care remaineth either of the Seas, or of the slimy Earth? where, on the one side, thou regardest the Ship, and on the other side Money. I say unto thee, God correcteth this world and the casualties thereof, lest those that are of thee, should blaspheme his name.
D. Blessed be his holy Name, and his Power magnified for ever.
..... Thy goods are safe, And the Earth shall provide for you. Be not you careful; for unto the just, yea even the hairs of his head are numbred. I am silent for the World; for it is not my propriety: But notwithstanding ask, and thou shalt not be denyed.
D. As concerning Vincent Seve, his state and being, we are very desirous to be informed.
E.K. Vincent Seve appeareth here, going down by Charing Crosse. There is a tall fellow with a cut berd with him in a skie-coloured cloak. Vincent hath a great ruff: This man waiteth on him with a Sword. He is going down into Westminster Ward: He is now talking with a Gentleman on horseback, who hath five men following him, with Cape-cloaks short, and mustaches; And he on horse back is a 1ean viraged man with a short Cloak and a gilt Rapier; his horse hath a Velvet foot-cloth.
E.K. In Vincent his forehead is written; Where power wanteth, rigor weakneth.
Now come there two handsome men, they have Cloaks on their shoulders, and they have hats on like Tankard Crowns.
One of these said,
A. ..... I understand by the King, that he beareth him great favour.
The other said,
B. ..... But Kings when they become rich, wax Covetous. But do you think he will come this way?
A. ..... Yea mary, if he be wise; for he shall find no better friendship than in Denmark. Here is the fellow, he hath brought a bag of Amber.
E.K. He taketh the fellow by the shoulder, and saith; Come away. He hath been an old doer.
E.K. Now they are gone, and that Shew.
E.K. Now is the first man in the black Gown come again.
..... Thus you see, the World answereth for the World. Be merciful. Flee privy leakes; for the Devil is ready at every corner. Be Humble and Obedient. That receiving the reward of true servants, you may rejoyce as Enheritors of everlasting freedom; The reward of such as are faithful to the end. God grant you may so be. Amen.
E.K. Now cometh the Vail again which all this while was gone behind the Stone.
D. Deo nostro Omnipotenti, misericordi, & justo sit omnis honor, laus, & gratiarum actio, nunc & in secula seculorum. Amen.
D. While we were at Bream, among; many other things told and delivered to E.K. as he was by himself, by a spiritual Creature, I know not who, nor of how good estate, or what estate he was of: This parcel among them he held in writing, and imparted to me; And I thought my pains not ill bestowed, to keep the same in record here.
Ganilus that, in house most fiery fairer than the Sun,
Hath honour great, faith, give place, your former course is run;
Therefore first framed clouds unknown draw near with mighty storms,
Wherein such bodies lie obscur'd, or take ten thousand forms.
Your bellies strowting long disclose, and on the harlot earth,
Seem fair to man, as when the waves as Midwife help ... r birth.
Twice shall the Sun put on the heavens, and once look quarter way,
And working uncouth worlds, build up a City, where men say
The Holiest stood: And Beares bring in usurping fire at hand,
And people spread return, whose new built altars flaming stand.
Whilst such as strangers were Catesy cry, and bloody knife,
With privy shame defil'd bekyes, a thing n ... sometime rise.
From midnight unto noon, two parts and more shall slaughter feel,
And all the World from South, caste all, down force, of fire and steel.
Small wonder through the earth at shadows fighting nothing grieve,
When mighty Seas shall dry, and heavens lie, who can live?
That mortal eyes shall see a Temple built with precious Stones,
Or Creatures strange made new in sight, of old and long dri'd bones.
Or Angels dwell on earth: but I whose firy fingers can
Unloose thrice sealed Books, and utter worlds unknown to man.
I see these cursed wights, whose borders lead thy journey on,
Shall with the thirtieth moneth, be bought, or sold, or fully gone.
And England perish first with Moths long harbour in her skirts,
The Spaniard lose their King, and France rebel and fall by spirts.
And holy man ten dayes besieged at home, with these dayes whelps,
Till he at length made free by sudden force of vertues helps.
The Polish King hath played, and friendly man shall then bear sway
Amongst earthly friends, and such as hope of former faith decay.
At last wear highest Crown, if fall from vertue makes no losse,
And midst this toil to come in space of new come laysor tosse.
Then lo, Come other times most Holy, and a Kingdom shall,
From Heaven come, and things forthwith again to Order call.
Saturday 2. Novembris we rod from Bream, two great mile to a Nunnery called Ostarhold.
Sunday Novembris 3. we came to Fure or Fureden.
Monday Novemb. 4. we came to bed to Harburgh.
Tuesday Novemb. 5. we came to Buxtenbaden, and there by 9 of the clock in the morning we took water in two great Skutes or Boats, Horse-wagon, and our stuff and all, and ferryed down the little water, till we entred the Elb, and so crossed straight over to Blanken nasen: there dined, and after dinner by coaches we came to Hamburgh, where my Lord lay at the English house, and we at another lodging, a widows house.
Wensday Novemb. 6. we rid to Trintow 4 mile from Hamburgh, a little Village, having left [p. 47] my Lord behinde: and also missing my Children and servants, which were gone before us an other way to my grear grief: till by midnight, by sending out messengers to listen and enquire after them, I heard of them. I, my Wife, Rowland, Nurse, and Myrcopskie, my Lord his man.
Thursday, Novemb. 7. We came to Lubek, and were there at Inne, at the signe of the Angel, or rather St. Michael, at a Widow her house, a very honest Hostesse.
Saturday, Novemb. 9. I received Letters from the Lord Albert Laskie, if the English mens ill dealing, :and consulting with the Towns-men of Hamburgh for my stay, and conveying back again into England, &c.
Wednesday, 13 Novembris, 1583. Mane hora 9 ½. At Lubek.
Per horam ferņ, per intervalla, varias fecimus petitiones & sępe oravimus.
At length appeared a sword, two edged, firy, or rather bloudy, and a bunsh of rags hanging at the top of it. The rags seemed of Woollen, and Linnen Cloath: like a bundle of Rags gathered out of a Taylers shop. The sword stood upright in a manner, but leaning from E.K. his face, though it seemed to smite at E.K.
A voyce. So be it, (O Lord) for thou art mighty. Be it so unto them: For they have embraced an Harlot, and have forgotten thy jealousie.
E.K. The sword shaketh mightily. Many are the Harlots that swarm upon the earth, and innumerable are their Children, and such as they foster. Their reward is ready.
E.K. The sword now shaketh again mightily.
..... He that entreth into the house of the wicked is defiled: but he that consenteth with an Harlot is accursed. He that delighteth in her secrets, shall be stabbed. And Leprosie shall dwell in his house for ever.
D. O Lord, I trust, this respecteth none of us, in common sense to be understood.
..... He that delighteth in light, loveth not himself, but desireth the love of him, that illuminateth: But, thus saith God, I will not dally with you: Neither shall you handle me, as you have done. For, your Horedom, is wilfull: and your vanities worse. But this I leave amongst you, that you shall know that I am righteous. for, he that despiseth me, is accursed; and unto him that dissembleth my fashion, are miseries without number. So, unto them, that enter into the house of blasphemy, is vengeance ready at hand.
D. O Lord, what is this? Man is but earth, where the heavens dwell: neither are the works of man acceptable, but with righteousnesse.
E.K. There appeareth a man with a Bible about his neck, like a Doctor; and he standeth miserably in fire. And so likewise appeared divers other with Bibles about their necks, and they in fire likewise. Still come flames from the earth, and encrease the flames of these men about them. There appeareth, and endlesse .... me, most terrible with fire, and other most hideous shews. . . . They be suddenly gone away. And all these men be now no more in sight.
A voyce. Happy are those that see, and can remember. Blessed are those that hear, and are not forgetfull.
D. These words, and shews, O Jesu, make evident what. .....
E.K. All is gone, except the sword which standeth in a Cloud, and there cometh a hand and setteth a seal upon the sword.
A voyce. I brought you from iniquity, to the intent you might be purified: But the more I cleanse you, the more you are defiled.
..... I have offered of old, and it shall be told. I have promised, and it shall be performed.
You have not kept my Commandments. And therefore you shall be plagued. He that goeth out of the way, shall receive the reward of errour. For stragglers, are spotted people. And none can be blessed, but such as dwell in the Tabernacle of righteousnesse. But behold, I will tell it unto you but with greater hardnesse. And I will make you know me, before I visit you in kindnesse. For thus sayeth Sathan. Lo, they erre still. Do Justice for thy glory sake. They enter into the houses of Idols: And laugh with blasphemers. They are silent, when thy name is blasphemed. Deal with them as a God: Or else thou art not righteous. Therefore, be free from Sathan, that he may praise your righteousnesse. Yea, that he may say, as he hath said. Let me touch them.
Untill then; I will be just. I will not forget this wickednesse, till you be made clean. For, behold, I have sealed it; and therefore it must be finished. For what is sealed of me, cometh to passe.
A voyce. He that dissembleth the image of Christ, is a liar.
..... Now cometh a grave man, all cloathed in white, with a Mytre upon his head.
..... The God of peace is a comforting Medicine, to such, as delight in him. The peace of the world, is the image of God: God and man, which is Jesus Christ, the son of the living God: Which knit with the father in the spirit of truth, (proceeding from them both ...... everlasting will,) opened his mercies to his Apostles, replenishing them fully and mightily with the will of the father, to the comfort of the world: Which, made messagers thereof, have delivered to the Church, full and perfect Statutes (as the Will of him, whereunto she is united and married) to be kept inviolable, and without transgression. This Will, Covenant, or Decree, (sealed unto the end of the world in the number of the faithfull) whosoever breaketh, or dissembleth, is accursed, or damned. Therefore saith the word of God unto you: You have run astray, you have entred into the houses of Idols. I have brought you from fire, but you are entred into flames. And why? Because you defile your selves with the wickednesse of deceivers: Whose images you saw affirmatively, though not verily: Continually overwhelmed with daily, and inextinguible fllames: Continuing even so long, as their errour is exalted; Yea, even in the professors thereof, to their eternal damnation. For as Christ, and his Doctrine is light and truth: So seem the impositions of Sathan to agree, or take unto themselves, shapes or likenesses of the true image of him that saveth: Whereby he trusteth in himself under the colour of meeknesse, into the companie of the faithfull: Devouring their Souls with ravening, dissembling, and false likelyhoods of truth, unable to be decided by man. Happie are those that believe them not: For he, even he it is, that is a liar, and is oldest in deceit. But as the father is eternal: So is the son eternal, which eternity of the father and the son, is the holy Ghost eternal, proceeding equally, as the finger of God, and spirit of truth, to the general workmanship of Gods determination knit together, three Persons. [E.K. He maketh a great reverent cursie] in this omnipotency by spiritual illumination, and through the holy Ghost delivered unto the Apostles, as the pledge of God his mercie and promise, is alwayes certainly linked, joyned, and engraffed into the society of those that fulfill the will of the highest perfectly, and without errour, whose strength shall continue, and glorie branch out, even unto the end of this world, and beginning of comfort. Therefore, believe: For the spirit of truth worketh wonders, raiseth the dead, and hath power to forgive sin. Through the power of him, unto whom it is ma ...... For, as Christ hath all power in heaven and in earth delivered..... So hath he delivered all power in heaven and earth to his true Church. Therefore she cannot erre. For where power is without measure, errour hath no number: Believe not, therefore those that lie: saying, The Church of God is infected with errours. For the offences of few are not counted errour, but unrighteousnesse: Neither can the stragling feet of a few drunken, bring infamy to the whole house.
..... It lieth not in my power to deliver you, or reconcile you from death and. Hell: The tormentry and filthinesse of the world, and the wrath of God. But yet, (That Cloud, set aside) which is between me and you) I speak afar of to you, saying, The Justice of God, is vengeance it self: Neither hath it any contrary, but even in the midst, and Centre of it self: Which is the drop and liquor of his eternal, great, and incomprehensible Majestie of himself, his mercie: Which, even in the midst of Justice is found out, by sorrowfull repentance, and reconciliation: Not in that it is necessairie with God: But that it is a Medicine applicable, and most healthfull to the infirmities of that man, that coveteth to be healed, released, or recovered from his soares. This is it, that must comfort you. For, as Justice is the reward of sin, so is mercie the reward of repentance. But mercie is the Center of light: and Justice to be cast off, and shut within darknesse. Therefore, be not negligent.
D. This whoredom, how is it committed, or of whom?
..... I teach the ...... Where thy habitation was, errour rained, God called thee from it: and delivered thee by many, but unknown wayes: means not to be uttered by man. These places also are shut up from the favour of God. For their obedience is counterfeited, and their prayers, out-cries. Therefore hath the Lord opened him unto you that invented the vanitie: that you might be partakers of his knowledge, and secret judgements of the wicked. Here also you entred, and are newly defiled: For the Devil entred in, and found him waking: And lo, he entred yet, and he was not asleep. But he was happie, being kindled with desire of God, else had the judgment of his bodie for this world been fulfilled. Wickednesse followeth him: and the spirits of evil counsel are at hand. You shall feel the sorrow thereof, and your family shall be discomforted. But pray unto God, that it fall not out, that Sathan goeth about: Neither that it come to passe, which he hath power to execute. For, this token signifieth your miseries, and it is a sign of that, which is given to execution.
I have said.
The peace of God be restored unto you.
E.K. Here is the man again.
..:... Two words and I have done. Nothing is plainer than that which is spoken: Nothing certainer than that which is appointed. Be you penitent, that God may be merciful. This is all I have to say. Wash your selves, and I also will make you clean. Resist you Satan diligently and I will help you mightily.
D. O Lord that seal to the Sword and rags break off.
E.K. Now he is gone.
E.K. Now he is here again.
..... This cloud is a separation betwixt this, yea this glorified company and you. Look not for any light, whilest this darkness is present. Behold, my mouth faltreth, and my lips are stayed : But pray you, and you shall not be rejected. For the stronger you be, the mercifuller is God, and the weaker is, and shall be, your adversary. Love together; Serve God together: Be of one heart together. .Alwayes preach God. I am tied.
E.K. He is gone.
D. Misericordia & pax Dei sit super nos nunc & semper. Amen.
Friday, Novemb. 15. hora mane. Lubek.
E.K. The cloud appeareth, and openeth, so that the Sword may be seen.
D. O Lord deal mercifully with us, as thy children, to be corrected with rod or whip, and not with thy enemies, with sword to cut or wound us. Let not Satan force thee to justice more mightily, than thy fatherly goodness can incline thee to shew mercy upon us.
E.K. An hand cometh and nippeth off an inch of the top of the Sword, and some of the rags are fallen down; some hanging on the hilts of the Sword, and some are thrust through with the Sword. Now the Sword is shut up again in the Cloud.
D. Have mercy on us, O Lord, and deal with us as thy younglings and novices.
E.K. Now come in an eleven, all like Noble men. One of them hath a regal Cap, and a Gown faced with Sables. The Cap is like a Polonian Cap, but trimmed up with rich Sables. Now cometh one and bringeth a very rich Chair, beset with precious Stones: Four of the Company set down this Chair for that Principal man. He that brought the Chair went away. They all do low obedience to this principal. He sitteth down, and putteth his Gown over. He is a goodlier man than the Lord A.L. The 4 pluck a thing like a Canopy over the Chair, and they put a round Cusshion under his feet. This Principal speaketh as followeth.
..... Pluck up thy heart and be merry, pine not thy Soul away with inward groanings; for I will open unto thee the secrets of Nature, and the riches of the World, and withal give thee such direction, that shall deliver thee from many infirmities, both of body and minde: Ease thee of thy tedious labour, and settle thee where thou shalt have comfort.
D. Thanks be given unto the Highest, now, and ever, of all his Creatures.
..... If by doll thou . . . within thy thought: Hast thou not need of Counsel?
D. Yes, God knows; for I am half confounded.
..... Then first d . . . with thy self to rest thee, for this Winter. Secondly open thy mind to desire such things as may advance thy Credit, and enrich thy Family: Reap unto thee many friends, and lift thee up to honour; For I will stir up the mindes of Learned men, the profoundest in the World that they shall visit thee. And I will disclose unto you such things, as shall be wonderfull, and of exceeding profit. Moreover, I will put to my hands, and help your proceedings, that the World may talke of your wisdom hereafter. Therefore wander not farther into unknown places, contagious, the very seats of death for thee, and thy children, and such as are thy friends. If thou enquire of me where, and how. Every where: or how thou wilt thy self. For thou shalt forthwith become rich, and thou shalt be able to enrich Kings, and to help such as are needy. Wast thou not born to use the commodity of this World? Were not all things made for mans use?
D. Will you give me leave to speak?
..... What canst thou speak hereunto? Wilt thou thank me for this?
D. All thanks be unto the King of Glory, &c.
D. Is it your meaning that we shall stay here, and go no farther with the Lord Albert Laskie?
..... Yes, in the Summer; when it is more fair.
D. I beseech you, Where would you, that we should make our .... this Winter?
..... Where you will. Are you so unwise to go with him now. Let him go before, and provide for himself, that he may the better provide for you. The weather will be hard, and the travel unfit for children. If thou covet to live in ease, heap not up thy wives sorrow.
D. I desire to live in quiet, that my spirit may the better attend to the service of God.
..... Well, Tarry you, and my promise shall be quickly performed. I will not halt with you. How say you Sirs?
[E.K. He speaketh to his Company, who make cursies, and say nothing.]
D. I beseech you to appoint an apt place: This you see is no fit place.
..... I will stir thee up such friends, as shall content thee. As for dwelling places thou shalt bestow them. Well, you are contented.
D. Is it your will, that in this Town we should part from the Lord Albert Laskie?
..... What should you do else? Are you mad men? Will you run headlong into danger? wilfully?
D. I beseech you, shall this be nothing prejudicial to our former doings, and order already taken and decreed for our going together?
..... What, is this contrary to reason? Well you are content.
D. As the will of the Highest is, so is mine and none other.
..... Sirha, do you see this sword? I will be a surety for this (I warrant thee) also.
..... Your brother is clapped up in prison, How like you that? Your house-keeper I mean.
D. And why I pray you?
..... For that, that thou mayest be ashamed of.
D. What is that?
..... They examine him: they say, that thou hast hid divers secret things. As for thy Books, thou mayst go look them at leasure. It may be, that thy house may be burnt for a remembrance of thee too. Well if they do, so it is: if not, as thou wilt. I have told thee my phansie, and given thee my counsel, offered thee my help, and desired to do thee good: The choice is thine.
D. O Lord the Author of all truth, and director of such as put their trust in thee, I most humbly beseech thee to consider these premises, thus to me propounded. If they be true, and from thee, confirm them: If they be illusions, and not from thee, disprove them. For, hardly in my judgement, they do or can agree with our former precepts and order taken by thee.
A voyce ..... He that ascendeth up to the top of the hi;ll, let him believe: For until he come thither, let him do his labour.
O Lord, I doubt of these things, and promises of ease, wealth, and honour.
A voice ..... Judge the Truth, by the last Action.
O Lord, what is that Action?
A voice. ..... Wensdaies Action.
This Cloud (said the voice of the Lord) is put betwixt us and you: Wha therefore may come between? Now judge you.
D. I suspect the whole apparition of the eleven to be an illusion. O Lord confirm my judgement or disprove it.
A voice. ..... The Spirit of the Lord is not amongst you.
D. What misery are we then in? O Lord, Mercy, Mercy.
A voice. ..... Dispute not with God, where whoredom is great.
D. O Lord, This whoredom we understand not.
A voice. ..... Pray daily, with repentance, that this cloud may be taken away, and this sword diminished. For the Seal cannot be broken, until Satan have done his uttermost; yea the uttermost of his malice. For it is granted him and he must strike. But pray you unto God, that the sword may be made shorter, or pluckt out of the hilt, that in striking he want power. For your sin is abominable, and a sevenfold offence in the sight of the Lord.
D. What this whoredom is (God knoweth) we understand not perfectly. If the Spirit of God be not with us, how can our prayers be acceptable?
A voice. ..... Thus sayeth the Lord, Turn unto me and be sorry for your sins, and let my Angels be witnesse thereof. For I swear by my self, that my Justice shall hang over you: And when I punish you next, I will raze you from the f ace of the earth. Therefore, Vow your selves unto me, and make your vessels clean; for your habitations in my sight are nothing: neither is the substance whereof I framed you acceptable. I am the Spirit of Truth and Understanding, and will not be dasht in pieces with worldlings; Neither use I to dwell in defiled places. For my Sanctuary is holy, and my Gates are without spot. And with me there dwelleth no unrighteousnesse.
D. Lord, is it thy will we shall go with Albert Laskie to Lasco?
A voyce. The Lord saieth, What I have said, is true. Who rebuketh me, saying my words are untrue? The correction of him that reigneth is mightie; who hath numbred it? But to his destruction. Be you holy, that my hand may be weak.
D. O Lord, the fear of thy punishment astonieth my heart: and uncertainty of it in time, and place, doth also encrease my grief, &c.
A voyce. The fool saith in his heart: Oh, how great is thy punishment over me. Teach me the place of thy correction: And where thou wilt chastise me. Who is he that desireth to meet God his vengeance, or the punishment of him that confoundeth the damned? Make your hearts clean, and wipe the sin from amongst you: And desire to be forgiven, for miserable are they that meet with vengeance, or that know the place where she taketh up her Harbour.
D. Gloria, Honor, Laus & gratiarum actio perennis sit Deo nostro Omnipotenti: Nobis verņ a Deo Patre, propter Jesum Christum in Spiritu Sancto, sit Misericordia, Pax & Consolatio in via virtutis & veritatis. Amen.
Monday, Novemb. 18. Hora 9. Mane. Lubek.
E.K. There appeareth the Cloud, wherein the sword remaineth enclosed.
D. O Lord, be mercifull unto us, and rigorously execute not thy Justice upon us, thy weakings: Nor suffer Satan to Triumph, where thy glory is expected, &c. Converte nos Deus salutaris noster, & averte iram tuam ą nobis, &c.
E.K. Now cometh one in a white Coat, not perfectly to be seen , but as if he were seen through a Cipresse; and said as followeth.
..... Who is he leadeth out the Lion to prey? or who is he that lifteth up the feet of the young ones to devour? Who feedeth the smell of the roaring Bear, or hath taught him to remember the place of his recreation? Hath he also taught the fields, to put forth their voices: and the mighty Trees to flourish in pride? Are not the Hills glad when they bring forth Corn? When the Valleys rejoice with threefold waters. The beasts of the wildernesse have not known Caves: and unto such as are made tame, is there not a ..... understanding? For, who is he that teacheth them, to make subject themselves, which are ravening, or to bridle such as are of their frowardnesse? Even he it is, that looketh down from Heaven, and beholdeth the earth, and measureth with his feet, saying,
It is done.
Which entreth also into the houses of men, and listeneth to that which they call wonders. Which openeth the gates of his knowledge with his own finger; And which sayeth unto you: How are ye become wise? Or from whence is your understanding, are your hearts become Caves to send out Thunders? Or why are your spirits thus vexed with holinesse? Are you not a stiff-necked people, and such as are despised? Are you not poor, and therefore hated. Since, therefore, you are become Bastards, who teacheth your lips to speak of my Church? Or hath taught you to urge me with mine own spirit?
Behold, I am mighty,
Because I am the joy of the faithfull. For I am called the Temple of the Holy ones, and the beauty of Israel. The spirit of man crieth out, and pierceth into the Lord, as the swiftnesse of an Arrow: And he heard them, Therefore, thus doth the winde of Cabon open her mouth, and sweareth by the Jaspar Pillar that standeth in the Temple of Reconciliation, and it Thundereth, and is said,
Be it done.
And behold, the doors open, and the Holy Altar is covered. The beasts with many feet bring up burnt-offerings: And there is a sacrifice that ascendeth up, and it is a mighty winde, such as hath not been since the beginning of dayes. Open your ears therefore, and prepare your selves to hear: For this ..... is mighty, for it is of peace. My Justice (saith the Lord) is sealed, and you have sinned mightily: My arm is stretched forth, and I must be magnified: For vengeance is gone forth, and is appeared already. But who is he that resisteth the venome of the earth, or instructeth man to avoid the Darts of poison? He saith unto you, Thus it is, because I have sanctified you, and have made you holy to the earth: Therefore will I help you: But not as you desire: For your prayers and unrighteous life shall become bands of yarn. And I will make a contention betwixt Sathan and you. If therefore you labour hard, and open fervent mindes, such as are not of the world, and can binde this sword and cloud of vengeance fast from amongst you: Be it so unto you, for it is your own righteousnesse. For Sathan hath reviled, and hath said,
Then shalt thou see.
But so long as they are Holy, and become righteousnesse, they are become safe: but when they fall, Satan entreth in. For the power of righteousnesse is become a Conquerour, if it fight mightily. And Satan shall be confounded by a righteous judgement.
For I have decreed it: and by my self I swear it.
I will be a righteous Judge betwixt you. Therefore, take heed you sin not, nor go into death: For great is the fall of vengeance. Be not therefore defiled with the filthinesse of the wicked: Neither delight in such as counterfeit truth. For I am one fire that judgeth all things. And I delight in people that are joyfull with one Banket. For those that fill their bellies at the houses of strangers: Become enemies to me.
For I have said,
My spirit is holy, and my annointed righteous. Let the earth rise up, and continue in her wickednesse: Yea, let them say, we have found the anointed: But my continuance is truth, and they are become liars. For my spirit worketh, and behold, there are wonders in the sight of men. And wheresoever I dwell, such is my power. Be therefore of One house, that you may eat together: Least you banket too much, and so become deceivers. I am one, and am known by One: And unto One, Which One I am married unto. (And I am mercifull) Whosoever abideth not therein, is an Adulterer. Avoid you darknesse, for righteousnesse is present, and my spirit entreth. Blessed are such as believe. Amen.
Even to the, Amen.
E.K. He is gone. There appeare some bands linked together, as Chaines about the Cloud.
D. Welcome be these bands.
E.K. He is here again; ..... and saith ..... eth.
..... Why are you become dull? Why are you yet ignorant? Seest thou these ..... [He pointeth, and speaketh to E.K.]
E.K. I see them, I thank God.
..... These bonds are your own righteousnesse: And as they appear before the Lord, so shall they binde vengeance together: But if you become weak, you fall. But pray, that you fall not: For they are the dayes of sorrow. The spirit of God is twofold; present Jah agian, and present Nah gassapalan. Therefore take heed. For, in the first, you are blessed: and it may return. But he that is filled with the second, shall be drunken forever. The first is power present, and a comfort immeasurable, glorifying, and strengthning all things that are agreeable to it: But when they differ, it returneth. The other is the spirit of the first, and the second, Almighty, and everlasting, unmeasurable, and inexplicable: drowning the will of man, that becometh strong in the fountain of gladnesse and understanding: true wisdom her self, and not returning. Pray, therefore, that you may be perfect: and that you may be seasoned: For it is a salt that savoureth to the end.
The peace of God be amongst you.
E.K. He cast of this Cloudy Lawn, and went away. He seemed to be Raphael.
D. Yet we beseech you more expresly, and particularly to deal with us, &c.
..... It is said. ..... It is written. ..... It is true.
D. Gloria, Laus, Honour, Triumphus & Jubilatio sit Deo nostro omnipotenti: Nunc & semper. Amen.
Wednesday, Novemb. 20. Mane hor. 11 ½. Lubek.
D. As thou hast of thy mercies (O Lord) given us some shew of thy favour bent toward us: so are we desirous to understand how our Letters have wrought upon our friend his heart to joyn with us to call for thy mercies, pardon and help: for if they have, Then do we hope, our bands (of acceptable life) whereby to binde vengeance prepared and intended against us, shall wax more and stronger: by thy great mercy and help to thy well-pleasing in thy service hence forward.
E.K. The Cloud and bonds appear: But the bands appear fewer.
D. O Lord, is our state since yesterday become weaker with thee? And shall it so narrowly be exacted? Thy will be done, who art holy, just, and most wise, O God.
E.K. The bonds about the Cloud, now are onely two: which before were six, or seven. The bonds seem of a smoky ashy collour, spirally going about the Cloud.
At length a voyce. ..... Judgement is the end of Justice: distributing and delivering also to every thing, seen, heard, or determined to his proper end uprightly. Are you able to deny this?
D. The end of our actions, words, and thoughts may seem twofold: One of us intended, and ment to be good: The other not depending upon our weening, but according to exact wisdom, what is the end of the same; here deemed the proper end, if I understand right.
A voyce. Lo, judgement is the end of Justice in things that are handled uprightly: whereof you finde the Omnipotencie and Truth of him that judgeth Omnipotently: Which beholding your Combat, hath girded himself together, and beholdeth the Lists, and he judgeth uprightly: For, he hath sworn it. Arm not your selves therefore as weaklings: But provide as mightie and couragious Souldiers, for your own defence. I am without corruption (saith the Lord) and lean not with the windes of Basannah.
D. O Lord, give me leave to request thee, &c.
A voyce. But I am just, and judgement her self. Enter not therefore into my holy places: Neither kneel down before my sanctuaries; saying, the Lord hath Chosen us, He liveth, and it is true for ever. For I have said, It may be undetermined. I will also see, whether you be strong inwardly, or privily rotten. For with the world your weaknesse is great. Whosoever overcometh shall rejoyce. But I will be a God in my Covenant and will hold on my promise: Fight therefore as it becometh you, and cast off the world. Make flesh subject, and strangle your Adversary. For unto such belongeth the entrance into my Chambers, and the use of my will, as the Horn of my glorie, For it is written, light dwelleth not in darknesse: Neither hath darknesse comprehended any light: For darknesse is the Cave of errour, and the reward of sinners. Thus sayeth he, which beholdeth your sorrows: And it is a fight for many daies, which appeareth neither in the one, nor in the other: nor giveth he answer untill the end.
E.K. There is one come in like a Ghost, and he taketh all the hangings away, which beautified the place like to Curtains. Now all the sides of the stone are darkish; and the Cloud standeth in the very middle thereof. Now the bands seem brighter then ..... because: he place is so darkish.
D. O Lord, many daies Combat is assigned us. And forasmuch as Militia est vita hominis super Terram, we are now in a great uncertainty of our Combat ending.
E.K. There standeth the number of 40 upon a great Labell, and nothing else.
D. This 40. (O Lord) what betokeneth it, dayes, weeks, or years? Well: Whatsoever it be, Blessed be the name of the Highest. Our God, King, and Father.
E.K. Now is one come in very brave, like a Preacher; I take him to be an evil one.
D. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
E.K. He saith nothing, Not so much as, Amen:
..... Are you so foolish to think that the power of God will descend into so base a place?
E.K. The power of God descending, descendeth to beautifie the place; And whatsoever he beautifieth, he doth it mercifully. And so through his mercy he descendeth among us, that put our trust in his mercies.
..... It is true: But, unto those that are righteous.
D. Christ: his coming hath been to save sinners. His conversation was among sinners, halt, lame, blinde, and diseased. So likewise: Now our frailty, or impurity will not exclude his presence, or the Ministery of his faithfull Angels.
..... What, in this base manner?
D. Do you mislike the manner?
..... Can any that hath any drop of wisdom like it?
D. Are you wise?
..... Or else I could not see thy imperfections.
D. Which be they? Accuse me.
..... What greater imperfection, then so imagine much more believe, that the Angels of God, will, or may descend into so filthie a place, as this corruptible stone is? Considering the clearnesse, and bignesse of the aire, or the places that are prepared in mans bodie, for such entrances.
D. Who causeth thee to come here?
..... Thy folly.
D. Art thou good, or bad?
..... I am good, or else could not see the bad.
D. Ergo, thou art a lyar, for thou sayd'st, No good Angel, would, or might come here into this stone
D. Thus will God be glorified against wicked Satan, and his Ministers. His fetch was very [p. 54] subtile: As, To bring in doubt all the Actions performed in this stone. What canst thou answer?
E.K. He sayeth nothing: Neither can he say any thing. He seemeth to be a very foolish Devil.
D. Mendacem oportet esse memorem. Now be packing hence.
..... I will abide here.
D. Where God will permit thee, there mayest thou be: But we will (as now) cease: And we thank God highly of this comfort and victory: We beseech him, that we may as prosperously overcome all other Diabolical assaults or sophistical, or untrue perswasion: and all his Temptations. Amen.
Glory, Honour, power, and praise be to our Almighty and living God, the Lord of Hosts, Jehovah, now and ever. Amen.
Saturday, Novemb. 23. ą Meridie hora 1 ½. Lubek.
E.K. Here appeareth the same bad one, sitting, who last appeared. The Cloud with the sword appeareth at last: with two wreaths on one side, and two on the other, spirally. This Creature taketh the cloudy pillar, and throweth it from him divers times.
He sayeth. Call as long as thou wilt, I will keep thee for seeing any more sights here.
D. Or Lord, attend unto thy glory: Attend unto thy honour, regard the arrogancy of this Luciferine brag against thy younglings expressed.
D. And of the Lord, Alb. Laskie, &c.
..... He swhall come to destruction, as thou and thine to miserable beggery: Because he hath confessed to them that are Ministers of iniquity, spirits of falshood.
E.K. He looketh on a bare book, when he saith thus.
..... The power of God entreth into the Soul or man, and doth visit the Chambers of his understanding: openeth his will with power. The spirits of darknesse are ready for every place, and can deceive, saying, This is of God. Unto these you have listened: and have sworn it as a Covenant between God and you. But I am come from God: and am entred indeed, and will make you hungry in your own foolishnesse, that you may become wise. None hath entred here with power but I. And I will tarry here. And I will be a wall betwixt you, and your imaginations: and betwixt those that have tempted you, and your weaknesse. For thou hast called upon God: and he hath heard thee, and I am he that sayeth so unto thee. ..... Laws of salvation are ready, follow them. The way into darknesse is wide, and easie, and where light is, it encreaseth joy. Be thou therefore warned by me.
Nay, I have said.
D. Thou hast said here, That thou art God, is that true? For thou hast said, Thou hast called upon God, and he hath hard thee: And I am he, that sayeth so unto thee.
..... I see thee: And thy wisdom is nothing: Make of me what thou canst, I am the messager of God.
..... Avoid darknesse, avoid darknesse, avoid darknesse.
E.K. He plucketh down violently (in the stone) the Clouds, and: all becometh light in the stone.
..... Ly here with thy fellows. Those that are of wisdom, let them understand.
D. O Sapientia patris ęterni, illumina mentes nostras, ut tibi serviamus in sanctitate, & Justitia toto vitę nostrę tempore. Amen.
..... Carmathar, a Knight of the Rhodes, was thirteen years deceived with one that appeared (as he thought) in glory & wisdom in the image of Christ. Antony was beguiled in divers wayes. The Prophets & Apostles have doubted in many things; But because they faithfully believed they were not rejected. Their hope became fruitfull, and they blessed with understanding from above. If so be also, you repent, and be sorry in that you have yielded unto the instruments of wickednesse: and follow on, as they your fathers have done, you shall also become wise: But I say unto you, That which you have consented unto is amisse, and false, worse then errour it self. For, where have you tasted anie fruit out of that Doctrine. How poor is the power, that hath been long foretold of in you. You have forgotten our own knowledge, and are become of seers, blinde: such as grope their way. Such end, such beginning. For the end hangeth from the beginning: and is become a means in it self, to bring all things to passe. But neither the end nor beginning of such things as you have handled hath been perfect, or probable: But a deceit, comprehending the image of falshood: Yea, much more the traps and snares into wickednesse; which deserveth destruction eternally.
If this may advise you, Be it so. If these examples and probable arguments be sound, Then necessarily you ought of dutie to be counselled by me: But I have opened my mouth and told you. Be it unto you, according to your disposition.
D. Be it unto us according to the mercies and loving kindnesse of the Highest; into whose hands we commit our selves, all our doings, and intents.
..... That is well said . . . God be with you.
E.K. He is gone, and in the place where he stood the likenesse of a little Circle, as if a print were made with a Thimble brim.
D. Soli Deo, Honor omnis, & Gloria. Amen.
Monday 25. Novemb. Mane, 8 ½ Lubek.
E.K. Here appeareth straight way, (at the first looking) the same fellow that last spake, and left the print of the little Circle behind him.
D. Orabam diu ad Deum, ut Arbiter esset inter istos. A .... num .... lum confugimus in tempore necessitatis, &c. A te (O Deus ) solo pendemus, &c.
D. Sedebamus quasi in triangulo, & se convertebat versus A.L.
..... Thou, O man, awake, shake off forgetfulnesse: Lift not up thy self so much; But close up thine cares against these deluded deluders, which carry thee headlong into folly, and transform thee to a shadow: By whose counsel thou art become dishonoured, and by whom thou shalt become a spot in the Book of Fame. Call to remembrance the Histories of the whole World, Political and Ecclesiastical. Inquire of the Learned that have settled their judgements in the Book of God. Open thine eyes, and behold, if any of the Prophets or forefathers (men grounded in wisdom and deep understanding) have yielded themselves to this unrighteousnesse, believing lyars; consenting to untruths, and lastly dishonouring the Name of God. Then call to minde thine own estate, thy flourishing of thy youth, and possibilities, wherein thou mayst be made perfect. Which if thou truly do, Then banish this dishonour to God and his Angles, listen not to these S ...... ersity: For the Syrenes are awake, and their song is to destruction. I am sent from God, as a Messenger to call thee home; for thou dishonorest God mightily. Behold thou shalt be made contemptible, and become a laughing-stock. Thy honour shall be defaced, and thy posterity spotted with ignominie. Moreover, such as are thy friends shall shake their heads, saying, What wise man hath thus been overcome? What is he that is become foolish? Thou mayst desire it, and consent, as before; But I am a stumbling block betwixt you, and will dwell in all Elements for your purposes.
E.K. He holdeth up his hands towards D and saith, ... Nay I have told him truth.
E.K. He hath now gotten him a Chair, and sitteth down.
D. If it be truth, then it is a token that God is very merciful unto us; and that we are in his favour highly, to give us this warning to avoid evil. Now resteth the other part, How we shall attain to good, and wisdom, from God; such as by the true and perfect use of his creatures, we might do him some acceptable service, with true obedience and humility, &c.
E.K. One cometh to him, and saith ..:. He goeth about to take you a lyar.
E.K. He goeth away, and cometh again.
E.K. This man which thus came and went away, and cometh again, is all in white; he hath a silver Crown on his head: he speaketh as followeth....
..... Deny that you have done, Confesse it to be false, Cry you have offended, And let the Angels of God see you do so, (that they may carry up your prayers) so shall you become righteous; But why dost thou write words of contempt against us? For One in our number is All; And we are, all, One. Believe us, for of our selves we have no power to instruct you, but to deliver you the Commandment of God. Rent your cloaths, pluck those blasphemous books in pieces; And fall down before the Lord: for he it is, that is Wisdom. I have done for this time.
E.K. He is gone.
D. Quis est discretor Spirituum?
E.K. Now he cometh in again and speaketh.
..... Oh, thou art a Learned man. ..... Truth in the second: He it is that discreetly judgeth all things. If his discretion be given to you, thank God.
D. Illi ergo Committemus hanc causam: ab illo hoc donum petentes & expectantes. Nos interim pič in Christo vivere intendimus.
E.K. He is become a great pillar of Chrystal higher than a Steeple. He ascendeth upwards in clouds, and the little circle remaineth.
D. Gloria, laus, honor, & gratiarum actio sit Deo nostro omnipotenti Trino & uni, nunc, & in secula seculorum. Amen.
Tuesday Decembris 10. After Diner we removed from Lubek, and the Lord Alb. Laskie went by Coach to Lord Christopher, Duke of Meckelburgh.
Thursday night we lay at Wismar. 11. Decemb. vel 12.
Saturday morning we came to Rostoch. 14. Decembris.
Monday Decemb. 16. Mane hora 10 ¼. Rostoch.
E.K. He is here, that said, he would dwell in omnibus Elementis, &:c.
..... I came from the fountain of light, where is no errour nor darknesse, and have Power, (because it is given me from the Highest) Which, (Lo) is grown and become a mighty Rock, For it is said of me, Behold I will visit them that put their trust in me, with a comfortable strength in the time of need; For my Rock is all everlasting strength, and the Hills of may countenance endure for ever. If then I be the Countenance of God, and a piercing fire sent out as a flame, not onely with his great mercy, but with his good will, and that towards you, overwhelmed, not cast down, but almost for ever buried in a lake of ignorance, and inquenchable flame, such as consumeth with ignorance, deceit it self, and a provocation too manifest, and apparent destruction: If I then with this message (being the message of truth) my self a mean .... sufficient Order for the publishment thereof, can, nor may ..... as of ...n I am) vehemently despised (the fruits of a good Conscience, notwithstanding stedfast) Then is he of no power of whom am .... because it is written. Such as rise up against my Spirit, I will destroy them in the midst of the same fire, and will deliver their ashes to the windes for a memory of their wickednesse. But he is just, and is without measure: knoweth what is, and what is to come, which hath thus said of you. Behold their ignorance is greater, and they esteem not truth. Lo I have heard them, in the midst of their corruption; yet they are become faithlesse: I minister unto them, but in vain; But behold their mouths are closed up with idlenesse. O ye of little understanding, are you become so blinde, that you will not see? Are the windows of your eares made fast aginst truth? Are your consciences sealed up, with a thrice burnt iron? Desire you light, and yet refuse it? Have you craved ..., and now deny it: yea utterly disdain it?
D. That is not true.
E.K. Now cometh a head behind him.
..... Lo the end shall become your comfort, if you listen to the songs of my mouth: if not, everlasting folly: and a reward of such, as are weary to hear of Truth. Now I pinched him .....
E.K. This he said looking behind him.
..... Burn those blasphemous books of thine, and I will teach thee wisdom.
D. Will you have me note down that sentence so.
..... I will.
D. What blasphemous books can I acknowledge, seeing I understand none? If they contain Sentence, make me to perceive it; that so I may compare it, with the Touchstone of God his word, using the Talent of such reason, as God hath given me.
..... I go, I go, I go.
E.K. Now cometh a great fire down, and there appeareth a great huge man, with a great sword in his hand; fire cometh out at his eyes, and at his mouth. This terrible man said,
..... Maledicti sunt, qui jurati sunt contra Nomen meum.
E.K. Now that wicked creature shaketh himself.
D. In nomine Jesu Christi Redemptoris humani generis, Quis tu es?
[This was spoken to the man with the sword.]
..... Sume vires.
D. Deus in adjutorium meum intende, &c. Miserere mei Deus &c.
E.K. Now the great huge one kneeleth down, and his face is (now) from meward; he looketh up toward heaven; he hath very long hair, to [p. 57] beneath his girdle, his Robe is long and tucked up. Now he standeth up.
..... Cursed are they: Cursed are they: Cursed is he for ever. I am, I gave thee power, and sealed thee for a time: Power to use the vehemency of thine own poison; but not to touch my coat, Thus he saith, And (I am) thou art a lyar from the beginning, and the fountain of cursednesse. Damnation is thy dwelling place; Death is thy seat; Vengeance is the Crown of thy disglory. Because thou hast entred into my seat: Hast exalted thy brightnesse, blasphemed my name; wherein (in this Action) thou continuest (No point of thy charge, nor of my permission.) Be thou accursed, weakened, overthrown, and defaced. Thou art vanquished, Thy time is shortened. And why? I am. And I say thou fightest against me, and not against men. I am Justice, and the strength of him that liveth, whom thou hast felt, and shalt feel, world without end; Therefore Depart; Depart I say.
E.K. Now the sword standeth by him, with the rags that appeared before.
..... Vengeance, prepared for others, be thy reward: As it was delivered unto thee, so take it with thee; That the malice which thou shewest to others, may heap up thine own destruction.
Jeovah, Jeovah, Jeovascah.
E.K. The wicked Tempter falleth down into a hole, and this high creature putteth the sword and rags down after him. Now this great creature appeareth as small as he used to do. And it is Michael.
Mic. ..... Veniat Lux Domini, & fidelium Consolatio.
E.K. Now is all come in, as was before: The Vail, the feet of men appearing under, &c.
Mic. ..... Thus hath God dealt mercifully with you.
D. His Name be praised for ever.
Mic. Thus hath Truth vanquished darknesse. Even so shall you vanquish the World in him which is the Spirit of Power and Truth. For I have Sworn (saith the Lord) and will be merciful unto you: But cease for these daies to come; for they were daies delivered: Let them be (therefore) unto you daies of Repentance: For the end of 40 daies must come: And this Doctrine shall be written unto all Nations, even unto the end of the World. The Grain is yet in the earth, and hath newly consented with the earth: But when it springeth, and bearerh seed, The number shall be the last.
D. A dark Parable, to my understanding, is this.
Mic. ..... The transparent fire of meeknsse comfort and warm your souls, rectifie and make strong your bodies, to the eternal comfort of the World to come; in the pilgrimage which you shall endure, with a heavy crosse for the Testimonie of Truth.
E.K. A great many voices, say, Amen.
E.K. Now he is gone, and the golden Vail is drawn again.
D. Omnis laus, honor, Gloria, Victoria & Triumphus sit Deo nostro omnipotenti, Vivo & vero, nunc, & in sempiterna seculorum secula. Amen.
Sonday, 22. Decembris, Mane, we went from Rostoch toward Stetin.
Wensday, 25. Decembris, on Christmas Day morning, we came to Stetin by 10 of the clock.
Anno 1584. Stilo veteri.
January 2. Mane hora 9.
D. Veniat lux Domini, & fidelium Consolatio, &c. 40. dies, jam completi sunt, &c. Expectamus pręporens auxilium Altissimi, &c.
E.K. I cannot see but an inch into the Stone. The Curcain appeareth, but more deep into the Stone. At length cometh one very tall, in a long white Gown, all open, and his hair of his head hanging down to his legs. He hath wings upon his head, armes, back, and legs. He seemeth to descend from the Clouds, and upon Clouds which He sloapewise for his descending. He speaketh as followeth.
..... The purenesse of humility, dispersed through the inward bowels of man, is that, which is called (with you) Perseverance. Which Perseverance, beautifieth and establisheth in a true and stedfast Basis those things that are acceptable in the sight of God, the workes of man. Hence springeth justification, which .... with the love of God. Herein are you become like unto us, for that we are the image of Perseverance, and the Glory of God. But in us it is dignified: In you it is, and must be imperfect: For nothing is of flesh or blood, that receiveth perfection.
The Emanations from God, to, and into his creatures (which agree in the Center of the Earth, as the knitting up of things) are established: So that one jot of his Will neither can, nor may perish, wax weak, or dwell in error: Which foreseen from the beginning, carrieth in it self the remembrance of all things to the end. Through which mercy and remembrance, you are become the servants of God: Not for your own sakes; but in that it is the Glory of him, which hath called you to this exercise: Troublesome to the World, but rewarded with Glory.
If therefore your imperfections rise up and resist the Will of God, saying, blasphemously as you do, Let us seek other wayes, Then you are not counted perseverers, neither are your works worthy reward: But humane reason can perswade and give judgement against these follies, much more are they damnable, and deserve correction in the voice and judgement of such as are pure.
He that dealeth with the wicked is a lyar, and shall have his reward: But the end of comfort is in the purenesse of spirit. But O you of little wisdom, you rise up against the windes, and yoke your wits against the mountains: Nay you cast your selves down headlong, where there is no mercy. For what blasphemie is it to say, I will be the will of God, it must follow? Is not man subject to the bringing in of his own labours? And are not they allowed to his comfort, being brought in?
The soul of man is the Image of God, after his form, which keepeth within himself the power of his divinity in the heavenly Spirit, whereby he hath Authority to consent with God in the workmanship of his Will and Creatures: Which Power being sealed up already, giveth unto man (as King of himself) to consent to his own salvation conjoyning and knitting himself together, either with perseverance in the assured hope of mercy, or (with wilfull drunkennesse,) to the reward of such as fall. Therefore, Become Holy. For the soul beautifieth, when it is beautified in it self. Resist not the Will of God, which is mighty on you: Be not obstinate.
Be humble. Rejoyce not for this World: But be glad that your names are sealed, and that you shall correct the World. Despair not through weaknesse; for from whom cometh strength? If puddles become Seas, the end is more wonderful: But yet greater when sinners are called to the knowledge and performance of God his Will, thorough his mercies. Even as one day perisheth, and is not, although he hath been; Even so it is, and shall be the state of this World. For the Earth must sing O Sanna with the Heavens, And there must be One veritie. And Hierusalem shall descend with an horn of glory to the end. The Sun and Moon shall be witnesses, and wonder at their stay. The Kings of the Earth shall become proud in themselves, and are unable to be tamed with man.
But I will yoke them (saith the Lord) with correction; And force them one to imitate anothers steps: Yea they sha;; tread the grapes alike; For in my Vineyard Corruption shall not dwell with Authority: Neither shall the Prince of Darknesse usurpe my further honour.
E.K. He speaketh much in a smaller voice than he did. I cannot perceive it.] He turned back and spake.
..... I speak these things for your understanding, and that you may be strengthened.
E.K. He turneth back again (as before) and speaketh I know not what.
..... My dear brethren, therefore rejoyce in Comfort, and the image of Peace: and remain faithful, that you may be fed with that food that shall preserve and alwaies rest before the mighty flames of Zanzor: where there dwelleth no defiled Creature, nor any unrighteousnesse.
E.K. He turneth now back again (as before) speaking. He seemeth now to lean against a Pillar of Copper, great and round: And he is become lesse than he was. Now he standeth on the top of the Pillar, Now he kneeleth down, his back being turned.
A voice saith to him ......... Swear .........
He said ..... It is done.
He said ..... The first voice openeth his mouth and saith [There is a great rumbling and roushings of fallings of Towns or Houses, as it were in the Stone.]
He said ..... The will of God is sealed in this Prophesie, and it shall endure.
A voice. ..... .................... Swear .......................................... 
He said ..... I have done.
He said ..... It Thundereth, and it is the second voice. The effect of God his Will, is not of time; and therefore not to be known of man, till that moment and end of time shall appear, wherein it must be published, and finished with power.
E.K. Now it thumbleth again very terribly, as though a whole Town should fall down into a great Valley.
A voyce ........................... Swear ......................... 
He said. ..... I have. ..... And it is the third, and the last voyce. All things that are crooked shall be made straight. The winde of the heavens shall walk through all the earth. Wisdom shall sit in her Majestie, Crowned, in the top of an Hill, with exalted glorie.
It is the end.
E.K. Now all dasheth in a flame of fire, Pillar, and he, and all, and so flieth upward.
A voyce. ..... He that hath ears, let him hear.
Another voyce. It shall be. Amen.
E:K. Now the Curtain cometh before all, as it was at the beginning, this day.
D. O Lord, for thy great mysteries declared unto us (this day) we most humbly thank thee. But on our parts, there remaineth some matter .... thy hands by some of thy good Ministers, we desire to have some advertisement: as of the Lord Alb. Laskie. Secondly, of Vincent Seve, &c.
E.K. A very little Creature appeareth, and saith.
The little one. A word, and away. The hearts of Princes, are the secrets of the Lord: Such they are, as unlock the doings of this world.
D. Of A. L. his delay in coming (contrary to our desire and expectation) I would gladly understand the cause, &c.
The little one. Those things that are of wickednesse, are not of our remembrance. This stay shall hinder a third part of his glory. But all your life is not of him: Nor he of you. If he become good: he shall be well rewarded. He is forward, Vincent is in France.
E.K. He is gone suddenly. This Creature stood between the Curtain, and the forepart of the stone, it was one of the least Creatures that ever I saw.
D. All Honour, praise, and thanks be to our God Almighty: now and ever. Amen.
Thursday, Januarii 9. The Lord Albert Laskie came to Stetin, Hor. 2 ½. ą Meridie.
Fryday, Januarii 10. Maximaz iniurias uer?orum passw sum. Hora prima incipiebat, & per 2. horas durabat. Stetini.
Sonday, 12. Januarii. 1584. Stetin.
D. After Dinner we were talking together of our affairs. A voyce in E.K. his head said,
Jam venit hora.
D. After Supper as I had a desire to shew to E.K. some places of St. Johns Apocalypsis, a voyce said to him,
Equus albus est initium Doctrinę vestrę, Et est verbum Dei.
10. & 9. sunt Novemdecim.
D. Hereupon seeking in the 19. Chapter of the Apocalypsis: We found the Text, Equus albus &c. versu 11.
A voyce. Ne dubites. Sum enim servus Dei. To this purpose appertain these places of Scripture, &c. These are the dayes wherein the Prophet said, No faith should be found on the earth.
This Faith must be restored again, and man must glorifie God in his works. I am the light of God.
D. Then, by like, He is U R I E L.
..... I am at witnesse of the light. These are the times when Justice and truth must take place. Behold, I touched him, and he became a Prophet.
D. Mean you Esdras?
Uriel. Yea, in his ninth Chapter of the fourth book. There you shall finde manifestly the Prophesie of this time, and this action.
D. Alak, we think the time very long, before we entred in the right trade of our true lessons.
Ur. When you have the book of God before you, Then I will open these secrets unto you.
D. But Alak, the time is very long thereunto, the more is our grief.
Ur. The Bible it is.
D. I mean, somewhat of our other book, Which is to be written.
Ur. I will speak of that also.
D. This delay is greatly to our grief, and occasion of many temptations.
Ur. The temptations of the world are nothing unto the wise, happie are they that feel temptations with emptinesse of the belly. The Timber is not yet seasoned, or else thou shouldest Prophesie. I mean not thee E.K.
D. Vincat manifesta veritas.
E.K. He is gone.
Honor, Gloria, Laus, & benedictio, sit Deo Nostro, qui in ALBO EQUO Justitias suas facturus est. Amen.
Monday, Januarii 13. Mane hora. 9 ½. Stetin.
D. After our long discourse upon the 9th Chapter of Esdras, &c. Uriel came, and stood, he ...... ly. upon E.K. his head, not visibly.
Ur. Read the sixth Chapter. For faith must flourish. The world is rotten, and is skalden in their own sins.
D. E.K. Read it, and in the 28. verse, thus it is. Florebit autem fides, & vincetur corruptela, & ostendetur veritas, quę fine fra ..... Diebus tantis, &c.
E.K. A voyce saith, Open the Shew-stone.
E.K. At length appeared one in a long white Garment. The Curtain went aside, and feet of men appear not now. This man seemeth twice so high as D. He hath nothing on his head, but long hair hanging down behinde him. He is tied, or girded about, as though he were tied with many girdles.
URIEL I am Uriel [said this man] The light, and hand of him that created Heaven and Earth: that talked with Esdras, and did comfort him in affliction, and the same that hath talked with you: Yea, from the beginning of this action. Therefore, gird your selves together, and hear the voice of the Lord: Listen, (I sway) to such things as are hid, (I say) to them that dwell above the Heavens. Behold, this is the last sleep of the world: and the time, that the power of the highest hath armed himself, saying, Come, O ye strength of the Heavens, and follow me. For the earth hath cried vengeance, and hath cursed herself, and despaireth. Come (I say) For I will place the seat of righteousnesse. That my Kingdom maybe in One: And that my people shall flourish: Yea, even a little before the end.
And what is this? E.K. He spake these four words in another Tune.
E.K. He looketh up to heaven.
A voyce. Blessed art thou, which respectest thy Justice, and not the sins of man.
Ur. This is the voice of the Angel that now taketh place.
D. May we be so bold as to demand the name of that Angel?
Ur. No, It is not lawfull. I swear by all things that are contained within this holy book: * By the seat of God, and him that sitteth thereon. That the words, which have been spoken in this Action, and shall be now spoken by me, are true: Three years are yet to come; even in this moneth, (that beginneth the fourth year) shall the Son of perdition be known unto the whole world: Suddenly creeping out of his hole an Adder, leading out her young ones after her to devour the dust of the earth.
D. The sentence is dark, in respect of the time. Consider well.
D. I suspect 42 moneths (now and then) to be understood for an year.
Ur. This moneth in the fourth year, shall Antichrist be known unto all the world. Then shall wo, wo, dwell amongst the Kings of the earth: For they sha;ll be chosen all anew. Neither shall there any that ruleth now, or reigneth as a King, or Governour of the ...... le, live unto the end of the third year: But they shall all perish.
Their Kingdomes be overthrown.
The earth wasted. The Rivers become bloud, with the bloud of men and beasts mixed together. In this time shall the Turkish state be rooted up, and cast from the earth. And instead of him shall enter in that Devil: the father of liars, and such as dwell in the house of Vanity. Behold, This * Prince shall fly through his Kingdoms, as the Greyhound after his spoyl: devouring his possessions, and cutting down the wicked: But he shall become proud. The Prophets of the Lord shall descend from Heaven, cloathed with their old Garments very fresh, and not stained. Thy eyes shall see them. Out of these books shall the true Doctrine of the Prophets, and Apostles be gathered: Which are not to be understood, but with the spirit of understanding, the spirit of wisdom, and truth. Behold, I will say unto you my self.
For, the voyce of the Lord is with power. therefore, be milde, and of humble spirit. For lo, the time shall come. And I have seven books, such as shall be dilivered unto one of you. And I will meet thee walking in the fields. And will stretch forth my hand, saying, Come: Then shall thine eyes see those things, that thy spirit doth. And thou shalt become a man of understanding: For I will give thee bread, and thou shalt eat it, such, as shall be the bread of sufficient comfort.
E.K. It thundreth in the stone. Of thee, [pointing to E.K.] thus sayeth the Lord.
Thou art flesh, and become stubborn. Thy judgement waxeth dull, and thy heart sealed: But I will unseal thee; and thou shalt be partaker: But (because thou hast offended me) not with power in worldly things, I will make thee a great Seer: Such an one, as shall judge the Circle of things in nature. But heavenly understanding, and spiritual knowledge shall be sealed up from thee in this world: For, thou art become stony, and hast cried out against my Saints. Notwithstanding, your life shall be together. Thou shalt be a workman of nature, looking into the Chambers of the earth: The Treasures of men. Meny things are pluckt from thee, which were thine: But not from you, because I have promised them.
What is he, that bridled the windes, D. At your prayers? Or, who is he that preserved you from the bloudy imaginations of men, [and] hatreds of the world invincible? Is it not he, that is God of Heaven and Earth? Is it not he, that made both flesh and Soul? Yea, even he it is, that sayeth. Fly from the wiskednesse, and society with Devils. Leave off to sin against the Lord: foe he is of great power. This is the last time that any shew shall be made in this stone. For, lo, the promise of the most highest shall be fulfilled.
E.K. Now I see all those men, whose feet I saw before: And there sitteth One in a Judgement seat, with all his teeth fiery. And there sit six, on one side of him, and six on the other. And there sit twelve in a lower seat under them. A;; the place is like Gold, garnished with precious stones, On his head is a great stone; covering his head; a stone most bright, brighter then fire. Four bring in a man bound. Now all is gone except Uriel.
Ur. The end of words, the beginning of deeds.
A voyce. Seal it up: For, it is at an end.
D. What is your will, that I shall do with this stone.
Ur. All is said: and I am sealed for time to come.
D. Deo omnipotenti, vero, vivo, & ęterno sit omnis honor, Laus, Gloria, Potentia, virtus & victoria: nunc & in sempiterna seculorum secula. Amen.
Wednesday, January 15. we went from Stetin to Stargart.
Sunday, January 19. we came to Posen.
Ecclesia Cathedralis Posnanienses fundabatur anno 1024, per Winceslaum Regem Christianum factum cujus sepulchrum in inferiori parte Ecclesię extat, lapide egregie extructum.
Saturday, January 25. [Greek quote omitted for now] (i.e. Magnum adii vitę periculum oer iniquitatem E.K. contra me.)
Sunday, January 26. ...... Invisibam Bibliothecam Ecclesię Cathedralis.
Monday, January 27. rixai kum oxore breuez. (Rixę cum uxoire breves.)
Tuesday, January 28. We went from Posen.
Thursday, Jan. 30. We came to Kinin Town, over the long and dangerous Bridge, with much cumber at one broken place, by reason of the huge Cakes of ice, which lay there.
Saturday, Februarii, 1. We passed the dangerous way of Ice, having 25 men to cut the Ice for our Coaches to come through above two English miles long: but for all that great help, we could not get to Vinew City that night, by reason of the great water and Ice hard by the Town, which was broken over the banks into the medows very deep.
Sunday, Februarii 2. We came over the great water, the Ice being most part (with that nights winde) driven away out of our passage.
Monday, Feb. 3. We came by Shadek to Lasko Town, and there were lodged in the Provost his fair house by the Church.
Tuesday Februarii 11, Stilo veteri, ast 21. Stilo nouo.
D. After our prayers of the 7 Psalms, and my particular invitation and calling for God his help, and the ministery of his good Angels: After (I say) more than half an hour space attendance; E.K. seemed and thought that he felt a thing about his head, as if it clawed with Hawks claws. It continued no long time. And toward the Easterly corner of my great study above, seemed to E.K. clouds to appear, far off, as at a quarter of a mile distance. Then appeared a Sea, endlesse one way, and a Haven mouth with a River which fell or ran into that mouth. And besides that River doing down into the Haven, did another River appear by running into the Sea, without any Haven making or having. The water of this Sea, is not like Sea-water, but rather like Quicksilver. Now cometh a mountain, and swimmeth upon that main Sea. Now that mountain seemeth to rest and stand before that River mouth, that is by the Haven.
A voice. ..... Measure me.
E.K. Now seemeth a great thing like a man to stand, with one leg in the foresaid River, and with the other in the said Sea, by having a comer of the ... id between his said legs. His right leg is in the River, and his left in the Sea. His right leg seemeth gold, and his left leg lead. The mountain standeth before him. His legs are like two posts, of the substance of the Rainbow. He is very high: he hath a face, but with many eyes and noses, but not distinctly to be discerned. His body seemeth to be red Brasse. He standeth with his arms abroad, and no hands appear. His right arme is of the colour of silver; His left arme seemeth to be black; twinkling. His head is much of the colour of that Sea wherein his left leg standeth. Now beginneth a right hand to appear; a fair right hand.
A voice said to this man. ..... Measure the Water.
He answered. ...... It is 250 Cubits.
A voice. ..... Measure that foot of earth.
E.K. He pointeth to the mountain.
Answer. ..... It is a cube twice doubled in himself in a straight line.
E.K. One speaketh behind me, saying.
..... Measure the Sea also.
Answer. ..... It is 750. Cubits.
E.K. He now stoopeth to it, and taketh of it in his hand.
He saith. ..... The fourth in the third, and three in himself square. The age of Nature.
E.K. Now all is gone, all is clear, and nothing appeareth.
D. At length after this, E.K. heard from the foresaid corner of the Study, the noise, as of a Ship tossed and jolted of the waves of the Sea. After that E.K. saw one that stood all covered in a white cloud by the Easterly corner of the Table, above the Table in the Air. He said.
..... Beati sunt, quibus veritas, spes, & consolatio est: & quibus luminaria majora inserviunt, in fortitudine & potentia ęterni & Omnipotentis Dei.
E.K. Now the cloud covereth him, and abideth.
E.K. Now he cometh out of the cloud and stepeth three steps forward, [p. 63] and the cloud standeth behind him, like a garment ..... At length he said.
..... Then is their blessednesse, eternal life.
E.K. I never saw him before: He is covered with a red Purple Robe, such as my Lord, here, useth; but made somewhat like a Surplesse. His head is covered with feathers like Down: His face is like a childes face: His neck is bare: His legs are ba. ... most white: His garment cometh not but to the small of his leg. He standeth upon a white great round Table, like Chrystal, all written with letters, infinitely. On the middle of the Table is a great swelling or pommel of the same substance the Table is of. Upon that pommel he standeth. He hath nothing in his hands; neither can his hands be discerned. His Robe hath no sleeves.
He said. ..... Non possum diutius videri: Servus sum Altissimi: Novi Terram in paradiso. Spiritus sum SAPIENTIĘ: Nomen meum est NALVAGE.
E.K. He maketh a crosse upon the place where he standeth.
Nal. ..... Beatus Pater: Beatus Filius: Beatus Spiritus Sanctus. Bea... tu...: Mensuratio rerum & substantiarum omnium visibilium & invisibilium, verus & sanctus est Deus in promissis suis & veritas ejus, Talis est.
E.K. Hereupon he sheweth a round Globe.
..... Cœlum, Mundus, Angelus, Homo, Nihil, & non nihil, & omne quod est, vel erat, Nihil est nisi splendor, Gubernatio, & unitas Dei: Quę a Centro formata est reformata est, ab initio ad tempus mensuratum, & in perpetuum, Laus tibi in Cęlo, Laus tibi in inferno, ubi non est Laus, nec Gloria. Quę jam infusa sentio, doceo: Sed modo, lingua, & ideomate prędicto.
E.K. He tumeth round when he speaketh.
Nal. ..... Omnis Caro maximč est sibi applicabilis, in naturę & perfecctione sua. Igitur revelanda sunt Mysteria Dei, non ut audiantur, sed ut intelligantur.
E.K. Now cometh a great smoak.: now I see nothing: now he is gone.
A voice. ..... Hear.
[E.K. I see no body.]
E.K. Methinketh that two speak, or else this voice giveth an echo.
..... The impatient and troublesome spirits of indignation, wrath, blasphemy, and disobedience, continually contend, bear arms, and ravenously run wilfully, against those that are the .... Messager and Angles of the Dignified and Triumphant Glory: which is now the Ministery of him that is Dignified in his Father: To the honour and glory of those that are humble and faithful in obedience. Yea those wicked ones keep open wars against God, and his Annointed in Heaven and Earth, onely for the safeguard and true keeping of such as love God, and follow his Commandments, rejoyce in Truth, and are visited in Righteousnesse.
Dark speeches to the flesh: but words mixed with humane understanding: wherein briefly I will manifest the envy between the wicked (in respect of their enviousnesse) and those that are justified in Heaven; which fight in the government of mans soul in the Creatures of God: Not in that they shall overcome: But in that they are envious and proud from the beginning.
Their contention is evidently amongst you, which are joyned in the service of God: Not as Deservers, but as Chosen; whose vessels and power, are best known unto God.
E.K One standeth on my left shoulder and saith.
Sinister. ..... Dost thou not hear, how like a fool he speaketh, without all reason? Thou art a spirit of lying. Thou art one farthest from the glory of God. Thou art a sower of lyes, and a teacher of false doctrine.
E.K. Thus saith he on my left hand.
Sinister. ..... Speak, for I have power over thee. Canst thou deny it?
Dexter. ..... Thou thinketh so, because thou hadst power: But the brightnesse thou hadst, is turned into iniquity. True it is, thou hadst power to banish the wicked out of Paradise: But me thou knowest not; because thou hast not banished me. In respect of thy dignification (which sprang with power) I say with the Hallelujah: But in respect of thy fall, Thus saith the Lord; Posui tenebras ą tergo meo.
Sinister. ..... Fy upon God, that ever he created me.
Dexter. ..... Even thus, do they seek continually to enter into the weakest vessel: of envy, not to triumph; for they know they shall not: but they hinder the time with man, wherein they may offend his conscience.
E.K. I hear howlingand lamenting.
Dexter. ..... Such are those of whom thou seekest aid and comfort: Those that appear unto thee, have sought thy soul; And the fruit of them, is according to their destruction. Believe them not. It is said before. Thou dealest with devils. What reward shall he reap, that fighteth against the Highest? Or taketh part with such as are banished from Righteousnesse? Much more shall his punishment be, which seeketh help of those that are dishonoured. For dishonour ..... to imperfection, and is become a monster for destruction.
It is written .... Nothing can stand before the Lord, that is imperfect; Much more that imperfection weakened, which obeyeth the imperfect. Leave, for the kingdom of Righteousnesse is at hand, And thou must vow. Hear the Lord, That thy sins may be forgiven thee: For the Prophesies of the Lord are not uttered to the world, with the seales of the wicked. Therefore become holy, that thou mayest augment the benefit of God bestowed amongst you: and render it to the world, as the message of truth, with thanksgiving. Meum est pauca dicere.
D. Sed quis sis, Nescimus, an non idem Naluage, qui nobiscum prius egisti hodie?
Nal. ..... I am.
E.K. Why call you those Devils, with whom I deal; not offending my conscience, but intending to do good to my self and my neighbours? If you be of God, where is the fruit of your doctrine? &c.
Nal. ..... If they were not Devils and enemies of truth, they would praise and honour God in his Messengers of truth. But because these Actions are true, and the truth of them shall be the destruction of their kingdom; Therefore devilishly and enviously they resist the will of God. Denying the power; Blaspheming his truth, and infecting his vessels.
In our Doctrine there is nothing taught but the state of the world, here, and to come. The prophesies or time, and the knitting up of God his mysteries, opened from time to time, to those that are his sanctified: as testimonies in the Creation and Operation of his Creatures; whereof this doctrine is a part. The Prophets in their times were not ignorant by revelation of the good will of their Creator. The Apostles in Christ his kingdom, were made partakers of the mysteries to come, of the state of mans salvation; and ending of this combat, which is in that day, when all Creatures shall receive their reward. The Church of God is alwayes garnished and furnished with spiritual Revelations: as a Mansion or Dwelling-place of the Holy Ghost.
Those latter dayes, and end of harvest must have also Labourers: For no Age passeth away, but through the hands of God, who maketh the end of his doings known to the World: To the end, the World may consent unto him in Glory. So that this Doctrine, is the mysteries of the word of God, sealed from the beginning, now delivered unto man, for that Reformation which must be in One unity established unto the end. The very part of that Circle, which comprehendeth the Mysteries of the Highest, in his Prophets, Apostles, and Ministers yet to come, which are alive, and shall bear witnesse of eternal Comfort.
The fruit of our Doctrine is, that Fod should be praised. For of our selves we seek no glory: But we serve you to your comfort, teaching you the will of God, in the self same Christ, that was crucified, sold and died in the Patriarchs, and published to the World by his Disciples, and is now taught unto you, in the remission of sins .... greatest in the World, for the end of all things. The very key and entrance into the secret mysteries of God, (in respect of his determination on earth) bringing with it reward in the end of eternal glory, which is the greatest Treasure. Those that tempt thee, do it in respect of the fear they have of the power of God, springing in thee.
Let this suffice. The World is vain in respect of eternal joyes. Heaven and Earth passeth away. The reward of the Righteous endureth.
Nal. ..... What do you see imperfect, in all that hath been delivered?
Nal. ..... You have 49 Tables: In those Tables are contained the mystical and holy voices of the Angels: dignified: and in state disglorified and drent in confusion: which pierceth Heaven, and looketh into the Center of the Earth: the very language and speech of Children and Innocents, such as magnifie the name of God, and are pure.
Wherein, the Apostles understood the diffuse sound of the World, imperfected for mans transgression. These Tables are to be written, not by man, but by the finger of her which is mother to Vertue [D. Madimi said her mother would write them, An. 1583.] Wherein the whole World, (to flesh incredible) all Creatures, and in all kinds, are numbred, in being, and multitude. The measure and proportion of that substance, which is Transitory, and shall wax old.
These things and mysteries are your parts, and portions sealed, as well by your own knowledge, as the fruit of your Intercession.
The knowledge of Gods Creatures.
Unto me are delivered five parts of a time: Wherein I will open, teach, and uncover the secrets of that speech, that holy mysterie. To the intent the CABALA of NATURE, in voice, substance of bodie, and measure in all parts may be known. For there is nothing secret, but it shall be revealed, and the son of GOD shall be known in POWER, and establish a Kingdom with righteousnesse in the earth, and then cometh the end.
For the earth must come under subjection, and must be made pure. That death may be swallowed in his own Kingdom, and the enemy of righteousnesse finde no habitation. The word or God endureth for ever. His promises are just. His spirit is truth. His judgements inscrutable. Himself Universall. He it is of whom you labour. The promises of God in this earthly Noble man shall be fulfilled. Salomon used the places of honour, and was exalted.
Thus sayeth the Lord.
I have sealed him against hatred; and have made his seat open. Let him therefoe arise up, that the people may see him. For mortal men have places of honour, and in their own Courts, they come to be exalted: Who is he that made the earth, and dignified him with a living Soul? Even he it is that exalteth, and in whose hands the Kingdoms of the earth are setled.
Behold, the fifth time shall come, (in respect of the parts of time) and it is the day, that hath been promised. Then shall your eyes be open. Then shall you see.
A voyce. Stay there. .....
Nal. I obey.
E.K. Now I see him passe away over the Christalline Table, which is round like a Cart wheel, having a great knop in the middle.
D. As concerning our ordering of the Table, and the rest of the furniture, we are desirous to know, what is now to be done: seing now we are come to the end of this first journey.
A voyce. Be it thy charge. I will put to my hand.
D. Mean you it to be my charge to order these things, as my imagination shall be instructed, by God his favour.
A voyce. It is so said before.
D. Gloria, Honour, & gratiarum actio Deo omnipotenti Deo nostro Domino & Patri Nostro: nunc, & in sempiterna seculorum secula. Amen.
Tuesday, February 18. a Meredie hora 3. Lasko. Stylo veteri, ast 28. Die stilo novo.
D. After some prayers made, E,K. saw (as he thought) Nalvage standing at my left hand.
D. In nomine Jesu Christi Redemptoris nostri, Estis vos Nalvage?
Nal. Tu dicis.
E.K. The lower part of him is in a Cloud: but all his upper part is out, he hath a thing like a Pall hanging down behinde him from his head; He hath like a round .... of boane in his hand, be seemeth to be as farre as the Church. And I see him, as well winking as directing my open sight on him.
Nal. What is it you require?
D. The exposition of the time delivered to you in five parts.
Nal. Read it.
D. I read, and when I came to the place, that death may be swallowed, &c. Nalvage said as followeth.
Nal. That is the last Conquest. Go forward.
D. In reading?
D. I read to the end.
Nal. The finger of the highest peruseth nature amongst you by himself, and in her own motion. Through which action things become, that were not (by Generation:) And in the same time vanish, as though they were not (by corruption.) A year it is; Wherein nature looketh with many eyes through .... dwelling places: unto some as a Nurse: and to the rest as a step-mother. And so it is meant in the Scriptures. For, a time is an year, purposed by determination in the judgement of God; which is not known to man, how, or when it shall happen. Another year is a time established, and presently delivered, as the present judgement of God. This is that I speak of. A time is an year. The parts are known amongst you.
E.K. I never heard any speak so leisurely.
Nal. Now look to your understanding. I speak of two years. One appointed in the judgement and determination of God to come, and unknown to man. The other the time of the judgement of God (and before determined) now present: Notwithstanding, before determined. There is difference between an year mystically promised, and unknown: and the time that is mystically promised and known. Annus mysticus sumitur duplicitee: Unus, qui est Tempus cognitum Deo, & homini non revelatum: Tempus, hoc dicitur, apud Deum. Annum nos illud computamus. Aliud est pręfinicum, cognitum Deo & Angelis, & revelatum homini: & Annus est pręsens. This last is the year I speak of.
D. What are your parts of that year?
Nal. March, April, May, June, July, August. ..... In illo autem die, invenietis Christum. The words of this Doctrine must agree, alnd times.
E.K. When come you with the rest of your word?
Nal. As it is given me, so I give it unto you.
A great impatience.
[D. He was
thus interrupted by E.K.] – “Must end their course in the promise
”[in] These weeks are the fruits of my labour to be known For I must unfold unto you, and
”open the secrets of this mystical, and Delivered speech: Whereby you may talk in mortal
”sounds with such as are immortal: And you may truely know the nature, and use of God his
”Creatures. Therefore, be diligent in hearing, and Receiving. For the course of man is con-
”trary: But the determination of God most certain.
You are answered.
..... Mean you these lenten weeks, or the weeks of all the fore-rehersed moneths?
..... Of my whole appointed time.
E.K. He standeth higher up.
..... May we (without offence) require your ..... at all times. as our case requireth?
Nal. Your labour is my readinesse.
..... You see I have an Ague: What is your counsel therein?
Nal. I have to counsel you (from God.)
D. Blessed be the Fountain of counsel, and of all goodnesse.
E.K. He sheweth an house; and six or seven on the top of it with Torches: They are like shadows.
..... In the name of God what may this mean?
E.K. These shadows go up and down the side of the house, thrusting their Torches into the sides of it. The house is like this very house. They go round about the house. There are eight of them. They have claws like Eagles. When they sit, they are like Apes. They set a fire on it, and it burneth mightily; Now your wife runneth out, and seemeth to leap over the Galery rayl, and to ly as dead. And now come you out of door, and the Children stand in the way toward the Church. And you come by the yern door; and kneel, and knock your hand on the earth. They take up your wife; her head waggleth this way and that way. You look up to heaven still, and kneel upon one of your knees. The stone house quivereth and quaketh, and all the roof of the house falleth into the house, down upon the Chests. And one of these baggage things laugheth. The house burneth all off. Your wife is dead, all her face is battered. The right side of her face, her teeth and all is battered. She is bare legged, she hath a white Peticote on. Now the apparition is all gone.
Marie seemeth to be pulled out of a pool of water, half alive, and half dead, her hair hanging about her ears. They hold her up. Now they carry her out at the Gate. You seem to runne in the fields, and three or four men after you. You run through waters. All disappeareth, And now Nalvage appeareth again. He seemeth to have wept.
Nal. ..... God giveth you warning that you may eschue them,
D. And how shall I eschue them?
Nal. ..... Thus sayeth the Lord. Behold, I have sealed thee for my self: for my people and for my servant. Therefore shalt thou not perish; No, not the least hair of thy bodie. Fear not, be strong in faith. for I come shortly. Hearken therefore to my voice, I say, therefore hearken to my voyce: For the spirits of wickednesse, and confusion have risen up against thee: If therefore they preavil against my purposes; Then shall it be no world: Neither are there any heavens. But, this place is not for thee; yet, if thou wilt, be it unto thee. I will seal destruction, both for a time and for ever. Be mighty therefore in me. All the earth rageth in wickednesse. And sinne smemelleth thee ready now to creep out of his hole. If thou move thy seat, it shall be more acceptable. For, even this year shalt thou see the beginning of many troubles: And the entrance of this LASKO, into the bloudy service of the world.
E.K. He seemeth to spit fire, and so vanish away.
O Jesu Christ, we have committed our selves into thy hand; and do submit our wills to thy government. What should this mean of terrible destruction threatned to my wife and maiden? And as it were frenzie, to light on me for sorrow. These things cannot well agree with our former assured protection.
E.K. I see a little wench on the bench, all in white, she sayeth.
..... How do you sir? .... [making cursie to D.]
D. Better it is known to you then to my self, how I do.
..... Sir, I have been ..... land, at your house, where they are all well.
D. Thanked be God.
..... Amen.... The Queen said: She was sorry that she had lost her Philosopher. But the Lord Treasurer answered: He will come home shortly, a begging to you. They were black. Sir, Henry Sidney died upon Wednesday last. A privy enemy of yours.
..... I ever took him for one of my chief friends.
..... But this it is: Truely, none can turn the Queens heart from you. I could not come into your Studie: the Queen hath caused it to be sealed up. You have been used to good Cities: if were good, you did consider it. Little words are of great matter.
D. Where, I pray, would you wish me to settle my self first?
..... My mother would give you counsel to dwell at LASCO.
D. Do you dissent from your mother?
D. Upon what.
..... Jesu, you think that I am an unwise maiden. The Devil bringeth the sound of my mouth to thy ears, E.K. For I said CRACOVIA, and he spake LASCO.
D. Seing your mother would wish me to dwell at CRACOVIA, at what other place would you wish me to dwell?
..... Lux ante faciem, Tenebrę post tergum.
E.K. Now .I feel a hussing thing go from my head.
..... I pray you be not offended with my simplicity: My mother and I am all one. In us is no discord: I pray you bear with me, if I say, I be the Concord of time. These are my words. My mother would have you dwell at CRACOVIA. And I consent unto it. Let them that be wise understand. Alwayes pray that you may hear truely, and receive faithfully.
D. May I before I go any further demand if you be Madimi?
..... I am so, Sir.
D. As concerning this terrible vision here shewed, what, is either the intent, or verity of it?
Mad. Sir, will it please you to hear me?
D. The verity is most acceptable to me alwayes.
Mad. ..... I think your book saith, This man his way is prepared, &c.
D. I trow, the words are, His seat is made open, or made manifest.
Mad. ..... It is so. Bear with me, I think, it is so.
D. What will you say thereof?
Mad. ..... And upon earth Princes have h... in their own Courts. I remember, He was sealed at Mortlake. Contra omne malum. Then cannot the King of Poland, nor the Chancelor, prevail against him. Yet Vendiderunt animam ejus.
D. Lord be merciful unto ...; What Trayterous dealing? I beseech you to say ... e. in that case; He is our great friend, and for the service of God furthering.
Mad. ..... You met a man by the way: He is an Irish man. (But as ... me, he said he was a French man) I heard the King, when .... him to go into England. But he could not poison him there ... Therefore he followed him, all the way. But if he return again: They say, We will exalt him. But send thou thy Army, and we will send him. Wherefore hath the King absented himself, but to betray his Kingdom? Truely, I can tell no other cause.
My Mother sait within these few dayes, after be .... calleth it) a litte talk, Let him go to Cracovia .... himself as David did before Saul: It may be the people will like well of him.
Tush, Tush, Timor innatus, will never prevail. E.K. She saith so, turning her head, Although he hate him, he cannot hurt him. [E.K. She saith so, turning her head back to one that spake to her.]
Sir, if you tarry here, you will have great grief in this house.
D. How long (I pray you) would you wish me, to tarry here: or how soon to be rid hence?
Mad. ..... Hark ... He, E.K. marvelleth what I will say now.
E.K. So I did indeed.
Mad. ..... The Physitian saith, infected air is to be avoided in hast. Many Princes shall be acquainted with you, and Learned men. The good are oftentimes stirred up to offend God, whose offences are both wilful and rash: For temptation is a Touchstone, and is one of the black fellows chiefest weapons.
D. I beseech you, to say somewhat of the time of our going hence.
Mad. ..... Tush, I pray you, Go hence as soon as you may.
D. To Cracovia, you mean.
Mad. ..... I ....I will now and then visit you there: And will become friend with you, E.K. now: for you are become a good man.
D. As concerning that terrible shew, what can you say of it?
Mad. ..... As a warning to beware that, that should be. This is the last Spear.
D. But, if I go to Cracovia, no such thing shall happen, I trust.
Mad. ..... So, Sir. Therefore, This is your warning.
D. Is it not, then, the will of God, that I shall set up the Table here, as you see, we have prepared.
Mad.:.... Be contented. This Wildernesse, is not 40 years. My Mother saith, It must not be here: yet at your request, it may be.
E.K. How can that be?
D. At mans commandment, the sun can stand.
Mad. ..... He saith true, Believe him. .... Therefore I will not urge any thing herein, but defer till we come to Cracovia.
D. At Cracovia, shall I set it up? And shall I require Pernns house there? Or what house else, is, in God his determination, for me and mine?
..... As wise as I am, I cannot tell, what, yet, to say. It is the Town, where the Sabbath day shall be celebrated.
D. But now, as concerning the house, What is your word?
Mad. ..... You will not be destitute of an house. Will you believe me; For I am your true friend MADIMI. Here shall be the end of your turmoil. Be of good cheare.
D. Did you not will us to have my chest from Torn before we go?
Mad. ..... I, when the black m ... hath called home his waters.
D. Assoon as ...n have it from Torn hither, then we are to be going.
E.K. How will my Lord agree to this?
Mad. ..... Now you are become a new man, both we may dwell in one house. Sir, I promise you of my credit, you shall be to learn nothing of these things by August.
D. By August next?
Mad. ..... Yea ... Next.
D. Perhaps my Lord his furniture of money will not be such, as to serve for our carriage anew, &c. BEsides that, I would wish KEsmark to be redeemed, before he should come to Cracovia: Perhaps then with the people, his credit would be greater.
Mad. ..... Those that become Kings, care nothing for Farm-houses.
D. I would that needlesse cost, here bestowed, had been saved: or that you had told us this sooner.
Mad. ..... Silence now, is my best answer.
D. Do you know, (O Lord, what say I?) Have we had any name of NALVAGE, heretofore in our Tables or Books expressed?
Mad. ..... What have you written, that have you written. He is a near kinsman to my Mother. We call him, with us, Fuga terrestrium.
D. We beseech God, that all intermedling, and saucinesse of the wicked in these Actions may cease. You know how one clawed him, here, on the head, as with Eagles claws.
Mad. ..... He may rejoyce, they clawed not his soul. You are content to let me go.
E.K. She goeth away somewhat bigger, and in a long Gown.
D. Soli Deo Gloria. Amen.
Friday, Februar. 21. ą Meridie, Lasko. Martii 2. Stylo novo.
D. As I had talked of Madimi, and IL. to E.K. about Treasure hid in England: and I was desirous to have some advertisement by Madimi, she appeared.
Mad. ..... I answer your inward man. I am come again.
E.K. She is bigger than she was.
Mad. ..... I am a little grown.
D. As concerning a medicine for my Ague, I would gladly ... And as concerning the wife of our dear friend, the Lor ...
Mad. ..... I pray you, bear with me at this time: I am as willing to answer you (when light cometh again) as you to ask me. You may consider of many things, I can answer them briefly. Such blessing as my Mother bestoweth on me, such I give you.
E.K. She smileth.
D. God grant that his good Creatures may smile on me.
Mad. ..... When you know me well, you will find, I have been very charitable.
E.K. She goeth away naked; her body being besprent with blood; at the least that side of her toward E.K.
D. Laudetur Deus Trinus & unus, nunc & in sempiterna seculorum secula. Amen.
Saturday, Februarii 22. 1584. ante meridiem. Lasko. [Martii 3. Stylo Novo.
D. The questions needful to be required of Madimi.
1. Good counsel for my health recovering, and confirming.
2. If the Pedestal (for the holy Table) being here made, shall be carryed with us to Cracow, rather than to make a new there: both to save time, and to have our doings the more secret?
3. What is your knowledge and judgement of A.L. his wife, in respect of her life past, present, and to come; for we doubt she is not our sound friend?
4. It is our very earnest desire, that the Danish Treasurer in England, in the ten places, (seised on by E.K.) might be brought hither, very speedily: whereby A.L. might redeem Keysmark and Lasko lands, morgaged: and also pay his debts in Cracow, and about Cracow.
For, else, neither can he come with any credit, to Cracow, (as he is willed) neither can he come to us, there, so commodiously, and oft, as our conferences may be requisit. And thirdly, the day of Keysmark forfeiting (without the Emperour his favourable help) draweth nigh: as in April at St. George his day next.
D. And by your speech of England, you give me occasion to enquire whether her Majesty doth cause my rents to be received, by my Deputy assigned or no?
Whether her Majesty, or the Council, do intend to send for me again, into England or no?
D. After these Questions written, and a little out praying to God for his light, verity, and help, and to send Madimi, according as she willed me to note many things for that she could answer them briefly: we used silence a while; ... ath she appeared on my right hand between me and E.K.
..... Blesse be his name that in truth, and for the truth, sendeth his Ministers to instruct them that love Truth. .... Even so ..... Be not pierced too much with sight of me. [to E.K. for he looked mervallously earnestly on her.]
E.K. She seemeth more bright than she was. And to ... and to stand in a more bright place.
Mad. ..... All honour be to him that liveth in Heaven and in Earth, and is mighty in all places. Amen.
. ..... Your health,
E.K. Now she is gone to the place on the Cushions on the bench, where she stood yesterday. She doth now as young children do, playing with her [p. 70] coats; and at length sitteth down on the Cushions.
Mad. ..... Even as spiritual and dignified illuminations, from ascension, and by descending, work the will of God, determined in all Creatures, diversly, according to the measured purpose of the Highest, in dispersing his will upon and into every one, particularly; whereby some become wise, one in this, another in that degree; other some mighty in works, whereby health and help, comfort and joy, is given to the faithful: Even so, ascending, doth Hell infect, sometime with error, and sometime with infirmities: So that from Heaven springeth health, from below infirmities of body and soul. Whereby we find two immediate powers, bringing forth two properties, The one Comfort, with Joy; The other Infection with sorrow.
But this may be objected: Hath it not been seen, that the wicked cure diseases? and restore health? Whatsoever is of death, is sorrow; which is the ground of spiritual and bodily infection so that evil cannot work good. How can it therefore be that the dead revive, or restore health? The cure therefore of all spiritual infection (I mean the infections of such, as are spiritual is in respect of his weaknesse, and not of his strength; Because Satan infecting, may become weak (whereby he cannot prevail) and so give health, by reason of weaknesse: Otherwise, with power, bringing death all manner of wayes.
D. E.K. thought a thing, whereunto she answered ... and he said ... my thought: she answered .... in my degree, thoughts .... known to me. I, than an .... she is of God and in God, tha.... the thought of man.
E.K. She ... I hear ... a buz... eare.
..... These two immediate and supernatural properties are so dignified in Creation and Detemination, that the good Angels cannot cure, or help such infirmities, as are brought in by the subtile infection of the wicked themselves: Unlesse in body the immediate power of the second Person in Trinity be adjoyned in the aid and cure of the infected body; which is the true Physitian. And as he took upon him man his frailty, so he is chief Goverour over the same in all degrees.
If the soul be infected, the Angels have no power to ... it or make it clean: but by the will of the Father which is the Holy Ghost, descending through the Angels into the propriety of the Church: whereby the Disease is cured. Therefore, considering, thou art infected, not naturally, but by spiritual and wicked inflammation, stirring up the body unto infection. We that are good Angels, cannot minister help unlesse we feel the immediate power of him which is the second, and the water of Life. Notwithstanding, as we know how the infection grew, either locally or really: So can we find contrary places and things for comfort.
When Herod was infected by the Devil to kill very Christ the Son of God; His purpose was not altered by contradiction to the Devil, but by the foreknowledge of God, which appointed Egypt for his safeguard. So it is said unto thee, It is thought good thou shouldst rest at CRACOVIA, for it is a place sanctified, both in fore-determination, and now. Therefore use the Sabbath, and rest from labour: Reap now, and eat the fruit of thy labour; Presse the Vine, that thou mayest drink, and be comforted: For the promises of God, are not in vain; Neither are the Heavens fruitlesse. For as it is said, Thou art not bound, but for the service of God: Neither shalt thou be enriched by Princes: but shalt enrich them. Flesh may speak vainly, and be without comfort: But the promises of God, cease not, neither become uncertain.
This year to come, is of great blood-shed: prepared to stop the mouth of the Earth, which gapeth for sorrow. Therefore thou must be separated, that the promises of God may be fulfilled: which cometh (not at your request, but at his Determination) most abundantly.
Those Boords need not, The paviment shall serve; for it is neither the Earth, nor mans hands, (but the Finger of him that liveth,) that provoketh.
Behold ... That the power of God might be known, therefore he hath chosen those that are not regarded, to the intent, it may be said: Lo, This is of God. .. Hast therefore, and stay not, for thy warning is great.
those that are wise (to sin) in their fleshly imaginations, are deceivers of themselves: Which with us are not to be accused, but rather unknown. For the Kingdom of Heaven is divided from Hell: and those that are of Hell, are unknown from us. For as ... and ..., naturally, know not, one another, such, and so it is of us.
Sit tibi facis quod illam non novimus, neque virtutem ullam descendentem ab illa vidimus. Neither is the power of God in him, for his own sake: but for the Spirit that God hath planted in him. for we have known him, and again have forgotten him. And yet we understand him. But (I teach thee a Mystery) by irradiation into him: and not by reflexion from himself. As the heavens fly from rhe stink of the infected powers even so, fly thou.
E.K. She calleth one, who is now come here.
Gan. ..... What wilth thou with me?
what wilt thou?
E.K. He seemeth to have his face half like a man, and half like a woman, his body being all covered with hair, rugged.
E.K. Madimi shaketh her Coates, and brusheth her Coates with .....
Mad. ..... Thus sayeth my Mother. Beware of wilde hony, and raw fruit: The one clarified, the other ripened may become good. Those that know not wine become drunken, but to such as know it, it bringeth health. Even so, this Doctrine. For, unto him that it is tasted, being ripe, or ...... or becometh comfort, and the Key of a pr..... But unto him that tasteth it wi!dly, and ...... Worketh sorrow. Your knowledge is not to have, but to learn to ...... So that you may be, both having and learned. Small are the Treasures of this world, in respect of the wisdom that judgeth NATURE. For unto him that judgeth truely, what secret is hidden? Those that seek the world shall be contemned of it: But he that flieth from her, shall use her as a slave, or as the second mother doth her daughter. Notwithstanding, of my self, I will be more appliable unto you, then you shall be followers of me. For, for that cause am I become childish. Therefore cease: He is truely wise, that sayeth, God knoweth at all times what we have need of. Be not tempters. Be patient.
5. Even as thy desire is, so are all things in England. Nothing kept back. But for thy sake, such as are thine, are with them friendly used.
6. If thou shouldest not be called home, how shouldest thou enjoy the benefit of God his promise, which hath said: Thou shalt call her back, &c. to her preservation. But, first these thing., must come to passe. The Countrey shall be divided, one rise up against another. Great treasons be wrought. Yea, and one cut anothers throat: And when the greatest troubles are, Then shalt thou save her life. Then shall the wall be broken down: And free passage shall be made: And such as are scorners, and ascend up the narrow steps, or shew themselves on the walls, shall be trodden down and defaced. Here is understanding ..... That which thou, E.K. hast, is a part of four, and is become the fifth: Yet it none of the four, dignified in a Cube, Whose root is * 252.
..... I will know it shortly. Thou hast no power (for time is not yet come.) But must be brought forth shortly, that it may be known ...... Made it, was * Holy (but it was made by those that ..... It: which is not man, neither any thing of wickednesse) which for his sins died, least he should have been destroyed in the second death. Revealed unto thee, neither for thine own sake; nor at thy request: But by the will of God, for a time to come.
E.K. I pray you to tell me plainly what it is.
Mad. ..... Be content. ..... I speak thus, least thou shouldest sin, God the father, the Son, and the holy Ghost blesse you.
E.K. Now she is gone, as a mighty tall woman.
D. Veritati ęterna, sit ęterna Laus Gloria & Benedictio.
Wednesday, Martii 4. Mane. 1584. LASKO. Martii 14. Stylo Novo.
D. After my Petition made to God (at the instance of A.L. not present now) to know of Moldavia Kingdom, the state to come: that is, when A.L. and by what means he should enjoy the same (being before at Mortlak, promised unto him.) And at my requesting that Madimi might be the Minister of his will therein: At length appeared Madimi.
D. Gloria Patri, & filio & spiritui sancto: sicut erat in principio, & nunc & semper, & in secula seculorum. Amen.
Mad. Amen. A certain rich man, father of an hhoushold, returned and found all things out of order: And lo, he looked up, and said unto his servant: Arise, and be ready, for I will set my house in order. Go to Asson, and I will meet thee there: And he arose up, and went unto Asson: But his master came not: At length he said unto him. Behold, I will not dwell h..... Remove my houshold unto Eanal, and he did so. And the servant prepared a feast: But his master came not. And he said unto him the third time; why art thou sorrie, or why art thou angry? .... Oh unto me, for I am thy master. And he said: Rise, go unto Molschecks, and thou shalt meet me there. But lo, thus sayeth the servant, my master forgetteth. ..... and hath commanded me twice, and I have prepared for him, and he came not, and he saith unto me the third time, Arise, go, and I will meet thee: Thou shalt finde me there; But he will there also deceive me: And he sent before, and behold, is master .... But immediately after that, the servants messenger ..... The father of the household came, and he looked but his servant was not there. And he sent for him, and commanded him to be .... and to be brought with violence: but the servant said, deal not thus with me, for it is violent: But the master answered, and said: What I commanded thee ..... ghtest: For servants have no freedom of themselves. And it came to passe that after the master had gathered together his friends: He said unto them, Arise up, and finde me one that is FAITHFULL with OBEDIENCE. Then he stretched out his hand, and he said unto his servant. Hold, take thy reward: For, from me thou art banished. How say you, was this Justice, that he did unto his servant?
D. O Lord, we appeal to thy mercies, and we acknowledge thy judgements alwayes to be most just and true, &c.
Mad. The Ark of the Lord was the Covenant of OBEDIENCE. Happy are those that enter.
E.K. There springeth a thing before her like a Reed, but withered.
Mad. Unto thee, [E.K. pointing to the Reed,] thus sayeth the Lord, Because thou canst not endure the end of winter, Spring on, and grow: But in the midst of [thy] beauty, in the midst of summer, shall thy destruction be.
A.L. I will anoint thee before thy time, for my promise sake: That thou mayest fall in the midst of thine own time, for thy weaknesse is great.
E.K. She standeth and holdeth up her hands toward heaven, and saith nothing that I can hear.
Mad. Go, make haste: All flesh is abominable.
E.K. She speaketh another way, not toward us.
Mad. I am sealed, neither can I speak any more.
E.K. Now she goeth away like a three cornerd Cloud.
D. Oh Jesu have mercy on us. Oh King of Jews have mercy on us. Oh Conquerour against Hell, death, and the Devil have mercy on us.
E.K. Now is he here, who was last here. Are you Nalvage .... In the name of Jesus. Lord be mercifull unto us, &c.
.... Is sealed; I am excepted.... I am commanded, and my Office is to teach.
E.K. He turneth about with a great swiftnesse, at length he standeth.
D. O Lord, and our desire is to be taught of thee, in thee, and for thy service.
Nal. To him to whom it is said, GO: Thus, I say, let him be going. For God hath stretched out his hand, and he saith, I will not pluck it back, but with vengeance.
E.K. He turneth again.
D. O God, to whom is that GO sayed?
Nal. Thou mortal man, who is the Lord of health?
D. The God of Heaven and Earth.
Nal. The Lord is angry, and he said unto thee.
Lo, there 's (?) a day past. And if his own Angel had not made intercession for him, he had been nothing: Seal these things, make haste.
For the Lord is angry.
D. O God, &c.
Nal. Thus he sayeth ..... Lasky hath rejoyced with an Harlot, and hath measured me, which am unknown: But he shall be rewarded.
A.L. To thee it is said: Make haste, and be gone. I will fulfill my promise in him for thy sake: But he shall fall, being none of thy acquaintance.
D. Pronounce favour and mercy on me: who in my sin..... and singlenesse of heart rejoyce to do what I can possibly perform.
Nal. Thus they have said against thee. Let him not go. Of them thus sayeth the Lord. They shall tarrie where they would not. Cease, write no more.
D. Soli Deo, omnis honor & Gloria. Amen.
Monday, Martii 9. Hora 9. Mane recessimus a ..... & prima nocte fuimus apud Petr.....
Thursday, 12. .... At Michaw (?) we lodged at night.
Friday, Martii 13. We came to Cracow, circa tertiam a Meridie, and were lodged in the Suburbs by the Church at ....... Where we remained a sevenight, and then (I and my wife) we removed to the house in St. Stephens street, which I had hired for a year, for 80 gylders (of 30 gr.) And Master Edward Kelly came to us on Fryday in the Easter week (by the new Gregorian Kalendar) being the 27 day of March, by the old Kalendar: but the sixth day of April, by the new Kalendar, Easter day being the first day of April in Poland, by the new Gregorian institution.
CRACOVIA. Martii 13. An. 1584.
Omnis Honor, Laus, Gloria & Gratiarum Actio, sit Deo Nostro Omnipotenti, Trino & uni nunc & semper. Amen. D.
 D. All this while we had kneeled.
 Vide infra.
 D. Forte, staggering.
 E.K., A.L., D.
 Thou shalt be hanged, he said to E.K. Declina, ą malo & Fac bonum. Psalm.
 Of A.L. and our separating hereafter.
 An Angel now taking place.
 * Note, he spake this, pointing down to the great Bible of the Lord Alb. Laskie, upon which the Shew-stone, now, stood.
 A Prophesie. an. 1587. in Januar 10. Antichristus.. Si simpliciter, sit annas est intelligendus, si non septenarius unus, nostrorum annorum 24 sit habendus pro uno anno mystico: vel 42. menses, &c.
 D. They are in Paradise; they were carried upward, especially Elias.
 This sentence is revoked afterward, and the stone dignified.
 To E.K.
 D. Infra, in Libre Cracoviensi, Aprilis 21. dixit hanc linguam nunquam fuisse revelatam. Let these two places be reconciled.
 D. Folio precedente.
 E.K. He speaketh a language to me unknown, and looketh somewhat on one side.
 Cabalistical in respect of the receiving.
 D. Note, at Prague, Aug. 24. I understood that Sir Henry Sidney was not dead in February nor March, no nor in May last: Therefore this must be considered. Doctor Haget his son told me. You may also mark how the Devil at this time did mis-inform E.K. and so it is possible that this being a lye, was his.
 The red powder. -JHP
 i.e. The Book of St. Dunstan. -JHP
 D. Cacodęmon ipsius Palatinę.
 Note. Madimi as a tall woman now.
 D. I was sick of an ague, and thereupon did somewhat d???, awaiting also for the Lord, A.L. His help, chiefly with Coach, House, and Money.
 D. Vide Job. cap. 33.