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CALEB SHILLOCK'S PROPHECY
8   Three dayes this Flood the Land shal hide This learned Caleb writes,
Within her watry mantle, wide: And iust as many nights.
O then imagine you the rest, the sodaine death of man and beast. O Lord, Lord in thy mercie, hold thy heauie hand.
9   For to imagine the euent, (With searching care and heed) Of such a wofull accident, Would make the heart to bleed:
For vnder such a wofull worke, full many wofull sights do lurke. O Lord, Lord in thy mercie, &c.
10   Of Heretickes and Infidels, A multitude shall flocke Together, (learned Shillocke telles) With hope, like strongest Rocke,
to stand and fight against all those, that power, against their power oppose. O Lord1, Lord in thy mercie, &c.
11   Next, Deaths Ambassadour shall come, To act his fatall part,
To summon to receiue a doome,
According to desart:
But, to desart, O gracious Lord, Let not thy Iudgement then accord. O Lord, Lord in &c.
12   Whole Families at once, shall lie Sore sicke vpon their beddes:
From house to house shall Sicknesse flie, When his infection spreddes:
1 7V*/Lard.
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