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when he has paind them, mauger death, shall step, to stop their vitall breath. O Lord, Lord in. &c.
13   Through all the world, Great trouble, next (He sayth) there shall be seene,
As strife about the Holy text,
The meaning altering cleene. About Religion strife shall rise: Enlighten Lord, our heartes and eyes. O Lord, Lord in thy mercie, &c.
14   The Turke lyes next in dangers way, With Mahomet his God,
(His Diuell rather, I should say) to loose his Regall rod:
For in his Land a ciuill strife shall many men bereaue of life. O Lord) Lord in thy mercie, hold thy heauie hand.
15   From Ciuill warres, shall Famine rise, And all that Land oppresse:
In Mahomet no comfort lies, when men are in distresse.
To Christians, shall his people flie
for succour in their miserie.
O Lord) Lord in thy mercie, &c.
16   When time, has borne these plagues away, More greeuous shall succeede,
More heauie Judgements of the Lord, Against vs shall proceede.
The Earth (with wind inclosd therein) Shall quake and tremble, for our sinne. O Lord) Lord in thy mercie) Hold thy heauie hand.
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