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A PROPHECY OF THE JUDGMENT DAY
2   [Transgressions] daylie doe arise,
[as w]horedome, Theft, and Pride: [God's ministers we doe reiect,
[whose w]ordes should be our guide. [Nor is] there any yeare as yet,
[more wonder]full then now: [That whea]t, and Corne, & all thinges else,
[the heave] nly power did low.
3   [And for our] great vnthankefulnesse,
[from our] Gods powerfull hand: [There come] great store of Floods, and Raine.
[upon this] fruitefull Land; [And so I] thinke good people then,
[that He] will send a scourge: [Because that f]or our wickednesse,
[and s]innes, his wrath doth vrge.
4   [And mar]ke vpon the Latter day,
[which d]raweth to an end: [See how tha]t thou vpon this world,
[in smal]lest thoughtes depend. [We have] not alwayes heere to Hue,
[bethi]nke that thou must die: [Time] being come, you must away,
[in the twink]ling of an eye.
5   [But for] thy Gods owne promise made,
[thou could n]ot long endure: [For what] he sayd, is truth it selfe;
[there's] nothing else, so sure. For he hath P[romised th]at he will,
our time more [happy m]ake: And that heele Cut [down Princes],1
euen for his Elects [sake.]
6   As by a Prophesie in France,
the which was lately found: 1 Text apparently Cut.. .eeces. I I I
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