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The fourth Prophesie for the yeere 1624.
I o God shall be knowne but of a few,
which is a grieuous thing: That wee so little should regard,
our God, the heauenly King. Who sent his Sonne to saue our Soules,
from Sathan, Death, and Hell: And that we should in heauenly blisse,
with him for euer dwell.
The fifth Prophesie for the yeere 1625.
II    A great man shall arise, they say,
which is a thing conceald: And vnto few but Godly men,
the same shall be reueald. Then let vs pray which little know,
that wee may ready bee: For him the which in glory sits,
from all eternite.
The sixth Prophesie for the yeere 1626.
12   The fourt part of the Earth shall burne,
the Sunne shall darkned bee, The Moone shall powre foorth streames of blood,
which fearefully will see, Unto the Soules which ill haue done:
but ioyfull to the rest: The bad twill terryfie to death,
and greatly ioy the rest.
The seuenth Prophesie for the yeere 1628.
13     A N vniuersall Earthquake shall vpon this Globe remaine:
The earth shall seeme to mooue and stir, so shall the Oceans maine:
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