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Then said the Clerk, Come, Mr. Tell-true, give in your Evidence concerning the prisoner at the Bar about that for which he stands here, as you see, indicted before this honourable Court.

Tell. My Lord, I have heard him often say, he had rather think of the vilest thing, than of what is contained in the Holy Scriptures.

Clerk. Where did you hear him say such grievous Words 1

Tell. Where? In a great many places. Particularly in Nauseous Street, in the house of one Shameless, and in Filth-la,ne, at the sign of the Reprobate, next door to the Descent into the pit.

Court. Gentlemen, you have heard the Indictment, his
Plea, and the testimony of the Witnesses. Gaoler, set *
Mr. Hard-heart to the Bar. ,

He is Set tO the Bar. Hard-heart

set to the

Clerk. Mr. Hard-heart, thou art here Indicted by Bar. the name of Hard-heart, (an intruder upon the Town of Mansoul) for that thou didst most desperately and wickedly possess the Town of Mansoul with impenitency and obdurateness, and didst keep them from remorse and sorrow for their evils, all the time of their apostasy from, and rebellion against the blessed King Shaddai. What sayest thou to this Indictment, art thou guilty, or not guilty?

Hard. My Lord, I never knew what remorse or sorrow meant in all my life. I am impenetrable, I care for no man; nor can I be pierced with men,s griefs, their groans will not enter into my heart; whomever I mischief, whomever I wrong, to me it is musick, when to others mourning.

Court. You see the man is a right Diabolonian, and has convicted himself. Set him by, Gaoler, and set Mr. False-peace to the Bar.

False-peace set to the Bar. FaiJe-peace

* . set to the

Mr. False-peace; Thou art here Indicted by thenar, name of False-peace, (an intruder upon the Town of Mansoul) for, that thou didst most wickedly and satanically bring, hold, and keep the Town of Mansoul, both in her apostasy, and in her hellish rebellion, in a false, groundless and dangerous peace, and damnable security, to the dishonour of the King, the transgression of his Law, and the great damage of the Town of

Mansoul. What sayest thou, art thou guilty of this
Indictment, or not?

His Plea. Then said Mr. False-peace, 'Gentlemen, and you now appointed to be my Judges, I acknowledge that my name is Mr. Peace, but that my name is False-.

He denies Us peace, I utterly deny. If your Honours shall please to send for any that do intimately know me, or for the midwife that laid my mother of me, or for the Gossips that were at my Christening, they will any, or all of them prove, that my name is not False-peace, but Peace. Wherefore, I cannot plead to this Indictment, forasmuch as my name is not inserted therein, and as is my true name, so also are my conditions. I was always a man that loved to live at quiet, and what I loved myself, that I thought others might love also. Wherefore when I saw any of my neighbours to labour under a disquieted mind, I endeavoured to help them what I could, and instances of this good teinper of mine, many I could give. As,

Pleads his '1. When at the beginning our Town of Mansoul

Goodness.

did decline the ways of Shaddai, they, some of them afterwards began to have disquieting reflections upon themselves for what they had done; but I, as one troubled to see them disquieted, presently sought out means to get them quiet again. , '2. When the ways of the old world, and of Sodom,

were in fashion; if anything happened to molest those that were for the customs of the present times, I laboured to make them quiet again, and to cause them to act without molestation.

'3. To come nearer home, when the wars fell out between Shaddai and Diabolw, if at any time I saw any of the Town of Mansdul afraid of destruction, I often used by some way, device, invention or other, to labour to bring them to peace again.

'Wherefore since I have been always a man of so virtuous a temper, as some say a peace-maker is, and if a peace-maker be so deserving a man as some have been bold to attest he is: Then let me, Gentlemen, be accounted by you, who have a great name for justice and equity in Mansoul, for a man that deserveth not this inhumane way of treatment, but liberty, and also a licence to seek damage of those that have been my accusers.,

Then said the Clerk, 'Cryer, make a Proclamation.,

Cryer. O Yes, Forasmuch as the prisoner at the Bar hath denied his name to be that which is mentioned in the Indictment, the Court requireth, that if there be any in this place that can give information to the Court of the original and right name of the prisoner, they would come forth and give in their Evidence, for the prisoner stands upon his own innocency.

Then came two into the Court, and desired that xem wuthey might have leave to speak what they knew con- tfagaS cerning the prisoner at the Bar; the name of the one Um" was Search-truth, and the name of the other Vouchtruth: so the Court demanded of these men, If they knew the prisoner, and what they could say concerning him? 'for he stands,, said they, 'upon his own Vindication.,

Then said Mr. Search-truth, 'My Lord, I ,

Court. Hold, give him his Oath. Then they sware him. So he proceeded.

Search. My Lord, I know, and have known this man from a child, and can attest that his name is False-peace. I knew his Father, his name was Mr. Flatter, and his Mother, before she was married, was called by the name of Mrs. Sooth-up; and these two, when they came together, lived not long without this son, and when he was born, they called his name False-peace. I was his play-fellow, only I was somewhat older than he; and when his Mother did use to call him home from his play, she used to say, 'Falsepeace, False-peace, come home quick, or I,ll fetch you., Yea, I knew him when he sucked; and though I was then but little, yet I can remember, that when his mother did use to sit at the door with him, or did play with him in her arms, she would call him twenty times together, 'My little False-peace, my pretty False-peace^ and 'O my sweet Rogue, False-peace;, and again, 'O my little bird, False peace,, and 'How do I love my child!, The Gossips also know it is thus, though he has had the face to deny it in open Court.

Then Mr. Vouch-truth was called upon to speak what he knew of him. So they sware him.

Then said Mr. Vouch-truth; 'My Lord, all that the former Witness hath said is true; his name is Falsepeace, the son of Mr. Flatter, and of Mrs. Sooth-up, his mother. And I have in former times seen him angry with those that have called him anything else but False-peace, for he would say, that all such did mock and nick-name him, but this was in the time when Mr. False-peace was a great man, and when the Diabolonians were the brave men in Mansoul.,

Court. Gentlemen, you have heard what these two men have sworn against the prisoner at the Bar: and now Mr. False-peace to you, you have denied your name to be False-peace, yet you see that these honest men have sworn that that is your name. As to your Plea, in that you are quite besides the matter of your Indictment, you are not by it charged for evil doing, because you are a man of peace, or a peace-maker among your neighbours; but for that you did wickedly, and satanically bring, keep, and hold the Town of Mansoul, both under its apostasy from, and in its rebellion against its King, in a false, lying, and damnable peace, contrary to the Law of Shaddai, and to the hazard of the destruction of the then miserable Town of Mansoul. All that you have pleaded for yourself is, that you have denied your name, &c, but here you see we have Witnesses to prove that you are the man.'

For the peace that you so much boast of making among your neighbours, know that peace that is not a companion of truth and holiness, but that which is without this foundation, is grounded upon a lie, and is both deceitful and damnable; as also the great Shaddai hath said. Thy Plea therefore has not delivered thee from what by the Indictment thou art charged with, but rather it doth fasten all upon thee.

But thou shalt have very fair play, let us call the Witnesses that are to testify, as to matter of fact, and N

see what they have to say for our Lord the King against the prisoner at the Bar.

Clerk. Mr. Know-all, what say you for our Lord the King against the Prisoner at the Bar?

Know. My Lord, this man hath of a long time made it, to my knowledge, his business to keep the Town of Mansoul in a sinful quietness in the midst of all her lewdness, filthiness and turmoils, and hath said, and that in my hearing, Come, come, let us fly from all trouble, on what ground soever it comes, and let us be . for a quiet and peaceable life, though it wanteth a good foundation.

Clerk. Come Mr. Hate-lies, what have you to say?

Hate. My Lord, I have heard him say, that peace though in a way of unrighteousness is better than trouble with truth.

Clerk. Where did you hear him say this?

Hate. I heard him say it in Folly-yard, at the house of one Mr. Simple, next door to the sign of the Self-deceiver. Yea, he hath said this to my knowledge twenty times in that place.

Clerk. We may spare further Witness, this Evidence is plain and full. Set him by, Gaoler, and set No-truth net Mr. No-truth to the Bar. Mr. No-truth, thou art His Indict- here Indicted by the name of No-truth, (an intruder upon the Town of Mansoul) for that thou hast always, to the dishonour of Shaddai, and the endangering of the utter ruin of the famous Town of Mansoul, set thyself to deface, and utterly to spoil all the remainders of the law and image of Shaddai that have been found in Mansoul after her deep apostasy from her King to Diabolus the envious Tyrant. What sayest thou, art thou guilty of this Indictment, or not?

No. Not guilty, my Lord. His piea.

Then the Witnesses were called, and Mr. Know-all witnesses. did first give in his Evidence against him.

Know. My Lord, this man was at the pulling down of the Image of Shaddai; yea, this is he that did it with his own hands. I myself stood by and saw him do it, and he did it at the commandment of Diabolus. Yea, this Mr. No-truth did more than this, he did also set up the horned image of the beast Diabolus in the same place. This also is he that, at the bidding of Diabolus, did rend and tear and cause to be consumed all that he could of the remainders of the Law of the King, even whatever he could lay his hands on in Mansoul.

Clerk. Who saw him do this besides yourself?

Hate. I did, my Lord, and so did many more besides; for this was not done by stealth, or in a corner, but in the open view of all, yea he chose himself to do it publickly, for he delighted in the doing of it.

Clerk. Mr. No-truth, how could you have the face to plead not guilty, when you were so manifestly the doer of all this wickedness 1

Notr. Sir, I thought I must say something, and as my name is, so I speak: I have been advantaged thereby before now, and did not know but by speaking No truth, I might have reaped the same benefit now.

Clerk Set him by Gaoler, and set Mr. Pity less to pityiess set the Bar. Mr. Pityless, thou art here indicted by the the Bar'

men/,""* name of Pityless, (an intruder upon the Town of Mansoul) for that thou didst most traitorously and wickedly shut up all bowels of compassion, and wouldest not suffer poor Mansoul to condole her own misery when she had apostatized from her rightful King, but didst evade, and at all times turn her mind awry from those thoughts that had in them a tendency to lead her to repentance. What sayest thou to this Indictment 1 Guilty, or not guilty? His plea, 'Not guilty of Pitylessness: All I did was to cheerup, according to my Name, for my Name is not Pityless, but Cheer-up; and I could not abide to see Mansoul incline to Melancholy.,

Clerk. How ! do you deny your name, and say it is not Pityless but Cheer-up? Call for the Witnesses: What say you the Witnesses to this Plea?

Know. My Lord, his name is Pityless, so he hath writ himself in all papers of concern wherein he has had to do. But these Diabolonians love to counterfeit their names: Mr. Covetousness covers himself with the name of good Husbandry, or the like; Mr. Pride can when need is, call himself Mr. Neat, Mr. Handsome, or the like, and so of all the rest of them.

Clerk. Mr. Tell-true, What say you?

Tell. His name is Pityless, my Lord. I have known him from a child, and he hath done all that wickedness whereof he stands charged in the Indictment; but there is a company of them that are not acquainted with the danger of damning, therefore they call all those melancholy that have serious thoughts how that state should be shunned by them.

Clerk. Set Mr. Haughty to the Bar, Gaoler.

Mr. Haughty, Thou art here indicted by the name Haughty se of Haughty, (an intruder upon the Town of Mansoul) His Indictfor that thou didst most Traitorously and Devilishly menL teach the Toim of Mansoul to carry it loftily and stoutly against the summons that was given them by the Captains of the King Shaddai. Thou didst also teach the Town of Mansoul to speak contemptuously, and vilifyingly of their great King Shaddai, and didst moreover encourage, both by words and examples, Mansoul to take up arms both against the King and his Son Emanuel. How sayest thou, art thou guilty of this Indictment, or not i

Haugh. Gentlemen, I have always been a man of ms PUa. courage and valour, and have not used when under the greatest clouds, to sneak or hang down the head like a bulrush; nor did it at all at any time please me to see men veil their Bonnets to those that have opposed them: yea, though their adversaries seem to have ten . times the advantage of them.

I did not use to consider who was my foe, nor what the cause was in which I was engaged. ,Twas enough to me if I carried it bravely, fought like a man, and came off a Victor.

Court. Mr. Haughty, You are not here Indicted for The Court, that you have been a valiant man, nor for your courage and stoutness in times of distress, but for that you have made use of this your pretended valour to draw the Town of Mansoul into acts of rebellion both against the great King and Emanuel his Son. This is the crime and the thing wherewith thou art charged

in and by the Indictment. But he made no answer to that.

Now when the Court had thus far proceeded against the prisoners at the Bar, then they put them over to the verdict of their Jury, to whom they did apply themselves after this manner:

lhejmH *° Gentlemen of the Jury, you have been here, and have seen these men, you have heard their Indictment, their Pleas, and what the Witnesses have testified against them: Now what remains, is, that you do forthwith withdraw yourselves to some place, where without con

The Jury's fusion you may consider of what verdict in the way of

'"J'" truth and righteousness you ought to bring in for the King against them, and so bring it in accordingly.

They with- Then the Jury, to wit, Mr. Belief, Mr. True-heart, Mr.

draw them- J> > Ji i

selves. Upright, Mr. Hate-bad, Mr. Love-God, Mr. See-truth, Mr. Heavenly^mind, Mr. Moderate, Mr. Thankful, Mr. Humble, Mr. Good-work, and Mr. Zeal-for-God, withdrew themselves in order to their work. Now when they were shut up by themselves, they fell to discourse among themselves in order to the drawing up of their Verdict.

Their Confer- And thus Mr. Beliefs for he was the Foreman, be'Gentlemen,, quoth he, 'for the men, the prisoners at the Bar, for my part I believe that they all deserve death., 'Very right,, said Mr. True-heart, 'I am wholly of your opinion :, 'O what a mercy is it,, said Mr. Hatebad, 'that such Villains as these are apprehended!, Ay, Ay, said Mr. Love-God, this is one of the joy fullest days that ever I saw in my life. Then said Mr. See-truth, I know that if we judge them to death, our verdict shall stand before Shaddai himself. 'Nor do I at all question it,, said Mr. Heavenly-mind; he said moreover, When all such beasts as these are cast out of Mansoul, what a goodly Town will it be then! Then said Mr. Moderate, 'It is not my manner to pass my judgment with rashness, but for these their crimes are so notorious, and the Witness so palpable, that that man must be wilfully blind who saith the prisoners ought not to die! Blessed be God, said Mr. Thankful, that the Traitors are in safe custody. 'And I join with you in this upon my bare knees,, said Mr. Humble. 'I am glad also,, said Mr. Good-work. Then said the warm man, and true-hearted Mr. Zeal-for-God, Cut them off, they have been the plague and have sought the destruction of Mansoul,

Thus therefore being all agreed in their Verdict, They are they come instantly into the Court. 11'eTrVtr

Clerk. Gentlemen of the Jury, answer all to your fringacm names: Mr. Belief, one: Mr. True-heart, two: Mr. in guUtvUpright, three: Mr. Hate-bad, four: Mr. Love-God, five: Mr. See-truth, six: Mr. Heavenly-mind, seven: Mr. Moderate, eight: Mr. Thankful, nine: Mr. Humble, ten: Mr. Good-work, eleven: and Mr. Zealfor-God, twelve: Good men and true, stand together in your Verdict: Are you all agreed 1

Jury. Yes, my Lord.

Clerk. Who shall speak for you 1

Jury. Our Foreman.

Clerk. You the Gentlemen of the Jury being impanelled for our Lord the King to serve here in a matter of life and death, have heard the trials of each of these men the prisoners at the Bar: What say you, are they guilty of that, and those crimes for which they stand here Indicted, or are they not guilty? Their Ver- Foreman. Guilty, my Lord.

Clerk. Look to your Prisoners, Gaoler.

This was done in the morning, and in the afternoon they received the sentence of death according to the Law.

The Gaoler therefore having received such a charge, put them all in the inward prison, to preserve them there till the day of Execution, which was to be the next day in the morning.

But now to see how it happened, one of the prisoners,

incredulity Incredulity by name, in the interim betwixt the

Prism. Sentence and time of Execution, brake prison and made his escape, and gets him away quite out of the Town of Mansoul, and lay lurking in such places and holes as he might, until he should again have opportunity to do the Town of Mansoul a mischief for their thus handling of him as they did.

Now when Mr. True-man the Gaoler perceived that he had lost his Prisoner, he was in a heavy taking, because he that Prisoner was, to speak on, the very worst of all the gang: Wherefore first he goes and acquaints my Lord Mayor, Mr. Recorder, and my Lord Willbewill with the matter, and to get of them an Order to make search for him throughout the Town of Mansoul. So an Order he got and

No incre- search was made, but no such man could now be

in Mansoul. found in all the Town of Mansoul.

All that could be gathered was, that he had lurked awhile about the outside of the Town, and that here and there one or other had a glimpse of him as he

did make his escape out of Mansoul, one or two also

did affirm that they saw him without the Town going

apaee quite over the Plain. Now when he was quite

gone, it was affirmed by one Mr. Did-see, that he

ranged all over dry places, till he met with Diabolus Be is gone to

his friend, and where should they meet one another Dlabolus

but just upon Hellgate-hill.

But Oh! What a lamentable story did the old Gentleman tell to Diabolus concerning what sad alteration Emanuel had made in Mansoul!

As first, how Mansoul had, after some delays He tells Diareceived a general pardon at the hands of Emanuel, Emanuel and that they had invited him into the Town, and toMansoui? that they had given him the Castle for his possession. He said moreover, that they had called his Souldiers into the Town, coveted who should quarter the most of them; they also entertained him with the Timbrel, Song and Dance. 'But that,, said Incredulity, 'that is the sorest vexation to me is that he hath pulled down, O father, thy image, and set up his own, pulled down thy officers, and set up his own. Yea and Willbewill that Rebel, who, one would have thought, should never have turned from us, he is now in as great favour with Emanuel, as ever he was with thee. But besides all this, this Willbewill has received a special Commission from his Master to search for, to apprehend, and to put to death all, and all manner of Diabolonians that he shall find in Mansoul: Yea, and this Willbewill has taken and committed to prison already eight of my Lord,s most trusty friends in

Mansoul. Nay further, my Lord, with grief I speak it, they have been all arraigned, condemned, and I doubt before this executed in Mansoul. I told my Lord of eight, and myself was the ninth, who should assuredly have drunk of the same cup, but that through craft, I, as thou seest, have made mine escape from them.,

Diaboius When Diabolus had heard this lamentable story he >ww».a< yelled, and snuffed up the wind like a Dragon, and made the Sky to look dark with his roaring: He also sware that he would try to be revenged on Mansmd for this. So they, both he and his old friend Incredulity, concluded to enter into great consultation, how they might get the Town of Mansoul again. Rom. 8.13, Now before this time the day was come in which and 6. 12,13, prisoners in Mansoul were to be Executed. So they were brought to the Cross, and that by Mansoul, in most solemn manner. For the Prince said, that this should be done by the hand of the Town of Mansoul, 'that I may see,, said he, 'the forwardness of my now Gai. 5.24. redeemed Mansoul to keep my word, and to do my commandments; and that I may bless Mansoul in doing this deed. Proof of sincerity pleases me well, let Mansoul therefore first lay their hands upon these Diabolonians to destroy them.,

So the Town of Mansoul slew them according to the word of their Prince. But when the Prisoners were brought to the Cross to die, you can hardly believe what troublesome work Mansoul had of it to put the Diabolonians to death, (for the men knowing that they must die, and every one of them having implacable enmity in their hearts to Mansoul, what did they

but took courage at the Cross, and there resisted the

men of the Town of Mansoul? Wherefore the men n< assist

of Mansoul were forced to cry out for help to the Grace.

Captains and men of war. Now the great Shaddai

had a Secretary in the Town, and he was a great

lover of the Men of Mansoul, and he was at the place

of Execution also; so he hearing the Men of Mansoul

cry out against the stragglings and unruliness of the

Prisoners, rose up from his place, and came and put

his hands upon the hands of the Men of Mansoul.

So they crucified the • Diabolonians that had been Execution

a plague, a grief, and an offence to the Town of 8.13.

Now when this good work was done, the Prince Th E Prince came down to see, to visit, and to speak comfortably to congratuto the men of Mansoul, and to strengthen their hands late "lem" in such work. And he said to them, that by this act of theirs he had proved them, and found them to be lovers of his person, observers of his Laws, and such as had also respect to his honour. He said moreover, (to shew them that they by this should not be losers, nor . their Town weakened by the loss of them) that he would make them another Captain, and that of one of He promises themselves. And that this Captain should be the aww" ruler of a thousand, for the good and benefit of the Caj><<u"" now flourishing Town of Mansoul.

So he called one to him whose name was Waiting, and bid him go quickly up to the Castle-gate, and enquire there for one Mr. Experience that waiteth upon Experience

Til must be the

that noble Captain, the Captain Credence, and bid him new Captain. come hither to me. So the messenger that waited upon the good Prince Emanuel went, and said as he was commanded. Now the young Gentleman was waiting to see the Captain train and muster'his men in the Castle-yard. Then said Mr. Waiting to him, 'Sir, the Prince would that you should come down to his Highness forthwith., So he brought him down to Emanuel, and he came and made obeisance before him. Now the men of the Town knew Mr. Experience well, The qnaiu for he was born and bred in Mansoul; they also knew their new him to be a man of conduct, of valour, and a person captam. prUdent in matters; he was also a comely person, well

spoken, and very successful in his undertakings. Mansoul Wherefore the hearts of the Townsmen were translate u well. p0rted jov> wiien they saw that the Prince himself was so taken with Mr. Experience, that he would needs make him a Captain over a band of men.

So with one consent they bowed the knee before Emanuel, and with a shout said, Let Emanuel live for ever. Then said the Prince to the young Gentleman, The thinn whose name was Mr. Experience, 'I have thought

told to Mr.

Experience, good to confer upon thee a place of trust and honour in this my Town of Mansoul,, (then the young man bowed his head and worshipped). 'It is,, said Emanuel, 'that thou shouldest be a Captain, a Captain over a thousand men in my beloved Town of Mansoul., Then said the Captain, Let the King live. So the Prince gave out orders forthwith to the King,s Secretary, that he should draw up for Mr. Experience a Commission to make him a Captain over a thousand men, 'and let it be brought to me,, said he, 'that I may set to my seal., So it was done as it was commanded. The His Cornet t -n in minion sent

Commission was drawn up, brought to Emanuel, and Mm. he set his seal thereto. Then by the hand of Mr. Waiting he sent it away to the Captain.

Now so soon as the Captain had received his Commission, he soundeth his Trumpet for volunteers, and young men come to him apace; yea the greatest and chiefest men in the Town sent their sons to be listed under his command. Thus Captain Experience came under command to Emanuel, for the good of the Town of Mansoul. He had for his Lieutenant one Mr. His Under Skilful, and for his Cornet one Mr. Memory. His Under-Officers I need not name. His Colours were the White Colours for the Town of Mansoul; and his Scutcheon was the dead Lion, and dead Bear. So the 1 Sam. 17.

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Prince returned to His Royal Palace again.

Now when he was returned thither, the Elders of The Eiders of the Town of Mansoul, to wit, the Lord Mayor, the congratulate Recorder, and the Lord Willbewill went to congratulate him, and in special way to thank him for his love, care, and the tender compassion which he shewed to his ever obliged Town of Mansoul. So after awhile, and some sweet Communion between them, the Townsmen having solemnly ended their Ceremony, returned to their place again.

Emanuel also at this time appointed them a day wherein he would renew their Charter, yea wherein he He renews

their Charter.

would renew and enlarge it, mending several faults Heb. s. 13.

0 , 0 Mat. 11. 28

therein, that Mansoul,s yoke might be yet more easy. 30. And this he did without any desire of theirs, even of his own frankness, and noble mind. So when he had

sent for and seen their old one, he laid it by, and said, Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. He said moreover,'The Town of Mansoul shall have another, a better, a new one, more steady and firm by far., An Epitome hereof take as follows: o/thiirnew 'Emanuel Prince of Peace, and a great lover of the HebrTi2 Town of Mansoul, I do in the name of my Father, and John It. s, 0f mine own clemency, give, grant, and bequeath to my 2 Pet. l. 4. beloved Town of Mansoul,

2 Cor. 7. 1. ,

i Joh. 1.16. 'First, free, full, and everlasting forgiveness of all wrongs, injuries, and offences done by them against my Father, me, their neighbour, or themselves. , 'Secondly, I do give them the holy Law, and my Testament, with all that therein is contained, for their everlasting comfort and consolation.

'Thirdly, I do also give them a portion of the selfsame grace and goodness that dwells in my Father,s heart and mine.

'Fourthly, I do give, grant, and bestow upon them l Cor. 3. 2i, freely the world, and what is therein for their good, and they shall have that power over them, as shall stand with the honour of my Father, my glory, and their comfort, yea, I grant them the benefits of life and death, and of things present, and things to come. This priviledge, no other City, Town or Corporation shall have, but my Mansoul only.

'Fifthly, I do give and grant them leave, and free access to me in my Palace at all seasons (to my Palace above or below) there to make known their wants to iieb. Io. 19, mc) and I give them moreover a promise that I will lijit. 7.7. near and redress all their grievances.

'Sixthly, I do give, grant to, and invest the Town of No man to Mansoul with full power and authority to seek out, killing of sin. take, enslave, and destroy all, and all manner of Diabolonians that at any time from whencesoever shall be found straggling in, or about the Town of Mansoul.

'Seventhly, I do further grant to my beloved Town *j» *J" of Mansoul, that they shall have authority not to °v Christ, or

any liberty

suffer any foreigner or stranger, or their seed, to be to actin the free in, and of the blessed Town of Mansoul, nor to Mansoul.

Eph. 4. 22.

share in the excellent priviledges thereof. But that Col. s. 5, 6, all the grants, priviledges, and immunities that I bestow upon the famous Town of Mansoul, shall be for those the old natives, and true inhabitants thereof, to them I say, and to their right seed after them.

'But all Diabolonians of what sort, birth, Country, or Kingdoms soever, shall be debarred a share therein.,

So when the Town of Mansoul had received at the

hand of Emanuel their gracious Charter, (which in

itself is infinitely more large than by this lean Epitome

is set before you) they carried it to Audience, that is

to the Market-place, and there Mr. Recorder read it 2 Cor. 3. 3.

„ , - , _, . , . , . Jer. 31. 33.

in the presence of all the people. This being done, it Het>. 8.10.

was had back to the Castle gates, and there fairly en- charter set

graven upon the doors thereof, and laid in Letters of oastu gates.

Gold, to the end that the Town of Mansoul, with all

the people thereof, might have it always in their view

or might go where they might see what a blessed

freedom their Prince had bestowed upon them, that

their joy might be increased in themselves, and their

love renewed to their great and good Emanuel.

Joy rmamd But what joy! what comfort! what consolation

in Mansoul.

think you, did now possess the hearts of the men of Mansoul. The Bells rang, the Minstrels played, the people danced, the Captains shouted, the Colours waved in the wind, and the silver Trumpets sounded, and the Diabolonians now were glad to hide their heads, for they looked like them that had been long dead.

When this was over, the Prince sent again for the Elders of the Town of Mansoul, and communed with them about a Ministry that he intended to establish among them; such a Ministry that might open unto them, and that might instruct them in the things that did concern their present and future state. icnr°22i4 'For,, sa"l he,'^ou o^ yourselves, without you have Teachers and Guides, will not be able to know, and if not to know, to be sure, not to do the will of my father.,

The common At this news, when the Elders of Mansoul brought

good

thoughts. it to the people, the whole Town came running together, (for it pleased them well, as whatever the Prince now did, pleased the people) and all with one consent implored his Majesty, that he would forthwith establish such a Ministry among them, as might teach them both law and judgment, statute and commandment; that they might be documented in all good and wholesome things. So he told them that he would grant them their requests; and would establish two among them; one that was of his Father,s Court, and one that was a native of Mansoul.

'He that is from the Court,, said he, 'is a person of no less quality and dignity than is my Father and I:and he is the Lord chief Secretary of my Father,s house, for he is, and always has been the chief dictator 2 Pet. 1. 21. of all my Father,s Laws, a person altogether well skill,d in all mysteries, and knowledge of mysteries, 1 cor. 2.10. as is my Father, or as myself is. Indeed he is one Joh. 1.1. with us in nature, and also as to loving of, and being faithful to, and in, the eternal concerns of the Town of Mansoul.

'And this is he,, said the Prince,'that must be your chief Teacher; for ,tis he, and he only, that can teach you clearly in all high and supernatural things. He and he only it is, that knows the ways and methods of my Father at Court, nor can any like him shew how the heart of my Father is at all times, in all things, upon all occasions towards Mansoul, (for as no man knows the things of a man, but that spirit of a man which is in him: so the things of my Father knows no man, but this his high and mighty Secretary. Nor can any (as he) tell Mansoul, how and what they shall do to keep themselves in the love of my Father.) He also it is, that can bring lost things to your remem- Joh. u. 20. brance, and that can tell you things to come. This 1 j'oh/2. 27. Teacher therefore must of necessity have the preeminence (both in your affections and judgment) before your other Teacher; his personal dignity, the excellency of his teaching, also the great dexterity that he hath to help you to make and draw up Petitions to my Father for your help, and to his pleasing, must lay obligations upon you to love him, fear him, and to take heed that you grieve him not.

'This person can put life and vigor into all he says; iThes.1.5,6.

I

Act. si. 10, yea, and can also put it into your heart. This person u' can make Seers of you, and can make you tell what

shall be hereafter. By this person you must frame all Jud. v. 20. your Petitions to my Father and me; and without his Bom,. 8.26. advice and counsel first obtained, let nothing enter

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17, 29.'' 'into the Town or Castle of Mansoul, for that may disgust and grieve this noble Person.

Bph.4.so. 'Take heed I say, that you do not grieve this

isa. 63. io.- Minister, for if you do, he may fight against you, and should he once be moved by you, to set himself against you, against you in battle array, that will distress you more than if twelve legions should from my Father,s Court be sent to make war upon you.

'But (as I said) if you shall hearken unto him, and shall love him; if you shall devote yourselves to his teaching, and shall seek to have converse, and to

2 Cor. 13.14. maintain Communion with him, you shall find him ten times better than is the whole world to any: Yea, he

Rom. 6.5. will shed abroad the love of my Father in your hearts, and Mansoul will be the wisest and most blessed of all people.,

Then did the Prince call unto him the Old Gentleman, who afore had been the Recorder of Mansoul, Mr. Conscience by name, and told him, That forasmuch as he was well skilled in the Law and Government of the Town of Mansoul, and was also well spoken, and could pertinently deliver to them his Master,s will in all terrene and domestick matters, Conscience therefore he would also make him a Minister, for, in

made a Min

ister. and to the goodly Town of Mansoul, in all the Laws, Statutes and Judgments of the famous Town of Mansoul. 'And thou must, (said the Prince)' confine His limits.

thyself to the teaching of Moral virtues, to civil and

natural duties; but thou must not attempt to presume

to be a revealer of those high and supernatural ms caution.

Mysteries that are kept close in the bosom of Shaddai

my Father: For those things knows no man, nor can

any reveal them but my Father,s Secretary only.

'Thou art a native of the Town of Mansoul, but the Lord Secretary is a native with my Father, wherefore as thou hast knowledge of the Laws and customs of the Corporation, so he of the things and will of my Father.

'Wherefore, Oh! Mr. Conscience, although I have made thee a Minister and a Preacher to the Town of Mansoul, yet as to the things which the Lord Secretary knoweth, and shall teach to this people, there thou must be his scholar, and a learner, even as the rest of Mansoul are.

'Thou must therefore in all high and supernatural things, go to him for information and knowledge; for though there be a spirit in man, this Person,s inspira- Job 32. 8. tion must give him understanding. Wherefore, Oh thou Mr. Recorder, keep low and be humble, and remember that the Diabolonians that kept not their first charge, but left their own standing, are now made prisoners in the pit; be therefore content with thy station.

'I have made thee my Father,s Vicegerent on Earth, m power m in such things of which I have made mention before : Mausouland thou, take thou power to teach them to Mansoul, yea, and to impose them with whips and chastisements,

if they Bhall not willingly hearken to do thy Commandments.

His liberty. 'And, Mr. Recorder, because thou art old, and through many abuses made feeble; therefore I give thee leave and licence to go when thou wilt to my fountain, my conduit, and there to drink freely of the

Body. blood of my Grape, for my conduit doth always run

Hcb. 9. 14.

Wine. Thus doing, thou shalt drive from thy heart and stomach all foul, gross, and hurtful humours. It will also lighten thine eyes, and will strengthen thy memory for the reception and keeping of all that the King,s most noble Secretary teacheth.,

When the Prince had thus put Mr. Recorder (that once so was) into the place and office of a Minister to Mansoul; and the man had thankfully accepted thereof: Then did Emanuel address himself in a particular speech to the Townsmen themselves. Th E Prince's 'Behold,, (said the Prince to Mansoul) 'my love

&J)€€€]h to

Mansoui. and care towards you; I have added to all that is past, this mercy to appoint you Preachers: The most noble Secretary to teach you in all high and sublime Mysteries; and this Gentleman, (pointing to Mr. Conscience) 'is to teach you in all things humane and domestick, for therein lieth his work. He is not by what I have said, debarred of telling to Mansoul anything that he hath heard, and received at the mouth of the Lord high Secretary; only he shall not attempt to presume to pretend to be a revealer of those high Mysteries himself; for the breaking of them up, and the discovery of them to Mansoul lieth only in the power, authority and skill of the Lord high Secretary himself. Talk of them he may, and so may the rest A ivxwx to

. Mansoul.

of the Town of Mansoul; yea, and may as occasion gives them opportunity, press them upon each other for the benefit of the whole. These things therefore I would have you observe and do, for it is for your life, and the lengthening of your days.

'And one thing more to my beloved Mr. Recorder, and to all the Town of Mansoul, you must not dwell in, nor stay upon anything of that which he hath in Commission to teach you, as to your trust and expectation of the next world: (of the next world I A world to say, for I purpose to give another to Mansoul, when SeJTo0 this with them is worn out) but for that you must Mansou1, wholly and solely have recourse to, and make stay upon his Doctrine, that is your teacher after the first order. Yea, Mr. Recorder himself must not look for life from that which he himself revealeth, his dependence for that must be founded in the Doctrine of the other Preacher. Let Mr. Recorder also take heed that he receive not any Doctrine, or point of Doctrine, that is not communicated to him by his superiour teacher, nor yet within the precincts of his own formal knowledge.,

Now after the Prince had thus settled things in the famous Town of Mansoul, he proceeded to give to the Elders of the Corporation a necessary caution, to He gives tiiem wit, how they should carry it to the high and noble 'thfCaptains. Captains that he had, from his Father,s Court, sent or brought with him to the famous Town of Mansoul.

'These Captains,, said he, 'do love the Town of Mansoul, and they are pickt men, pickt out of abundGraces pkkt ance, as men that best suit and that -will most faithfully

from common . , * r■ .

Virtues. serve in the Wars of Shaddai against the Diabolonians, for the preservation of the Town of Mansoul. I charge you therefore,, said he,' O ye inhabitants of the now flourishing Town of Mansoul, that you carry it not ruggedly, or untowardly to my Captains, or their men: since, as I said, they are pickt and choice men, men chosen out of many for the good of the Town of Mansoul. I say, I charge you that you carry it not untowardly to them; for though they have the hearts and faces of Lions, when at any time they shall be called forth to engage and fight with the King,s foes, and the enemies of the Town of Mansoul; Satan cannot yet a little discountenance cast upon them from the Graces as we Town of Mansoul, will deject and cast down their may. faces, will weaken and take away their courage. Do not, therefore, Oh my beloved, carry it unkindly to my valiant Captains and courageous men of War, but love them, nourish them, succour them, and lay them in your bosoms, and they will not only fight for you, Words. cause to fly from you all those the Diabolonians

that seek, and will if possible be your utter destruction.

'If therefore any of them should at any time be sick or weak, and so not able to perform that office of love, which with all their hearts they are willing to do, (and will do also when well and in health) slight them Heb. 12.12. not, nor despise them, but rather strengthen them,

Isa 35 3

Rev. 3.' 2.' and encourage them though weak and ready to die, for l Thes. 6.14. y^gy are vour fence, and y0ur guard, your wall, your

gates, your locks, and your bars. And although when they are weak, they can do but little, but rather need to be helped by you, (than that you should then expect great things from them) yet when well, you know what exploits, what feats and warlike Atchievements they are able to do, and will perform for you.

'Besides, if they be weak, the Town of Mansoul cannot be strong: if they be strong, then Mansoul cannot be weak: your safety therefore doth lie in their health, and in your countenancing of them. Remember also that if they be sick, they catch that disease of the Town of Mansoul itself.

'These things I have said unto you, because I love your welfare, and your honour: observe therefore, Oh my Mansoul, to be punctual in all things that I have given in charge unto you, and that not only as a Town corporate, and so to your officers and guard, and guides in chief, but to you as you are a people whose well-being, as single persons, depends on the observation of the Orders and Commandments of their Lord.

'Next, Oh my Mansoul, I do warn you of that of which notwithstanding that reformation that at present is wrought among you, you have need to be warn,d about; Wherefore hearken diligently unto A Caution

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me. I am now sure, and you will know hereafter, boionians that there are yet of the Diabolonians remaining in 'remain in the Town of Mansoul; Diabolonians that are sturdy and implacable, and that do already, while I am with you, and that will yet more when I am from you, study, plot, contrive, invent, and jointly attempt to bring you to desolation, and so to a state far worse than that of the Egyptian bondage. They are the

avowed friends of Diabolus, therefore look about you.

They used heretofore to lodge with their Prince in the Mar. 7.21,22. Castle, when Incredulity was the Lord Mayor of this

Town, but since my coming hither, they lie more in

the outsides, and walls, and have made themselves

dens, and caves, and holes, and strongholds therein.

Wherefore, Oh Mansoul! thy work as to this, will Rom. 7. is. be so much the more difficult and hard. That is, to

take, mortify, and put them to death according to the chHa would will of my Father. Nor can you utterly rid your

not have us • J j j j

destroy our. selves of them, unless you should pull down the walls

selves thereby

to destroy our of your Town, the which I am by no means willing

sins.

you should. Do you ask me, What shall we do then? Why, be you diligent, and quit you like men, observe their holds, find out their haunts, assault them, and make no peace with them. Wherever they haunt, lurk, or abide, and what terms of peace soever they offer you, abhor, and all shall be well betwixt you and me. And that you may the better know them from The names of those that are the natives of Mansoul, I will give you Diabolon- this brief Schedule of the names of the chief of them: soul."1 an and they are these that follow: The Lord Fornication, the Lord Adultery, the Lord Murder, the Lord Anger, the Lord Lasciviousness, the Lord Deceit, the Lord Evil-eye, Mr. Drunkenness, Mr. Revelling, Mr. Idolatry, Mr. Witchcraft, Mr. Variance, Mr. Emulation, Mr. Wrath, Mr. Strife, Mr. Sedition, and Mr. Heresy. These are some of the chief, Oh Mansoul! of those that will seek to overthrow thee for ever. These I say are the Skulkers in Mansoul, but look thou well into the Law of thy King, and there thou shalt find their Physiognomy, and such other characteristics! notes of them, by which they certainly may be known.

'These O my Mansoul, (and I would gladly that you should certainly know it) if they be suffered to run and range about the Town as they would, will quickly like Vipers eat out your bowels, yea poison your Captains, cut the sinews of your souldiers, break the bar and bolts of your Gates, and turn your now most flourishing Mansoul into a barren and desolate wilderness, and ruinousi heap. Wherefore that you may take courage to yourselves to apprehend these Villains wherever you find them, / give to you my A Conmis. Lord Mayor, my Lord Willbewill, and Mr. Recorder, stray mehi*. with all the Inhabitants of the Town of Mansoul, full MansoS? *" power and commission to seek out, to take, and to cause to be put to death by the Cross, all, and all manner of Diabolonians when and wherever you shall find them to lurk within, or to range without the walls of the Town of Mansoul.

'I told you before, that I had placed a standing More Ministry among you, not that you have but these with need be for you, for my four first Captains who came against the Master and Lord of the Diabolonians that was in Mansoul, they can, and (if need be, and) if they be required, will not only privately inform, but, publickly Preach to the Corporation both good and wholesome Doctrine, and such as shall lead you in the way. Yea, they will set up a weekly, yea if need be a daily Lecture in thee, Oh Mansoul! And will instruct thee in such profitable lessons, that if heeded will do

thee good at the end. And take good heed that you spare not the men that you have a Commission to take and crucify.

'Now as I have set out before your eyes the vagrants and runagates by name, so I will tell you

A Caution, that among yourselves some of them shall creep in to beguile you, even such as would seem, and that in appearance are, very rife and hot for Keligion. And they if you watch not, will do you a mischief, such an one as at present you cannot think of.

'These, as I said, will shew themselves to you in another hue than those under description before. Wherefore Mansoul watch and be sober, and suffer not thyself to be betrayed.,

When the Prince had thus far new modelled the Town of Mansoul, and had instructed them in such matters as were profitable for them to know: Then he appointed another day in which he intended, when the Townsfolk came together, to bestow a further badge

Another of honour upon the Town of Mansoul. A badge that

KSfM ^ould distinguish them from all the people, kindreds and tongues that dwell in the Kingdom of Universe. Now it was not long before the day appointed was come, and the Prince and his people met in the King,s Palace, where first Emanuel made a short speech unto them, and then did for them as he had said, and unto them as he had promised.

ms speech to 'My Mansoul,, said he,'that which I now am about to do is to make you known to the World to be mine, and to distinguish you also in your own eyes, from all false Traitors, that may creep in among you.,

Then he commanded that those that waited upon him should go and bring forth out of his treasury those white and glistring robes 'that I,, said he, 'have pro- Wmu Robes. vided and laid up in store for my Mansoul., So the white garments were fetched out of his treasury, and laid forth to the eyes of the people. Moreover, it was granted to them that they should take them and put them on, 'according,, said he, 'to your size and stature., So the people were put into white, into fine linen, Eev. 19. s white and clean.

Then said the Prince unto them, 'This, O Mansoul, is my livery, and the badge by which mine are known from the servants of others. Yea, it is that which I grant to all that are mine, and without which no man is permitted to see my face. Wear them therefore for my sake who gave them unto you, and also if you would be known by the world to be mine.,

But now can you think how Mansoul shone? It was fair as the Sun, clear as the Moon, and terrible as an army with banners. The Prince added further and said, 'No Prince, Potentate, or mighty one of Universe giveth this livery but myself: Behold therefore, as I said before, you shall be known by it to be mine. That which

'And now,, said he, 'I have given you my livery, let ah Mansoul me give you also in commandment concerning them : people. And be sure that you take good heed to my words.

'First, Wear them daily, day by day, lest you should at sometimes appear to others, as if you were none of mine.

'Secondly, Keep them always white, for if they be Ecoi. 9. 8.

'Eev. 3. 2.

soiled, tis dishonour to me.

'Thirdly, Wherefore gird them up from the ground, and let them not lag with dust and dirt. Rev^7.15, 'Fourthly, Take heed that you lose them not, lest you walk naked, and they see your shame.

'Fifthly, But if you should sully them, if you should defile them (the which I am greatly unwilling you should, and the Prince Diabolus will be glad if you would) then speed you to do that which is written in Lnk. 21. 36. my Law, that yet you may stand and not fall before me, and before my Throne. Also this is the way to cause that I may not leave you nor forsake you while here, but may dwell in the Town of Mansoul/or ever.,

And now was Mansoul, and the inhabitants of it as the signet upon EmanueVs right hand. Where was there now a Town, a City, a Corporation that could compare with Mansoul? A Town redeemed from the hand and from the power of Diabolus! A The glorious Town that the King Shaddai loved, and that he sent

state of

Mansoul. Emanuel to regain from the Prince of the Infernal Gave: Yea, a Town that Emanuel loved to dwell in, and that he chose for his Royal habitation; a Town that he fortified for himself, and made strong by the force of his Army. What shall I say 2 Mansoul has now a most excellent Prince, Golden Captains and men of war, weapons proved, and garments as white as snow. Nor are these benefits to be counted little but great; can the Town of Mansoul esteem them so, and improve them to that end and purpose for which they are bestowed upon them.

When the Prince had thus compleated the modelling of the Town, to shew that he had great delight in the work of his hands and took pleasure in the good that he had wrought for the famous and flourishing Mansoul, he commanded, and they set his standard upon the Battlements of the Castle. And then,

First, He gave them frequent visits, not a day now 2 Cor. 6. is. but the Elders of Mansoul must come to him (or he to them) into his Palace. Now they must walk and talk together of all the great things that he had done, and yet further promised to do for the Town of Mansoul. Thus would he often do with the Lord UnderstandMayor, my lord Willbewill, and the honest sub- The will. ordinate Preacher Mr. Conscience, and Mr. Recorder. But Oh! how graciously! how lovingly! how courteously! and tenderly did this blessed Prince now carry it towards the Town of Mansoul! in all the Streets, Gardens, Orchards, and other places where he came, to be sure the Poor should have his blessing Hungry and benediction; yea, he would kiss them, and if they thouaUs were ill, he would lay hands on them, and make them well. The Captains also he would daily, yea sometimes hourly, encourage with his presence and goodly words. For you must know that a smile from him upon them would put more vigor, more life and stoutness into them, than would anything else under Heaven.

The Prince would now also feast them, and with 1 cor. 5.8. them continually: hardly a week would pass but a Banquet must be had betwixt him and them. You may remember that some pages before we make mention of one feast that they had together, but now to feast them was a thing more common, every day with Mansoul was a feast-day now. Nor did he

when they returned to their places, send them empty A token of a way; either they must have a Ring, a Gold-chain, A token of a Bracelet, a white stone or something; so dear was

Honour.

A token of Mansoul to him now: so lovely was Mansoul in his

Beauty.

A token of eyes.

Secondly, When the Elders and Townsmen did not come to him, he would send in much plenty of provision unto them; meat that came from Court, wine and bread that were prepared for his Father,s table: yea, such delicates would he send unto them, and therewith would so cover their Table, that whoever saw it confessed that the like could not be seen in any Kingdom.

The danger Thirdly, If Mansoul did not frequently visit him as flC^MsT**9 he desired they should, he would walk out to them,

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cant. 5. 2. knock at their doors and desire entrance, that amity might be maintained betwixt them and him. If they did hear and open to him, as commonly they would if they were at home, then would he renew his former love, and confirm it too with some new tokens and signs of continued favour.

And was it not now amazing to behold that in that very place where sometimes Diabolus had his abode, and entertained his Diabolonians to the almost utter destruction of Mansoul, the Prince of Princes should sit eating and drinking with them, while all his mighty Captains, men of War, Trumpeters, with the singing-men and singing-women of his Father stood round about to wait upon them. Now did ManMansoui'a soul,s cup run over, now did her Conduits run glary' sweet wine, now did she eat of the finest of the wheat, and drink milk and honey out of the rock! Now she said how great is his goodness! for since I found favour in his eyes, how honourable have I been!

The blessed Prince did also ordain a new Officer in the Town, and a goodly person he was, his name was Mr. GocPs-peace. This man was set over my Lord coi. s. 15. Willbewill, my Lord Mayor, Mr. Recorder, the Subordinate Preacher, Mr. Mind, and over all the Natives of the Town of Mansoul. Himself was not a Native of it, but came with the Prince Emanuel from the Court. He was a great acquaintance of Captain Credence, and Captain Good-hope, some say Rom. 15. is. they were kin, and I am of that opinion too. This man as I said, was made Governour of the Town in general, specially over' the Castle, and Captain Credence was to help him there. And I made great observation of it, that so long as all things went in Mansoul as this sweet-natured Gentleman would, the Town was in most happy condition. Now there were no jars, no chiding, no interferings, no unfaithful doings in all the Town of Mansoul; every man in Mansoul kept close to his own employment. The Gentry, the Officers, the Soldiers; and all in place observed their order. And as for the women and Holy Conchildren of the Town, they followed their business IjZod joyfully, they would work and sing, work and sing, "WU9'"a from morning till night; so that quite through the Town of Mansoul now, nothing was to be found but harmony, quietness, joy and health. And this lasted all that Summer.

But there was a man in the Town of Mansoul, and

'ru story o/ his name was Mr. Carnal Security, this man did after security. all this mercy bestowed on this Corporation, bring the Town of Mansoul into great and grievous slavery and bondage. A brief account of him and of his doings take as followeth.

When Diabolus at first took possession of the Town of Mansoul, he brought thither with himself, a great number of Diabolonians, men of his own conditions. Now among these there was one whose name was Mr. Self- Mr. Self-conceit, and a notable brisk man he was, as any that in those days did possess the Town of Mansoul. Diabolus then perceiving this man to be active and bold, sent him upon many desperate designs, the which he managed better, and more to the pleasing of his Lord, than most that came with him from the dens could do. Wherefore finding of him so fit for his purpose, he preferred him, and made him next to the great Lord Willbewill, of whom we have written so much before. Now the Lord Willbewill being in those days very well pleased with him, and with his atchievements, gave him his daughter, the Lady FearCamai nothing, to wife. Now of my Lady Fear-nothing Original. did this Mr. Self-conceit beget this Gentleman Mr.

Carnal Security. Wherefore there being then in Mansoul those strange kind of mixtures, ,twas hard for them in some cases to find out who were Natives, who not; for Mr. Carnal Security sprang from my Lord Willbewill by mother,s side, though he had for his Father a Diabolonian by nature. ms Quaii- Well, this Carnal Security took much after his Father and Mother, he was Self-conceited, he feared nothing, he was also a very busy man; nothing of news, nothing of doctrine, nothing of alteration, or talk of alteration could at any time be on foot in Mansoul, but be sure Mr. Carnal Security would be at the Iiead or tail of it. But to be sure he would decline those that he deemed the weakest, and stood always with them (in his way of standing) that he He is always supposed was the strongest side. ^st side. ^

Now when Shaddai the mighty, and Emanuel his Son made war upon Mansoul to take it, this Mr. Carnal Security was then in Town, and was a great doer among the People, encouraging them in their rebellion, putting of them upon hardning of themselves in their resisting of the King,s forces. But when he saw that the Town of Mansoul was taken and converted to the use of the glorious Prince Emanuel; and when he also saw what was become of Diabolus, and how he was unroosted, and made to quit the Castle in the greatest contempt and scorn, and that the Town of Mansoul was well lined with Captains, Engines of War, and men, and also provision, what doth he but slyly wheel about also; and as he had served Diabolus against the good Prince, so he feigned that he would serve the Prince against his foes.

And having got some little smattering of Emanuel,s things by the end (being bold) he ventures himself into the company of the Townsmen, and attempts also Haw Mr to chat among them. Now he knew that the power Security and strength of the Town of Mansoul was great, and mb^/of that it could not but be pleasing to the people, if he Mansou1, P

cried up their might and their glory. Wherefore he beginneth his tale with the power and strength of Mansoul, and affirmed that it was impregnable. Now magnifying their Captains, and their slings, and their rams; then crying up their fortifications, and strong holds; and lastly the assurances that they had from their Prince, that Mansoul should be happy for ever. But when he saw that some of the men of the Town were tickled and taken with his discourse, he makes it his business, and walking from street to street, house to house, and man to man, he at last brought Mansoul to dance after his pipe, and to grow almost as carnally secure as himself. So from talking they went to feasting and from feasting to sporting; and so to some other matters (now Emanuel was yet in the Town of Mansoul, and he wisely observed their doings). My Lord Mayor my Lord Willbewill, and Mr. Recorder, were also all taken with the words of Groan- *n*s tattling Diabolonian Gentleman; forgetting that <Gr<m'hrtt their Prince had given them warning before, to take pmerv^The neec^ tnat they were not beguiled with any Diabolonian mui from sleight: He had further told them, that the security

temporal ° '"

dangers. of the now flourishing Town of Mansoul did not so much lie in her present fortifications and force, as in her so using of what she had, as might oblige her Emanuel to abide within her Castle. For the right Doctrine of Emanuel was, that the Town of Mansoul should take heed that they forgot not his Father,s love and his; also they should so demean themselves, as to continue to keep themselves therein. Now this was not the way to do it, namely, to fall in love with one of the Diabolonians, and with such an one too as Mr. Carnal Security was, and to be led up and down by the nose by him. They should have heard their Prince, fear,d their Prince, loved their Prince, and have ston,d this naughty-pack to death, and took care to have walked in the ways of their Prince,s prescribing; for then should their peace have been as a river, when their righteousness had been like the waves of the Sea.

Now when Emanuel perceived that through the policy of Mr. Carnal Security, the hearts of the men of Mansoul were chill,d and abated in their practical love to him:

First, he bemoans them, and condoles their state Emanuel

• iirv »^tt * i bemoans

with the secretary, saying, Oh tlvat my people had Mansoul. hearkened unto me, and that Mansoul had walked in my ways! I would have fed them with the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock would I have sustained them. This done, he said in his heart, / will return to the Court, and go to my place, till Mansoul shall consider and acknowledge their offence. And he did so, and the cause and manner of his going away from them was thus: The cause was for that,

First, Mansoul declined him, as is manifest in these particulars.

1. They left off their former way of visiting of The my of him, they came not to his Royal Palace as afore. backsliding

2. They did not regard, nor yet take notice that he came, or came not to visit them.

3. The love-feasts that had wont to be between their Prince and them, though he made them still, and called them to them, yet they neglected to come at them, or to be delighted with them.

4. They waited not for his counsels, but began to be headrstrong and confident in themselves, concluding that now they were strong and invincible, and that Mansoul was secure, and beyond all reach of the foe, and that her state must needs be unalterable for ever.

Now, as was said, Emanuel perceiving, that by the craft of Mr. Carnal Security, the Town of Mansoul was taken off from their dependence upon him, and upon his Father by him, and set upon what by them was bestowed upon it; He first, as I said, bemoaned their state, then he used means to make them understand that the way that they went on in, was dangerous. For he sent my Lord high Secretary to them, to forbid them such ways; but twice when he came to them he found them at dinner in Mr. Carnal Security,s Parlour; and perceiving also that they were not willing to reason about matters concerning their good, he took grief and went his way. The which when he had told to the Prince Emanuel, he took offence, and was grieved also, and so made provision to return to his Father,s Court.

Now the methods of his withdrawing, as I was saying before, were thus:

1. Even while he was yet with them in Mansoul he kept himself close, and more retired than formerly.

2. His speech was not now, if he came in their company, so pleasant and familiar as formerly.

3. Nor did he as in times past, send to Mansoul from his Table, those dainty bits which he was wont to do.

4. Nor when they came to visit him, as now and then they would, would he be so easily spoken with as they found him to be in times past. They might now knock once, yea twice, but he would seem not at all to regard them; whereas formerly at the sound of their The working feet he would up and run, and meet them half way, affections, and take them to, and lay them in his bosom.

But thus Emanuel carried it now, and by this his carriage he sought to make them bethink themselves and return to him. But alas they did not consider, they did not know his ways, they regarded not, they were not touched with these, nor with the true remembrance of former favours. Wherefore what does he but in private manner withdraw himself, first Be is gone.

Ezek. 11 21.

from his Palace, then to the Gate of the Town, and so Hos. 5. is.

Lev. 26. 21

away from Mansoul he goes, till they should acknow- 22, 23, 24. ledge their offence, and more earnestly seek his face. Mr. God,s-peace also laid down his Commission, and would for the present act no longer in the Town of Mansoul.

Thus they walked contrary to him, and he again by way of retaliation, walked contrary to them. But alas by this time they were so hardened in their way, and had so drunk in the Doctrine of Mr. Carnal Security, that the departing of their Prince touched them not, nor was he remembred by them when gone; and so of Jer. 2.s2. consequence his absence not condoled by them.

Now there was a day wherein this old Gentleman Mr. Carnal Security, did again make a feast for the Town of Mansoul, and there was at that time in the Town one Mr. Godly-fear; one now but little set by, though formerly one of great request. This man old Carnal Security had a mind, if possible, to gull and debauch, and abuse as he did the rest, and therefore he now bids him to the feast with his neighbours. So the day being come they prepare, and he goes and appears with the rest of the guests; and being all set at the Table, they did eat and drink, and were merry A trick put even all but this one man. For Mr. Godly-fear sat Godiy^fear, like a stranger, and did neither eat nor was merry. fi^and'sfts The which when Mr. Carnal Security perceived, he amiger." presently addrest himself in a speech thus to him: Talk betwixt Carn. Mr. Godly-fear, are you not well? You Security"8 seem to be ill of body or mind, or both. I have a GMiy-iear. cordial of Mr. Forget-good,s making, the which, Sir, if you will take a dram of, I hope it may make you bonny and blithe, and so make you more fit for we feasting companions.

Godly. Unto whom the good old Gentleman discreetly replied: Sir, I thank you for all things courteous and civil, but for your cordial I have no list thereto. But a word to the natives of Mansoul: You the Elders and chief of Mansoul, to me it is strange to see you so jocund and merry, when the Town of Mansoul is in such woeful case.

Cam. Then said Mr. Carnal Security, You want sleep, good Sir, I doubt. If you please lie down and take a nap, and we meanwhile will be merry.

Godly. Then said the good man as follows, Sir, if you were not destitute of an honest heart, you could not do as you have done, and do.

Carn. Then said Mr. Carnal Security, Why 1

Godly. Nay, pray interrupt me not. ,Tis true, the Town of Mansoul was strong, and (with a proviso) impregnable; but you, the Townsmen have weakned it, and it now lies obnoxious to its foes. Nor is it a time to flatter, or be silent; His you Mr. Carnal Security tliat have wilily stripped Mansoul, and driven her glory from her; you have pulled down her Towers, you have broken down her Gates, you have spoiled her locks and bars.

And now to explain myself: from that time that my Lords of Mansoul and you, Sir, grew so great, from that time the Prince of Mansoul has been offended, and now he is arisen and is gone. If any shall question the truth of my words, I will answer him by this, and such like questions. Where is the Prince Emanuel? When did a man or woman in Mansoul see him? When did you hear from him, or taste any of his dainty bits? You are now a feasting with this Diabolonian monster, but he is not your Prince. I say therefore, though enemies from without, had you taken heed, could not have made a prey of you, yet since you have sinned against your Prince, your enemies within have been too hard for you.

Cam. Then said Mr. Carnal Security, Fie, fie, Mr. Godly-fear, fie; will you never shake off your timorousness? Are you afraid of being sparrow-blasted? Who hath hurt you? Behold I am on your side, only you are for doubting, and I am for being confident. Besides, is this a time to be sad in? A feast is made for mirth, why then do you now, to your shame, and our trouble, break out into such passionate melancholy language when you should eat and drink, and be merry 1

Godly. Then said Mr. Godly-fear again, I may well be sad, for Emanuel is gone from Mansoul. I say again he is gone, and you, Sir, are the man who has driven him away; yea, he is gone without so much as acquainting the Nobles of Mansoul with his going, and if that is not a sign of his anger, I am not acquainted with the methods of godliness, ms speech to And now my Lords and Gentlemen, for my speech

the Elders of . ... ' T i 7 7. • /. • 7-7

Mansoul. is still to you, your gradual declining from him did •provoke him gradually to depart from you, the which he did for some time, if perhaps you would have been made sensible thereby, and have been renewed by humbling of yourselves; but when he saw that none would regard, nor lay these fearful beginnings of his anger and Judgment to heart, he went away from this place, and this I saw with mine eye. Wherefore now while you boast, your strength is gone, you are like the man that had lost his locks that before did wave about his shoulders. You may with this Lord of your feast shake yourselves and conclude to do as at other times; but since without him you can do nothing, and he is departed from you, turn your feast into a sigh, and your mirth into lamentation.

Conscience Then the Subordinate Preacher, old Mr. Conscience by name, he that of old was Recorder of Mansoul, being startled at what was said, began to second it thus:

Con. Indeed, my Brethren, quoth he, I fear that Mr. Godly-fear tells us true: I, for my part, have not seen my Prince a long season. I cannot remember the day for my part. Nor can I answer Mr. Godlyfear,s question. I doubt I am afraid that all is naught with Mansoul.

Godly. Nay, I know that you shall not find him in Mansoul, for he is departed and gone; yea, and gone, for the faults of the Elders, and for that they rewarded his grace with unsufferable unkindnesses.

Then did the Subordinate Preacher look as if he They are ail would fall down dead at the Table, also all there present, except the man of the house, began to look pale and wan. But having a little recovered themselves, and jointly agreeing to believe Mr. Godly fear and his sayings, they began to consult what was best to be done (now Mr. Carnal Security was gone into his withdrawing room, for he liked not such dumpish doings) both to the man of the house for drawing them into evil, and also to recover Emanuel,s love.

And with that, that saying of their Prince came very hot into their minds, which he had bidden them do to such as were false Prophets that should arise to delude the Town of Mansoul. So they took Mr. Carnal Security (concluding that he must be he) and They consult burned his house upon him with fire, for he also was meir Feasta Diabolonian by nature. TM«4f«.

So when this was past and over, they bespeed themselves to look to Emanuel their Prince, and they sought him, but they found him not. Then were they Cant. 5. 6. more confirmed in the truth of Mr. Godly-fear,s sayings, and began also severely to reflect upon themselves for their so vile and ungodly doings; for they concluded

now that it was through them that their Prince had left them.

'They apply Then they agreed and went to my Lord Secretary, tu Holy (him whom before they refused to hear, him whom is grieved, they had grieved with their doings) to know of him, isa. 63.10. for he was a Seer, and could tell where Emanuel was, ?Thea.'53V and how they might direct a Petition to him. But the Lord Secretary would not admit them to a conference about-this matter, nor would admit them to his Royal place of abode, nor come out to them to shew his face or intelligence.

And now was it a day gloomy and dark, a day of clouds and of thick darkness with Mansoul. Npw they saw that they had been foolish, and began to perceive what the company and prattle of Mr. Carnal Security had done, and what desperate damage his swaggering words had brought poor Mansoul into. But what further it was like to cost them, that they were ignorant of. Now Mr. Godly-fear began again to be in repute with the men of the Town j yea, they were ready to look upon him as a Prophet.

Well, when the Sabbath-day was come, they went to hear their Subordinate Preacher; but oh how he A thundring did thunder and lighten this day! His Text was that

Sermon.

Jon. 2. 8. in the Prophet Jonah, They that observe lying vanities, forsake their own mercies. But there was then such power and authority in that Sermon, and such a dejection seen in the countenances of the people that day, that the like hath seldom been heard or seen. The people when Sermon was done, were scarce able to go to their homes, or to betake themselves to their

employs the week after; they were so Sermon-smitten,

and also so Sermon-sick by being smitten, that they Hos. 5.13.

knew not what to do.

He did not only shew to Mansoul their sin, but did The Subordinate

tremble before them, under the sense of his own, still cry- Preacher

doth acknow

mg out of himself, as he Preached to them,' Unhappy uagehufauit,

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man that 1 am! That 1 should do so wicked a thing! his mmpUThat I, a Preacher, whom the Prince did set up to Mr. carnal teach to Mansoul his Law, should myself live senseless, IsaSfsfT and sottishly here, and be one of the first found in transgression! This transgression also fell within my precincts, I should have cried out against the wickedness, but I let Mansoul lie wallowing in it, until it had driven Emanuel from its borders., With these things he also charged all the Lords and Gentry of Mansoul, to the almost distracting of them.

About this time also there was a great sickness in the A great

m c7*- 7 i ni-ii. - ^kness in

lown 01 Mansoul, and most of the inhabitants were Mansoul.

greatly afflicted. Yea the Captains also, and men of

War were brought thereby to a languishing condition,

and that for a long time together; so that in case of

invasion, nothing could to purpose now have been

done, either by the Townsmen, or Field-Officers. Oh

how many pale faces, weak hands, feeble knees, and Heb. 12.12,

staggering men were now seen to walk the streets of fev-33-^

Mansoul! Here were groans, there pants, and yonder

lay those that were ready to faint.

The garments too which Emanuel had given them, sin doth

- ~ cause to be

were but in a sorry case. Some were rent, some were weak, both torn, and all in a nasty condition; some also did hang sod,'and

graces.

so loosely upon them, that the next bush they came at was ready to pluck them off.

After some time spent in this sad and desolate condition, the Subordinate Preacher called for a day of fasting, and to humble themselves for being so wicked against the great Shaddai, and his Son. And he desired that Captain Boanerges would Preach. So he consented to do it, and the day was come, and his Text Boanerges -was this, Cut it down, why cumbreth it the around?

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to Mansoui. And a very smart Sermon he made upon the place.

First, he shewed what was the occasion of the words, to wit, because the fig tree was barren, then he shewed what was contained in the sentence, to wit, repentance or utter desolation. He then' shewed also by whose authority this sentence was pronounced, and that was by Shaddai himself. And lastly, he shewed the reasons of the point, and then concluded his Sermon. But he was very pertinent in the application, insomuch that he made poor Mansoul tremble. For this Sermon Mansoui °* 88 we^ as former wrought much upon the hearts mack affect- 0f the men of Mansoul; yea it greatly helped to keep awake those that were roused by the Preaching that went before. So that now throughout the whole Town there was little or nothing to be heard or seen but sorrow and mourning, and woe. They consult Now after Sermon they got together and consulted

what to do.

what was best to be done. 'But,, said the Subordinate Preacher, 'I will do nothing of mine own head, without advising with my neighbour Mr. Godly-fear. For if he had afore, and understood more of the mind of our Prince than we, I do not know but he also may have it now, even now we are turning again to virtue., So they called and sent for Mr. Godly-fear, and he forthwith appeared; then they desired that he would further shew his opinion about what they had best to do. Then said the old Gentleman as followeth, It is my opinion Mr. Godiytliat this Town of Mansoul should in this day of her dis- ears" tress draw up and send an humble Petition to their offended Prince Emanuel, that he in his favour and grace will turn again unto you, and not keep anger for ever.

When the Townsmen had heard this Speech, they did with one consent agree to his advice; so they did presently draw up their request, and the next was, But who shall carry it 1 At last they did all agree to send it by my Lord Mayor. So he accepted of the service, and addressed himself to his journey and went and came They send the to the Court of Shaddai, whither Emanuel the Prince to Court. of Mansoul was gone. But the Gate was shut, and a strict watch kept thereat, so that the Petitioner was Lam. 3. s, forced to stand without for a great while together. Then he desired that some would go into the Prince and tell him who stood at the Gate, and what his business was. So one went and told to Shaddai, and to Emanuel his Son, that the Lord Mayor of the Town of Mansoul stood without at the Gate of the King,s Court, desiring to be admitted into the presence of the Prince, the King,s Son. He also told what was the Lord Mayor,s Errand, both to the King and his Son Emanuel. But the Prince would not come down nor admit that the Gate should be opened to him, but sent him an answer to this effect: They have turned Jer. 2.27,28 the back unto me, and not their face, but now in the.

time of their trouble they say to me, Arise and save us. But can they not now go to Mr. Carnal Security, to whom they went when they turned from me, and make him their leader, their Lord, and their protection now in their trouble? Why now in their trouble do they visit me, since in their prosperity they went astray 1

This answer made my Lord Mayor look black in the face; it troubled, it perplexed, it rent him sore. And now he began again to see what it was to be familiar with Diabolonians, such as Mr. Carnal Security was. When he saw that at Court (as yet) there was little help to be expected, either for himself or friends in Mansoul, he smote upon his breast and returned weeping, and all the way bewailing the lamentable state of Mansoul.

Well, when he was come within sight of the Town, the Elders and chief of the people of Mansoul went out at the Gate to meet him and to salute him, and to know how he sped at Court. But he told them his tale in so doleful a manner, that they all cried out, and mourned and wept. Wherefore they threw ashes and dust upon their heads, and put sackcloth upon their loins, and went crying out through the Town of Mansoul; the which when the rest of the Townsfolk saw, they all mourned and wept. This therefore was a day of rebuke and trouble, and of anguish to the Town of Mansoul, and also of great distress.

After some time, when they had somewhat refrained themselves, they came together to consult again what by them was yet to be done; and they asked advice, as they did before, of that reverend Mr. Godly-fear, who told them that there was no way better than to do as they had done, nor would he that they should be discouraged at all with that they had met with at Court; yea, though several of their Petitions should be answered with nought but silence or rebuke: For, said he, it is the way of the wise Shaddai to make men wait and to exercise patience, and it should be the way of them in want, to be willing to stay his leisure.

Then they took courage, and sent again, and again, see now and again, and again; for there was not now one day, work of a nor an hour that went over Mansoul! s head, wherein sSiidl"s a man might not have met upon the road one or other riding post, sounding the horn from Mansoul to the Court of the King Shaddai; and all with Letters Petitionary in behalf of (and for- the Prince,s return to) Mansoul.

The road, I say, was now full of messengers, going Groaning and returning, and meeting one another; some from desires' the Court, and some from Mansoul, and this was the work of the miserable Town of Mansoul, all that long, that sharp, that cold and tedious winter.

Now if you have not forgot, you may yet remember A memento. that I told you before, that after Emanuel had taken Mansoul, yea, and after that he had new modelled the Town, there remained in several lurking places of the Corporation many of the old Diabolonians, that either came with the Tyrant when he invaded and took the Town, or that had there by reason of unlawful mixtures, their birth and breeding, and bringing up. And their holes, dens, and lurking places were in, under, or about the wall of the Town. Some of their names

are the Lord Fornication, the Lord Adultery, the Lord Murder, the Lord Anger, the Lord Lasciviousness, the Lord Deceit, the Lord Evil-eye, the Lord Blasphemy, and that horrible Villain the old and dangerous Lord Covetoumess. These, as I told you with many more, had yet their abode in the Town of Mansoul, and that after that Emanuel had driven their Prince Diabolus out of the Castle. Mansoul Against these the good Prince did grant a Commisher Prince's sion to the Lord Willbewill and others, yea to the put his Com- whole Town of Mansoul, to seek, take, secure, and Execution, destroy any, or all that they could lay hands of, for that they were Diabolonians by nature, enemies to the Prince, and those that sought to ruin the blessed Town of Mansoul. But the Town of Mansoul did not pursue this warrant, but neglected to look after, to apprehend, to secure, and to destroy these Diabolonians. Wherefore what do these Villains, but by degrees take courage to put forth their heads, and to shew themselves to the inhabitants of the Town. Yea, and as I was told, some of the men of Mansoul grew too familiar with some of them, to the sorrow of the Corporation, as you yet will hear more of in time and place.

Well, when the Diabolonian Lords that were left, perceived that Mansoul had through sinning offended Emanuel their Prince, and that he had withdrawn himself and was gone, what do they but plot the The Dia- ruin of the Town of Mansoul. So upon a time they

bolonians'

Plot. met together at the hold of one Mr. Mischief, who also was a Diabolonian, and there consulted how they might deliver up Mansoul into the hands of Diabolus again. Now some advised one way, and some another, every man according to his own liking. At last my Lord Lasciviousness propounded, whether it might not be best in the first place, for some of those that were Diabolonians in Mansoul to adventure to offer themselves for servants to some of the Natives of the . Town, 'for,, said he, 'if they so do, and Mansoul shall accept of them, they may for us, and for Diabolus our Lord, make the taking of the Town of Mansoul more easy than otherwise it will be., But then stood up the Lord Murder, and said, 'This may not be done at this time, for Mansoul is now in a kind of rage, because by our friend Mr. Carnal Security she hath been once ensnared already, and made to offend against her Prince, and how shall she reconcile herself unto her Lord again, but by the heads of these men 1 Besides, we know that they have in commission to take and slay us wherever they shall find us, let us therefore be wise as Foxes; when we are dead we can do them no hurt, but while we live we may., Thus when they had tossed the matter to and fro, they jointly agreed, that a Letter should forthwith be sent away to Diabolus in their name, by which the state They semi to of the Town of Mansoul should be shewed him, and vkef"' how much it is under the frowns of their Prince; 'we may also,, said some, 'let him know our intentions, and ask of him his advice in the case., So a Letter was presently framed, the Contents of which was this:

To our great Lord, the Prince Diabolus, dwelling below in the Infernal Cave.

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The Copy of O Great Father, and mighty Prince Diabolus, we, the true Diabolonians, yet remaining in the rebellious Town o/Mansoul, having received our beings from thee, and our nourishment at thy hands, cannot with content and quiet endure to behold, as we do this day, how thou art dispraised, disgraced, and reproached among the inhabitants of this Town; nor is thy long absence at all delightful to us, because greatly to our detriment.

The reason of this our writing unto our Lord, is for that we are not altogether without hope that this Town may become thy habitation again; for it is greatly declined from its Prince Emanuel, and he is up-risen, and is departed from them; yea, and though they send, and send, and send, and send after him to return to them, yet can they not prevail, nor get good words from him.

There has been also of late, and is yet remaining a very great sickness and faintings among them, and that not only upon the poorer sort of the Town, but upon the Lords, Captains and chief Gentry of the place (we only who are of the Diabolonians by nature remain well, lively, and strong) so that through their great transgression on the one hand, and their dangerous sickness on the other, we judge they lie open to thy hand and power. If tlierefore it shall stand with thy horrible cunning, and with the cunning of the rest of the Princes with thee, to come and make an attempt to take Mansoul again, send us word, and we shall to our utmost power be ready to deliver it into thy hand. Or if what we have said shall not by thy Fatherhood be thought best, and most meet to be done, send us thy >mind in a few words, and we are all ready to follow thy counsel to the hazarding of our lives, and what else we have.

Given under our hands the day and date above written, after a close consultation at the house of Mr. Mischief, who yet is alive, and hath his place in our desirable Town of Mansoul.

When Mr. Profane (for he was the Carrier) was Mr. Profane come with his Letter to HeUgate-hill, he knocked at H e brings'aw

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the Brazen gates for entrance. Then did Cerberus Heiigatethe Porter, for he is the keeper of that Gate, open ^Jprmnts to Mr. Profane, to whom he delivered his Letter, which he had brought from the Diabolonians in Mansoul. So he carried it in and presented it to Diabolus his Lord; and said, 'Tidings my Lord, from Mansoul; from our trusty friends in Mansoul.,

Then came together from all places of the den Beelzebub, Lucifer, Apollyon, with the rest of the rabblement there, to hear what news from Mansoul. So the Letter was broken up and read, and Cerberus he stood by. When the Letter was openly read, and the Contents thereof spread into all the corners of the den, command was given, that without let or stop, Dead- Deadman's man,s-bell should be rung for joy. So the Bell was rung, ^,'uwent. and the Princes rejoiced that Mansoul was like to come to ruin. Now the Clapper of the Bell went, The Town of Mansoul is coming to dwell with us, make room for the Town of Mansoul. This bell therefore they did ring, because they did hope that they should have Mansoul again.