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devil's arts have deceived him, wounds me to the heart in pity for the man ; but as for the Devil I hate, my rage and malice grow more and more every day against him; as I receive Letters how believers are daily haunted, for those that are longing for Christ and His Kingdom, the devil is pursuing with a'l his rage and fury, while those that do as a man of said at Leeds, that he did give the devil a corner chair to set in his heart that then he said the devil was at rest with him ; but it be disturbed him, the devil would plague him-and I heard the same man say, he would die to redeem the devil, which made ine tremble to think there could be so wretched a being. I told him his death would not redeem the devil; for that power was in GOD only—and he would find him a cruel deril to him, thuhe professed so much love to him, he would not find that love in return from him :--but I am sorry to say I see his likeness in many men; they would sooner bring the day of Vengeance on themselves, and free the devil from his just punishment, than let the devil have his due. For they gave him a corner chair to set in their hearts, because he may not disturb them. But I will assure them in the end, they will find the devil to be like a Gentleman's Gardener, who courted the Gentleman's Maid, and made great professions of love to her, till he had brought her with Child and then he ordered her one night to come at mid-night to such a Garden at her Master's, and he would meet her there, and take her to Church to be married early in the morning; but while the bloody wretch was digging the Grave, to bury her when he had murdered her, the Gentleman was warned by a dream, that his Gardener was digging of a Grave, to
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türder his Cook, he told his wife of it, and said he'd
go down---she desired him not, and said it was only a dream. He went to sleep and dreamt the same again-he then said, he would rise, but his Wife persuaded him not to listen to dreams. He went to sleep again, and dreamt the same the third time; he then sprung off his bed, and said, he'd lay there no longer, tili he searched out the truth of his dream. He slipped on his Night-gown and went down and met his Cook Maid at the door, dressed to meet her devilish lover. He asked the maid where she was going, she was compelled to tell him she was going to meet his Gardener to go to Church to be married. He told her she should not. The poor innocent mạid burst into tears, and said she must go, for she tvas with Child by him. The Gentleman told her, he was only going to inurder her, and to convince her he would go first to the Garden, which he did, and left the poor maid trembling in the house. When he came, he found the Gardener had dug a very deep Grave; he asked him what he was doing? The wretch answered making of Cucumber-bed. The Gentleman told him it was the wrong season of the year to make Cucumber-beds-And he knew from the maid that told him she was with Child by him, and he had appointed her to meet him there, that he had designed to murder her, and had dug that for her Grave. The wretch finding that he was betrayed fled from his master and left the country.-And 'now I shall insert Joanna's dream of last night. “ I dreamt last night, that I was to go to be married with my Brother Page that is dead; my Brother-in-law. He first made love to me, and then married my Sister. But to this I thought I
must go to be married by Proxy, as the Queens do. I thought some said, why you must noi marry with a man, if you are wedded to Christ: I said, No, it was but by Proxy, like the Qurens; for I should never live with the man: but my happiness would never be completed, before I had gone through the Proxy of marriage I thought some cried out, in raptures of jov, and said, now I see the whole mystery clear. One strange gentleman cried out, in confusion and raptures of joy, she shan't want for money nor a house she hath many presents sent her, and I will provide a house for her. I thought they kept presenting to my view, little things, wrapped up; and, when I opened them, there was gold and blu- ribbons in them. I thought many men seemed bursting with joy: but one man in the company looked as if he would burst with envy; and said, I don't know what to make of this woman's marriage, I believe it's all a sham; while others warmly reproved him. I then thought, that myselt, with my friends, entered a beautiful, large garden; where I saw four crown pieces lay upon a stone. I thought I picked them up, and gave one to Miss Townley, and one to Mrs. Foley; and said, I had found them upon the earth: but, as they were covered with dust, I did not know whether they were silver or not. I thought we began to rub the pieces, and I found they were not true silver: so I cried to my friends, it is not TRUE SILVER, Aling them all down in the garden again; which I thought we all did. So we pursued our journey together, till we caine out of the garden; and then I lost my friends, I know not how, and I was in a room with two women, that were very ill-looking old women. And I thought in derision they said one to the other,
have you heard of this mighty woman that is going to be married? I heard their mockery, and pulled my veil over my face, that they might not know it was me: but I thought Jealousy alarmed one of them, and she went down stairs to call a parcel of women more to come up, and prevent my going, I thought I looked at the stairs, and saw them full of old women, looking like witches—Immediately I felt the strength of the LORD enter in me, and I flew like a Bird over their heads, and flew out of the house. I thought they turned in confusion to seek me, and said, where can she go, that we cannot find her? I thought with myself
, the Lord will carry me where you cannot find
And I thought I was carried round, from place to place ;' and saw the people as if they were bursting with envy at me: but so quick and powerful was my flight, that no one could prevent me, nor touch me, nor stop my flight, till I came to some beautiful place, which I cannot recollect, and then I awoke."
Here, Sir, you are left in a confusion, like Mr. Sharp, sending you dreams and visions with the explanation : for the explanation of this dream
and vision will be sent to Mr. Sharp, and he will lackie Sheep be puzzled to know what it alludes to, as you may
be puzzled to know what it meaneth, to go in print without an explanation: but the explanation you are forbid to know, till the book is printed. But I wish I could find the Clergy as wise as Mr. Sharp, to say his head is now confused, to find out the mystery of what I am sending: for he knows there must be some pages kept back that ought to be sent, to make my writings clear before him, for he cannot now understand them. Now, if the Clergy were as wise as he is, they would see there
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were some hidden mysteries in the Bible, that they can't find out, to make the Bible clear and true; as you will both see by my letters, that you cannot make the mysteries clear, till both books are brought together. (Signed)
From the same to the same.
Friday Afternoon, June 22, 1804. Rev. Sir,
The following Communication is given to Joanna, in answer to a simple Parable “ OF A Black.” The Parable is sent to Mr. Sharp, and the explanation is sent to you.
“ For so My Bible doth appear,
That no one does discern:
He said that he could run;
way, His Honor clear,
a Placlt told my Father that God Almighty Hitted his Father
wowardly m Bed, for if he had ban oul ut his Fathers hulles, it was not Twenty God, could havr Kitted hem, for tien He would