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from Liahs ^^^^^ ^ black hood on his head like a mourner: and the bride likewife weareth a black

irvUM^nfter. cloth, fit to terrific children with the defonnitie. Thus doe they mixe mil th and mour-

ji'iJ.Thc R. ning, as Dauid warncth, T^ioyce vnte him in trembling. This ended, they fit downe ac

fairh l-^iSlor tables, and then muft the Bridcgrome make triall of his breaft in finging a long prayer:

Carbtvfmit- ot^gj-s jp jhe mcanc time call to make rcadic the hens. Then is there a hen and an eggc

■hetheMhc^ ^ ^^^ before the Biide : of that the Bridcgrome carueth her a pcccc,and then prefently all

put torth her the company, men and women.tearc the hen amongft them like hungric houndj,lnat-

fore-fingcr:for ching out of each others hands andmouthes.and all to glad the new married couple.

the Virgin.vfi- Thccggcis not foddc, but in another fccne of inirth,onccaflethitiaihcftcc of ano-

ry,lay they, ^j^^^.^ ^f ^Q,^g Chriftian efpecially, if any bc prcfcnt at thenuptialls. In thefame is a

on her middJiE myftcric included for the Bride, that fhe (hall haue as cafie traucll in child-birth, as the

fingcr.and hen layeth her cgges. After this they fall to their chcerc, and dances j one they call the

therefore all M.tuHah or commandmcnt-dancc, as if God had cnioyned it.Thc chiefc gueft takes

lewellcsrefulc the bridcgrome by the hand, another him, and fo on through the company :Iikc-

'h- f i ^'^ ^'^'^^ ^^^ chicfe woman takes the Bride, another her, and fo one another : then do they

° ' dance in a long royv with a tumultuous noife,andfo end the nuptiallfports Among all

their other blcffings, the Bridcgrome is to fay one, vbtperfpexerit fanguiKem virgint-

«»7, tovfcthe words of Geitebrard , who expreffcthit, being borrowed from fomc

words of the Canticles, flcfhiy abufed by fuch application.

The mariage commonly lafteth eight daies:ana on the Sabbath they dance thclufti-

eft of all, doing the Sabbath herein a fingular honor, bccaufe that alfo is called a Bride.

a Pcw.14. lo. Itisprohibitedtobidanyvncircumcifcd gueft to this banquet: for ^Salomon faith,

Theflra*iger doth not itstermeddle with hit i»j. Yea the good Angels feeing fuch there,

will depart ; and the cuill will come and raife flrifcs and contentions. For they thinkc

X Comfup.A- no " place cmptie from the earth to theskie, but all full of good or bad Angels fly-

both.fel.^l.ap, ji^g orftanding in the fame. The mariage xis inpublikc, left whoredomc {hould

^"■famb^im.M. ^^^ coucrcd Tndcr that pretext, pretending ihcmfelues married when they were

N.lib.i^cap.io. not.

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I.ctitnot gricueyoutohcare fomewhatofthe duties betwixt man and wife. The
husband oweth ten things to the wife; » threcaccording to theLaw ; her nourifh- a j^'id.vruf,
meat, her cloathing, and her time ; namely, of due beneuolcncc to be performed : and frft.hb.e.in
fcuenthings according to the words of the Scribes : thefirlt whereof is the fundation i<<^<"'-7-i
of dowric, viz,, two hundred dcnarij, if fhc be a virgin, otherwife an hundred. The
other concerne the condition of the dowric. The woman which rcndereth not her
husband his due, is rebellious and refracftarie j and he is bidden to expell her without a
dowrie. The conditions of the dowrie were :firfi, cocureherin ficknelfe : fecondly, Si.horaitinon
ro redeemne her being captiue : thirdly, to burie her.bcing dead : fourthly,to nourifh '^^"^et,idcji.



Idem v'ld. Rapt
K.Ab.bi:nl{nU
Un.fr. 'y<io.l\
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her out of fiis owne goods, and that fhe dwell in his houfe in her widow- hood : Hftly, ^^'l'""^""'"'*-

to keepe her daughters till manage : fixtly, that her fonnes inherit. They appoint not dVmLfJihn'

only loue,biit honor to the wife (as Peter alfo enioyncth to this weaker veflell) which Talmid. tudi-

honor, they fay, is in meat and drinke, and goodly garments, for which he fhall (this 'ioucmotjc/va.

was a womans friend) haue fauour with God. The Author oi Arbaa T»r;»z,addeth, ^""''iquntnHc;

Thatamanfhouldlouc his wife as his owne bodie, and honor her aboue his bodie. '""llT^'-'f^h

andkcepcher asoneof his members.Forthe wifeis thcotherhalfeofman,and a man dcmide- ^/L-

vsithout a wife, is but halfe a man. And let him take heed offtriking his wife, faid b an- rmi^^mfammt-

other, or to be virulent in tcrmes againft her.For,for her tearcs(how pitifully eafic are ^''"'^n^it/emil:

they to fome ? ) his punifliment is nccre. And howfoeuer fincc the deflruftion of the "i"'?""^' f'r

Tcmple,the^ori?/ of Prayers hath beene fliut, yet the dores of teares hath not bin fhut, "'^r/' vmclm

as faith Tjamd, He not thou jueHt at my teares. And Ihould not a man honor his wife ? jemdin dimidio

Yes, faith <■ R.Haf/ina, for a man hath no bleffing but for his wife, as it is written, He "»««•

t/ejfed (tAbmhamforher. Let a man cloath himfelfe (I would not haue women heare (^""'•fi'p-'^both,

it) beneath his abilitie, his children according to his abilitie, and his wife aboue his a . '°* '^''"fP''^^'
bilitie. Let the wife honor her husband as her father, andfeareto difpjeafe hirn, and
let him (pare her in his anger, rcmembrmg that (he was taken out of his ribbes. But



for the w iues choice, A man ought, faith <* one, to fell all that he hath and buy a w ife.



b Mufir.caf.6,
c f^id.Drujp<ig,

thedaughterof a wifcDifciplc:ifhefindenotfuchanone,lethimtakea daughter of '^ iiifar.j.^^

the great men of his lime : if not fuch, the daughter of a Synagogue-Ruler; in that dc-

feft, let him take the daughter of one which gathereth almes:if not,then of a Schoole-

mafter, and not the daughter of the people of the Land, of whom the Scripture faith,

« Cur fed he he that lieth with a bealf. ^ y, ^ ,

They fay that a man ought ^ not to lodge in the fame chamber, no not with his
fifter, daughter, or daughter in law : yea,their wife-men forbid conference with a wo- ^ ^>'''JP"'U.7.
man altogether.

The bill of diuorce is flill pradifed among the lewes : it mufl be written in twelue
lines (it is therefore called g Git) neither more nor lefle, and deliiicred to the woman yjj ^r y, •/■
before three credible witneflcSjVnder their hands and fcalcs. Then doth the husband rad.m.&vrnf.
deliucr it to her, laying, Lo Ttnomaft, the hillofthy diuorce^ take it of me, by it bewg diuor- friei.pa^. 1 3. d^
cedfrom, be thou free to another husbund. The tenor of this bill is this ; The fecond day B''xd.Sj'ri,c. li,
ofthewceke, the eight and twentieth ofthemoneth, A^. intheyeareof the world
556;!.as wehcere atMentzvponRhenevfe toreckon,! Ifaak^, fir-named Eckeidorf,
fonne of R. tAbr. now dwelling at Mentz: of my free will, without conftraint, thee
Sara, fir-named Trttmmerle, daughter of R. Lesti, which hitherto haft beene my wife,
haue determined to fiee,forfake, and diuorce. And now to forfake, free, and put thee
from me, that thou mayefi be thine owne, and at thine owne freewill and plcafure
mayeftdepart whither thou wilt, and none from hence forth for cuer fhall prohibitc
thee : And thou art fo freed, that thou mayeft marry to any other man.

This diuorce may not be done in eucry place, but they haue fome fpcciall place ap-
pointed, noted, and knownc, fituate on fomeknowneRiuer: whereto certaine chiefe
Rabbincs are called by writing, if there be none there dwelling, which confummate
thebullnefTc, By the old '^ Law, awoman might be reconciled to her huiband before
the Bill of diuorce giuen, not after.

The obferuation of the brother, to marrie the wife of his brother deccafed without
jfiUjOrelfetolofethe inheritance, which wasteftified by pulling off hisfliooe, and
ipctting in^his face ; is now thus ruled by the Rabbincs, that none fl^all marrie fuch a

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widow, but rather fuffer the premifcd ignominic ; whick is perfornned in this fort. She
comes before the chicfe Rabbi with fiuc wicneffes, where the Rabbi demands, ifflic
hauebeen three months a widow,ifhcr husband had a brother vn,i'ariied,if the partic
conueced be he,&c.and lafHy,if (lie be f'afting(for otherwife)fhe might not fpet in her
brothers face. Of him alfo the Rabbi asketh like qucftions, and rcceiuing a deniail of
marriage, there is brought a fliooc of fingular tafhion for thatpurpofe, which he put-
teth on his right foot bare, and then fettcth himfelfe againft a wall.The woman comes,
and difdaiming his affinitie, ftoupeth, and with her right hand (for if fhe want aright
hand, it putteth the Rabbines out of their right wits to skannc,whether with her teeth,
or how clfc it may be done) vnloofeth the ffiooe and taking it off, fpets in his face, fo
that the fiue witnefles may lee it, faying.Thusit fliallbe done with him which will not
build the houfe of his brother.
For this they In the time of her vnclcanneflc, a woman may not enter into the Synagogue, nai'

all^age, Leuit. pray, nor name the Name of God, nor handle any holy booke ; which if they obfcrue,
' ^•4- the Rabbines promifc them longer life. As foone as fbe kno weth of her vncleannefle,

(he prefently feparateth her fclfe from her husband the fpace of feuen daycs, not tou-
ching him, nor fitting on the fame icatc, nor eating in the fame difh, or on the fame
closth,normaydrinkcoutof the fame cup, nor (tand againft him, nor fpeakeinhis
face. If one Will giue any thing to the other, one layeth it on a bcnchor table, and
goeth away , and the other commeth and takcth it. They fay it procureth the Leprofie
in the children which ate then gotten,which they obied to Chriftians.

When fliee hath numbered feuen ' dayesof her vncleannefle, fliee proceedeth to
number as many of her purification : after which time finding her felfc pure flie cloth-
cth her fclfe in white, and taking a woman with her, wafhsth herfclfc in cold water
r'ahtiudel- (fome in winter put in warme vvater to it, which others in the coldeft leafon refufe)and
rum decreta, leaues not a hairc of her head vnwafhed, as before is defcribed. Some ^ faft till they
tavgcrenmp'-r. hang (^one !t,kft the flcfh in the teeth fhould hinder the water from comming to them;
mttutur. P. luc. f^^ rnoutN and eyes muft be open, and they muft ftoope, that the pappc keep not away
u^'r^"'!/^' " * the watci from the breaft : and if they hauc a plaifter on a fore, it muft off, and theit

nai'es mult be pared. ='■

IVhlLverdU They ' write,that if any fhall exceed twentie yeares anduotmarry,or if he fhall

mndm pr.i. marric a w ife which is barren, he finneth as muchas if he had flaine a man, and defcr-
ueth the punifliment of Oyian, whom God flew. Prouided, if hee addifl himfelfe to
theftudicof theLaw, andfindethnonced bfa wife: but if he findc concupifcence
preuaile, hcoughttomarrienotwithftanding. And this ncccfritiercmaineth '" till he
hath begotten a fonnc and a daughter.

The poorer lewes on the Friday night.and euery Feftiuall, entering into thehoufcs
of the richer, beg prouifion for the Feaft. And if ar.y be exceeding poore,the Rabbines
make him al cence to beg, therein tcftifying ofhishoneftieand lewifh faith; where-
with he wandereth through the Countrey, vifiting all the lewcs he can finde. And if he
come to a place where are many lewes, he llicweth his licence to the chiefe Rabbi; or
to the Clarke which calls men to the Synagogue, or to the Elders, or Ruler of the Sy-
ii«gogue, which is as their Conful, or to the Ouerfeers of the poorc,and craueth their
faiTour : which granted,hc ftandeth with two others at the dore of the Synagogue,and
beggcthjor elfethofetwogofromhoul'e tohoul'eandbegforhim. The like is done
when a poore lew hath a daughter mariageable, to beg for her dowrie. When poorc
lewes trauell, they may turne in to another lewes houie, where (their prouerb is) the
firft day he is a gueft, the fecond a burthen, the third a fugitiuc.

The falling fickneflfe is vfual! among the lewes, and they vfe to imprecate it to each
Difcifesofthe other in their anger, as they alfo doe the plague. Jnagenerallpeftilence they write in
Icwes. jj^^jj. (-hamber ftrange charaflers and wonderfull names,which^they fay)are the naqies

of the Peft-angels. And I once faw (laith our Author) Adiridon, Bedirtdon^&nA loon,
the word Diridon riding oh quite through the Alphabet, written with great letters in
their hou.rcs, as a prefent remedie for the Plague. The Leprie they hauc feldome, which
may be attributed to their diet.

Now the Sword and Scepter is taken from thcm,inftead of other penalties, they

inBia



m P R'ximad
fr.a[l}r.^9.

Eaxdorf.c 3 3 .
lewifh beg-
gcis.



Citp.u-



lewilh penan
ces.



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inflift fliarpe penances according to the nature of the crime. Thus the Adulterer fa-
tisfieth for his hot luft in cold water, wherein he is enioyned to fit fome winter dayes :
and if the water be frozen, the ice is cut, and he fet therein vp to his chinne, as long as
an e^ge is roafting. In fummcr time he is fet naked in an Ant-hill, hisnofe and cares
ftopped.and after waflieth himfelfe in cold water.If the feafon be neither cold nor hot,
he IS enioyned a certainc kind of f4fting,in which he may not eat any thing till night,
and then only a little bread and water is allowed him, and yet he muft after endure the
Ant or water-penance. In Medrafch is written, that Adam fate vp to the nofein water
an hundred and thirtieyeares, tillhcbegatc Seth, for eating the forbiden fruit. If the
penancefeemelighter.theyenioynehimfurtherto runnc thorow a fwarme ofBees,
and when the fwelling of his bodic through their flinging is abated, he muft doita-
giine and a^aine,according to the meafure of his offence.lfhe hath often chat way of-
fendedjhe is bound to endure that penance many yeares,yea fometimes a three yeares
faft together, eating bread and water at fupper, otherwife nothing, except he rather
chufetoredecmethis, with faftingthree whole dales together in each yearc, without
tafting any refection at all,as Quccne Efiher did. When any hath lien with a woman in
her vnckannc{re,hc incurrcth the penance of fortie dales fafl,and twice or thrice cuery
of thoie dayes to receiue on his bare back with a leather thong or girdle nine bio wes:
to cat no flefh or hot meat,nor drinke any wine, but on the Sabbath. If a man kifle or
embrace his menfttuous wife, the cafe is alike. A robber is adiudged three yeares ba-
nilhment.to wander three yeares thorow the Cities where lewes dwell, crying aloud,
I am a robber, and fuffer himfelfe to be beaten in manner aforcfaid. He may not eate
flcfli, nor drinke winc; nor cutthehaire off his head or beard: heemuftputon his
change of garments, and fhirts vnwafhed. He may not wafh himfelfe : euery month
oncehemuflcouerhi!>head:he mufl weare his arme, wherewith he committed mur-
ther,faftencd tohisnecke with achainc. Some are enioyned that where they fleepc
one night they may not fleepe the next, that they may wander ouer the world like
Cain. Some are conftrained to w eare an iron breaft-platc next their skinne : and fome
to throw themfeiucs downe before the dore of the Synagogue, that they which go in
may treade oh him . That lew which accufeth another before a Chiiftian Magiftrate,
is accounted a Traytor, and neuer made reckoning of after-

But why die I tire the Reader, to whom I fcare I hauebecne ouer tedious ? But in
this matter of Religion, of whom is it fitter to protract difcourfe,then ofthem,whom
the old world yeelded the onely example of Truth,and the preient agc,n|principall ex-
ample of falfchood and fuperftitioQ? Let it not gricue the Reader, to performe the
laft officeof humanitie to our /if»',and as he hath fcene his birth,his Synagogue-Rites,
and home- fuperrtitions,fo to vifit him on his de3th-bed,and help lay him in his graue :
and examine his hope oftheRefurredioUj and of their Mefstas, and we will end our
Pilgtimagein this Holy Land.

When » amanliethficke.thcRabbinesvifithim; and if he be rich, order is taken 3 Ceremonies
forhisWilJ, and then they exhort him topcrfeuere conftantly in their Faith, They about the lick.
askehimilhebelecuethatthe^^/jr/<M isyettocome. Hemakcth his confeffion on
his bed, faying ; I confefle before thee my GodandLordfiodofmyfarey:ts,Lord of all
Cre.itnres, that my health and death is in thy hand, I pray thee grant me recoucrie of
my former health, and heare my prayer, as thou diddeflhearc Hez^cki^zh inhis ficknes.
And ifthe time of my death be come, then grant that death may be my remiffion of
all mv finne, which of ignorance or knowledge I haue committed, euer fince I was a
man : grant that I may haue my part in Paradife, and the world to come, which is re-
ferued for the iuft : grant that 1 may know the way ofeHtrlafiing life,fillme vith the toy
of thy sxcelknt countenancehy thy right hand for euer. Bleffcd be thou O God, which
heareft my prayer.

Thus they which refufe the merits of Chtifls death, afcribe remiflion of finncs to
their owne. When he ^ giueth vp the ghoft, all the fianders by rend their garments, b And about
but in a certaine place of the lame, where they doe nogreatharmCj about a hand- ih<:deadiiuh«
breadth. They lament the dead fcuen dayes. They prefently after his death povvre '>o"f*>
out all the water in the houfe into the ftrcctc: theycouer his face that it may no more

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e A.tthcgr3'je.
Th-:y may no:
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(/Hi,;.i./:>4.) no
not a PiiiicSj
for this,were
waftc, and a
workeof che
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Olfichim lit gen-
t:iim ex hi), [ire-
catiort'tm heh.
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Geseifaid,



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befcene: they bow his thumbe in his hand, framing a refciTiblancc of the Hebrew
name Schaddai : his other fingers are rtretchcd out, to tcflifie a forfaking ofthc worid:
they wafli him with hotte water, and hauing annointed his head with wine and the
yolke of an egge mixed together, they put on him a white vefiment, which hey fed
to wearc on the Feart of Reconciliation, When they carrie him out of the houfc,
they hurle after him a broken fherd, fignify ing, that with him all heauinefle ftiould be
expelled and broken. When they are come to the place ' of buriall, they fay.'S/^j/^ti
be God. which hatb formed you rvith liidgement and Ixjiice, hath created^ fed, fujiained,
a:id at lajl hathdefriuedj/oH a f life ((jieaking to the dead.) He knoweih the number of
jon aH, a'/tdmll quicken you agatne in his time. Bleffed be Qod, vnhseh doih to die,andma.
keth (time. Let thy dettd hue, with my atrk^tffe let them rife a^aine. eyiwakf ^"d reioyce
yee that lie in dufl, becaufe thy dew is the dew of light, a -d the earth jh.xll ca/f forth her
dead. This the Minifler faith alone: then hegoethon witha longprayer of three and
twcntie fcntcnces, which thcpcoplc fay after him, going about the fepulcte. They call
this prayer Tz.idduck^haddi», thefubic(fl whereof is the lufticc of God; calling for
pardon in the mmcoi Abraham, ifanc, and Jacob : acknowledging that by three
things the foundations of the world are founded, the Law, vvorfliip, and pictie to the
dead: calling for deliuerance for the bloud of his feruants flied inthe S^^.yearc, for
thecotifcfiionof his holy Name, and for the merit of the only-begotten, which was
fcucn and thircie y cares old. in whofe place a Ramme was taken ; concluding with the
mention of their Captaines flainc m the 1 56.yeare.Heere they take downe the corpfe;
and then the Minilkrfingeth, the people following. This is the way of all the world, let
htm Jlecpe in peace, ^c,Tec fathersafthe )x>otld which fltepe inHebron, oposvutj himj
■the gates of the garden of Eden, andf.iy, hts camming bee in p:ace. Yee euerlafling hills
ef the double cane, opeHV»to hpm the gates of the garden of Eden, and bid htm we/come.
Tee Angels of peace go forth tonteetebim,vnlocketohimthegates of Taradife. Te l^ee-^
pers of the treafures of the garden of Eden, openthe gates andlet'^, enter, andenioj the
fruits ofTaradife ; good things be at ha right hand,pleiifant things at his left. Heare this
O Lord, and let his comming be in peace. Then they lay him into the ground, and hij
necreft kinfmen caft in the firR earth : after which they turne to the Eaft with diucrs o-
therblcfTings. When '' they returne, they bow thcmfelucs backwards three t'mes
and throw grafie ouer their heads, fignify ing their hope of the Refurrediionjaccordinf
to that, E/.66.T4. znAyotir banes fhallbud 04 thegrajfe: hy^ug zlfo, "Dffjl thou art, and
to Dufitho!tfl:alt returne. Then doth euery one mutter a prayer to himfelfe, as he ^o-
cth out ofthe buriall place. In the porch ot the Synagogue, God e /7W/ deftroy death
for eiier (Qiy they) and wipe away all teares fromtheir eyes, and will takj away their re.
proach from all the earth, for the Lord hath fpoketi it. Then enter they into the Syna-
gogue, and leapc vp and downe, and change their Seatesfeuen times , and there fay
ouer their Purgatorie prayer Kaddifch. The Mourners goc bare-footc feuen daycs,
and eate not Flefh, nor drinke Wine, except on the Sabbathcs and Fcftiualls. They
bathe not in three and thirtie dayes after, cut not their nailes, worke not make a pi-
tifiiU howling, &c. The firft night the Mourner catcth nothing of his ovvne.but meat
fent him from his friends. The childe mourneth for his father ayeare. The fbnnc, ele-
ucn monethes, faith ouer his Kaddifch; for meanefinnersare freed fooncr; but the
^vicked flay the whole tweluemonethes : and therefore to pcrfift the twelfth moneth
in his prayer, fhould be to acknowledge his father a wicked man. And for this e{fc«it
hercofRabbi Akibh.4 met once in the way a man, with an Affe-iike burthen of flickes,
which vpon examination confefled, That hec was a Purgatorie-ghoft, carryino to
burnehimfe fe, fuch bundles euery day. Rabbi ey^k^bha enquired if he hadafonne
or wife, and where; andfindingout his fonne, taught him this prayer, which was fo
cftcduall, that in a dreamc this ghol} returned to the Rabbi with thankcs, for his deli-
uerance, and faidhee was now m Gan Eden, or Paradife. Rabbi t^kjbha fignified
this to the lewiiTi Synagogues, with iniunftton to teach their children this prayer.

But to returne to our Funeralls : when they are come backe to the mourning-houle
they wafh their hands, but obferue not the Mofaicall Rites, becaufe the Temple is not
ftiuduig. Then doe they power out along blclTing ouer acuppeofVVine, and ano-
ther



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therouerthcir meat excccdingmuch longer. Their Piirgatoric-prayer, or (as g^e.

^r<jr^ callcth it, their) '^quiem,vel lil>era,hth\s. It is better to goc intothchoufeof

mourning, then into the houfe of feaffing, in which is the end of all men ? which let

the lining remember. Let vs hearc the end ; Fcarc God, and kcepe his Commandc-

nicnts : this is the duty ofeucry man. A fure reft in the high habitation vndcr the wings

of Godjin the degree of the Saints.fliining as the brightncs of the skie. The change of

bonds,pardon of fins,grant of faluation, indulgence and mercy from the fight of him

which dwels in hcauen, and a portion in the life to come : there Jet the portion be, and

the dwelling of the foulc of the wife Mafter iV.The Spirit of the Lord make him to rert

in Gan Eden,and giue him peace, as it is written in Efay, Let peace come, and lethim

reft in beds, walking bcforcit,hc and all the deceafcd of Ifrael, through his mercy, A«

men. They write alfo on the Tombc, Let his fouU be in the garden of Eden, Amen. Or,

let his fottU he bmndin the bundle of life. And fometimes, Thou art the Tombc of7\(.

which departed into Eden, fuch a day of fuch a month and yeare. Thus poore Purga-

torie with lewes and Romifts is preached by walking ghofts. They hane a light bur-

iting for the dead feuen daies. They powre the water out of the dores^becaufe the Art^

Relief Death W3i{[\e.i\i\\\s ("KotA (lately vfed) in water, andenucnomethit. This his

fvvord he holdeth in his hand at the beds hcad,hauing on the end therofthree drops of

gall : The ficke man fpying this Deadly angdl, opencth his mouth with feare, and then

ihofc drops fall in,of which one killeth him,the fecond makah him pale,the third rot-

tcthandputnficth.£//^L<'«/r<» * addethjthataftcramanis dead the AngellofDeath • inrtd.Chi-

commcth and fittcth on his graue,and prcfently the foule entrcth into his body,and he butH»>itbaf.

maketh himftand on his feet,hauing,to that purpf^.in h s hand a chaine,halfc ofiron



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