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Weight. Olaus Magnus writes, that in the North Hail
fell as big as the Head of a Man. And the Tripartite Hi-
flory fays, there happened fuch a Tempeft in Conjiantino-
pUy which {hatter*d the whole Oty.

Abraham told his Son Ifaac^ that in Scythia People were
ftruck dead only with the Noife of Thunder. It was fa
loud and piercing, that thofe who efcaped liid them (elves ia
fecret Places to avoid the Calamity.

Says Sarah y though my Soul is overwhelmed, yet I muft
draw a Scene ftill more clear. Thefe Alterations, fays
fhe, are not parallel with what the Battel will be unto tne
World, when the Heavens fhall flioot its Arrows,, and de-
clare its Wrath. St. Gregory the Great writes, as an Eye-
witnefs^ that in a Peftilence at Romey he faw Arrows vifi-
bly fall from the Element, which ftruck Perfons dead.
. In the Time of Irene and Conjiantine, the Sun was
darken'd for feventeen Days together. And in the Time
oiVeJpnfiany the Sun and Moon did not appear for the
Space of twenty Days. And the Time will come, when
the Sun ftiall hide her Beams under a mourning Garment,
and the Moon cloath hcrfclf \x\ Sackcloth and Blood, to fig-
nify the Wars which all Creatures are to. make againft
thofe who dcfpifed their Creator. The Earth fliail raife
itfelf up againft Man, and fliake him off, as unwilling to
endure his Burthen any longer. The Sea will purfuc and
affault the Inhabitants: Neither (hall the Air permit them
to be fafe in their Houfes, or in the Fields. Then the
Cry will be. Hide us, ye Mountains and Hills, within
your Cliffs. But this is rather to be imagin'd than expref-
fed. The very Thought is enough to make Sodom trem*
ble. Dumb Creatures groan to fee themfelves abufed by
Cruelty and Barbarity \ yet what is this to the Injuries
done to the Creator of all Beings \

Says Ifaacy if we enquire into the Divine Eflcnce, we
iball iind Inflapces of the Deft(u^on occafion*d by t^ie
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Convulfions of Nature. The Sun will be totally eclipfcd,
the Moon roll in Blood, the Stars fall upon the Earth, as a
Fig-tree that cafts off its green Figs when fhaken by vio-
lent Winds ; the Elements will be folded up as a Book, or
as a Roll of Parchment ; the Mountains and Hills will
move from their Places, and be no more.

O my God, fays Sarah, how are my Spirits funk at
thcfe Ledures! Sodom, will not a Day come, when thy
Kings and Princes, the Rich and the Strong, Slaves and
Freemen, will endeavour to hide in Caves and Rocks, in
Dens and Grottos, to skrecn them from the Fury of the
Elements ? Then Iflands will be vanifliedj and the Moun-
tains be levell*d with the Plains.. How will thefe Trem-
blings aflonifh thofe that are then alive, and did not travel
as Pilgrims to jibraham^ Houfe in Canaan ? Will not Ri-
vers come as a mighty Inundation and Deluge.

Thefe Defcriptions feemcd to overwhelm Sarah. In
the Extremity of Thought, fays fhe, then nothing can a-
vail but Virtue and Innocency : all bcfides that will perifli.
What will it profit the Mifer, or the Wealthy, to be in
FofTeflion of Vefiels of Gold and Silver, curious Embroi-
deries, rich Tapeftries, flowr}' Gardens, fhady Groves,
lofty Palaces, and all what Mortals now count precious?
They .will fee their coftly Moveables confumed, tlieir In-
gots of Drofs melted, their Grotto's and Bowers burnt with
the Heat of the Elements. The World will expire and
die, the Memory of Man will perilhj Kings wiil no long-
er wear Diadems, nor Emperors grafp Scepters ; Divines
will no longer be cited in Council, nor Tribunals ere<Sed
to encircle Tyrants with maffy Crowns.

Then fays Ahraham, No more fhall Plato be read a-
mong the Learned, nor Cicero imitated by the Orators.
No more (hall Seneca be admir'd by the Underflanding, nor
Alexander extoll'd amongft the great Generals of the Age.
Vi<S^ories and Grandeur fhall be named no more. Vain
Man ! Memorials of Splendor will then be extingui(h*d,
and remember*d no more. What will become of that Sta-
tue of mafiy Gold, which Gorgias the Leontin placed in
Delpbos to eternize his Name, and that of Gubion in Romtj
and that of Borofsus, with the golden Tongue in Athens ^
Sixty Statues were erected by the Athenians unto Democri^
tus Phalariasy for having governed their Commonwealth
for ten Years with great Virtue and Prudence, But of (b
little Continuance were thofe Trophies, that the very Em-
blems which were raifed by Gratitude, were foon after de>

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ftroycd by Envy ; and he himfelf, who faw his Statues fet
up in fo great a Number, faw them alfo pulled down: but
he ftill retained this Comfort, which Chriftians may learn
from him, that beholding how they threw his Images to
the Ground, he could ^y at laft, they cannot overthrow
ihofe Virtues for which they were creded.

Says Sarahy If they were true Virtues, Democrttus Pho"
iaris faid well ; for thofe neither Time can demoliih, nor
human Power deftroy; and which is more, the divine
Power v/ill not, in the general Deftru^ion of the World,
cxtinguifh : they (hall be preferved in eternal Memory,

Says l/aacy Charity and Chriftian A£ts (hall not end
with the World ; but all other Triumphs will expire. ,The
Trophies exhibited by the Roman Captains,, when they
conquered mighty and powerful Kings, lailed but a while.
There are few now, who know that Metellus triumphed
over King Jugurthay Jquikius over King Ariftmtcusy At"
tilius over King JntiochuSy Marcus Jnionius over the King
of Armenia y Pompey over King Mithr'tdateSy Ariftobulus
and H'tarchui Emelius over King PerfeuSy and the £mpe»
ror Aurelius over Ceenobia the Queen of the Palrurenu

Says Abrahamy Few know this now, but dumb Books
ftnd dead Papers. When they end, what will then become
of their Memories? How many Libraries and Hiftoric*
have Fire confumed, and are no more known than if thejr
had never been written. No A<3 can be done or framed
to make the Memory of Man immortal*

Sarah anfwered ; {ays {he, Artjlrahocus wrote near a thou-
(and Commentaries on (everal Subje£fe, of which not one
Line now remains. Crip/ius wrote two hundred Volumes,
and at prefent not one Leaf is extant. Theophrajlm com^
piled near two hundred, and fcarce three or four remain,
Dionyfius Grammaticus writ upon three thoufand five hun-
dred Subjeds, and not one Page now appears. Trifmegifiut
ftudied three thoufand five hundred Difcourfes; and all'
ttofe are as if he had not writ a Letter. The four or five
little and imperfe£l Treatifes, which pafs under his Name,
are none of his Compofitions.

Says Ifaacy Thus the Memorials in Paper expire ia
Space of Time ; and fo will Tables of Marble and Statues
of Brafs. What is now become of thofe prodigious Am-
phitheatres which Stabulus Taurus raifed of Stone ? Wei*
they not all confumed in the Time of Nero f Romty which
may be called the original City in the whole World, what
Lamentatioiij ^erc there when it burnt for ievea Days to-

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gcther ? What Shrieks were heard in Troy when it was
wholly confuxned ? What Aftonifhment was there in Pe»
n f pelts y when thofe Cities werQ deftroyed, and all the In-
habitants periftied ? What Weeping was there in JerufaUm^
when the Jews beheld their Temple deftroyed.

Thefe Ledures of divine Wrath even pierced the Soul of
Sarah : (he wept as a Child, and faid, Now I fee nothing
can skreen Man from the Deity's Anger. This calls to
my mind, fays Ijaac^ what happened in a late Age, when
Lightning from Heaven fell upon Stockbolmy the capital
City of Sweden^ and burnt to death above one thoufand fix
hundred Pcrfons ; befides an innumerable Multitude of
Women and Children, who hoped to efcapc the Fire by
Land, fled into Ships at Sea, but overcharging them, they
were all drown*d. Who can conceive what thofe People
felt at the inftant they faw their Houfes and Goods confu-
med, and no probability of faving them ? The Husbands
•heard the Shrieks and Cries of their dying Wives, the Fa-
thers of their Children, who unawares perceiving themfelves
fo encompafs'd with Flames, that they could neither releafe
them, nor free themfelves from Death. The Anguifli
that pofltrfTed the Souls of thofe unfortunate Mortals are
not to be exprefled, when they, to avoid the Fury of the
Fire, were forced to truft themfelves to the no lefs cruel
Waves ; for by their own over-hafty Crowding and In-
difcrction, they faw their Ships overwhelmed ; and, com-
pelled to efcape the Burning of their City, to ftruggle with
the Water ; and that which way foever they turned, they
perilhed ; Dtath ftill followed them, and was certain to
itrikc his deilrudive Darts, and put a Period to their Mi-
fery.

Thefe Scenes were drawn by the Pilgrims at AhraharrC%
Houfe in Canaan^ to put Sodcm in mind of what may be-
(kl her liland, and put a Period to her Exiflencc.



The

^ .... . . ■



The Vi R G I n's Brother's Memorial,
dire(9:ed to Caiiaan^ upon his turn-
ing Pilgrim.

DearStfier^

I Received yours with great Joy: The Contents hava
brought me to Jefus. I have left my Poflcffions, and
am now on my Progrefs to jibrahanCs Houfe. Nature in
Convulfions drawn up in Canaan, is now arriv'd in Sodcm^
and publifli'd. The Contents are the Subjed in cveiy Con-
verfation. The Serious cry out. Let us fee from thelVrath
to comey and efcape divine Indignation, For my part, I
have left the World : Sodom is in a Storm. No Peace nor
Solitude there. The Ifland is fubjed to Plagues, Pefti-
lence and Famine. The Rich and the Strong opprefs Wi-
dows and Orphans. Virtue and Innocence arc ccnfur'd,
and Atheifm and V^ice recommended. Out of Sodcm are
Emblems of Paradife ; the Birds fing, the Doves murmur,
and the Winds whifper ; the Woods, the Fields, and the
Flocks, are agreeable Scenes to high-born Minds. Ideas,
that tranfport the Thoughts to God. In Solitude we fee
the Dew of the Morning, the Showers at Noon, and the
Shades of the Evening. Every Year produces a new
Spring ; Nature recovers her Beauty ; (he reprefents Scenes
that rejoice the Soul. An Abfence from fuch Sights is a
Banifhment from what is innocent. Entertainments in a
crowded City are empty, pcrifliing Vanities. The Blof-
foms and Fruits of the Earth appear there in dim Lights j
the Sun fcts in Clouds of Smoke, and rifes encircled with
Mifts ; rural Retreats are look'd upon in Sodom as barren
Defarts, Views reprefcnting the dark Side* of Nature. Ob-
fcenity and brutal Delights are their Thoughts and Dreams,
The Pilgrim's Progrefs to Canaan are Emblems of the invi-
lible Regions, Profpe6ls of cryftal Rivers and Trees of Life,
In Sodom^ Plays, Operas and Mafquerades are the Night
Diverfions. The Beauties of the Creation appear there as
the Sun eclipfed. Divine Contemplations are as Prifons
and Chains to them. Was the Spring in its Bloom to be
hid from my Eyes, what could I then (ee but Lewdncfe a(it-
ed in crowded Cities ; Blafphemy and Prophancnefs, Pre-
paratives to endlefs Pain ; Agonies of Defpair, Nights fe-
cludcd from the Sight and Prefence"x)f an infinite Effencc •
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A Memorial : Writ in Canaan^ di-
reded to Sodom.

Upon ATHEISM.

Similitudes are beautiful Scenes if drawn to the Life,
What is worfe than Infidelity infufed in Man, the very
Image of God } Athcifm facrifices every Virtue. Now it
reigns in Triumph, and runs like mighty Floods ; th©
Creature denies his Creator ; he traverfes the Globe to gain
Profclytes, and a<Sb within the Shadow of Darkncfs. This
Serpent poifons the Mind, and would extinguifli the very
Being <^^ 3, Deity, He ac^ in Policy ; converfes not with
Men of Reafon and found Judgment : his Companions are
weak and vicious, neither willing nor capable of confuting
his Infidelity. I view an Atheiit in Time of his Health,
as a diftraded Creature ; at the Hour of Death, I fee him
in Agonies of Defpair. . He then weeps and prays, trem-
bles ai> an Afpin Leaf, and cries as a Child in the Cradle.
His Life I defcrlbe as a Criminal j he never repents till he
comes to the Tree of Execution. TK* Serpent that be-
guiled Eve in Paradife was no Atheift ; he believed in his
Creator: But our modern Infidels deny their God, till
they come to breathe their laft. They go their Progreflcs
through the World; arc fatal to Youth, and mifguided
Mind> ; they overturn their Faith, and they alfo periih in
the Do<5lrine of Atheifm. Thefe young Agents, thus ca-
techiztd in Infidelity, are feen in Sodom at this Day, infu-
fmj. their Venom, and feeking "whom they may betray of
their own Species. Thus the very Being of an tnhnit^
Creator, the Original of all, is now called in queftion; and
the prefent Age are for ereding a Tribunal of their own.
That there is no God, -no Refurredion, nor future State.
As in the Beginning, all Nature fulFer'd by the Fall of our
firft Parents ; fo in this living Generation, all fufFer by the
Spirit of Infidelity : it runs in Streams throughout the
Iflands of the Earth.

The Atheift converfes with his Pupil, as Jdam did with
£vg after he had eaten the forbidden Fruit. He told her,
that (he appear'd more charming and defirable than (he had
ever done before, even when their Love was at the higheft.

AtheiiJzi



Atheifm IS as an infc£led Sicknefs or PIngufc in i populom
Gitv ; fweeps ofF Numbers without Diftindion.

I have drawn thcfe Lines to defcribe Sin and Death, Vir-
tue and Life. In thai Inftant our Morals are corrupted
with Infideh'ty, we travel in the crooked Path that leads to
cndlefs Pain, immaterial Infedion, and material Deftrudli-
on. Thus Soul and Body perifli in both Worlds in the
State of Athdihi.



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^e JJlands THiurn,
the Kirg Jits in
Silence f the Prin-
ect of the Bl'^d
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The Female" t Tbront
is vacant : The
fTife, the Great,
the Gocdy the Juft
arJl the Divine is
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Authendck SPEECHES

And Divine SAYINGS

Of Queen MART and CAROLINA
in Publick Converfation, in Seleft Compa-
nies, and in their Private Retirements.



Abraham % Memorial to Sodom for the Lofs of
her two righteous Lots^ who have changed
fading Crowns for bright Diodems in Glory.

TH O' I am an Inhabitant in Canaan^ I have had Op-
portunities of obferving the Scenes of thefe Princes
Reigns. Their Crowns were encircled with the highcft
Inftances of Virtue and great Qualities. They thought
themfelves iiot fuperior to the relt of their Sex. Thefe
noble Minds fo demeaned themfelves, that whatever En-
dowments they were pofTefs'd with, not to value themfelves
upon aay, but fuch as every Perfon may arrive at. Thefe
righteous LoU look'd upon no Perfon any further, than for
his publick Spirit, Jullicc and Integrity. Other Enc?ow-
ments they eftecmed only as they contributed to the exert-
ing thofe Virtues. Such (if they be wife) know it is of no
Confidcratipn that they are fo, but as they employ thofe
high Talents for the publick Service. Crowned Heads,
who affect the Applaufcs and Addrefles of a Multitude, or

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aflume to themfelves a Superiority upon any other Gonfide-
ration, muft foon turn Praifc into Contempt. It is cer-
tain, that there can be no Merit in any Perfon in Power
that is not confcious of it; but the Senfe (that it is valuable
only according to the Apph'cation of it) makes that Superio-
rity amiable, which would oiherwife be the Rever/c. In
this Light it is confidcred as a Point in which every Mo-
narch bears a Share. N th'ng but Virtue and great A£tiont
fix the Idea of Dignity, Power and Glory. In thcfe Prin-
cefles it was eminent and moft confpicuous. £yery Man
is naturally inclined to indulge his Curiofity in beholding
fuch excellent Examples, from which he forms fomething
in common with himfelf. Such Endowments, fuch Pcr-
fe«Slions give Delight in beholding the Image or the Tomb
of fuch Perfonages, be they living, or tranflated to the Re-
gions of Light. I took it from my own Thought, and
an Ad of Gratitude, to write the Charaders of Maty anid
Carcljnay who were the Ornaments of Europe, My Pen
cannot defcribe the jufl Characters of thefeilJuftricus Wo-
men. It is impolTible to be done ; their Merits were too
refined to be drawn by any Pencil. The then reigning
Monarchs refpeded their Names.

Have not the Turhjh and Pcrfian Nations recorded in
their Annals the Memories of Mary and Carolina f Do not
tht Britijh Iflands at this Day mourn in Silence for the Ab-
fence of their pious Examples ? Every Ad of their Lives
was mix'd with a particular Grace, a becoming and beau-
tiful Air. No Queen fmce the Creation exceeded their Vir-
tues, Charity, Humanity, and Condud. Their Ideas
were glorious ; they feemcd more divine than natural. This
was the innate Difpofition of their Minds. They fuffered
the Prefence of much Company to oblige, more than to
fatisfy any Curiofity they themfelves had of being popular.
In bad Events their Thoughts were never tumultuous, noc
feen to rife above their Spliere. In Spring Tides of Pro(pe-
rity, the Splendor of Pomp and Magnificence made no
Change in their Souls. In Times of War they were ne-
ver affeded in any publick Affairs, further than in confi-
dering the propereft Ends, to make their People glorious,
and extricate their Kingdoms out of Danger. They had
-the ftrongeft Incenrives to uncommon Enterprizes in their
Sex ever known before. It was cafy to obfervc in them
the Juftice, Affability, and good Senfe of the moft refined
politicians* In Vi^iTy lojO^ce of Life^ their Minds werr

. . .. cap^Wi



capaWe of being entertained with divine Contemp!atioil%
and glorious Enterprizes. O imperious Death, not to fpare
one of theie Lives till I died ! Carolina came into theWorld
after my Birth. Crud Tyrant ! why didft thou not let
that precious Life reign after I was entomb*d in my Sepul*
chre ? I want Words to tell the World what IVilliam and
George y and thefc Iflands loft, when Mary and Carolina
rendered up their Crowns and Sceptres to Deftiny. But
they are gone to reign with their Jefus in more bright
Regions. I muft remember, that in this Vale their Ad*
drefles were eafy without AffciSlation ; their Behaviour in
Aflemblies humble and gracious, mix'd with an Afpe£^ of
Virtue and Majefty ; their Looks had fomcthing fublime,
that did not feem to arife from their high Birth, Quality
and Character, but the innate Difpofition of their Souls.
Their natural Genius was fo quick, that they never gave
an Opportunity of asking for deferved Favours, but grant-
ed the Petitions out of their own Generofity and good Na-
ture. Their Wifdom, their high Perfections and Endow-
ments banifli'd all vain Glory and Ambition from before
their Eyes. They had nothing in them but what was
beautiful and commendable. The higher their Station, tlic
more lowly they condefcended, even fo as to be familiar
with the meaneft Vaflals. Their Merits were numerous,
not to be now equalled in this, nor paft Ages. Here I muft
fhed a Tear, and ftay a while, to view the Monuments of
thefe two illuftrious Queens of blefled Memory, whom I
once faw lie embalmed in their royal Palaces, furrounded
with a noble Train of Maids of the greateft Honour,
whofe folemn Drefs made them appear more like Saints
newly come down from the heavenly Manfions, than La-
dies of an earthly Court. The lofty Rooms were over-
fpread with dark Veils of black Cloth, and the dim Lights
that caft their glimmering Rays from every Sconce made fi>
fad a Shew, as to draw Sighs from the Heart, and Teats
from the Eyes of the mournful Beholders j who were c»-
tremely aggrieved to fee their deceafed Sovereigns laid in
Coffins covered with rich Palls, in Rooms hung with Vel-
vet, attended by the Yeomen of their own Guards, arrayed
more like Bearers of the Dead, than the Servants of Princes,
A melancholy Sight to behold the Corpfcs of illuftrious So-
vereigns, who but few Days before their Deraife were feca
in the Land of the Living in per fed Health, inftru^in^
their Sublet how to prepare for a blefled Duiauon by the
^k>rlous jtxamples of ibeir unfpotced Reigns,



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O my Jefus ! O my God ! Was it not the Iniquities of
Grsat Britain and Ireland^ that cut ofF the Thread of thcfe
valuable Lives even in the Bloom ? Might not they, by their
auftere living, have furvived the Period of fourfcore ? For
our Offences it was, that their Races were fo foon run,
and their noble Perfonages obliged to lie in ftately Silence,
void of Motion, Pulfe or Breath, as publick Monitors of
Mortality to the numerous Crouds that came to lament the
Deaths of their deceafed Sovereigns. Thefc melancholy
Scenes were prefented in the Palaces of Somerfet-Houfe and
St. yamefs', from whence thefe Royal Obfequies were con»
\eytd in the Clofe of the Evening to the y/^%-Chur«h,
with all the fllent Pomp and profound Veneration that
could be fhewn to the Aflies of thefe excellent Images,
What added moft to the Mournfulne(s of the Solemnity,
was the Streams of Tears that flow'd from the Eyes of the
innumerable Multitude of Spe£htors, who flood like
Swarms of Bees in the Streets, in the Galleries and
Windows of every Houfe, to bedew their Hearfes with
plentiful Showers of brinifli Water ; which being arrived
at the Weftern Door, the Bodies were taken out, and laid
under Canopies erefled in the Choir, till removed to filent
Vaults, where they now lie interr*d, waiting to be call'd
in the Morn of the Refurredlion, to be encircled with im-
material Scepters and Crowns, more fplendid and glorious
than thofe that cither AUxandeVy Cafar^ or any of the
Roman Emperors, wiU ever wear, in the fpiritual Regions of
Light. Thofe Monarchs mufl bow down their Diadems
to thefe female Sovereigns, and give the Pre-emijience to
them, as being more virtuous, more jufl^ humb]« and
chafte in Life and Adt.



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(983

A PANEGYRICK

In Memory of Mary and Carolina^
Queens of Great Britain.

I Am dirpofcd to convey the Thoughts of crowned Heads
in View of the Grave, in order for them to make Re-
flections on the End of Life ; fo that they may exchange
earthly Scepters for glorious Diadems.

Ye that drink the generous Wine in Remembrance of

Chrift's Blood, humble your Souls. Mary and Camlina

■ are laid in mournful Silence; they hear not the Noife of

War, the Clafliing of Spears, nor the Cries of Widows

and Orphans.

The Illuftrious Q^icens are here recorded, that the Roy-
al Family may view their Tombs, and bedew the fcatter-
ed Afhcs with Sighs and Tears. Ladies and Virgins of
the Britijh Court, come and behold the Sepulchres. Here
lie the Royal Images pourtraycd in all the Scenes of Hor-
ror. See the Remains of the pcrfe£l Patterns of Humility :
Roul away the Sheets of Lead, and furvey all the Parts of
their mouldring Bodies. Here are the refulgent Heads up-
on which three Crowns once bloomed and flourifced j now
there is nothing left but bare Sculls, and a few long Hair&
See the Tongues tliat delivered Flowers of Eloquence ; they
are witJiercd and diicd. The Lips, out of which pro-
ceeded Sentences little inferior to thoie dellver'd by King
Solomcn, are mouldering to Duft. Thefe Potentates, who
are now anatomized by Death, were once the Darlings of
Britain^ the Praife of Europe. Take hold of their Hands,
feel how they are fallen away ; the Fingers that were ever
averfe, and trembled to fign Sentences of Death even to
the vileft Offenders, are now become ftiiF and crooked:
they will never take up Pencil more. flThefe dried Bones
once outfliined the Glories of the heathen Gods. Thofc
Deities will appear Idols to them at the Rifing of the J-uft,
Thefe Relic ki lie as good Grain, and will appear with an
evtrlalling Increafe. I cannot lay their Memory in Ob-
iivion ; I muft indulge my Grief, and chide hafty Deaths
that called thefe dear Lives away at a Time the Nations
ftood moft in need of their CounfeL BeiK}ld the Change;

thft



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the Flcfh that now feels as cold as Ice, and reiemblcs the
new fallen Snow* was once foft, frciQi, and blooming.
The Eyes that were fo quick, as to penetrate into tlic
inmoft Recedes of the Mind, out of thofe Cafements
appear Vermin ; their Winding-Sheets are pierced thro*
with a thoufend Breaches, which that vaft Army of
Worms made in their gloomy Caverns. O Jefus,
what are earthly Crowns, though befet with refplen-
dent Jewels; they glitter only for a while like Stars in a
clear Night, and difappear in the Morning. Confidcr
this, ye Royal Branches; your fublime Thoughts muft


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