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When Satan's arts begin to work them on,
It is to sin, and then their love he turns ;
Because he wishes to seek their overthrow.
But now the likeness I to thee shall shew,
How much the likeness is with her and thee:
She with the man in sin could not agree,
Because she judg'd such crimes came all from hell,
Despis'd adultery, thou dost know well,
Which made mankind her virtue to despise;
Thou knowest how many judg'd she did act unwise;
While some did her commend and take her part.
So different passions work'd in every heart,
And her own feelings work'd a different way,
In love and anger did her passions lie.

"So that a likeness there is in you two:
'Twas for adultery, thou well dost know,
The way the malice kindled at the first;
Because in Drew thou know'st that his was lust,
That by the devil it was heated on.
The thing is temporal, unto all 'tis known;
And yet her honour she by many lost,
Despis'd her virtue: know how many boast.
But of thy sister I shall say no more;
For in one likeness you two do appear;
Because the world is so enrag'd with thee;
And so I tell thee 'tis adultery

They'd have thee to commit against my word.
There is one likeness, as I here have said;
For sure a whoring thou must go from me,
If that with man thou ever dost agree
To give consent in any other plan

Than the right way that I did direct thy hand.
For in one likeness both do now appear;
For all inventions men haye sure tried here,
As much to rob thee of thy every peace;
For so men's malice daily doth increase,
And all their arts and fury they will try;
I say like Drew you'll find their malice high.
Thou knowest like him men's malice hath begun;
But marvel not if violent men should come

To say,

"we'll hold thee to thy every word:" They'll say thy enemies are on record;

If they should call thee there thou'rt forc'd to stand,
And so that way they may demand thy hand.
Therefore I tell thee, nothing but the law

That I have made will make them silent go.. .:.
For now I tell thee, jealousy and fear

Will make them judge thou art an earthly heir


To some inheritance that now is great;
And so this way will many passions heat;
While others strong will judge it from the Lord,
And say,
we see it plain in every word."
And so they'll wish to have thee for a bride,
And say thy hand it cannot be denied.


So much like Drew mankind will now begin,
Had not my wisdom work'd to stop the thing;
Because in disobedience thou must stand,
Thou'st not the power to give up thy hand.
So in thy sister's dangers thou art here,
And in her courage thou must now appear.
And so I tell thee thou wilt sure find men
To act like Drew, if they had room to come;
Therefore I bid thee strongly to forbid,
And say no man on earth thou'lt ever wed,
But only one that I have nam'd to thee;
And all that write forbidden fruit they be;
And those that come to ask before the time,
In disobedience they their hands will find
To be rejected every one the same;

For soon thou'lt find men's hearts to be inflam'd,

"So this I tell thee is much like the Jews:
In disappointed malice they arose:
Forgot their Bibles, how I was to die,
In disappointment did their fury lie,
When, like thy father, I in grief appear'd.
For all thy father's sufferings I have bear'd;
Cold sweats, like his, I surely bore for man;
They took my honour, and despis'd my name:
Night after night thou knowest his grief did burst;
He saw his daughter's sorrows at the first,
And then he saw that vengeance strong did fall ;
To seek revenge they'd soon robb'd him of all,
Had he no friend in thee for to stand by,
He had no wife; thy sister she did fly,
Because the other she could never bear

To see him at the time, when she did fear.
What further dangers his revenge might seek;

Thou knowest how soon his promise he did break;
For Satan's working it was surely strong.

But now unto the Jews I'll surely come;

For in like manner some stood then with me,
As with thy father thou remain❜dst to be;

Thou sooth'dst his wounds, and of his goods took care,
And in his labour thou didst persevere

With more than nature ever could go through,

Had I not given thee strength the whole to do;

For as thy griefs increas'd, and labour great,
I gave thee strength, and did thy courage heat
With love to God, and surely love to man;
'Twas I that strengthen'd thee for to go on;
And so the wonder in mankind might cease;
I gave thee strength and spirits to increase;
I gave thee wisdom how to lay thy plan
To disappoint the rage and wrath of man;
And so thy foes then fell before thy feet:
And in the end they'll find the mystery great;
Because his sorrows I compar'd to mine.
Call back the likeness, and judge of the time,
What in Gethsemane I felt for man,
When Judas artfully had laid his plan;
And how the women at the cross did weep.
I tell thee, here the parable goes deep;
And deep I tell thee they'll find in the end
Thy tender care is for thy father penn❜d,
Which I've compar'd to women at that time.
But now I further on shall tell my mind;,
Know of my coming I said so 'twould be,
As thou didst hear the sudden death of he;
And this I told thee would be unaware,
And for surprises thou must now prepare.
But now unto the ending I shall come;

Thou knowest I've said the HEIRSHIP is unknown,
As in this manner every thing is hid;

But he's the HEIR, as thou before hast said,
That died in sorrow, poverty, and woe,
And to assist him thou didst often go;
And so thou saw'st him in his dying bed,
And saw the agonies wherein he laid,
Surrounded with sorrow, poverty, and woe;
But know I told thee, when the cock did crow,
That thou should'st mark his sleeping at the time,
And then thou knowest thou heard'st the rustling wind,
Like clashing swords then sounding in the air-
'Twas but a shadow what had pass'd before.
When I in grief gave up my life for man,
Judge thou the shock of nature then did come;
Judge thou the clashing in the air must be
When I resign'd my life, mankind to free;
For why 'twas darkness there's no man doth know,
Nor how the swords do by contention go;
Invisible is all conceal'd from man;

And yet from earth you may discern the plan,
Because thy thoughts I've surely work'd them right,
The way thou'st plac'd mankind before thy sight;

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Angels and devils thou judgest both in man-
So great a difference thou dost in them discern ;
And yet a difference thou dost easy see;
Some act like men, like men they surely be.

"And now I tell thee that thy thoughts are true;
And now I'll bring it plainer to thy view:
Because in many Satan forms a part,

By the strong influence gaining on the heart;
Then in his form such men do sure appear;
What shocking crimes of men thou dost often hear;
Worse than the devil thou judgest them to be;
And yet their form did surely come from he.
This I've explain'd to shew mankind what form
I've said of thee I to mankind am known-
Thy form of spirit, and thy form of love;
1 form'd thy heart to look to heaven above,
In every sorrow thou hadst to pass through;
I form'd thy heart, to bid the world adieu;
I form'd thee like thy friend that's


To be like Sarah thou hast mention'd here;
And she'd a heart to be form'd for above,
And so in her I form'd my perfect love;
And all will find I farm'd it so in thee,
As thy delight from nature all might see
Was form'd for pleasure thou say'st at the first;
Because in vanity thy mind was plac'd ;
And had I left thee to thy every will,
I know thy lovers how they soon would fill
Thy heart with anguish, to become a bride,
And thou would'st judge it could not be denied ;
And so like others thou would'st still went on
In the same vanity that thou'st begun,
Had I not form'd thy heart a different way.
Now from thy pondering thoughts I this shall say;
Because that now I'll bring it round to man,
The way thy family at first began.

It was by pride that scatter'd so the whole,

That all seem'd lost, the heir there's none can tell;
And in thy heart thy pondering thoughts I see-
Could thy grandfather come and visit thee,
And see the great that he so much did prize

Act with such scorn, thou'st think he'd grow more wise;
Because his grandchild's so despised here

By these great men, that he before declar'd
His daughter's union must with them take place.
But let him see how pride doth men disgrace,
From every feeling of humanity.

'Tis in the humble minds, thou now wilt see,

The noblest virtue will now arise to shine.
The man that broke his heart, I'll tell my mind,
Would surely act for thee a different way.-
And now, O England, hear what I do say:
I've brought this history out before you all,
That I have mention'd, now to prove the fall
Stands in like manner; you may it regain.
Weigh deep the parable, ye sons of men,
And so the HEIR you may see at the last,
When further wonders to mankind do burst.
"But now thy sister's words I'll answer here
She said that pride in all did so appear
Throughout the family for to be so great;
Therefore she knew the Lord would never stoop
To dust and ashes, where the pride did swell.
Trace back the family: she did know well
That all was great, and so stood to this day.
'Twas but thy mother's side, thy sister says
That she could judge if blessings came from heaven;
But from thy father's side could ne'er be given.
But let them see the pride I brought it low,
That to mankind I may my goodness shew;
If pride comes down I'll surely raise them high;
And let them judge it by the end of thee,
And with thy sister's words I'll make an end."

When I told my sister of my visitation, and that I had prophecies given me of what was coming upon the earth, she said she did not believe it; and if prophecies were to be given, the Lord would not condescend to visit any one of our family; for there was too much pride; as all the Southcott's were proud; and though we were come to nothing, still we were a proud, empty family. And that I'll grant is true: a bottle filled with wine wants no more, but an empty bottle wants to be filled. I asked her, why she was so proud herself then? She said she was always at war in her own heart, but she could not conquer her pride; and therefore she was in the family from the father's side.

I shall make a few remarks on myself, from my sister's words, saying she was at war with her own heart; and I may say the same. I never could conquer my own heart myself; for this war will

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