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in his unprofitable course of diffimulation,

instead thereof, fell to railing and curling cc of the Queen's Majesty, most villanoully. He curses the ¿But being more vehemently urged to re. Queen.

member his present state, and to give over all hope to do himself good by such dissem

bling, he began to pray this most paflio“ nate, blafphemous, and execrable Prayer,

viz. O God of Heaven, mighty Jehovah, His blafphe". Alpha and Omega, Lord of Lords, King mous execrs

of Kings, and God everlasting, that knowelt ble Pri me to be that true Fehovah, whom thou haft

fent : Send some miracle out of a cloud to con" 'vert these infidels, and deliver me from these II

mine enemies: If not, I will fire the hea. vens, and tear thee from thy throne with my hands. With other words of most exe. crable blafphemy against the divine Ma

jesty of God (not to be rehearsed) by “ reason that he found not that deliverance “ which he fancied God to have promised. “ Then turning towards the Executioner, he “ faid unto him, Ah thou bastards child wilt thou His words to bang Wm. Hacket thy king? The Magistrates the Hangmani. “ and people detesting this subtil, feditious, “ and blafphemous humour,commanded and " cried to the Officers to dispatch with him, " or to have his mouth stopped from blasi « pheming : but they had much ado to “ get him up the Ladder: And when he “ was up, he struggled with his head to “ and fro, (as well as he could) chat he “ might not have the fatal noose pur over “ his head. Then he asked them ( very

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“ fearfully) o what do you, what do you? « but seeing by the circumstance, what

" they intended, he began to rave again, He dies hore “ and said, Have I this for my kingdom beridl, blafphe. ftowed upon thee? I come to revenge thee, ming.

and plague thee; and so was turn'd off. But “ the people unwilling that fo traitorous “ and blasphemous a wretch, should have " any the least favour: cried out mightily “ to have him cut down presently, to be “ quartered, and seemed very angry with “ the Officers, that made no more hafte " therein; but as soon almost as he was “ cut down, (even with a trice) his heart " was taken forth, and shewed out openly is to the people, for a most detestable, blas~ phemous Traytor's heart..

“ Thus died the most dangerous fire" brand of fedition, molt detestable Traytor, “ most hypocritical seducer, and most execrable blafphemous hellhound, that ma“ ny ages ever saw, or heard of, in this “ Land.

“ The next day after this (being ThursStarves himself " day,) Coppinger having wilfully abftained and dies next

from meat (as is said) feven or eight days day in Bride.“ together, died in Bridewell: and Arthing

. 6 ton livech yet in the Counter in Woodstreet, Arthington « reserved (I hope) unto sincere and perter repents and

fect repentance. For iinmediately upon Jues for Par.“ Hacket's execution, he wrote a Letter aan.

unto two great Counsellors, ( whom among others he had lewdly slandered ) of libmission, and afterwards (more ar

“ large )

s my ages Blasphemo leducer.ent

56 large ) he wrote to the body of the

Council, the whole course (as he preten-
deth) of this action, so far as he was
made acquainted therewith, humbly
craving their Lordships mediation unto
the Queen's most excellent Majesty for his

pardon, and acknowledging his dangec.rous error, and devilish teduction by Hacket especially ) into this traiterous " action.

This Declaration is truly taken forth of their own Letters, Writings under their hands, and their Confessions upon Examinations, subscribed by themselves, and by fundry honourable and worshipful persons of great gravity, and wisdom, before whom they were made: and therefore may suffice, to Thew unto all reasonable and well-affected, the lewdness and danger of the hypocritical Plots, and feditious Conspiracies entred into by these persons. .

But some there are so perversely wedded to the date their own wills, and addicted to their fancies dered in these once conceived, that they give out they Procecdings. were mad, and furious persons, choosing therein, rather to accuse the honourable Fustice of the Realm, and all the adminiIters thereof, than that any of their factious Crew (profeffing desire of pretended Reformation, and to bring in The Discipline as they call it ) should be noted with so deep disloyalty.

As

As it is not the part of any honest Chris ! fian, by calumniation to charge those that

be innocent ; fo doth it not become a loyal · Subject, to justifie any Traytors, especially with slandering of the State. It therefore

seemeth requisite, that this point be not left The Feltice uncleared: whether they or any of them, vindicated, in these practices, were indeed transported

with fury, besides themselves, so as they needed not to have been regarded, nor (by Law) ought to have suffered death for them?

In wants, of understanding and reason · (after such time as men should naturally

have them) there are noted divers degrees, that are also of several consideration; that is to say: Furor five Rabies:, Dementia five Amentia: Insania five Pbrenesis: Fatuitas, Stul titia, Letbargia, do Delirium. And albeit the three first (by sundry Writers) be some. times confounded and taken for one, like as also the fourth is with the fifth, and the fixth with the laft: yet when the diversity

espied in the things themselves, do drive men .. to a more exact consideration, and distinci.

on of the words (by which those passions are to be expressed) they are for the most part thus properly termed and distinguilhed

by the best Writers. ... Tusc. qu.li.3.

Furor (as it is described by Tully) eft mentis ad omnia cæcitas : an entire and full blindness or darkening of the understanding of the mind, whereby a man knoweth not at all, what he doth or faith, and is

englished

englished madneß or woodnes. He that is Bal.in Lfed & pofsefsed herewith, is carried with fury of milites jam

autem ff.de mind, into great violences, and outrages, excuf; so that he neither fpareth himself, nor other to: & paf. men, and is called in Greek potevorefuos. fim alij. Such was the madness of Ajax (as is fained by the Poets) who whipped and scourged droves of beasts and cattel, thinking they were the Græcians that had displeased him, and afterward in that rage killed himself.

Dementia is described there, by the same hidem Author, to be affe&tio animi lismine mentis carens, A passion of the mind, bereaving it of the light of understanding : Or as ano- Quintil. De. ther grave and learned Author calleth it, clamat. 348. ablatus rerum omnium intelle&tus, when a man's perceivance and understanding of all things is taken away, and may be englished distracted of wit, or being beside himself. Such one is called also Mente captus, cùm Feftus. mens ei è poteftate abiit, in Greek ápontos. This infirmity of the mind is less than fu- 1.2.D.de inofrious rage, and to be distinguished from fic. teffamenit. They differ in this, that the first is, as

to. ic were carried with great outrage of mind, into violent courses; but he that is only mente captus, useth greater quietness of body, ,

ody; D. D. in ii and calmness, and sheweth not fuch outward Toftis & de restimonies in his actions, of alienacion of curac. his wits: yet neither of these have any ruled memory, will, underftanding, or feeling, of that they do or fay. T2

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