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prizes me to account for: It having been much greater than the first in the Room below me, and in the Room abrve mne, but much less in my own Room. Another Earthquake was felt at Eastwell in Kent, Monday, March 12. Another at Portsmouth, and
and the neighbouring Parts, Sunday, March 18. Another, or the same, at the Batb, at the same Time; all three 1749-50. Another at Hull, 31 Days after the great Storm, or December 28, 1703. Another Earthquake was felt at Taunton, in Devonshire, July 1, 1747, and reached about forty Miles square ; and as Mr. Foster, who wrote the Letter wherein that Account is contained, (Philosophical Transaktions, No.488. Pag. 398, 399, 400.) adds, What in
creased the Surprize here, was the Account then fresh in every Body's Mind, of the dreadful Earthquake at Lima in Peru ;' Of which it may justly beexpected Ishould say something. We have a very particular Account of it in a Book then published by Mr. Osborn, 1748, Pag. 102-199. The Circumstances most remarkable were these : That an Earthquake, June 17, 1678, ruined a great Part of the City Lima, and particularly the Churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin; as if, in the Words of one that wrote the Life of St. Toribio, God the Son bad risen against bis Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary; who indeed is almost the only God or Goddess that is wor. shipped in that Country. That the Me
Completions. mory of this dreadful Earthquake is yearly revived there, on the Nine. teenth of O&tober, by publick Prayers. That it was foretold by a religious Man, of the Or. der of St. Merced, who several Days before ran along the Streets, like another Jonah, crying, Repent. That on Monday, Otober 20, 1687 N. S. at Four of the Clock in the Morning, was another most horri. ble Earthquake at Lima, which was so dreadful, that the very Castle were in great Astonishment, and above 5000 dead Bodies were found. That in 1709, between April and January, were no fewer than 14 Earthquakes there. That the Jast great Earthquake, both at Lima and its Port Callao, happened OEtober 28, 1746, Half an Hour
after Ten at Night. That about 1141 perished at Lima ; but at Callao all the Inhabitants perished, but 400, in Number near 5000. That this Earthquake was foretold by Mother Teresa, a Nun of the Order of Jesus, in the Monastery of Barefoots of St. Joseph, in Lima, with repeated and most efficacious Affertions of what was to come to pass; to which the added, that her Life would not last long e. nough for her to experience the sad Event. And in Fact, she died at the Age of above an hundred Years, the Fifteenth of the same Month of Oétober, a Year before the Earthquake happened. To demonstrate the Truth of this, Informations are actually now making, which will contain the whole Parti.
culars of her Case ; al. though at that Time, the extreme Earneftness with which she delivered her Prediction was looked upon as a Mark of the Failure of her Understanding, at that advanc'd Age. But that this great City of Lima was a Place of the utmost Luxury and Wickedness, especially among the Religious and Clergy, and so did highly deserve such a terrible Judgment, is notorious, and is there at large set forth, Pag. 246-254. clude this Matter of Earthquakes : There was a moft dreadful one a Quarter of a Year be. fore that, which I best remember, which was Sept. 8, 1692, at PortRoyal in Jamaica. This happened upon June 7, the same Year ; and at the End of the before