Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies / Edition 1

Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies / Edition 1

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Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies / Edition 1

Eleanor Davies (1590-1652) was one of the most prolific women writing in early seventeenth-century England. This volume includes thirty-eight of the sixty-some prophetic tracts that she published. Inspired to prophecy by a visionary experience in 1625, the year of Charles I's accession to the throne, she devoted herself to warning her contemporaries that the Day of Judgement was imminent. Her zeal and her intricately constructed tracts confounded contemporaries who called her mad. She experienced repeated imprisonment and also confinement to Bedlam, London's mental hospital. The tracts tell her own story as woman and prophet. They offer an opportunity to study her experiences as wife, mother, and widow; they also exhibit her extraordinary intellect, extensive education, and fascination with words. In showing how England's history was fulfilling the biblical prophecies in the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation, she commented about the political and religious controversies of the turbulent period preceding and during the English Civil War and Revolution.

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ISBN-13: 9780195087178
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Women Writers in English 1350-1850 Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations of Titlesxxiv
A Warning to the Dragon and all his Angels1
Woe to the House57
Given to the Elector Prince Charles of the Rhyne59
Bathe Daughter of BabyLondon71
Spirituall Antheme: Elea. Tuichet73
The Lady Eleanor Her Appeal to the High Court of Parliament75
To the most honorable the High Court of Parliament and Samsons Legacie85
The Star to the Wise101
From the Lady Eleanor, Her Blessing115
A Prayer or Petition for Peace131
As Not Unknowne. This Petition or Prophesie139
Great Brittains Visitation143
For Whitson Tyds Last Feast157
For the Blessed Feast of Easter163
The Day of Judgments Modell173
The Lady Eleanor Her Appeal. Present this to Mr. Mace181
Je le tien. The General Restitution199
The Gatehouse Salutation217
Ezekiel the Prophet Explained221
The Excommunication out of Paradice225
Reader, the Heavy Hour at Hand235
The Writ of Restitution239
Her Appeal from the Court to the Camp. Dan. 12245
The Blasphemous Charge Against Her249
The Crying Charge255
The New Jerusalem at Hand259
Sions Lamentation, Lord Henry Hastings271
A Sign Given Them Being Entred into the Day of Judgment277
The Everlasting Gospel285
The Bill of Excommunication293
The Appearance or Presence of the Son of Man309
Before the Lords Second Coming317
Elijah the Tishbites Supplication325
The Lady Eleanor Douglas, Dowger, Her Jubile's Plea329
Hells Destruction333
The Benediction. From the A:lmighty O:mnipotent. I Have an Errand341
The Restitution of Prophecy343
Bethlehem Signifying the House of Bread369

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