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THE PROPHETESS OF EXETER: ,
LUKE, 24th CHAP. 17th verse. • WHAT MANNER of Communications
The Gardená not fogot be me
When thou didit go in Mayer,
Peturs dental here;
And my disuple chong
Anə thou like him buomi. ..
The Garden áll behold;
Hvis manhood let them dee; .
The way thou didst no on.
That men they hint would draw,
That I'd not let the go
That I did not again,
That made thee the complain; Bloodly
And then tou dedit complain; .
Thy Prager II mow mantan
That none thy heart might gain, Unlef Thy Husband he should be
This was the prayer of thine, 1 Thet Mh fupere To
JUNE 10th, 1804. siz days Dear Miss Townley,
before Joanna Devped her poen : TTT
VV HAT new wonders are daily presented before my view! I dare not suffer myself to indulge a thought of them; “if I did, I could not write, or keep my senses : but if we go one step from the directions the Lord hath given to me, we are lost in time, and to all Eternity ; fallen from the height of happiness, to the depth of misery and woe. We must stand by Eve's first words; but we are lost, if we comply, as she did, to go one step further afterwards. I would sooner go to the flames as a martyr, than go one step from the directions the Lord hath given me concerning my Trial — and you must charge my friends, for their lives, NEVER to consent to ANY PROPOSALS made by any man; but say.
for had shan, shall ever mo arts of the ser no abide
OBEY; for, if they consent any other way, they
shall never see me : for I am determined to abide 3 Gen: 3. by Eve's first words, and no arts of the serpent can
work in man, shall ever make me go to the second:
to be tried by medical men, to see if I was in my · senses; but that I thought the devil would be
easily foiled there, as they were to contend with the Twenty-four chosen men first-and if they would not consent to that then, they would give
it up that all is right: as you, as well as so many * No Cuemins were present on the first day ateNukmger home
witnesses can prove my senses as good as ever, and my understanding much clearer. Another thought came into my head, they might make a search after me, to resolve to find me, and then I was determined in my mind, not to see them, for I would shut my eyes, and keep fast my mouth--that it was not all the arts of men and devils should make me open either: for I would not look on them, as Eve did on the serpent; nor dispute with them, as she did with the serpent, . I am writing you my simple thoughts, because the answer to them is deep and weighty; for I was ordered to pen the ponderings of my heart.
The answer of the Spirit to the above ponderings of
“NOW this has been the pondering heart of thee