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News from the stars, or, An ephemeris for the year, 1678

considers the comet of 1677 in relation to the recent wars in Europe, states that the comet may have more effects yet, corn grew improperly in March and two eclipses occurred, one of the moon and one of the sun, July tells of disease and storms, predictions of a great eclipse in October, then discusses the recent comet in detail, and how it foreshadows negative things for mankind, like famine and earthquakes

Newes from the stars, or, An ephemeris for the year

reports of four coming eclipses, of the sun and moon, comets in 1665 signify war and peace in the southern colonies, gives month by month astronomical observations and their ramifications for 1666, predictions of war with France and other European disputes, possible plagues in France, then news of peace, the signs of 1666 suggest the downfall of Rome and the Roman Catholic religion, relates this to the number of the beast, sings of disease in Europe

Merlini Anglici ephemeris astrologicall predictions

contains many letters testifying to the comet that appeared in 1652, the tail pointed to the Dutch and the author asserts that this signifies vengeance drawing near to them, while not fully red the color signifies that it will bring many storms and wars, the star also signifies a eminent man who will rule Europe with unprecedented power, also a plague in London is expected, in 1672 a new comet will appear

Certaine vvonderful predicitions, for seauen yeeres ensuing

Mars’ joining to the sun in 1602 signifies upcoming disease and war, the arrangement of Venus suggests fortification and adultery from women, the coming Eclipse will usher in depopulation and problematic births, eclipses of the sun to occur in 1605 will bring about grievous incidents, gives precise dates for the eclipses, suspects a large incident such as the death of a prince or king to occur, as it did with Caesar’s death