history prodigious weather/incidents in England
A history prodigious weather/incidents in England.
The author was visiting a house when a Mary Walcut, the daughter of a Captain, found bite marks on her wrist, when visiting the minister Mr. P his kin Abigail Williams went into fits, refused to have the book and said she only need the Devil’s now, ran into the fire and threw flames about, while he was trying to lead prayer one evening multiple people went into violent fits, one of which, Goodwife C., was tried for being a witch, women reported seeing a yellow bird sucking on her during the sermon, she was examined and denied having Familiars, if she pinched herself under examination those afflicted felt the same, a child named Sarah G. was apprehended and examined for causing fits in those she stared at, during a public fasting Abigail Williams reported that a congregation of witches ate red bread and wine, contains other minor reports an theoretical discussion and proposals for dealing with witches.
John Cruise and his family witnessed a thunderstorm and heard flames that seemed to come from their house, when they realized it was in fact the Church.
While a minster was preaching in Alton, a violent tempest broke out, and it became dark as night, with lightning striking the church and setting it aflame, and two balls of fire also striking a wall.
A Turkish ship with English good was about to sail when a thunderstorm broke out, and a fireball struck the ship, engulfing the ship in flames.
Reports of a thunder and hailstorm, the steeple of the church was struck by lightning and burnt down, this happened apparently because the town was having illegal conventicles.
a comet seen in the night sky spewed fire, being jovial it signifies good things unlike the comet in 1680, possibly the downfall of the Roman Church
speculations on Christ’s second coming based on numerical calculations from scripture, rumors of coming war, the recent comet is indicative of the coming apocalypse, blood falling from the sky, the most recent comet signifies Christ’s coming work, plagues and fire, and a flood the enemies of God’s people, from which they will be delivered, bad news for France and an upcoming death of a European prince
discussion of past comets, especially that which appeared after the birth of Christ, then more recent comets including the last two, which foreshadow God’s wrath, discussion of biblical wrath such as the Flood and the punishing of Egypt, and how sin like in the past is abundant today, the comets signify poverty, plagues, and storms, in addition to war, fire, and lightning