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A43162 The life and death of Mother Shipton being not only a true account of her strange birth and most important passages of her life, but also all her prophesies, now newly collected and historically experienced from the time of her birth, in the reign of King Henry the Seventh until this present year 1667, containing the most important passages of state during the reign of these kings and queens of England ... : strangely preserved amongst other writings belonging to an old monastary in York-shire, and now published for the information of posterity. Head, Richard, 1637?-1686? 1677 (1677) Wing H1257; ESTC R16009 35,932 55

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chronicle_n wherein_o they_o may_v find_v relate_v the_o chief_a matter_n perform_v in_o each_o king_n and_o queen_n reign_n since_o the_o time_n wherein_o she_o flourish_v much_o more_o may_v be_v add_v but_o lest_o i_o shall_v exceed_v the_o bound_n of_o a_o epistle_n and_o like_o the_o citizen_n of_o mindium_n make_v my_o gate_n too_o big_a for_o my_o city_n i_o shall_v here_o break_v off_o abrupt_o wish_v thou_o as_o much_o pleasure_n in_o the_o read_n thereof_o as_o i_o have_v in_o the_o write_v of_o it_o and_o so_o farewell_o r._n head_n postscript_n courteous_a reader_n let_v i_o desire_v thou_o candid_o to_o pass_v over_o some_o seem_o impossibility_n in_o the_o first_o sheet_n allow_v the_o author_n licentia_fw-la poetica_fw-la in_o her_o description_n and_o some_o action_n perform_v in_o her_o minority_n and_o only_o to_o weigh_v the_o more_o serious_a part_n of_o her_o prophecy_n wherein_o if_o thou_o be_v rational_a i_o doubt_v not_o but_o thou_o will_v receive_v ample_a satisfaction_n the_o content_n chap._n i._n what_o her_o father_n and_o mother_n be_v and_o what_o wonderful_a thing_n happen_v at_o her_o birth_n as_o also_o the_o place_n of_o her_o nativity_n chap._n ii_o how_o the_o devil_n constant_o visit_v she_o in_o what_o form_n and_o shape_n what_o strange_a thing_n she_o do_v to_o those_o that_o offend_v she_o harm_v some_o and_o make_v sport_n with_o other_o chap._n iii_o how_o agatha_n shipton_n be_v apprehend_v and_o bring_v before_o a_o justice_n what_o her_o confession_n be_v her_o mittimus_fw-la be_v make_v to_o be_v send_v to_o prison_n how_o she_o escape_v by_o the_o help_n of_o her_o friend_n the_o fiend_n she_o be_v retake_v and_o find_v with_o child_n be_v bail_v chap._n iu._n what_o kind_n of_o shape_n mother_n shipton_n have_v when_o she_o be_v bear_v how_o she_o be_v put_v to_o nurse_n at_o the_o charge_n of_o the_o parish_n and_o what_o strange_a thing_n be_v see_v in_o the_o house_n where_o she_o be_v nurse_v during_o the_o space_n of_o four_o year_n chap._n v._n how_o mother_n shipton_n whilst_o but_o very_o young_a at_o nurse_n be_v daily_o visit_v by_o spirit_n in_o divers_a shape_n and_o form_n and_o what_o prank_n they_o play_v during_o her_o abode_n there_o chap._n vi_o how_o mother_n shipton_n be_v put_v to_o school_n learn_v more_o in_o a_o day_n than_o other_o child_n can_v in_o a_o month_n how_o she_o be_v jeer_v by_o her_o schoolfellow_n for_o have_v such_o a_o monstrous_a long_a nose_n and_o what_o prank_n she_o play_v upon_o they_o by_o way_n of_o revenge_n she_o now_o grow_v very_o famous_a chap._n vii_o how_o several_a person_n come_v to_o mother_n shipton_n for_o her_o prediction_n and_o how_o a_o rich_a heiress_n be_v deceive_v by_o her_o maid_n fall_v sick_a and_o die_v chap._n viii_o mother_n shipton_n prophecy_n concern_v henry_n the_o eighth_n journey_n into_o france_n of_o gardinal_n woolsey_n and_o other_o thing_n chap._n ix_o her_o prophecy_n to_o the_o abbot_n of_o beverly_n concern_v the_o downfall_n of_o abbey_n nunnery_n priory_n etc._n etc._n with_o other_o thing_n chap._n x._o her_o prophecy_n concern_v king_n edward_n the_o six_o the_o rebellion_n of_o the_o commons_o the_o death_n of_o the_o duke_n of_o somerset_n with_o other_o thing_n chap._n xi_o her_o prophecy_n concern_v the_o death_n of_o jane_n grey_n the_o burn_a of_o the_o martyr_n of_o wyat_n rebellion_n the_o death_n of_o queen_n mary_n and_o cardinal_n pool_n chap._n xii_o her_o prophecy_n concern_v the_o reign_n of_o queen_n elizabeth_n the_o change_n of_o religion_n the_o attempt_n of_o the_o papist_n upon_o the_o queen_n the_o spanish_a invasion_n the_o burn_a of_o paul_n steeple_n the_o death_n of_o the_o queen_n of_o scot_n the_o reduce_n of_o ireland_n the_o behead_v the_o earl_n of_o essex_n etc._n etc._n chap._n xiii_o the_o prophecy_n of_o the_o reign_n of_o king_n james_n his_o unite_n england_n and_o scotland_n his_o peaceable_a reign_n a_o learned_a time_n the_o powder_n treason_n the_o marriage_n with_o the_o prince_n elector_n and_o lady_n elizabeth_n the_o death_n of_o prince_n henry_n chap._n fourteen_o the_o prophecy_n of_o the_o reign_n of_o king_n charles_n the_o first_o his_o marriage_n with_o france_n the_o murder_n of_o the_o duke_n of_o buckingham_n the_o scottish_a trouble_n of_o the_o long_a parliament_n &_o bloody_a war_n ensue_v after_o the_o execrable_a murder_n of_o the_o king_n chap_n xv._n the_o reign_n of_o king_n charles_n the_o second_o the_o usurpation_n of_o cromwell_n the_o strange_a confusion_n of_o a_o democratical_a government_n the_o restauration_n of_o the_o king_n the_o great_a sickness_n the_o burn_a of_o the_o city_n of_o london_n the_o life_n and_o death_n of_o mother_n shipton_n chap._n i._n what_o her_o father_n and_o mother_n be_v and_o what_o wonderful_a thing_n happen_v at_o her_o birth_n as_o also_o the_o place_n of_o her_o nativity_n in_o the_o second_o year_n of_o king_n henry_n the_o seven_o which_o be_v in_o 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