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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

Chapter XV. — The seven angels with the seven plagues

Chapter XV.

The seven angels with the seven plagues.

And now cometh the seven angels with the seven last plagues full of the wrath of God.

2. And I saw the well behaved, the industrious, the frugal, and the meek, to whom the earth is promised, standing upon solid ground, rejoicing greatly, and having their harps harping sweetly.

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3. And they sing the song of Moses, who had no immortal views, and the song of the Lamb who was pleased with sun, moon, stars, air, land, food, and water as he found them, saying:Great and marvellous are Thy works on earth, Lord God Almight, just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of Saints.

4. Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name, for Thou only art holy, and all flesh is weak and miserable, an poor and blind, and naked. Henceforth all nations shall worshi Thee by their quickening spirit of muscle and motion, defining, dividing, and arguing from well stuffed brain cells, and Thy judgments are made manifest.

5. And I looked, and behold the temple and tabernacle on their testimony was opened, and was seen in that active groping which did work ceaselessly in all wakeful moments with the apple of the eye, and whose office was to see and to think and to preicate, and by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy wore thou shalt be condemned.

6. And the seven angels came from the temple of nomenature, having the seven last plagues clothed in pure language, with minds trained in terse, concise, and perspicuous truth, and they spke of stern discipline and present punishment, for there was not hope for correction in those alleged hereafters, and thus were the hidden things of darkness and the counsels of the heart made manifest. Bill, though much he wished, could not make water into wine, but he gave God the glory by laying bare the grand office of man's quickening spirit, and its search for the middle term, ad he showed also how much that was helped by a great congregaon of common terms massed as pure language within the mind.

7. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angel seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, and strong suggestion and strong desire did fill their determination, and they swore and bit their lips, that they would cleanse the earth of its pestential offal, and in silence did they name it, and God within their mearts did purpose it, and come it must, the destroyer of this eart shall be destroyed.

8. And all men watched the construction of their sylogism, and in its summation they found power to cleanse man's fint and last home. And every soul who will not hear this prophet sall be destroyed from among the people, and many found new manings in old sayings, and in fresh meditation they heard the maste mind saying unto them: If any man love me he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come into him and make our abode with him.