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...* Now from thy wisdom I will answer man...

Thou'st plainly seen their wisdom like the sand,
That 'tis impossible for '

man to join ;
. But now my foolishness I'll make it hang
· Just like a three-fold oord that is not broke".
By strength of man, unless you do it cut;
And now I tell thee, if mep cut it here,
Just like a rope of sand shall all appear;
I say, in pieces so l'll break your land. . .
And here I'll end it by the rope of sand;
Unless they'll come and join it with my word,
And then I'll joiy them like a three-fold cord.
Because my weakness, every soul shall see,
Is stronger than the strength of man can be;
And so my folly, in thy writings here,
Is conceal'd in wisdom that no man can cloar,
To prove them weak or foolish in the end,
But for to try men's wisdom I intend
To bring it round in this weak foolish hand,
To prove that men were like thy rope of sand,
That by their wisdom they could never join ;
But like a three-fold cord they will find mine,
To break in pieces all their ropes of sand;

For so they'll find my three-fold cord shall stand." And here I shall conclude with the words of · St. Paul, Acts xxv. “And when he tarried

among them inore than ten days, he went down unto Cesarea, and the next day sitting on the judgment-seat, commanded Paul to be brought. And when he was come, the Jews, which came down from Jerusalem, stood round about, and laid many grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove; while he answered for himself-Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the Temple, nor yet against Cæsar, have I offended any thing at all. But Festus willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me? Then said Paul, I stand at Cæsar's judgment-seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy

neither against theany thing at allonswered Paul,

of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things, whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Cæsar. Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Cæsar ? unto Cæsar shalt thou go.” And again, I repeat the words of Paul "I stand at Cæsar's judgment-seat, where I ought to be judged.”

JOANNA SOUTHCOTT.

Some part of this book is copied from different books of Joanna Southcott's writings, which are in print; but all the other part, from herself and the answers given to her from the Spirit, at the time the book was writing, I took from her mouth.

ANN UNDERWOOD.

Witness, Jane Town LEY.

Friday, Sept. 17, 1813,

Vascbant and Galabis, Printers, logran-Court, London.

SECOND BOOK

of

WONDERS,

More Marvellous than the First.

Entered at Stationers Hall.

LONDON:

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My last Book was a Wonder to Men, and such as strangers could not understand; as all, names were concealed; but, as I told them the next would be a greater wonder, it certainly will to the believers, when they know what has been revealed to me since the 121h of September. For I may say with David

“ The dawn of each returning lay
! Fresh beams of knowledge brings,
And from the dark returns of night

Divine instruction springs."

Since this powerful visitation of the Lord came to me, like that in ninety-two, I have fresh things revealed to me every day. I am awaked every morning between three and four o'clock; I sit up in my bed till the day breaks; and have communications given to me as soon as I awake. When the day breaks I rise and go down into the dining-room by myself; the moment I enter the room, I feel as though I was surrounded with angels; feeling a heavenly joy which I cannot describe, and which has taken from me my natural appetite; for three · weeks past, I could not take any breakfast, had no appetite to my dinner; neither could I drink my tea in the afternoun, and had no appetite for my supper; yet I feel no want of food. -As soon as I had finished my last Book, new things were revealed to me; and I was ordered to have seven respectable friends to meet together at four o'clock on Thursday afternoon, September 23d, to hear read what had been revealed to me, and what I was: directed to do; that they might be witnesses. Howeyer contrary to our judgment,

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