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Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies : Women Writers in English 1350-1850 - Eleanor Davies

Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies

Women Writers in English 1350-1850

Paperback Published: 21st December 1995
ISBN: 9780195087178
Number Of Pages: 400

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Eleanor Davies (1590-1652) was one of the most prolific women writing in early seventeenth-century England. This volume includes thirty-eight of the sixty-some prophetic tracts that she published. Inspired to prophecy by a visionary experience in 1625, the year of Charles I's accession to the throne, she devoted herself to warning her contemporaries that the Day of Judgement was imminent. Her zeal and her intricately constructed tracts confounded contemporaries who called her mad. She experienced repeated imprisonment and also confinement to Bedlam, London's mental hospital. The tracts tell her own story as woman and prophet. They offer an opportunity to study her experiences as wife, mother, and widow; they also exhibit her extraordinary intellect, extensive education, and fascination with words. In showing how England's history was fulfilling the biblical prophecies in the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation, she commented about the political and religious controversies of the turbulent period preceding and during the English Civil War and Revolution.

"[An] important addition to the `canon' in carefully edited, accessible, and affordable text."--Dr. K. Blumreich, Grand Valley State University "This book will be of use to anyone interested in English prophecy and apocalypticism in the reign of King Charles and the War of the Three Kingdoms, and to those interested in early modern women's religion of British aristocratic culture and family life."--Sixteenth Century Journal "[An] important addition to the `canon' in carefully edited, accessible, and affordable text."--Dr. K. Blumreich, Grand Valley State University "This book will be of use to anyone interested in English prophecy and apocalypticism in the reign of King Charles and the War of the Three Kingdoms, and to those interested in early modern women's religion of British aristocratic culture and family life."--Sixteenth Century Journal

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
List of Abbreviations of Titlesp. xxiv
A Warning to the Dragon and all his Angelsp. 1
Woe to the Housep. 57
Given to the Elector Prince Charles of the Rhynep. 59
Bathe Daughter of BabyLondonp. 71
Spirituall Antheme: Elea. Tuichetp. 73
The Lady Eleanor Her Appeal to the High Court of Parliamentp. 75
To the most honorable the High Court of Parliament and Samsons Legaciep. 85
The Star to the Wisep. 101
From the Lady Eleanor, Her Blessingp. 115
A Prayer or Petition for Peacep. 131
As Not Unknowne. This Petition or Prophesiep. 139
Great Brittains Visitationp. 143
For Whitson Tyds Last Feastp. 157
For the Blessed Feast of Easterp. 163
The Day of Judgments Modellp. 173
The Lady Eleanor Her Appeal. Present this to Mr. Macep. 181
Je le tien. The General Restitutionp. 199
The Gatehouse Salutationp. 217
Ezekiel the Prophet Explainedp. 221
The Excommunication out of Paradicep. 225
Reader, the Heavy Hour at Handp. 235
The Writ of Restitutionp. 239
Her Appeal from the Court to the Camp. Dan. 12p. 245
The Blasphemous Charge Against Herp. 249
The Crying Chargep. 255
The New Jerusalem at Handp. 259
Sions Lamentation, Lord Henry Hastingsp. 271
A Sign Given Them Being Entred into the Day of Judgmentp. 277
The Everlasting Gospelp. 285
The Bill of Excommunicationp. 293
The Appearance or Presence of the Son of Manp. 309
Before the Lords Second Comingp. 317
Elijah the Tishbites Supplicationp. 325
The Lady Eleanor Douglas, Dowger, Her Jubile's Pleap. 329
Hells Destructionp. 333
The Benediction. From the A:lmighty O:mnipotent. I Have an Errandp. 341
The Restitution of Prophecyp. 343
Bethlehem Signifying the House of Breadp. 369
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ISBN: 9780195087178
ISBN-10: 0195087178
Series: Women Writers in English 1350-1850
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st December 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.51