ECCE THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORDS and SAVIOURS, THE House of COMMONS at WESMINSTER, And the SUPREAME COUNCELL at WINDSOR.

Newly Translated out of their owne Heathenish Greek Ordinances, with their former proceeding; Diligently compa­red and revised, and appointed to be read in all Conventicles.

Cum Privilegio.

Printed in the Yeare, 1648.

THE NEW TESTAMENT OF Our Lords and Saviours, &c.

CHAPTER I. The Genealogie of the Parliament, from the yeare 1640. to this present 1648. The Conception of their braine by the influence of the Devill, and borne of Hell and Damnation when they were e­spoused to vertue.

1 THe Booke of the Generation of JOHN PIM, the sonne of Judas, the sonne of Belzebub.

2 PIM begat a Parliament, a Parliament begat Strowd, Strowd begat Hazelrig, and Hazelrig begat Hollis.

3 Hollis begat Hotham, Hotham begat Martin, Martin be­gat Corbet.

4 Corbet begat Stapleton, Stapleton begat Lewis, and Lewis begat Clotworthy.

5 Clotworthy begat Glin, Glin begat Long, Long begat Wal­ler, and Waller begat Massey.

6 Massey begat Pointz, Pointz begat Skippon, Skippon be­gat Cromwell, and Cromwell begat Fairfax.

7 Fairfax begat Rainsborow, Rainsborow begat Ireton, and Ireton begat Whaley.

8 Whaley begat Desborow, Desborow begat Hammon, Ham­mon begat Rich, and Rich begat Watson.

9 And Watson begat Baxter and his Brethren, about the time that he was sent for by the Houses to London, to carry a­way the spoyles of the Citie.

[Page 3]10 And after they came to London, Baxter begat Wilson, Wilson begat Manby, and Manby begat Estwick.

11 So that all the Generations, since Pim to Estwick, are three Generations; the first Generation was, when this Parlia­ment began to sit, and pretended a REFORMATION; the se­cond Generation was, when this Parliament had sate five yeares, and made a perfect DEFORMATION; the third Gene­ration now is, when this Parliament must render an account of their Treasons, and their heads suffer an EXALTATION.

12 Now the birth, or beginning of this Parliament, was on this wise: when as their Mother, the Kingdome of England, was allied or espoused to a great desire of reforming abuses; and had therefore nominated their Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses; who (as soone as ever they came together) were found with child of Schisme, Sedition, and Rebellion.

13 Then King Charles, being a just man, and not willing to have himselfe and People ruinated, was minded to dissolve them.

14 But while he thought on these things, behold an Angell of darknesse, in the shape of an Angell of Light, appeared to him, saying; King Charles, these men intend nothing but thine and the Kingdomes good, therefore feare not to give them thy p [...]wer, for what they now undertake is of the Holy Ghost.

15 And they shall bring forth a sonne, and shall call his name Reformation; he shall save the people from their sinnes.

16 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken long agoe in the Prophesie of Ow [...]well [...]ins:

When England doth swimm [...] in floods
Of Plentie, and growes proud of goods,
Then from their sleepe they shall be waked,
To know themselves both blind and naked:
Christs Church must know some miserie,
There shall be a dolefull Tragedie;
Then Goblers shall leave their Last
In Sermons up their G [...]ll to east;
[Page 4]Mag-pies and Parrats then shall prate
Both of the Eagle and the State,
Untill they bring things in conclusion
To much Disorder and Confusion.

17 Then Charles being thus deluded, did as the Angel had bidden him, and gave countenance to his Parliament, and knew not their evill Intentions, till they had brought forth their first-borne, which was Rebellion, and he called his Name Treason.

CHAP. II. The wise Conspirators direct the people to Petition to them; they worship them, and offer their Presents: King Charles flyeth towards Yorke, with his Wife and Children.

1 NOw when this parliament began at Westminster, in the fifteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles, behold there came a companie of foolish men out of Buckinghamshire,

2 Saying, Where is hee that is borne King of England? for wee have heard that hee will not consent to his Ruine, and are come to scold with him.

3 When the Kings friends heard this, they were troubled, and all Britaine with them.

4 But when the King had gathered a chosen companie to­gether, hee went and demanded the five Members that were chiefely opposite against him.

5 But they said unto him, they are not here; for thus it was purposely ordered.

6 Then the King, when hee had summoned his Privie Councell, diligently enquired of them, what was to be done?

7 And he called those that came out of the Countries, and said unto them, Goe home to your houses, and enquire of your owne Consciences, whether these your undertakings are [Page 5] pious; and you find they are so, bring word againe, and I shall willingly assent.

8 When they heard the King, they departed, and loe the same Spirit of Error that first possessed them, went before them, till it came and stood over the House where the Com­mons were assembled together.

9 And when they saw the Spirit, they rejoyced with an ex­ceeding great Joy.

10 And when they were come into the House of Commons, they saw Pim, Hazelrig, Hollis, and Strowd sitting together, and they fell downe and worshipped them; and when they had gi­ven them many thanks for their meeting; they presented unto them that which they preferred above all things, to wit, Gold.

11 And being warned by their feares, not to goe back and tell the King, they departed into their owne Countrey another way.

12 And when they were departed, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to King Charles, and said, Arise and take thy Princely Children and their Mother, and flye into the North, for the Londoners joyning with thy Parliament, will seeke to destroy thee and them.

13 Then the King arose, and tooke his Wife, and departed, accompanied with some faithfull friends.

14 Then the Houses being vexed they could not work their ends upon him, were exceeding wroth, and sent forth and stir­red up the minds of the people of England to Rebellion, and slew and imprisoned all those that would not be confederate with them.

15 But while these things were acting, behold an Angel of the Lord appeared to the King, and said unto him, Arise and get the friends thou hast together, and arme thy loyall subjects for thy preservation.

16 Then he arose and strengthned himselfe, proclaimed his Rebellious Parliament Traytors, and came to the Citie of Yorke.

CHAP. III. The Sectarian Clergie incense the people against the King, the Pharisaicall Common-Councell wish the rude multitude to come to be baptized of them.

1 IN those dayes came Saltmarsh the Antinomian, and Dell the Independent, and Preached to the Citizens of London,

2 Saying, Now is the time that ye ought to stand up for the truth, and to helpe the Parliament forward with your Plate and money.

3 For these were they of whom Saint Peter Prophesied; That have eyes full of Adultery, and that cannot cease from sinne, beguiling unstable soules, and hearts they have exercised with co­vetous practises; cursed children, which have forsaken the right way, and gone astray following the way of Balaam, the sonne of Bozor, who loved the wages of unrighteousnesse. 2 Pet. 2. 14, 15.

4 And the same Saltmarsh and Dell had large Stipends al­lowed them, and were cloathed with Iniquitie as with Rai­ment.

5 Then went out to them all the Inhabitants of London, and all the Region round about.

6 And were by them seasoned with Seditious Principies, covering their sinnes.

7 And when they saw them, they said, O ye people of Lon­don, and the parts adjacent, now arme your selves for the Bat­tell, and goe out and fight against your King and his Adhe­rers, bring also in your Plate and Jewells into Guild-hall.

8 And thinke not to say within your selves, It is better for us to be quiet, and sit still, rather then to runne the hazard of loosing our lives and estates; for we say unto you, That you shall be prosperous in your undertakings, and shall soone ac­complish the Work.

9 And now also the Axe of the Parliament is laid to eve­ry [Page 7] mans throat, and he that will not be Rebellious shall not live.

10 We indeed gaine onely some few hundred pounds, and chastise you with words, but your Parliament intend to pur­chase Lordships, and to whip you with gleames of fire.

11 Their fan is in their hand, and they will throughly purge your purses, for their Ambition burnes like unquenchable fire.

CHAP. IV. The King tempted with unheard of Propositions, hee resisteth the temptation, and the People flock unto him, moved by the sound Doctrine of his Declarations.

1 THen was King Charles permitted by God to be tempted by his Parliament, with unreasonable Propositions ma­ny dayes.

2 And when Pembroke the Tempter came unto him, he said; If thou wilt still be King of Great Britaine, thou must set thy hand to these Propositions.

3 But he answered, and said; It is written in the Proverbs, Thou shalt feare God, and honour the King; the wrath of a King is like the roaring of a Lyon, and he that provoketh him, sinneth a­gainst his owne soule.

4 Then Pembroke the Tempter said unto him; Behold, thou shalt be a more great and glorious King then any of thy Pro­genitors; we will augment thy Revenues, and inlarge thy Ter­ritories, if thou wilt but fall downe and worship us thy Parlia­ment.

5 But he said unto him againe, It is written in the Romans; Let every soule be subject to the higher powers, but to the King as Supreame: Now therefore get thee gone thou Rebell; For, in the Proverbs, Where the word of a King is, there is power, and who may say unto him, what dost thou?

6 Then the Tempter left him, and his owne faithfull Lords came and ministred unto him.

[Page 8]7 Now when the King heard that his Parliament had entred into Covenant against him, and had constrained his Liege-People to Sweare their owne and his ruine, he caused his Standard to be erected at Nottingham.

8 And leaving the Citie of Yorke, he came and kept his Court in Oxford, one of the Eyes of England.

9 From that time there was deadly Warre between the King and his Parliament, with an equall concernment on both sides.

10 And his Fame went throughout all the Quarters of England, the people bringing unto him all such as were diseased with the Evill, and he healed them.

11 And there followed him great multitudes of his People Kent, from Staffordshire, and from beyond Tine.

A Psalme, to be sung as the 15. of Davids.
GOod Lord confound King Oliver,
and all his holy Crew,
With Rainsborow that Leveller,
and Pride that precious Jew.
Let Say once more, we doe thee pray,
into a Saw-pit fall,
Let Martin purge his Pocks away
within some Hospitall.
Let Hammon have his brains knockt out
with his owne bunch of Keyes,
Let Watson and his zealous rout
visit the Hebrides.
Let the two Houses fight and scratch,
like wives at Billingsgate,
And let them ne're a Peace up patch,
untill it be too late.
That so upon each House of clay
King Charles may mount his Throne,
Heare us (O Father) wee thee pray,
our hope's in thee alone.
FINIS.

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