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Clerk.---Mr. Know-all, what say you for our Lord the King, against the prisoner at the bar ?

Know.- My Lord, this man hath for a long time made it, to my knowledge, his business to keep the town of Mansoul in a sinful quietness, in the midst of all her lewdness, filthiness, and turmoils, and hath said, and that in my hearing, Come, come, let us fly from all trouble, on what ground soever it comes, and let us be for a quiet and peaceable life, though it wanteth a good foundation,

Cler.-Come Mr. Hate-lies, what have you to say?
Hate.--My Lord, I have heard him

say,
that

peace, though in the way of unrighteousness,, is better than trouble with truth.

Cler.—Where did you hear him say this ?

Hate.--I heard him say it in Folly-yard, at the house of one Mr. Simple, next door to the sign of the Selfdeceiver. Yea, he hath said this to my knowledge twenty times in that place.

Cler.-We may spare farther witness, this evidence is plain and full. Set him by, gaoler, and set Mr. Notruth to the bar.--Mr. No-truth, thou art bere indicted by the name of No-truth (an intruder upon tbe town of Mansoul) for that thou bast always, to the dishonour of Shaddai, . and the endangering of the utter ruin of the famous town of Mansoul, set thyself to deface, and utterly to spoil all the remainders of tbe law and image of Sbaddai, tbat bave been found in Mansoul, after her deep apostacy from ber King, Diabolus, tbat envious tyrant. Wbat sayest tbou, art thou guilty of this indictment, or not?

No-truth.--Not guilty, my Lord.

Then the witnesses were called, and Mr. Know-all did first give in his evidence against him.

Know-all.-My Lord, this man was at the pulling down of the image of Shaddai; yea, this is he that did it with his own hands. I myself stood by and saw

him do it, and he did it at the command of Diabolus. Yea, this Mr. No-truth did more than this, he did also set up the horned image of the beast Diabolus, in the same place. This ais) is he that at the bidding of Diabolus did rend and tear, and cause to be consumed all that he could of the remainders of the law of the King, even whatever he could lay bis hands on in Mansoul.

Clet.--Who saw him do this besides yourself?

Hate.--I did, my Lord, and so did many others beside; for this was not done by stealth, or in a corner, but in the open view of all, yea, he choose himself to do it publickly, for he delighted in the doing of it.

Cler.-Mr. No-truth, how could you have the face to plead not guilty, when you were so manifestly the doer of all this wickedness?

No-truth.--Sir, I thought I must say something; and as my name is, so I speak. I have been advantaged thereby before now, and did not know but by speaking 110 truth, I might have reaped the same benefit now.

Cler.-Set him by, gavler, and set Mr. Pitiless to the bar.-Mr. Pitiless, thou art bere indicted by the name of Pitiless (an intruder

upon

the town of Mansoul) for that thou didst most treacherously and wickedly shut up all bowels of compassion, and would not suffer poor Mansoul to condole ber own misery, when she had apostatised from her rightful King, but didst evade, and at all times turn her mind away from those things that bad in tbem a tenilency to lead ber to repentance. Wbat sayest thou to this indictment? Guilty or not guilty?

Not guilty of pitilessness, all I did was to chear up, ac'cording to my name, for my name is not Pitiless but Chear-up; and I could not abide to see Mansoul incline to melancholy.

Cler. How! do you deny your name, and say it is not Pitiless but Chear-up? Call for the witness-- What say you the witnesses to this plea ?

Know

Know.-My Lord, his name is Piuless; so he liath wrote himself in all papers of concern, wherein he bus had to do. But these Diabolians love to counterfeit their names. Mr. Covetousness covers himself with the name of Good-husbandry, or the like; Mr. Pride can, when need is, call himself Mr. Neat, Mír.Handsome", or the like, and so of all the rest of them.

Cler.-Mr. Tell-true, what say you?

Tell-true.-His name is Pitiless my Lord; I have known him from a child, and he hath done all that wickedness whereof he stands charged in the indictment; but there is a company of them that are not acquainted with the danger of dan»ning, therefore they call all those melancholy that have serious thought how that state should be shunned by them.

Cler.-Set Mr. Haughty to the bar, Gaoler.--Mr. Haughty, thou art bere indicted ly the name of Haughty, an intruder upon the town of Mansoul, for that thou diitst most traiterously and devilisbly teach the town of Mansoul, to cuirry it loftily and stoutly against the summons that were given them by the captains of the King Shaddai. Tbou didst also teach the town of Mansoul to speak contemptuously and villifyingly of their great King Sbaidui ; and didst morcovir encourage, both by words and examples, Mansoul to take up arms both against the King, and bis son Emanuel. Hoci sayest thou, art tbou guilty of tbis indictment, or 110?

Haugh.-Gentlemen, I have always been a man of courage and valour, and have not used, when under the greatest clouds, to sneak or hang down the head like a bulrush; nor did it at all at any time please me to see men veil their bonnets to those that have opposed them, Yea, tho' their adversaries seemed to have ten times the advantage of them. I did not use to consider who was my foe, nor what the cause was in which I was engaged. 'Twas enough to me if I carried it bravely, fought like a man, and came off victor.

Court,

Court. --Mr. Haughty, you are not here indicted for that you have been a valiant man, not for your courage and stoutness in times of distress, but for that you

have made use of this your pretended valour to draw the town of Mansoul into acts of rebellion both against the great King and Emanuel his Son. This is the crime, and the thing wherewith thou art charged in and by the indictment, But he made no answer.

Now when the Court had thus far proceeded against the prisoners at the bar, then they put thein over to the verdict of their jury, to whom they did apply themselves after this manner:

Court.-Gentlemen of the Jury, you have been here, and have seen these men ; you have heard their indictments, their pleas, and what the witnesses have testified against them. Now what remains is, that you do forthwith withdraw yourselves to some place, where without confusion you may consider of what verdict in a way of truth and righteousness you ought to bring in for the King against them, and so bring it in accordingly.

Then the Jury, to wit, Mr. Belief, Mr. True-heart, Mr. Upright, Mr. Hate-bad, Mr. Love-good, Mr. Seetruth, Mr. Heavenly-mind, Mr. Moderate, Mr. Thankful, Mr. Humble, Mr. Good-work, and Mr. Zeal-forGod, withdrew themselves, in order to their work. Now 'when they were shut up by themselves, they fell to discourse among themselves in order to the drawing up of their verdict.

And thus Mr. Belief (for he was the foreman) began: Gentlemen, quoth he, for the men, the prisoners at the bar, for my part I believe they all deserve death. Very right, said Mr. True-heart, I am wholly of your opinion. O what a mercy is it, said Mr, Hate-bad, that such villains as these are apprehended! Aye, aye, said Mr. Love-good, this is one of the joyfullest days that ever I saw in my life. Then said Mr. See-truth, I know that if we judge them to death, our verdict shall stand before Shaddai himself. Nor do I at all question it, said Mr. Heavenly-mind; he said moreover, when all such beasts as these are cast out of Mansoul, what a goodly town will it be then? . Then said Mr. Moderate, It is not my manner to pass my judgment with rashness, but for these, their crimes are so notorious, and the witness so palpable, that that man must be wilfully blind, who says the prisoners ought not to die. Blessed be God, said Mr. Thankful, that the traitors are in safe custody. And I join with you in this, upon my bare knees, said Mr. Humble. I am glad also, said Mr. Good-work. Then said the warm man and true-bearted Mr. Zeal-for-God, Cut them off, they have been the plague and sought the destruction of Mansoul. Thus therefore being all agreed in their verdict, they came instantly into the Court. Clerk.-Gentlemen of the jury, answer all to your

that

Are you all agreed ?-Jury. Yes, my Lord.. Clerk. Who shall speak for you ?--Jury. Our foreman.

Clerk.--You th gentlemen of the jury being impannelled for our Lord the King', to serve bere in a matter of life and death, bave beard tir trials of each of these men the prisoners at the bar : What say you ? aré tbey guilty of that, and those crimes for which they stand bere indicted, or are they not guilty

Foreman.-Guilty, my Lord.
Clerk.--Look to your prisoners, gaoler.

This was done in the morning, and in the afternoon they received sentence of death according to the law.

The gaoler therefore having received such a charge, put them all in the inward prison, to preserve them there till the day of execution, which was to be the next morning. But now to see how it liappened: one of the prisoners, Incredulity by name, in the interim betwixt che sentence and time of execution, broke prison, and

names.

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