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their slings at the enemies, for that gate stood sonewhat ascending, so that the placing of them here, and the letiing of them fly from that place, did much execution against the tyrant's arm;; wherefore for these causes with others, Diabolus sought, it possible, to stop up Mouth-gate with dirt.

Now, as Diabolus was busy and industrious in preparing to make his assaalt upon the town of Mansoul without, so the capiains and soldiers in the corporation were as busy in preparing within ; they mounted their slings, they set up their banners, ihey sounded their trumpeis, and put then:elves in such order as was judged mest for the annoyance of the enemy, and for the advantage of Mansoul, and gave their soldiers orders to be ready at the sound of trumpet for war.

The Lord Will-be-will also, he took the charge of watching against the rebels within, and to do what he could to take them while without, or to stifle them within their caves, dens, and holes in the town-wall of Mansoul. And, to speak the truth of him, ever since he did penance for his fault, he has shewed as much bonesty and bravery of spirit, as any in Mansoul; for he took one Jolly and his brother Griggish, the two sons of his servant Harmless-mirth, for to that day, tho' the father was commited to ward, the sons had a dwelling in the house of my Lord; I say, he took them, and with his own hand put them to the cross. And this was the reason why be hanged them up after their father was put into the bands of Mr. Trueman the jaoler; they, his sons, began to play their pranks, and to be tickling and 1oying wiih the daughters of their lord; nay, it was jealoused that they were too familiar with them, the wbich was brought to his Lordship's ear. Now his Lordship being unwilling upadvisedly to put any man to death, did not suddenly fall upon them, but set watch and spies to see if the thing was true, of which he was

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soon informed, for his two servants, whose names were Find-out and Tell-all, catched them together in an uncivil manner more than once or twice, and went and told their Lord. So when my Lord Will-be-will had sufficient ground to believe the thing was true, he takes the two young Diabolians, for such they were, (for their father was a Diabolian born) and has them to Eye-gate, where he raised a very high cross just in the face of Diabolus; and of his army, and there be hanged the young villains, in defiance to Captain Past-hope, and the horrible standard of the tyrant.

Now this christian act of the brave Lord Will-bewill did greatly abash Captain Past-hope, discouraged the army of Diabolus, put fear into the Diabolian runagades in Mansoul, and put strength and courage into the Captains that belonged to Envanuel the Prince; for they without did gather, and that by this very act of my Lord, that Mansoal was resolved to fight, and that the Diabolians within the town could not do such things as Diabolus . had hopes they would. Nor was this the only proof of the brave Lord Will-be-will's honesty to the town, nor of his loyalty to his Prince, as will after

Now when the children of Prudent-thrifty, who dwelt with Mr. Mind, (for Thrift lett children with Mr. Mind, when he was also coinmitted' to prison), and their names were Gripe and Rake-all, (these begat of Mr. Mind's bastard daughter, whose name was Mrs. Holdfast-to-bad,) I say, when his children perceived how the Lord Will-be-will had served them that dwelt with him, what do they but, lest they should drink of the same cup, endeavour to make their escape; buit Mr. Mind being wary of it, took then and put them in hold in his house till morning (for this was done over night) and remeinbering that by the law of Mansoul all Diabolians were te die, and to be sure they were at least bv

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Lord hanged his two before, and there he hanged them.

The townsmen also took great encouragement at this act of Mr. Mind, and did what they could to have taken sonie niore of these Diabolian troublers of Mansoul ; but at that time the rest lay so close, that they could not be apprehended; so they set against them a diligent watch, and went every man to his place. I told you a little before, that Diabolus and liis

army were somewhat abashed and discouraged at the sight of what my Lord Will-be-will did, when he hanged up these two young Diabolians ; but his discouragement quickly turned itself into furious madness and rage against the town of Mansoul, and fight it he would. Also the townsmen and captains within, they had their hopes and their expectations heightened, believing at last the day would be theirs, so they feared them the less. Their subordinate preacher too, made a sermon about it, and he took that theme for his text, Gad, a troop. shall overcome bim, but be sball overcome at the last. Whence he shewed, that though Mansoul should be sorely put to it at the first, yet the victory should niost certainly be Mansoul's at the last; Gen. Ixix. 19.

So Diabolus commanded that his drummer should beat a charge against the town, and the captains also that were io the towu sounded a charge against them, but they had no drum, they were trumpets of silver with which they sounded against them. Then they which were of the camp of Diabolus came down to the town to take it, and the captains in the castle, with the slingers at Mouth-gate played upon them amain. And now there was nothing heard in the camp of Diabolus but horrible rage and blasphemy; but in the town good words, prayer, and singing of psalms: The enemy

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Teplied with horrible objections, and the terribleness of their drum ; but the town made answer with the flapping of their slings, and the melodious noise of their trumpets. And thus the fight lasted for several days together, only now and then they had some small interanission, in which the townsmen refreshed themselves, and the captains made ready for another assault.

The captains of Emanuel were clad in silver armour, and the soldiers in that which was of proof. The soldiers of Diabolus were clad in iron, which was made to, give place to Emanuel's engine shot. In the town some were hurt, and some were greatly wounded. Now the worst on't was, a chirurgeon was scarce in Mansoul, for that Emanuel at present was absent, Rev. xxii. 2. Psa. xxxviii. 5. How beit, with the leaves of a tree the wounded were kept from dying; yet their wounds did greatly putrify, and some did grievously stink. Of the townsmen these were wounded, to wit,

My Lord Reason, he was wounded in the head.

Another that was wounded, was the brave Lord Mayor, he was wounded in the eye.

Another that was wounded, was Mr. Mind, he received his wound about the stomach,

The honest subordinate preacher also, he received a shut not far off the heart, but none of these were mortal.

Many also of the inferior sort were not only wounded, but slain outright.

Now in the camp of Diabolus were wounded and slain a considerable number. For instance,

Captain Rage he was wounded, and so was Captain Cruel.

Captain Damnation was made to retreat, and to intrench himself further off of Mansoul; the standard also of Diabolus was beaten down, and his standardbearer Captain Much-hurt, had his brains beat out with

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father's side such, and some say by mother's side troi what does he but takes them, and puts them in chains, and carries thein to the self-same place where my

Lord hanged his two before, and there he hanged them.

The townsmen also took great encouragement at this act of Mr. Mind, and did what they could to have taken some more of these Diabolian troublers of Mansoul; but at that time the rest lay so close, that they could not be apprehended; so they set against them a diligent watch, and went every man to his place.

I told you a little before, that Diabolus and his army were somewhat abashed and discouraged at the sight of what my Lord Will-be-will did, when he hanged up these two young Diabolians ; but his discouragement quickly turned itself into furious madness and rage against the town of Mansoul, and fight it he would. Also the townsmen and captains within, they had their hopes and their expectations heightened, believing at last the day would be theirs, so they feared them the less. Their subordinate preacher too, made a sermon about it, and he took that theme for his text, Gad, a troop

shall overcome him, but be sball overcome at the last. Whence he shewed, that though Mansoul should be sorely put to it at the first, yet the victory should most certainly be Mansouls at the last; Gen. Ixix. 19.

So Diabolus commanded that his drummer should beat a charge against the town, and the captains also that were in the towu sounded a charge against them, but they had no drum, they were trumpets of silver with which they sounded against them. Then they which were of the camp of Diabolus came down to the town to take it, and the captains in the castle, with the slingers at Mouth-gate played upon them amain. And now there was nothing heard in the camp of Diabolus but horrible rage and blasphemy; but in the town good words, prayer, and singing of psalms: The enemy

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