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Foreman. He has not been kept back from presumptuous sins, therefore he is not innocent, nor. upright, but guilty of the great transgression, Psalm xix. 13.
The judge lifted up his eyes to heaven, and, uttering a short prayer, concluded with these words: Let my sentence come forth from thy presence, Psalm xvi. 2.
Judge. Mr. Universal Charity, a mongrel spirit, partly human, partly brutal, and partly infernal; thou hast for many years past covered thyself with the flesh and skin of many thousand freewillers, and mingled thyself with their souls, so as to deceive many of them, and teach them to deceive others; thou hast operated maliciously on them, and taught them to fight against the Most High; to withstand his firm decrees; to oppose his loyal subjects in behalf of rebels, traitors, and apostates; yea, thou hast imprisoned falsely the Lord's freemen, and staggered their confidence, though not their foundation; thou hast injured the Lord's shepherds, and taught the sheep bad habits; thou hast turned the blind out of their way, and hast tried to undermine the building of mercy; thou hast here been tried fairly by the best of laws, and by a jury of the best of men, and hast been found guilty.
Universal Charity. Mercy, my Lord Judge.
Judge. Mercy is sovereign, and thou art cast for despising of it; besides, the prayer of the wicked is an abomination, Prov. xxviii. 9.
Universal Charity. Transportation, my Lord Judge.
Judge. No, no; you would do as much mischief abroad as you have done here. Therefore I, the judge for the King of all kings, commit Universal Charity, a false spirit, embodied in sinful flesh and blood, who has been assisted to deceive souls, in conjunction with brutal and corrupt affections; first, to the prison from whence he came, and to be guarded and kept in hold by every good soldier of Jesus Christ in the whole world; and that his rough garment be taken off from him, by way of degradation; and he not suffered to deceive the poor souls of men any more. And, when the last glorious day comes, which shall cover the earth with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea, that then the prisoner be brought forth out of the prison, and be set in the full blaze of the glorious Sun of Righteousness, that every saint may see him, when he shall be discovered by the brightness of the Lord's rising, and shall be consumed by the breath of his lips; and then let the saints utter a parable over the rebellious, and say unto them that stand by, Thus saith the Lord God, Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it; gather the pieces thereof into it; the thighs and shoulders, and fill it with the bones: Make it boil well, and
let them seethe the bones therein. Then
Wo to the bloody city Babylon, which he has built; and wo to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it; bring it out piece by piece, and let no lot fall upon it, Ezek. xxiv. 3—6. Let the prophets of God shout, saying, We have had death in the pot, 2 Kings iv. 40. Then put his bones together, and hang the skeleton on the tree of knowledge of good and evil, where four ways meet, as a caution to all who turn to the right or to the left from truth, and as a warning to those on the broad way: and write the following inscription on his gibbet, This is the Founder of two Mystical Babylons. And there let him hang till mortality be swallowed up of life; then let the skeleton and the gibbet be swallowed up with it, and never be found any more. And then, oh then may immortality and eternal life be all in all!