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Mother Shipton's Prophecy

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That our people tuay have another waming of' tbe last day, we produce the following prophecy, which has been kept before the people for pome four centuries : Carrlagee without horsen shull EO, Anl accident 1111 ihJt carth wlth ñl; Around Mie world thoughta sliall fly 1 11 the t winkliiiK "I hm eye, Water shall yet more wonders do, Now Htrunge, out yet they stiull lic true ; The world upslde down Hhull ! And gold be iuiind ut the root of u Ircc ; Through hills luán shull rule And liorsc nor nss be at hls slde ; Under water men shull walk, hall rlde, hall leep, shall talk ; In the air shall men be Keen In white, in black, in green ; Iron in the water shall Iioat As easy a a wooden hoat ; Hik! shall befoundand shown In land that's not now known ; Fir anil water shall wonders do Knglund shall at last aümlt a Jew The world to an end shull come In elghteeu huudred and elglity-one. This Mother Shipton s one that would have taken high rank as a medium in uur day ; in hers, tbe fif'teenth century, she u said to have been begotten, like the wizard Merlin, of the phantasni ofAppoloor soiue aerial demon under that guise, and a beau tiful orphan Yorkshire girl, named Agatlia. She had the weird, lonely girlhood that the ehild of shauie is apt to have, aroided or pereculed by those who should have been her mates ; she was christeoed Úrsula by the abbot of Beverly, she grew up so eecentric and unnaturally shrewd that by and by this tradition, in those superstitious days, grew about her birth. She pr.iphesied as she grew older, and even " persons of quality " consulted her. iáhe told the great Wolsey that he would nevor come to York, and, indeed, when within eight miles of it, he was arrested by Northumberland at King Henry's order, and brought to Ijeister, where he died. Also she is said to have foretold the great fire of London, the execution of Charles I, and many notable events besides, of the reformation and the reigns of Elizabeth and James. At the age of seventythree she foretold her death, and at the hour predicted she died. [Ier name is a popular tradition in Yorkshire even to-day, and the tradil i ui is founded in part upon facts. Her fainous prophecy was said to have been publishcd in her life time, and again 200 years ago, it was certainly published forty years ago_, for wc have seen it in a book of that time, where it was said to have been copied from an older book. Though most of the items are vague enough, some show a marked ooincidence with remarkïble cvents, such as the inven. ion of steam, ruilway locomotivos and tunnels, the telegraph, ironclads, and the admi&sion of Jews into the parliament (in 1858).


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