A Straunge and Terrible Wunder: Wrought Very Late in the Parish Church of Bongay

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Reprinted for T. and H. Rodd, 1820 - Thunderstorms - 16 pages
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Page 11 - This black dog, or the divel in such a likenesse (God hee knoweth al who worketh all,) runing all along down the bcdy of the church with great swiftnesse, and incredible haste, among the people, in a visible fourm and shape, passed between two persons, as they were kneeling uppon their knees, and occupied in prayer as it seemed, wrung the necks of them bothe at one instant clene backward, in somuch that even at a momet where they kneeled, they stragely dyed.
Page 9 - Bongay, not past tenne miles distant from the citid of Norwiche, there fell from heaven an exceeding great and terrible tempest, sodein and violent, between nine of the clock in the morning and tenn'e of the day aforesaid. " This tempest took beginning with a rain, which fel with a wonderful force and with no lesse violence then abundance, which...
Page 12 - ... all he was presently drawen togither and shrunk up, as it were a peece of lether scorched in a hot fire ; or as the mouth of a purse or bag, drawen togither with a string. The man, albeit...
Page 10 - ... horrour of that which fortuned, were exceedingly disquieted, and senselesse things void of all life and feeling, shook and trembled. There were assembled at the same season, to hear divine service and common prayer, according to order, in the parish church of the said towne of Bongay, the people...
Page 10 - There were assembled at the same season, to hear divine service and common prayer, according to order, in the parish church of the said towne of Bongay, the people thereabouts inhabiting, who were witnesses of the...
Page iii - This damage by lightning to the church of Bungay, in Suffolk, is most curiously narrated in an old tract, entitled " A straunge and terrible Wunder wrought very late in the parish Church of Bongay, a Town of no great distance from the citie of Norwich, namely the fourth of this August in...
Page iii - August in ye yeere of our Lord, 1577, in a great tempest of violent raine, lightning, and thunder, the like whereof hath been seldome seene. With the appeerance of an horrible shaped thing, sensibly perceiued of the people then and there assembled. Drawen into a plain method, according to the written copye, by Abraham Fleming.
Page v - ... all the people on that side aboue twentie persons, then renting the wall up to the veustre, cleft the doore, and returning to the steeple, rent the timber, brake the chimes, and fled towards Bongie, a towne six miles off.
Page 13 - I should haue tolde you hi the beginning of this report, if I had regarded the observing of order,) at the time that this tempest lasted, and while these stormes endured, ye whole church was so darkened, yea with such a palpable darknesse, that one persone could not perceive...
Page 14 - THING entred, in the same shape and similitnde, where, placing himself upon a main balke or beam, whereon some ye Rood did stand, sodainly he gave a swinge downe through ye church, and there also, as before, slew two men and a lad and burned the hand of another person that was there among the rest of the companie, of whom divers were blasted.

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