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Name Description Original Text
Apparition 7 (Plural)An unknown number of apparitions who appear before Joseph Buxford in Hell. They are "divers men, who [Joseph Buxford] has formerly seene or knowne in the Malignant Army, whose base course of life have occasioned their suddaine and unexpected deaths, and now are sent to [the Devil] to receive their due recompense for the same." These apparitions howl fiercely, and many are of people Joseph Buxford recognizes from "before the Langport fight." As they wail out of "insupportable paine," they say, "Woe, Woe, unto us that ever we undertooke the defence of such an unjust Cause."The Devill now dischargeth his burthden, and assumeth a more terrible shape then that of the flying Horse, saying to his Guest: Bee not dismayed, thy employment here shall be onely to take a view of divers men, who thou hast formerly seene or knowne in the Malignant Army, whose base course of life have occasioned their suddaine and unexpected deaths, and now are sent to me to receive their due recompence for the same. Where upon there instantly insued a most hideous and fearfull howling, and a great many gastly apparitions presented themselves before him, amongst whome he observed many whome he supposed to have seene before Langport fight, who bitterly bewailed their insupportable paine in these words, Woe, Woe, unto us that ever we undertooke the defence of such an unjust Cause:

Appears in:
Massey, Edward. A True and Perfect Relation of a Boy, Who was Entertained by the Devill. London: 1645, 4