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Author: Pugh, Thomas.
Title: Brittish and out-landish prophesies most of above a 1000 years antiquity, the rest very antient; fore-telling the several revolutions which hath and shall befall the scepter of England; the coming in of the Normans, continuance and extirpation; the late warrs; the late Kings death; his Highness's conquest and arrival to the scepter, sovereigntie and government of Great Brittain; the fall of the Turk, Pope, Emperour of Germany, and most of the great princes of the world by their particular names; and that his Highness that now is shall conquer most of them: also, his Highness's lineal descent from the antient princes of Brittain, clearly manifesting that hee is the conquerour they so long prophesied of. Also, a short account of the late kings original; published in Welsh and English for the satisfaction of the intelligent in either tongue. By Thomas Pugh, Gentleman.
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Print source: Brittish and out-landish prophesies most of above a 1000 years antiquity, the rest very antient; fore-telling the several revolutions which hath and shall befall the scepter of England; the coming in of the Normans, continuance and extirpation; the late warrs; the late Kings death; his Highness's conquest and arrival to the scepter, sovereigntie and government of Great Brittain; the fall of the Turk, Pope, Emperour of Germany, and most of the great princes of the world by their particular names; and that his Highness that now is shall conquer most of them: also, his Highness's lineal descent from the antient princes of Brittain, clearly manifesting that hee is the conquerour they so long prophesied of. Also, a short account of the late kings original; published in Welsh and English for the satisfaction of the intelligent in either tongue. By Thomas Pugh, Gentleman.
Pugh, Thomas.

London: printed, and are to be sold by Lodowick Lloyd at his shop next to the Castle in Corn-hill, 1658.
Annotation on Thomason copy: "Jan: 1st", "a Welsh"; 8 in imprint date crossed out and "7" written in.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Great Britain -- History -- Prophecies -- Early works to 1800.

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modern bookplate
To the Right Honourable John Glynn, Lord Chief Justice of England.
To the READER.
The substance of some of the Prophesies, by way of Question and Answer, beginning at Henry the Eighth.
A Bright Northern STAR: Discovering the Fate of GREAT BRITAIN.
Now to Taliesins first Language, which he delivered in an Ex∣hortative way to the said Elphin ap Gweddno.
Now followeth his Confession, or an exact Accompt of what he was, and of his sojourning since the Creation, to that very time of his appearng.
Now followeth his Creed.
Y drydvdd owd wl Awnaeth Taliesin i osod allau y dialedd a ddigwydd i bachadiried am Amrw bechode rgweithtedvedd dew.
His Woes against manifold sin and sinners.
R. Gwdwl fraith hyna yn kan llin e hon fvdd yn go∣svd Allau gwneithvriad Addu ag evah a llawer o bethav eraul fel i mae i ddaugvs gerllaw, ag yndi weed ar bruffwi dolieth ir saefon ar Britanienid.
Kynghorav Taliesin i Elphin p Gwiddno, gwedy ir Birdh diwatha eghirhave e Jaweth.
Now followeth a Song of Taliesin, in the very languge that he delivered it, as may very well be ganted, in respect of the harshness of it, the Translating whereof, ver∣batim, I will not assume to give you.
YR. Owdwl gynta o waith Taliesin.
The second Part to the same Tune.
The Third Part.
The way to interpret is not free.
The fift part.
The sixth Part.
The seventh Part.
Another Welch Prophesie of the same, ovt of a very ancient Manuscript, poiting out the Norman Conquest, and of their continuance till the coming in of King James, whose coming is layd out by an exact number of years, likewise of the miseres that shall ollow.
The Traansltion
The second shall be Areverend Debyn, and Prophet, sometimes Bishop of St Davies in South-Wales, and the first Patron thereof.
The Third shall be Robin ddv, sometimes of Anglesey, a Bardh, Prophet and excellent Poet.
The fourth shall be Adafras, a Barah, Prophet, and a Poet. fol.
The fift shall be Merthin Ambrose, a great Prophet
The sixth shall be Mernhin Silvestris, which is clear and full, a famous Prophet.
The seventh shall be Kilfardh, or Heinyn fardh, called by both names, who lived in the days of Taliesin, in North-Wales, an admirable Prophet.
Our ninth shal be David Gorlleth, an excellent Poet, and Master of Arts, that lived 190 years ago, and his Songs are grounded on Taliesin and Merthins Prophesies.
Our tenth shal be Doiud Nanmor, Bardh and Poet.
Our eleventh, whose name I have not met with, but his verdict is ful and clear, and out of dispute.
Our twelvth concludes with a Prophesie foretelling that the Brittish Conqueror hitherto agreed upon, shal be a Britain by the Paternal discent, and an Eng∣lish man born, with a Narration of his Con∣quest, both in greaBrittain, & elsewhere
Now followeth other very eminent Prophesies in the be∣half of the Plaintif herein set out under these names, The Mould-warppe, the Flower de Luce, the Red Lyon, the Wolf, the White King, the Red Rose, fol. And these are the ancientest of all the rest, and there∣fore more worthy of credit.
The first shal be Gwyon Bath, a great Prophet, and the antientest of all the rest, fol.
The second shall be Merlin Silvestris, who flourished in the time of King Arthur, and upon demand of the King who should be the last King that should Reign in Brittain: Merlin laid out the six last King, with their paricular desti∣nes; and the last of these six is set out and cal∣led by the name of the Mould-warpp, of him at present in short, till you meet with him at large. Fol.
The third shall be Merlin Ambrose of Cer Merthin, who flou∣rished in the dayes of King Vortigern. This Prophecy runs on two white Kings that should in the the latter times raign in this Island of Brittain.
Our fourth shall be Johannis de Rperissa.
Our fifth shall be Fryar Bacon a notable and substantial Prophet, who prophecyed of the destiny of the Mould-warp.
Our sixt shal be Rees Gochoryri, a Prophet and an excellent Poet.
Our seventh wil be Jollo Goch a Prophet and Poet.
Our eight shal be David Gorleth a Master of Arts, and an excellent Poet.
Our ninth shal be John de Beidlington, a notable Prophet, that sets out the destinie of the red Lyon, whose name is said to begin with the Letter C.
Our tenth shal be a Prophet of a clear verdict.
The eleventh shal be Taliesin.
These that follow under the name of Koronog Fabau belong to the conquering Prince spoken of throughout this book, this word Coronog Fabau may be taken in a double sense, and of a double application by the ignorant in the scope of Prophecies, as it was applyed to King Charles, being the Son of Anne, but clean contrary to the scope of this Prophe∣cy, as it shal be made apparent, the second application, that it alludes to a person that may challenge a lawful inte∣rest to a Crown by ancient discent, or right of succession, as herein is manifest.
Here followeth the Principal of, or these names given by the Ancient Prophets to know the Coronog Fabau or the prophecyed Brittish Conqueror, which will win the holy Cross through Christ∣endom.
Pymthag enwarweini awg ar hwn ad weinir r hawg Mae ith gwmpas ail Josswy fil e henwe Amroy, Rob. Ddv.
Manifest signs and tokens to know and discern the prophecyed Conqueror when he comes.
A notable Prophecy written in English 200 years ago in ancient Court-hand, setting out the Kingly Govern∣ment successively from Henry the eight to his Highness the Lord Protector that now is: And also what shall follow in the future, father'd on John de Brittlington.
A welch Prophecy delivered by Merlin Ambrose of Caermen∣thin, written in old manu-script many years ago, of two white Kings that shall arise in Brittany in these latter times, shewing that the first of the said Kings shall fall in a snare, that the second will be driven to fly away, and after∣wards bring an Eagle with him to attempt the conquering of Brittany, but this white King shall fall in a storm, and the Eagle his Comrade shall be driven to flye away by the Eagle of Bittany.
Now take the whole of this Prophecy according to its Translation.
A Prophecy of Merlin Ambros directly pointing out these times, part whereof you have delivered by the fourth Juror in the last Enquest.
Four battles shal be fought
The Lion shall roar at Lemster-hill, and shall weep for these Skirmishes.
Streams shall runne of blood, and the Rose Female and her Flowers for ever shall fail.
Now followeth an account of Merlin Silvestris (or of the wood) commonly called Merlin Wilt and also Merlin Callidonius, and so called from the forrest of Callidon in Scotland where (as some have suggested) he lived most part of his life.
The first Revelation of Gwendhvdd.
The Interpretation whereof delivered by her brother Merlin.
The second Revelation of Gwendolina delivered to be inter∣preted to her brother Merlin.
The Interpretation of the same delivered by Merlin.
The third Revelation of Gwendolina delivered to be inter∣preted to her Brother Merlin.
The Interpretation of Merlin of the third Revelation.
The fourth Revelation of Gwendolina.
The Interpretation of the fourth Revelation.
Now followeth the fift and last Revelation of Gwendolina.
The Interpretation of the fit and last Revelation, delivered by Merlin.
A vindication of both Merlines, especially Merlin Am∣brose, commonly called Merlin of Wales, against the Calumnies and Assertion of ignorant Wri∣ters, that wrote against their Prophesies, meerly by hear-saying, rather then by try∣al of their works.
A Prophecy of Merlin Silvest is▪ alias Merlin Wylt, cited by Gildas the Son of Kawe of great Brittain, and the first Writer of the Brittains.
A Prophecy of Merlin Wilt, alias Silvestris, discovering unto his Sister Gwendolina the prophecyed Conqueror or Coronog Fabau, with manif st signs and tokens, as forerunners of the same, first in Welch, as it was delivered, then the Transla∣tion.
Quest. Gwendolina demanded when shall the glory come to the Race of the Brittains.
Qu. Said Gwendolina, when will that be?
Qu. Gwendolina dmanded, when shall that come to pass.
A noteable Prophecy of Merlin Ambros, wherein is set out more signs and tokens before the appearance of the Brittish Conquerour, with pretty, knotty, small number of 7 in the cluse.
A Prophecy of Merlin Ambros, laying out ma∣nifest signs and tokens before the approach∣ing of wars to Great Brittain.
Qu. Paciw fud a fudd.
A Prophcy of Addafras to the Raven, wherein is fore∣told the coming and Conquest of his Highness the Lord Protector, with the fall of Bishops and their Ministers.
A short Prophecy of Merlin Ambros, fore-shewing three Course of wars here in Great Brittain, that the Romish Religion shall have the over-ru∣ling power here, and that the same shall be the impulsive cause of great warres, concluding with an odd, remarkable and fatal number.
A Prophecy of Taliesin predicting of Owen with the red hand the prophecyed Conquerour, and his noteable Feats and Conquests, with a fatal number in the Conclusion.
A Prophecy of Merlin Ambros fore-telling the raigning sinnes of this Island by means of the Bishops of Great Brittain: And that the Kingly Government shall fall upon the earth, lastly that the Bull shall bear the Imperial rule at Sea, who will be both just and invincible.
A Prophecy of Taliesin, pretending a discourse with the Co∣ronog Faban, the Brittish Conqueror, wherein he fore∣tells what kind of world will follow.
Another short (but mistical) Prophecy of Taliesin, con∣cluding upon the late Conquest.
A Prophecy of Merlin Silvestris, setting forth by way of discourse with his sister Gwendilina, many noteable signs and manifest tokens already past, as also the Brittish Conqueror.
Qu. Gwenddidd yn gofin, Beth a dderfedd minav drvau Ge∣nedl gilledigawl.
Qu. Pa brid fidd hyny.
Qu. Pa brid fidd hyny.
Qu. Pa brid sydd hyny.
Qu. Pa brid fidd hyny.
Qu. Pa bidd fvdd hynny.
Qu. When wil that be?
Qu. When will that come to pass?
Qu. When will that be?
Qu. When will that be?
Qu. When wil that come to pass?
Another Prophecy of the same Merlin Silvestris, setting out a dissenting Parliament, which will be the grounds of warres, with manifest Predictions and Progress of such warre.
A prophesie to take notice of.
A song of Taliesiu, against ignorant Beirdhes and Musicians.
A prophesie of both the Merlines of the coming of Owen the Conquerour after the year 1640.
A prophesie of Taliesin of great warrs, wherein the French and English will confederate together, and then Castles shall be destroyed; but a Britain shall overcome them, and then a good world will follow.
A prophesie of one of the ten Sybils, setting out the destruction of many Countries and Isles by the Turk, the Calamitie of the Church and State through all Europe, the fall of Empe∣rours, Kings, Princes, Pope, Bishops and Clr∣gie, with several punishments, and signes of the same, of a British Conquerour and Reformer of the world.
Agreeable to the last prophesie of Sibylla, is the judg∣ment of th famous Doctor in Astrologie, Master John Cipian, as also of Tarquatus Vandrivus stu∣dent in the Art Magick.
This Judgment is mystically laid down for a Glass to them that understand, and a reproof for the ob∣stinate.
Out of the same Bok.
Rhan o Broffwydolieth Jevau o drwch y darau, fore-telling of the fall of Ministers, and of great warres.
A Prophecy of Taliesin, shewing that the pro∣phecyed Conqueror should be of the race of the Brittains, and of the late war exactly.
A Prophecy of Taliesin, wherein is shewed the progress of the late wars, Mountgomery fight, the demolishing of Mountgomery Castle, the late Kings treaties, A victory of the Brittish Conqueror over the said King and his Son.
Take notice that the two crowned Whelps are said to be of the race of Griffith; to satisfie the Reader here∣in, I must borrow a piece of history from Doctor Powels Chronicle, fol. 97.
A Prophesie of a Prophet called the Bergam of Maelor in Denbigh-shire, wherein notable things are fore∣told, with the Conquerours descent from the prin∣cipality of Powis, and North-Wales.
A prophesie of the same Bergam for shewing great warrs in behalf of a crown, and that the race of Kynvn wil get the conquest according to the wil of God.
A prophesie of the same, presenting newes to North and South-Wales, of the Brittish Conquerour, and very notable passages.
A prophesie of Taliesin predicting warrs in the time of the Lyon of the race of Llewelin, and of the ap∣pearance of the Eagle of North Wales in such time.
A prophesie of Taliesin of great warts in Brittain, and of the conquest of a Brittain, and the white har∣vest after such warrs, as also of an Englishmn last period.
A prophesie of Taliesin, fore-telling, that after the raising of the graves and carkasses in the Church-yard of Corboe Chuch, a lamentable time wil follow, with signes and tokens of such troubles.
A prophesie of Taliesin, fore-telling the strange re∣moval of marvellous great stones in North-Wales, from the bottom to the top of Aheigh, steepy and inaccessible hills, which came to pass some seventy years ago, and of changes, dissanting Parliament, and heavy warrs that should follow.
Now to the Stones; which is very remarkable.
The removal of such Stones (I hope) will be granted miracu∣lous, and if so, surely it pretended some strange event, for God shewed none in vainet
A prophesie of Taliesin, fore-elling the coming of a mighty strong Conquerour to rule and heale the Brittains, and of great warrs in such time, with promise of peace.
The Bergam.
A prophesie of the Bergam, setting out the beginning of great warrs, the dvision of Armies, the death and confining of the late King, and of dliverance by the Bittish Conquerour.
A prophesie of Adda fras, a Prophet and a Poet, as you are told already, wherein is fore-told the late Warrs, with a conquering of forrain enemies.
A prophesie of Adda fras, fore-telling of warres, of short trouble to the Brittish Conquerour of the race of Owen ap Cadwgau, of the starting up of Sects and Sectaries to trouble the Church, but at last Sectaries and Plotters shall vanish.
A prophesie of Merlin Silvestris, setting forth the late Warr; the Lyon and Dragon from Wales, with future peace.
A prophesie of Merlin Ambrose, predicting the co∣mng of an Egle of the Bitish race in a certain ag, and this Eagle he calls the prophesied Corque∣rour, or fiery Dagon of invincible strength, in whose time will be great slaughter.
A prophesie of Merlin Ambrose, by way of questions, wherein is set out a Conquerour, of the late warrs punctually and exactly fore-told, and of a peaceable time that shall follow.
Taliesins Creed in another way out of another book.
Here you may observe, That the Angel delivers his Con∣fession of the sacred Trinity in Ʋnity, in a most reverend man∣ner of speech.
A Revelation of Growddv of Anglsey, wherein an Angel revealed unto him the kingly succession in the regal Government, until the coming of the Brittish Conquerour, who is clearly set out, and that the said Conquerour should appear 222 years after the same revelation, or in the year 1642.
A prophesis of Taliesin, exhorting all to confide in Je∣sus for help; then proceeds to foretell of the Dra∣gon of the race of Blethin ap Cyinvin, and of his warlike actions.
The Translation.
A prophesie of the Bergam beginning with exhortations to observe prophesies, promising a Conquerour under the name of Owen of the British race, and of the late Kings death.
A prophesie of Merlin Silvestris, but cited by Addafras, wherein is set out terrible threatnings against the late Royal party; also of a Conquerour of the race of Cynvin.
A prophesie of Addafras, wherein is fore-told our late Warrs, the frowning Parliament, and a Conquest by a person descending from the Prince North-Wales.
The Translation.
Here followeth a prophetical Discourse which past between Taliesin and Merln.
A Chronologie and prophesie of Merlin Silvestris, wherein is fore-told several Conquests and changes in the Regal Government of Great Brittain since the Norman Conquest till this very time; as also the successful Acts of his HIGHNESS that now rules, who is fore-told to conquer and b••r rule both in Brittain and elswhere.
Then Merlin proceeds with manifest notions of notable passages of what shall follow from the time he lived till the present and hereafter.
A prophetical Chronologie of Merlin Silvestris, by way of Questions and Answers between Merlin and his si∣ster Gwendolina, wherein is laid out most of the Kings successively that should raigne in great Brittain from the time wherein he lived, till the time of the coming of the Brittish Conque∣rour, and that such and his race shall imperially raigne for ever, both in great Brittain and else∣where; but in respect of the tediousness of it, I bgan at Queen Elisabeth.
Qu. Cyfarchef im ehelaeth frawd a welais yn fedd saeth, Pwy wledich o ddiynaeth.
The Translation.
Qu. Gwndolin faluting her brother Merlin, demanded who should reign after such, as by the rest of this prophesie is expressed?
A prophesie of Iohn de Britlington.
A piece of a prophesie of an antient Pro∣phet called Evan of Trwch y Darau, where∣in is fore-told, that the Eagle and Son of Man shall subdue the Pope, and most part of the world, and also reform the Church and settle peace.
A short prophesie of the same Evan or Iohn.
A prophesie of Merlin Silvestris, predict∣ing of warrs and slaughter to the Town of Shrewsbury and the adjacent parts; the fall of Bishps, as also of an Eagle, Corquerour or Ruler, which shuld be from Powis by descent, and son of Elisabeth.
A prophesie of Merlin Silvestris set forth in way of discourse with a Prophet which lived in his days, called by the name of Parchell, in English a Pigge; wherein is fore told a Conquest of Brittain, and the fall of Bishops.
The Judgment or rather prophesie of lear∣ned Brightman, drawn from his compendious and elaborate exposition on the Apocalyps of St John, where hee comments on the 7 Churches of Asia, Typifying Philadelphia to Scotland, and lukewarm Laodicea to the Church of England; wherein he concludes the fall of Bishops.
Of Philadelphia, or the Scottish Church.
Of luke-warm Laodicea, or the Church of England, Typified by the learned Brightman.
Yr owdwl fraith, or a Song made by Rees Nanmor a Poet, unto Henry the Eighth, grounded on the Prophesies of Talieson and both the Merlines, wherein is exactly set forth the Kingly race from the English to the Scots, by the coming in of King James, whose Reign is fore-told to be peaceable, and of a red Parliament in the time of the late King, and of the Warrs that should fol∣low, with many notable passages besides.
Now followeth certain dates of pre∣fixed times and years fore-told, first of the coming in of King James, or of his Coronation in England, of our Bickerings with the Scots, of the beginning of the late Warrs and its continu∣ance, and also when further At∣tempts shall be expected, till a full settlement, collected together in brief for the satisfaction of the friendly Reader.
Hitherto of what hath been past: Now followeth the like dates or years, wherein some notable pas∣sages will be acted or attempted, to the glory of the innocent, and destruction of the common e∣nemy of Peace.
The Language of an Angel.
That the Reader may the better satisfie his memory touching the two grand prophesies, or the Plaintiff and Defendant formerly mentioned in the two grand tryals, and their particular descents, and evident demonstrations of either, I will reduce in brief from what hath been said by prophesies, and then proceed to some out-landish prophesies in confirmation of what hath been said.
The lineal descent of His Higness, OLIVER, Lord Protector of the Common-Wealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, &c. out of the body of Blethin ap Cynvin Prince of Powis in former times, as also from Cadwallader Fendiged the last King of the Brittains.
A prophesie of Merlin Silvestris, of the Bore or late King, of the late Warrs, the Kings flight, Worcester fight, and of the Conquest of the black Lyon.
BOOK II. Europes Calamity, Englands Glory.
Now follow certain Prophesies out of Max∣wels Collections, delivered by Out∣landish Prophets and Prophetesses, to confirm what hath been said by our own, touching the downfall of the Church of Rome, the reformation of the Church, and also of the Person or Instrument which shall bring these glorious works to passe.
Out of Maxwels 5 section, fol. 31.
Out of his 15 section, fol. 83.
Out of his 16 section, fol. 84, 85, 86, 87.
Out of his 8 section, from the Prophesie of St VINCENT.
Out of his 10 section, fol. 44.
Out of his 12 sectin, fol. 55.
A notable prophesie of the Abbot of Werde in Calabris, found in his Sepulchre some 300 years and more after his burial.
Another Oracle of Sibylla aforesaid, fol. 69.
Another old Prophesie agreeable to the same, had out of the Library of the Abbet of Cluneis in France, writ∣ten near 600 years ago, fol. 70.
Another out of the Abbot of Cluneis Library, fol. 72.
A prediction of Paraclsus touching the renovaton of the Church, in such a time when some 60 may be num∣bered from such a year, fol. 76.
A Vision of Hieronymus Savanacola the Dominican Friar, out of the same sect. 14. fol. 81.
Out of the Appendix of the same, fol. 117.
A prophesie of S. Bridgide out of the same, fol. 118.
It is not amiss, for memories sake, to give you a brief summ of the principal subjects handled in these prophetcal Collections.
Now followeth the Judgwents of learned and famous Divines, Astrologers, and Astronomers, touching a great change in the world amongst Kigs, Prin∣ces, and Emperours, at certain times and yeares probably to fall out.
Nicholas Culpepper his Annotations and Predictions upon the ecclipse of the Sun, March 29. 1652.
You shall have it verbitim out of the Commentary of learned Brightman on Dan. 9. fol. 101.
The Prophesie.
Sibylla Tiburtina's Prophesie of the Birth of our Saviour Christ.
More of the Oracles of Sibylla (according to Castalio) against Rome and her pretended holy Father the Pope.
Out of her first book at this part: De Coelo veniet Sidus magnum in mare magnum, &c.
Out of the same fift book at this part: Italia infelix, deserta, infleta manebis, &c.
Out of the seventh Book.
Out of the eighth Book.
Then followeth immediately of the Pope.
And shortly after followeth, out of the same.
Then followeth,
Furtherance to the scope of Prophesies.
The chief Heads of fome of the Pro∣phecies in the foregoing Book.