Abiezer Coppe

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Abiezer Coppe (1619 – 1672) was an English Ranter and a writer of prophetic religious pamphlets.


A Fiery Flying Roll (1650)[edit]

Full title: A Fiery Flying Roll: A Word from the Lord to all the great ones of the Earth, whom this may concern: being the last warning piece at the dreadful Day of Judgement, for now the Lord is come to 1. informe 2. advise and warne 3. charge 4. judge and sentence the Great Ones
  • The axe is laid to the root of the tree. ... I will hew it down. And as I live, I will plague your Honor, Pomp, Greatness, Superfluity, and confound it into parity, equality, community.
  • For this honour, nobility, gentility, propriety, superfluity, etc. hath (without contradiction) been the father of hellish horrid pride, arrogance, haughtiness, loftiness, murder, malice, of all manner of wickedness and impiety. Yea, the cause of all the blood that ever hath been shed - from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of the last Levellers that were shot to death.

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