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Context of A Blazing starre seene jn the West at Totneis in Devonshire, on the foureteenth of this instant November, 1642 : vvherin is manifested how Master Ralph Ashley, a deboyst cavalier, attempted to ravish a young virgin, the daughter of Mr. Adam Fisher, inhabiting neare the said towne : also how at that instant, a fearefull comet appeared to the terrour and amazement of all the country thereabouts : likewise declaring how he persisting in his damnable attemt, was struck with a flaming-sword, which issued from the comet, so that he dyed a fearefull example to al his fellow cavaliers
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