Beautiful Truth, Great Fortune, and you the rest
of my noble Friends; I am come a great and long journey
in the behalf of my dear Friend the Duke of Newcastle,
not to make more wounds, but, if it be possible, to
heal those that are made already. Neither do I presume to
be a Deity; but my onely request is, that you would be pleased
to accept of my offering, I being an humble and devout
supplicant, and since no offering is more acceptable to the
Gods, then the offering of Peace; in order to that, I desire
to make an agreement between Fortune, and the Duke of
|And if any should like the world I have made,
and be willing to be my subjects, they may imagine themselves such, and they are such—I mean
in their minds, fancies or imaginations. But if they cannot endure to be subjects, they may
create worlds of their own and govern themselves as they please.
|© 2023 by Sarah Reitmeier, except text from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, published 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.