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on their heads as it were crowns like gold; p. 212, 213. The faces as the faces of men, and hair as the hair of women; p. 213. Their teeth as the teeth of lions, their breast-plates as it were breast-plates of iron, and the found of their wings as the found of chariots; p. 213, 214. Like unto scorpions, p. 214. Their king called the destroyer; ibid. Their hurting men five months, how to be understood; p. 215, fc. Fulfilled in every possible construction; p. 215, 216. Conclution of this woe; p. 217. Ver. 13--21: a prophecy of the Euphratéan horsemen of Turks and Othmans; p. 217, 218.

At the founding of the sixth trumpet the four angels or four sultanies of the Turks and Othmans are loosed from the river Euphrates; p. 218, 219. In what sense they are said to be prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to Nay the third part of men ; p. 220—222. Their numerous armies, and especially their cavalry; p. 222, 223. Their delight in scarlet, blue, and yellow; p. 223. The use of great guns and gun-powder among them; ibid. Their power to do hurt by their tails, or the poisonous train of their religion; p. 224. The miserable condition of the remains of the Greek church among them; p. 225. The Latin or western church not at all reclaimed by the ruin of the Greek or eastern church, but still persist in their idolatry and wicked

nefs; ibid. CHAP. X. a preparatory vision to the prophecies relat

ing to the western church; p. 226, 227. The angel with the little book or codicil to the larger book of the Apocalyps; p. 227. This properly disposed under the sixth trumpet, to describe the state of the weftern church after the description of the ftate of the eastern ; ibid. Cannot be known what things were meant by the seven thunders; ibid. Tho' the little book describes the calamities of the western church, yet it is declared that they shall all have a happy period under the feventh trumpet; p. 228. St. John to publish the contents of this little book as well as the larger book of the Apocalypse; , ibid. VOL. II.


Chap. XI. ver. 1-14: the contents of the little book;

p. 229, &c. The measuring of the temple to show that during all this period there were some true Chriftians, who conformed to the rule and measure of God's word; p. 230. The church to be trodden under foot by Gentiles in worship and practice forty and two months; p. 231.

Some true witnesses however to protest against the corruptions of religion; ibid. Why 1. faid to be two witnesses; ibid. To.prophecy in fack

cloth, as long as the grand corruption itself lafted; ibid. The character of these witneffes, and of the

power and effect of their preaching; p. 232, The 1 passion, and death, and resurrection, and afcenfion of

the witnefies; p. 233-235. Some apply this pro1 phecy of the death and resurrection of the witnesses to

John Hufs and Jerome of Prague, whose doctrin revived after their death in their followers; p. 235. Others to the protestants of the league of Smalcald, who were entirely routed by the emperor Charles V. in the battle of Mulburg, but upon the change of affairs the emperor was obliged by the treaty of Paffau to allow them the free exercise of their religion ; p. 235, 236. Some again to the mafsacre of the protestants in France, and to Henry III's afterwards granting them the free exercise of their religion ; p. 236, 237. Others again to later events, Peter Jurieu to the perfecution of the protestants by Lewis XIV, · Bishop Lloyd and Whiston to the duke of Savoy's perfecution of the protestants in the valleys of Piedmont, and his re-establishing them afterwards; p. 237, 238. In all these cases there may be fome resemblance, but none of these is the last perfecution, and therefore this prophecy remains yet to be fulfilled; p. 238, 239.

When it thall be accomplished, the fixth trumpet and the fecond woe thall end; p. 239. An historical deduction to fhow that there have been fome true witnesses, who have professed doctrins contrary to those of the church of Rome, from the feventh century down to the Reformation; p. 239, &c. Witneties in the eighth century; p. 239, 240. The.


p. 245.

emperors Leo Ifauricus' and Constantine Copronymus, and the council of Constantinople; p. 940. Charlemain and the council of Francfort ; ibid. The British churches and Alcuin; ibid. The council of Forojulio; p. 241. ': Paulinus bishop of Aquileia; ibid. Witnesses in the ninth century ; p. 241-244. The emperors of the east, Nicephorus, Leo Armenius, &c. and the emperors of the west, Charles the great, and Lewis the pious; p. 241. The council of Paris; ibid. Agobard archbishop of Lyons; ibid. Tran substantiation first advanced by Pafchafius Radbertus, and opposed by many learned men; p. 242. Rabanus Maurus; ibid. Bertramus; p. 242, 24ů. Johannes Scotus ; p. 243. Angilbertus and the church of Milan ; ibid. Claude bishop of Turin; ibid. Witnesses in the tenth century; p. 244-247. State of this century; p. 244, 245. The council of Trolly;

Athelstan; ibid. Elfere earl of Mercia; ibid. Heriger and Alfric; p. 246. The council of Rheims; and Gerbert archbishop of Rheims; p. 247. Witnesses in the eleventh century; p. 247-250. State of this century; p. 247.

William the conqueror, and William Rufus; p. 248. Heretics of Orleans; ibid. Heretics in Flanders; ibid. 'Berengarius and his followers ; p. 248, 249. Ecclefiaftics in Germany, &c.; p. 249. The council of Winchester; p. 250. Witnesses in the twelfth century; p. 250—257. The constitutions of Clarendon ; p. 250. Fluentius ; ibid. St. Bernard; ibid. Joachiin of Calabria; p. 251. Peter de Bruis and Henry his disciple; p. 251, 259. Arnold of Brescia; p. 252 The Waldenfes and Albigenfes ; ibid. Their apinions; p. 253, 254. Testimonies concerning this sect; p. 254-257. Of Reinerius, the inquifitorgeneral; p. 254, 255. Of Thuanus; p. 255, 256. Of Mezeray; p. 257. Witnefles in the thirteenth century; p. 257-959. Farther account of the Waldenfes and Albigenfes; p. 257, 258. Almeric and his disciples; p. 258. William of St. Amour; ibid. Robert Grosthead or Greathead, bishop of Lincoln ; p. a 2


p. 259.

259. Matthew Paris ; ibid. Witnesses in the fourteenth century; p. 259–262. Dante and Petrarch;

Peter Fitz Caffiodor; p. 260. Michael Cæfenas and William Occam; ibid. Marfilius of Padua; ibid. In Germany and England the Lollards ; p. 260, 261. The famous John Wickliff; p. 261. The Lollards remonstrance to the parliament; p. 262. Witnesses in the fifteenth century; p. 262268. The followers of Wickliff; p. 263. William Sawtre; ibid. Thomas Badby; ibid. Sir John Oldcastle ; ibid. In Bohemia John Huss and Jerome of Prague; p. 264. Opinions of the Bohemians or Hufsites; p. 264--266. Jerome Savonarola; p. 267. In the fixteenth century the Reformation; p. 268. Hence an answer to the popith question, Where was your religion before Luther? p. 269. Ver. 15, 16, 17, 18: a funımary account of the seventh trumpet and the third woe, the particulars will be inlarged upon hereafter; p. 269, 270, Conclusion of the first part; p. 270, 271,




p. 271-373. The right division of the Revelation into two parts ; p.

271. This latter part an inlargement and illustration of the former; p. 271, 272. Ver. 19. of the eleventh chapter should have been made, ver. 1, of the

twelfth chapter; p. 273. Chap. XII. Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: the church perse

cuted by the great red dragon; p. 274–277. The church represented as a mother bearing children unto Chrift; p. 274, 275. The great red dragon the Heathen Roman empire; p. 275, 276, His jealousy,


of the church from the beginning; p. 276. But yet the church brought many children unto Christ, and in time such as were promoted to the empire ; ibid. Constantine particularly, who ruled all nations with a rod of iron; p. 276, 277. The woman's flight into the wilderness here anticipated, cometh in properly afterwards; p. 277. Ver. 7-12: the war in heaven represents the contests between the Heathen and Christian religions; p. 277–280. The Christian pre-. vails over the Heathen religion; p. 278. Conftantine himself and the Christians of his time describe his conquests under the same image ; p. 279. Still new woes, tho' but for a short time, threatened to the inhabiters of the earth ; p. 280. Ver. 13—17. The dragon deposed still perfecutes the church ; p. 280283. Attempts to restore the Pagan, and ruin the Christian religion; p. 281. The church now under the protection of the empire ; ibid. Her flight afterwards into the wilderness ; p. 281. Inundations of barbarous nations excited to overwhelm the Chriftian religion ; p. 282. But on the contrary the Heathen conquerors' fubmit to the religion of the conquered Christians; ibid. Another method of perfecuting the

church; p. 282, 283. Chap. XIII. Ver. 1-10: the description of the ten

horned beast fucceffor to the great red-dragon; p. 283-291. All, both papists and protestants, agree that the beast represents the Roman empire; p. 284. Shown to be not Pagan but Christian, not imperial but papal Rome; ibid. How succe!lor to the great red dragon ; p. 286. How one of his heads was as it were wounded to deatli, and his deadly wound was healed ; p. 286, 287. The world in fubmitting to the religion of the beast did in effect submit again to the religion of the dragon; p. 287. The beast perfectly like the little horn in Daniel ; p. 287, 288. A general account of his blafphemies and exploits, and how long to prevail and prosper; p. 288. A particular account of his bkifphemies; p. 288, 289, His making war with the faints, and overcoming

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