Huns wafte the Roman provinces and compel

the eastern emperor, Theodofius the fecond, and

the western emperor, Valentinian the third, to

fubmit to fhameful terms; p. 87-95. Ver.

10, Tr At the founding of the third trumpet

Genferic and his Vandals arrive from Africa,

fpoil and plunder Rome, and fet fail again with

immenfe wealth and innumerable captives; p. 90,

91, 92. Ver. 12: At the founding of the fourth

trumpet Odoacer and the Heruli put an end to

the very name of the western empire; p. 92,

93. Theodoric founds the kingdom of the Oftro-

goths in Italy; P. 93, 94. Ialy made a pro-

vince of the eaftern empire, and Rome governed

by a duke under the exarch of Ravenna; p. 94,

95. Ver. 13: The three following trumpets are

diftinguished by the name of the woe-trumpets,

and the two following relate chiefly to the down- ́

fall of the eastern empire, as the foregoing did to

the downfall of the weftern empire; p. 95, 96.

CHAP. IX. ver. 1---12: a prophecy of the locufts

or the Arabians under their falfe prophet Mo-

hammed; p. 96--112. At the founding of the

fifth trumpet a ftar fallen from heaven opens the

bottomlefs pit, and the fun and air are darkened;

p. 98, 99. Mohammed fitly compared to a

blazing ftar, and the Arabians to locufts; p. 98.

A remarkable coincidence, that at this time the

fun and air were really darkened; p. 99. The

command not to hurt any green thing, or any

tree, how fulfilled; p. 99, 100. Their commiffion

to hurt only the corrupt and idolatrous Chrif-

tians, how fulfilled; p. 100. To torment the

Greek and Latin churches, but not to extirpate

either; p. 101, 102. Repulfed as often as they

befieged Conftantinople; p. 102. Thefe locufts

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locufts were intended; p. 102, &c. Likened
unto horfes, and the Arabians famous in all

ages for their horfes and horfemanship; p. 103.

Having on their heads as it were crowns like

gold; p. 103, 104. Their faces as the faces of

men, and hair as the hair of women; p. 105.

Their teeth as the teeth of lions, their breast-

plates as it were breaft-plates of iron, and the

found of their wings as the found of chariots;

p. 105, 106. Like unto fcorpions, p. 106.

Their king called the deftroyer; p. 107. Their

hurting men five months, how to be understood;

p. 107, &c. Fulfilled in every poffible conftruc-

tion; p. 108-111. Conclufion of this woe;

p. 111, 112. Ver. 13---21: a prophecy of the

Euphratéan horsemen or Turks and Othmans;

p. 112-126. At the founding of the fixth
trumpet the four angels or four fultanies of the
Turks and Othmans are loofed from the river

Euphrates; p. 113-116. In what fenfe they

are faid to be prepared for an hour, and a day,

and a month, and a year, to flay the third part of

men; p. 116---120. Their numerous armies,

and especially their cavalry; p. 120, 121. Their

delight in fcarlet, blue, and yellow; p. 121.

The ufe of great guns and gun-powder among

them; p. 122, 123. Their power to do hurt by

their tails, or the poisonous train of their religion;

p. 123. The miferable condition of the remains

of the Greek church among them; p. 124. The
Latin or western church not at all reclamed by the
ruin of the Greek or eastern church, but still persist
in their idolatry and wickedness; p. 124, 125, 126.
CHAP. X. a preparatory vision to the prophecies re-
lating to the western church; p. 126---130.
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difpofed under the fixth trumpet, to describe the

ftate of the western church after the defciption

of the state of the eastern; p. 128. Cannot be

known what things were meant by the feven

thunders; p. 129. Tho' the little book defcribes

the calamities of the western church, yet it is

declared, that they fhall all have a happy period

under the feventh trumpet; p. 129. St. John to

publish the contents of this little book as well as

the larger book of the Apocalyps; p. 130.

CHAP. XI. ver. 1--14: the contents of the little

book; p. 130, &c.The measuring of the

temple to fhow that during all this period there

were fome true Chriftians, who conformed to the

rule and measure of God's word; p. 133. The

church to be troden under foot by Gentiles in

worship and practice forty and two months;

p. 133 Some true witneffes however to protest

against the corruptions of religion; p. 133,

134. Why faid to be two witneffes; p. 134.

To prophecy in fackcloth, as long as the grand

corruption itself lafted; p. 135. The character

of these witneffes, and of the power and effect

of their preaching; p. 135, 136. The paffion,

and death, and refurrection, and ascension of the

witneffes; p. 137-140. Some apply this pro-

phecy of the death and refurrection of the

witneffes to John Hufs and Jerome of Prague,

whofe doctrin revived after their death in their

followers; p. 140, 1411 Others to the protef-

tants 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 Paflau to
allow them the free exercife of their religion;
P. 141, 142, 143. Some again to the mailacre
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afterwards granting them the free exercise of their

religion; p. 143, 144. Others again to later

events, Peter Jurieu to the perfecution of the

proteftants by Lewis XIV, Bishop Lloyd and

Whifton to the Duke of Savoy's perfecution of

the proteftants in the valleys of Piedmont, and

his re-establishing them afterwards; p. 144, 145,

146. In all thefe cafes there may be fome re-

femblance, but none of thefe is the last perfecu-

tion, and therefore this prophecy remains yet to

be fulfilled; p. 146. When it fhall be accom-

plifhed, the fixth trumpet and the fecond woe

fhall end; p. 147. An hiftorical deduction to

fhow that there chave been fome true witneffes,

who have profeffed doctrins contrary to thofe of

the church of Rome, from the feventh century

down to the Reformation; p. 147, &c. Wit-

neffes in the eighth century; p. 148, 149, 150.

The emperors Leo Ifauricus and Conftantine
Copronymus, and the council of Conftantinople;
P. 148, 149. Charlemain and the council of
Francfort; p. 149, 150. The British churches

: and Alcuin; p. 150. The council of Forojulio;





p. 150. Paulinus bifhop of Aquileia; p. 150.

Witneffes in the ninth century; p. 150--156.

The emperors of the eaft, Nicephorus, Leo Ar-

menius, &c. and the emperors of the weft, Charles

the great, and Lewis the pious; p. 151. The

council of Paris; p. 151. Agobard archbishop

of Lyons; p. 151, 152. Tranfubftantiation firft

advanced by Pafchafius Radbertus, and opposed

by many learned men; p. 152. Rabanus Mau-

rus; p. 152, 153. Bertramus; p. 153,

Johannes Scotus; p. 154. Angilbertus and the

church of Milan; p. 155. Claude bishop of

Turin; p. 155, 156. Witnesses in the tenth cen-

tury; 156-161. State of this century; p. 156,

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157. The council of Trofly; p. 158. Athelftan;

p. 158. Elfere earl of Mercia; p. 159. Heriger

and Alfric; p. 159, 160. The council of Rheims;

and Gerbert archbishop of Rheims; p. 161. Wit-

neffes in the eleventh century; p. 163-166.

State of this century; p. 162. William the con-

queror, and William Rufus; p. 162, 163. He-

retics of Orleans; p. 163. Heretics in Flanders;

p. 163, 164. Berengarius and his followers; p.

164, 165. Ecclefiaftics in Germany, &c; p.

165 The council of Winchefter; p. 166. Wit-

neffes in the twelfth century, p. 166--177-

The constitutions of Clarendon; p. 167. Fluen-

tius; p. 167. St. Bernard; p. 167. Joachim of

Calabria; p. 168. Peter de Bruis and Henry his

difciple; 168, 169. Arnold of Brescia; p. 169.

The Waldenfes and Albigenfes; p. 169, 170.

Their opinions; p. 171, 172, 173. Teftimonies

concerning this fect; p. 173-177. Of Reine-

rius, the inquifitor-general; p. 174, 175. Of

Thuanus; p. 176, 177. Of Mezeray; p. 177.

Witneffes in the thirteenth century; p. 177-182.

Farther account of the Waldenfes and Albigenfes;

Pi 177, 178, 179. Almeric and his difciples;

P. 179, 180. William of St. Amour; p. 180.

Robert Grofthead or Greathead, bishop of Lin-

coln; p. 181. Matthew Paris; p. 182. Wit-

neffes in the fourteenth century; p. 182---187.

Dante and Petrarch; p. 182. Peter Fitz Caffio-

dore p. 182. Michael Cæfenas and William

Occam; p. 183. Marfilius of Padua; p. 183.

In Germany and England the Lollards; p. 483,

184. The famous. John Wickliff; p. 184, 185.

The Lollards remonftrance to the parlament;
p. 186, 187. Witneffes in the fifteenth century;

P. 187-195. The followers of Wickliff; p.

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