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off their Attachment to the Papacy, and join with us and the Dutch in the Accomplishment of these Predictions, See Bishops Sherlock's Sermon at Salisbury, Oétober 6, 1745. with my Additions at the End of the Memoirs of my own Life, Pag 13. See also Lit. Accompl. of Proph. Pag.


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(14.) That the Re (14.) This Prediction ftoration of the Jews cannot admit of a Comshall be very sudden and

sudden and pletion, till after the unexpected.

Prophet Elijah is come, and has called them into Judea; which is still future ; tho’I think not

very remote. (15.) That two of (15.) By this Blood the Wonders in Joel, and Fire, might possibly which are to precede the be understood the terriRestoration of the Jews, ble Effusion of Blood in are Blood and Fire.

the late Wars every where, and the late Fires; I mean those at London, Conftantinople, Munich, and other Places, of

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which our News frequently informs us ; yet, because the Coherence inclines us to look upward to the Heavens, I interpret this Blood and Fire rather of those red, kloody, or fiery Meteors, which have of late sometimes appeared in our Northern Lights; particularly in those of 1736, mentioned in my Astronomical Year, Page 23; in that frightful one Jan. 23, 1749–50, and in that of April 2, 1750, feen at Liverpool ; of which read, Pag. 50.

prius. (17.) That another (17.) These seem to Signal should be Pillars be plainly no other than of Smoke,

the lower parts of the Tails, or the Atmospheres of those many Comets which we have had of late. (See my Astronomical Principles of Religion, Pag. 129.) For, as at the Introduc

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tion of the Protestant Re-
ligion into Germany, and
thence into other Parts
of Europe, there appear-
ed, in few Years, no
fewer than Gx Comets.
(See the Astronomical
Year, Pag. 25.) So have
there in the last eleven
Years appeared no fewer
than seven ;
Grandson, Mr. Thomas
Barker, who has com-
puted the Orbits of
all the Comets that are
capable of Computation,
assures me, besides that
expected at the End of
1757, or the Beginning
of 1758; and perhaps
others that may appear
before 1766, the Begin-

ning of the Millennium.
(18.) The Sun is to

(18.) These may be be turned into Darkness, understood of those total and the Moon into Blood. Eclipses of the Sun and

Moon, which have of late been fo remarkable, and by which the Sun


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has been darkened, and the Moon has appeared of a bloody Hue, before this Restoration of the Jews. (See the Astronomical Year, per tot. and those eight Eclipses of the Sun drawn on my Map of Europe, A. D. 1733.) This I say, unless somewhat perhaps more surprizing of this Nature may still be expected before 1766, which I no way deny to be not im

probable. (19.) The King of the (19.) This King of South was to push at the the South was plainly the Roman Empire.

Saracen Caliphs, who came, or fent vaft Armies against that Empire, from Arabia in the Southern Parts of the World ; being the fiftb Trumpet, or first Woe, in

the Revelation. (20.) The King of the (20.) This King of North was to come a

the North is plainly the gainst the Roman Em- Turkish Sultan, or Oitopire, with great Forces man Emperor, who came and Success.


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or fent vast Armies a. gainst the fame Empire from Turcomania, in the Northern Parts of the World, being the fixth Irumpet, or second Woe,

in the Revelation. (21.) The same King

(21.) This was exact. of the North was to con- ly true of the Turks. quer many Countries belonging to the Roman Empire.

(22.) The same King (22.) This was exof the North was to get actly true of the Turks, Poffeffion of Judea, and the neighbouring Countries.

(23.) But the wild (23.) This was true Arabs were to escape out

of the Turks also. of his Hands ; i. e. those that inhabited the Countries where the Edomites, Moabites, and Part of the Ammonites, formerly inhabited. (24.) This King was

(24.) So did the Turks, to conquer other Coun- who raised a prodigious tries allo.

Empire out of those
Countries, which conti-
nues to this Day.

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