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DISSERTATION

ON THE

PROPHECIES,

THAT HAVE BEEN FULFILLED,

ARE NOW FULFILLING,

OR

WILL HEREAFTER BE FULFILLED,

RELATIVE TO THE

GREAT PERIOD OF 1260 YEARS;

THE PAPAL AND MOHAMMEDAN APUSTASIES;
THE TYRANNICAL REIGN OF ANTICHRIST,

OR THE INFIDEL POWER;

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RECTOR OF LONG-NEWTON IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM.

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IN THREE VOLUMES.

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VOL. III.

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"Shut up the Words, and seal the Book, even to the time of the end; many
shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Dan. xii. 4.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1818.

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the difficulties with which it is hampered, and because it wholly violates the never-to-be-relinquished prin

ciple of homogeneity. p, 5. III. Neither can the seventh head, running into and identify,

ing itself with the eighth political form, be the Carlo, vingian Emperorship viewed as a distinct head from the Augustan Emperorship, as I once supposed.

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1. An objection, from naked matter of fact, urged against

such an opinion. p. 8. 2. If this objection cannot be obviated, the opinion must be

relinquished. p. 10. 3. But the objection cannot be obviated. p.

10. 4. Therefore the opinion must be relinquished. p. 12.

SECT. II.

Respecting the rise and full of the seventh apocalyptic form of

Roman government. p. 12.

IT is a naked matter of fact, that the Roman head or political form, of which the Austrian Archdukes, as Emperors of the Romans, were latterly the representatives, ceased to exist or (as St. John speaks) fell, when the dignity of Roman Emperor was abdicated on the 7th of August 1806: because, as no other prince assumed the abdicated dignity, it is therefore now no. longer in being. p. 12. 1. It may be demonstrated, that the Carlovingian Emperorship,

which expired in the August of 1806, was certainly

a head of the Roman wild beast. p. 14. 1. This may be proved from its characteristic marks. p. 14. 2. It may also be proved from the very necessity of the

thing. p. 16. II. This point being demonstrated, we have next to inquire, year 1806'; in order that it may regularly succeed the

with which of the seven Ronan heads the Carlovina

gian Emperorship must be identified. p. 17. 1. It cannot be the seventh head: because the characteristic

of the seventh head is short continuance. p. 19. 2. Neither can it be the eighth form of Roman government :

because the mode of its extinction, which we have recently witnessed, does not correspond with the predicted mode of extinction, which the eighth form is

prophetically described as experiencing. p. 19. 3. Therefore, since it plainly cannot be identified with any

one of the five earlier heads which had all fallen even in the time of St. John, it must be identified with the sixth head. Hence it will follow, that the Carlovingian Emperorship, like the Constantinian, is a continuation of the Augustan Emperorship of the Ro. mans : so that the Roman Emperorship, whether Augustan or Constantinian or Carlovingian, is, in the eye of prophecy, one and the same sixth head or

Roman form of government. p. 20. 4. This was the opinion of Bp. Newton : and the event has

shewn him to be in the right. p. 20. III. A statement of the predicted characteristic marks of the seventh head. p.

21. 1. In its quality of a Roman head, it must, during some part

of its existence, rule over the city of Rome. p. 21. 2. It must be a power of short duration. p. 21. 3. It must bear a title distinct from those of its six predeces.

sors; because, otherwise, it cannot be distinguished from them.

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22. 4. It must have sprung up, either in, or shortly before, the

fallen sixth head. p. 22. IV. By an exact correspondence with all these characteristics,

the seventh head is proved to be the Francic Empe

rorship founded by Napoleon Buonapartè. p. 23. V. Through the recent violent excision of the seventh head or

the Francic Emperorship, the Roman wild beast, which has no more than seven heads, has now become

headless.

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