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A great Earthquake, or overturning the political state of the
goveroment_By which the tenth part of the city or empire was
ruined or changed-Seven thousand men of names, or great men,
destroyed-Philip Nicolai's comment-Edward King's do.-Mr.
Mede's and Maimonides do.-Seven thousand pedigrees of great
men surrendered in France- Another interpretation, relating to
communities either of Church or State-Nearly the same number
of towns and villages in France have changed their names since
the revolution—The second wo is nearly past and the third com-
eth-Now are the latter times of the fourth monarchy, when men
will give glory to God-Unequivocal testimony of facts foretold,
to the conviction of the followers of the beast and others— These
events shew that the finishing of the second wo is nearly accom-
plished—The watchful observer will be roused, to stand ready for
the coming of the Bridegroom-Daniel's complaint of being alone
in this view of the subject.

Objection of the danger of enthusiasm answered-Christ guards
his people against it-wrong to charge it on his real disciples.

Great importance of the death and resurrection of the witnesses
-Sounding of the seventh angel-Mr. Daubuz's comment- The
figure of the elders before the throne, taken from the High Priest
in the Jewish Sanhedrim-Late events have added to the force of
this interpretation - The words in Daniel, closed or sealed up, till
towards the time of the end-Duties required-St. John encoura-
ges us to persevere-Caution necessary-Ending of second wo,
and the 1260 years, nearly synchronize-Difficulty of translating
from one language to another-Method of investigating the sub-
ject-In eight divisions.

St. John undoubtedly the person to whom made—The thousand
year's reign, was anciently ,the general opinion of orthodox Chris-
tians-Eusebius of Nicomedia deserves no credit-Papias, Justin
Martyr, Irenæus, Eusebius Pamphilius, Ignatius and Clemens Alexa
andrinus, their opinions—The fact never disputed till Dyonysius,
in the year 250, raised some doubts about it; but he acknowledg-
ed the author to be divinely inspired--Mr. Mede's opinion-St.
John was nephew to our Lord-Thrown into a caldron of boiling
oil-Came out unhurt and banished to Patmos-Recalled and re-
sided in Asia.

Till 360 or 400 years after John's vision, or till somewhere about
the year 500–Villalpandus on the measure of the temple.


pope, but

To commence, not from the temporal power of the
from the apostasy of the Church to image worship or spiritual for-
nication-Hyppolitus, his opinion-No invocation of saints or an-
gels before the year 300-Began with Babylus's bones, by means
of Julian-Profane history confirms the fact-After the death of
Valentinian, Rome was sacked by Gensericus the Vandal, who
carried away the furniture of the temple, brought from Jerusalem
by Titus.-Augustulus followed, who being conquered by Odoacer
and Theodoricus an Ostrogoth, the empire of Rome ended-It was
divided into ten kingdoms---An important fact in considering this
subject-Bishop Newton's opinion-Bishops of Rome assume the
title of Pontifex Maximus-Supposed to be the man of sin-The
writer, no pretensions to knowledge further than what is revealed
-Apostasy of the Church to spiritual idolatry and whoredom,
completed about the year 500—Daniel's addition of thirty and
forty-five years to the 1260.


Theodoric's conduct_Offences began to arise-Mr. Gibbon's
opinion The Pope began to show his power-He claims absolute
authority under St. Peter-Established about the year 500-In-
stances of his assumption of sovereign power-Apostolic canons
–Degeneracy of Church to idolatry-Epiphanius and Augustine's
opinion and conduct-Worship of angels condemned in the Laoili-
cean council-Christianity embraced by the Barbarians-Arian
controversy–Sorrows of the Church increase, and the beauties of
our holy religion soon clouded over-Paul the 1st excommunicates
the Greek emperor, and Henry the 4th of Germany-Pope Inno-
cent the 2d establishes transubstantiation and the Inquisition-In-
struction on the Lord's day-Moral and religious causes for wit-
nesses mourning in sackloth—The invasion of the Huns—Instan-
ces of terrible destruction—Tertullian's reason for Christian's
praying for the Roman empire-Opinion of early Christians -
Disputes of the bishops of Rome with those of Constantinople-
The Waldenses and Albigenses' declarations against the Church
of Rome-Pope's sentence of excommunication-White on the
6th and 7th centuries--Gregory the ad. his epistle-Popes Inno-
cent the 2d, Martin the 5th, and Leo the 10th, their conduct-
Inauguration of the Pope-Cardinal Bellarmine and Bengelius-
Ignorance of 8th and 9th centuries-Persecutions of both Pagans
and Christians-Martyrs in France-Clergy causes great scandal
-Offence given by Luther:


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This government full proof of the time of witnesses finishing
their prophesy, and the end of the second wo-Figurative lan-
guage made use of in early times, and the time of John-Thus
the beast or government, in other places called antichrist, was to
slay the witnesses, and designated a government to arise about
the time of their finishing their testimony- This expected by Hy-
politus of Portua--A most important event-not well understood
till the latter times of the Roman government-Nine remarkable
events attending that Government—will shew the ending of the
second wo-Will be as a herald of the skies, proclaiming the
fall of Babylon.


The vial already poured out on the seat of the beast-An ex-
traordinary government has arisen, the effects of which require
attention—The facts of the present century (the 18th) to be as-
certained- The downfall of the order of Jesuits-Remarkable
prediction of archbishop Brower-charge of conspiracy against the
king of Portugal - The whole order abolished- The Jesuits, the
nobles of the Papal monarchy-Disputes between Great Britain
and her colonies-Free Masonry carried into France-On which
were founded the societies called Lodges–King of Prussia made
a tool of-Established and carried on by Voltaire and D'Alembert
to oppose the Christian religion and all

government–Their vari-
ous names-receive celebrity by the Duke of Chartres, or Or-
leans joining them-Voltaire's abominable language - The perfect-
ing the Christian religion made a pretence-Club at Baron Hol-
beck's, in Paris, of which Voltaire was perpetual president-Lord
Orford's letter--The lodge of Paris, moulded into the Jacobin
club, soon ruled the kingdom-Gen. Custine invited into Germa-
ny-One Zimmerman an enthusiast-Causes of their brilliant
victories—The lodges frequented by people of all ranks and of
every profession—Intended to establish Druidism and the Hea-
then philosophy-The emperor Joseph, of Austria, and other roy-
al adepts imposed upon-Names of some of the principal members
-Thus the most immoral principles spread over France-Protec-
ted in Russia—Poland-Prussia. and in the north of Germany-
Increased to 266_Elector Palatine alarmed, prosecutes the prin-
cipal members, and apparently breaks up the society in his domin-
ions—But arise under a new name --Oath of the Candidate Their
principles compared with those of the Gospel-Journal of the
order-Several lodges in America–Dr. Robertson of Edinburgh, his
work against them-Letter from Wm. Smith, of Connecticut, con-
firming his account-Transgressors had now come to the full-Dr.
Robertson's character-A young lady's account of the Society

The state of the German Literati, a confirmation-By these
means France prepared for a revolution-Other preparatives to-
wards it-The national assembly of the States General called—A
remarkable physical event, portending national evil_Meeting of
the assembly-King holds a royal session-Great umbrage given
-The title of National Assembly assumed—The taking of the
Bastile—The minister Foulon murdered—The Noblesse surren-
der their privileges-- This followed by all the privileged orders-
Perfect equality established–The clergy voluntarily renounce
their personal possessions and emoluments—The couduct of the
royal family, and its terrible effects, with regard to a feast at the
palace-Conduct of La Fayette— The king removed to Paris-

The national assembly followed-Old division of the kingdom
abolished, and eighty-three new departments established-All
distinction of ancient dignities, ranks, and titles of honour, whe-
ther civil or ecclesiastical, destroyed-Confiscation of all Church
lands-New constitution formed-All monastic establishments
suppressed, and their estates confiscated-Oath of Ecclesiastics-
Manifesto from the grand lodge at Paris to those in all the res-
pectable cities in Europe - These lodges very numerous in the
Austrian states, and in Vienna itself-Reference to the prophetic
declarations of John in the Revelations-Persons appointed to
take the oaths of the clergy-Great numbers refuse-Royal assent
given to the constitution—Assembly dissolved and succeeded by
the legislative national assembly--Avignon and Venasin taken
from the Pope-Clergy and nobility expelled the assembly--Tho-
mas Paine chosen a member-Fraternal society formed of whom
it consisted-All the nonjuring clergy banished on the petition of
twenty citizens-Abolition of royalty, and the term republic de-
creed-All hereditary titles abolished—Next all ecclesiastical
authority-Then all kingly power-Jacobin society increase in
power-Dependant clubs established in every town and village
in France--Santerre's mob-Massacre of 10th Aug.-A remarka-
ble day in the annals of history—Royal family take refuge in
the national assembly-Mob destroys the palace and massacre near
all the Swiss guards of one thousand men; with fifteen hundred
gentlemen and the servants of the palace-About two hundred es.
cape-The suspension of the royal authority immediately decreed

- The royal family imprisoned, and a convention to form another
constitution decreed-Rapid approach of the combined armies-
People summoned en masse They first proceed to the champ de
Vars--thence to the several prisons in Paris, and massacre the
princess de Lambale, the residue of the Swiss guards, and many
of the non-juring Clergy-One thousand persons suffered - The
remaining Clergy ordered to be transported—Sale of all ecclesias-
tical property decreed - Another massacre of about twelve thou-
sand on the 2d Sept. 1792–National convention organized-
Paine and Priestly members-The last refuses to accept-Eternal
abolition of monarchy-Conduct of Girondists and the Moun-
tain-Boards of justice dissolved-Sans culottes put in their room

-The Prench armies under the direction of the Girondists every
where successful—The trial and death of the king-Dupont, a
blasphemous atheist.—The armies of the new republic beaten-All
riot and confusion-The government in the mob— The whole na-
tion put in requisition-New tables for weights and measures-A
new calendar of time changing the beginning of the year and the
names of the months - The week of seven days changed to de-
cades of ten days-Supernumerary days beyond 360 days in the
year, nicknamed sans culotides-Ěvery means used to enforce the
new oath of the Clergy-Only four out of one hundred and thirty-
six of the bishops submit-The convention vote themselves a per-
manent body, contrary to the constitution-Trial and death of the
queen-The duke of Orleans and twenty-one Girondist members,
with priests and nobles, quickly followed her_The southern de-
partments revolt--The city of Lyons taken and decreed to be ra-
zed, and its name changed to Villa Affranchié--A number of per-
sons and communities come to the convention and declare their
hatred of religion and their attachment to the principles of liber-
ty and equality-- The Clergy encouraged to renounce their sacer-
dotal character--List of some of them with their addresses-The
Sans culottes thus cast off the knowledge and fear of God, as re-
vealed through Jesus Christ--By confiscation, seizure, &c. seven
tenths of the national territory come into the hands of the govern-
ment-Festival of reason celebrated in a blasphemous manner--
Chaumet's address--A crowd of priests deposit and reject their
letters of priesthood — This feast celebrated in like manner in al.
most every city in France-At Lyons, the festival of an ass was
celebrated - The students of Du Pont's new republican school and
that of the section des Areis, detest God--The blasphemous con-
duct of a comedian in the habit of a priest-A number of these in-
stances-Speech of Abbey Seyes-The convention adjourn to at-
tend the worship of Liberty--Danton votes in favour of salaries to
the Clergy--The reason—These attacks on the Clergy on account
of the government's hatred of the Gospel-The Lord's day cried
down and decades preferred— The magnificent Church of St. Ge-
nevieve in Paris, changed into a pantheon--remarkable declaration
of an unknown person in the midst of their idolatrous worship--On
finishing, the most extravagant effusions of joy break forth, with
mutual congratulations on their success--Bible taken from the
tail of an ass and burned--Notwithstanding, a chosen few, like
Elijah's seven thousand men are preserved in secret, mourning be-
tween the porch and the altar-Toulon taken--Civil war in La
Vendee--Destroyed and 300,000 persons lost their lives--Opinion
of Carriere-French again successful every where-Estes's jour-
ney from Lovaine to Liege-Mountain party triumphant--Admi.
nisters the government with fury and terror-- The hearts of men fail
them for fear-In Germany the distress intolerable and universal
-Jacobins split among themselves--Robertspierre commands with
unlimited sway_Sends thirty-two of his old associates to the gul-


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