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gyptians, as distinguished from Ifraelites; the History of Jews as distinguished from Egyptians (Jofephus). The setting up of any altar besides that at Jerufalein, was considered by God as setting up an altar against his altar, and it exposed persons to his curse; but this oracle allures ns, that the perfons vowing and building the altar are certainly blefled: “ The Lord of hofts shall bless them, saying, Biessed be Egypt my people,” &c. If there were profelytes to the Jewish religion, from among THE DWELLERS IN Ecypr, at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, who were converted to the Christian Faith, as a kind of first fruits: How much more copious should be the harvest, which produced a regular dispensation of Gospel ordinances. A JULIAN himself attests the fulfil. ment of this prediction, Epift. li. “ By the gods, I am not a little ashamed, that any of Alexandria should dare to confess himself a Galilean. There was a time when the ancestors of the Hebrews served the Egyptians: But ye, Alexandrians, Egypt being subdued, patiently endure slavery to the despisers of the dogmas of your ancestors, which is against all right." Upon the whole, VITRINGA concludes that this testimony is an evidence not only of the accomplishment of this prophecy, but also of that in Pfal. Ixxxvii. 4. “ I will make mention of Rahab (or E. gypt) and Babylon to thein that know me.”. Eng cateris miffis, verba notabilia Juliani, in Epistola ad A. lexandrinos, quibus hanc mutationem exprobrat : Equi. dem pudore, per Deos, haud mediocri teneor, Alexandrini, quod illus apud vos GALILÆUM (Christianum) se fateri audeat Hebræorum quondam verorum Parentes Ægyptiis ferviebant : at vos, Alexandrini, modo Ægypto fubatta, (hanc enim conditor vester fibi fubjecit :) sois ** τολιγωρηκαίσι των πατρίων δογμάτων δελείαν εθελέσιον, αντικρυς παλαιών θεσμών υφίς ασθε. patriorum dogmatio contemporibus servire fponte contra antiqua jura fuftinetis. Sic fides facta Oraculo (Pfal. lxxxvii. 4-) ejufdem fenfus cujus hæc eft prophetia : Commemorabo RAHABUM (Ægyptum) et BABELEM inter eos qui me cognofcunt." Vio TRINCA, Comment, in Ifaiam, p. 782. Now, it is well known that the Primitive Christians literally swore unto the Lord of Hofts, as appears from the monuments of antiquity formerly adduced.

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YOVENANTING was lefs general in Ireland than in

Britain, as a great number of Protestants fell by the dreadful massacre in that kingdom ; and, probably, because the followers of Archbp Usher adhered to what was called the ROYAL CAUSE. There were a great number of Scots, however, who had settled in the northern parts of Ireland; these clave to their brethren, and supported, with distinguished courage, every part of Reformation principles. The labours of a Blair and a Livingstone were eminently fuccessful in that kingdom ; and the fruit they afterwards produced appeared in the ready acceptance, and renovation of the Solemn League. And many Irish Protestants followed their example : As appears from the declaration of the Presbytery of Bangor in the year 1649, That they and others had renewed this covenant. In the several congregations of Irish Proteftants, a representation was read against the proceedings of the Sectarian Party that beheaded King Charles 1. and these Protestants avow the Solemn League as their cwn covenant. Not only so, but as late as 1662, fiftynine ministers of the Synod of Bellimenoch, who were most zealous covenanters, refused to conform to Episcopacy, considering it as abjured by the Solemn League ; which gives us the strongest proof that covenanters were not so inconsiderable in the kingdoin of Ireland as fome have imagined.

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sheets, when at home, with every degree of diligence possible, yet several ERRATA have crept into the work. It is hop'd the candisl reader will forgive smaller mistakes, and correct the following thus :-P. 336. Note, third line from the foot, for HEARTS read HEART.-P. 521. sis lines from the foot, the following part of the quotation has been amitted: “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy feed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and thy seed after thee.”—P. 548. Note, fecond line from the foot, after the marks of quotation add, See Dr Whitby on Matth. v. 21.-P. 636. line ninth from the top, for COMES read CAME,

The spelling in ancient deeds, such as the League of Smalkald, is preserved as in the monuments in which they are to be found,

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George Elliot, bookseller,
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And. Ewen, weaver, there Mr Drummond, student in Divinity

E Robert Davidson, Esq; Pin- Mr Ferrier, Aytonhall naclehill

Gavin Frain, supervisor, Kel. Thomas Dun, Fairbairn-mill. so Andrew Dobbie, tenant in Tho. Fair, merchant, there Fitheracre

Tho. Fraser, ditto, there William Dun

James Forbes, schoolmalter, Janet Davidson

there John Davidfon

James Fairbairn, 13 Peter Davidson

John Forsyth Ralph Dickie

Adam Foreinan Ralph Dickiefon

James Foord, weaver, SuitAndrew Davidson

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Agnes Fair
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Margaret Finlayson
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