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I am God, and there is none like Me; declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that re not yet done ; say My couusel
shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

ISAIAH xlvi.
Knock at the gates of nations : rouse their fears :
Say, Wrath is coming, and the storm appears :
But raise the shrillest cry in British ears.

COWPER.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY GEO. ELLERTON, GOUGH SQUARE ;

AND

PUBLISHED BY JAMES NISBET, BERNERS STREET ;

AND B, WERTHEIM, 57 ALDERSGATE STREET.

MDCCCXXXIV.

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PREFACE.

The increasing importance which, during the last twenty or thirty years, has been attached to the study of the prophetic writings of the Old and New Testament; and the deep interest which every individual has in the issue of the consummations which appear to be closing around us, whatever be his rank, station, or calling in society ; may well serve as an apology for any attempt to throw additional light on the difficulties which have ever been found to involve the subject.

The assertion made by Sir Isaac Newton, who, it is well known, devoted much time and study to these subjects, that, among the interpreters of the last age, there was scarcely one of note who had not made some discovery worth knowing, is a great encouragement to any person who considers he has any thing new to offer, not to

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