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SECT. I.

Concerning the prophesying of the two witnesses.

The little book commences with the year 606, or with the

beginning of the first woe-trumpet, p. 50:- What is meant

by nieasuring the temple, and not measuring the outer court

of the Gentiles, p. 51.-The two witnesses are not the Old

and New Testaments, p. 53.- Bp. Newton is perfectly right

in the spirit, though not quite accurate in the letter, of his

interpretation of their character, p. 54.- They are certainly
two churches, p.54.—Throughout the whole Apocalypse,
the idea of a twofold Church of Christ is constantly pre-
served: the Church before and the Church after, the
advent of our Lord, p. 55.-The two witnesses literally re-
present these two Churches, forming jointly the faithful
Church general: but spiritually they mean the mystical
children of the universal Church, those that are Israelites,
indeed, p. 55.- The circumstance of their being said to pro-

phesy is no objection to the supposition, that they symbolize

all God's faithful witnesses during the prevalence of the

Apostasy, p. 57.-In what sense they shut up heaven, and

smite the earth with plagues, during the time of their pro-

phesying, p. 58.-In what sense they are said to have only

one mouth, p.60.--How, and when, the two witnesses were

slain by the beast of the bottomless pit, p.69.-Our Lord was

literally crucified within the limits of the great city, p-78.

-In what manner the witnesses lay dead three days and

a half, p. 82.-The meaning of the word Hour, p. 104.-A

what period we are to divide the first woe-trumpet from the

second woe-trumpet in the history of the Western Apostasy,

p. 108

SECT. II.

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Concerning the ten-horned beast of the sea.

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The seven-headed and ten-horned beast of the sea is not the

same as his own little horn mentioned by Daniel, or the
Papacy, p. 180.-On the contrary, he is the same as Daniel's
ten-horned beast, of whom the little Papa: horn was only
a single member: that is to say, he is the temporal Roman
Empire, p. 193.---In what sense St. John beheld the rise of
the ten-horned beast, p. 197.-How the ten-horned beast is
said to continue or to practise 42 months, which is the same
period as the reign of his own little horn, p. 197.-la what
sense it is said, that this beast " was, and is not, and vet is,”
p. 199. – The apocalyptic ten-horned beast is che Roman
beast, in his revived or papally idolatrous state, p. 200.-
How he is said to have seven heads, p. 202.--In what sense
he was wounded to death by a sword under his sixth head,
and afterwards restored to life again, p. 206. An enquiry
into what is meant by the last head of the beast, p. 218.-.
His last head consists jointly of his seventh and eighth heads;
whence it may be termed his septimo-octave houd, p. 225.-
It can only be sought for among the following powers: the
line of the Western Emperors; the three Kingdoms of the
Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Lombards; the "xarchate of
Ravenna; the Popedom; and the Carloving. Empire,
p. 227.--This septimo-octave head cannot be the line of the
Western Emperors and the Papacy, p. 225.---Neither can
it be the three Gothic kingdoms in Italy and the Papacy,
p. 229.-Nor can it be the Exarchate of Ravenna and the
Papacy, p. 231.---Nor the Papacy considered as existing
in a twofold capacity, p. 233.-Hut the Pauieiate of
Rome merging into the Carlovingian Emperorship,p.239.---
While Charlemagne was l'atrician of Rom, he was the
seventh head: when he became Emperor, he was the eighth
head; the seventh and eighth heads being then, in his per-
son amalgamated, as it were, so as to form one septimo-octave
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head, p. 240.--Three objections to this scheme of interpretation answe

wered, p. 243.- No power has ever yet arisen within the limits of the Roman Empire, which at all answers to the prophetic character of the double or septimo-octave head, except the Carlovingian monarchy alone, p. 256. On what head of the beast the ten horns appeared to be growing, p. 257.-- Various points of resemblance between the beast and the revived or Papal Roman Empire, p. 258. --General statement of the whole interpretation of the symbol of the seven-headed and ten-horned beast, p. 262. ----Accomplishment of the last part of the prophecy, p. 264.

SECT. IV.

Concerning the trvo-horned beast of the earth.

The two-horned beast of the earth and the image are not Infi

delity and democratic Tyranny, p. 267.-Neither are they the French republic and the prostitute goddess of reason and liberty, p. 275.—The two-horned beast is not the same as the beast of the bottomless pit-- Ludovicus cannot be the name of the beast, p. 277.—The two-horned beast is not the Romish clergy, as contradistinguished from the Papacy, p. 281.—But he is the catholic spiritual empire of the Church of Rome, considered as including both the Pope. his head, and the regular and secular papal clergy his two lamb-like horns, or distinct ecclesiastical kingdoms, p. 283. -This spiritual empire, which at its first rise was only a small spiritual kingdom, is represented by Daniel under the symbol of a little horn springing up among the ten horns of the Roman beast: but, when the saints were given into the hand of the little horn by the Pope being constituted Bishop of Bishops and supreme head of the universal Church, the little horn became a catholic spiritual empire, and as such is represented by St. John under the symbol of a second

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