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CHAP. X. a preparatory vifion to the prophecies relat-

ing to the western church; p. 226, 227. The angel
with the little book or codicil to the larger book of
the Apocalyps; p. 227. This properly difpofed un-
der the fixth trumpet, to defcribe the ftate of the wef-
tern church after the defcription of the ftate of the
eaftern; ibid. Cannot be known what things were
meant by the feven thunders; ibid. Tho' the little
book defcribes the calamities of the western church,
yet it is declared that they fhall all have a happy pe-
riod under the feventh trumpet; p. 228. St. John
to publish the contents of this little book as well as
the larger book of the Apocalypfe; ibid.




CHAP. XI. ver. 1-14: the contents of the little book;

p. 229, &c. The meafuring of the temple to fhow

that during all this period there were fome true Chrif

tians, who conformed to the rule and measure of God's

word; p. 230. The church to be trodden under foot
by Gentiles in worship and practice forty and two
months; p. 231. Some true witneffes however to
protest against the corruptions of religion; ibid. Why
faid to be two witneffes; ibid. To prophecy in fack-
cloth, as long as the grand corruption itself lafted;
ibid. The character of thefe witneffes, and of the
power and effect of their preaching; p. 232. The
Espaffion, and death, and refurrection, and afcenfion of
the witnefies; p. 233-235. Some apply this pro-
phecy of the death and refurrection of the witneffes to
John Hufs and Jerome of Prague, whofe doctrin re-

¿ vived after their death in their followers; p. 235.

Others to the proteftants of the league of Smalcald,

who were entirely routed by the emperor Charles V.

in the battle of Mulburg, but upon the change of af-

fairs the emperor was obliged by the treaty of Paffau

to allow them the free exercife of their religion; p.

235, 236. Some again to the maffacre of the pro-

teftants in France, and to Henry III's afterwards

granting them the free exercife of their religion; p.

236, 237. Others again to later events, Peter Jurieu

to the perfecution of the proteftants by Lewis XIV,

Bishop Lloyd and Whifton to the duke of Savoy's

perfecution of the proteftants in the valleys of Pied-

mont, and his re-eftablishing them afterwards; p. 237,

238. In all these cafes there may be fome refem-

blance, but none of thefe is the laft perfecution, and

therefore this prophecy remains yet to be fulfilled ;

p. 238, 239. When it thall be accomplished, the

fixth trumpet and the fecond woe fhall end; p. 239.

An hiftorical deduction to fhow that there have been

fome true witneffes, who have profeffed doctrins con-

trary to thofe of the church of Rome, from the fe-

venth century down to the Reformation; p. 239, &c.

Witneffes in the eighth century; p. 239, 240. The.


emperors Leo Ifauricus and Conftantine Coprony-

mus, and the council of Conftantinople; p. 240.

Charlemain and the council of Francfort; ibid. The

British churches and Alcuin; ibid. The council of

Forojulio; p. 241. Paulinus bishop of Aquileia;

ibid. Witneffes in the ninth century; p. 241–244.

The emperors of the eaft, Nicephorus, Leo Armenius,

&c. and the emperors of the weft, Charles the great,

and Lewis the pious; p. 241. The council of Paris;

ibid. Agobard archbishop of Lyons; ibid. Tran-

fubftantiation firft advanced by Pafchafius Radbertus,

and oppofed by many learned men; p. 242. Raba-

nus Maurus; ibid. Bertramus; p. 242, 243. Jo-

hannes Scotus; p. 243. Angilbertus and the church

of Milan; ibid. Claude bifhop of Turin; ibid. Wit-

neffes in the tenth century; p. 244-247. State of

this century; p. 244, 245. The council of Trofly;

P. 245.
Athelftan; ibid. Elfere earl of Mercia;

ibid. Heriger and Alfric; p. 246. The council of

Rheims; and Gerbert archbishop of Rheims; p. 247. ·

Witneffes in the eleventh century; p. 247~250.

State of this century; p. 247. William the con-

queror, and William Rufus; p. 248. Heretics of

Orleans; ibid. Heretics in Flanders; ibid. Beren-

garius and his followers; p. 248, 249. Ecclefiaftics

in Germany, &c.; p. 249. The council of Win-

chefter; p. 250. Witneffes in the twelfth century;

p. 250-257. The conftitutions of Clarendon; p.

250. Fluentius; ibid. St. Bernard; ibid. Joachim

of Calabria; p. 251. Peter de Bruis and Henry his

difciple; p. 251, 252. Arnold of Brefcia; p. 252m

The Waldenfes and Albigenfes; ibid. Their api-

nions; p. 253, 254. Teftimonies concerning this.

fect; p. 254-257. Of Reinerius, the inquifitor-

general; p. 254, 255. Of Thuanus; p. 255, 256.

Of Mezeray; p. 257. Witneffes in the thirteenth

century; p. 257-259. Farther account of the Wal-

denfes and Albigenfes; p. 257, 258. Almeric and his

difciples; p. 258. William of St. Amour; ibid. Ro-

bert Grofthead or Greathead, bishop of Lincoln; p.


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