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Historical ACCOUNT

OF THE

LIFE and R EIGN

OF

D A VID King of ISRAEL.

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Historical ACCOUNT

OF THE

LIFE and REIGN

OF

D A V I D
King of ISRAEL:

Interspersed with Various
CONJECTURES, DIGRESSIONS,

and DISQUISITIONS.

In which (among other things)
Mr.BAYLE'S CRITICISMS upon the Conduct

and Character of that PRINCE, are fully
considered.

By the Author of Revelation Examin'd with Candour.
And be shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

that bringeth forth his fruit in bis season. His leaf
also fall not wither.

PSAL, I.

LONDON:
Printed for J. OSBOR N, at the Golden-Ball in Pater-noster Row.
And Sold by W.INNYs and R. Manby, C. RIVINGTON, T. LONGMAN,

S. Birt, J. and P. Knapton, T. Astley, S. Austin, C. HITCH,
J. Wood and C. WOODWARD, near St. Paul's; T. Woodward
and C. BATHURST in Fleet-street ; J. Hodges on London-Bridge ;
R. Dopsley in Pallmall; H. Chapelle in Grosvenor-street; R.
Hett and J. DAVIDSON in the Poultry; and J. LEAKE, at Bath.

M. DCC. XL.

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Tappant Prest. Ass. 3-14-1932

THE

PREFACE.

T

HE praises bestowed upon
DAVID by sacred writers,

and the calumnies heaped upon him by some others of a different denomination, strongly, and, I think, nctum rally engaged my curiosity to search into bis history, in order to satisfy myself in his real character. And as this search engaged me in an exact and particular enquiry into all parts of his life and conduet, I found them filled with a surprizing series of rare incidents

, and interesting events; and such as either supplied or fuggefied a great variety of curious observations

and

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