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offer, and for Your GRACE to receive.
At the same
time it affords me an additional pleasure in giving me an
opportunity of acknowledging publicly my obligations to Your Grace for favours great in themselves, but made much greater by your handsome manner of conferring them, unsolicited, unalked, unexpected. I will not say undeferved, because that would be calling Your GRACE's judgment in question ; but I will endeavour to deserve
them : and indeed I should think any preferment ill be
stowed upon me, that did not incite and animate me more
to profecute my studies, and thereby to prove myself
more worthy of Your Grace's favour and kindness to,
0:r Saviour's prophecies relating to the ditruction of Je
IN FOUR PARTS.
Prophecies and miracles continued longer in the Jewish
church than in the Christian, and why, 1. No Chrifa tian prophecies recorded, but some of our Saviour and his apostles, particularly St Paul and St John, 2. A short summary of our Saviour's prophecies, 2. None more remarkable than those relating to the destruction of Jerusalem, which were written and published seve. ral years before that event, 3. Our Saviour's tender. ness and affection for his country shown in his lamenting and weeping over Jerusalem, 5. The magnifi. cence of the temple, and particularly the prodigious size of the stones, 6. The total and utter destruction of the city and temple foretold, and both destroyed accordingly, 7. The purport of the disciples question and the phrases of the coming of Christ and of the end of the world, shown to signify the destruction of Jerufalem, 9. The disciples ask two things, first the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, and secondly the figns of it; our Saviour answers the last first, 10. False Christs the first sign, 11. The next signs wars and rumours of wars, 13. Nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, 13. Famines, pestilences,
After the circumstances which passed before the fiege, we
of these deceivers and of Jesus Christ, 43. The force