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Which have remarkably been fulfilled,
Printed for J. and R. TONson in the Strand.
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your Grace was pleased to express of the first part of this work, encourages me to set forth this last under your patronage and protection. This last is the most difficult, but yet it has been to me the most entertaining part of all. How it may approve itself to your Grace and others, I cannot pretend to say : but having been perused by the fame three eminently learned persons as the former volumes, it
presumed on that account to be less unfit
for me to offer, and for Your Grace to receive.
At the same time it affords me an additional pleasure in giving me an opportunity of acknowleging publicly my obligations to your Grace for favors great in themselves, but made much greater by your handsome manner of conferring them, unsollicited, unasked, unexpected. I will not say undeserved, because that would be calling Your Grace's judgment in question ; but I will endevor to deserve them: and indeed I should think any preferment ill bestowed upon me, that did not incite and animate me more to prosecute my studies, and thereby to prove myself more worthy of Your GRACE's favor and kindness to,
and dutiful bumble servant, Nov, 3. 1758.
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Very useful to trace the rise and progress of religi
ons and governments; p. 1. None more wonderful than that of Rome in its success and prevalence; p. 1, 2.
This signified beforehand by the Spirit of prophecy, and particularly in the Revelation; p. 3. The objećtions made to this book by several learned men; p. 3, 4.
This book difficult to explain ; p. 5. A memorable story to this purpose, of Bishop Lloyd of Worcester ; p. 5, 6." This book not therefore to be despised or neglected; p. 6. The right method of interpreting it; p.7,8. What helps and