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AN ESSAY O N T H E D IS PENS ATIONS OF GOD TO MAN KIND, A S R E v. E A LED IN scr IPTURE :
PRINTED BY w. Bow YER AND J. Nichols: *
SoLD BY B. w HITE, AT HoR Ace's HEAD, IN FLEET STREET.
H E very high opinion enter
tained of the Miscellamea Sacra by the Learned of all denominations, and the scarcity of the first edition, would be sufficient reasons for a second; even if the work had not received such improvements from the Author, as add new force to his arguments, and elucidation to his criticisms. He employed the intervai between its
publication in 3725; and his death in
1734 in reviewing, correóting, and enlarging it. The additions, which bear no small proportion to the original work, are now faithfully given to the
Vol. I. * a - world
world from an interleaved copy written in the Author's own hand.
The uncommon ingenuity and erudition with which Mr. Bryant has supported his hypothesis with regard to the island of Melite, has occasioned the tracing St. Paul's voyage in the new map, according to his opinion,
as well as the commonly received one;
that, upon a comparative view of both, the preference may be given to that which seems best intitled to it.
the difficulty of procuring copies of either of the preceding ones rendered it necessary.