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THAT HAVE BEEN FULFILLED, ARE Now FULFILLING,
Relative to the
GREAT PERIOD OF 1260 YEARS ;
THE PAPAL AND MOHAMMEDAN APOSTACIES;
THE TYRANNICAL REIGN OF ANTICHRIST, OR THE INFIDEL
croRNovo H AND STEBB1N3, PRINTERs.
To The HONOURABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD, SHUTE BARRINGTON, LL.D.
THE kindness which I have uniformly experienced, particularly in a late instance, from your Lordship, encourages me to request permission to place the following Work under your protection. It treats of a subject peculiarly interesting to every serious Protestant : for the famous period of 1260 prophetic days, so frequently mentioned by Daniel and St. John, comprehends the tyrannical reign of those three great opponents of the Gospel, Popery, Mohammedism, and Infidelity. This period indeed may not improperly be styled the permitted hour of the powers of darkness; since the true Church is represented as being in an afflicted and depressed state during the whole of its continuance, and since its expiration will be marked by a signal display of the judgments of God upon his enemies and by the commencement of a new and happy order of things. In the subject which I have chosen so many eminent expositors have preceded me, that I fear my choice of it alone may render me liable to the charge either of needless repetition, or of unwarrantable presumption. Your Lordship however, I am confident, will not prejudge me from the mere statement of my subject : and the can