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while Life lasted, it was full of Eyes, till it had performed its part, declared all was finished, and given up the Ghoft. So though there was a Presence in the inani. mate Emblems, if after that the dead Body could not be full of Eyes, and acts whether the Soul was fo, and acted, I de. termine not; but I suppose it was full of Eyes, and acted. After the Lion had in Man vanquished Sin, Death and Hell, and assumed the Power, his first. Action was to raise the Humanity, doc. and after with or by him executed the rest. The Description repeated, ver. 8. And they rest not Day and Night, saying, Holy holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. 9. And when those Beasts give Glory and Honour and Thanks to him that sat on the Throne. Ver. 10. The four and twenty Elders fall down before him that fat on the Throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their Crowns before the Throne, saying for thou hast created all Things Rey. v. 5.- The Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevaild. The Exhibition was changed : The Power and the Administration or Exercise of it was transferr’d. 6. And I beheld, and lo in the midst of the Throne and of the four

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Beasts- tood a Lamb as it had been
pain, having seven Horns and seven
Eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God And he came and took the Book
out of the Right-hand of him that fat on
the Throne, (Allegor. Moral. super Apo-
calyps. p. 240. “ John had heard the Lion
and Paw the Lamb: The Lamb was sain:
the Lamb open'd the Book, and the Lion
opend it. At length, the Lamb who was
flain (say the Elders) is worthy to receive
Strength; not to lose his Meakness, but
to receive Strength, that he might con-
tinue a Lamb and be a Lion.") And when
he had taken the Book, the four Beasts
and four and twenty Elders fell down
before the Lamb, having every one of
them Harps and golden Vials full of In-
cenfe, which are the Prayers of Saints.
And they sung a new Song, saying
For thou walt Nain, and hast redeemed
us to God by thy Blood, out of every
Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and
Nation; and hast made us unto our God
Kings and Priests, and we shall reign
on the Earth (though haft redeemed us
has been apply'd to the four Beasts, yet
'tis only to them who were of Kindreds,
Tongues and People, which three of the

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Beasts were not, so hast made us (MS. A. &T autor) Kings and Priests. Yet ideally speaking, the hieroglyphical Representations, and the Priests had been Refidentiaries, Hostages pawn'd to every Tribe, &c. for Christ's Performance ; and when Christ discharged himself, and the other

Aleim,, ftom the conditional Execration, he also redeemed the hieroglyphical Pledges, and the Priests; paid what their Institutors and they were pawn'd for, and thereby freed them, and proved them to be what they really were, Representatives of a King and a Priest ; belides redeeming the Priests, among other. Men, from their Sins, &c.) V. 13. which the Obfervator cites, And every Creature heard I saying, Blessing, and Honour, and Glory, and Power, be unto him that fitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever, and the four Beasts said Amen. 6. ļ. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the Seals, and I heard as it were the Noise of Thunder, (Voice of God) one of the four Beasts, saying, Come and see. 7.9.- stood before the Throne and before the Lamb

-cryed Salvation to our God, which sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb. 11. And all the Angels stood

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round about the Throne, and the Elders, and the four Beasts, and fell before the Throne (which had the new emblematical Exhibition upon it) on their Faces, and (as predicted) worshipp'd Godma-15. And he that sitteth on the Throne shall dwell among them. 17. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the Throne, shall feed them. viii. 3. And another Angel came and stood at the Altar, having a golden Cenfer, and there was given unto him much Incense (which the four Beasts and the Elders had before) that he mould offer it with (add it to) the Prayers of all Saints upon the Golden Altar which was before the Throne; and the Smoke of the Incense, with the Prayers of the Saints, afcended up before God, out of the Angel's Hand. Vid. Pf. 141. 2. Jer. 19. 26. Rev. y. 8. o al. cited Glory or Gravity, p. 167. The Use of Reason Recovered, p. 259.

As the four Béafts and Elders had preferved the Incense, or Prayers of Believers ; so some had preserved the Wrath of God against Unbelievers. Rev. xv. -7. xvi. I. For one of the four Beasts gave unto the Seven Angels (a sufficient Number of Agents, or &c.) feven golden Vials to inVOL. VI.

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flict it upon them. xiv. 1. Le a Lamb stood on the Mount Sion. 3. And they sung as it were a new Song before the Throne and before the four Beasts and the EldersThe first Fruits unto God and to the Lamb. xix. 4. And the four and twenty Elders and the four Beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the Throne, saying, Amen, Alleluja. The Reasons why there were two Cherubs upon the Mercy-seat are given. Those in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple are not explained. In the first Exhibition of this Manifestation, in Ezek. Ch. i. The Man, as a Prophet, and the Lion joined with him, was plac'd foremost, then the Bull, then the Eagle. The next Exhibition, Ch. x. the Bull first, when he was to take Vengeance on the Man, next after the Bull the Man, who was to act and suffer the Part of the Priest, next the Lion; so there their Faces are not exhibited united, and lastly the Eagle. The next Exhibition, Ch. xli. only the Man and the Lion, when they contended for, or were poffeffed of, the Palm. The next in Revelations, when the Lion had conquered, and the Man was suffering, the Lion was first, then the Bull, then the Man, and laftly the Eagle. After that the Lion and

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