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ON

THE APOCALYPSE:

CRITICAL, EXPOSITORY, AND PRACTICAL;

DELIVERED BEFORE THE

University of Cambridge;

BEING THE

HULSEAN LECTURES FOR THE YEAR 1848.

BY

CHR. WORDSWORTH, D.D.

CANON OF WESTMINSTER;

FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

AND PUBLIC ORATOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.

LONDON:

FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.

Μακάριος ο αναγιγνώσκων, και οι ακούοντες τους λόγους της προφητείας, και τηρούντες τα εν αυτή γεγραμμένα.

APOCALYP. 1. 3.

Μακάριος ο τηρών τους λόγους της προφητείας του βιβλίου τούτου.

APOCALYP. Χxii. 7.

APOCALYPSIS Joannis tot habet sacramenta quot verba. Parum dixi pro merito voluminis. Laus omnis inferior est. In verbis singulis multiplices latent intelligentiæ. S. Hieronymus ad Paulin. Ep. L. tom. iv. Ρ.

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TO THE

STUDENTS

OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,

AND OF ALL OTHER SCHOOLS AND SEMINARIES

OF SOUND AND USEFUL LEARNING,

Are inscribed

THESE LECTURES

ON A BOOK PROVIDED BY THE DIVINE GOODNESS

FOR THEIR GUIDANCE, WARNING, AND ENCOURAGEMENT,

IN THE TRIALS OF THE LATTER DAYS.

PRE FACE.

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The Present Volume forms the Sequel and Conclusion of the Author's Hulsean Lectures “on the Canon of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament.”

The greater portion of these Discourses was preached before the University of Cambridge in the months of April and October, 1848*; and they are now published in compliance with the injunctions of the pious and learned Founder of the Lectureship, the REVEREND John HULSE.

In some of the following Lectures reference will be found to an APPENDIX, which the Author had intended, in the first instance, to add to this Volumet;

They were also preached at Westminster Abbey, in the same year.

In committing the whole to the Press, it has not been thought requisite to distinguish what was preached the other parts, for the delivery of which time did not suffice.

+ See note to p. 113.

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