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trophe, taken from an American paper put into my hands, a short time ago, by a gentleman from New York:

England, fair Island Queen ! across thy brow
Dark clouds have passed—but it is calmer now.
With anxious eye we watch'd the gathering storm,
While pale thy cheek, and all convulsed thy form ;
And trusted that our fathers' God would shed
His shield of love around thine honoured head.
That hour of peril thou hast safely past;
The gale that rocked thee, proved thy moorings fast;
Fast in the Rock of Strength : oh, trust Him yet,
And ne'er the covenant of thy God forget :
'Tis there thy safety lies, and only there ;
HIS WORD thy bulwark, and thine armour PRAYER.”

A TABLE

OF THE

CHRONOLOGY of the PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES

AS EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED IN THIS WORK.

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B.C.
1921 The calling of Abraham from a land of idolatry,

Grant to him and his posterity of the land of

Canaan.
His sojourn in Egypt with Sarah.

The commencement of the" First prophetical Period,

of 430 years. 1891 Isaac mocked by Ishmael, and the latter

banished by Abraham from his house. The separation of the two seeds.

The commencement of the "First prophetical Period,

of 400 years:
1491 Departure of Israel from the land of Egypt.

Drying up of the Red Sea.
Destruction of the Egyptian army.

The termination of the First prophetical Period,

of 430 and 400 years.
1451. Conquest of Canaan under Joshua.
1012. Grant of the throne to David and his pos-

terity.
975. Separation of the kingdoms of Israel & Judah.
748. Rome founded-under kings, the first of the

seven heads.
742 Powerful confederacy formed against Ahaz

king of Judah, with the intention of remov-
ing the throne from the house of David.

The commencement of the Second Period,of 65

years.
740. Ahaz calls in the assistance of the Assyrians,

who, after defeating his enemies, lead a part
of Israel, one of the confederate hosts, into
captivity.

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B.c.

731. Shalmaneser king of Assyria invades Israel, 727 Shalmaneser takes Samaria, the capital of the

kingdom of Israel, and carries the people away captive.

This forms the first commencement of the Fifth

Period,or of the 2520 years' captivity of Israel. 724. Shalmaneser again invades Israel in conse

quence of Hoshea refusing to pay tribute. 722. Shalmaneser again takes Samaria. 714. Sennacherib king of Assyria invades Judah,

but, appeased by a tribute, returns. 710. Sennacherib again invades Judah, and finding

that Egypt had formed an alliance to assist

Hezekiah, he goes to reduce that kingdom. 708. Sennacherib suddenly stopped in his career of

conquest by the miraculous destruction of
his
army

before Jerusalem. 677-6 Esarhaddon carries away the small remnant of

Israel, which remained after Shalmaneser's invasion, into Assyria, and thus totally and finally destroys the kingdom of Israel from being a nation.

1. This event forms the termination of the Second Period," of 65 years.

2. It forms the second commencement of the Fifth

Period,of the 2520 years of Israel's captivity. Esarhaddon also invades Judea, and carries Manasseh into captivity.

This may be considered to form a first commencement of the 2520 years' application to Judah ; and it is remarkable that it was not a captivity of the people, as was the case with Israel, but it was the captivity of the

king.
The commencement of “

GENTILES.” 606 ...... Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon and Assyria,

invades Judea, takes Jerusalem, and carries captive a great number of Jews.

This event forms the first commencement of the Third Period,consisting of the 70 years' Babylonish

captivity. 603. Jehoiakim revolts from Nebuchadnezzar. 602-1 Jehoiakim is re-conquered, removed from the

throne, and, dying soon after, is succeeded by his son Jehoiachin, who is carried to Babylon, and remains in captivity many years. till his death. The crown was thus finally removed from Judah, and the so

THE TIMES OF THE

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B.C.

vereignty given into the hands of the Gentiles.

This great event forms the full commencement of the Fifth Period,of 2520 years, in its application to the kingdom of Judaħ.

It is the time of the full setting up of the great image in its head of gold, which signifies the Babylonian monarchy.

It forms the first appearance of the other symbolical vision of the four great monarchies, which represents this

empire as a lion with eagles' wings. 588 ...... Jerusalem re-taken and destroyed by Nebu

chadnezzar, the temple burnt, and the remainder of the Jews carried into captivity.

This forms the second commencement of the Third Period,consisting of the 70 years of the Babylonish

captivity. 536 ... ... Babylon is taken by Cyrus, Belshazzar the

king slain, the empire overturned, and the Persian, or the second general, monarchy established.

The breasts and arms of silver of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.

The bear with three ribs between its teeth of Daniel's vision of the wild beasts. Edict of Cyrus for the return of the Jews from

Babylon their own land, under the conduct of Zerubbabel.

This event forms the first termination of the Third

Period,or the Babylonish captivity of 70 years. 518 ...... Edict of Darius Hystaspes king of Persia, for

the more complete return of the Jews to their own land, and the more thorough restoration of the Jewish state.

The second termination of the Third Period,or

the 70 years' captivity in Babylon. 508. The second of the “ seven heads of Rome

established, by the overthrow of the kingly authority and the appointment of two annual Consuls, or a republican form of govern

ment. 493. Dictators introduced in the government of

Rome, forming the third head.” 480. Xerxes king of Persia stirs up the realm of

Greece against him by his invasion of that

country. 457-6 Celebrated decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus

king of Persia to Ezra, denominated “the

B.C.

going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem.”

1. The commencement of the Fourth Period,or the 490 years' prophecy of Daniel, to the death of Christ.

2. The commencement of the Sixth Period,or the 2300 years, to the restoration of the Jews and cleansing

of the sanctuary. 451. The fourth head” of the Roman govern

ment established, by the appointment of the

Decemviri. 444. Second edict of Artaxerxes, given to Nehe

miah, for re-building the walls of Jerusalem. 421. The fifth head” of the government of

Rome established, by the appointment of

Military Tribunes. 331 The Persian monarchy overturned by Alex

ander the Great; Darius Codomanus, the king, slain ; and the Grecian, or third general, monarchy established.

The belly and thighs of brass of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.

The leopard with four wings, having four horns, of Daniel's vision of the wild beasts.

The decisive conflict between the ram and he-goat, or

between the kings of Persia and Greece. 168 The Grecian monarchy overturned by the con

quest of Macedon; Perseus, the last king, being deposed and carried away captive by the Roman consul. By this event the Roman, or fourth and last general, monarchy of the Gentiles was established.

The legs of iron, and feet and toes of iron and clay, of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.

The beast with great iron teeth, devouring and stamping on the residue with his feet, and having ten

horns, and among them a little horn, also seven heads. 167. The persecuting edict of Antiochus Epiphanes

against the Jews.

The revolt of the Maccabees. 63. The Jews become tributary to the Romans, on

Jerusalem being taken by Pompey. 27. The “ sixth head,” or Imperial form of government, established in Rome, in the

person

of Octavius Cæsar, surnamed by the senate Augustus.

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