Brief Commentaries Upon Such Parts of the Revelation and Other Prophecies as Immediately Refer to the Present Times

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General Books, May 12, 2012 - 136 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 Excerpt: ...the events of the sirst vial) the political body of the French nation was covered over with political boils and ulcers, from the crown of the head to the soles of her seet. The monarch, .the head of the state, was weak and ever undecided, resolving and receding, rejecting and then embracing the very measures he had'before rejected, however corrupt and ruinous; in short, so enseebled by the ulcerated condition of the whole politic body, that he was incapable of executing any, when nothing but the jironge/i mealures could heal the distempered state. The members of his cabinet were corrupt, persidious, and ambitious; adding to the public consusion, in hopes to ride prosperousty even in the whirlwind of anarchy, and to direct the storm. The national councils, which, for the most partj consisted of the illiterate dregs of the people, were often changing from bad to worse. The most solemn and important of their debates were attended by anaichy and uproar, ever silencing the voice of reason and justice. Their decrees were formed by sactions without, and pasted by the intimidating clamours and vocisserations of the lowest dregs of the people in the galleries, hired for the purpose, within; all tending to increase the public disorder, and, in short, to destroy the constitution. The magistracy, to whom the execution of the laws, and the preservation of the public peace, were committed, not only entirely ""; neglected neglected the duties of their offices, and thus let the people loose frortr all the restraints of law; but joined with others to break through the laws, and to aggravate the public distemper. Thus the fluids of the head, and that part of the civil society called the State, lu longer able nor sit to perform the ofsices asligned them by. the...

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