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HISTORY of the
JOANNA BAILLIE'S POEMS, &c
14 MESSRS LONGMAN AND CO.'s SELECT LIST OF
A PRACTICAL TREATISE on the
Having at length finished my task I found
I found also that certain religions doctrines had
But here an obstacle presented itself. It has
I was obliged therefore to have this question
In what situation for instance were they found in
God so early as at the end of the second or the
Abraham the world would have been involved
With respect to the second part it was not
Eve by means of this prohibition an opportunity
Our Divines, when they speak of them generally
Heaven and Earth
God had oral intercourse with Adam and Eve,
Creatures. The perusal of a part of two chap-
Adam) by being translated to Heaven. Noah
Mosaic laws of inheritance were originally patri-
book of Job, what some of the patriarchal laws
40. I may add to this, that Job speaks in the
Adam. In fact the book of Job can only be con-
book and not believe, that Noah had frequent
(which answer Moses himself has recorded) that
32. The learned Dr. Adam Clarke in his note
But I have not done with the subject yet. It is
Adam and his attempt to hide himself from God
As both of them are of the same kind and to the
But we collect from the dialogue itself that
Syrians had begun to go offafterwards in the time
28. Now this consideration induces me to ask
But the dialogue furnishes us with another
Walking in brightness ; and my heart hath been
Moses did not fail to caution the Israelites against
2—6. Now with these materials in our hands,
The learned Calmet observes upon the verses of
The learned and laborious Dr. Hales, as quoted
The learned Bishop Cumber-
And this is the conclusion, which Dr. Adam
Sun) had generally prevailed in that Idolatrous
Job's time the worship of the people in his own
11. v. 12—26 that the young men in the patri-
He could not have lived among the men either
book of Job. Elihu there, in apologizing as a
Another of these religious notions was the
Adam would undoubtedly take the first opportu-
Now there was a day when the
33. Now what could Job have alluded to when
Thus then it was considered in Job's time to be
Another religious notion was that of the im-
Benoni." Genesis. 35 18. The learned Dr
Adam Clarke, who has bestowed great attention
"And Moses did as the Lord commanded; and
Aaron thy brother was gathered." Numbers
Some are cheerful and happy, while others are
"And it was so when the days of their feasting
But why ? Because the doctrine of appeasing
Men had also undoubtedly a notion in those
Noah also and his children would be equal-
(that is on repentance) "God is gracious to him
Nor have we any reason to suppose, that this
Idolatry began with the worship ofthe sun. We
Israelites) to bring them forth out of the land of
Egypt into a land that I had espied for them
Empire was afterwards erected. His descend-
24. We know however that they were conquer-
Chaldeans to the South of them (two of the ear-
The only case which remains for consider-
Shem ; and here we are to enquire how far his
God of Israel, your fathers dwelt on the other
I come now in the prosecution oi' my inquiry
There is reason to believe that for considerably
Sinai; and that they were moved to this diligent
Moses held out." p. 443. He says in another
These precepts were by God's command trans-
Institutions before mentioned to the land of pro-
Hinnom ; so that God at length determined upon
At length the day arrived and the people of the
God was pleased to sanctify these their medita-
(alluding to the philosophers to whom we our-
God is a being invisible and undefinable ; but if
God created man and made him a responsible
Nor did he subject himselfto such a charge after-
Can we account for it by saying, that the custom
Having made this observation we may now
Nor am I aware of more than one objection that
Hence the gradation of colour from the equator"
African nations are distinguished from each other
I may now state that anatomical researches
Anatomists have discovered it to be seated in the
I shall leave it to others to enquire whether there
Africa to the West Indies and brought from
God (which God himself had given to their an-
Saviour's conversation with thewoman at Jacob's
Here then are two declarations of the woman
Nor was this notion confined to them. It was
The Jews acquired their knowledge of the
Hence this Jew would do as the other Jews
But there were other prophecies in the Penta-
The sceptre shall not depart from
There were also other prophecies in the Pen-
(within a very short period) he was to appear
To bring in everlasting
And this righteousness would be everlasting in
I must now enquire where the people of Sa-
The Samaritans would find also the character
And here I may observe, that this new translation
Moses before his death ; (Deut. c. 33.) which the
whom his gracious designs were to be made
Saviour's time there were Jews dwelling in all
Now it is impossible that such an immense num-
As to the other or remaining population many
Saviour came into the world. With respect to
Josiah. To this they would add Isaiah and some
Sabbath-day when the inhabitants would not
am now to enquire where these Romans acquired
Romans gained their information and formed
But it may be said that the fifteen keep-
Cicerohimselfoncediscussed this partofthe verses
Stripping then the Eclogue of these accompani-
I shall now give in his own words all that he
As in metrical translations the sense is often
" herds fear huge lions. The very cradle shall pour
Heathen Poet gives of the extraordinary person
The learned Prelate then
But the existence of these imaginary prophet-
I shall now say a few words in addition to
I have only one other question to propose ; do
He could not know for instance that when God,
It would be carried by Noah over the waters of
I had occasion to state in the last chapter what
" Were ripe for execution ; when the Tower
The first is, that this same Sybil left her abode
Italy she resided in a sacred cavern near Cumae
These words will include the ideas of a conquer-
Let us now go to the Apostles and see what
Jews in those parts. Andrew had those vast
Matthew himself preached the Gospel in the
Echard Eccles. History, vol. 2. p. 395. We
In looking over the Acts of the Apostles we find
Indies ; norwas it confined to cities and the most
Asia Minor was obliged to write to the Emperor
They had done mischief to the Pagan religion,
Such was the state of things at the end of the
I have alluded as so many other effects of the
The same writer describes the state of the
Christian Church at the end of the third century
The Christians, with some inconsiderable inter-
I have now brought the reader to the place
Among the customs then in fashion they had
They considered also that the tendency and effect
Here then was another triumph of Christianity
But we are now to have the pleasure of wit-
And first the augural College at Rome began to
They were filled with all unrighteous-
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Researches Antediluvian, Patriarchal and Historical, Concerning the Way in Which Men First Acquired Their Knowledge of God and Religion, And as to What Were the Doctrines of the Churches of Adam and Noah, With an Account of the Long Night of Idol

Researches Antediluvian, Patriarchal and Historical, Concerning the Way in Which Men First Acquired Their Knowledge of God and Religion, And as to What Were the Doctrines of the Churches of Adam and Noah, With an Account of the Long Night of Idol

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Researches antediluvian, patriarchal and historical, concerning the way in which men first acquired their knowledge of God and religion, and as to what were the doctrines of the churches of Adam and Noah, with an account of the long night of idolatry, which followed and darkened the earth, and also of the means designed by God for the recovery and extension of his truths, and of their final accomplishment by Jesus Christ
Researches antediluvian, patriarchal and historical, concerning the way in which men first acquired their knowledge of God and religion, and as to what were the doctrines of the churches of Adam and Noah, with an account of the long night of idolatry, which followed and darkened the earth, and also of the means designed by God for the recovery and extension of his truths, and of their final accomplishment by Jesus Christ

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