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«« 17 SS . The fourth vial is poured out . An utter end is put to the-Papal hierarchy , of all sorts . Many towns in Italy are burnt with fire , and Rome herself is levelled with the ground . " 1734 . All the potentates in Europe throw off the Popish yoke .
" 1735 . Now Europe begins to enjoy a perfect and general peace ; being the happy consequence of the destruction of Antichrist , and settling the kingdom of Christ in these parts . 4 € 1748 . The fifth vial is poured out . The Turkish empire is now afflicted with many and great calamities .
" 1759 . The idolatry of the Church of Rome being now removed , which was the great stumbling block that prejudiced others Against Christianity , the Jews are now converted , and , assisted by the European Powers , recover the land of Canaan from the
Turks , and are settled there . The Jews being now settled in the land of Canaan , place the several tribes in their order . They rebuild the city of Jerusalem , and a famous church for the worship of God .
" 1778 . The sixth vial is poured out upon the Turkish empire . The Mahometan superstition seems to decline . Three other vile and abominable heresies arise in that empire . These all encourage the Turks to make war with the Jews , and have frequent skirmishes ; but the Turks are always beaten .
€€ 1804 . The seventh vial is poured out . The Turks bring their whole army against the Jews , and are most terribly beaten . Their empire is torn in pieces with wars and devastations , and bombarding of towns . It is divided into three kingdoms , and after
that into six , and many kingdoms revolt entirely frpm them ; so that their whole power is broken . Here is now a glorious state of the Jews , as converted to the Christian faith , and professing the true religion , and other countries continually coming into the same religion . "
There is no mark on the MS * of its having been copied from a printed book , which may have been the case ; nor any account besides the name of the Conjecturer , whose fancy favoured him with this vision through the ivory gate . J-W . T .
568 Dr . Carpenter ' s Remark * on Dr . Stock * * Letter ,
Dr . Carpenter ' s Remarks on Dr . Stock ' s Letter . [ Dr . Stock ' s Letter , given pp , 481 —484 , was copied into Hie Bristol Mirror * a newspaper : in the same publication of the 27 th ult . appeared the following letter by Dr . Carpenter ,
which we extract . We cannot help observing , that Dr . Stock ' s change of religion and his letter have been magnified by his new friends into ridiculous importance . Intelligent
Calvimsts must , we should think , be disgusted at the hubbub raised by this conversion , as if it gave the party something new in a man of education and respectable talents . In fact , -we know that this sentiment has been
strongly felt by persons who are distinguished amongst the Calvinists for the excellence of their understanding and character . We need not say that Dr . StoL-k must be the first to feel shame , at being used as an instrument to throw new reproaches upon those
whom vulgar bigotry misnames " Socinians . " Ed . ] To the Editor of the Bristol Mirror , Great George-street . Sir , Sept . 18 , 1817-IN your last paper you inserted Dr . Stock ' s letter to the Rev . John
Rowe , with the introductory letter of the person who communicated it to the New Cvangelical Magazine of this month . As T ) r . Stock ' s letter isflnow , for the first time , submitted to the Bristol public , I request the insertion of the following observations .
The anonymous writer is widely mistaken , if he imagine that the letter had been " confined to the private circle of the Doctor ' s friends . " Copies of it had , long before , been handed about in distant parts of the kingdom .
It had been shewn , with triumphant exultation , to the advocates of his former opinions : it had been circulated by their opponents , to strengthen the faith of the wavering , or to fecal those who had wandered .
Dr . Stock too well understands the nature of evidence , to imagine that his letter assigns a single reason why another should follow his example . Those who have so * much extolled it ,
and have recently given it a species of celebrity , which his refined taste cannot relish , any more than his judgment can approve , shew that they consider the question as one which is to be
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1817, page 588, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2469/page/16/