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Dr Tillotson late Arch-Bp of Cant. in his 2d sermon concerning the Divinity of or B. Saviour, |p. 90,| hath these words

And that he was not not {sic} only with God before he assumed humane nature but also was really God St Paul tells us: Let this mind be in you wch was also in Christ Iesus who being in the form of God ὀυχ᾽ ἁρπαγμὸν ἡγήσατο, did not arrogate to himself to be equal with God, that is, he made no ostentation of his Divinity. For this I take to be ye true meaning of ye phrase, both because it is so used by Plutarch, & because it makes ye sense more easy & current, thus, who being in ye form of God did not assume an equality wth God, that is he did not appear in ye glory of his Divinity wch was hid under a veil of humane flesh & infirmity &c.

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– Ian 13, & therefore the ten horns were now to receive power as kings. The Dragon by & accordingly the{ir} Empire began at this \very/ time to break into the ten kingdoms The Drag [And first the Dragon by giving the Beast his power & throne became one of his horns. ffor the ten horns are kings wch give their power & strength to the Beast (Apoc. 17.13.) & power was given to the Beast over all kindreds & tongues & nations & all that dwelt upon the earth worshipped him whose names were not written in ye book of life. The same year] \For/ the Visigoths under the conduct of Alaricus rose from their seats in Thrace \presently after the death of Theodosius/ & made war upon the Empire, & at length seated themselves in Gallia & Spain. The same yeare the Hunns Alans & Vandals rose up in arms & began to make war upon the Empire & so did the Suevians the same year or soon after & these nations marching to the Rhene joyned the {sic} Burgundians upon the Rhene joyned them, & passed the Rhene at Ments, \invaded Gallia/ put ye Salian Franks into commotion & gave occasion to the revolt of Britain & after some wars seated them selves in various parts of ffrance & Spain. And all these \ten/ kingdoms (one of the Greeks \{west} western Empire {Their Emperors} {sic}/ one of the Visigoths, \one of the Hunns {illeg}/, one of the Vandals, two of the Alans \one of the Sweves/ one of the Burgundians, one of the Franks, \& two of the/ |&| {illeg} one of the Britains) were formed within the space of twelve or 13 years after the death of Theodosius received power as kings most of them upon the death of Theodosius & the rest within the space of 12 or 13 years after his death, the Empire breaking into these ten kingdoms by a \one/ continued series of war, as hath been explained above. As the Leopard . . . . . her Beast.

Yet considering that the ten horns are ten kings wch give t agree & give their kingdom \power & strength/ unto ye Beast & that the Dragon gave the Beast his power & throne & great authority & that the {illeg} power was given to the Beast over all kindreds & tongues & nations & all that dwelt upon the earth worshipped him whose names were not written in the book of life: we may in some sense reccon that the Dragon when he gave the beast his power & throne became one of his horns. And in this sense the western Empire may be considered not as one of the horns but as the body of ye Beast to whom the ten kings give their power & strength. And where its said tha I saw the Beast & the kings of the earth & their armies &c gathered together &c (Apoc 19.19) the Beast & the kings of the earth may be taken for the body of the Beast & his horns. But whether the kings of the earth are the horns of the Beast or the kings of the east, time will discover {illeg} or what is to be understood by them, time will discover. At present (that after I observe that after it was|is| said that the Dragon gave ye Beast his throne & power & great authority & that all ye world wondred after the Beast it is added in the next words that they wor < text from f 2r resumes > \shipped/ the Dragon which gave power unto the Beast, & they worshipped the Beast saying, Who is like |un|to the Beast? Who is able to make war with him? And by these words the Dragon & Beast are still considered as two distinct dominions bodies & the Greek Empire still continues to be the Dragon, & the power of ye Beast is universal \only/ in respect of his worship. After his resurrection from the dead, the two-horned Beast became his Priest, conescrated him & \in the east, by consecratiō/ created all his power in the eas as a God, & caused the eastern nations to erect & an image to him & to worship him & his image & wonder after him.

Vpon the ceasing of the line of Hunnimund the son of Hermaneric, the Ostrogoths lived without kings of their own nation about 40 years together, most of wch timethey spent in Pannonia. ‡ < insertion from lower down f 2r > ‡ For they came over the Danube (according to Procopius{)} about the same time that the Vandals & Alans passed the Rhene & the Visigoths invaded italy \that is, about the year 407 or 408/. And when Attila began to make war upon the Romans, wch was in the year 444, he made Valamir with his brothers Theudemir & Videmir \the grandsons of Winithar/, Captains or kings of these Ostrogoths. And in the 12th year of Valamir's reign dated from thence, the Hunns were driven out of Pannonia by these Goths < text from f 2r resumes > [When Attila began to make war upon the Romans, wch was in the year 444, he made Valamir with his brothers Capitains or kings over them, & [{illeg} the \ejection of the Hunns in the/ end of ye year 455 was in the 12th year of his reign dated from thence.] in the 12th year of his reign dated from thence, the Hunns were driven out of Pannonia].

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The Laws & offences Before Moses.

The cheife sin of ye old world for wch twas drownd was Luxury. Gen 6.1, 2, 4, 5

Pride \& affectation of worldly Pomp/ reproved by the confusion of languages at Babel. Gen 11

God promiseth that in Abram all nations shall be blessed. Gen 12,3. 18,18, 22,18. viz by {illeg}

Adultery reporoved Gen 12,17 In Pharaoah \& Abimelech/ for taking Abrams wife, & Isaacks Gen

ffaith ye foundation of pleasing god. In Abrahams manifold obedience

Noah recommended for his justness & uprightnesse. Gen

Sodom & Gomorrah burnt for attempting ye sin of uncleanness on ye {illeg}|t|wo angells

Ioseph declineth Adultery wth Potiphers wife as a Sin.

Iudah being told that his daughter in law Thamar was a harlot commanded her to be burnt but she was with child commanded by him self & brought for {sic} Pharez & Zara, of Pharez came Christ.

Hospitableness in Abram & Lot receiving ye angells that went to Sodom.

|Note,| 1 Adultery before ye law of Moses was a Sin universally acknowledged, & ye bond of Matrimony \esteemed/ strickt. {above} As appeares in yt Abram feared he might be slayn for his wifes sake & Pharoh & Albimeleck chid Abram for not saying Sarah was his wife. This probably was from ye first institution of marriage.

2 If the elder brother dyed the next was to rayse seed to him and so on Gen

3 Multiplicity of wives & concubines were allowed as appears by Iacobs 2 wives Rachel & Leah, & Concubines Billah & Zilpah of whom came ye 12 Patriarchs

4 Worshipping by sacrifise Gen 4,3. & 13,18. & 22,2.

5 Idolatry Gen 31 19 & 35 2.

6 The Sabbath observed Gen 2,3 & Exod 16,22 & 23

7 Eating of blood forbidden Gen 9.4

The laws revealed to Moses Exod 20, 21, 22, 23. Levit 4, 5, 6, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 26, 27.

The 10 Commandments Exod 20.

Instead of worshiping \god/ by & = an altar images an alter is injoyned for sacrifice & that without of unhewn stone to prevent turning it to idolatrous uses. Exd 20 25, Nor must there be steps to go up it

The laws of men-slaves. & weomen-slaves 21,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Murder Exod 21.12, 14

Manslaughter Exod. 21.13,

Manstealing death Exod 21.16

Cursing parents death Exod 21.17

If two strive, & one smite the other that he keep his bed, the smiter shall pay for the loss of his time & shall cause him to be throughly healed Exod 21.18.

Smighter of his servants Exod 22|1|.20, 26, 27.

Hurting a woman wth child Ex. 21.22, 23, 24, 25.

Ox goaring. Ex. 21.28, 29- ad 32.

Occasioning harm. Exod 21.33, 34.

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And as for generations I say that Hippocrates was 17 generations {illeg} by the fathers \side/ (& 18 by the mothers) side from Hercules inclusively, & reccon those generations at 28 or 30 years a piece, they being by the chief of the family so as to be remembred. & \by consequence for the most part by ye eldest sons/ Whereas by his recconing they must take up above sixty years a piece. Which is much beyond the course of nature.

Whereas \But/ he makes the Argonaut Hercules 534 years older then I do, & by this recconing these 17 generations must take up \above/ 60 years to a g\en/eration. Which is very much beyond the course of nature.

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