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London British Mercury (Newspaper) - February 4, 1712, London, Middlesex Printed foj "any of the Suii Fire-Office in . Street, behind the Royal Exchange, London. Wednefday FebruarV 4. 17^.. A Brief Hiftorical and Chronological Account of all the Enlpires, Kingdoms, and States of the World, and all Things remarkable that have happened in them, from the Creation, to this prefent Time. �. The P R E F A C E. NE WS and Hijiory are fo near aUfd^ that the only Difference between ihem^ feems to be, that the one informs its of what was done J n Times pajr\ and more remote from us, and the other, of what is fa late and frejh, as may be properly enough caWd1 prefent, anaI in beings if any Thing which depends on Timef niqygjeferve that Name. It mil not then appear im+ proper to pat thofe together in-cite Papm, winch have nothing incongruous in themfelves, but rather fneb a Connexion, that tie bringing down of Hijiory to our Times, will doubtlejs make our Mercuries the more valuable and compleat. It will feme to Jbfw at one FrVs*, how like th fever at Ages cf the World have been to (pie another, when we Jhall fee each of them repeating-the Tranfa&ions of the. former. tfers, Revolutions, Monarchies ereBed., Empires pulld. downt Cities built, and Cities aejirof d. Ravages. Alliances, Treaties, and all the other Varieties w& fee in ojir IkmjJji tnre of this l^mwltl o o... , ^ .v-----------, foall be mention d, fo that the whole may feme as an Index to iboje who are better ready and be a fejtfomble Information to fitch as want Leifiir&or -Inclination to turn over greater Works. Much might be added in Behalf of the Defgn^^^Bfe thereof ^ but fofiort a Hijiory muft ?iot be clogg'd with a long Preface. " ^ / . - CHAR I. From the Creation, to the Flood\ containing 1656 Tears. "^^SIHE eternal uncreated Wifdom, in the Beginning of Time, ere-W^z^*M ate$ tye Heaven and the Earth ,�Geh. i7) The Empyreal Heaven,The, Cna which St.Johtiijjiev. 21. calls\ihe New .jferttfalem, the moftjk glorious of the Works of the Almighty, as being bis own more peculiar Residence, or Divine Palace, was immediately * fiiPd with an infinite Number of Celeftial Courtiers, which 1 were the Angels, divided, according to St. Denis[^de C&lejl. Hier. c. 6. St.Greg. ^,s tym. syj and others, into nine Orders, and three Hierarchies : And the Pro-phet Damet�j:.j, v.iqjglves us to underltand, that they were numberlefs, in *We Words, ihoitfand thoufands minified d /unto.hwi, andtenihouQnd times ten � *Ai^\ . : * thoufahd
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