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By Way of

Conference between Three Friends.

On the Angelical Heaven.

The Nature and Fall of Angels.

TheScriptureAccount of the State of theDEAD.

The several Benefits of theRESuRRECTiON.

The Millennium of St. John.

And the future Renovation of All Thincs.

Tending to

Illustrate the Writings of the Prophets:
And to shew theHarmony of the Sacred S Yste M.

To which is added by Way of

A P P E N D J X,

Certain Letters respecting the aforesaid Subjects.

By J. FAiCE TT."

.— So Jhall the World go on till the Return 'Ps^t,

Of him Jo lately promised to dissolve /^V' '.'

Satan with his perverted World, then raise '* * \

From the couftagrant Mass, purged and rested, (C.Jj >t"L'!'!.']

Nevu Heav'ns, new Earth, Ages of endless Date, %.'.^L'.'"i j
Founded in Righteousness and Peace and Love,

To bringsorth Fruits, Joy and eternal Bliss. '^Ci\ < . vL'"

^ Milton.

L O N D O Nt
Printed for the Author ; and sold by J. Noon, at the
White Hart in Cheapside; E. Owen, at the Golden Griffin,
in Holbom; and Mrs.OvERALL,facing the Church in the
Little Minories. MDCCLIX.

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/IS it is the Design of these Dialogues to in«" form the Mind in Points commonly reckon''d both useful, and entertaining., and at the fame Time of universal Concernment; if they are so framed as to answer their End, it is a sufficient Apology for their Publication. They might indeed have been thrown into the Form of Essays, or Dissertations on such and such Subjects; but as the present Form was designedly pitch d on to please the Publick, and for no other Reason than as judging it more entertaining, the Author hopes his Design to please will at least be pardon"d, even by such as may think he has taken an improper Way for it. He has endeavour'd at least at Truth in the Points he treats of, and if be happens in some Things to differ from some os hist Readers, as he knows it impossible to agree with every one, he has only to fay he imposes his Tenets on no one, and will as soon as convinced as readily change his Sentiments, as Philander does in Dialogue the Vth, 'where as the Reader will easily fee the Plan is alter'd, and for the very fame Reason that is there related. It is a Debate he knows which has been lately agitated, but which he has therefore purposely refrained from Reading, that he might w>t he biafs'd by any meer human Authority, but by that more serf eel Rule of Faith the sacred Writings. And to conclude, tho* he does not pretend to new Discoveries, the Reader may yet meet with some Things set here in a different Light than perhaps he has seen tbem before: and be thereby led both to study the Scripture with more Application, and to do it with more Understanding.

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