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FROM THE FALL OF ADAM, IN PARADISE, TO THE REJECTION OF THE JEWS
AND THE CALLING OF THE GENTILES
HISTORIOGRAPHER OF THE CHURCH; AUTHOR OF A CHRONOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY
OF TIME; TWO DISCOURSES ON PROPHECY, WITH AN APPENDIX; ETC. ETC.
EDITION RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL CONVENTIONS OF 1847 AND 1850.
THE NEW YORK
R 1935 L
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,
BY SAMUEL FARMAR JARVIS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Connecticut.
HOBART & ROBBINS;
M HE present volume is of a very different character from
that which preceded it. The “ Chronological Introduction to the History of the Church,” as its title imports, was a digest of evidence, in the form of an inquiry; into which history was admitted only to relieve the labour, and enliven the dryness, of an intellectual summary. The present volume is HISTORY. The perusal of it will require no great labour of thought, or closeness of attention ; none, at least, which is not, at the same time, pleasurable. The former, as the foundation on which the whole building was to rest, required depth and solidity, but admitted little that was ornamental. The present, is the commencement of the superstructure, in which good taste requires that elegance should be combined with durability and compactness. The foundation will be viewed with most interest by the learned and the scientific ; while the generality of readers will form their estimate of its solidity less from actual examination, and more from perceiving no flaw or weakness in the building which rests upon it.
In saying this, however, the Author does not design to depreciate the usefulness of his former work, or to deter the intelligent but unlettered reader from studying it. On the contrary, it was then his object (as it is now, and has been in all his writings) to unlock and expose to common observa