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People of Exeter to a prodigious Degree, and was heard back as far as Radnor ten Minutes afterwards; being perhaps greater than if Ioo,ooo Barrels of Gunpowder had been fired so high at once, Nor was it, I suppose, any other than such a Ball of Fire, or rather Fire and Brimftone, which was the Instrument of Providence in the Destrućtion of Sodom and Gomorrah. Now such an one, had it fallen upon the Cities of London and Westminster, including Southwark also : and which we know no mechanical or philosophical Reason why it may not do ; all their Inhabitants would be dead in much less than a Minute’s Time. These terrible Meteors may well be here insisted on by me particularly ; be



(7.) That many, and some of them terrible Earthquakes, are to come

upon Mankind, either

from the Air above, or the Ground below, or from both together.

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cause I had Leótures upon them both, at the several Times they happened, at London ; as I had these upon occasion of the later Meteors and Earthquakes ; which I then also printed and published, in the like Manner as I now print and publish these before Ine. (7.) As to the Earthquakes, which, by the Prophecies, will not be few, they have been very lately at Rome in Italy, and particularly at Leghorn, at Naples, but chiefly atcerigo, an Island South of the Morea, where our News says 2coo perished in it; at the South of France, and especially near Pau, under the Pirenees, which the News assures us it was prodigious also, as also another at Munich in Bavaria in the very

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all such sober and serious Applications, be accompanied with the divine Blessing, and produce such a thorough Repentance and Amendment, as may avert the divine Wrath from that City, and the whole Nation. As to the Number of our British Earthquakes, we have, in the Gentleman’s Magazine for February 1750, Page 56, a Catalogue of those the Author had met with in our Historians, being only twentyfour in seven Centuries, since A. D. 1047, of which fourteen have happened in my Life-time, and of which, as has been said already, I have now felt four, viz. that in 1677, and that Sept. 8,

1692, and these two last

at London, Feb. 8, and

March 8, 1749-50. The

last of which greatly sur

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