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SEPTEMBER, 1823.

with which the execrable Bourbon bigots att

busying themselves with so much jesuitical zeal. Extraordinary Thunderstorin and severe Gale at Lon- See the express time pointed out when this bas. don froin 2 to 4 o'clock in the morning of the 15th, of inutual relationship between England and South by which many ships in the port were greatly America was to happen, in my Almanack for 1823; damaged; and during which several remarkably and the train of causes by which it has been urged brilliant meteors were seen to descend.

on will be found regularly marked out in that and Dreadful devastation from a Waterspout at St. Omer's, the three preceding years' predictions, with a fidelity

which swept away several hundred houses, and that vouches for the propriety of paying attention to many lives were lost.

siderial tokens. Temporary overthrow of the Representatives of the |A successful gambler named Weare invited by three

People and Liberties of Spain by the intrigues of ruined desperadoes of his own class to a shooting Russia, France, and Germany, rather than by excursion on the borders of Hertfordshire for the armies; and a new æra taking date by the adoption preconcerted purpose, as it seems, of revenging their of a fanatical code of laws for the good of Spain dic losses by taking away his life; one being committed tated by the emissaries of Alien states, and ratified for the murder, and two others as accomplices; and at the points of 100,000 bayonets.

many more of the gang being in custody. England, over-reached by continental duplicity, after G I perceive that a dungeon scene was prognosticated

having hung off to the last extremity of im policy, I at this very season in my former number. courts the friendship of the South American states, Dreadful storm of snow, wind, and rain on the 30th

which have honourably released theinselves from the and 31st, in which many fatal accidents and losses : bondage of Spain, by hurrying off her consuls to of cattle, swept off by the inundations, happened : each state, in the hope of securing, in a juncture

8, in a juncture sorrowful wrecks and loss of crews heard of from coming on, a right of interfering in the double. all parts of the coast. sided views of France with regard to certain Murders and depredations of the most horrible descripinfamous aggressions against the infant governinents tion perpetrated daily by banditti in Ireland.

WE are now, iny fellow-countrymen, about to fulfilment of the prophecy.--Can the most dense of witness another round of seasons inerging into Eterhuman beings look back, unappalled upon that stroke nity-another year expiring, for ever. We saw it in of Omnipotence by which rocks were so suddenly and its youth all-animate, and braided with every flowery signally rent as they were when the Saviour was expiring! hue that could give beauty the power of captivation - The facts I have to adduce with regard to the We beheld it grow, and display the fairest pelections ominous character of comets, though not scriptural, are of virility in its Summer pride-we were lookin some such as carry, in my mind, conviction with them. little while ago with admiring eyes on the plesing 1. Imow that an individual of our own time has richness of its Autumna ry-but see it now,

destined to act an extraordinary part in carrying out, as it were, before us in the dismal similitue

execution certain moral dispensations in that death, while we form the pensive retinue that foll

ordained by Providence. Napoleon the Great its funeral car.-Ifthese reflections shall serve to tent

orn in August, 1769; and for several months the mind to a sedate and susceptive state, my pre

ng his birth the Northern regions of the heavens purpose will have been answered ; and I may prod

sited by one of those Blazing Messengers for to say, with the hope of fixing some impression,

Sentous character of which I am bere contendthe progress of the seasons affords a faithful embl

reached, in 1811, the zenith of his glory; not only of the instability of human life, but of hur

agh all of us may remember that luminous institutions; and, moreover, of the birth, rise, vigo

Which appeared at that time, few could know and dissolution of nations. Let me, therefore, conji

aliar characteristics which mark its astrological you all who deign to cast over these pages with

In September, 1811, when it first became willing eye not to hastily refuse a reflection on th

perceptible, it was, in its diurnal course, serivus precepts and injunctions they contain. The

at Corsica. Its splendor continued to increase are faithfully, and not fanatically or hypocritically ad

had reached 48 of north latitude; and, when dressed to you. They come stamped with solemnity

Ighest degree of lustre, it was on the Zenith of for the best of purposes-to dissuade from vice, and to

4T NOON. It then retired, gradually declín. animate to virtue. Pray let the series of prodigies

illiancy towards the south, until it seemed to which I have just been recording be pondered over

ay to nothing on that latitude of the heavens and over again-meditate well upon the inoral indica-l w brought it again daily vertical to Corsica. tions before you and after having dwelt upon them TX e circumstances that deserve the attention of until the heart becomes touched, let the words of that the ho dispute its having the ominous import Divine preceptor who demands universal confidence atta t o it; and they are bound to account for such and homage be re-called and weighed with devout re- pecun coincidences by some better argument than verence. " What sign will there be when these mere chance.-But even this is not all. During the things shall come to pass ?" was the question of his few latter weeks, as the spirit of life was evaporating disciples. “ Then said he unto them, Nation shall from the mortal body of that extraordinary man, the rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; / Blazing Star of Fate again appeared to beam upon his and great earthquakes shall be in divers places and bier on that obscure rock, severed far from the social famines, and pestilences, and fearful sights; and I world, where he was doomed, amidst a drear of waves great signs shall there be from heaven."* Now, be to years of lone reflection on the precarious tenure of aware that the heavy judgments which fell on the all human glory, and to die beneath his fiery star. Jewish nation are declared to be foretokened by the Having advanced these facts, I leave them to their celestial and terrestrial prodigies, and moral commo- effect on every rational inind; and shall take my tions just enumerated; but do not let it be supposed fervent farewell, for the present, in the subjoined that such signs were to precede the destinies of that

COLOPHON people alone. A lasting lesson concerning the signs by Let every English Church at once begin, wbich great moral vicissitudes shall be foreboded is Whate'er its tenets, to wage war with sin: here set before the whole world, present and to come. ''Tis make-game to drawl out a Christian Creed, Impressed with this sense, look then again at the extra- | Unless belief be back'd by thought-word-deed! ordinary succession of earthquakes in divers places Unless-aw'd by God's ever-chasing eyewithin the two preceding years, and let this fact sink / We think, say, do, as if that God were by! deep into the understanding-That the isles of Crete, Without ALL'THIS,“ faith” is a word to gnll: Miletus, and Samos; the regions of Campania and All praying, preaching, and professing-null. Judea; the cities of Smyrna and Rome, were all | That Church must go to wrack whose guards are seen awfully shivered; while the superb piles of Laodicea, | Resign their task t'a Lothian “ Magazine"Hierapolis, and Colosse in Lesser Asia were buried by To « Scribes and Pharisees," by Lust entic'd a series of earthquakes a few years prior to the literal | Tabet the Ministry of Antichrist. * Luke xxi.

T. C. Hansard, Pater-noster-row Press.

Shich apocteristics wu, when Jurnal course

THE

PROPHETIC ALMANACK:

*Or, annual Abstract of Celestial Lore: Calculated, from the Æra of Human Redemption, for the Year

1825:
BEING THE FIRST AFTER LEAP-YEAR,
And the Sixth of the Reign of His Majesty George IV:

WHICH, BESIDES REGISTERING AND EXPLAINING
THE PERIODICAL PHENOMENA OF THE HEAVENS,

AND
THE OMINOUS TENDENCY

OF
Particular configurations of the Planets,

CONTAINS
Salutary Precepts and Comments on the same ;

WITH
Prognostications of the Weather throughout the whole Year :

INCLUDING ALSO
NEW TABLES OF MEMORABLE EVENTS, AND AN IMPROVED TIDE-TABLE;

A BATCH OF RECREATIONS IN ASTRONOMY FOR THE YEAR;
With all the Useful Tables and Contents of the Common Almanacks ;

AND
A Postic Uagary on the way of the world :

To all which is prefixed
A COMMENTARY ON EZEKIEL'S LAMENTATION OVER TYRE:

The whole being calculated to prepare Mankind, foros C
The Coming of Christ's Bingdom upon Earth,

FROM THE MSS. OF SIR WILLON BRACHM, K.T.R. HUMANIST.

“ What Sign shall there be ? " CHRIST's Answer.–And there shall be Signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and in Aht Stars ; rod upon the Earth distress of Nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring mauris hearts Iniling them Tor fear; and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth. (St. Luke, xxi. 25, 26.)

London :
Printed by B. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street,
FOR WILLIAM CHARLTON WRIGHT, 65, PATERNOSTER - ROW

AND SOLD BY EVERY BOOKSELLER IN ENGLAND, SCOTAND, AND IRELAND.

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THE PROPHETIC ALMANACK;

Or, Annual Abstract of Celestial Lore: "
Calculated, from the. Æra of Human Redemption, for the Year

1825:
BEING THE FIRST AFTER LEAP-YEAR,
And the Sixth of the Reign of His Majesty George IV:

WHICH, BESIDES REGISTERING AND EXPLAINING
THE PERIODICAL PHENOMENA OF THE HEAVENS,

THE OMINOUS TENDENCY

AND

OF

Particular Configurations of the Planets,

CONTAINS
Salutary Precepts and Comments on the same ;

WITH
Prognostications of the Weather throughout the whole Year :

INCLUDING ALSO
EW TABLES OF MEMORABLE EVENTS, AND AN IMPROVED TIDE-TABLE;
A BATCH OF RECREATIONS IN ASTRONOMY FOR THE YEAR;
With all the Useful Tables and Contents of the Common Almanacks ;

AND
A Poetic Gagary on the way of the World :

To all which is prefixed
A COMMENTARY ON EZEKIEL'S LAMENTATION OVER TYRE:

The whole being calculated to prepare Mankind férias de
The Coming of Christ's Bingdom upon Earth.

FROM THE MSS. OF SIR WILLON BRACHM, Kr.T.R. HUMANIST.

" What Sign shall there be ? " CARIST'S ANSWER. And there shall be Signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and, in Ahe Stars ; a.d upon he Earth distress of Nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring mauris hexrts fniling them

or looking after those things which are coming on the Earth. (St. Luke, xxi, 95, 26.)

London:
Printed by B. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street,
FOR WILLIAM CHARLTON WRIGHT, 65, PATERNOSTER - ROW

AND SOLD BY EVERY BOOKSELLER IN ENGLAND, SCOTừAND, AND IRELAND.

1. DESCANT ON THE LAMENT OF EzekieL OVER TYRE.
II. MOVEABLE FESTIVALS AND OTHER DAYS, FOR 1825.
III. KEY TO SIGNS USED IN ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS.
IV. TABLE OF THE SEVERAL LAW-COURTS AND THEIR JUDGES.
V. TABLE OF THE LAW-COURT TERMS, RETURNS, &c. FOR 1825.
VI. PARTICULARS OF ECLIPSES AND OTHER PHENOMENA.

VII. TWELVE CALENDAR PAGES, SHOWING THE LUNATIONS;

ANNIVERSARIES; RISING AND SETTING OF THE SUN;
RISING, SOUTHING, SETTING OF MOON AND PLANETS;
AND SOLUTIONS OF THE CAUSES OF ATMOSPHERIC

PHENOMENA, WITH THEIR EFFECTS ON THE WEATHER.
VIII. TWELVE EXTRA MONTHLY PAGES, CONTAINING A TABLET

OF THE NOTABLE ASPECTS OF EACH MONTH; ANNUAL
SERIES OF ASTROLOGICAL WARNINGS AND PRECEPTS;

AND A POETIC SATIRE ON SOME STRANGE GOINGS-ON.
IX. A VERY GENERAL, COPIOUS AND CORRECT TIDE-TABLE. ·
X. A TABLE OF SOVEREIGNS NOW REIGNING OVER EUROPE.
XI. TABLE OF THE PRESENT ROYAL FAMILY OF ENGLAND.

XII. TABLE OF DYNASTIES AND SUCCESSION OF SOVEREIGNS

THAT HAVE RULED ENGLAND FROM FIRST TO LAST.

XIII. A BATCH OF CELESTIAL TREATS FOR EVERY SEASON.

XIV. A. GENERAL CHRONOLOGY, CONTAINING A SELECTION

OF THE PRIME LINKS IN THE CHAIN OF HISTORY.
XV. MEMORIAL OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL PRODIGIES

WHICH HAVE OCCURRED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR.

Entered at Stationer's Hall.

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