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THE QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF PROPHECY.

"NOT THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD."-1 COR. II. 6.

SCIANT IGITUR, QUI PROPHETAS NON INTELLIGUNT, NEC SCIRE DESIDERANT,
ASSERENTES SE TANTUM EVANGELIO ESSE CONTENTOS,
CHRISTI NESCIRE MYSTERIUM.

JEROME IN EP. AD EPH.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21, BERNERS STREET.

ALEXANDER MACINTOSH,

PRINTER,

GREAT NEW-STREET, LONDON.

THE QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF PROPHECY.

JANUARY, 1851.

ART. I.—THE BURDEN OF PRINCES.

to the poes to princess believing earn over.

It is no politician, musing over theories of government, that writes the following pages. It is no republican, no hater of thrones, no leveller of ranks, no despiser of dignities, no advocate of fancied rights whether regal or popular, no denouncer of imaginary wrongs, that ventures to prefix such a title as the above to his meditations.

We write as Christian men, looking round upon a world which, though we have left, we still pity and yearn over. We write as expositors of God's Word, believing that what He has given as his warnings to princes, must be profitable, both to them and to the people over whom they rule. We write as men who believe that the days of earth are numbered, that its crowns are falling, that its thrones are rocking, that its · palaces are crumbling, that its glory is departing. The time of its gay song is well-nigh done, the noise of its viols is ending, its court-pomp is passing away, its purple is fading, its feast-halls are emptying, for its crisis is at hand, and its millions are beginning to muster for the battle of the great day of God Almighty.

For such a time it is that the messages from God to the princes and rulers of earth are specially fitted. God has not given them irresponsible thrones, nor given them sceptres to wield after their own pleasure, nor set them in judgmentseats to act and speak as if their decision were final, and their sentences beyond the possibility of appeal or reversal. All earthly sentences from the first ever pronounced are now under appeal. They are on their way to the highest court

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