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Some observations on a book intitled An essay, &c. In the course of which the Lord Bishop of London's comparison of the more sure word of prophecy, &c. is defended against the objections made to it by the Reverend Messieurs Ashton and Cooke, Fellows of Eton-College; and their several solutions examin'd. In a letter to a country-schoolmaster. Part the first. In which is shewn, I. That the three Particulars to which this Author has objected in Mr. Ashton's Interpretation, are not peculiar to Mr. Ashton's, but common to the Bishop of London's with Mr. Ashton's. II. That the Opinions which he declares for and against are equally both, and each sufficiently, defensible in those three respects, notwithstanding the Force of the Objections which he so dextrously levell'd at one, but which, unfortunately, fell foul on the other. III. That the Impropriety of a Comparison, in any view, between Miracle and Prophecy, in this Instance, is made more apparent by this Author's manner of endeavouring to evade it. Under which Head what has been said by the Reverend Mr. Jackson and Mr. Whitaker, on that point, is consider'd. IV. Some other Objections to Mr. Ashton's Interpretation are remov'd, and some Considerations offer'd to support the Probability of the Truth of that Interpretation. By a late fellow of King's-College, Cambridge.

  • Ashton, Thomas, 1716-1775.
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London : printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1752.

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94,[2]p. ; 80.

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ESTC T174883

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