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Written in Latin and ENGLISH
By ROBERT BAR CL A Y,
And since translated into High Dutch, Low Dutch,
FRENCH, and SPANISH, for the Information of Strangers.'

The Eighth EDITION in ENGLISH. ·

. . LONDON:

Printed by J. Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard-Street,

AND

Sold by the Bookfellers of London and WESTMINSTER.

M.DCC.LXXX.

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TO

CHARLES II.

King of GREAT BRITAIN, and the

Dominions thereunto belonging,

ROBERT BAR.CL A Y,

A Servant of Jesus Christ, called of God to

the Dispensation of the Gospel now again revealed, and, after a long and dark Night of Apostasy, commanded to be preached to all NATIONS, wilheth Health and Salvation.

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the condition of kings and princes pla

the view and observation of the world, than that of other men; of whom, as Cicero obierves, neither any word or action can be obscure; fo are those kings, during whose appearance upon the stage of this world it pleaseth the GREAT KING OF Kings fingularly to make known unto men the wonderful steps of his unsearchable providence, more lignally observed, and their lives and actions more diligently remarked, and inquired into by posterity; especially if those things be such as not only relate to the outward transactions of this world, but also are signalized by the manifestation or revelation of the knowledge of God in matters spiritual and religious. These A 2

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