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OBSERVATIONS

UPON

THE PLAGUES

INFLICTED UPON

THE EGYPTIANS.

IN WHICH IS SHEWN

THE PECULIARITY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS,

AND

THEIR CORRESPONDENCÉ WITH THE RITES

AND IDOLATRIES OF THAT PEOPLE.

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PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON AND R. OGLE; J. OGLE, EDEN BÜRGE;
M. OGLE, AND J. STEVEN & co. GLASGOW;

AND T. JOHNSTON, DUBLIN,

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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Madison, WI 53706-1494
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GEO. CAW, PRINTER.

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5.1907

PRE FACE.

The following Treatise, together with those
with which it is accompanied, was written
many years ago for my own private amuse-
ment and satisfaction. For I then had form-
ed no design of having them published to the
world. But since I have been induced to
make my thoughts in some other instances
public, it has led me farther than I at first
purposed, and given me encouragement to
produce these likewise to the world, that if
any the least good can result from them, I
may have the happiness of seeing it in some
degree take place. The principal subjects
which I have undertaken to elucidate, have,
I believe, been considered by me in a light
quite new. For I do not recollect that any
person
before has followed the same mode of

illustration. Particularly in respect to the plagues in Egypt, it does not appear that any writer has observed that correspondence which seems to subsist between the offence and the punishment, as well as between the people and their customs. It will afford me great satisfaction if this correspondence should appear universally obvious and precise, and founded in truth. As what I here present the public is a small part of a large collection, I may possibly, if I live, venture to produce other observations upon similar subjects, and of a like tendency; For my chief labour haş been, ever since I have had opportunities of seading, observing, and forming an unbiassed opinion, to do honour to the religion which I profess, and to authenticate the Scriptures upon which it is founded.

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