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VOLUME IV.

CONTAINING

LECT. XI. THE VISION OF HEAVEN.

XII. THE WORSHIP IN HEAVEN, AND THE

SEVEN-SEALED BOOK.

XIII. THE ACTION OF CONSTITUTING THE

LAMB SLAIN HEIR OF ALL THINGS.

XIV. THE ACTION ON EARTH: FIRST FOUR

SEALS.

XV. THE FIFTH SEAL.

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The Seer's Distress

1128

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah

1134

The Root of David ..

1141

Conclusion....

1154

Sonnets on this Vision-

I. Rapture of the Seer

1157

II. The Enthroned One

ibid.

III. The Throne....

1158

IV. The four Living Ones

ibid.

V. The Same

1159

VI. The Same

ibid.

VII. The Same

1160

VIII. The four-and-twenty Elders

ibid.

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Rev. iv. After this I looked, and behold a door was opened in hea

ven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me ; which said, Conie up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit : and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone : and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats : and upon the seats I sau four and tucnty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts, full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him ; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to coine. And when ihose beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for cver and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sai on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art

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