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music, the movement of the baggage wag. gons, and a numerous train of artillery, and at last, a grand cannonade and musketry fire!". Heard in Germany by thousands of people for four days. The long account may be found in various newspapers for the beginning of January 1816. These are "signs of the times" - ipproaching.
In the first Supplement page 77, where the passage is “honor a God (esteem, or give glory to) whom his fathers knew not ;" may upon more proper reflection be explained, honouring a religion whom his fathers knew not; for observe, the word fathers is in the plural number, therefore we must suppose it to mean “ his fathers” of the Protestant succession, Read the 36th verse with care, and remember, HE is to “prosper till the indignation be accomplished," The 37th verse says "Neither shall he regard the God (ur the religion) of his fathers, nor the desire of women. must here remark, it is in the plural-awomen." See the 30th page, Second Supplement. In the latter part of the 38th verse DE is to honour his GOD (or his religion) with gold and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” At the 40th verse the scene changes.
I was informed after my return from Sheffield, that the time of the last winter's commencement was remarked by the min of a lead mine, (lead was about four or five years. ago-£40 per Ton, it is now reduced to 18) in the village where I reside, at the time the then owner of the mine, shaft, or groove, was at work (the Methodist Preacher mentioned in a note page 76 Second Supplement), he being inclosed from Monday afternoon the 13th of November, until the Evening of the 16th, during which time I was informed there was a high wind, with much snow, and keen frost. I left Hucklow, about 11 o'clock upon the 13th for the purpose of Printing a Supplement to the Little Book; and he was known to be fast about 4, and remained in that distressing situation up. wards of three days, and was got out with one leg broken, and the other bruised, but no other part of the body injured. The miner is at the head of a class, and his class night was the 13th when he was to have received the rhapsodical experiences of bis alas ! alas! highly ignorant misled and fanatical brethren."Of this sort are they' who after what they call their annual conferences, publishes to the world in the various newspapers, the additional thousands and tens of thousands, as an increase to their society, they therefore are in the strict sense of the word "oasters," and must be tbose that Paul informs Timothy were to appear “in the last days.” See second Supplement; page 74, 75, and 76. The Frost was very intense the second week in February,at the latter end of the month and inta
March, the second week of which was remarkably severe in frost, attended with high winds, snow and fog. The day called by the "commandments of men" Good Friday (12th April) was exceedingly wet, and succeeded by a night of severe frost; the frost was much more so upon the 14th, another human appointed day called Easter Sunday (The Scriptures announces nothing of the kind; these and other human appointed days therefore, can only be food for Superstition and Enthusiasm). There was no vegetation in our part of the High-Peak, the third week in the mouth, the fields were void of verdure, and noappearance upon
the surface froin oats that had been sown a month, the north and east winds were high, and cuttingly cold. with frosty nights to the end of the month, and into May ; on the morning of the 10th there were iciclcs half a yard long, caused by a great quantity of snow having fallen the preceding day, melting and afterwards freezing; tlie frost was so intense a few nights afterwards as to produce ice half an inch thick, and it continued very cold with occasional frosty nights to the fourth of June, upon which day the wind was so piercing as nearly to prevent people from going out of doors, which was succeeded by “a series of wet, cold & unfavourable weather, operating
as an hindrance to vegetation, "and if continued” of ripening, bringing to perfection, and gathering in the different fruits of the earth." What has been the case now November—the oats in our part of the country unshorn, and rotting upon the ground, a severe frost on the 6th, with a previous slight snow, which a few days afterwards was six inches thick, I therefore take this to be the commencement of a "very distressing winter," commencing one week earlier than the last-The wind was as severely cold on the 12th of July, as upon the 14th of June. See for the 12th of July, Second Supplement, page 49. The state of the weather has been similar to the above upon the Continent, both of Europe and America, there having been hurricanes, bursting of clouds, and dreadful inundations, as accounts from various parts of both continents, in the newspapers for July 1816, informs us. Rome produced icicles in the middle of April. And though there has not been a severe frost for the whole of a winter in the ligh Peak of upwards of six months, yet I may with truih say it has been a very rigoronis one, and from "the signs of the times." Vincent to Lynedoch, probably a cause of "great distress and a Bliction." My readers must recollect, I mention these circumstances as an apprehension that my former opinion is just of the sun's influence having been diminished by the heat of the Cc
met and likewise as being preparatory signs, to the vials commencement. Read a book of the Agricultural state of the Kingdom in February, March & April 1816. The note in page 28 of the Little Book, requires a few alterations to make it more analogous to the present times. "This vial is commencing, may more properly be rendered, this vial is in preparation for commencing. The expression “and the Regency," ought to be, and the “Sixth King's” coronation
Remember the rejoicing mania, and properly contrast that with the loss of human beings upon the Irish coast, during the latter end of the month of January-again “Storms and lamentable shipwrecks” and commercial distress' more and more alarming, for which see the Gazettes for the two first months of the present year 1816, and connect them with those pointed out in the latter end of the last year, and added to insolvents who do not appear, which are probably ten times the number of those that do ; and then, by including Scotland and Ireland, judge of the ramified misery experienced in Great Britain for the short space of four months. Accounts from Lancashire in the middle of the
present month of March respecting the cotton business, are still more and more alarming, indeed the distressed state of England is dread. ful, as the Gazettes and newspapers do but too lamentably testify.
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