REFLECTIONS UPON THE OCCURRENCES OF THE LAST YEAR. From 5 Nov. 1688. to 5 Nov. 1689. WHEREIN, The Happy Progress of the late Revolution, and Ʋnhappy Progress of Affairs since, are Considered; The Original of the latter discovered, and the proper Means for Remedy, Proposed and Recommended.

PROV. XXVII. 5, 6.

Open Rebuke is better than secret Love: Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend; but the Kisses of an Enemy are deceitful.

London, Printed in the Year, 1689.


THese Papers, though in Print, were not Printed for vulgar View; but for the use of such as are princi­pally concerned in them; and therefore in number proporti­onable to that intention. They contain a search into a dan­gerous Sore, which cannot faithfully be performed without some smart to the Patient. And in such case, they who are wise will not rage and storm at the Hand which toucheth them, but consider that it is but what is necessary to prevent greater Mischief in time. Perhaps the Operation might have been performed more tenderly by others, but more faithfully it could not have been done by any. If any blame it as a Work of too much Officiousness, for one thus to obtrude him­self before he be sent for; it must be remembred, that he had some concern in, as well as for the Safety of the Pati­ent: And were it not so, yet the good Samaritan for his good Office in supplying the neglect of the Priest and the Levite, was not censured, but approved by the Great Physi­tian, our Lord and Saviour. If after all, any one will be troublesom, he is hereby admonished to be wise, and consider first, how he will clear himself before the supream Judge, who will certainly take Cognizance of the Cause, and give Righteous Judgment upon each. For, for his Service it was done, and to him the Success is intirely committed.

The Reader is desired to strike out,

IN some Copies, page 1. line 4. from two notable, &c. to Deliverances were, l. 8. and instead thereof, to insert after the word November, l. 12. And in this, that they were Deliverances from Conspiracies, of the same inveterate Enemies, though at so great a distance of time, and of quite different Form and Contrivance; the first secret, under-ground, and in the dark; the other, bare-fac'd, above-board, and visible to the VVorld. And to read, p. 9. l. 31. had not then, p. 11. l. 33. among them, p. 17. l. 26. Predecessors of the last race, in p. 18. l. 24. Nati. p. 21. l. 21. by any, p. 32. l. 2. systematical. Other mere literal Faults being left to his own Observation.

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