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GENERAL HISTORY
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EARTHQUAKES:

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An Account of the moft Remarkable and Tremendous Earthquakes that have happened in divers Parts of the World, from the Creation to this Time; As they are recorded by Sacred and Common Authors; And particularly thofe lately in Naples, Smyrna, Jamaica and Sicily. With a Description of the famous burning Mount, Etna, in that Ifland And the Relation of the feveral dreadfu Conflagrations and Fiery Irruptions thereof for many Ages.

Likewise the Natural and Material Caufes of Earthquakes, with the ufual Signs and Prognofticks of their Approach; And the Confequences and Effects that have followed feveral of them.

By R. B.

LONDON:

Printed for A. Bettefworth in PaternofterRow; and F. Hodges on London-Bridge.

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HE feveral dreadful Earthquakes that have happened in divers parts of the World within a few Years paft, and among others that in the Ifland of Jamaica, and another in England, wherein the People of this Nation is particularly concerned, feem to call aloud for Repentance and Reformation of the borrid Enormities that are boldly committed amongst us; for the Almighty executes his Judgments upon Mankind that the People of the Earth might learn Righteousness Therefore the collecting and publish ing the terrible Relations of Earthquakes, needs no Apology, and may I hope be influential upon the Minds of Men, who appear affected with

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