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1. WHAT THE MILLENNIUM WILL BE;
2. WHEN IT WILL COMMENCE;
3. HOW LONG IT WILL LAST; AND
4. HOW IT WILL END.
By the Rev'd. W. C. DAVIS.
Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev. xxii. 20.
YORKVILLE, S. C.
PRINTED AT THE ADVOCATE OFFICE
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THIS BOOK AND A CITIZEN.
Citizen. Well my little fellow, what have you to say
Book. Plenty, sir, such as it is. I am like Elihu, full of matter.
Cit. I'll warrant there is something to pay-Are you going to bring strange things to our ears, and to be a setter forth of strange Gods?
Book. I intend to tell you all about the Millennium. I am piping hot from the press; and you know the old proverb, "The proof of the pudding is in eating it." You had better buy me, sir; you will not begrudge your money, once you read me over carefully; however, I expect I will be like St. John's little book, sweet as honey in your mouth, and bitter in your belly. If you have a few cents to spare, here's at you.
Cit. Do the people like you pretty well?
Book. That is indeed a pretty question for a sensible man to ask. Do you regulate your taste by the taste of the people? However, I can tell you honestly, that some say I am a fine little book; others say, nay; but that I have a devil, and am mad. Doctors differ you know. Indeed I heard a man say the other day, that even if some of the preachers would either buy or borrow me, I might do them some good. You know that some of them have need of instruction as well as other people. He is a very wise man who knows every thing.
Cit. Hold your tongue, you little prattling rogue, and let the preachers alone; for if you offend them with your impertinent gab, the rats and mice will eat you up before the people will buy you. Our preachers are counted very sensible men; and they have as much authority over the people as the Centurion of old had over his soldiers; they can say to one, go, and he goeth; and to another, come, and he cometh; and to their servants, do this, and