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Murray, John:

THE DILIGENT SERVANT EXCITED. A SERMON PREACHED IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN NEWBURYPORT, JANUARY 23, 1791, THE DAY PRECEDING THE FUNERAL OF THE REV. JOSEPH PRINCE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 15TH OF THAT MONTH, AETAT. 68. PUBLISHED BY REQUEST OF THE MOURNERS. BY...PASTOR OF SAID CHURCH.

John Mycall, Newburyport: 1791 42, [10] pp. Lacks the portrait frontis. Foxed, last leaf trimmed closely but without text loss. Death's-head ornamentation on first text page. Bound in modern plain wrappers. About Good+. Reverend Murray was, according to DAB, the "founder of Universalism in America" and an exceedingly controversial figure, Ezra Stiles having considered him a Romanist in disguise. Here he tells his audience that, "Every man comes into this world on a mission from God." Murray's sermon provides a biography of Prince who, as the result of two accidents, wholly "lost his sight at 14 years of age," yet whose accomplishments and energy were prodigious. Murray refers to, and the Appendix discusses, the Journal that Prince kept, "a diary of his labors." FIRST EDITION. Evans 23584.


Book Id: 12926

Price: $100.00

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