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Langdon, Samuel:

THE HIGH VALUE OF A GREAT AND GOOD NAME, AND DEATH AN ENTRANCE INTO PERFECT LIFE. A SERMON, DELIVERED IN THE FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE, MAY 9TH, 1779. BEING THE LORD'S DAY AFTER THE INTERMENT OF THE HON. JOHN WINTHROP, ESQ; HOLLIS PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN HARVARD-COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, L.L.D. & F.R.S. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 3D, 1779, IN THE 65TH YEAR OF HIS AGE, AND IN THE 41ST OF HIS PROFESSORSHIP. BY...PRESIDENT OF HARVARD-COLLEGE.

Fleet, Boston, New-England: 1779 Half title, 23, [1 blank] pp. Bound in modern cloth, with gilt-lettered spine title. Very light rubberstamp number at top of page 5, Very Good. Langdon's sermon includes biographical information on Winthrop and his family, and a sketch of his character. Winthrop "descended from an antient and worthy family in England...[T]hro' the various civil commotions and revolutions there since the reformation from popery, that family always took part on the side of the liberties of the people." True to his tradition, from 1773 onward he "gave his assistance in all the measures taken to secure his country from the power of oppressors." Evans 16315.


Book Id: 19944

Price: $450.00

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