Boston: S. Kneeland, for J. Winter, 1753. , 26, [2 blanks] pp, with the half title. Disbound, lightly toned with occasional spotting, else Very Good. Attractive type ornamentation. Inscribed on the half title: "Saturday morning 1/4 past 1 O'Clock Sept. 29th 1753-- this date is the date of the birth of John Winslow son of John W. & Eliza Mason."
Eliot enumerates the sins of this generation: Neglect of family religion, impiety, taking the Lord's name in vain, intemperance ["How great is the Number of private Tipplers!"], oppression and injustice ["the Labourer is defrauded of his Hire, or paid in such a Way, as renders him unable to procure the Necessaries of Life"], slander, "Rudeness and Ungovernableness of Children and young People." Appleton praises Eliot's later role during the Revolution when, during the British occupation of Boston, he "did much to alleviate the sufferings of the people."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 6997. ESTC W32161. Item #31533