A DISCOURSE ON THE NATURE AND DANGER OF SMALL FAULTS, DELIVERED AT THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON, OCTOBER 24, 1790. BY THE REVEREND SAMUEL STANHOPE SMITH, D.D. VICE-PRESIDENT AND PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY AT PRINCETON, NEW-JERSEY. Samuel Stanhope Smith.

A DISCOURSE ON THE NATURE AND DANGER OF SMALL FAULTS, DELIVERED AT THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON, OCTOBER 24, 1790. BY THE REVEREND SAMUEL STANHOPE SMITH, D.D. VICE-PRESIDENT AND PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY AT PRINCETON, NEW-JERSEY.

Boston: Printed by Samuel Hall, 1791. 22pp, disbound, lightly foxed. Lacks the final blank. Good+.

Smith, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Princeton and later in 1795 its President, explains that "The call of pleasure is esteemed the voice of nature, when by nature is meant only a factitious depravity, which hath become ingrafted by habit in the constitution." Minor infractions "become the seeds of greater evil," tending "to weaken the power of conscience." The Discourse was issued separately and also with two others in a volume entitled "Three Discourses" [Evans 23771].
ESTC W30850. Not in Evans but see Evans 23771. Item #35972

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