Boston: Printed & Sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green, in Queenstreet over against the Prison, 1742. 20pp. Original plain wrappers [front wrapper cut down. Toned, moderately spotted, closed tears without loss of text. Good or so.
Whitefield, the founder of Methodism, stimulated widespread enthusiasm for the Great Awakening during his many travels in the British-American colonies. Some of his audience "may think it lawful to dance and have Balls.--- But my dear Friends, such Things are as much contrary to the Gospel of Christ, as Light is to Darkness. If God ever touch your Heart, and make you new Creatures, you will be sick of these Things; you will no more be present at a Ball or Assembly, than you will thrust your Head into the Fire."
Another alleged American printing, by Rogers and Fowle in Boston, is recorded as Evans 5089, "but not located by Shipton & Mooney, who list the Kneeland and Green in its place. Recorded again by Bristol, following Shipton & Mooney's assignment of number 5089 to the Kneeland and Green edition" [ESTC 14274].
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. ESTC W14274 [1- Yale]. Shipton & Mooney 5089. OCLC 702350300 [1- Yale] as of June 2019. Not in Evans. Not at AAS. Item #36062