Boston: Edes and Gill, 1772. 43, [1 blank] pp, but lacking the half title. Disbound, light to moderate foxing. Good+. Ownership signature, "Chas. Stearns 1780" at head of title.
A desirable pre-Revolutionary War sermon. Parsons locates God's hand in all events, "either when we enjoy the advantages of good civil government, or find that it is altered and become grievous." The British heritage of good civil government is now disturbed: "The scene is changed- Grievances are complain'd of- In Great Britain- In Ireland- In America- In this Province.- The day is become gloomy and dark, and the waters are troubled."
Even in England, "A King may be misled by evil counsellors- He may be corrupted by bad ministers, and give into those measures which are injurious to the subject." As God has brought us safely out of the "howling wilderness," He will do so today, when "our liberties have been invaded, and hostile measures made use of, to bring us to submit to things which are grievous."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 12502. ESTC W29233. Item #36416