The Cause And Cure Of National Distress. A Sermon Preached In The New English Church Of Edinburgh, On Sunday, August 22. 1779..
Disbound pamphlet. A little foxing but otherwise a very good, crisp copy.
EDINBURGH SERMON TOUCHING AMERICA
Printed for William Creech.,
By the rev. andrew greenfield, m.a. prebendary of raphoe, and chaplain to the countess dowager of moray.
8vo, in fours. 4.75 x 7.75 inches. 26 pp.
Sermon preached during the difficult times of the American Revolution and world wide war against the European powers: 'The fire which, in the last century, preyed on the vitals of the constitution, has been suppressed, but is not extinguished. It has lately broken out beyond the Atlantic, laying waste the wide extremity of the empire, and sparks of it are appearing in the British isles, which opportunity would blow into a flame.' Andrew Geeenfield (1749/50-1788) held a living in the Church of Ireland since 1777 and was a Prebendary of the Diocese of Raphoe, County Donegal but was obviously resident in Scotland at the time of his sermon, preached in the Episcopal Church of Edinburgh. Greenfield's poems were published in Edinburgh in 1790. A very scarce title; ESTC records only two copies, in the National Library of Scotland and at the University of Kansas.
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