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The Communication of Sin a Sermon Preach'd at the Assizes Held at Derby August 15th 1709 [With] The Perils of False Brethren, both in Church, and State: Set forth in a Sermon Preach'd Before the Right Honourable The Lord-Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of London, At the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, on the Fifth of November, 1709 [With] The peril of being zealously affected, but not well, or, Reflections on Dr. Sacheverel's sic sermon, preach'd before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor . at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on the fifth of November, 1709 [With] A True Answer to Dr. Sacheverell's Sermon Before the Lord Mayor, Nov. 5. 1709. in a Letter to One of the Aldermen [With] A modest reply to the unanswerable answer to Mr. Hoadly : with some considerations on Dr. Sacheverell's sermon before the Lord Mayor, Novemb. 5, 1709 [With] Doctor Sacheverell's defence in a letter to a member of Parliament, or, Remarks upon two famous pamphlets, the one entituled A true answer to Doctor Sacheverell's sermon preach'd before the Lord Mayor November 5, 1709, the other (a sham pamphlet) entituled Doctor Sacheverell's recantation

By Henry Sacheverell; Kennett White; George Ridpath; W Stephens; R G

1709-1710

Various Publishers : London

8" by 5"

16pp; 24pp; 24pp; 23pp; 24pp; 16pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A collection of eighteenth century pamphlets regarding the inflammatory and Religiously controversial views of Reverend Henry Sacheverell.

All pamphlets are first editions. This work regards the controversy surrounding the Church of England clergyman, Henry Sacheverell. Sacheverell was known for preaching his fiery high-church sermons. The first pamphlet to this work is a printing of his 'The Communication of Sin' which was preached at Derby in 1709. This was the first sermon of Sacheverell's that led some whigs to consider taking proceedings to him due to the antagonizing nature of his words where he refers to the Church and Constitution as being 'shamefully betrayed and run down'. (DNB) The second work to this pamphlet is another incendiary sermon given by Sacheverell, this time to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Council of London at St Pauls. This is because he turned the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot into an attack upon Catholics and nonconformists. The following three pamphlets to this work are responses by various individuals to this particular sermon. 'The Peril of Being Zealously Affected...' is written by journalist and pamphleteer George Ridpath. Ridpath wrote in the Whig interest and was one of the first pamphlet responses to Sacheverell's sermon. 'A True Answer to Dr Sacheverell's Sermon' is written by Kennett White who was brought into the controversy by Sacheverell in his original sermon. Sacheverell identified Kennett, by name, as the author of the History of England work he references to support his denying of the accepted comparison between the Glorious Revolution and the failure of the Gunpowder Plot. Kennett retorts that he made no such statement and defended others against Sacheverell's many aspersions. The next work is a response by a W Stephens written to a Member of the House of Commons regarding Sacheverell's sermon and another response to it by Benjamin Hoadly. The final pamphlet to this work is 'Doctor Sacheverell's Defence' by 'R.G'. ESTC does not identify who 'R.G' is, but this work is supposedly by Sacheverell and is in response to Kennett's 'A True Answer' and to another pamphlet titled ''Doctor Sacheverell's Recantation'. Sacheverell was eventually impeached and tried for his speeches and was given a light punishment as he was only prevented from preaching for three years. Tories celebrated this light punishment and Sacheverell helped their campaign to victory in the 1710 election. Collated, all pamphlets are complete.

CONDITION

Rebound in a full orange cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Just a few small marks to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Small worm hole throughout the entire text, every pamphlet, that is half an inch long, affecting no more than one word per page. Pages are slightly age toned with just the odd spots.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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