A Collection of Select Biography ; or, The Bulwark of Truth: Being a Sketch of the Lives and Testimonies of Many Eminent Laymen

A collection of select biography ; or, The bulwark of truth: being a sketch of the lives and testimonies of many eminent laymen, in different countries, who have professed their belief in, and attachment to the Christian religion....to which are prefixed two letters to Thomas Paine

Donald Fraser

Printed for the author at the Literary Printing-office, 1798


Bound in contemporary sheep.  Red morocco spine label. Front hinge cracked.  vi pages, 1 leaf, 255, [9] pages. 17 cm.  Minor spotting, tanning. Privately printed with the subscribers list headed by John Adams. "To which are prefixed two letters to Thomas Paine, containing some important queries and remarks relative to the probable tendency of his Age of reason."  "Includes life of George Fox, William Penn, etc." - Sabin 25677; Evans 33760.  A refutation of Paine's Age of Reason in favor of Christian Deism.

Contents: Letters addressed to Mr. Thomas Paine, the life of John Locke, Sir John Suckling, Charles Rollin, Sir John Hill MD, The Chevalier Ramsay, Blaise Pascal, Sir Isaac Newton, George Lord Lyttleton, Hon. Robert Boyle, Joseph Addison Esquire, George Fox, Robert Barclay, William Penn, Sir Matthew Hale, the honorable Thomas Erskine's remarks on Mr. Paine's Age of Reason, the life of Gilbert West Esquire, the life of P.De Mornay Lord Du Plessis, France's Quarles, Francis Bacon, Hugh Grotius, Soame Jenyns, a mirror for young deists, extracts, and conclusion. (Christian homiletics)

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