A FAITHFUL AND WISE SERVANT, HAD IN HONOUR, THROUGHOUT THE CHURCHES. A DISCOURSE OCCASIONED BY THE MUCH LAMENTED DEATH OF THE REV. EDWARD WIGGLESWORTH, D.D. HOLLIS PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY IN HARVARD COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, JANUARY 16, 1765. IN THE 73D YEAR OF HIS AGE. HAVING FAITHFULLY AND LAUDABLY DISCHARGED THE OFFICE OF PROFESSOR, FOR MORE THAN 42 YEARS. BY...PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE
1765 · Boston, New-England
by Appleton, Nathaniel
Boston, New-England, 1765. 40, 7, [1 blank], 3, 4, [1 blank] pp. With the half title, as issued. Untrimmed. Stitched [last leaf loose but present]. Half title cut down at top margin [no text affected] and some contemporary notes on blank portion of the half title. Portion of one letter affected by a hole in the last leaf. Good+.
"Altho' his hardness of hearing was a great difficulty to him when debates were carried on, yet things being made known to him [to have his thoughts upon them] there always appeared in him such an accuracy of thought, such a wisdom and judiciousness in his observations, as were ever of great weight with us." With, as issued, the separate title page 'Oratio Funebris,' a 'Portrait of the Doctor's Character...by one of his learned and much esteemed Friends,' and a 'poetical Essay wrote by a young gentleman, a student in the College.' A contemporary ink notation at the end of this poem identifies the 'young gentleman' as "President Willard, then a student of the College."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 9905. ESTC W15567. (Inventory #: 36553)