1737 · London
Thomas Sherlock (1678-1761), master of St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of London, was noted for the persuasive power of his writing and preaching. Here he argues for the judicious use of matters now deemed in churches to be an abuse of the pastoral office, namely pluralities (holding more than one benefice at a time), and non-residence in the parish where one holds a benefice, arguing also for fair salaries for the curates who fulfill the function of the incumbent during his absence or incapacity.
ESTC T53315; Goldsmiths'-Kress 7503. On Sherlock, see: The Dictionary of National Biography, LII, 93–95. Recent wrappers. Light to moderate soiling and staining, mostly on front and last leaves. Small chip from lower outer corner of title-leaf. Inked price (6d) on title-page. (Inventory #: 9088)