1753 · Boston
Eliot enumerates the sins of this generation: Neglect of family religion, impiety, taking the Lord's name in vain, intemperance ["How great is the Number of private Tipplers!"], oppression and injustice ["the Labourer is defrauded of his Hire, or paid in such a Way, as renders him unable to procure the Necessaries of Life"], slander, "Rudeness and Ungovernableness of Children and young People." Appleton praises Eliot's later role during the Revolution when, during the British occupation of Boston, he "did much to alleviate the sufferings of the people."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 6997. ESTC W32161. (Inventory #: 31533)