1756 · Boston
The biblical Heman was the author of Psalm 88, "the most doleful Psalm in all the Bible: full of lamentation, Mourning and Woe, from the Beginning to the End; without the least Gleam of Hope or Comfort..." Prince, however, finds in Heman a recognition of "the adorable Sovereignty of God in his mysterious Dispensations..."
Prince discusses the pious character of the deceased, and his respectable lineage. "He dearly loved the ancient People, Principles and Ways of New-England: tho' he was grieved to find some of our Fore-fathers so severe on the Quakers in ancient Times." The final two pages print the contemporary obituary from the Boston Gazette, as well as a brief errata.
Evans 7769. (Inventory #: 31552)