1685 · London
Classic Puritan counsel on how to accept affliction and loss with a humble heart, written by the man Thomas Brooks called "a prince of preachers." The preface here, which was signed by Thomas Goodwin, Sydrach Simpson, William Greenhil[l], Philip Nye, William Bridge, John Yates, and William Adderly, praises Burroughs' vastness and graciousness of spirit, and notes that he "lived and died in a fulness of honor and esteem with the best of men" (p. [iii]).
Originally published in 1648, two years after the author's death, this treatise continues to receive glowing recommendations as a study in achieving Christian peace even for modern readers.
ESTC R23842; Wing (rev. ed.) B6110. Recent blue marbled paper–covered boards, spine with printed paper label. Pages age-toned and cockled, with waterstaining to first 16 leaves; two leaves each with small burn spot affecting but not obscuring a few letters, one leaf with short tear from outer edge not extending into text; one leaf holed with loss of about ten letters. => A solid, very readable copy of this Christian classic in a good late 17th–century edition. (Inventory #: 36724)