Four Sermons: I. On the Death of Queen Mary, 1694. II. On the Death of the Duke of Gloucester, 1700. III. On the Death of King William, 1701. IV. On the Queen's Accession to the Throne, in 1703.
[FLEETWOOD], William, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph
Although a zealous whig, Fleetwood was appointed Bishop of St. Asaph by the Tory-leaning Queen Anne in 1708. Yet after he published this collection of his early sermons, the Tory ministry proposed to impeach him. The problem wasn't the sermons, but the Preface; eventually the House of Commons resolved that it was malicious and sentenced it be be burnt by the hangman. Even Jonathan Swift attacked it in a couple of papers. After its condemnation, however, the Preface was reprinted as a number of The Spectator and received wide circulation. Publisher's advertising at rear.
Publisher: Charles Harper
Edition: Second Edition
Date Published: 1712
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xii, 151,  p. 19 cm. Leather. Spine missing, chips and scuffs, corners bumped. Small ink signature from 1739 on front free endpaper. Some dampstains.