The Best Answer Ever Was Made, and to Which No Answer Ever Will Be Made (not to be behind Mr. Hoadly in assurance); In Answer to His Bill of Complaint Exhibited Against the Lord Bishop of Exeter, for His Lordship’s Sermon Preach’d Before Her Majesty, March 8, 1708, Address’d in a Letter to The Said Mr. Hoadly himself; By a Student of the Temple [Charles Leslie]

$125.00

Leslie, Charles [1650-1722]

1 in stock

Description

Leslie, Charles [1650-1722]. The Best Answer Ever Was Made, and to Which No Answer Ever Will Be Made (not to be behind Mr. Hoadly in assurance); In Answer to His Bill of Complaint Exhibited Against the Lord Bishop of Exeter, for His Lordship’s Sermon Preach’d Before Her Majesty, March 8, 1708, Address’d in a Letter to The Said Mr. Hoadly himself; By a Student of the Temple [Charles Leslie]. London: Printed and Sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers-Hall, 1709. First edition. pp. [4], 28. Small 8vo. Light chipping along edges, faint tide-marks to the front and rear page. Overall, good+. Charles Leslie was a notable Jacobite and nonjuror (one of the beneficed clergy in England and Scotland who refused to take an oath of allegiance to William and Mary or to their successors after the Glorious Revolution of 1688). A man of many talents Leslie – a deeply devout Catholic – wrote critically and widely on all topics concerning religion, politics, theology. One of a small number of Irish Protestants to actively support the Stuarts after 1688, he is best remembered today for his role in publicising the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe. He is also noted for his detailed critique of Miltons’ Paradise Lost. This pamphlet was directed against the Lord Bishop of Exeter and Benjamin Hoadly (known for his 1717 sermon, ‘The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ’, which served as the catalyst for the Bangorian Controversy, a direct attack against Jacobites and their notions of government) and for their efforts against the Jacobites and their sympathies towards the Stuarts’ claims to the monarchy. Wrappers. (#1075) $125.00