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#241 - Cotton Mather

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“Almost every common-place in Divinity is fit for your contemplation, most of all, Eternity, in the Saints Everlasting, Rest”
Description                           Estimate: $4,000+          

Puritan clergyman, scholar, and author who countenanced the Salem witch trials (1663–1728). Extremely rare handwritten notes, unsigned, one page both sides, 4 x 6, no date. In part: “Hungry souls—Especially such as that in Math. 16.26—What is a man profited, if he gain ye whole world, & loose his own soul?—Which a King was once advised to think on every-day, as ye most sanctifying sentence yet could be pondered. Almost every sermon will afford you excellent considerations...Almost every common-place in Divinity is fit for your contemplation, most of all, Eternity, in the Saints Everlasting, Rest...Shall I say, the meanest Natural Object may become a Jacob’s Ladder, you may make...ye very fire on your hearths to preach you more than an hundred sermons.” In fine condition, with a small area of paper loss to the lower border. Boasting extraordinary religious content, this boldly penned manuscript fragment is an ideal piece of early American history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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