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Omnia comesta a belo. Or, an answer out of the West to a question out of the North. Wherein the earth is opened, and the napkin found, in which the trading talent of the nation hath been tyed up, and lyen hid for some years last passes; for want of which, all persons in England, from the tenant to the landlord, from the weaver to the merchant, have languished of a deep consumption.
London? Printed in the Year 1667 - 4to, 16 (i.e. 15) + (1)pp, recently bound in old-style quarter calf and marbled boards gilt. A very good copy indeed, entirely unopened. First edition. Kress 1199. Goldsmiths 1857. Wing O.290. Amex 338. A critical pamphlet which claims that 'the great cause of impoverishing the nation, ruine of trade, and general consumption of comfort, settlement, and content, which hath brought the land to a mere anatomy' is caused by the 'pomp, pride, luxury, exaction, and oppression of the prelates'. He gives detailed figures and statistics of different clergymen, their revenues and all sources of income, concluding that 'the money that before ran currant in trading, is damned up in their coffers'. Slingsby Bethel wrote a sequel the following year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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