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A serious expostulation with that party in Scotland, commonly known by the name of Whigs: Wherein is [...] plainly laid open the inconsistency of their practices: I. With the safety of humane Society: II. With the nature of the Christian religion: III. Their two covenants are historically related, and prov'd to be no sufficient warrant for what the do: IV. Their new doctrine of pretended forfecture, is prov'd to be groundless
London: Printed by J[ohn] D[arby] for Richard Chiswell, 1682. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Small quarto. Collation: A-H4 (final verso blank), COMPLETE. Pagination: 63, [1] pp. Disbound; evidently removed long ago from another volume as there is a small 19th-century printed booklabel on upper left corner of title-page ("1047"). Unobtrusive blind-stamp of the now-defunct Theological Institute of Connecticut on first and least leaves. Preserved in a fine protective case. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Ours is apparently the only copy on the market. A rare tract condemning Scottish resistance theory, in which the author, an Episcopalian cleric, complains that the Scots had been "unhappily brought into such a corruption of morals as has not been hitherto known among Christians [...] Are not assassinations taught, as well as practis'd amoung us?" (p. 4). Craufurd echoes the distinction stridently made by Thomas Hobbes in 'Leviathan' who had insisted that "Law, and Right, differ as much as Obligation and Liberty." (SOURCE: Clare Jackson, "Restoration Scotland, 1660-1690: royalist politics, religion and ideas" p. 62). Craufurd, of Camlard, Dalmellington, was Historiographer Royal of Scotland at the time of Charles II. REFERENCES: Wing (2nd ed.) C6865. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) v. 5, p. 227. Arber's Term Catalogue I, 497. McAlpin Collection IV, p. 93. ESTC R004965. Gerould, Sources of English history of the seventeenth century, 1603-1689, in the University of Minnesota Library (1921), no. 3224. Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, p. 426. See also 'Scottish Notes and Queries,' vol. VI, no. 4 (Sept. 1892), p. 49, no. 602.
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