PRYNNE (WILLIAM) Healthes Sicknesse. Or, a Compendious and Briefe Discourse; Proving, the Drinking, and Pledging of Healthes, to be Sinful, 1628
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PRYNNE (WILLIAM) Healthes Sicknesse. Or, a Compendious and Briefe Discourse; Proving, the Drinking, and Pledging of Healthes, to be Sinful, 1628
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PRYNNE (WILLIAM)
Healthes Sicknesse. Or, a Compendious and Briefe Discourse; Proving, the Drinking, and Pledging of Healthes, to be Sinfull, and Utterly Unlawfull unto Christians, "corrected" issue, shaved with some loss to catchword on 4 leaves of dedication, and one line of footnote on one leaf, modern half crushed morocco [STC 20463], small 4to, London, [printed by Augustine Mathewes], 1628

Footnotes

  • Scarce early Prynne pamphlet, in which he attempts to prove that the custom of drinking healths is sinful, and observing "among al[l] the grosse and crying sinnes which have of late defiled, and over-spread our Nation... there are few more common, few more dangerous, hurtfull, and pernicious, then the unnaturall, unthrifty, odious, and swinish sinne of drunkenesse".
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