“Blessed are ye that sow beside all Waters!” A LAY SERMON; addressed to the higher and middle Classes,on the existing Distresses and Discontents …

London: Printed for Gale and Fenner … J. M. Richardson … and J. Hatchard …, 1817. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [2], xxxi, [1], 134; a very good copy, uncut, in the original printed paper wrappers, rebacked. Item #59988

Coleridge’s second ‘Lay Sermon’, addressing the social unrest that followed the end of the Napoleonic Wars, published in March 1817. A third intended ‘sermon’, to be addressed to the lower classes, was never in fact completed.
The rare wrappers feature advertisements for The Statesman’s Manual and the collected and enlarged edition of The Friend.

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