A Sermon Celebrating Parliament's Victories in the Fifth Year of The First English Civil War Torshell, Samuel [1604-1650]. The Palace of Justice Opened and Set to Veiw [sic], In a Sermon at Margarets Westminster Before the Honorable House of Commons Assembled in Parliament, Upon the 12th of May, 1646. Being the Day of Their Solemn Thanksgiving, For Regaining and Taking in the Severall Garisons, Of the city of Exeter. Barnstable. Michaels Mount in Cornwall Ruthen Castle. Ilford-Combe. Aberystwyth in Wales. Dunster Castle. Titbury Castle. Woodstock Mannor. Castle of Bridgnorth. Banbury Castle. Newarke. London: Printed by T.R. and E.M. for John Bellamy at the Three Golden Lions in Cornhill, 1646. [viii], 23,  pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Title printed within double-line border, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate browning to text, faint dampspotting to some leaves. "Torshell" in early hand to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. $250. * Only edition. The text of a sermon delivered before the opening of Parliament offering thanks for a series of recent victories against Charles I. It ends with an exhortation to Parliament: "Honoured Fathers, Renowned Patrots, I have done, when I have onely summed my Discourse in a few words: Be just" (22). OCLC locates 11 copies in North America. English Short-Title Catalogue R200826.
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