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The weeping christian; or The six vices of man.

Author [Fergusson, Thomas.]
Title The weeping christian; or The six vices of man.
Imprint Glasgow: James Duncan
Date of Publication 1729
Language English
Notes This is an unrecorded, earliest known printing of a collection of six moral and devotional poems relating to the vices of mankind, namely: malicious envy, pride and insolence; excess of drinking; notorious, and vain swearing; lewd and wanton living; disobedience to parents. The work is anonymous and there is no clue in the text as to who the author is, but the imprint of a later (London? 1760?) printing of the work states that it was printed for one Thomas Fergusson "late a soldier in the Thirty-Third Regiment of Foot". Fergusson has been assumed to be the author but the existence of this Glasgow printing, possibly 30 years earlier than other known printings, calls this attribution into question.
Shelfmark AP.1.212.15
Reference Sources ESTC
Acquired on 03/06/11
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