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EMMONS, NATHANAEL. A Discourse, Delivered October 13, 1813, Before Mendon Association, By Nathanael Emmons, D.D. Pastor of the Church in Franklin. Second Edition, By Request. New=York: Published by Cornelius Davis. 1826. Octavo. Pamphlet in plain brown paper wrapper, untrimmed page edges, foxing. 36, 12pp. A sermon on the text Genesis ii, 17, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it..." Nathanael Emmons (1745-1840) "Congregational minister, and theologian, the most entertaining of the teachers of the New England theology... He had surprising success as a preacher because of the pungent quality of his sermons. Students came to him in greater numbers than to any other man of his time for instruction in theology and the art of preaching. The principle of that art he expressed in the words, `Have something to say; say it.' ...His publications consist...entirely of sermons or parts of sermons..."--Benj. Wisner Bacon in Dict. Amer. Biography, VI:150. Emmons was ordained pastor at Franklin, Mass., in 1773 a position he filled for 54 years! "Dr. Emmons was a typical New England clergyman of the old school and probably no one exerted a wider influence. His house was a theological seminary. The number of young men who trained for the ministry can not be exactly ascertained, but was probably not less than a hundred [many who rose to distinction]... Dr. Emmons was an original thinker, and formed his theological system with rare independence of mind."--F. H. Foster in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. IV:121. Final 12pp is: A Sermon on the confession of Faith, and Covenant of the Church in Paris. Preached on the First Sabbath in May, 1823; immediately before the Administration of the Lord's Supper. By William R. Weeks. Without separate title page.