Item #221958 A Discourse of Drinking Healths [WITH] Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead [AND] A Second Part of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead. Browne, Peter.
A Discourse of Drinking Healths [WITH] Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead [AND] A Second Part of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead
A Discourse of Drinking Healths [WITH] Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead [AND] A Second Part of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead
A Discourse of Drinking Healths [WITH] Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead [AND] A Second Part of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead

A Discourse of Drinking Healths [WITH] Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead [AND] A Second Part of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead.

London: Printed for Henry Clements, 1716; 1715; 1715.

First London editions of “Drinking Healths” and “A Second Part …,” second London edition of “Of Drinking in Remembrance”. viii, 9-217, (7) pp; 36 pp; x, 76 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Contemporary owner’s observations on ffep, else clean ESTC T63505; T62230; T55085. Item #221958

Browne (1664/5-1735) was Lord Bishop of Cork and Rosse. He was born in County Dublin and entered Trinity Colleg in 1682, where he was a contemporary of Swift. Between 1713 and 1722, he wrote 4 pamphlets on the custom of drinking in memory of the dead, which he considered a sacrilege. This attack on the custom of drinking to the health of the King, including the late King William of Orange, earned him nothing but ridicule.

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