The Character and Reward of the good and faithful Servant. A Sermon preached at Crouched Friars, London, April the 18th, 1762. On the Occasion of the Death of George Benson, D.D. Who died April the 6th, 1762. In the sixty-third Year of his Age … To which is added, the Oration at the Interment. By E. Radcliff.

London: Printed by Richard Hett, for J. Noon … J. Buckland … and C. Henderson … 1762.

8vo., pp. [4], 43, [1], with a half-title; title within a mourning border; a little spotty at beginning and end, but a very good copy, uncut, stitched as issued.


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First edition of a sermon that provides an extended biographical notice (pp. 25-34) of the Presbyterian theologian George Benson (1699-1762). Benson embarked on an industrious series of interpretative Biblical paraphrases after the manner of Locke in the 1730s. His most famous work, published after he came to Crutched Friars in 1740, was The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion (1743), which went through many editions.

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