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The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Title
Wisdom taught by man's mortality, or, The shortness and uncertainty of life, the certainty and suddenness of death considered :  a discourse, adapted to the awful visitation of the city of Philadelphia, by the yellow fever, in the year 1793, by which more than four thousand persons were swept off in about three months : in this discourse, all the Scripture metaphors, respecting the shortness and uncertainty of life, are mentioned, and commented upon, and a hymn added at the close, in which they are all recited   / by Elhanan Winchester.
Wisdom taught by man's mortality
Shortness and uncertainty of life, the certainty and suddenness of death considered
Name/Creator
Winchester, Elhanan, 1751-1797, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:DIV.LIB:1152943 
Location
Andover-Harv. Theol

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
Philadelphia
Publisher
Printed by R. Folwell, no. 33, Mulberry-Street, and sold by R. Campbell, no. 40, South Second-Street
Language
English
Description
[4], 28, [2] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Form/Genre
text

Sermons-1795.

Hymns.

print
Subject
Epidemics -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Sermons ;  Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Sermons ;  Sermons, American ;  United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

Category
The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

Yellow Fever

Tropical Disease

Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

Note
Signatures: pi² A-B⁴ C² D⁴ [E]1.


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