Very finely preserved 18th century sermon apparently preached during the height of the Great Awakening in 1744, and then again in 1779, on the perpetuity of the Sabbath and the importance of attending church.
Portions feel quite relevant to our day:
"This sufficiently refutes all those who pretend to excuse themselves from coming to the Church; and say they may as well worship God at home in private. Is it not reasonable to think it rather our duty to wait upon God at His House, than to expect that God should wait upon us at ours. It is surely very presumptuous to pretend that God is obliged to wait upon us where we please, and not where he has chosen."
Attractive 28pp. manuscript in the hand of what appears to be a Bishop. Bishop Low is mentioned in the text and then the rear is signed similarly B. April [?], though it is possible this is a birth year and just coincidence that it is structured the same as the Bishop's name in the text.
Guaranteed 18th century and in a very good state of preservation.