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    Ambrose, Isaac. Prima; the First Things, in Reference to the Middle and Last Things; or, The Doctrine of Regeneration, The New Birth, The Very Beginning of a Godly Life. [with:] Media; The Middle Things...Or, the Means, Duties, Ordinances, Both Secret, Private, and Publick for Continuance, and Increase of a Godly Life, Once Begun, Till We Come to Heaven... [with:] Ultima; the Last Things, in Reference to the First and Middle Things; or, Certain Meditations on Life, Death, Judgement, Hell, Right Purgatory, and Heaven. Glasgow: For James Cullen, Archibald Ingram, James Dechman, John Hamilton, and John Glasford, 1737. 4to. 3 pts in 1 vol. A4, *-2*4, B-44. [4], xvi, 1-99,[3], 336,167,[1]p. Contemp. calf, rebacked and recornered, contemp. signature of "Richard Boynton" on ad leaf; browned throughout, dampstains at end, some foxing. "Sixth edition." From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00

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    Ambrose, Isaac (bap. 1604, d. 1664), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister, and author, "His Prima, media & ultima (1650), while beginning with a call to new birth and ending with reflections on death and judgement that read like a collection of sermons, is largely concerned with the "middle things", the means "for continuance and increase of a Godly life". These include a commitment to systematic meditation, which is reinforced by a few illustrations from his own diary, kept during his annual monthly retreat in May in the woods near Hoghton Tower... Ambrose's works were highly regarded at the time, and continued to be reprinted after his death, appearing in Wesley's Christian Library. Alongside Ambrose's unwavering doctrinal Calvinism is a personal warmth that seems to have attracted both gentry and people, as well as his fellow ministers..." [Oxford DNB]. ESTC T223079. Lowndes 35.               

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