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A Sermon of Old Age Preached at the Music Hall on Sunday, the 29th of January, 1854.

 by Theodore Parker, Minsiter of the XXVIII, Congregational Society in Boston


Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1854. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm); publisher's tan wrappers printed within double rules; 32pp. Wrappers a bit soiled and very slightly chipped along extremities, a small dampstain at upper margin bleeding into textblock, else Very Good, internally sound. Retaining half title. "Phonographically Reported by Rufus Leighton" (title page).


One of a series of sermons on the spiritual development of the human race by the Unitarian minister and abolitionist Theodore Parker (1810-1860). Parker himself never reached "old age," though here he speaks of the elderly in sweeping terms: "His affections now are greater than before; yet it is not the mere power of instinctive affection- the connubial instinct which loves a mate, or the parental instinct which loves a child; but a general human, reflective, volitional love, not sharpened by animal desire." (p. 15). 



A Sermon of Old Age, by Theodore Parker

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