Sacerdos paroecialis rusticus. by [BURTON, John].

Sacerdos paroecialis rusticus. by [BURTON, John].

~ Sacerdos paroecialis rusticus. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, Impensis Jacob. Fletcher... Prostat apud J. Rivington & J. Fletcher.... 1757.

8vo (205 × 115 mm), pp. [4], 31, [1]; preserved in modern marbled boards.

Sole edition. A neo-Latin poem on the life and duties of the rural parish priest. As a young man Burton (1696-1771) was a much-celebrated Oxford don, before becoming the incumbent of the valuable vicarage of Mapledurham, on the Oxfordshire side of the Thames, to which was nominated by Eton College in 1733.

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