THE ORACLE: or, a short Panegyric on Mr. Peter Edwards’s…

~ THE ORACLE: or, a short Panegyric on Mr. Peter Edwards’s most admirable Defence of Infant Sprinkling. By John of Enon... Bristol: Printed by W. Pine and Son. Sold by Button... London; James, Bristol; Thomson, Manchester; and Daniel, Carmarthen. [ 1799.]

12mo (154 × 99 mm), pp. v, [6]–22, [2]; uncut in later wrappers.

First edition. A strong argument against the baptism of children, sometimes attributed to Benjamin Francis, Baptist minister of Horsley, Gloucestershire. Johnson, Provincial Poetry 673; not in Jackson. ESTC locates 7 copies: BL, NLW, four in Oxford, and NYPL.

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