EATON, Arthur Wentworth
Title: Famous Mather Byles, 1707-1788 : The Noted Boston Tory Preacher, Poet and Wit.
Seller ID: 8912
EATON, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton. The Famous Mather Byles, 1707-1788 : The Noted Boston Tory Preacher, Poet and Wit. Illustrated with many engravings from original paintings by Copley, the Pelhams, and others. Boston : W.A. Butterfield, 1914. Pp. [i]-x,1-258,(4), frontispiece + 18 pages of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front & spine. Wattersp.495, Laugher p.159, Marble NSH&A pp.149-150. Contents: 1. The Famous Mat her Byles, 2. Birth, Education, Journalistic Writings, 3. Ordination and First Marriage, 4. Events in Earlier Ministry, 5. Pastorate at Hollis Street Church, 6. Doctor Byles as a Poet, 7. Doctor Byles's Humour, 8. Dismissal from his Church, 9. Trial before the Town, 10. Social Standing, Friendships,11. Last Years, 12. The Byles Family. With appendices. Eaton (1849-1937) w as born at Kentville, Nova Scotia, educated at Harvard, and ordained Protestant Episcopal priest in 1885. He wrote extensively on Nova Scotian topics.Ex library, else very good. With a.l.s. to Kentville Library. 50.00