London: Printed for G. Terry, Bookseller [et al.] . . . Sold also, at Providence Chapel; at Monkwell Street Meeting, every Tuesday Evening; and at Horsleydown, every Thursday Evening, 1792. First edition. 8vo, recent boards with covered with older white paper stock, 103 pages. Some light foxing and toning; in very good condition. Item #16586
"Maria has labored hard, I believe, almost five years, against my licentious life and doctrines, and without proving one just charge against me of immorality; and, on the other hand, she has not produced one person to bear witness, before the churches, of any one good work--either work of the Law, work of faith, or work of the hands--that ever she performed, but one; and that was cooking the *calf's-head,* the night that the synod was convened against me, and she threw that into the ashes. . . . It was deemed no less than a *miracle* that Maria was not drowned in the pottage-pot; but some of the opposite party view it as a bad *omen* to them, that their councils and their religious profession would as surely fall to the ground, as the Calf's-head fell into the ashes." A characteristic controversial tract from the coalheaver prophet, a point-by-point ad mulierem attack against Baptist Maria de Fleury (and by extension her intimate friend John Ryland). See the DNB for a summary of Huntington's eccentric career. Contemporary ink autograph addition to the imprint, "and [sold] by T. Barston, Granthorn, Linc're."