Elihu Palmer, Copied from the best Likeness that appeared in America. Tho' darkness drear obscured his visual ray, His mind, unclouded felt no loss of day: In Reason's cause his nervous thoughts combin'd Flow to the world, and harmonize mankind.
Stipple engraving. 135 x 200mm. Light foxing, mostly in margins. Glued to scrap sheet at 4 corners.
Elihu Palmer was an ex-Baptist minister who formed the 'Deistical Society of New York.' He wrote the 'Principles of Nature' in 1801.
Eric R. Schlereth, 'Age of Infidelity: the politics of religious controversy in the early national United States', p. 84
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