London: E. Owens, 1756. 8vo. 30 pp. FIRST EDITION. Disbound. Item #10205
First edition of this discourse on the occasion of the earthquake in Lisbon on February 6, 1756. Stebbing (1687-1763) was a well-know, albeit controversial, champion of the Church of England. He here sets aside a day for contemplation and pious observation on behalf of all natural disasters. Chaplain to the King, he published a number of attacks on leading religious figures.