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Half-title: An account of the French prophets, with others of the like spirit. Variously attributed to Charles Chauncy, Benjamin Colman and Ezra Stiles. Chauncy denies knowledge of its authorship in correspondence reprinted in: New England historical and genealogical register 10 (October, 1856): 334. The appendix, apparently by another hand (Charles Chauncy's?), is signed: Anti-Enthusiasticus. See Gaustad, E.S. "Charles Chauncy and the Great Awakening" in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 45 (1951): 125-135. Gaustad suggests Chauncy Whittelsey as author of the Wonderful narrative. Error in paging: p. 55 misnumbered 57. "Corrections."--p. .
Boston : Printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle, at the head of Queen-Street near the Town-House, 1742. 108,p. ; 8°
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