September 13, 2006

“We can trace the forming of the jeremiadas as early as 1640s, in the last publications of Shepard and Cotton…The foremost published utterances of the 1670s were all jeremiads”

Samuel Danforth, A Brief Recognition of New England’s Errand into the Wilderness, 1670
Thomas Shepard, Eye-Salve, 1672
Urian Oakes, New England Pleaded With, 1673
Increase Mather, The Day of Trouble is Near, 1673, A Discourse Concerning the Danger of Apostacy, 1677
William Hubbard, The Happiness of a People, 1676


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