The History of the Kingdom of Basaruah, Containing A Relation of the most Memorable Transactions, Revolutions and Heroick Exploits in that Kingdom, from the first Foundation thereof unto this present time. Collected from the most Antient Records of that Country, and Translated into our Language, not only for Delight, but for the abundant Instruction that may be learned there-from, in these Remote Parts. Written in Discharge of the Trust reposed in the Author by his Majesty, for the Discovery of Foreign things

TitleThe History of the Kingdom of Basaruah, Containing A Relation of the most Memorable Transactions, Revolutions and Heroick Exploits in that Kingdom, from the first Foundation thereof unto this present time. Collected from the most Antient Records of that Country, and Translated into our Language, not only for Delight, but for the abundant Instruction that may be learned there-from, in these Remote Parts. Written in Discharge of the Trust reposed in the Author by his Majesty, for the Discovery of Foreign things
Year for Search1715
Authors[Morgan], [Joseph](1671-ca. 1749)
Tertiary AuthorsA Traveller in Basaruah [pseud.]
Date Published1715
PublisherNp [Actually Bradford]
Place PublishedBoston, MA [Actually New York]
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Allegorical depiction of the theology of Calvinism as believed by the Puritans in early America. Traces the history of Basaruah (“flesh-spirit”) from its establishment through its various trouble to the eutopia (the millennium), which occurs before its king (God) defeats its enemies. The “Introduction” argues that Morgan’s depiction moderated a few of the strictures of early Puritanism as stated in Michael Wiggleworth’s Day of Doom: or, A Poetical Description of the Great and Last Judgment (1662), specifically regarding infant damnation, salvation of heathens, and the rewards of the saved (4-6). 

Additional Publishers

 Rpt. as The History of the Kingdom of Basaruah, and Three Unpublished Letters. By Joseph Morgan. Ed. Richard Schlatter. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1946.

Pseudonym

By a Traveller in Basaruah [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, MH, PSt

Author Note

(1671-ca. 1749)

Full Text

1715 [Morgan, Joseph] (1671-ca. 1749). The History of the Kingdom of Basaruah, Containing A Relation of the most Memorable Transactions, Revolutions and Heroick Exploits in that Kingdom, from the first Foundation thereof unto this present time. Collected from the most Antient Records of that Country, and Translated into our Language, not only for Delight, but for the abundant Instruction that may be learned there-from, in these Remote Parts. Written in Discharge of the Trust reposed in the Author by his Majesty, for the Discovery of Foreign things. By a Traveller in Basaruah [pseud.]. Boston, MA: Np. [Actually New York: Bradford]. Rpt. as The History of the Kingdom of Basaruah, and Three Unpublished Letters. By Joseph Morgan. Ed. Richard Schlatter. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1946, which eliminates the table of scriptural texts and the list of printing errors in the original while integrating the corrections into the text, and with an editor’s “Introduction” (3-28). Two of the added letters are to Cotton Mather and the third is to Nathan Prince. L, MH, PSt

Allegorical depiction of the theology of Calvinism as believed by the Puritans in early America. Traces the history of Basaruah (“flesh-spirit”) from its establishment through its various trouble to the eutopia (the millennium), which occurs before its king (God) defeats its enemies. The “Introduction” argues that Morgan’s depiction moderated a few of the strictures of early Puritanism as stated in Michael Wiggleworth’s Day of Doom: or, A Poetical Description of the Great and Last Judgment (1662), specifically regarding infant damnation, salvation of heathens, and the rewards of the saved (4-6). The author served as a minister of a Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT and a Presbyterian Churches in Fairfield and Hopewell, NJ.