GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleChristopher Feake: Sermons
ShelfmarkEng MS 1158
Creation Date1672 - 1673
Contents NotePart I has a title page in black and red reading, "Morning Exercises: or an exposition on the XII Last Chapters of the Revelation of Jesus Christ delivered in XXIX sermons". Has "A short Preface" that states that these sermons were delivered in or near London over the "space of seven months successively" but they have were "taken from his mouth in short-writing, (and not having the advantage of being perfected, neither of comparing them with the Author Notes, now otherways,) cannot be expected to be without fault". This note is signed AN, presumed to be the scribe. Part II begins at f. 154r, with a title page: "Life Eternal in the Knowledge of God & Christ. Set Forth I. in the Present State upon Earth. II. In the Separate State in Paradise. III In the Resurrection State in Glory. Out of John the XVII and III". This is followed by a "Word to the Reader" (f. 155r-v) which explains that this sequence of 10 sermons is "maimed by the loss of the first Part", containing Sermons 1 - 6. Part III begins at f. 181r, with a title page: "A Mirrour of Mercy or the Promise of Paradise made by Christ to the thief upon the Cross delivered in Seven Sermons on Luke the XXIII & 43."
Material FeaturesTwo slips of paper from auction catalogues are pasted into the front cover, giving information on the "Morning Exercises". The volume is designed to look like a printed volume, with catch-words at the end of each page, ruled margins, title pages, illustrated drop caps and numbered pages. Written in one very clear neat hand.
Associated People
AcquisitionBought by the John Rylands Library from the Manchester booksellers Sherratt & Hughes in February 1952.
Source of DataCatherine Evans; John Rylands Library Catalogue
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GEMMS record createdAugust 15, 2019
GEMMS record last editedMarch 17, 2020