GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleAdvice to a Young Man, on leaving Oxford University to reside in London
ShelfmarkAdd MS 4357
Creation Dateca. 1603 - 1625
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents Noteff. 1-64 is a letter of advice to a young man leaving Oxford for London. It draws upon, among other sources, Basilikon Doron by King James VII and I and De Veritate Christianae religionis by Philippe de Mornay. The begins and ends with Latin poetry, ff. 1b, 64. ff. 65-76 include two sermons. The volume is signed by John Dennis on the flyleaf. The signature appears to match the hand of the letter and poems, but the sermons are in a different hand.
Material Features
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner? - Dennis, John
Source of DataAnne James; BL Catalogue; David Robinson
Other NoteBL Cataloguer suggests that John Dennis is the manuscript owner and connects him with a person listed in AO (Foster) who graduated BA from Pembroke College, February 1624/5. He would have been around 23 at this time and thus might be the recipient of the manuscript's advice.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdAugust 17, 2019
GEMMS record last editedAugust 17, 2019