GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleDayly Obseruations both Diuine & Morall. The First part
ShelfmarkHM 93
Creation Date1657 - 1657
Contents NoteCommonplace book of quotations from devotional and philosophical texts, written in the hand of Thomas Grocer. There is a calligraphic title page, signed by Thomas Grocer and dated 1657. In addition to sermons, Grocer includes extracts from The Purple Island (Phineas Fletcher), in addition to the poetry of Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Godolphin, and Edward May.
Material FeaturesQuarto. 215 pages, paginated irregularly, plus five preliminary leaves.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Alling, Jamesmanuscript owner - Daniell, J.manuscript owner - Grocer, Thomasmanuscript owner - Mather, Increasemanuscript owner - Mather, Nathanielmanuscript owner - Waring, Elijah
ProvenanceIncrease Mather has signed his name several times on the opening flyleaves and on the title page (dating his signatures to 1680 and 1682). There is also the signature of one Elijah Warings, signed 1734. Nathaniel Mather's signature, dated 1683, appears on the title page. According to Peter Auger, 'it is possible that the book traveled to Ireland in 1682 or 1683' (Auger, p. 6).
Source of DataPeter Auger, 'The Octonaire in Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait', Huntington Library Quarterly, 80 (2017), 1-19; Arthur F. Marotti, Manuscript, Print, and the English Renaissance Lyric (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1995), pp. 43-44; CELM; Hannah Yip.
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Sermons Contained
Sermon Reports ContainedSermon extracts --
GEMMS record createdApril 06, 2022
GEMMS record last editedApril 11, 2022