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TitleSermons by John Beaumont
ShelfmarkMS. Rawl. E. 109
Creation Dateca. 1697 - 1730
RepositoryBodleian Library
Contents NoteOne of four volumes (MSS. Rawl. E. 109-112) of sermons by John Beaumont, mostly preached at Deptford, Kent, c. 1697-1730. It seems to be Beaumont's own book. The sermons are indexed by contents, but they are based on exegesis of particular scriptural passages. The sermons form a numbered series from 1 to 38, except for the sermon on Exodus 34:6-7 (ff. 121r-126v) which is not part of the series and has been inserted between sermons 15 and 16. Preaching occasions noted at the end of each sermon, usually beginning with a number indicating how many times the sermon was preached (often twice in a single day). In many cases, an additional Bible text is included with later preaching dates, suggesting that the same sermon was prompted by different texts. Generally, the preaching location is identified as Deptford, Kent for the earlier preachings, and no location is noted for the later ones, suggesting that they were also preached at Deptford. However, as noted in some of the sermon entries, sometimes multiple locations are mentioned within the preaching information for the same sermon, as well as some preachings with no location mentioned; in these cases, it is difficult to assign a place to the preachings, for none is explicitly noted.
Material FeaturesPaper, x + 722 pages, 8 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches. The sermons in the same neat early-eighteenth-century hand. Pages are ruled on all four sides in red. Spaces are left for sections that sometimes are not filled; Beaumont estimated how much space for each point, but sometimes he did not leave enough, and the writing got smaller.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Beaumont, Johnmanuscript owner - Rawlinson, Richard
AcquisitionAccording to a note by Rawlinson, "This ms. was wrote by Mr. Beaumont an Independent Teacher at Rotherhith surry, and purchased out of the Library of his successor Mr Abraham Taylor in the year 1740". The four volumes (MSS. Rawl. E. 109-112) were bought together as lot 363 in a sale.
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Bodleian Library Summary Catalogue, vol. 3
Other NoteDates are given in both Old and New Style.
Sermons ContainedSermon on Proverbs 20:27 -- ff. 1r-6rSermon on Romans 1:19 -- ff. 7r-16rSermon 1 on 2 Timothy 3:16 -- ff. 16v-24rSermon 2 on 2 Timothy 3:16 -- ff. 24v-28vSermon 1 on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 -- ff. 29r-35rSermon 2 on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 -- ff. 35v-44vSermon on Hebrews 11:6 -- ff. 45r-54vSermon on Deuteronomy 6:4 -- ff. 55r-74vSermon on Job 11:7 -- ff. 65r-71rSermon on James 1:17 -- ff. 71v-78vSermon on Psalms 139:7 -- ff. 79v-85vSermon on Psalms 90:2 -- ff. 86r-92rSermon on 1 John 3:20 and Isaiah 40:28 -- ff. 92v-104vSermon on Genesis 17:1 and Job 42:2 -- ff. 105r-112vSermon on Psalms 119:137 -- ff. 113r-120vSermon on Exodus 34:6-7 -- ff. 121r-126rSermon on 1 John 5:7 -- ff. 127r-136vSermon on 2 Samuel 23:3 -- ff. 137r-147vSermon on Psalms 33:11 -- ff. 148r-155rSermon on Job 14:5 -- ff. 155v-162vSermon 1 on Romans 9:11-13 -- ff. 163r-173rSermon 2 on Romans 9:11-13 -- ff. 173v-185vSermon on 2 Timothy 2:19 -- ff. 186r-191rSermon on 2 Peter 1:10 -- ff. 191v-198vSermon on Psalms 104:24 -- ff. 199r-215rSermon on Hebrews 1:7 -- ff. 215v-230vSermon on Zechariah 2:1 -- ff. 231r-238rSermon on Ecclesiastes 12:7 -- ff. 238v-250vSermon on Psalms 103:19 -- ff. 251r-257vSermon on Romans 11:36 -- ff. 258r-266vSermon on Genesis 5:20 -- ff. 267r-278vSermon on 1 Kings 22:23 -- ff. 279r-284vSermon 1 on Ecclesiastes 7:29 -- ff. 285r-296rSermon 2 on Ecclesiastes 7:29 -- ff. 296v-303vSermon on Romans 5:12 -- ff. 304r-320vSermon on Romans 9:16 -- ff. 321r-335vSermon on Jeremiah 44:4 -- ff. 336r-342rSermon 1 on Romans 6:23 -- ff. 342v-347vSermon 2 on Romans 6:23 -- ff. 348r-354v
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdAugust 10, 2017
GEMMS record last editedMay 04, 2022