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TitleSermons Concerning the Necessity and Manner of Divine Invocation
Creation Dateca. 1626 - 1644
Contents Noteff. 1-7 and 118-119: 'Divine Paradoxes or seeminge Contradictions in Christianitye'; ff. 10-114: eight sermons. There is a title page (f. 10r) on which is written 'SERMONS CONCERNING THE NECESSITY AND MANNER OF DIVINE INVOCATION Wherein is taught how our Prayers may be made acceptable vnto God comfortable to our seules'. The dedicatory epistle (f. 11r-v) is addressed to Lady Margaret Palmer, and is signed by Herbert Palmer 'From my study at Queenes Colledge in Cambridge, April 21 1626'. As Alexander Balloch Grosart has observed, the set of sermons in its entirety concerns the nature of prayer.
Material FeaturesCalf binding.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Dryland, Joanemanuscript owner - Grosart, Alexandermanuscript owner - Palmer, Herbertmanuscript owner - Palmer, Margaretmanuscript owner - Warly, Claremanuscript owner - Warly, Lee
Provenancef. 9r - 'Joane Dryland her Booke giuen to her by ye Lady Pallmer'; f. 10r - 'Lee Warly'; ff. 9v and 114v - 'Clare Warly'; 'Clare Warly her book / god giue her grace [...]'. The manuscript was also in the possession of the Rev. Alexander Balloch Grosart, who made the following note on the flyleaf on 18 June 1892: 'This little MS. volume contains not only an original and unpublished treatise on Prayer by Herbert Palmer B.D. (who prefixes a signed Epistle to his lady-mother) but actually his own original dated MS. of "The Paradoxes" that for 200 years were ascribed to Lord Bacon until my work "Lord Bacon not the author of the Christian Paradoxes" settled the matter at a stroke.' See Grosart, Lord Bacon not the author of "The Christian Paradoxes" (Edinburgh, 1865).
Source of DataHannah Yip; SHL Catalogue; AIM25 Catalogue; CELM;
Other NoteSee Alexandra Walsham, Providence in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 152; Ian M. Green, Continuity and Change in Protestant Preaching in Early Modern England (London: Dr Williams's Trust, 2009), p. 37 n. 91.
Sermon Reports Contained
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URLNotes Catalogue entry for MS302. Catalogue entry for MS302. for SHL, MS302, on CELM.
GEMMS record createdFebruary 26, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJune 27, 2022