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NameHenry Smith
Livedb. ca. 1560-03-25 - d. 1591-07-04 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsA Caueat For Christians -- preacher (autograph: no)A Glasse For Drunkards -- preacher (autograph: no)A Looking Glasse for Christians -- preacher (autograph: no)A Memento For Magistrates -- preacher (autograph: no)An Abridgement of a Preparative to Marriage: the Summe where of was spoken at a Contract & inlarged -- preacher (autograph: no)An Alarum from Heauen -- preacher (autograph: no)A Preparatiue to Marriage -- preacher (autograph: no)A sermon preached before the L. Maior, taken by charactery -- preacher (autograph: no)A Treatise of the Lords Supper -- preacher (autograph: no)Foode for New Borne Babes -- preacher (autograph: no)Gods Arrow against Atheists -- preacher (autograph: no)Jacobs Ladder. or The Way to Heaue[n] -- preacher (autograph: no)Maries Choyce -- preacher (autograph: no)Noahs Drunkennesse -- preacher (autograph: no)Satan Compassing The Earth -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on 1 Timothy 6:6 -- preacher (autograph: no)The Art of Hearing: The First Sermon -- preacher (autograph: uncertain)The Banquet of Jobs Children -- preacher (autograph: no)The Betraying of Christ -- preacher (autograph: no)The Calling of Jonah -- preacher (autograph: no)The Censure of Christ vpon The Answere -- preacher (autograph: no)The Christian Sacrifice -- preacher (autograph: no)The Christians Practice -- preacher (autograph: no)The Christians Sacrifice -- preacher (autograph: no)The Dialogue Betweene Paul. And King Agrippa -- preacher (autograph: no)The Examination, or the First Sermon on Vsurie -- preacher (autograph: no)The Fall of King Nebuchadnezzar -- preacher (autograph: no)The Godly Mans Request -- preacher (autograph: no)The Heauenly Thirst -- preacher (autograph: no)The Honour of Humilitie -- preacher (autograph: no)The Humilitie of Paul -- preacher (autograph: no)The Ladder of Peace -- preacher (autograph: no)The Law-Giuers Answere to The Lawyers Question -- preacher (autograph: no)The Lawyers Question -- preacher (autograph: no)The Magistrates Scripture -- preacher (autograph: no)The Petition of Moses to God -- preacher (autograph: no)The Pilgrims Wish -- preacher (autograph: no)The Poore Mans Teares -- preacher (autograph: no)The Preacher's Proclamation -- preacher (autograph: no)The Pride of King Nebuchadnezzer -- preacher (autograph: no)The Punishment of Jonah -- preacher (autograph: no)The Rebellion of Jonah -- preacher (autograph: no)The Restitution of Nebuchadnezzer -- preacher (autograph: no)The Second Sermon -- preacher (autograph: no)The Second Sermon of Jonahs punishmt -- preacher (autograph: no)The Second Sermon vpon the Lords Supper -- preacher (autograph: no)The Second Sermon vpon Vsurie -- preacher (autograph: no)The Sinfull Mans Search -- preacher (autograph: no)The Sinners Confession -- preacher (autograph: no)The Sinners Conuersion -- preacher (autograph: no)The Sweet Song of old Father Simeon -- preacher (autograph: no)The Triall of the Righteous -- preacher (autograph: no)The Triall of Vanitie -- preacher (autograph: no)The True Triall of the Spirits -- preacher (autograph: no)The Trumpet of The Soule sounding to Judgmt -- preacher (autograph: no)The Way to Walke in -- preacher (autograph: no)The Wedding Garment -- preacher (autograph: no)The Young Mans Taske -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesLincoln College -- Place of StudyQueens' College -- Place of StudySt John's College -- Place of StudySt Clement Danes -- Post
Source of DataAO (Foster); ACAD (Venn) (ID: SMT573H); ODNB (Article: 25811); Lori Anne Ferrell, 'Sermons', in The Elizabethan Top Ten: Defining Print Popularity in Early Modern England, ed. by Andy Kesson and Emma Smith (Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 193-201; Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedAO (Foster); ACAD (Venn) (ID: SMT573H); ODNB (Article: 25811)
Other NoteThe exact birth date of Henry Smith is unknown. He was the eldest son of Erasmus Smith of Somerby and Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire. Initially, Smith was admitted fellow-commoner at Queen's College, Cambridge on 17 July 1573. However, he matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford at the age of fifteen on 15 March 1575, graduating B.A. on 16 February 1578. He was awarded the degree of M.A. from St John's College, Oxford on 3 May 1583. From 1587 until 1589/90, he was lecturer of St Clement Danes, London. Smith was buried at Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire on 4 July 1591. Known as the 'Silver-Tongued Preacher' or 'Silver-Tongued Smith', he published numerous sermons, which were reprinted in multiple posthumous editions. Indeed, according to Lori Anne Ferrell, he was 'Elizabethan England's best-selling preacher' (Ferrell, p. 193).
GEMMS record createdJanuary 11, 2020
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 11, 2020