GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
Sermon TitleA Sermon Preached At Finborow
Extent19 leaves, unfoliated and unpaginated
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)
Bible TextsMatthew 5:4 - 5: 4
Associated Peopleauditor - North, Thomasinededicatee - North, Thomasinepreacher - Searle, Nicholas
Associated Sermons
Preachings1626-08-27 (old) - Great Finborough - Occasion not identified;
Additional MaterialThere is a dedicatory epistle addressed ‘To the Honorable most Vertuous and most worthy Lady, the Lady Thomasine North of Mildenhall’ and signed ‘Nicolas Searle’.
Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionThe full title of the sermon is ‘A Sermon Preached at Finborow August. 27. Anno D[omi]ni. 1626’. The sermon opens with an explanation that the chosen text comes from ‘an heavenly Sermon, preached by o[ur] Sauio[ur] Christ (whilest he lived here vpon Earth) to his disciples and multitudes of people, assembled to heare him’.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThe entire manuscript is designed to imitate a printed sermon. There is a title page and a dedicatory epistle with a decorated initial. However, there are no catchwords, running heads, or marginalia. There is also no foliation. Searle was clearly an adept calligrapher, demonstrating a wide variety of hands.
GEMMS record createdJune 24, 2019
GEMMS record last editedJune 26, 2019