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Report TitleLetter on Henry Sacheverell's 1705 Sermon (descriptive title)
Extentf. 88r-v
Composition Date1705 -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Report Type(s)Letter(s)
Associated Peoplepreacher - Sacheverell, Henry
Print Editions / WitnessesHenry Sacheverell, The Perils of False Brethren, Both in Church and State: Set Forth in a Sermon Preach'd Before the Right Honourable the Lord-mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of London, at the Cathedral-church of St. Paul: on the 5th of November, 1709. By Henry Sacheverell, D.D. Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxon, and Chaplain of St. Saviour's Southwark (London, 1709). Republished by The Rota in 1974. PubLes Dangers Où L'on Est Exposé De La Part Des Faux Freres, [electronic Resource] : Dans L'eglise & Dans L'etat: Ou Sermon Sur Ces Paroles De La 2. Ep. Aux Cor. Ch. Xi. 26. ---- J'ai Ete Souvent Expose a Des Perils Du Cote Des Faux Freres. Prononcé Dans L'eglise Cathedrale De S. Paul À Londres, Le 5/16 De Novembre 1709. En Presence Du Lord Maire, & Des Echevins De La Ville, Par Henri Sacheverell, Docteur en Theologie, Membre Du College De La Madelaine a Oxford, & Chapelain De S. Sauveur, Dans Southwark (London or Amsterdam, 1710). It was also bound with a treatise entitled Chuse Which You Please, or, Dr. Sacheverell, and Mr. Hoadley Drawn to Life (London and Westminster, 1710). There is also, curiously, a volume by J.P. entitled, The Priest Turn'd Poet: or, the Best Way of Answering Dr. Sacheverel's Sermon, Preached at St. Paul's, Nov. The 5th. 1709. Before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of London. Being His Discourse Paraphras'd in Burlesque Rhime (London, 1709).
DescriptionLetter is addressed to 'Will' and describes the inflammatory parts of Sacheverell's university sermon preached on 23 December 1705. The author suggests that the sermon likely will not be printed and that it may result in a reprimand for Sacheverell. As the letter suggests, this sermon attracted a great deal of criticism for his attacks on 'False Brethren' and because he stated that the state was in danger and suggested that the Church might be as well. Sacheverell returned to similar themes in his infamous sermon on 5 November 1709, for which he was put on trial.
Source of DataJennifer Farooq
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GEMMS record createdFebruary 26, 2016
GEMMS record last editedMay 25, 2018