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Sermon TitleIsrael and England parallel'd
Extentpp. 1-56
Composition Date1627 - 1627
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)Fast
Bible TextsJudges 5:8 - 5: 8
Associated Peoplededicatee - Sadleir, Annepreacher - Marvell, Andrew
Associated Sermons
Preachings (old) - England - Fast; The occasion is described on p. 2 as 'ye publike fast, wtch [sic] we now solemnize.'
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DescriptionWritten in a neat, predominantly secretary hand, with some use of Greek and Latin. There is an 'analysis or resolution' of Marvell's chosen verse, in the form of a Ramist diagram, on p. 10. Key sections of the sermon are marked by large roman numerals. The full title of this sermon is as follows: 'Israel and England parallel'd. or Some of there sinnes balanced.' This is a presentation copy of Marvell's sermon. It has a title page, on which is written a verse from 1 Corinthians (10:7): 'Be ye not Idolaters as were some of them'. A dedicatory epistle follows the title page, and is addressed 'To ye truly Noble, Religious, & right Vertuous Gentlewoman Mrs Anne Sadleir, health and happines.' Sadleir is described as a ‘constant benefactresse to me & to my family’. The epistle is dated 28 April 1627.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NotePrecise date and location unknown. For an analysis of this sermon, see Nigel Smith, Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2010), pp. 19-20.
GEMMS record createdJune 07, 2018
GEMMS record last editedApril 28, 2023