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Sermon TitleSermon on 2 Esdras 7:48 (descriptive title)
Extentff. 17-39
Composition Dateca. 1654 - 1655
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)Funeral
Associated People
Associated Sermons
Preachings (old) - England - Funeral;
Additional MaterialThis sermon is preceded by a blank leaf (f. 16).
Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionWritten in a large, fairly inconsistent, but clear hand. This sermon meditates upon the simultaneous curse and blessing of death. It was preached at the funeral of an anonymous elderly widow of considerable standing (see f. 18r-v; ff. 33r-39v). On f. 33v, it is stated that 'her middle age brought her to the estate of matrimonye, an honourable estate […]'. Her devotional rituals, on her walks and in her closet, are described on ff. 34v-35r. A depiction of her preparation for death begins on f. 36r, including a mention of receiving the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NotePrecise date, location, and preacher unknown.
GEMMS record createdJune 08, 2018
GEMMS record last editedMay 14, 2023