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Sermon TitleA Sermon at St Sepulchres ye 29 of Januarie 1623.
Extentpp. 5-87
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)Funeral
Bible TextsPsalms 39:5 - 39: 5
Associated Peoplepreacher - Shute, Josiassubject of sermon - Cookson, Anthony
Associated Sermons
Preachings1623-01-29 (old) - St Sepulchre-without-Newgate - Funeral;
Additional MaterialThere is a preface to the sermon on pp. 1-4.
Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionThis is a funeral sermon for citizen-vintner Anthony Cookson, preached by Josias Shute. The London preacher opens his sermon by explaining that his chosen Psalm has three parts. His text belongs to the second of the three parts, and concerns the brevity of life. The eulogy of Cookson can be found at pp. 73-87, although it is notable that Shute does not discuss his career and profession. The full title of the sermon is as follows: 'A Sermon at St Sepulchres ye 29 of Januarie 1623. At ye funerall of yt worthie citizen-vintner Mr Anthony Cookson. By That famous divine Mr Shoote, resident at – in Lumbard streete. London.' Written in a neat hand.
Source of DataJ. Conway Davies, Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Volume I: The Petyt Collection: MSS. 502-533 (Oxford University Press, 1972); Hannah Yip
Other NoteThe Inner Temple Library catalogue attributes this sermon incorrectly to Nathaniel Shute. See J. Conway Davies, Catalogue, p. 333.
GEMMS record createdJune 08, 2018
GEMMS record last editedMay 16, 2023