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Sermon TitleSermon on Psalms 122:8-9 (descriptive title)
Extentff. 124r-134r
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)
Associated Peopleauditor - Stuart, James Ipreacher - Burgess (Burges), John
Preachings1604-06-19 (old) - Greenwich Palace Chapel Royal - Occasion not identified;
Additional MaterialFf. 134v-143v are written in the same hand are labelled 'My prayer in the morning' and 'My prayer in the evening', respectively. Ff. 144r-146v is 'Mr John Burges his Apologie vpon his commitment after his sermon'.
Print Editions / WitnessesJohn Burges, A Sermon Preached Before the late King James His Majesty, &c. (London, 1642). Manuscript witnesses are as follows: British Library, Harley MS 3791, ff. 172r-181r; Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. D. 353, ff. 189r-211r; Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. E. 21, ff. 38r-46v; Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. th. c. 71, ff. 40r-47v; Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 336, ff. 69r-77r; Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.a.351, ff. 126r-141r.
DescriptionA copy of a sermon preached before the King's Majesty at Greenwich 19th June 1604 by Mr. John Burgess. A note at the end reveals that he was imprisoned for preaching it.
Source of DataManuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England (see link below); Richard Snoddy; Lucy Busfield.
Other NoteFor more information about this sermon, see Peter McCullough, Sermons at Court: Politics and religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean preaching (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), p. 142; Peter Lake, 'Moving the Goal Posts? Modified Subscription and the Construction of Conformity in the Early Stuart Church', in Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church, c. 1560-1660, ed. by Peter Lake and Michael Questier (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2000), 179-205; Emma Rhatigan, 'Preaching to Princes: John Burgess and George Hakewill in the Royal Pulpit', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62.2 (2011), 273-296.
Attached URLs:
URLNotes Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England entry for Burgess's sermon.
GEMMS record createdDecember 14, 2015
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 17, 2021