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Sermon TitleSermon on Genesis 2:18 (descriptive title)
Extentff. 12r-22v
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)Marriage
Associated SermonsSermon 2 on Genesis 2:18 [MS. Eng. th. c. 71]: Manuscript witnesses of the same sermon.
Preachingsca. 1619-02-01 - 1619-02-11 (old) - England - Marriage; See Potter and Simpson for the dating of this sermon, which is not provided in the manuscript.
Additional Material
Print Editions / WitnessesJohn Donne, Sermon no. 2 in Fifty Sermons (London, 1649), pp. 9-15; George R. Potter and Evelyn M. Simpson, eds, The Sermons of John Donne, 10 vols (Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1953-1962), II, pp. 335-347; Erica Longfellow, ed., The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, Volume VII: Sermons Preached at Marriages, Christenings, and Churchings (forthcoming).
DescriptionFor a short analysis of this sermon, see Potter and Simpson, II, pp. 42-45.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteWritten in a small secretary hand with italic forms. It is conjectured by Potter and Simpson that both Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford and Sir Henry Goodere (the father of the bride, Lucy Goodere) were present on this occasion. See Potter and Simpson, II, p. 43.
Attached URLs:
URLNotes transcription of the sermon by Jeanne Shami.
GEMMS record createdFebruary 15, 2020
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 17, 2020