GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
Sermon TitleA Sermon at Paules Crosse
Extentpp. 1-57
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeTranscription of Printed Sermon
Sermon Type(s)
Associated Peopleauditor - Stuart, Charles Iauditor - Stuart, James Ipreacher - King, John
Associated Sermons
Preachings1620-03-26 (old) - St Paul's Cross - Occasion not identified;
Additional Material
Print Editions / WitnessesJohn King, A Sermon at Paules Crosse, On Behalfe of Paules Church, March 26. 1620 (London: Edward Griffin for Elizabeth Adams, 1620)
DescriptionThis manuscript is remarkable for the precision with which the anonymous scribe has copied the text. Notable is the fact that he nevertheless excises some of the typographical characteristics of the printed text. On the title page, it is stated that the sermon was 'both preached and published by his Maiesties commaundement'; however, the names of the printer and bookseller have not been included. The title-page vignette has also not been copied. While the original first page featured a decorative tetragrammaton and foliated initial, these have been omitted in the manuscript version, as have the signature numbers. Finally, not all of the marginal citations have been included in the manuscript witness.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThis sermon is discussed in Roze Hentschell, St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Oxford, 2020), pp. 211ff.
GEMMS record createdFebruary 17, 2020
GEMMS record last editedDecember 26, 2021