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Sermon TitleA sermon preach’d in St Marie’s Oxon. Feb 10. 1644
Extentff. 1r-28v
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)FastMemorial
Associated Peoplesubject of sermon - Laud, William
Associated Sermons
Preachingsca. 1644-02-10 (old) - St Mary the Virgin (University Church) - Fast; The date and occasion of the sermon are uncertain because there was not a royalist fast day on February 10, which was a Monday and not a regular preaching or fast day.
Additional MaterialTitle page precedes the sermon.
Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionThe full title of the sermon given on the title page, fol. 1r, is: "“A Sermon Preach’d | in St Maries Oxon. | Feb: 10: 1644: being the | Monethly ffast Day imediately | following the Decollation | of | The most Rnd Father in God | William | Lord Arch Bp of Cant: [William Laud]| upon Tower Hill. London." Jeremiah 26:14-15 also is quoted on the title page. The text for the sermon is noted on fol. 2r as 2 Corinthians 15.32, but the actual text is 1 Corinthians 15:32, "If after the manner of men, I have fought with Beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if ye dead rise but. Lett us eate and drinke, for to morrow wee dy..." This sermon is highly topical, memorializing Laud and attacking the enemies of the church and nation. It is frame ruled in pencil throughout.
Source of DataJeanne Shami
Other NoteFor a detailed analysis of the sermon, which places it in the context of the events of early 1645 and the tradition of Parliamentary and Royalist fasts, see Anne James and Jeanne Shami, Remembering the Dead: The Role of Manuscripts Sermons and Sermon Notes in Researching Early Modern Memorial Practice, The 2019 Congregational Lecture (The Congregational Memorial Trust Ltd. (1978), London, 2019), pp. 6-25.
GEMMS record createdMay 30, 2020
GEMMS record last editedJune 18, 2020