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Sermon TitleThe Substance of A Funeral Sermon occasion'd by the sudden & surprizing Death of that serious & religious Young Gentleman. Mr. Jacob Shard
Extentff. 4r-20v
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)Funeral
Bible TextsLuke 12:40 - 12: 40
Associated Peopleauditor - Titcomb, Williamdedicatee - Shard, preacher - Sheffield, John subject of sermon - Shard, Jacob
Associated Sermons
Preachingsca. 1705-04-22 (old) - England - Funeral; No date is given, but the preacher ends his sermon by reading from a paper dated 22 April 1705.
Additional MaterialThe letter to the father, Captain Shard, occupies ff. 2r-3r.
Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionPreached at the funeral of Jacob Shard. This sermon is written in a neat, early-eighteenth-century hand. It was heard and memorized by William Titcomb, who had it transcribed and dedicated to the subject's grieving father. The title page is bordered in thick black ink and occupies f. 1r.
Source of Data
Other NoteThe auditor, William Titcomb, said that he had it penned in the very words he remembered, and took pains not to introduce anything where his memory failed. Precise date and location unknown.
GEMMS record createdApril 12, 2016
GEMMS record last editedAugust 16, 2021