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Collection of theological tracts, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.05.25

Scope and Contents

(1) ‘Certaine considerations touching the better pacification and edification of the Church of England. Dedicated to his most excellent majestie’, beginning ‘The unity of your Church ...’; on f. 1 are two notes in a later hand, ‘Bye F. B. but the name not added to the tract’ and ‘London; printed by T. P. for Henrye Tomes. An. 1604’; (2) ‘Rogerus Fentown de Æquivocatione’, beginning (after a dedication ‘Francisco Bacon mileti solicitatori regio generali’) ‘Differunt notio sive conceptus ...’; the author was rector of St Stephen’s, Walbrook; (3) ‘Concerninge abstinence from meats and observation of the Jewes sabboth. Against Trask. By Dr Andrewes B. of Elye’, beginning ‘It is a good worke ...’; this and no. 4 were speeches delivered in the star chamber; they were first printed in London, 1629; (4) ‘Concerning vowes. In the countesse of Shrewsburyes case. By Dr Andrewes, then L. B. of Elye’, beginning ‘This right honourable and noble countesse ...’ (see also MS Gg.01.29, no. 64); (5) ‘Concio ad clerum in provinciali synodo’ [by Lancelot Andrews], beginning (after the text, Acts xx. 28) ‘Quam vobis recitavi sententiam ...’; (6) ‘Consecratio et dedicatio capellæ Jesu cum cæmeterio eiusdem, in vasto solo, dicto Ridgway Heath, juxta Southamptoniam’, by Lancelot Andrewes, bishop of Winchester, 17 September 1620, beginning ‘Juxta Southamptonensem villam ...’ (see also MS Gg.01.29, no. 65); (7) ‘A sermon preached to his maiestye at Roiston bye Mr [Simpson, Fellow] of Trinitye Colledge in Cambridge, 1617. Questioned for following Armenius’, beginning (after the text, John iii. 6) ‘This verse consists of a double axiome ...’; the censure of the vice-chancellor and the heads of houses on the sermon, in eight clauses, follows; (8) ‘Determination doctoris B. Cur quum duo homines æquali omnino gratia consecuti sint, unus convertatur et credat et non alius’, beginning ‘In hac divinæ historiæ particula ...; (9) ‘A sermon on Ezech. 33. 11. by Dr Harsnett, touching universall grace’, beginning ‘There was a conceitt ...’; this was preached at St Paul’s Cross, 27 October, anno reginæ Elizabeth I 26; (10) ‘That a man may not marry his wife’s sister after his wife’s death. By Ralph Ironsyde. 1614’, beginning ‘I would to God that when ...’; (11) ‘De matrimonio Henrici comitis Westmorland’, the bishop of Rochester’s opinion on the same question, with an answer thereto, beginning ‘My wife and I bee ...’; (12) ‘Joh. [Fisher] Roffensis. Licitum fuisse matrimonium Henrici octavi cum Catharina relicta fratris sui Arthuri’, beginning ‘Constat inclitissimum regem ...’; (13) five sermons by Thomas Jackson, on Jerem. xxxii. 3, 4, Matt. xxiii. 27, Rom. ix. 16, Matt. ii. 17, 18 and [Matt. ii.?] 18, 19; there is a preface prefixed to this last sermon.


  • Creation: Seventeenth century


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1 volume(s) (44 leaves.)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

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