Prayers and sermons, written by Robert Sanderson

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Gen 1
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      1 vol. (558 pp) Bound in old blue morocco leather with gold tooling and gilt edges. The spine is lettered M.S. ROBERT SANDERSON and bears the Brotherton Collection ownership stamp in gilt. The inside front board bears Lord Brotherton's bookplate; also, that of W.T. Freemantle of Rotherham, the manuscript note, 'These sermons and prayers were written by Bp Sanderson, the friend of Isaac Watts', written transversely in relation to the the main text, and a cutting from the bookseller's catalogue, noting that the manuscript is 'said to be holograph'.

Scope and Content

Comprises: Page 1: "A prayer. O most great and most glorious ... "; Page 8: "A thanksgiving. O most glorious, butt most gracious Lord our God ... "; Page 11: "A prayer. O immortall, eternall, invisible, and Almighty Lord God ... "; Page 15: "A thanksgiving. O eternall and for ever blessed Lord our God ... "; Page 17: "A prayer for a family, either for morning or evening"; Page 29: "A prayer. O eternall, allmighty, all-glorious and for ever blessed Lord our God ... "; Page 38: "A prayer. O Lord, thou [who?] art a most high God ... "; Page 45: "A prayer. O most mighty Lord ... "; Page 47: Sermon. "Psalm 130 v.3. If thou Lord ... "; Page 87: Sermon. "Job 14 v.14, latter part. All ye dayes of my appointed time ... "; Page 107: Sermon. "1 Corinthians 11 v.23. But lett a man examine himself ... "; Page 155: Sermon. "John 13 v.35. By this shall all men know ... "; Page 309: Sermon. "Matthew 16 v.26. For what is a man profited ... "; Page 466: Sermon. "John 1 v.14. The Word was made flesh."; Page 489: Sermon. "Psalm 136 v.23. Who remembered us in our low estate ... "; Page 528: Sermon. "Romans 6 v.21. What fruit had yee then ... "; Page 556: Sermon. "1 Corinthians 13 v.3. Bestow all our goods ... ".

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Sanderson (1587-1663) was Bishop of Lincoln. For fuller details of his career see the Dictionary of National Biography

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Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English

Custodial History

W.T. Freemantle of Rotherham