A Visitation Sermon preached at Ware in Hertfordshire by Edward Hickes

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Manuscript item bound in a volume of printed pamphlets.

Dedication addressed:'To my worthily honrd. friend Doctor John Lawson, Dr. in Physic &c.', dated from'Buckland in Hertfordshire July 17th 1682' and signed 'Your old faithfull friend & obliged servant E. Hickes'.

The sermon text is 1 Corinthians 4:1,'Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of ye mysteries of God'.

Sermon text begins:'Amongst the various potent opposites to Christ & his gospel, there is none more prevailing & pernicious then the wisodm of ye flesh ...'; the text ends: 'Wee are not Masters but Ministers, yet are we Ministers of Christ, & Stewards of the mysteries of God'. The Sermon was preached before the Right Reverend Father in God, Henry, Lord Bishop of London (Henry Compton).

Listed in the Bowdler Manuscript Catalogue: Bundle 213, Item 2, where it is indexed as:'1682. Dr. Ed. Hickes. a Visitation Sermon. MS'.