The grand controversie of the time, touching political government and laws, summarily stated, in way of question and answer. Together with its application, shewing whose is the inheritance. [Anon.] Whereunto is added [anon.] A solemn triumph in meeter (Beams of divine love arising upon Zion, as it were the king shewing himself thorow the lattess: an eclogue, being a mutuall congratulatory dialogue of immense love between the holy and precious Lord Jesus, adored, and the Spouse, his beloved, with his dignity adorned.

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 4
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      1 vol. (f.[1]; pp.37; ff.[64]) Manuscript book, early 18th-century, formally set out on the model of a printed book. Bound in half leather with marbled paper. Owner's name struck over on title; on last page is added: I D 1786

Scope and Content

In two sections, comprising (1) Prose treatise "The grand controversie of the time", followed (p.26) by "Beams of divine love arising upon Zion", a poem in the form of a dialogue between Christ and the Spouse, expressing mutual love and happiness in the manner of the Song of Songs, and described on the title-page as "Written chiefly for the use of those who haue newly received the Truth". (2) "Notes of sermons ... by Mr William Fisher", dated 1 August 1716-19 July 1719, and partly in the same hand.

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Bought from E. G. Allen, February 1965


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