John Donne's Sermons on the Psalms and Gospels: With a Selection of Prayers and Meditations / Edition 1

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The glory of John Donne's prose at its best is very different from that of his verse, but is equal to it; and there can be no question that his best prose is in his sermons. His sense of form and arrangement, his psychological insight, his differences of mood and emphasis, and his religious fervor will make this selection of ten sermons particularly interesting to the attentive reader familiar with Donne's poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520239289
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Sales rank: 1,336,784
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn M. Simpson was coeditor with the late George R. Potter of the definitive ten-volume edition of the Sermons of John Donne. She was also the author of Study of the Prose Works of John Donne, and editor of Donne's Essays in Divinity.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Sermon 1 Psalms 89.48. Preached to the Lords upon Easter Day, [March 28, 1619] 29
Sermon 2 Psalms 90.14. Preached at St. Paul's [undated, ? 1622] 45
Sermon 3 Psalms 11.3. The First Sermon Preached to King Charles, at St. James's, April 3, 1625 73
Sermon 4 Psalms 63.7. The Second Prebend Sermon preached at St. Paul's, January 29, 1625/6 94
Sermon 5 Luke 23.34. Preached to the Nobility [undated, probably fairly early] 115
Sermon 6 John 1.8. Preached at St. Paul's upon Christmas Day, 1621 129
Sermon 7 John 11.35. Preached at Whitehall, the first Friday in Lent [February 28], 1622/3 157
Sermon 8 Isaiah 7.14 [and Matthew 1.23]. Preached at St. Paul's upon Christmas Day, 1624 178
Sermon 9 Matthew 9.13. Preached at Whitehall, April 30, 1626 196
Sermon 10 John 11.21. Preached at the Funeral of Sir William Cokayne, December 12, 1626 219
Prayers and Meditations 241
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