A Wedding-Ring, fit for the finger: Laid open in a sermon, Preached at a Wedding in St. Edmond's. By William Secker, Late preacher of the gospel.

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Title

A Wedding-Ring, fit for the finger: Laid open in a sermon, Preached at a Wedding in St. Edmond's. By William Secker, Late preacher of the gospel.

Creator

Secker, William -1681?

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers

Date

n.d.

Extent

24 pages

Identifier

Is Part Of

Chapbook #25 and #28 in a bound collection of 34 chapbooks

Description

63 printed at bottom of title-page

Type

sermon
religion

Abstract

A sermon on Genesis ii. 18: And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him a help-meet for him. The preacher breaks up the passage into smaller phrases and deals with them individually, extolling the many virtues of marriage and its rightness in the eyes of God. The proper roles and behaviors for both husband and wife are discussed at length, as well as the dangers of improper behavior, such as adultery. The sermon also includes some invectives against the Roman Catholic Church and their policy on clerical marriage. The sermon is followed by a short passage entitled, “Lady Fretful: A Sketch from Real Life,” which describes a pessimistic woman who complains and sees the worst in everything.

Subject

Courtship and Marriage
Religion and Morals
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For higher quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

Secker, William -1681?, “A Wedding-Ring, fit for the finger: Laid open in a sermon, Preached at a Wedding in St. Edmond's. By William Secker, Late preacher of the gospel.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed June 25, 2024, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/746.
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