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Theology. ‘Spare time…’ by Thomas Grover Florilegus

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Theology. ‘Spare time…’ by Thomas Grover Florilegus
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 58. Octavo. Leather, brown, blind-tooled. On the front pastedown, fol. i, the number '8390' and an erased owner's name (?Richard Helper).
Scope and content
Spare time: or Meditations on Christ's Carrage (to) and care over his people in their feares and doubs, with some of those privileges he has purchased for them.. By Tho: Grover Florilegus Anno. 1654'. Probably autograph. For the author's name, which is cancelled, see also fol. 58v. The MS contains two extended religious meditations:- (1) 'The Tempestuous Soule Calmed by Jesus Christ', on Matthew viii. 23-6. fols. 1-34v;- (2) 'The S(ain)ts Legacy', on I Cor. iii. 21-3. fols. 35-58v. The second item includes a number of poems, and several passages which suggest high church or Catholic views, e.g. 'The Saints are Gods Jewells' (fol. 38).
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Archival history
Probably a Phillipps MS from Heber's sale, 10-20 Feb. 1836. A. N. L. Munby, Phillipps Studies, III (1954) 75-6, 163.