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A sermon or lecture, on Luke xii. 56-7

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 1
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A sermon or lecture, on Luke xii. 56-7, by the rev. John Henley ('Orator Henley'), delivered in London on March 18, 1749/50.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1750 by J. Henley


67 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20188


A sermon or lecture, on Luke xii. 56-7, written in A.D. 1750 by J. Henley.

Biographical / Historical

John Henley, known as Orator Henley (1692–1756) was a dissenting minister and eccentric.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29791.

Custodial History

In the Henley sale June 14, 1759, part of lot 243; in the Farmer sale June, 1798, part of lot 8010. Owned by dr. Philip Bliss, who wrote notes on fol. 2: lot 411 in a more recent auction.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by C. E. Doble, esq., on Feb. 22, 1888.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 5/8 × 6 1/8 in.

A sermon or lecture, on Luke xii. 56-7
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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