File NLW MS 11699B. - An instruction for children,

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NLW MS 11699B.


An instruction for children,


  • [1730x1747] / (Creation)

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A draft ?holograph text by John Lewis, vicar of Minster, co. Kent, of 'An Instruction for Children in the Grounds of Christianity ... Collected (chiefly) for the Use of Charity-Schools. With a Preface to the masters & mistresses of the said Schools, directing them how to use it'. The work is divided into the following parts: 'The Christian Covenant', 'The Christian Faith', 'The Christian Obedience', 'The Christian Prayer', and 'The Christian Sacraments', and the text agrees in part with John Lewis (trans. John Jones, 'Curad Llangadfan'): Catechism yr Eglwys wedi ei esponio. Mewn ffordd o ofyniadau ac attebion ... (Mwythig, 1790). At the beginning and the end of the volume are lests of sermon texts, 1730-1733, and of sermons lent to Mr. Lee, 1730-1735, Mr. Baddeley, 1740-1741, 'Cos' Hump. Thomas, Mr. Score, and Mr. Hall.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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See also NLW MS 11698B, which contains an annotated and edited holograph preface to John Lewis's The history of the life and sufferings of ... John Wicliffe ... [second ed.] (London, 1723).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11699B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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September 2009.


  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);

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