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Select meditations, [ca. 1660-1665]

Select meditations, [ca. 1660-1665]

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Creator: Traherne, Thomas, d. 1674
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Date: [ca. 1660-1665]
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Description:
Scans include backlit images of pp. 226, 244, 246 to reveal watermarks.
Accompanied by newspaper article by James Osborn attributing the manuscript to Thomas Traherne.
Binding: full sheep.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper, in a single Italic hand, of several hundred brief religious meditations divided into four "centuries" of 100 meditations each; the first and last centuries are incomplete. Topics include the God's love, doing good works, and hypostatical union. The author writes, "Light is not more Beautifull, and Healing in the Sun, then the Beams of his Gospel Shining in our chambers. We were before Like Dragons inhabiting the Parched Places of the Desart wildernes: now streams and Rivers flow upon the Top of evry Hill," and he describes human fallibility thus: "Man is in this Glorious world Environed with Delights and Spiritual Exaltations, Ineffable Joys and celestial Treasures. But is in the midst of all a filthy peece of Insensat Dirt, a careless Stupid & Repining Devil." The manuscript also includes several meditations in verse and a longer treatise on the soul.
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1 v. (200 p.) ; 15 x 10 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2056424
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