Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 3, January - March 1659. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Friday, February 4, 1658–9.
The House kept a fast within their own walls.
Dr. Owen preached. His text was Isaiah iv. 5. "For upon all the glory shall be a defence." (fn. 1)
Dr. Reynolds (fn. 2) preached. His text was 2 Phil. i. 2.
Mr. Calamy (fn. 3) preached. His text was Psalm xciii. iv. "The Lord reigneth."
Dr. Mauton (fn. 4) preached. The text was Deut. xxxiii. 4, 5.
The exercises held from nine till six. (fn. 5)
Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Knightley moved that the ministers have thanks, and print their sermons.
Sir Arthur Haslerigge and Mr. Scot moved against printing them.
Resolved in the affirmative.
Lord Fairfax spoke twice, inclining rather not to have the sermons printed.
He spoke but so so. Then arose a division about the question, so suddenly after the duty.
Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Bampfield came into the House. I question if they were sworn.
Mr. Disbrowe, Mr. Bulkeley, Mr. Hungerford, and Mr. Gewen, moved to have the sermons printed.
There was a collection for the poor at the door by the Serjeant; (fn. 6) so the Speaker went out without the mace.