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41. Sibbes, Richard, 1577-1635 Bowels opened, or, A discovery of the neere and deere love, union and communion betwixt Christ and the Church
42. Various works
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646 Sion's joy:A sermon preached to the honourable house of commons 1641
Whitfield, Thomas, Minister
The extent of divine providence (two copies)
 Carter, William, 1605-165
Light in darknesse
Wilkinson, Henry, 1610-16
Babylon's ruine, Jerusalem's Rising
Arrowsmith, John, 1602-16
A great wonder in heaven
Hughes, George, 1603-1667
Væ-euge-tuba Or The wo-joy-trumpet
Reynolds, Edward, 1599-16
Israel's petition in time
Reyner, William, d. 1666
Babylon's ruining-earthquake
Cooper, William, minister
Higayon selah. Jerusalem fatal to her assailants
Ford, Simon, 1619?-1699
The great interest of states and kingdoms
43. Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Israel's prayer in time of trouble, with God's gracious answer therunto
44. Prideaux, Humphrey, 1648-1724 The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and neighbouring nations, from the declension of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the time of Christ
45. Grosse, Alexander, 1596?-1654 The buddings and blossomings of old truths or Severall practicall points of divinity
46.  Robertson, William, d. 16?? Igeret HaMaskil Iggeret hammashkil
47. Durant, John, 1620- Comfort and counsel for dejected souls or a treatise concerning spiritual dejection
48.  Buckler, Edward, 1610-1706 God all in all or The happiness of the saints
49.  Wolseley, Charles, Sir, The reasonableness of Scripture
50. Several works by Baptists
B. R.
A sermon preached at the merchants lecture at Pinner's Hall
Danvers, Henry, d. 1687
A rejoynder to Mr Wills his Vindiciae where the antiquity of believers and novelty of infant baptism ...
Knollys, Hanserd, 1599?-1691
The Baptists answer to Mr O. Wills, his appeal against Mr. H. Danvers
Elliott, Edward
The Sabbatarian's opinion of the religious observation of the first day of the week
Plain Scripture-proof, that the Christian Church Is Under No Obligation to Keep Any of the Jewish Sabbaths
Harrison, Edward (Baptist preacher)
The properties and portion of the righteous and the wicked. Represented to a congregation in London from Psal. XVII. 15... or the substance of the last sermons preached

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31.  Westminster Confession of Faith
32. Jacombe, Thomas, 1622-1687 Several sermons preach'd on the whole eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans
33. Weemes, John, 1579?-1636
Exercitations divine: containing diverse questions and solutions for the right understanding of the Scriptures
A treatise of the foure degenerate sonnes, viz. the atheist the magician the idolater and the Jew
34. Weemes, John, 1579?-1636 The workes of Mr John Weemes of Lathocker in Scotland, in four volumes
35. Oldfield, Joshua, 1656-1729
An essay towards the improvement of reason
Lawson, George, d. 1678
Theo-politica: or, A body of divinity containing the rules of the special government of God …
36. Owen, John 1616-1683
Certain treatises
Another work
The duty of pastors and people
37. ???
38.  Various works
An account of the conduct of the Roman-Catholick clergy and zealots of France, from …
The Life, Character & Death of the Most Illustrious Pattern of Female Vertue (Lady Jane Gray)
Collins, Anthony, 1676-1729
Priestcraft in perfection Or, A Detection of the Fraud of Inserting & Continuing this Clause …
England and Wales. Privy The several declarations
La Pilonniere, Francois de An answer to the Reverend Dr. Snape's Accusation
A sermon preach'd before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, &c
White, John, 1590-1645 A new-year's gift for the high-church clergy
Boyer, Abel, 1667-1729;  Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731;  Baker, John, active 1680-1717;  Warner, Thomas, c 1734 The Political state of Great Britain ...
Vicars, John, 1579 or 80-1652 A brief review of the most material Parliamentary proceedings of this present Parliament
England and Wales. Parliament The answer of the Parliament
39. Denham, Henry, -1589?;  Gilby, Anthony, app 1510-1585
The Psalmes of David, truly opened and explained by paraphrasis
40. Watson, Thomas The beatitudes: or a discourse upon part of Christs famous Sermon on the mount


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21. Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 Thoughts on religion, and other subjects
22. Ewer, Samuel, d 1708 An answer to Mr Edward Hitchin's book, intituled, The infants cause pleaded, clear'd, &c.
23. Edwards, John, 1637-1716 A free discourse concerning truth and error, especially in matters of religion
24. Eaton, John, 1574 or 1575-1641 The honey-comb of free justification by Christ alone
25. Teelmannus, Henricus d 1688  Henrici Teelmanni viri desideratissimi
26. Maresius, Samuel, 1599-1673 Collegium theologicum; sive Breve systema breve universae theologiae
27. Boys, John, 1571-1625, four books An exposition of the dominical Epistles and Gospels, used in our English liturgy (three volumes) The autumn part from the twelfth Sunday after Trinity, to the last in the whole year
28. Gilpin, Richard, 1625-1700 Daemonologia sacra or A treatise of Satan's temptations
29. Various sermons, 22 in all
Vincent, Nathanael, 1639?-1697 The saints triumph over the last enemy ... funeral … James Janeway
Owen, John, 1616-1683 The church of Rome, no safe guide
Cruso, Timothy, 1656?-1697 The period of human life determined by the divine will … funeral … Henry Brownsword
Cruso The mighty wonders of a merciful providence
Cruso The churches plea for the divine presence to prosper human force
Mead, Matthew, 1630?-1699 The vision of the wheels seen by the prophet Ezekiel
Mead Two sticks made one or The excellency of unity
Mead A funeral sermon preached upon the sad occasion of the death of … Thomas Rosewell
Mead Comfort in death. A funeral sermon preach'd upon the death of Mr Timothy Cruso
Shower, John, 1657-1715 No peace to the wicked
Shower A thanksgiving sermon
Mayo, Richard, 1631?-1695 The cause and cure of strife and divisions
Slater, Samuel, -1704 A funeral sermon occasioned by the death of Mr. William Rathband
Bates, William, 1625-1699 A sermon preached upon the much lamented death of … Queen Mary
Piggott, John A good king and his people, the special care of heaven
Norris, Richard, active 1702-1704 A sermon preached on the death and funeral of ... William III
Glascock, Francis, 1649 or 1650-1707 A sermon upon Rev Ch V. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Tong, William, 1662-1727 A funeral sermon, upon occasion of the death of Mrs. Ann Warner, late wife of Mr. John Warner, and daughter to the Rev Mr. Shower.
Tong A funeral sermon ... death of the Reverend Mr. Samuel Slater
Stennett, Joseph, 1663-1713 A sermon preach'd on Thursday the 7th of September 1704
Stennett A sermon preach'd on Thursday the 27th of June 1706
Earle, Jabez, 1676?-1768 Hearing without doing, not sufficient to salvation
30. Bailey, N (Nathan), d 1742 An universal etymological English dictionary


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11. Watson, Thomas d 1686, four books
The Holy Eucharist or The mystery of the Lord's Supper, briefly explained; A divine cordial; Paramythion or A word of comfort for the Church of God; A plea for alms.
12. Case, Thomas, 1598-1682, three books
God's waiting to be gracious to his people, Two sermons lately preached at Westminster, before … the … House of Commons; God's rising, his enemies scattering; Jehoshaphat's caveat to his Judges
13. Ball, John 1585-1640 A treatise of the covenant of grace
14. Ames Conscience with the power and cases thereof
15. Case Mount Pisgah or A prospect of heaven
16. Burroughs his ninth,, tenth and eleventh books
17. Edwards, Thomas 1599-1647 The paraselene dismantled of her cloud or Baxterianism barefac'd
18. Various sermons, 18 in all:
Marshall, Stephen, 1594?-1655 A sermon of the baptizing of infants
Greenhill, William, 1591-1671 Axinē pros tēn rizan. The axe at the root
Calamy, Edmund, 1600-1666 England's antidote, against the plague of civil war
Arrowsmith, John, 1602-1659. The covenant-avenging sword brandished
Spurstowe, William, 1605?-1666 England's Eminent Judgments, Caused by the Abuse of God's Eminent Mercies
Bond, John, 1612-1676 Eshcol or Grapes Among Thorns
Newton, George, 1602-1681 Man's wrath and Gods praise Thanks-giving sermon
Pickering, Benjamin A firebrand pluckt out of the burning
Owen, John, 1616-1683 A sermon preached to the Parliament
Vines, Richard, 1600?-1655/6 The impostures of seducing teachers discovered
Carter, William, 1605-1658 Israel's peace with God …
Bridge, William, 1600 /1601-1671 Christ's coming opened in a sermon before the ... Commons
Marshall, Stephen, 1594?-1655 A sacred panegyrick, or, a sermon of thanks-giving
Mewe, William, ca. 1603-1669 The robbing and spoiling of Jacob and Israel
Owen, John, 1616-1683 God's presence with a people the spring of their prosperity
Hall, Henry, BD Heaven ravished, or, A Glorious Prize, achieved by an Heroical Enterprise
Jenkyn, William, 1613-1685 The policy of princes in subjection to the Son
Vines, Richard, 1600?-1655/6 Magnalia dei ab aquilone set forth
19. Veil, Charles Marie de 1630-1685 A literal explanation of the Acts of the Holy Apostles
20. Three works
Johnston, Thomas Christ's watch-word
Carpenter , Richard 1575-1627 The conscionable Christian
Taylor, Thomas 1576-1632 A heavenly voice, calling all Gods people out of Romish Babylon and An everlasting record of the utter ruin of Romish Amalek

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1. Calvin's commentaries on 1 John and Jude (Goold translation)
2. Westminster Shorter Catechism
3. Goodwin, Thomas 1600-1680 Moses and Aaron and English Exposition of the Roman Antiquities with Francis Rous 1615- Seven books of the Attic antiquities
4. Two books of sermons by the Puritan Andrew Gray 1633-1656
5. Burroughs, Jeremiah 1599-1646 The Saints Treasury
6. Greenhill, William Expositons of Ezekiel 1-13 and 14-19
7. Ames, William 1576-1633 Conscience with the power and cases thereof (in Latin)
8. Burroughs Moses his choice
9. Hervey, James 1714-1758 Theron and Aspasio
10. Stennett, Samuel 1727-1795 Discourses on personal religion


Something about the Beddome Library

In an autobiography here Pope A Duncan says (writing in the seventies)
One of the very fascinating things that occurred during the summer I was at Regents Park [1952?] was that the College received the Library of Benjamin Beddome who had been the pastor of the Baptist Church at Burton-on-the-Water in the seventeenth-century. This remarkable man had been a hymn writer and a very highly educated and intelligent individual. So much so that he ran a kind of seminary for young preachers out of his home in Burton-on-the-Water. In the process he collected hundreds of books and pamphlets of the Puritans and Separatists. After his death, his library lay in the attic of one of the members of his church and his succeeding family until Ernest Payne [tutor 1940-1951] found it over two hundred years later and managed to get it put on permanent loan at Regents Park College. Dr Ernest Payne had been principal of Regents Park College [?] and was at the time the executive officer of the British Baptist Union in London. Payne continued to take an active interest in Regents Park and in scholarship. His rescue of this library was certainly important. The library had never been cataloged nor really had it been closely examined when I was given a chance to work in it. I went through most of it fairly carefully in terms of seeing what was there. I found it to be a remarkable collection that had several first editions, some of which were not otherwise known to exist. Again, I wrote this up and planned to publish it and never got around to it before I moved into administration. When Margaret and I visited in Oxford in 1961, approximately nine years later, I found the library of Benjamin Beddome in the same room apparently having been untouched in all of those years. I do not know what has happened to it, but it is a gold mine waiting to be discovered if it has not been so up to this time. More than likely it has, since a splendid church historian, Barry White, has been a recent principal of Regents Park College [principal 1972-1989, not aware he or his successors have been able to do much - Paul Stuart Fiddes 1989-2007 and Robert Ellis the current principal].

Beddome's journey from Bristol to Tewkesbury

This is the journey mentioned in the poem