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A bride-bush: or, A direction for married persons. Plainely describing the duties common to both, and peculiar to each of them. By performing of which, marriage shall prooue a great helpe to such, as now for want of performing them, doe find it a little hell. Compiled an published by William Whately, minister and preacher of Gods Word in Banburie in Oxfordshiere.

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    SR - 98/

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    [12], 220 p. ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: An enlargement of "A bride-bush, or A wedding sermon" into a treatise. The first leaf is blank. Signatures: pi² A-2E4 2F². For Whately's revocation of his opinion that adultery and desertion are grounds for divorce see Ca.. S.P.D., 1619-1623, p. 253 (4 May 1621). The text in 25298 is unaltered, but Whately adds an advertisement (Ff3) that his argument was erroneous. -- STC. Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 25297 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1978. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1499:9). Ownership and custodial history: Sidney Beisly's signature in ink on vellum cover: "Sidney Beisly h"; From the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876); Beisly bequest, 1896 From the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876) UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Portion of previous limp vellum binding bound in front UK-SuSCL