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Bosom Sermons

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Written sermons, not extemporary ones or from notes. Does it not mean committed to memory or learnt by heart?

“The preaching from ‘bosom sermons,ʹ or from writing, being considered a lifeless practice before the Reformation.”—Blunt: Reformation in England, p. 179.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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