The Resource Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ... : with a memoir of the life of the author, by the Rev. Joseph Swain

Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ... : with a memoir of the life of the author, by the Rev. Joseph Swain

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Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ... : with a memoir of the life of the author
Title
Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ...
Title remainder
with a memoir of the life of the author
Statement of responsibility
by the Rev. Joseph Swain
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Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
BZM
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1761-1796
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Swain, Joseph
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1766-1834
  • 1842-1928
  • approximately 1760-1835
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  • Seeley, Leonard Benton
  • Eedes, J
  • Nutter, Charles S.
  • Bensley, Thomas
  • L.B. Seeley & Sons
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  • Religious poetry, English
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Hymns, English
Label
Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ... : with a memoir of the life of the author, by the Rev. Joseph Swain
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Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [A]4 B-K8 L6 ; wove paper
  • ca. 67 essays in verse on religious themes
  • Printer's note : "T. Bensley, Printer, Crane Court, Fleet Street" -- t.p. verso
  • "Contents" -- p. [1]-3
  • "Memoir of the author's life" -- p. [5]-41
  • T.p. quote : "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness and shall sing of thy righteousness / All thy works shall praise thee, O Jehovah, and thy saints shall bless thee"
  • "Preface to the essays" : "Music is harmony of sound ; poetry is mental music, or the expression of ideas in a harmonious, beautiful and striking manner ... Almost all the prophets in the Old Testament were poets ... If poetry had not been a proper channel for the conveyance of divine truth into the heart of men, the divine former and author of all language would not have made choice of it for that purpose ... The following short essays in verse ... may suit the circumstances of simple Christians who ... can spare five minutes now and then to catch a thought on what they love best, and go on their way rejoicing." -- p. [42]-44
  • "Poor Joseph" : "The following authentic narrative having formed the ground work of Mr. Swain's first poem in this little volume, its introduction here is thought in some measure a needful illustration for those who may never have seen the relation in any of the varous channels through which it has descended." -- p. 45-48
  • Boards of heavy paper, covered in purple linen cloth of dot and line grain ; heavy yellow endpapers
Dimensions
16 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Note
  • C. S. Nutter's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Front board and endpapers detached ; losses to spine ; paper (including boards) very brittle and friable.
System control number
(OCoLC)43563853
Label
Experimental essays on divine subjects, in verse ... : with a memoir of the life of the author, by the Rev. Joseph Swain
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : [A]4 B-K8 L6 ; wove paper
  • ca. 67 essays in verse on religious themes
  • Printer's note : "T. Bensley, Printer, Crane Court, Fleet Street" -- t.p. verso
  • "Contents" -- p. [1]-3
  • "Memoir of the author's life" -- p. [5]-41
  • T.p. quote : "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness and shall sing of thy righteousness / All thy works shall praise thee, O Jehovah, and thy saints shall bless thee"
  • "Preface to the essays" : "Music is harmony of sound ; poetry is mental music, or the expression of ideas in a harmonious, beautiful and striking manner ... Almost all the prophets in the Old Testament were poets ... If poetry had not been a proper channel for the conveyance of divine truth into the heart of men, the divine former and author of all language would not have made choice of it for that purpose ... The following short essays in verse ... may suit the circumstances of simple Christians who ... can spare five minutes now and then to catch a thought on what they love best, and go on their way rejoicing." -- p. [42]-44
  • "Poor Joseph" : "The following authentic narrative having formed the ground work of Mr. Swain's first poem in this little volume, its introduction here is thought in some measure a needful illustration for those who may never have seen the relation in any of the varous channels through which it has descended." -- p. 45-48
  • Boards of heavy paper, covered in purple linen cloth of dot and line grain ; heavy yellow endpapers
Dimensions
16 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Note
  • C. S. Nutter's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Front board and endpapers detached ; losses to spine ; paper (including boards) very brittle and friable.
System control number
(OCoLC)43563853

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