The Resource The Christian poet : or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay, by James Montgomery, author of The world before the flood, Songs of Zion, The Christian Psalmist, etc

The Christian poet : or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay, by James Montgomery, author of The world before the flood, Songs of Zion, The Christian Psalmist, etc

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The Christian poet : or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay
Title
The Christian poet
Title remainder
or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay
Statement of responsibility
by James Montgomery, author of The world before the flood, Songs of Zion, The Christian Psalmist, etc
Title variation
Selections in verse, on sacred subjects
Creator
Contributor
Engraver
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
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BBH
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1771-1854
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Montgomery, James
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christian poetry
  • Poetry
  • Religious poetry, English
Label
The Christian poet : or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay, by James Montgomery, author of The world before the flood, Songs of Zion, The Christian Psalmist, etc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : pi2 [A]12 B-U12 X1° ; wove paper
  • Includes poetry by Chaucer, Sir Thomas More, Spenser, James I, Sir Walter Raleigh, Donne, Shakespeare, Jonson, George Herbert, Milton, Bunyan, Dryden, Pope, Watts, Samuel Wesley Sr., Samuel Wesley Jr., Charles Wesly, Samuel Johnson, Burns, and Byron
  • Includes engraved portrait of William Cowper signed : "On steel, by John Bull"--p. [ii]
  • T.p. quote : "If I were a nightingale, I would sing like a nightingale ; but, since I am a man, I will sing the praises of God while I live, and I would have you to sing with me" ; "saying of a heathen"--t.p
  • Introductory essay [headed by one line of swelled rule] : "...we are continually told that religious subjects are incapable of poetic treatment. Nothing can be more contrary to common sense ... poetry of the highest order may be composed on sacred themes, and the fact that the only four long poems in English literature ... are at the same time religious - this fact ought forever to silence the cuckoo note ... that religion and poetry are incompatible...Religious poetry, however, in one very peculiar way, is a test of poetic talent. A middling poet, wihout piety, sinks below his own mediocrity whenever he attempts it where as a writer of comparatively inferior skill, when rapt and elevated by the love of God in his heart, becomes exalted and inspired in proportion."
  • Introductory essay [ctd.] : "The ingredients of the present volume are certainly of a very different character from the foregoing masterpiece of moralizing .... These compositions are selected from the writings of a great number of persons, living at different periods, many of whom are not authors by professions, but men of rank of eminence in their age, whose deeds and sufferings have been recorded in the history of their country, and who are, to this day, as nobles, statesmen, warriors, philosophers, or patriots, enrolled among "British Worthies" .... Every piece has some peculiar merit or interest of its own, and will repay the little effort of attention which may be required to understand it" signed, "J. M., Sheffield, May 1828."
  • Printer's colophon : "Printed by W. Collins & Co., Glasgow."
  • Blue linen binding with honeycomb pattern ; spine bears gold stamp : "Christian poets" with 6 sets of gold double rule, horizontally stamped
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
500 p.
Note
  • C. S. Nutter's bookplate--front pastedown.
  • Cover light damaged; paper embrittled; inner hinges breaking; stainsand acid migration to textblock.
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)18003229
Label
The Christian poet : or, selections in verse on sacred subjects ; with an introductory essay, by James Montgomery, author of The world before the flood, Songs of Zion, The Christian Psalmist, etc
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : pi2 [A]12 B-U12 X1° ; wove paper
  • Includes poetry by Chaucer, Sir Thomas More, Spenser, James I, Sir Walter Raleigh, Donne, Shakespeare, Jonson, George Herbert, Milton, Bunyan, Dryden, Pope, Watts, Samuel Wesley Sr., Samuel Wesley Jr., Charles Wesly, Samuel Johnson, Burns, and Byron
  • Includes engraved portrait of William Cowper signed : "On steel, by John Bull"--p. [ii]
  • T.p. quote : "If I were a nightingale, I would sing like a nightingale ; but, since I am a man, I will sing the praises of God while I live, and I would have you to sing with me" ; "saying of a heathen"--t.p
  • Introductory essay [headed by one line of swelled rule] : "...we are continually told that religious subjects are incapable of poetic treatment. Nothing can be more contrary to common sense ... poetry of the highest order may be composed on sacred themes, and the fact that the only four long poems in English literature ... are at the same time religious - this fact ought forever to silence the cuckoo note ... that religion and poetry are incompatible...Religious poetry, however, in one very peculiar way, is a test of poetic talent. A middling poet, wihout piety, sinks below his own mediocrity whenever he attempts it where as a writer of comparatively inferior skill, when rapt and elevated by the love of God in his heart, becomes exalted and inspired in proportion."
  • Introductory essay [ctd.] : "The ingredients of the present volume are certainly of a very different character from the foregoing masterpiece of moralizing .... These compositions are selected from the writings of a great number of persons, living at different periods, many of whom are not authors by professions, but men of rank of eminence in their age, whose deeds and sufferings have been recorded in the history of their country, and who are, to this day, as nobles, statesmen, warriors, philosophers, or patriots, enrolled among "British Worthies" .... Every piece has some peculiar merit or interest of its own, and will repay the little effort of attention which may be required to understand it" signed, "J. M., Sheffield, May 1828."
  • Printer's colophon : "Printed by W. Collins & Co., Glasgow."
  • Blue linen binding with honeycomb pattern ; spine bears gold stamp : "Christian poets" with 6 sets of gold double rule, horizontally stamped
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
500 p.
Note
  • C. S. Nutter's bookplate--front pastedown.
  • Cover light damaged; paper embrittled; inner hinges breaking; stainsand acid migration to textblock.
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)18003229

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