The Resource The Psalms : translated or paraphrased in English verse, by James Merrick

The Psalms : translated or paraphrased in English verse, by James Merrick

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The Psalms : translated or paraphrased in English verse
Title
The Psalms
Title remainder
translated or paraphrased in English verse
Statement of responsibility
by James Merrick
Title variation
A version or paraphrase of the psalms
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
UPM
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Bible
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1720-1769
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Merrick, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1710-1787
  • 1842-1928
  • 1711-1789
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  • Carnan, J
  • Lowth, Robert
  • Nutter, Charles S.
  • Loveday, John
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  • Psalters
  • Hymns, English
Label
The Psalms : translated or paraphrased in English verse, by James Merrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Versified psalter [psalms numbered in text and running headers] (with text headed : A version or paraphrase of the psalms)--p. [1]-324 ; Gloria patri [x7] (note : "The Translations ... exhibit ... five different Sorts of Metre used in the Version or Paraphrase of the Psalms")--p. 324-325: without music
  • Includes index : A table of references to the English Bible translation of the psalms; shewing to what parts of the above version or paraphrase the several verses of each psalm correspond--12 p. at end [6 final l. of register]
  • Signatures : A-Z4 2F2 [horizontal chain lines]
  • Psalter, Gloria patri, Table of references each commence with ornamental head pieces ; Preface with simple [horizontal rule] head piece
  • Errata ; Published by the same author [eight works]--recto, verso [last l. = 2F2 of register (unpaginated)]
  • "The following attempt ... a mixture of Translation and Paraphrase ... I hope ... found to contain little more of the latter ... than ... useful ... in opening the sense, or ... connexion, of the Original ...." ; "... revisal [and annotations] by .... Doctor Lowth .... My thanks ... also ... to ... John Loveday ...." ; "... my situation, remote from ... the most public libraries ... [much] remedied by my access to ... libraries of ... Doctor Bolton Dean of Carlisle, as also by the favour of ... the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ... to ... use ... expositions of the Psalms; such as those of Geierus, Michaelis, and Houbigant; together with Celsius's Hierobotanicon, Hillerus's Hierophyticon, and several new Versions of the Psalter in different languages ...."--Pref. p. [iii]-x (dated : June 5, 1765)
  • "The Version or Paraphrase ... now put into his [the reader's hands ... not ... calculated for ... public Worship .... [I] knew not how, without neglecting the Poetry, to write in such language as the common sort of people ... understand: ... could not confine ... to stanzas, nor ... adopt the measures to which the tunes ... in our Churches correspond. However, as ... [they] are all ... Lyric ..., [the] work may ... answer the purposes of private devotion" ; "... Psalms [111 and 112] ... translated ... in the measure which answers to the tune of the hundredth Psalm ...." ; [reflections on translating Hebrew poetry with quotation of Corneille concerning translation of a Kempis]--Pref
  • Brown leather binding ; gilt tooled edging and spine [ornamented with falcon, beast] bearing title : Merrick's psalms ; marbled endpapers ; endpapers and flyleaves with vertical chain lines
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
x, 325 p.
Note
C.S. Nutter's inscriptions [in pencil] : "First Ed. published 1765" ; "1766"--t.p.
System control number
(OCoLC)14033670
Label
The Psalms : translated or paraphrased in English verse, by James Merrick
Publication
Note
  • Versified psalter [psalms numbered in text and running headers] (with text headed : A version or paraphrase of the psalms)--p. [1]-324 ; Gloria patri [x7] (note : "The Translations ... exhibit ... five different Sorts of Metre used in the Version or Paraphrase of the Psalms")--p. 324-325: without music
  • Includes index : A table of references to the English Bible translation of the psalms; shewing to what parts of the above version or paraphrase the several verses of each psalm correspond--12 p. at end [6 final l. of register]
  • Signatures : A-Z4 2F2 [horizontal chain lines]
  • Psalter, Gloria patri, Table of references each commence with ornamental head pieces ; Preface with simple [horizontal rule] head piece
  • Errata ; Published by the same author [eight works]--recto, verso [last l. = 2F2 of register (unpaginated)]
  • "The following attempt ... a mixture of Translation and Paraphrase ... I hope ... found to contain little more of the latter ... than ... useful ... in opening the sense, or ... connexion, of the Original ...." ; "... revisal [and annotations] by .... Doctor Lowth .... My thanks ... also ... to ... John Loveday ...." ; "... my situation, remote from ... the most public libraries ... [much] remedied by my access to ... libraries of ... Doctor Bolton Dean of Carlisle, as also by the favour of ... the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ... to ... use ... expositions of the Psalms; such as those of Geierus, Michaelis, and Houbigant; together with Celsius's Hierobotanicon, Hillerus's Hierophyticon, and several new Versions of the Psalter in different languages ...."--Pref. p. [iii]-x (dated : June 5, 1765)
  • "The Version or Paraphrase ... now put into his [the reader's hands ... not ... calculated for ... public Worship .... [I] knew not how, without neglecting the Poetry, to write in such language as the common sort of people ... understand: ... could not confine ... to stanzas, nor ... adopt the measures to which the tunes ... in our Churches correspond. However, as ... [they] are all ... Lyric ..., [the] work may ... answer the purposes of private devotion" ; "... Psalms [111 and 112] ... translated ... in the measure which answers to the tune of the hundredth Psalm ...." ; [reflections on translating Hebrew poetry with quotation of Corneille concerning translation of a Kempis]--Pref
  • Brown leather binding ; gilt tooled edging and spine [ornamented with falcon, beast] bearing title : Merrick's psalms ; marbled endpapers ; endpapers and flyleaves with vertical chain lines
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
x, 325 p.
Note
C.S. Nutter's inscriptions [in pencil] : "First Ed. published 1765" ; "1766"--t.p.
System control number
(OCoLC)14033670

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