Poets and Poetry of Printerdom; A Collection of Original, Selected and Fugitive Lyrics, Written by Persons Connected with Printing

Poets and Poetry of Printerdom; A Collection of Original, Selected and Fugitive Lyrics, Written by Persons Connected with Printing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...a proposition was repugnant to his taste and sensitive nature. He died in his native town at the age of sixty-six, leaving behind him a little daughter, the fruit of a marriage contracted late in life. Concerning the hymn alluded to, we have amply suflicient proofs before us, that the original manuscript was written by Mr. V1uu in 1822. This hymn, with a number of others, was placed in the hands of Rev. ISAAC JON!-'.5, the former rector of the church within the pale of which Mr. VVARD was reared. About 1826, Mr._0NES took this collection of hymns to the Episcopal Convention, and presented the same to ' the committee appointed for the revision of the hymns in the Book of Common Prayer. Copies of several of Mr. VARD's sacred effusions were taken by this committee. 'hen the revised and augmented edition of the book appeared, Mr. Jonas recognized "I lV0uld N0! Lire Alwuy " as one of the collection he had laid before the revisory committee, and always declared, during his lifetime, his knowledge that Iiaivnr V.i'an was the true author.' Rev. 'I'Rt: .utN Mmisn, another rector, and for years Mr. VARn's teacher in thehighcr branches of study, constantly testified to the same authorship also. These two rectors spent their lives in Mr. 'An's native town; each dying there at an advanced age, after retiring from his pastorate. All the townspeople considered our subject as the undoubted author of this beautiful hymn. The matter was not questioned for more than thirty years. Rev. JOHN Pu-: RPoN'r--himself a native of Litchfield-incorporated the same hymn in a Unitarian collection, giving Mr. VA1 full credit therefor. Many other incontrovertible circumstances might be presented whereby to establish the claims of...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745302
  • 9781236745309