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S PIR ITUAL SO N G S,
I N S IX P A R T S. .
THE TWEN TY-FOURTH EDITION.
- - To which is now prefixed, An Account of the AUTHOR's Life and Writings. Mira canam, sedvera canam. Buch. Ps, lxxviii.
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than those that have gone before it, as considerable attention has been paid to the correótigg, by comparing it with former editions; and every thing is to be found here that has appeared in the most approved copies of the Gospel Sonnets. Mr. Eksk1 NE's Poems, as Dr. BRADBURY says, are greatly to be esteemed; and above all, for that which animates the whole, the favour of divine and experimental knowledge.
Po compositions, it will readily be admited, I are of a very antient original ; and very early specimens of this kind of writing are yet to be found on record, both in
F-See the Song of Moses at the Red Sea, Exod xv. 1,–21. This Song is the most ancient and subline piece of poetry in the world: the images are natural; the arrangement of its ideas is beautiful; and the strain of piety which breat” through the whole is truely evangelical, A.