« AnteriorContinuar »
ISAAC WATTS, D.D.
IN SEVEN VOLUMES.
WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
Say, human Seraph! whence that charming force,
PRINTED AT THE Apollo Prcxx,
THE PRINCESS OF WALES.
world and of mankind as appears in his writings, and
any body who would publish his letters after he was “ dead he should not thank him for it." Those.letters must therefore remain in the private hands of his friends to whom they were inscribed, and by whcm many ofthem are prized more than gold. However, in some sort to comply with custom, as well as to preserve the memory of so amiable a character and so instructive an example as Dr. Watts's was, it is thought proper on this occasion to republish the following brief Memoirs of his Life and Character from his Funeral sermon, preached by Dr. Jennings to the church of which he was pastor, Dec. 11, 1748.
“ Dr. Isaac Watts was born at Southampton July 17, 1674, of parents who were eminent for religion, and were considerable sufferers for conscience sake in