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The Early Eighteenth Century

Edited by J. R. Watson

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780198269731
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269730.003.0006
The Early Eighteenth Century

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Contains 10 hymns from the early eighteenth century, responding to the temper of the time by including reference to astronomy and physics, as in ‘The spacious firmament on high’, and to a newfound tolerance after the conflicts of the seventeenth century. It features Joseph Addison's hymns from The Spectator, and others by Philip Doddridge and John Byrom. The work of the first widely anthologized woman writer, Anne Steele, is represented by ‘Father of mercies, in thy word’.

Keywords: Addison; Byrom; Doddridge; Latitudinarian; Spectator; Steele

Chapter.  6046 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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