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The Beauties of Dr. Isaac Watts (PDF)

The Beauties of Dr. Isaac Watts (PDF)


Isaac Watts, the celebrated hymn writer, was a dynamic man that thought across many disciplines. This book is a collection of over 120 excerpts from twelve different books Isaac Watts authored. Included are passages from “Improvement of the Mind,” “Doctrine of Passions,” “Logic,” “Strength and Weakness of Human Reason,” “World to Come,” and seven other of his works. Also included is “Advice to a Young Man.” This collection is excellent way to become familiar with the writings and thinking of Isaac Watts.

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ISAAC WATTS (1674–1748) was born in Southampton, England. His father, a schoolmaster, was jailed twice for his non-conformist faith. Isaac loved to read and attended the free school in Southampton. He started learning Latin at the age of four. He attended Rev. Mr. Thomas Rowe’s Nonconformist Academy at Stoke Newington in London. He started writing poetry at fifteen. He became a preacher at 24, and remained in partnership with Samuel Price, an assistant and later joint pastor. He lived at Abney House with Sir Thomas and Lady Mary. He gave himself to preaching and writing his entire life. He was an industrious hymn writer who wrote over 600 hymns, among many other works.

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