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The Christian Examiner Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R530
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The Christian Examiner Volume 1 (Paperback): Books Group
The Christian Examiner Volume 1 (Paperback): Books Group

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The Christian Examiner Volume 1 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 Excerpt: ...lines, for example, move in exact accordance with the measure of Old Hundred. Before Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy. But in the next lines of the stanza, we find a discordance between the poetick and musical accent, the tune torturing the trochees which begin the lines into iambuses. Know that the Lord is God alone, He can create, and he destroy. The consequence of this movement, however indifferent to it we may have become through habit, unquestionably is to destroy the spirit and meaning of the verse. Now as most tunes are thus perfectly regular, it is surely asking very little of the poet, that he should make his hymns perfectly regular also. He may think, perhaps, that this will destroy that occasional variety in the rhythm which is necessary to prevent that tediousness, which has been complained of as the tendency ofiambick measure, and which Hunt has ridiculed as ' Cuckoo-song verses, one up and one down.' This certainly is a reason for seeking every allowable variety in a long poem; but in a hymn, which contains but sixteen or twenty four lines, there is not the slightest occasion for this apprehension. Indeed, several of the best and favourite hymns are thus constructed, and no one has dreamed of complaining. ' Did any one, ' asks Mr. Willard, ' ever think of objecting to the 133d psalm, S. M. in Walts, or the 91st psalm in Belknap, or Hawksworth's morning hymn, or Miss Williams's hymn on habitual devotion, or the 43d, 200dth, or 250th hymn in the New York Collection, that most of the verses are perfectly regular?' And if they were not so, they would be made so by the tunes to which they should be set. Let the most graceful variety be given to the stanzas, which the writer can devise, it is all done away in the singing, for th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15682-9
Barcode: 9781154156829
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-15682-6

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