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RECOMMENDATION. instances of her county phraseology; which, however, it has been judged proper to let stand, as coming from NER pen, rather than attempt corrections in those particulars. Nevertheless, I am free to own, that I have been greatly pleased with her uniformity of sentiment, the propriety with which she useth words less common and the general smoothness of her versification. And, as to the pious Reader, I flatter myself such will be entertained profitably and pleasantly, without any thing more being said, than that the whole seems to breathe a true spirit of sublime devotion, and the subject matter is highly evangelical —A fit companion for the closet to those whose circumstances in life do not admit of much reading besides the Bible.
Her modesty also has been so remarkable, that the Editor of the first edition with great difficulty gained her consent to their seeing the light, without giving her name, which he could not obtain: but, as it is an indulgence to the curiosity of some Readers to know who is the writer, in this second edition she has gratified her friends by drawing up the following Acrostic :
SHALL I presume to tell the world my name?
How strange! I'm deaf, and dumb, and lame and blind,
Upon the whole, as I am persuaded her chief desire, by this Publication, is to assist the plain christian in in maintaining and making progress in the divine life; so I sincerely pray, that the blessing of “ The God of " all grace" may eminently succeed her well meant endeavor!
The Reader will perceive by the preceding Preface and Recommendation, that this work was twice printed during the life of the Author, for her benefit. After her decease, a Supplement and an interesting description of a remarkable Scene in her Life, were added: since which EIGHT or NINE editions have been published in England; and the present is the second American.
TABLE OF FIRST LINES.
All glory belongs to Jesus alone
Page 65 50 79
Am I indeed born from above?
Begone my worldly cares, away!
4 33 56 94 41
Chasten'd I am from day to day,
103 47 59 57 11 26
Deceivers will affect t'appear
'Gainst thee, thou Holy, Just, and Wise,
4 14 47 6 92 21 34 18 132
Haste that delightful, awful day
89 - 120
23 73 118
I fear the God of Heaven and earth, .
Jesus exalts his fav’rites high,
113 -- 125.
95 - 105
18 .. 123
Let all my anxious cares be gone,