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GENERAL, ACCOUNT

OF THE

BOOK OF

PSALMS,

WITH THEIR USE AND PLACE IN THE

WORSHIP OF GOD

UNDER THE

J2DID Cestament Dispensation:

ALSO A

Brief Description of the Temple, its
Furniture, &c.

and a

Spiritual and Typical Exhibition of Christ in those Sa-
cred Memorials of his Person and Salvation,

Interspersed with

Quotations from Dr. Lightfoot, Dean Prideaux, and

Others.

By SAMUEL EYLES PIERCE.

With a Recommendatory Preface by the
Rev. I. NICHOLSON.

LONDON:

Printed by W. Nicholson, Warner Street,
Sold by Williams and Smith, Stationers'Court; Mathews
and Leigh, 18, Strand; Button and Son, Paternoster
Row; and Mrs. Collins, Change Alley, Coruhill.

1805.

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PREFACE,

iTisan admirable saying of a wise Roman", who nevertheless was an entire stranger to "The Book V "The Book of Books'," "The precious, precious Book of Godd,"

■ Horace, the brightest genius in the court of Augustus.

b " The Book" is the genuine English of the word, Bible, which is of Greek derivation, and exclusively applied to the Holy Scriptures.

c Usher, the learned and venerable Bishop of Armagh, constantly distinguished the Holy Scriptures by this appropriate character. y

d These words formed a part of the last address of a dying martyr. When he had arrived at the stake, and adjusted every thing preparatory to his execution, he took his final leave of all terrestrial objects in this empassioncd language. "Farewell Sun and Moon! Farewell all the beauties of Creation, and comforts of life! Farewell my honoured

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