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BOOK OF PSALMS,

AS

Translated, Paraphrased, or Imitated

BY SOME OF THE MOST EMINENT

DEN HAM,

ENGLISH POETS;

V I z. ADDISON, DANIEL,

MILTON, STEELE, BLACKLOCK,

RoscoMMON, TATE,
BRADY,
DODDRIDGE,
Rowe,

TOLLET, CARTER,

MERRICK, Sowden, Watts,

AND SEVERAL OTHERS; And adapted to CHRISTIAN WORSHIP,

I N A FORM
The most likely to give general Satisfaction;
Particular Care having been taken throughout the whole

Compilation, to seclude all exceptionable Words and
PHRASES, and to retain such only as sincere and candid
CHRISTIANS of various Sentiments and different Deno-
minations may join in the Use of.

To which is prefixed,
A DISSERTATION

On SCRIPTURE IMPRECATIONS, With the View of vindicating the SACRED WRITERS in

general, and the PSALMISTS in particular, against the heavy, but happily ill-founded Charge of indulging and countenancing a malevolent Spirit.

By BENJ. WILLIAM S.

S A L I S B U RY: PRINTED and SOLD by COLLINS and JOHNSON. Sold also by E. Easton, in Salisbury :-J. JOHNSON, St. Paul's

Church-Yard; C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and J. MACGOWEN,
Pater-nóster-Row, London :--And by Meff, CADELL, BROWN,
BECKET, and Evans, in Bristol,

MDCCLXXXI.
[Price FOUR SHILLING S.

s.]

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DISSERTATION

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Scripture Imprecations.

**HE numerous Imprecations and * Maledictions to be found in the

English Translation of the Old Testament, and more especially the Psalms, have given great

and “juft Offence, and been the Cause of much painful Disquietude, to serious, unlearned Christians of all Denominations. They have also been employed, in the Hands of Infidelity, as one of the most powerful Engines to undermine the Credit of divine Revelation in general, and the most successful Means B

of

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