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manifestly no part of its design to fuperfede any of Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, now so much in use, and so generally and justly ad. mired. That excellent man, however, had more humility and piety than would suffer him to imagine that the gift of edifying the churches by sacred poetry was confined to himself; no, he was not, in this respect, disposed " to Lord “ it over God's heritage, but to be a helper of “their joy.” The Spirit of the Lord is not so straitened as to exclude others from the honour and privilege of promoting the same de.

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