Isaac Watts

Standard Name: Watts, Isaac


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Anthologization Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Isaac Watts published Reliquiae Juveniles: Miscellaneous Thoughts in Prose and Verse, including four short poems by Lady Hertford identified by the pen-name Eusebia (meaning Piety).
Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
death Mary Hays
Her funeral was an Anglican service, which, says Marilyn L. Brooks in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, she would not have approved of. But she was buried five days after her death in...
Education Anne Brontë
Their later reading drew on a selection of standard texts including Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England, Hannah More 's Moral Sketches, John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Isaac Watts 's Doctrine of...
Education Charlotte Brontë
Their education continued at home from a selection of standard texts including Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England, Hannah More 's Moral Sketches, John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Isaac Watts 's Doctrine...
Education Emily Brontë
Thereafter, Patrick Brontë educated his remaining children at home, using standard educational texts including Thomas Salmon 's A New Geographical and Historical Grammar, a condensed version of Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England,...
Education Roxburghe Lothian
RL learned to read for herself before anyone was prepared to teach her. She had some books already, and when an uncle gave her a sixpence she bought a copy of Isaac Watts 's Hymns...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Elizabeth Singer (later ESR ) was courted by several men. Whether or not she was seriously pursued by either Dunton or Prior (both worldly figures), her suitors included at least two dissenting clergymen. The Rev....
Friends, Associates Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Lady Hertford wrote that a certain distrust of her own judgement made her slow in the choice of a friend; but when that choice is made, my attachments are too strong to be easily broken...
Intertextuality and Influence Maria De Fleury
She heads her work with the quotation What think ye of Christ? (a question which St Matthew's Gospel reports Jesus as asking the Pharisees, arguably as a kind of trick), and adds, admiringly, others from...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Bury
Here she concludes by quoting, unascribed, eight lines of poetry by Congreve beginning When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly Fair.
Bury, Elizabeth. An Account of the Life and Death of Mrs Elizabeth Bury. Editor Bury, Samuel, Printed by and for J. Penn and sold by J. Sprint.
Such a worldly quotation seems out of character. Most of the quotations in...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Collier
Isaac Watts , in a discourse on religious humility, had argued that it was necessary for him to talk about otherwise unacceptably low and trivial happenings in order to make visible the horrors of domestic...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Meeke
Amazement quotes Isaac Watts on its title-page. Its protagonist, Jocelyn, younger brother of an earl, has married a poor woman and left her behind to bear their child while he went to India to make...
Intertextuality and Influence Regina Maria Roche
The novel, which quotes Isaac Watts on its title-page and is again set in Ireland, adds gothic touches to a domestic story. While shut up in a country house the heroine reads Richardson 's Clarissa.
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Taylor Gilbert
These poems follow in the footsteps of Isaac Watts .
Literary responses Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Isaac Watts wrote a poem in praise of this elegy, in whch he presents Hertford as Rowe's heir.
Kennedy, Deborah. Poetic Sisters. Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Bucknell University Press.


24 July 1707: Isaac Watts published his influential volume...

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24 July 1707

Isaac Watts published his influential volume of Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

August 1715: Isaac Watts published Divine Songs Attempted...

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August 1715

Isaac Watts published DivineSongs Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Children.


Watts, Isaac, and Henry Kirke White. The Poetical Works of Isaac Watts and Henry Kirke White with a Memoir of Each. Houghton, Mifflin, 1834.