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BOOK OF PSALMS,

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Translated, Paraphrased, or Imitated

BY SOME OF THE MOST EMINENT

ENGLISH PO E TS;

V I z. ADDISON, DANIEL,

Milton, STEELE, BLACKLOCK, DENAAM,

ROSCOMMON, TATE, BRADY, DODDRIDGE, Rowe,

TOLLET, CARTER, MERRICK, SOWDEN,

Watts, AND SEVERAL OTHERS; And adapted to CHRISTIAN WORSHIP,

IN 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 fincere and candid CHRISTIANS of various Sentiments and different Denominations 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.

BENJ. WILLIAM S.

S A L I S BU RY: PRINTED and SOLD by COLLINS and JOHNSON. Sold also by E. EASTON, in Salisbury :-). JOHNSON, St. Paul's

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

MDCCLXXXI.
[Price FOUR SHILI, IN G s.]

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DISSERTATION

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Scripture Imprecations.

**HE numerous Imprecations and

* Maledi&tions to be found in the 队

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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