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DRAMATIC SKETCHES FROM THE BIBLE.

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“ I trust that pbilosopby will forgive me when I add, that the writings of the poet are more useful than those of the philosopher.”

« What is tbere of all which the most devoted admirers of poetry have ever written or fabricated in its commendation, that does not fall greatly short of the truth itself? what of all the insinuations which its bitterest adversaries have objected against it, which is not refuted by simply con. templating the nature and design of the Hebrew poetry. Let those who affect to despise the Muses, ceaso to attempt, for the vices of a few who may abuse the best of things, to bring into disrepute a most laudable talent. Let them cease to speak of that art as light or trifling in itself, to accuse it as profane or impious ; that art wbich has been conceded to man by the favour of his Creator, and for the most sacred purposes ; that art consecrated by the authority of God him. self, and by his example in his most august ministrations.”

Bishop Lowth on the Sacred Poetry of

the Hebrews. Lec. 1,

OR,

DRAMATIC SKETCHES FROM THE BIBLE.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE FAIR AVENGER;

OR, THE

DESTROYER DESTROYED,

AN ACADEMIC DRAMA.

BY J. F. PENNIE.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR WILLIAM COLE,

10, NEWGATE-STREET.

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