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Edward Taylor - American Writers 52

Edward Taylor - American Writers 52: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1965
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Edward Taylor - American Writers 52
    Book Description:

    Edward Taylor. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5238-9
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Edward Taylor
    (pp. 5-44)

    In january of 1688/9 the minister of the Congregational church of the small frontier town of Westfield in the Massachusetts Bay Colony was composing, while alone in his study, a “Preparatory Meditation” addressed to Christ:

    I’m but a Flesh and Blood bag: Oh! do thou

    Sill, Plate, Ridge, Rib, and Rafter me with Grace.

    He completed the poem sometime before the Communion Sunday of January 6, entitled it “30. Meditation. 2. Cor. 5.17. —He is a New Creature,” which was the text of the sermon he was to preach on that Sunday, made a fair copy of the poem in...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-46)