Isaac Watts D.D.
Mixed-method, sheet 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark; laid on backing sheet.
Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Independent minister and writer. Watt's most lasting impact was as a poet (in which capacity his abilities were recognized by Samuel Johnson) and hymn-writer. The success of Watts' hymns and psalms was partly due to the Methodists, as John Wesley included many of them (with modifications) in his first hymnbook, in 1737. Watts' 'Divine Songs' were imitated and parodied by, amongst others, William Blake (''Songs of Innocence', 1789) and Lewis Carroll ('Alice in Wonderland', 1865).
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