|Title||Divine songs attempted in easy languages for the use of children: to which are added, prayers for children (cover) |
|Author||Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748 |
|Publisher||Howard & Evans|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||ca. 1790 |
|Printer||Howard & Evans|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Unillustrated chapbook except for an uncolored woodcut portrait illustration on the cover.|
Part of the "Cheap Repository" series. Howard and Evans are listed as "Printers to the Cheap Repository for Moral and Religious Tracts."
Additional publishers listed on the cover include J. Hatchard (London, England) and J. Binns (Bath, England).
Includes verses designed to teach children moral behavior. The Divine Song titles include: "Against scoffing and calling names", "Against evil company", "Against pride in clothes", "and Obedience to parents". Also included is a section of the "Ten Commandments out of the Old Testament put into short rhymes for Children" and a section for "A Slight Specimen of Moral Songs" one of which speaks to the detriment of being a sluggard.
|Contextual Notes||Isaac Watts was a renowned English theologian and hymnodist who published popular children's verse with religious and moral content.|
This chapbook is uncut but has a single stitch holding the book together. It is remarkable that it has survived so long without being opened.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children's songs; Hymns, English |
|Category||Bibles and religious works|
Manners and social etiquette
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0888 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Physical Description||36 p. (including covers): illustrated; 17 x 10 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.151 |