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ISAAC WATTS
(1674-1748)

from A Defense Against the Temptation to Self-Murder

  Isaac Watts, regarded as the father of English hymnody, was born in Southampton, England, and studied at the Dissenting Academy at Stoke Newington, now inside London, until 1694. He then became a family tutor to Sir John Hartopp; Watts’ … Continue reading

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