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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Watts, Isaac. An English clergyman and hymn-writer; born at Southampton, July 17, 1674; died at Theobalds, Newington, Nov. 25, 1748. He wrote many religious and educational treatises, among which are: ‘Logic; or The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry after Truth’ (1725); and ‘The Improvement of the Mind’ (1741). His ‘Psalms and Hymns’ have given him a place in the hymnals of all English-speaking denominations. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).