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last couplet of the second stanza is taken by Berridge, with very little alteration, from Ralph Erskine's Gospel Sonnets (Part V. section 6); and the whole hymn follows so closely in Erskine's track, that it might properly be described as a variation from him.
cxiv.—The text is that of the 66th Scotch Paraphrase, in which Cameron, taking the general plan, and much of the detail and expression of Watts' hymn (No. 41 of Watts' Book I.), has recast the whole composition, with excellent effect.
cxvi.—Four out of five stanzas. That omitted is Newton's fourth.
cxxii.—The first ten lines of this hymn were left a fragment by Kirke White, written on the back of one of his mathematical papers. They came after his death into the hands of Dr. Collyer, who published them, with six (not very successful) lines of his own added, in his Hymn-Book of 1812, where the hymn is numbered 867. The task of finishing it was more happily accomplished by Miss Maitland, in the form in which it is here given, which first appeared in a volume published by Hatchard in 1827, under the title of Hymns for Private Devotion, selected and original.
cxxui.—Five out of ten stanzas.
cxxv.—Six out of seven stanzas. That omitted is Newton's third.
cxxvi.—Eight out of twelve stanzas. Those omitted are the third, ninth, tenth, and eleventh of Cennick.
cxxvii.—Hammond's hymn (which will be found at page 85 of his Psalms, Hyvins, and Spiritual Songs; London, 1745) is in fourteen stanzas. Of these, the first, second, and thirteenth, are the same, except some very slight verbal changes, with the three first stanzas of Madan's variation. The last two stanzas of the variation aro an expansion by Madan of Hammond's concluding stanza.
cxxviii.—Chandler concludes this hymn with a " Gloria," which is omitted here.
cxxxiii.—Three out of seven stanzas.
cxlii.—Six out of eight stanzas.
cxlviii.—This and No. clxiii. are taken, by permission of the authoress, from The Legend of the Golden Prayers, and other Poems (London: Bell and Daldy ; 1859 ; pages 139—142). Both hymns had been previously published at or before the dates marked in the text.
clv.—This is a variation from the first four and the last two stanzas of James Montgomery's Verses to the Memory of the late Joseph Brown\ of Lethersdale, a poem in fourteen stanzas (of four lines each), which was written about 1803, and published in The Wanderer of Switzerland and other Poems, in 1806. The hymn, in its present form, seems to have first appeared in Dr. Collyer's Collection, published in 1812; but I have not been able to ascertain whether the variation is due to Dr. Collyer, or (as, from the internal evidence, I should have thought probable) to Montgomery himself. It is not, however, included in Montgomery's Collection of his own






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