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Copy Book of Religious Hymns. Cover illustration - Pen Mightier than the Sword. Benjamin B. Mussey & Co..29 Cornhill, Boston.c1850
Copy Book of Religious Hymns.  Cover illustration - Pen Mightier than the Sword. Benjamin B. Mussey & Co..29 Cornhill, Boston.c1850


 
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Price: $275.00

Product Code: 28016156

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This blank book was published by Benjamin B. Mussey & Co. sometime in the mid 1800s. The unknown owner of the book used it to copy hymns of a religious nature. There are six hymns in total in the book, "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" by James Montgomery (based on Matthew 25-40), "A Romish Lady", "The Orphan's Song", "The Gloom of Autumn" by Selah and Timothy Gridley, "Remember the Poor" by Rev, H G. Barrus and "Dying Hymn" by Alice Cary. Below is a quote from the "Dying Hymn":
"Earth, with its dark and dreadful ills,
Recedes and fades away;
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly hills;
Ye gates of death give way;
My soul is full of whispered song -
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are full of life and light..."
The front cover has an engraving of a Prince meeting Clio, the Nymph of History, along with a parable. Essentially the parable is meant to show how the pen is mightier than the sword. Elaborate border decoration. On the back cover is a multiplication table as well as a list of other books sold by Mussey. No OCLC, Feb 2019. Blue-green wraps. Strong color. 24 unlined pages. Measures 8" x 6 3/4".