THE BEAUTIES OF HERVEY: OR DESCRIPTIVE, PICTURESQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE PASSAGES, SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF THIS DESERVEDLY ADMIRED AUTHOR, viz. MEDITATIONS AMONGST THE TOMBS--REFLECTIONS ON A FLOWER GARDEN--DESCANT ON THE CREATION--CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE NIGHT--THE STARRY HEAVENS--A WINTER PIECE--THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING, AND PICTURESQUE PASSAGES FROM THERON AND ASPASIO--LETTERS AND SERMONS--MISCELLANIOUS TRACTS-- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF DAUGHTERS--AND--REMARKS ON LORD BOLINGBROKE'S LETTERS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE AND CHARACTER; WITH AN ELEGIAC POEM ON HIS DEATH. James HERVEY.

THE BEAUTIES OF HERVEY: OR DESCRIPTIVE, PICTURESQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE PASSAGES, SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF THIS DESERVEDLY ADMIRED AUTHOR, viz. MEDITATIONS AMONGST THE TOMBS--REFLECTIONS ON A FLOWER GARDEN--DESCANT ON THE CREATION--CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE NIGHT--THE STARRY HEAVENS--A WINTER PIECE--THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING, AND PICTURESQUE PASSAGES FROM THERON AND ASPASIO--LETTERS AND SERMONS--MISCELLANIOUS TRACTS-- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF DAUGHTERS--AND--REMARKS ON LORD BOLINGBROKE'S LETTERS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE AND CHARACTER; WITH AN ELEGIAC POEM ON HIS DEATH

Wilmington, DE: Peter Brynberg, 1797. New Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo (4" x 6-3/4") bound with the half-title page in original sheep leather with a gilt-lettered red morocco label; 226 [6] pages. Evans 32249. Paper darkened. One page torn with no loss; rear blank and endpaper partially present. Very Good. Item #004958

Hervey, a popular and bombastic Divine, had an influence on William Blake who painted "Epitome of James Hervey's Meditations among the Tombs." Two of the works in this collection--MEDITATIONS AMONGST THE TOMBS and THERON AND ASPASIO--decisively influenced the imagery in Blake's well-known poem "The Tyger."

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