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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster
|Daniel Webster to Harriette Story Paige discussing the scriptures
|27 March 1844
|Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)
|Paige, Harriette Story
|Describes a service he attended the previous evening to his sister-in-law. Discusses the form used in the book of Habakkuk, stating that the "passages ... present ... a remarkable instance of the Hebrew form of Poetic composition." Quotes 3 Habakkuk, verses 17 and 18. Suggests Harriette read Bishop Lowth's writings on Hebrew Poetry, which for Webster "opened ... quite a new view of the beauties of the prophetical & practical parts of the Old Testament." Signed and docketed on the back by Paige.
|Religion Judaism Poetry Literature and Language Arts Women's History
|Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Paige, Harriette Story (1806-1863) Lowth, Robert (1710-1787)
|Arts & Literature; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Bishop Robert Lowth was noted for writing biographies and publications on language and grammar in the eighteenth century.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859