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Collection Reference Number GLC01946.28
From Archive Folder Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster 
Title Daniel Webster to Harriette Story Paige discussing the scriptures
Date 27 March 1844
Author Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  
Recipient Paige, Harriette Story  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Religion  Judaism  Poetry  Literature and Language Arts  Women's History  
People Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  Paige, Harriette Story (1806-1863)  Lowth, Robert (1710-1787)  
Theme Arts & Literature; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Bishop Robert Lowth was noted for writing biographies and publications on language and grammar in the eighteenth century.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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