Fragments In Prose And Verse; By E. Smith. With Some Account Of Her Life And Character By H.m…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811. Excerpt: ... I afterwards received from Dr. Mumssen and Mrs. Klopstock other letters and papers, which delayed our intended publication. Some of these were translated by Miss Smith, but others did hot arrive till she was too ill to attend to them. As a specimen of Miss Smith's translations from the Hebrew Bible, I insert Jonah's prayer, and the last chapter of Habakkuk. I do not presume to form any judgment with regard to these translations; but they were shewn to a gentleman who is well acquainted with the language, and who was requested to give his opinion of them. He said that the author had certainly an extraordinary knowledge of Hebrew; that he thought him rather too free for a biblical translator, but he shewed great acquaintance with the language, as well as a refined taste, and that many of his conjectures were eminently happy. This opinion was formed entirely from a critical examination of the work, without any knowledge of the author; whose acquaintance with the language would certainly have appeared much more extraordinary, had this Gentleman known that these translations, and many others from the same sacred book, were the work of a Young Lady who never received any instruction with regard to the Hebrew language from any person whatever. She had no idea of ever offering them to the public, and it is now done principally to shew with what attention she pursued this most interesting of all studies, and how well she adhered to the resolution she had formed, to let the word of God be her chief study, and all others subservient to it. She translated some chapters in Genesis, the whole book of Job, many of the Psalms, some parts of the Prophets, &c. She spent some time with me in the year 1803, when she brought me her translation of Job, and many observations on...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811. Excerpt: ... I afterwards received from Dr. Mumssen and Mrs. Klopstock other letters and papers, which delayed our intended publication. So...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217215556

ISBN - 13:9780217215558

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