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Comments on Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

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Edition information

I've been using the electronic text of Psalms and Hymns for my PhD research, for which information on the dating of this text would be very helpful. Watts released sixteen editions of Hymns and Spiritual Songs during his life, and each edition included numerous corrections and changes. From what I can tell, the edition used here is closest to the second edition, from 1709. I would like to request, however, that clearer source information be provided for this title, if possible.

For reference, I've been comparing this edition to a table of Watts' corrections provided by Selma L. Bishop in her introductory article 'Textual Variants' of Hymns and spiritual songs of Isaac Watts, 1707-1748, London: Faith Press, 1962. p. xxxv