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Excerpt from Solitude Sweetened, or Miscellaneous Meditations on Various Religious Subjects, Written in Distant Parts of the World
The greater part of them were written in the years 1757 - 1760, in the most unfavourable circumstances which can easily be conceived for study of any kind, and especially for religious meditation; not, like the Monthly Memorial, and the Secret Survey, amidst the quiet and comforts of home, in the retirement of the country, and during the intervals of leisure from the regular duties of his profession; but at sea, amidst the noise, and bustle, and Confusion of a man of war. A book written during hostilities, on board a ship Of war, may be considered as a literary curiosity; but this is perhaps the first heck of devotion ever composed in such circumstances. It may justly excite surprise, how the good man could find opportunity, or command composure of mind, in the cock-pit of the Portland, for writing not only the greater part of the present volume, but another series of Meditations, entitled, T he T rave] ler; and it must be particularly pleasing to pious minds.
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