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Linn, William 1752-1808

Works: 66 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 4,420 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dissertations, Academic  Portraits  Church history  History  Bibliography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z1215, 824.63
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Serious considerations on the election of a president addressed to the citizens of the United States by William Linn( Book )
35 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opposes the election of Thomas Jefferson
Sermons historical and characteristical by William Linn( )
18 editions published between 1791 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses on the signs of the times by William Linn( )
15 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A funeral eulogy, occasioned by the death of General Washington. Delivered February 22d, 1800, before the New-York State Society of the Cincinnati. by William Linn( )
10 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the essays on the subject of episcopacy by William Linn( Book )
17 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissertations moral and critical On memory and imagination. On dreaming. The theory of language. On fable and romance. On the attachments of kindred. Illustrations on sublimity by James Beattie( )
2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Having, for some years, by circumstances of a particular nature, known to my Friends, but of no importance to the Publick, been hindered from executing those more extensive plans of Moral Speculation, which I once projected; and being averse and unaccustomed to idleness; I thought I might amuse myself, in a way not wholly unprofitable to others, by transcribing and correcting certain papers, written a good while ago; which several persons, who had read 'them, were pleased to approve, and had advised me to publish. Some of these are contained in this volume: others may possibly appear hereafter. They were at first composed in a different form: being part of a Course of Prelections, read to those Young Gentlemen, whom it is my business to initiate in the Elements of Moral Science. This, I hope, will account for the plainness of the style, for the frequent introduction of practical and serious observations; for a more general use of the pronouns I and You than is perhaps quite proper in discourses addressed to the Publick, and for a greater variety of illustration, than would have been requisite, if my hearers had been of riper years, or more accustomed to abstract inquiry. The Reader will be disappointed, if he expect to find in this book any nice metaphysical theories, or other matters of doubtful disputation. Such things the Author is not unacquainted with but they suit not his ideas of Moral Teaching; and he has laid them aside long ago. His aim is, to inure young minds to habits of attentive observation; to guard them against the influence of bad principles; and to set before them such views of nature, and such plain and practical truths, as may at once improve the heart and the understanding, and amuse and elevate the fancy. In the Dissertation on Language there are indeed some abstruse inquiries, that may seem to have little of a practical tendency. But the subtleties inseparable from that part of Science are not, even in the early part of life, hard to be understood, when explained, in a simple style, and with a due regard to the gradual expansion of the human intellect. To which I may add, that a philosophical examination of the principles of grammar is a most profitable exercise to the mental powers of young people; and promotes, more perhaps than any other study within their sphere, clearness of apprehension and; correctness of language"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The character of Simon the Sorcerer a sermon, designed to prove that baptism is not regeneration. By William Linn, D.D. one of the Ministers of the Reformed Dutch Church, in the City of New-York by William Linn( )
16 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The appendix refutes the sermon by Bishop Moore, entitled "The doctrine of regeneration asserted and explained," printed at New York in 1791 and again in 1792. Bishop Moore replied in "An address to the members of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the City of New York ..." New York, 1793; and was answered by Linn's "Remarks on Dr. Moore's Address ..." printed at New York in the same year
Remarks on Dr. Moore's Address to the members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the City of New-York by William Linn( )
12 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discourse, delivered April 1st, 1800, in the Brick Presbyterian Church before the New York Missionary Society, at their annual meeting. by William Linn( )
13 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper including the series edited with prefaces, biographical and critical by Samuel Johnson( )
in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of ContentsThe Adventurer and Idler 1753-54; 1758-60A Grammar of the English TongueA Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland 1775Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope 1779-81Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley 1779-81Lives of the Poets: Addison, Savage, Swift 1779-81Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, Gray etc
A discourse on national sins delivered May 9, 1798 ; being the day recommended by the president of the United States to be observed as a day of general fast. by William Linn( )
12 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters addressed to the editor of "A collection of the essays on the subject of episcopacy ... with additional notes and remarks" by William Linn( Book )
6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dionysius Longinus On the sublime by Longinus( Book )
1 edition published in 1739 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Linn 1752-1808 Dr
Linn, Dr. (William), 1752-1808
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