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date: 16 October 2019

WATTS, Isaac (1674–1748) Author 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

of *Divine Songs, Watts was born in Southampton, the son of a Nonconformist clothier; he had a classical education at grammar school and in a dissenting academy. He earned his living first as a tutor, then became a minister of a Congregationalist meeting on the outskirts of London. He was frequently ill and spent the last thirty-six years of his life leading a sheltered existence at the home of Sir Thomas Abney, a wealthy member of his congregation, having gone there originally for a week’s convalescence. Watts never married. However, he enjoyed family life with the Abneys and tutored their three daughters, to whom he dedicated ... ...

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