David Welch
Re: Psalm paraphrasers
Mon Jan 9, 2017 2:44pm

Dr Flexman is one of c 50 authors listed at the start of Kippis 1795 as contributing sacred texts.

After these two pages there follows a long alphabetical list of texts (several hundred of them, including well-known ones). But in what I can obtain on the web of Kippis, we can`t see his pages giving the texts, nor can we tell which texts the authors wrote.

From Hymnary.org, Dr Flexman wrote: Great God to Thee my grateful tongue.

  • Psalm paraphrasers
    Francis Roads, Sun Jan 8 12:58pm
    In researching Playford's Divine Companion, I have found psalm paraphrases attributed to Dr. Flexman, and Drummond (no forename given.) Can anyone identify these people please?
    • Re: Psalm paraphrasers
      David Welch, Mon Jan 9 2:44pm
      • Correction on Kippis
        David Welch, Mon Jan 9 4:50pm
        I now find that many pages of Kippis have downloaded, but for some it says "no image available". I have only spotted one text attributed to Dr Flexman, at No 163, Great God to thee my grateful tongue.
    • Psalm Paraphrases
      cbrowo, Mon Jan 9 11:58am
      I suspect that they are David Drummond of Hawthornden Roger Flexman 1708-1795
      • Roger Flexman
        Francis Roads, Tue Jan 10 8:25am
        As Divine Companion was published in 1701, I think I am looking for an earlier Flexman.
        • Suggestion on Drummond
          David Welch, Tue Jan 10 2:13pm
          Well now we know the two names appear in 1701, I can only proffer William Drummond of Hawthornden 1585-1649. His translation of St Ambrose`s 4th century hymn appears in RCH (No 4): O Trinity, O... more
          • Drummond
            Francis Roads, Wed Jan 11 9:25am
            Julian's Hymnology seems to confirm that it is William Drummond that we are looking at. There is a surprisingly wide variety of hymnodists and psalmodists represented in The Divine Companion. I... more
            • Drummond poems
              David Welch, Thu Jan 12 10:11am
              It seems Drummond mostly wrote on non-spiritual themes, but some poems with Christian content are in his Urania collection. Maybe you could find your Playford text in this, or via the indexes of... more
      • Re: Psalm Paraphrases
        cbrowo, Mon Jan 9 12:03pm
        Given that you are looking at Playford I assumed, possibly wrongly, that George Hay Drummond was not a possibility. I mention him here purely for completeness.
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