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Sternhold

(Thomas) versified fifty-one of the Psalms. The remainder were the productions of Hopkins and some others. Sternhold and Hopkins' Psalms used to be attached to the Common Prayer Book.

Mistaken choirs refuse the solemn strain
Of ancient Sternhold.

Crabbe: Borough.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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