Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. Richard Hutton, 18th Century, dates unknown. The first line of this carol is ‘The tree of life my soul hath seen’. It is found in Volume 1 of Divine, Moral, and  Historical Miscellanies, in Prose and Verse. Containing many Valuable Originals, Communicated by Various Correspondents, and other Pieces extracted from different Authors, and antient Manuscripts. The Whole being such a Collection of Miscellaneous Thoughts, as will tend not only to please, but enlighten and profit the Reader (1761). The compiler of these ‘Miscellanies’ was identified on the title page with a hand-written ‘Ann Dutton’. In the ‘Poetry’ section for August 1761 was a seven-stanza poem from...

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