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John James Cummins

CUMMINS, John James. b. Cork, Ireland, 5 May 1795; d. London, 23 November 1867. An Irishman, he lived in London from 1834 onwards. He was a Director of the Union Bank of Australia. He was also a student of Hebrew and Theology. He published Seals of the Covenant Opened or the Sacraments of the Church considered in their Connexion with the Great Doctrines of the Gospel (1839), a prose work for his family ‘to remind them of their solemn responsibilities, as members of the Church of Christ; and that they may be prepared, under the Divine blessing, to receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper’ (Preface, p. vii). To the prose text of 198 pages was added ‘Poetical Hymns and Meditations’, with 18...

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