From Out the Deeps, with Intr. and Notes by S.W. Christophers

From Out the Deeps, with Intr. and Notes by S.W. Christophers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... appear like repetitions of the same treatment, from the same people, and on the same ground. The sufferings endured in Cornwall by the first Methodist preachers and their converts were by-and-by followed by accumulative harvests of good, which gladdened the hearts of the Wesleys, and over which many generations of their multiplying followers rejoiced. Cornwall became a favourite scene of labour to John Wesley. His frequent visits were continued till late in life. There seems to have been a freshness and freedom about his intercourse with the regenerated masses of the Cornish which never failed to give him delight. While on some of his journeys in the North, all his patience was put to the proof again and again--" In my present journey," says he, writing from Cornwall, "I leap, as broken from chains. I am content with whatever entertainment I meet with, and my companions are always in good humour." Young Tregoning had come from an early Methodist stock. His grandfather and grandmother had stood by John Wesley to defend him, as far as possible, by receiving on themselves the missiles flung at him by the mob. They had seen him rescued from death amidst a furious mob by the generous interference of "British tars." John's father had seen him received by the inhabitants of the same place with joy and public greetings. And now John himself had come under the happy influence of one who fairly represented the early and successful Methodist preachers. This preacher was not one of the earliest race--the race of pioneers--but he was a consistent type of the class which immediately followed the generation of Wesley's companions. He was one of the still living examples of the older style, distinctive in their simplicity, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751868
  • 9781236751867