Excerpt from Memoirs of the Rev. John Newton, Late Rector of the United Parishes of St. Mary Woolnoth, and St. Mary Woolchurch Haw. Lombard Street: With General Remarks on His Life, Connexions, and Character
Upon his being thrown from a horse near a daugerons hedge-row, newly cut, ' his con science suggested to him the dreadful conse quences of appearmg ln such a state before God. This put him, though but for a time, upon breaking oﬂ these profane practices; but the consequence of these struggles between sin and conscience, was, that on every relapse he sunk into still greater depts of wickedness. He was roused again, by the loss of a compa nion who had agreed to gowith him one Sun day on board a man of war. Mn N. Provi dentially coming too late, the boat had gone without him, and was overset, by which his companion and several others were drowned.
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