Original Letters from Richard Baxter, Matthew Prior, Lord Bolingbroke, Alexander Pope, Dr. Cheyne, Dr. Hartley, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Mrs. Montague, REV. William Gilpin, REV. John Newton, George Lord Lyttleton, REV. Dr. Claudius Buchanan,

Original Letters from Richard Baxter, Matthew Prior, Lord Bolingbroke, Alexander Pope, Dr. Cheyne, Dr. Hartley, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Mrs. Montague, REV. William Gilpin, REV. John Newton, George Lord Lyttleton, REV. Dr. Claudius Buchanan,

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...and unenlightened part of mankind, who cannot reason, nor see the force of evidence. The Methodists all seem inclined to this mode of address '. they apply to the imagination, and endeavour to inspire enthusiastic fervours, which may be very conducive, I don't doubt, to incite piety and devotion; but, if we grant that this mode of application may b.e of use to the ignorant and uninformed, the sectary, on his part, should grant, that it is not adapted to general use. To convince the learned infidel, you must not open upon him with the absolute necessity of faith, -till you have convinced him of the foundation of that faith: npr tell him affecting' stories of the sufferings of CHRIST, till he is satisfied of the reality of those sufferings. Again where worldly prejudices, and refined modes of immorality, have mixed themselves with Christian doctrines, some learning is necessary to disentangle all the maze of error; and if the enthusiastic preacher call this worldly wisdom, I shall be apt to call him uncandid. You' must not expect me, dear madam/to wish you " a merry Christmas." I never use that old, jovial wish of our ancestors: it sounds riotous in my ears. Nor shall I wish yon" the compli" menls of the season," which is only the same thing in the dress of modern refinement. But if you will be content with my wishing you, in plain English, every happiness that is consistent with this world, and may be hoped for in the next; I wish it with great cordiality. Your's sincerely, VILLIAM GILPIN, LETTER XXXVI I. _ Vicafs Hill, Sept. 15, 1795. _ INDEED, my dear Madam, you need _naake no apology for " troubling me with so 1 t' much family history.' You ' could not entertain me more....show more

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