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OF THE REV.
JOHN WESLEY, M. A.
SOME TIME FELLOW OF LINCOLN-COLLEGE, OXFORD.
AND WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF HIS EXECUTORS.
SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS ANCESTORS AND RELATIONS:
WITH THE LIFE OF THE
REV. CHARLES WESLEY, M. A.
FROM HIS PRIVATE JOURNAL, AND NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.
The whole forming
A HISTORY OF METHODISM,
In which the Principles and Economy of the Methodists are unfolded.
TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED,
CONTAINING CHARACTERS OF THE
REV. MESSRS. JOHN AND CHARLES WESLE
As given by several learned Contemporaries
-In labours more abundant-
A workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing
PRINTED AND SOLD BY JOHN JONES, 90, BRIDE-STREET.
FROM DOCTOR WHITEHEAD'S
THE publication of this first volume of Mr.
Wesley's Life, having been delayed much beyond the general expectation, the Members of the Committe, who so generously united to encourage and assist me in carrying on the Work, the Subscribers to it, and the public at large, have a right to expect some explanation of the cause which has occasioned the delay.
This delay has been, in consequence of the Bankruptcy of the Printer I first employed, and has occasiond a considerable loss, a part of the printed sheets being damaged, and a delay of several months. I am persuaded, however, that the Work has received some improvements from the length of time it has been in hand. It may have defects at present, but they would have been