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I have had no private sources of information in Composing the present work. The materials are derived chiefly from the following books :
Life of the Rev. John WESLEY, A.M. including an Ac
count of the Great Revival of Religion in Europe and America, of which he was the first and chief Instrument. By Dr. Coke and Mr. MOORE. Svo. London, 1792.
Life of the Rev. John WESLEY, M. A. collected from his
private Papers and printed Works, and written at the request of his Executors. To which is prefixed, some Acount of his Ancestors and Relations: with the Life of the Rev. CHARLES WESLEY, M.A. collected 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. Copied chiefly from a London edition published by John WHITE. HEAD, M.D. 2 vols. 8vo. Dublin, 1805.
Memoirs of the late Rev. John WESLEY, A.M. with a
Review of his Life and Writings; and a History of Methodism, from its commencement in 1729 to the present time. By John HAMPSON, A.B. 3 vols. 12mo. Sunderland, 1791.
Original Letters, by the Rev.John WESLEY and his Friends,
illustrative of his early History, with other curious Papers. Communicated by the late Rev. S. Badcock; to which is prefixed, an Address to the Methodists. By Joseph PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S. &c. Birmingham, 1791. 8vo.
The Works of the Rev. JOHN WESLEY, 16 vols. 8vo.
Sermons, by the late Rev. CHARLES WESLEY, A.M. Stu
dent of Christchurch, Oxford. With a Memoir of
the Author, by the Editor. Crown 8vo. London, 1816. Minutes of the Methodist Conference, from the First held
in London by the late Rev. John Wesley, A. M. in the Year 1744. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1812.
Arminian Magazine (now called the Methodist Magazine)
from its commencement. A Chronological History of the People called Methodists,
of the Connection of the late Rev. John Wesley, from their Rise in the Year 1729 to their last Conference in the Year 1802. By William MYLES. 12mo. London,
1803. A Portraiture of Methodism; or, the History of the Wes
leyan Methodists, showing their Rise, Progress, and present State; Biographical Sketches of some of their most eminent Ministers; the Doctrines the Methodists believe and teach, fully and explicitly stated; with the whole Plan of their Discipline, including their Original Rules and subsequent Regulations. Also a Defence of Methodism. By JONATHAN CROWTHER, who has been upwards of thirty years a travelling Preacher among them. 8vo. London, 1815.
A Portraiture of Methodism : being an impartial View of
the Rise, Progress, Doctrines, Discipline, and Manners of the Wesleyan Methodists. In a Series of Letters, addressed to a Lady. By Joseph NIGHTINGALE. 8vo. London, 1807.
Memoirs of the Life and Character of the late Rev. GEORGE
WHITEFIELD, A. M. of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntingdon; faithfully selected from his Original Papers,
Journals, and Letters; illustrated by a variety of interesting Anecdotes from the best authorities. By the late Rev. J. GILLIES, D.D. Minister of the College Church of Glasgow. Second edition, with large additions and improvements. 8vo. London, 1813.
The Works of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, M. A. &c.
Containing all his Sermons and Tracts which have been already published; with a select Collection of Letters, written to his most intimate Friends and Persons of Dis. tinction in England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, from the Year 1734 to 1770, including the whole Period of his Ministry. Also. some other Pieces on important Subjects, never before printed, prepared by himself for the Press. 6 vols. 8vo. London, 1771.
The Two First Parts of his Life, with his Journals. Re
vised, corrected, and abridged by GEORGE WHITEFIELD,
Huntingdon. 12mo. London, 1756.
CORNELIUS WINTER; compiled and composed by WIL-
The Ancient and Modern History of the Brethren, or a
Succinct Narrative of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren, or Unitas Fratrum, in the remoter Ages, and particularly in the present Century. Written in German by David CRANZ, Author of the History of Greenland ; now translated into English, with Emendations, and published with some additional Notes, by BENJAMIN LATROBE. 8vo. London, 1780.
A candid Narrative of the Rise and Progress of the Herrn
huters, commonly called Moravians, or Unitas Fratrum, with a short Account of their Doctrines, drawn from
their own Writings. . To which are added, Observations on their Politics in General, and particularly on their Conduct whilst in the County of Büdingen, in the Circle of the Upper Rhine in Germany. By HENRY RIMIUS, Aulic Counsellor to his late Majesty the King of Prussia, and Author of the Memoirs of the House of Brunswick. The Second Edition, in which the Latin Appenđix in the first edition is rendered into English. 8vo. London, 1753.
A True and Authentic Account of Andrew Frey: con
taining the Occasion of his coming among the Herrnhuters or Moravians; his Observations on their Conferences, Casting Lots, Marriages, Festivals, Merriments, Celebrations of Birth Days, Impious Doctrines and Fantastical Practices, Abuse of Charitable Contributions, Linen Images, Ostentatious Profuseness and Rancour against any who in the least differ from them; and the Reasons for which he left them; together with the Motive for publishing this Account. Faithfully translated from the German. Svo. London, 1753.
A Solemn Call on Count Zinzendorf, the Author and Ad
vocate of the Sect of Herrnhuters, commonly called Moravians, to answer all and every Charge brought against them in the Candid Narrative, &c.; with some further Observations on the Spirit of that Sect. By HENRY RIMIUS. 8vo. London, 1754.
The Moravians Compared and Detected. By the Author
of the Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists compared. 8vo. London, 1755.
An Extract from the Journal of Mr. JOHN NEESON,
Preacher of the Gospel. Containing an Account of God's dealings with him from his Youth to the 42d Year of his Age. Written by himself. 24mo. London, 1813.