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" Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declar.
what he hath done for my soul."

PsaLx lxvi. 16.


Printed by T. CORDEUX, for T. BLANSHARD, 14, City-Road, and
66, Paternoster-Row: and sold by the Methodist Preachers

in Town and Country.

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reed. 19 May 1982-zubal

I WAS born at Macclesfield, in Cheshire, Jan. 31, 1756, of which place my father was Minister for many years; being a Clergyman in the Church of England. He was a man of strict morals, and, as far as he was enlightened, of real piety. I was trained up in the observance of all outward duties, and in the fear of sins, which, in these modern times, are too often deemed accomplishments. I was not suffered to Dame God but with the deepest reverence; and, once for telling a lie, I was corrected in such a manner as I never forgot. We had constant family prayer; the sabbath was kept strictly sacred ; and as far as outward morality, my parents lived irreproachably, and in all social duties, were regular and harmonious.

I was early drawn out to secret prayer. I believed God was the Author of all good, of all happiness; and Sin the cause of all misery and pain. If, therefore, I wished for any thing I had not, I asked God, in secret, to grant it me.

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