The English Church in the Eighteenth Century eBook

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[Footnote 812:  See, inter alia, William Wilberforce, his Friends, and his Times, by J.C.  Colquhoun, pp. 90, 98.]

[Footnote 813:  See Newton’s Works, in six volumes, edited by Cecil, passim.]

[Footnote 814:  See especially his fourth sermon on ‘The Messiah’ in the series suggested by Handel’s Oratorio.  There is not a taint of irreverence, but no one but a man who had an exquisite sense of humour could have written the first two pages of that sermon.]

[Footnote 815:  See Taylor’s Life of Cowper, p. 426.]

[Footnote 816:  Id. p. 139.]

[Footnote 817:  Not, of course, a ‘Methodist’ as distinguished from an ‘Evangelical,’ but according to the indiscriminate use of the term common in his day.]

[Footnote 818:  Life of Scott, 216.]

[Footnote 819:  Id. 127.]

[Footnote 820:  Id. 261.]

[Footnote 821:  Id. 238.]

[Footnote 822:  See Milner’s History of the Church of Christ (new ed. four vols.  Cadell, 1834), passim, and especially Introduction, and vol. i. 110, 131, 136, 137, 156; ii. 415; iii. 73.]

[Footnote 823:  i. 156.—­See also i. 131, &c.]

[Footnote 824:  See i. 136, 137, 325, 457.]

[Footnote 825:  ii. 597, &c.]

[Footnote 826:  iii. 73.]

[Footnote 827:  ii. 441.]

[Footnote 828:  See the Life of the Rev. T. Robinson, Vicar of St. Mary’s, Leicester, and sometime Fellow of Trin.  Coll., Camb., by Rev. E.T.  Vaughan, p. 50, &c.]

[Footnote 829:  See Wilberforce, His Friends, and His Times, by J.C.  Colquhoun, p. 102.]

[Footnote 830:  Sir James Stephen, Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography.]

[Footnote 831:  ‘Mr. Wilberforce’s “Practical View,"’ writes Thomas Scott, ’is a most noble and manly stand for the Gospel; full of good sense and most useful observations on subjects quite out of our line, and in all respects fitted for usefulness; and coming from such a man, it will probably be read by many thousands who can by no means be brought to attend either to our preaching or writings, especially the rich.’—­Life of T. Scott, 311.]

[Footnote 832:  Newton’s ‘Letters to a Nobleman,’ published in his works, were addressed to Lord Dartmouth.]

[Footnote 833:  See Life and Correspondence of Mrs. Hannah More, by W. Roberts, Esq., i. 395.  The Quarterly Review vehemently combated the notion of Dr. Johnson’s conversion.  In reference to the passage in Roberts’ Life of H. More, it said, ’This attempt to persuade us that Dr. Johnson’s mind was not made up as to the great fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion, until it was enforced on him in extremis by sectarian or Methodistical zeal, cannot redound to the credit of Mr. Roberts’ understanding,’ &c.  Those who care to enter into this bygone controversy may be referred to the Christian Observer for May 1843, pp. 281-287.]

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