John Wesley in Porth Ia - 31 August, 1743

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 116:

I spoke severally with those of the society, who were about one hundred and twenty. Nearly a hundred of these had found peace with God: such is the blessing of being persecuted for righteousness’ sake! As we were going to church at eleven, a large company at the market place welcomed us with a loud huzza: wit as harmless as the ditty sung under my window (composed, one assured me, by a gentlewoman of their own town),


Charles Wesley is come to town,


To try if he can pull the churches down.

cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 116. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Porth Ia


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

Listening to

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A ditty

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 August, 1743
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, outdoors, in public, solitary


Song sung outside window.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:58:33 +0100
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:25:34 +0100