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from The Journal of John Wesley, page 286:

At five in the evening I preached at Dewsbury and on Friday, 17, reached Manchester. Here I received a particular account of a remarkable incident: An eminent drunkard of Congleton used to divert himself, whenever there was preaching there, by standing over against the house, cursing and swearing at the preacher. One evening he had a fancy to step in and hear what the man had to say. He did so: but it made him so uneasy that he could not sleep all night. In the morning he was more uneasy still; he walked in the fields, but all in vain, till it came in his mind to go to one of his merry …   more >>

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John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 286. accessed: 27 May, 2024


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magnificat performed by reformed drunkards

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John Wesley relates a story he heard on the 17th of June 1763 of the reformation of two drunkards, who on reforming sing the Magnificat.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:50:04 +0100
Approved on Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:45:02 +0000