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INCLUDING AN. Account of THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF
cHARACTERISTIC NoTICEs of sever AL INDIviduals; witH copious
BY MATTHEW RICHEY, A. M.
Principal of Upper Canada Academy.
REMEMBER them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto
MARTIN G. BLACK AND WILLIAM A. BLACK, ESQUIREs,
THIS MEMOIR OF THEIR REVERED FATHER IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED, WITH SENTIMENTS OF PROFOUND VENERATION FOR HIS MEMORY,
AND THE MOST DEVOUT AND ARDENT WISHES THAT,
FOLLOWING HIM AS HE FOLLOWED CHRIST,
ONE HUNDRED YEARs have now elapsed since the first Methodist Society was formed. That auspicious event dated the commencement of a new and glorious era in the history of Christianity. The moral revolution which Methodism, under the blessing of Almighty God, has already produced, has not been surpassed in magnitude and rapidity since the days of the Apostles. Its “line has gone out through all the earth, and its words to the ends of the world;” and while we behold it, all-animate still with the ardour and energy of its first love, “as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoicing as a strong man to run a race,” is it too much to expect, that the day is coming when it will be universally recognized as
the selectest agency of a redeeming Providence,