Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII

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Author: John Wesley

XCVI. — To the Same.

Dear Brother,London, November 3, 1775.

The proposals and preface will be sent on Monday. In the preface to the new edition of the "Address," (which I will send with the proposals,) there is, I think, a sufficient answer to Mr. Evans’s letter. But Mr. Raikes is right: If it bears no name, it is not entitled to any answer.

No man is a good judge of his own cause. I believe I am tolerably impartial: But you are not (at least was not some time since) with regard to King Charles the First. Come and see what I say. If the worst comes, we can agree to disagree.

The History has been some time in the press. The first volume is nearly printed. The paper is good; so is the type; and, what is stranger, the execution too. So much for your first letter.

Still I know not whom you mean by Dr. Smyth; unless it be the young Clergyman in Ireland, who is a poet, but not of the first magnitude.

"Why were they not taxed for a hundred and fifty years?" How shockingly ignorant of the law are our Lawyers! yea, and the whole body of the Lords and Commons into the bargain! to let Lord Chatham, Mr. Burke, etc., etc., so long triumph in this argumentum palmarium! Why, it is a blunder from top to bottom. They have been taxed over and over since the Restoration, by King Charles, King William, Queen Anne, and George the Second. I can now point out chapter and verse.

I think Mr. Madan grows more and more loving. Res ipsa jamreduxit in gratiam. 65 I shall be right glad to see him. I hear nothing from Cornwall: And no news, you know is good news.

Pray tell brother Southcote, I like his treatise well. I am writing something nearly on the subject. I am desired to preach at Bethnal-green church on Sunday se’nnight, and purpose to print my sermon. You may guess a little of the tenor of it by the text: "Lo, I have sinned and done wickedly: But these sheep, what have they done?"

I hope Sally is better. Pence be with you all! Adieu!

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Chicago: John Wesley, "XCVI. — To the Same.," Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII, ed. Thomas Jackson in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII (London: Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, 1872), Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAZCILNSKIQK32U.

MLA: Wesley, John. "XCVI. — To the Same." Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII, edited by Thomas Jackson, in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII, London, Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, 1872, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAZCILNSKIQK32U.

Harvard: Wesley, J, 'XCVI. — To the Same.' in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII, ed. . cited in 1872, Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII, Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, London. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAZCILNSKIQK32U.