Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume XII

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Author: John Wesley

XXVI. — To Mr. Oglethorpe.

Savannah, April 20, 1736.

Savannah never was so dear to me as now. I believe, knowing by whom I send, I may write as well as speak freely. I found so little either of the form or power of religion at Frederica, that I am sincerely glad I am removed from it. Surely, never was any place, no, not London itself, freer firm one vice, I mean hypocrisy.

O curvae in terris animae et coelestium inanes! 11

"Jesus, Master, have mercy upon them!" There is none of those who did run well, whom I pity more than Mrs. Hawkins: Her treating me in such a manner would indeed have little affected me, had my own interests only been concerned. I have been used to be betrayed, scorned, and insulted, by those I had most labored to serve. But when I reflect on her condition, my heart bleeds for her. Yet with Thee nothing is impossible!

With regard to one who ought to be dearer to me than her, I cannot but say, that the more I think of it, the more convinced I am that no one, without a virtual renouncing of the faith, can abstain from the public as well as the private worship of God. All the Prayers usually read morning and evening at Frederica and here, put together, do not last seven minutes. These cannot be termed long prayers: No Christian assembly ever used shorter: Neither have they any repetitions in them at all. If I did not speak thus plainly to you, which I fear no one else in England or America will do, I should by no means be worthy to call myself, Sir,

Yours, etc.

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Chicago: John Wesley, "XXVI. — To Mr. Oglethorpe.," 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 February 25, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9GYNYMIH23Z5M3V.

MLA: Wesley, John. "XXVI. — To Mr. Oglethorpe." 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. 25 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9GYNYMIH23Z5M3V.

Harvard: Wesley, J, 'XXVI. — To Mr. Oglethorpe.' 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 25 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9GYNYMIH23Z5M3V.