The Resource Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism : a lecture, by the Rev. John Kirk

Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism : a lecture, by the Rev. John Kirk

Label
Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism : a lecture
Title
Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism
Title remainder
a lecture
Statement of responsibility
by the Rev. John Kirk
Creator
Contributor
Bookseller
Engraver
Publisher
Printer
Subject
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
KAT
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1813-1886
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Kirk, John
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1707-1788
  • 1703-1791
  • 1787-1865
  • 1814-1867
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  • Wesley, Charles
  • Wesley, John
  • Stodart, G
  • Mason, John
  • Taylor, Isaac
  • Hamilton, James
  • Shaw, A. P
  • Hamilton, Adams & Co
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  • Wesley, Charles
  • Methodist Church
  • Methodist Church
  • Methodists
  • Hymn writers
  • Poets, English
  • Poetry
Label
Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism : a lecture, by the Rev. John Kirk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : l A8 (-A4) B-D8 l E8 F8 (-F4) ; wove paper
  • "Contents" -- p. [vii]
  • Printer's colophon : "A. P. Shaw, Printer, 10 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London" -- p. 72
  • Preface : "The following pages ... were originally prepared and have been occasionally delivered, as a popular lecture ... The spoken style has been preserved throughout, and this will account for its greater freedom and for the introduction of a few things somewhat below the dignity of an exact critical taste ... I have preferred to follow the original [forms] in order that Charles Wesley might appear in his own [hraseology, free form the emendations -- not always the happiest [italicized] - of his brother John Wesley ..." (singed J. K., Sheffield, October 25th, 1859) -- p. [v]-vi
  • Facsimiles : Two handwritten Wesley hymns : "Let God omnipotent assist [?]" -- tipped in after front endpapers ; "Head of thy church conflicting here" -- tipped in before back endpapers
  • Facsimile : handwritten hymn in shorthand : "Note: This hymn, published in the "Wesleyan magazine", for 1853, was translated from the shorthand, by the Rev. Dr. Hooke, who has kindly faoured me with a copy of the original. The following is a fac-simile" -- tipped in between p. 48 and 49
  • Engraved frontispiece : "Rev. Charles Wesley, M. A." ; signed by G. Stodart. -- p. [ii]
  • "List of the poetical publications of John and Charles Wesley" : " ... taken form Dr. George Smith's able "History of Wesleyan Methodism" -- p. 70-72
  • "Note to page 25" : contains alternate version to poem found on p. 25. -- p. 72
  • T.p. quotes : "Among those to whose compositions millions of souls owe inestimable benefits, Charles Wesley stands, if not foremost, yet inferior to few" (Isaac Taylor) ; "His least praise was his talent for poetry" (John Wesley)
  • Quote : "Their sweet singer translated into the language of earth, snatches of orisons unutterable, till his plastic felicity embodied them in immortal verse" (Dr. James Hamilton) -- t.p. verso
  • Cardboard binding with black paper covers with textile-like design of printed gold stars
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
"Third thousand"
Extent
vii, 72 p., [2] leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
STH Research copy 2 (Second Thousand): Gift of New England Methodist Historical Society.
Note
  • Inscriptions : "This book belongs to Chas. S. Nutter, Tilton, N. H." -- front pastedown ; "52. Reasons to C. W. 1758 1785 / 53 Hymns to the God of Abraham / Hymns and spiritual songs 1777" -- p. 72 ; Nutter's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Front board, endpapers, and tipped in facsimile detached ; heavy textile tape applied to spine, causing stress and tearing of textblock ; textblock extremely embrittled.
Other physical details
facsims., port.
System control number
(OCoLC)4603888
Label
Charles Wesley, the poet of Methodism : a lecture, by the Rev. John Kirk
Publication
Note
  • Signatures : l A8 (-A4) B-D8 l E8 F8 (-F4) ; wove paper
  • "Contents" -- p. [vii]
  • Printer's colophon : "A. P. Shaw, Printer, 10 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London" -- p. 72
  • Preface : "The following pages ... were originally prepared and have been occasionally delivered, as a popular lecture ... The spoken style has been preserved throughout, and this will account for its greater freedom and for the introduction of a few things somewhat below the dignity of an exact critical taste ... I have preferred to follow the original [forms] in order that Charles Wesley might appear in his own [hraseology, free form the emendations -- not always the happiest [italicized] - of his brother John Wesley ..." (singed J. K., Sheffield, October 25th, 1859) -- p. [v]-vi
  • Facsimiles : Two handwritten Wesley hymns : "Let God omnipotent assist [?]" -- tipped in after front endpapers ; "Head of thy church conflicting here" -- tipped in before back endpapers
  • Facsimile : handwritten hymn in shorthand : "Note: This hymn, published in the "Wesleyan magazine", for 1853, was translated from the shorthand, by the Rev. Dr. Hooke, who has kindly faoured me with a copy of the original. The following is a fac-simile" -- tipped in between p. 48 and 49
  • Engraved frontispiece : "Rev. Charles Wesley, M. A." ; signed by G. Stodart. -- p. [ii]
  • "List of the poetical publications of John and Charles Wesley" : " ... taken form Dr. George Smith's able "History of Wesleyan Methodism" -- p. 70-72
  • "Note to page 25" : contains alternate version to poem found on p. 25. -- p. 72
  • T.p. quotes : "Among those to whose compositions millions of souls owe inestimable benefits, Charles Wesley stands, if not foremost, yet inferior to few" (Isaac Taylor) ; "His least praise was his talent for poetry" (John Wesley)
  • Quote : "Their sweet singer translated into the language of earth, snatches of orisons unutterable, till his plastic felicity embodied them in immortal verse" (Dr. James Hamilton) -- t.p. verso
  • Cardboard binding with black paper covers with textile-like design of printed gold stars
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
"Third thousand"
Extent
vii, 72 p., [2] leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
STH Research copy 2 (Second Thousand): Gift of New England Methodist Historical Society.
Note
  • Inscriptions : "This book belongs to Chas. S. Nutter, Tilton, N. H." -- front pastedown ; "52. Reasons to C. W. 1758 1785 / 53 Hymns to the God of Abraham / Hymns and spiritual songs 1777" -- p. 72 ; Nutter's bookplate -- front pastedown.
  • Front board, endpapers, and tipped in facsimile detached ; heavy textile tape applied to spine, causing stress and tearing of textblock ; textblock extremely embrittled.
Other physical details
facsims., port.
System control number
(OCoLC)4603888

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