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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REV. JOHN AND CHARLES

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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REV. JOHN AND CHARLES

WESLEY, AND SEVERAL OF THE PREACHERS : WITH AN
ENGRAVING.

The annexed document is a fac simile of an agreement between the parties whose names it bears. The hand-writing is that of Mr. John Wesley. It is a fine illustration of the spirit of those blessed men whom the God of all grace employed as a means of reviving religion in these lands, and is worthy of being preserved for the moral benefit of Christians in general, and especially of those who are united together in the holy ministry.

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Or two so distant in degree,
Descend, arise, and meet in thee?

Falsely to thee the great pretend ;
Not all their gold can buy a friend ;
Who fancy thee their easy spoil,
Attracted by a high-born smile ;
Thou wilt not yield thy treasures up
To crown their impudence of hope.

Thee to procure how fond their boast !
The beggars cannot bear the cost;
Nor will the flatter'd worms submit,
To lay their honours at thy feet,
Give up their life in Friendship's name,
And sacrifice their dearer fame.

Strangers to truth, how can it be
That such should suffer it from thee!
And therefore banish'd from their sight,
Thou tak’st thine everlasting flight,
Nor stoop'st again to souls so mean,
When Pride has fix'd the gulf between.

Far from the world thy calm retreat,
The needy rich, and vulgar great,
Who mourn their impotence of power,
And want relief amidst their store ;
For thy support the wretches sigh,
And pine in vain for Love's supply.

Poor is the man by slaves adored,
Of kneeling worlds the friendless Lord :
The blessings of a friend to obtain,
A thousand barter'd worlds were gain ;
Yet none that blessing can bestow,
But He who died to save his foe!

That happy man whom Jesus loves,
And with peculiar smiles approves,
On him the angel shall descend,
And God shall bless him with a friend;
To none but chosen vessels given,
The highest favourites of heaven.

THE END.

LONDON :-PRINTED BY JAMES NICHOLS, HOXTON-SQUARE.

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