him to remove, even to a more honourable and lucrative one. He remained with those over whom God had placed him, to the end of his pilgrimage. He had an irrepressible thirst for the acquirement of knowledge throughout his life; his stores of information of all kinds connected with his sacred vocation constantly accumulated, as book after book he laboured to make his own, and language after language he strove to acquire, all to be consecrated to the great and sacred aim of his life, the glory of God and the good of immortal souls. May the Lord of the vineyard send forth many more such faithful labourers, and grant that the perusal of this volume may be a source of interest, edification, and encouragement to those who are devoting themselves to the ministry of the Word.

Simon Wilkin. Hampbtead, Fen. 19th, 1865.

I think it well, in presenting the present work to the public, to guard against a misunderstanding which may arise from the use of pronouns of the first person singular; they always refer to my father; as, had any other arrangement been adopted, many interesting narrative portions of the work either would have lost their identity, or must have been thrown into notes.

Martin Hood Wilkin.

CHAPTER XIV. 1795—1796: *T. 29—30.


A Severe Winter; Roman Catholic Sermon; Vencma's Eccle-
siastical History; False Prophets; James Hinton and the
Woodstock Riots; Baptism for the Dead; the Stennctt
Family; Reply to Peter Edwards; Meteoric Stone;
Yorkshire Visit; Storm at Sea; Rabbinical Hebrew . • 245

CHAPTER XV. 1797: Iet. 31
Home Pursuits; Buonaparte and the Pope; David Kinghorn's
Verses on the Anniversary of his Wedding; Joseph
Kinghorn's Reflections on his own Solitariness; Riot at
Norwich; Wilberforce on Christianity; Geddcs on the
Old Testament; Dyer's Life of Robinson; Death of Dr.
Enfield; "Speculative Society;" Brief Sketch of its
Members 268

CHAPTER XVI. 1798—1799: .st. 32—33.
Winterbotham in Norwich; Dr. Evans's Hymns; Jonathan
Edwards's "Revival in New England;" Halvburton's
Life; Zoroaster; Death of John Beatson, of Hull; Visit
to the North; Illness; Conversation with an Infidel;
Room at Cossoy opened for Preaching; Wake's " Primitive
Epistles;" Decease of my father, W. W. Wilkin; Troubles
in the Church at Bishop Burton; D. and E. Kinghorn re-
move to Norwich; Subsequent History of the Bishop
Burton Church 280

CHAPTER XVII. 1800—1809: Mt. 34—43.
Close of the Correspondence between Father and Son; Dr.
Ryland, his Account of Bristol Academy; "Public Wor-
ship Considered and Enforced;" Letter from Dunn, in
America; Invitation to the Presidency of the Northern
Baptist Academy; Letters from John Faweett and others
respecting it; Final Declension by Mr. Kinghorn; Corre-
spondence with Dr. Ryland and Andrew Fuller on the
Divine Government; Joseph Hughes; Tract and Bible
Societies; Aylsham Riots and Trial; Visit to Cambridge;
Dr. Roes; Letters to a Young Friend; John Townsend . 29S

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