The Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists Compared ...

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J. and P. Knapton, 1754

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Seite 39 - And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Seite 247 - TO BE INITIATED. THE FIRST STAGE IS NOTHING BUT ERRORS AND UNCERTAINTIES ; LABORIOUS WANDERINGS ; A RUDE AND FEARFUL MARCH THROUGH NIGHT AND DARKNESS. AND) NOW ARRIVED ON THE VERGE OF DEATH AND INITIATION, EVERY THING WEARS A DREADFUL ASPECT : IT IS ALL HORROR, TREMBLING, SWEATING, AND AFFRIGHTMENT.
Seite 33 - O thou devil ! Thou cursed devil ! yea, thou legion of devils ! thou canst not stay. Christ will cast thee out. I know his work is begun. Tear me to pieces if thou wilt ; but thou canst not hurt me.
Seite 161 - O thou devil, thou cursed devil, yea, thou legion of devils ! thou canst not stay ! Christ will cast thee out !» I know his work is begun ! Tear me to pieces if thou wilt; but thou canst not hurt me!' He then beat himself against the ground again, his breast heaving at the same time as in the pangs of death, and great drops of sweat trickling down his face. We all betook ourselves to prayer. His pangs ceased, and both his body and soul were set at liberty.
Seite 39 - I stood reproved, and went immediately. She began screaming before I came into the room ; then broke out into a horrid laughter, mixed with blasphemy, grievous to hear. One who from many circumstances apprehended a preternatural agent to be concerned in this, asking, ' How didst thou dare to enter into a Christian ? ' was answered, ' She is not a Christian. She is mine.
Seite 60 - I had but just begun, (my eyes being shut,) when I felt as if I had been plunged into cold water ; and immediately there was such a roar, that my voice was quite drowned, though I spoke as loud as I usually do to three or four thousand people. However, I prayed on. She was then reared up in the bed, her whole body moving at once, without bending one joint or limb, just as if it were one piece of stone. Immediately after...

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