A Biographical History of the Wesley Family, More Particularly Its Earlier Branches

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 168 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1840 Excerpt: ... the noise was great in the kitchen, the latch whereof was often lifted up, my daughter Emilia went and held it fast on the outside: but it was still lifted up, and the door pushed violently against her, though nothing was to be seen on the outside. When we were at prayers, and came to the prayer for the king and the prince, it would make a great noise over our heads, whence some of the family called it a Jacobite. I have been thrice pushed by an invisible power. I followed the noise into almost every room of the house, both by day and night, with lights and without, and have sat alone for some time, and when I heard the noise, spoke to it to tell me what it was, but never heard any articulate voice, and only once or twice two or three feeble squeaks, a little louder than the chirping of a bird. "I had designed, on Friday, December the 28th, to make a visit to a friend, and stay some days with him: but the noises were so boisterous on Thursday night, that I would not leave my family. So I sent to Mr. Hoole, and desired his company on Friday night. He came; and it began after ten, a little later than usual. The younger children were gone to bed, the rest of the family and Mr. Hoole were together in the matted chamber. I sent the servants to fetch in some fuel, and staid in the kitchen till they returned. When they were gone, I heard a loud noise against the doors and partition. It was much like the turning of a windmill when the wind changes. When the servants came in, I went up to the company, who had heafd the noises below, but not the signal. We heard all the knocking as usual, from one chamber to another, but from that time till January the 24th, we were quiet. Having received a letter from my son Samuel the day before, relating to it, I read what I had w...

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