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The Life of John Fletcher


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   Preface - THE LIFE OF THE REV. JOHN W. DE LA FLECHERE By Joseph Benson Compiled From: The Narrative of Rev. Mr. Wesley; The Biographical Notes of Rev. Mr ...read
   Chapter 1 - Of His Parentage and Youth - 1. John William De La Flechere, (this was properly his name,) was born at Nyon, in Switzerland, (Wesley's Life of Fletcher,) a town about fifteen mi ...read
   Chapter 2 - Account of His Conversion - 1. Notwithstanding the early appearance of piety in Mr. Fletcher, it is evident that he continued, for a long time, a perfect stranger to the true n ...read
   Chapter 3 - Conversion & Orders - FROM HIS CONVERSION TO HIS TAKING ORDERS AND ENTERING UPON THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY 1. It was not long after he had himself felt the powers of t ...read
   Chapter 4 - Faithfulness in Ministry - OF HIS QUALIFICATIONS FOR, AND FAITHFULNESS IN, THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY; AND OF HIS LABORS AT MADELEY, AND ELSEWHERE 1. "He who engages himself ...read
   Chapter 5 - Excursions & Visits - OF THE EXCURSIONS HE MADE TO DIFFERENT PLACES; HIS FIRST VISIT TO HIS NATIVE COUNTRY; HIS OFFICE AND USEFULNESS AT TREVECKA AND OF THE STEPS WHEREBY ...read
   Chapter 6 - Decline of Health - OF HIS DECLINING STATE OF HEALTH, THE PROGRESS OF HIS DISORDER, AND HIS BEHAVIOR UNDER IT, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS OTHER POLEMICAL WRITINGS, AND THE C ...read
   Chapter 7 - Leaving Newington - FROM HIS LEAVING NEWINGTON, TILL HIS RETURN FROM SWITZERLAND TO MADELEY 1. It was in the latter end of April, 1777, that Mr. Fletcher was remove ...read
   Chapter 8 - Of His Marriage - 1. Although the great apostle has ranked the forbidding to marry among the doctrines of devils, and has expressly declared, Marriage is honourable t ...read
   Chapter 9 - From His Marriage Till the Beginning of His Last Illness - 1. From the time of his settling at Madeley with Mrs. Fletcher, he had no return of his consumptive disorder. On the contrary, by the blessing of Go ...read
   Chapter 10 - His Character - HIS CHARACTER, TAKEN CHIEFLY FROM THE REV. MR. GILPIN'S ACCOUNT 1. Although it be the method of almost all writers, (Mr. Wesley's Life of Fletch ...read
   Chapter 11 - His Character By Mrs. Fletcher and Others - 1. Having, in the preceding chapter, presented the reader with the character of Mr. Fletcher, drawn by the masterly pen of the Rev. Mr. Gilpin, a ne ...read
   Chapter 12 - His Death - 1. "Some weeks before he was taken ill, (says Mrs. Fletcher,) he mentioned to me a peculiar manifestation of love which he received in his own house ...read

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