Excerpt from The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M, Vol. 4 of 7: Sometime Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford Thence I went on to Ennis, and at ten the next morning had ather genteel congregation in the court house. In Ennis, many suppose there are t less than fifty Papists to one Protestant. They would have been very ready to show their good will; but the sight of Mr. B - kept them in awe. A report however was spread of some terrible things they were to do in the evening; and many were surprised to observe, that more than nine in ten of the congregation were Papists: but ne spoke an unkind or uncivil word, either while I preached or after I had done. How unspeakable is the advantage, in point of common sense, which middling people have over the rich! There is so much paint and affectation, so many unmeaning words and senseless customs among people of rank, as fully justify the remark made seventeen hundred years ago, Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa Fortuna. [For, among that class, common sense is generally scarce.] Sun. July 2. - I preached in the island near Limerick, both morning and evening, standing on the side of a large hollow, adjoining to the old camp. The ground on the sides of it sloped upward, so that the people sat on the grass, row above row. Such an amphitheatre I never saw before, in which thousands of hearers were so commodiously placed; and they seemed earnestly to attend to our Lord's invitation, Come, for all things are w ready! I did t then observe that I strained myself; but in the morning I was extremely hoarse. This increased all day, together with a load and stoppage in my breast. On Tuesday morning I began spitting blood, found a pain in my left side, a sensible decay of strength, and a deep wheezing cough, just the symptoms which I had some years since. I immediately applied a brimstone plaster to my side, and used a linctus of roasted lemon and honey. Wednesday, 5. - My side was quite easy, and my hoarseness much abated: so in the evening I made shift to preach again, though t without difficulty. I had purposed preaching the next day at Shronill, about twenty-four English miles from Limerick; and at Clonmell, about the same distance from Shronill; but perceiving my strength would t suffice, and yielding to the advice of my friends, I rested ather day. Thur.6. - The news of Prince Ferdinand's victory had half turned the heads of most of the Protestants, till they were brought to themselves by news of ather kind, which ran through the city as in an instant. One who was well kwn therein, a great curser and blasphemer, and eminently without God in the world, went a fishing a little way from his own door, and stood with his angling rod on the edge of the water. Many were looking on, when, his foot slipping, he fell forward and sunk. As help was at hand, he was soon drawn out; but it was too late; there were remains of life; his soul was gone to give its account. Fri.7. - I rode in a chaise to Charleville, and thence on an easy horse to Cork. James Massiot died in peace the morning before, so I was just in time to perform the last office for him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.