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For 1807 :
BEING A CONTINUATION OF
FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE
Rev. JOHN WESLEY, A. A.
Or, the FOURTH VOLUME of the NEW SERIES
Gco. STORY, Agent.
For JANUARY, 1807.
An Account of Mr. THOMAŚ SYMONS.
To the Editor of the METHODIST MAGAZINE.
S I was particularly acquainted with our lately deceased
venerable friend, Mr. Thomas Symons, and frequently attended him during his last illness, I think it my duty to present you, and your numerous Readers, with a few memorials of his life, lengthened out beyond the common bounds of the age of man: A life, which, though not spent in a very conspicuous situation in Civil or Religious Society, was, nevertheless,
steady, uniform, and consistent, and afforded no mean proofs of that power of Divine Grace, by which the heart is softened, and rendered susceptible of the impressions of the Holy Spirit, and consequently evidences that meekness, gentleness, long-suffering, and benevolence, which characterize the mind that was in Jesus.
THOMAS SYMOns was born at Denton, in Buckinghamshire, Nov. 1, 1714, Old Style. When he was about ten years
age, he came with his parents to London, with whom he resided as an affectionate and obedient child, till he was bound apprentice to a respectable Dyer, in Old-Street, with whom he honestly served out the term of his apprenticeship, executing every trust reposed in him, with great uprightness and fidelity.
A very serious accident, which Mr. Symons met with when only ten years of age, was the mean, in the hand of God, of producing that seriousness and abstinence from vain amusements and worldly company, for which he was ever after remarkable. VOL. XXX. January, 1807.