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THE YEAR 1824:
ARMINIAN OR METHODIST MAGAZINE;
FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE
REV. JOHN WESLEY, A.M.
OF THE THIRD SERIES.
VOLUME XLVII. FROM THE COMMENCEMENT.
PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY J. KERSHAW,
14, City-Road, and 66, Paternoster-Row:
SOLD ALSO AT THE METHODIST CHAPEL-HOUSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.
We have now, by the assistance of Divine Providence and Grace, brought our labours to the conclusion of another Year; and gladly avail ourselves of the opportunity afforded us, by the completion of an additional Volume of this work, to present to the Subscribers our grateful acknowledgments for their continued patronage. “To please every man for his good to edification," has been our sincere and unremitting desire ; and we indulge a hope, that our efforts have not been altogether unsuccessful. Numerous as are our Subscribers, and diversified as are their views, their circumstances, and their habits, it cannot indeed be expected that our pages have been equally acceptable to all; but we trust that the different classes into which our Readers are divided, have severally found a reasonable share of matter adapted to their peculiar taste.
To our Correspondents, who have favoured us with their kind assistance, our warmest thanks are also presented. We are at a loss for terms to give adequate expression to the sense we entertain of the value of their services; and we only regret, that, in some instances, we have not been able to comply with their wishes, by giving publicity to their communications. Being limited to a definite number of pages every month, we are sometimes compelled to omit the insertion of Articles in every respect worthy of public attention.
An intimation was given at the conclusion of the last year, that a change would take place in the Editorship of this Magazine before another volume had been conducted through the press; and in the Number for September, the reasons for that change were distinctly stated. The Editor, to whose superintendence it is now confided, cannot indeed hope to follow his gifted Predecessor “with equal steps ; " but he nevertheless feels the advantage of finding his path marked out before him by so able a Guide. The Magazine will still be conducted upon the admirable plan which was laid down by the Rev. Jabez Bunting at the commencement of the present Series, and filled up by him with such acknowledged ability, till the termination of his editorial labours in the month of August. It is a source
of great encouragement to the present Editor, as it must be of satisfaction to the Subscribers, that, while the sole responsibility necessarily rests upon himself, the valuable assistance of MR. BUNTING, and of the Rev. RICHARD Watson, is kindly promised in the general management of the Magazine: and, with such assistance, he trusts that its successive Numbers will continue to possess legitimate claims to public countenance and support.
May the blessing of “the God of all grace" attend this endeavour to promote his glory; "that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together!"