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Memoir And Diary Of John Yeardley Minister Of The Gospel by John Yeardley

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MEMOIR AND DIARY

OF JOHN YEARDLEY,

Minister of the Gospel.

EDITED BY CHARLES TYLOR.

|Should time with me now close, I die in peace with my God, and in that love for mankind which believes 'every nation to be our nation, and every man our brother.'| -- Diary of J. Yeardley..

PHILADELPHIA: HENRY LONGSTRETH, 1336 CHESTNUT STREET.1860.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

FROM JOHN YEARDLEY'S CONVERSION TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS PUBLIC MINISTRY, 1803-15.

Birth and occupation Joseph Wood, of Newhouse Anecdote of Thomas Yeardley John Yeardley's conversion He enters T. D. Walton's linen warehouse Joins the Society of Friends Marriage with Elizabeth Dunn -- Commencement of his Diary A. Clarke's |Commentary| Enters into business on his own account Visit of Sarah Lameley Call to the ministry

CHAPTER II.

FROM HIS ENTRANCE ON THE MINISTRY IN 1815, TO HIS COMMISSION TO RESIDE IN GERMANY IN 1820.

First offerings in the ministry Is unsuccessful in business Removes to Bentham His views on the Christian ministry Visit of Hannah Field Is recorded a minister Visits Kendal and Lancaster, in company with Joseph Wood Visit to Friends at Barnsley Journey to York Letters to Thomas Yeardley

CHAPTER III.

FROM HIS COMMISSION TO RESIDE ABROAD IN 1820, TO HIS REMOVAL TO GERMANY IN 1822.

Prospect of residing in Germany Visit from John Kirkham Liverpool Quarterly Meeting Public meeting at Wray Visit of Ann Jones Journey to Leeds Death of Joseph Wood Illness of Elizabeth Yeardley Her death John Yeardley goes to Hull Extracts from Elizabeth Yeardley's letters Testimony concerning Joseph Wood

CHAPTER IV.

HIS FIRST RESIDENCE IN GERMANY, 1822-24.

Sails to Hamburg -- His lodging at Eppendorf Arrives at Pyrmont Friedensthal Religious service with Thomas Shillitoe Establishment of the Reading and Youths' meetings at Pyrmont Mode of bleaching Visiters at the Baths attend Pyrmont meeting J.Y. visits Minden and Eidinghausen Plan for helping the Friends of Minden Journey to Leipzig Returns to England

CHAPTER V.

FROM HIS RETURN TO ENGLAND IN 1824, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS FIRST CONTINENTAL JOURNEY IN 1825.

Mental depression Journey with Elizabeth H. Walker through the Midland Counties Yearly Meeting Returns to Friedensthal Humiliation Certificate for the South of France Martha Savory's visit to the Continent Journey to Rotterdam

Chapter VI.

HIS FIRST CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1825-26.

John Yeardley and his companions leave Pyrmont Visit Elberfeld, Creveldt, Muehlheim, &c. Neuwied -- the Inspirirten Journey to Berlenburg Are placed under arrest at Erndebrueck Set at liberty by the Landrath of Berlenburg The Old and New Separatists Gelnhausen and Raneberg Pforzheim -- H. Kienlin Stuttgardt, Basle, &c. Zurich -- the Gessner family Berne Geneva Journey to Congenies Religious service in the South of France St. Etienne Return to England

CHAPTER VII.

HIS MARRIAGE WITH MARTHA SAVORY, 1826-27.

John Yeardley goes into Yorkshire Death of his parents Marriage with Martha Savory Biographical notice of Martha Savory Letter from Martha Yeardley J. and M. Y. take up their abode at Burton, near Barnsley

CHAPTER VIII.

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1827-28.

PART I. -- GERMANY.

J. and M.Y. sail to Rotterdam Minden, &c. Journey to the shores of the North Sea Visit to the colonists on the Grodens Fredericks-Oort Frankfort Darmstadt -- Durkheim Stuttgart Kornthal Wilhelmsdorf

CHAPTER IX.

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1827-28.

PART II. -- SWITZERLAND.

Schaffhausen Beuggen Zurich Hofwyl -- Geneva -- A. Bost Lausanne Neufchatel Berne and the neighborhood Montmirail -- Neufchatel Locle -- Mary Anne Calame Journey through France Guernsey -- Accident on the water

CHAPTER X.

HOME OCCUPATIONS AND TRAVELS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 1828-33.

Illness of Martha Yeardley Letter from M.A. Calame Yearly Meeting Letter from Auguste Borel -- Public meetings in Yorkshire Death of James A. Wilson -- Journey through the Western Counties Various religious engagements Journey through Wales with Elizabeth Dudley Visit to Lancashire Removal to Scarborough Establishment of a Bible-class at ditto Prospects of a journey to Greece Argyri Climi Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders

CHAPTER XI.

THE THIRD CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, OR THE JOURNEY TO GREECE, 1833-34.

PART I. -- THE JOURNEY TO ANCONA.

Paris Death of Rachel Waterhouse Nancy Phalsbourg -- Strasburg -- Pastor Majors Ban de la Roche Basle Neufchatel Polish Count and Countess Geneva Journey through Italy Letters from Friends in England

CHAPTER XII.

THE THIRD CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1833-34.

PART II. -- GREECE.

Corfu Count F. Sardina Santa Maura Wigwam village on the mainland Cephalonia -- Zante Patras -- the Gulf of Corinth Galaxidi -- Trying situation Castri (the ancient Delphi) Journey to Athens Athens Corinth Detentions -- Vostizza Patras Corfu

CHAPTER XIII.

THE THIRD CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1833-34.

PART III. -- THE RETURN FROM GREECE.

Letters from John Rowntree and William Allen Ancona Florence The Custom-house -- Piedmont Geneva Lausanne Berne Zurich -- Schaffhausen Basle -- Death of Thomas Yeardley Death of M.A. Calame Neufchatel Return to England -- Death of A.B. Savory

CHAPTER XIV.

FROM THE END OF THE THIRD CONTINENTAL JOURNEY IN 1834 TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FOURTH IN 1842.

Divisions in the Society of Friends Employment of leisure time Girls' Lancasterian school at Scarborough Death of Elizabeth Rowntree -- Letter from M.Y. to Elizabeth Dudley Visit to Thame Visit to Lancashire Visits to the Isle of Wight Death of John Rutter Prospect of revisiting the Continent

CHAPTER XV.

THE FOURTH CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1842-43.

Amiens Paris Letters from E. Dudley and J. Rowntree Lyons Nismes -- Boarding-school for girls Letter from John Rowntree Montpelier Lesengnan Maux Saverdun Toulouse Montauban -- Castres Tullins -- Grenoble Geneva Lausanne Neufchatel -- Paul Petavel Locle Berne Basle Carlsruhe -- Frankfort Accident to J.Y. -- Vlotho

CHAPTER XVI.

REMOVAL TO STAMFORD-HILL, AND COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIFTH CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1843-48.

Removal to Berkhamstead Removal to Stamford-hill Visit to the families of Gracechurch-St. Monthly Meeting Death of J.J. Gurney and I. Stickney Prepare for revisiting the Continent Brussels H. Van Maasdyk Charleroi -- Spa Bonn Mannheim, Strasburg Basle Berne-Neufchatel Grenoble Privas -- Vals Nismes -- Congenies

CHAPTER XVII.

COMPLETION OF THE FIFTH CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1849-50.

Letter from J.Y. to John Kitching Elberfeld -- Muehlheim Bonn Kreuznach -- J.A. Ott Mannheim Stuttgardt -- Death of Elizabeth Dudley Kornthal Kreuznach Bonn Return home -- Resume their journey Berlin -- A. Beyerhaus Warmbrunn Illness of Martha Yeardley-Toeplitz Prague -- Translation of tracts into the Bohemian language Kreuzuach -- Neuwied

CHAPTER XVIII.

DEATH OF MARTHA YEARDLEY, AND JOHN YEARDLEY'S JOURNEY TO NORWAY, 1851-52.

Illness and death of Martha Yeardley J.Y. visits Ireland Prospect of a journey to Norway Homburg -- Illness of J.Y. Christiana -- Christiansand Stavanger Excursion up one of the fiords Bergen Meetings at Foedde and other places Obernkirchen

CHAPTER XIX.

HIS JOURNEY TO SOUTH RUSSIA, 1853.

Passport -- Sails from Hull Petersburg Moscow Journey to Iekaterinoslav Kharkov Rybalsk -- The German Colonies The Molokans The Crimea -- The Tartars A suspicious halting-place -- Simpheropol Feodosia Odessa -- Constantinople Smyrna Syra -- Malta Nismes -- Bagneres de Bigorre Pialoux

CHAPTER XX.

FROM HIS RETURN FROM RUSSIA TO HIS LAST JOURNEY, 1853-1858.

Visits Bath The Yearly Meeting -- Life of J. J. Gurney Visit to Minden -- Religious service in Yorkshire Goes again to Minden Neuveville Paris Visit to Bristol and Gloucester Quarterly Meetings Minden Visit to Birmingham, Leicester, &c. Goes to Nismes Visits Chelmsford, &c.

CHAPTER XXI.

LAST JOURNEY AND DEATH, 1858. CONCLUDING REMARKS.

Religious Mission to Asiatic Turkey Voyage to Constantinople Sun-stroke Meetings in the neighborhood of Constantinople Is seized with paralysis, and returns home His death -- Remarks on his character Notes of some of his public testimonies

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