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John Newton


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John Newton : Cardiphonia

'27/1/1833 - In the evening read some pages of S. Crisp's "Sermons" - admirable! Read Newton's "Cardiphonia" and in the Acts; an edifying evening, still to bed discouraged, though much enabled to pray during day.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Amelia Opie      Print: Book


John Newton : Cardiphonia, or Utterance of the Heart

'I think you do not mean the Treatise of Copplestone that I do, for I see nothing in his Discourses of Necessity and Contingency, of Predestination & Free-will, which are his Subjects,that I do not cordially assent to. He pretends not to see farther into the mill-stone than you & I do. I may read the Cardiophonia of Mr Newton as you recommend it, but the Title offends my Taste & who could guess what Cardiophonia was about? - I have been engaged by the confessions of St Augustine in Milner's History of the Church: the piety is impressive and the Story of his philosophic-Life & Conversation, curious: His "City of God" I expect to find very interesting.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Crabbe      Print: Book


John Newton : Sermon IV ('The Lord Coming to His Temple')

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1938) include 'The Rev. John Newton on the Messiah' (Forster's heading) noted underneath by Forster as 'From a Sermon preached at St Mary's Woolnoth in 1784'; passage about how mortals distract themselves, by means including setting of scriptures to music, from proper awareness of God's impending judgement of them.

Century: 1800-1849 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Morgan Forster      Print: Book


John Newton : The Scale of Interest. Or ye Use of Decimal Fractions With a Table of Logarithms, &c. — For ye use of ye English Mathematical School and Grammar School at Ross in Herefordshire.

Included in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Reading notes from the dedicatory epistle to Dr John Newton's The Scale of Interest (1668).

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Pordage      Print: Book


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