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Leeds Mercury, 22 September, 1804. On the Parminter sisters and A la Ronde see K. Bagshaw, ‘Parminter, Jane (1750–1811)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004); H. Mellor, A La Ronde, Devon (National Trust Guide, 1991, 1997); D. R. Barber, A Short History of the Mary Parminter Charity Known as the Point in View Trust (Plymouth, 1935). The verse is in Stirling, The Ways of Yesterday, p.128.

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n Evangelicalism, see D. W. Bebbington: Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: a History from the 1730s to the 1980s (London, 1989); W. R. Ward, The Protestant Evangelical Awakening (Cambridge, 1992); B. Hilton: The Age of Atonement: the Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1795–1865 (Oxford, 1988) and J. Wolffe, The Expansion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Wilberforce, More, Chalmers and Finney (Downers Grove, Illinois, 2007). On John Wesley see J. Kent, Wesley and the Wesleyans (Cambridge 2002) and S. Tomkins, John Wesley: a Biography (Oxford, 2003); on Charles Simeon see H. E. Hopkins, Charles Simeon of Cambridge (London, 1977); the most recent biography of Wilberforce is W. Hague, William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slavery Campaigner (London, 2007) Bebbington, Evangelicalism, pp.105–8; see also D. Hempton, The Religion of the People: Methodism and Popular Religion, c.1750–1900 (London, 1996) and F. Baker, John Wesley and the Church of England (London, 1970). On the impact of Evangelicalism, se I. Bradley, The Call to Seriousness: The Evangelical Impact on the Victorians (London, 1976). On the Clapham Sect see M. M. Hennell, John Venn and the Clapham Sect (London, 1958) and S. Tomkins, The Clapham Sect: How Wilberforce’s Circle Changed Britain (Oxford,


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