A funeral hymn, [microform] / composed by that eminent servant of the most high God, the late Reverend and renowned George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right Hon. The Countess of Huntingdon, &c., &c. ; Who departed this life in full assurance of a better, on Lord's Day, the thirtieth of September, 1770, at 6 o'clock in the morning, of a sudden fit of the asthma, at Newbury-Port, in New-England.--This hymn was designed to have been sung over his corpse, by the orphans belonging to his tabernacle in London, had this great, pious, and learned man died there.

Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788 [Browse]
[Portsmouth, N.H.] : Printed and sold by D. and R. Fowle, Portsmouth., [1770]
1 sheet ([1] p. : ill. (relief cut) ; 37 x 30 cm.


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Early American imprints. First series ; no. 42188. [More in this series]
  • In twelve numbered stanzas; first line: Ah! lovely appearance of death!
  • "Though the title of this hymn states that the author was Whitefield, it was first printed in the first series of Charles Wesley's funeral hymns. ... See also Charles Wesley's 'Journal,' vol. 1, 1849, p. 379, for the occasion which inspired the poem."--Sabin, entry 102643.
  • Text in three columns within mourning borders; relief cut of a coffin within title.
  • Followed by: The Reverend Mr. Whitefield wrote an account of the first part of his life himself ... and says, he could not better close the account of his life than with the following poem. [and] On the death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield. In elegiac verse. [and] A funeral thought.
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Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 42188).
  • Bristol B3289
  • Shipton & Mooney 42188
  • Whittemore, C. New Hampshire, 138
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Ah! lovely appearance of death!
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