Wesleyan Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 4 (1825), 26–32.

[Review of The Life of the Rev. John Wesley, by Henry Moore]  [1/2]



Review, Serial

Publications reviewed:

Moore 1824–25


Authorship, Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Experiment, Nomenclature, Light

    Considers Robert Southey's attempt to write the life of John Wesley without 'even the elements of theological science', to be as absurd as 'an attempt to write the philosophic life, and to estimate the discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, by a person wholly ignorant of the Mathematics; or to propose a digest of the discoveries of modern Chemistry, by one who never made an experiment, and could attach no definite idea to the very elementary terms of chemical science'. Noting that a new biography was required, observes of Southey that 'one attempt of the blind to investigate the philosophy of colours, was amply sufficient'. (27)

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