Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 6 (1833), 262–64.

A Visit to an Infidel





Disease, Epidemiology, Infidelity, Faith

    The narrator recounts his conversion of a dying deist, whom he encountered on one of his 'walks to examine into the state of the poor' (262). In conclusion, he summarises his experience: 'A visit from one of the committee of the board of health, deputed to examine the state of the town and its inhabitants, with a view to provide against the direful effects of cholera, discovers an infidel languishing under disease, and dying in his sin', and converts him to Christianity (264).

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