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MR. JOHN EDWARDS TREZISE,
OF ST. JUST, CORNWALL:
CONSISTING PRINCIPALLY OF
EXTRACTS FROM HIS DIARY.
ACCOUNT OF METHODISM IN ST. JUST
BY RICHARD TREFFRY, JUN.
AND SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
Several judicious friends, to whom the papers of Mr. Trezise, shortly after his decease, were submitted, were of opinion that they would furnish materials for a useful piece of biography. In this view the Editor of the present volume fully concurred; and with this impression undertook to prepare them for publication, As, however, they supplied nothing of incident, it was thought that some account of the rise of Methodism in St. Just, with such anecdotes as might be gleaned up from the recollections of the aged members of the society, would form an appropriate introduction to the body of
the work. This, with some difficulty, and at the cost of considerable delay, has at length been effected; and the two combined are now presented as an humble addition to the Christian biography of this age of the church.
Penzance, June, 1837.
THE RISE OF METHODISM
IN ST. JUST.
To the north and north-east of the Land's End lies the parish of St. Just; a district in several respects remarkable and interesting. It is true, that to such as delight in the busy hum of towns, a spot so sequestered will not possess many charms: nor are those who are accustomed to the rich soil and deep green pasturage of some of the inland counties likely to be agreeably impressed by its scenery; for though many parts are in a state of prosperous cultivation, yet there are intervening wilds and rude natural cairns utterly irreclaimable by the agriculturist. From these latter look out grey and weather-beaten granite rocks, covered by a lichen scarcely less hard; and often assuming shapes so fantastic, as to