Fish, Henry, Am

Fish, Henry, A.M.

an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Hooton-Pagnell, near Doncaster, August 5, 1802. He joined a class in his eighteenth year, was accepted by the conference as a candidate for the ministry in 1823, became a supernumerary at Kettering in 1847, was a happy and useful servant of the Church during his long retirement, and died January 16, 1879. He was a powerful preacher. "He had a quick discernment of the meaning of the text, and a faculty of clear, logical arrangement; and the Gospel which he proclaimed with noble eloquence and intense earnestness wrought deep conviction in the hearts of his hearers and turned many to righteousness, some of whom have ranked among the most gifted and devoted sons of Methodism." Mr. Fish published, Truth of the Christian Religion (Bristol, 1839): — Natural Theology (ibid. 1840): — The Workings of Popery (Lond. 1845): — Methodism the Work of God (Bristol, 1839): — Death of Reverend Maximiilian Wilson (Lond. 1857): — Purchase of the Truth (Hull, eod.): — Memorials of Mrs. Parson Cooper, of Dunstable (Lond. 1845, 8vo): — Joseph Pearson (Bath, 1849, 12mo): — John Wild, of Armley (Lond. 1863, 18mo): — Romanism (Hull, 1836, 8vo): — Movements of the Oxford Tractarians (Lond. 1842, 8vo): — Doctrines of the Oxford Tractarians (ibid. 1841, 8vo): — Chapters on the Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church (ibid. 1853, 12mo): — The Class-leaders' Manual (ibid. 1849, 18mo): — The Present Agitation in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (3d ed. ibid. 1851, 12mo): — Rev. Evan Lewis, B.A. (Cong.), and the Wesleyan Methodists (ibid. 1863, 2 volumes, 12mo). He also edited, with an introduction, A Poetical Version of the Psalms of David, by Charles Wesley (ibid. 1854, 8vo). He was for many years a contributor to Methodist periodical literature. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1879, page 24; Wesl. Centenary Takings, 1:307; Osborne, Methodist Bibliography, page 102.

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