Item #CL206-5 Vicar. The Rev. W. Thistlethwaite MA
Vicar. The Rev. W. Thistlethwaite MA
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Vicar. The Rev. W. Thistlethwaite MA

c1830s. Silhouette in black ink wash, captioned in ink on accompanying slip attached to frame verso, 24.1 x 14.8cm. Slight foxing and discolouration. In original Brazilian walnut veneered frame.

Caption continues “St George’s Church, Bolton, Lancaster, England.”

“Another clerical author, once well known in the town and district of Bolton, was the Rev. William Thistlethwaite, MA [Brit., 1776-1838], incumbent of St. George's Church. His first printed work was a sermon preached in 1814 on the deliverance of Europe from tyranny and oppression, entitled: ‘England's Mercies and Duties.’ The printing was done by J. Gardner, who, contrary to his customary practice, produced a very inartistic title page. Many other excellent sermons of Mr. Thistlethwaite's were published at intervals…in fact, as an author of theological literature he was to the fore, and his reputation rapidly increased, so that before his death on January 2nd, 1838, his fame was only second to that of his honoured vicar, Canon Slade. For 40 years he laboured in Christ's vineyard, and of that time, upwards of 29 he spent actively amongst a devoted people at St. George's Church. As a preacher he was admired; as an author he was appreciated. In both capacities he died in full harness.” Ref: J. Scholes, Bolton Bibliography and Jottings of Book-lore, 1886; M. Hardman, Classic Soil, 2003.

Item #CL206-5

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