Meeting Of O'leary And Wesley





In a short time after this controversy had concluded, the parties met

at the house of a mutual friend. Their different publications were

mentioned; but kindness and sincere good feeling towards each other

softened down the asperities of sectarian repulsiveness; and after an

evening spent in a manner highly entertaining and agreeable, they

parted, each expressing his esteem for the other, and both giving the

example, that public difference on a religious or political subject is

quite consistent with the exercise of the duties of personal kindness

and esteem. Wesley is said, in this instance, to have relaxed into a

most agreeable companion; and O'Leary, by his wit, archness, and

information, was an inexhaustible source of delight, entertainment, and

instruction.





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