FELLOWS, John. ~ The Bromsgrove Elegy, in blank Verse, on the Death of the Reverend George Whitefield, A.M. In which are represented, The Subjects of his Ministry; His Manner of Preaching; The Success of his Labours; His excellent Moral Character; and [deat]th, at Newbury in New England, September 30, 1770. By John Fellows, Of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, Author of Grace Triumphant. London: Printed for J. Gurney... and J. Robinson. 1771.
8vo (200 × 118 mm), pp. vii, , 28, , final advert leaf, but wanting half-title; old printed accession mark to head of title (altered in manuscript), preserved in modern wrappers.
First edition of this elegy on the evangelist of the American ‘Great Awakening’, George Whitefield. John Fellows (d. 1785), was a Calvinist Methodist before affiliating himself with the Particular Baptists; he is remembered for his popular sacred poem Grace triumphant, first published in Birmingham in 1770. He was one of Whitefield’s principal allies in his doctrinal differences with John Wesley. Jackson, p. 6; not in Sabin.