‘His voice and manner were arresting, and we all liked the sound.
became a good deal agitated, and I saw her begin to weep.
The next morning, when she took breakfast with him at her uncle's, he preached to her after breakfast, and prophesied of the high and important calling she would be led into.’
herself made the following record of it in her journal; ‘In hearing William Sa
very preach, he seemed to me to overflow with true religion; to be humble, and yet a man of great abilities.
Having been gay and disbelieving, only a few years ago, makes him better acquainted with the heart of one in the same condition.
We had much serious conversation.
What he said, and what I felt was like a refreshing shower falling upon earth that had been dried up for ages.’
This good and gifted man often preached in Philadelphia
; not only at stated seasons, on the first and fifth day of the week, but at evening meetings also, where the Spirit is said to have descended upon him and his hearers in such copious measure that they were reminded of the gathering of the apostles on the day of Pentecost
Isaac was at an impressible age, and on those occasions his thirsty soul drank eagerly from the fountain of living water.
He never forgot those refreshing meetings.
To the end of his days, whenever anything reminded him of William Savery
, he would utter a warm eulogium on his deep