Beddome and Ryland

As a mentor Beddome "led him forward to the work of the ministry with the fostering hand of a wife and kind parent” (John Rippon, The Gentle Dismission of Saints from Earth to Heaven [London: Dilly, 1792], 37-38). As to their friendship, Beddome called Ryland his “dearest friend,” and the two kept in contact well after Ryland left Bourton-on-the-Water (Newman, Rylandiana, 137-39).

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