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Bulmer, Agnes

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a Christian poetess, the daughter of Mr. Edward .Collinson, was born in London, Aug. 31, 1775. In 1789 Wesley admitted her into the Methodist Society, and she became a member of Hester Ann Rogers's class; in 1793 she was married to Joseph Bulmer of London; she became the intimate friend of Drs. Adam Clarke and Jabez Bunting; and on Aug. 30, 1836, she died, in the Isle of Wight, and was buried in the catacombs underneath City-road Chapel, London. In 1825, while travelling in a coach, she wrote the fine hymn, "Thou who hast in Zion laid," first sung at the laying of the foundation-stone of the Methodist chapel in Oxford-road and Ancoats- lane, Manchester, and published in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn- book (1830). She was an extensive contributor to the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine and Youth's Instructor. Her more ambitious publications are, The Messiah's Kingdom; a Poem (Lond. 1800), highly praised by James Montgomery and others: - Memoirs of A Mrs. Mortimer: -Scripture Histories (3 vols. 18mo) :-Select Letters and Poems, with Memoir by W. M. Bunting (12mo, posthumous). See Memoir, by Anne R. Collinson; Stevenson, City Road Chapel, p. 498, and Wesleyan Hymn-book and its Associations, p. 373; Memoir, by Mrs. Rowley (Dr. Clarke's daughter), in 'Wesl. Meth. Magazine, October, 1840, p. 801.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bulmer, Agnes'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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