"As to the Outward Manner You speak of, wherein most of them were affected who were cut to the Heart by the Sword of Spirit, no wonder that this was at first surprising to You, since they are indeed so very rare, that have been thus prick'd and wounded."
— Wesley, John (1703-1791)
Text from An Extract of the Rev. John Wesley's Journal: From August 12, 1738, to Nov. 1, 1739. 2nd edition. (Bristol: Printed by Felix Farley, 1748).
Metaphors found also in ECCO: An Extract of the Rev. Mr. John Wesley's Journal, from Aug. 12, 1738, to Nov. 1, 1739. III. (London: Printed and sold at the New-Chapel, City-Road; and at the Rev. Mr. Wesley's preaching-houses in town and country, 1788), 29, 78.