The autobiographies of these early Methodist preachers are among the classics of the Evangelical Revival.
- The writings of the early Friends are very numerous: the most noteworthy are the Journals of George Fox and of Thomas Ellwood, both autobiographies, the Apology and other works of Robert Barclay, and the works of Penn and Penington.
There were also special works on antiquities and contemporary memoirs, and autobiographies such as those of M.
Judged as literature, the first place belongs to his Autobiography, which unquestionably ranks among the few great autobiographies ever written.
In many cases the most valuable material on various periods is indicated under the biographies (or autobiographies in some cases) of the public men named in the above article, to which add Timothy Pickering, George Cabot, Joseph Warren, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin F.
Many excellent persons, whose moral character from boyhood to old age has been free from any stain discernible to their fellow-creatures, have, in their autobiographies and diaries, applied to themselves, and doubtless with sincerity, epithets as severe as could be applied to Titus Oates or Mrs Brownrigg.
Autobiographies tend to have a stiffer approach than memoirs.
Many read more like textbooks than novels, though some autobiographies are just as full of charming anecdotes and beautiful language as memoirs.
Autobiographies also tend to have a less focused "theme" in the storytelling, and usually cover an extensive amount of time that starts with the author's birth.
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