ABSTRACT

I gave some account in" Our Coal Fields" (p. 215, &c.) of the religious views and habits of the northern pitman, when they are in any sense religious; and I attributed to the W es]eyan Methodists most of the moral improvement existing amongst the coal miners. Much the same may be said of the Cornish miners, who are nearly all (where at all religious) Methodists, of some sect or branch of Methodism. The majority are Wesleyans; but the section of" Reformers" is gaining ground.