"Two young women from Staffordshire visited him when I was present, to consult him on the subject of Methodism, to which they were inclined. 'Come, (said he,) you pretty fools, dine with Maxwell and me at the Mitre, and we will talk over that subject'; which they did, and after dinner he took one of them upon his knee, and fondled her for half an hour together."

James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Year 1770

This I could understand if the young women were Catholic. But Methodists?

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