Over the next several weeks we will be reviewing the content of our soon to be released book - The British Particular Baptists, Volume 5, edited by Michael A. G. Haykin and Terry Wolever. There are 16 subjects in all. We begin with John Ash (1724-1779).
If today John Ash has been largely forgotten by the denomination he served so well, it should at least be remembered that in his own generation, especially in literary circles, his was a respected name, and he was familiar both with London, where his publishers were, and with Bristol, where many Baptist friends welcomed him. Several of his works, notably the Dictionary, the Grammatical Institutes or English Grammar and the Collection of Hymns were still being reprinted years after his death. --G. H. Taylor