Arthur, William. Lecture on Gold and the Gospel: The Duty of Giving Away a Stated Proportion of our Income. Toronto: Wesleyan Book Room, ca. 1890. 
7 1/4 x 5 inches, an offprint from an unidentified publication, the page numbers run (97)-128. Printed at the Methodist Conference Office, King Street East, Toronto. Good. Pamphlet.
William Arthur (1819-1901), b. Co. Antrim, Ireland; d. Cannes, France. Arthur was a Wesleyan Methodist, and as a young man was sent to southern India as a missionary. After a few years his eyesight was failing, and he returned to Europe, where he advocated for the Wesleyan missionary work in India, for some seventeen years being the secretary of the Methodist Missionary Society. He served as Principal of the Methodist College, Belfast (1867-1871) and was President of the Wesleyan Conference (1866-1867). It may be said that his greatest influence was due to his writings, which include The Tongue of Fire, or True Power of Christianity.
"His lecture on Systematic Benevolence gave the first impetus to that movement; and his own practice was referred to as a living example of it." - The Irish Nation: Its History and Biography, Vol. 4 p. 557, (1876).