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Selected Poetry of Charles Wesley (1707-1788)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace,
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
        (For Christmas Day, 17-20)
  1. For Christmas Day
  2. For Christmas Day: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (co-authored with George Whitfield, Martin Madan)
  3. Morning Hymn

Biographical information

Given name: Charles
Family name: Wesley
Birth date: 18 December 1707
Death date: 29 March 1788
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Samuel Wesley
          wife: Sarah Wesley (from 8 April 1749)
          son: Charles Wesley
          son: Samuel Wesley
          daughter: Sarah Wesley
Languages
          English
          Latin
          Greek
Education
          Westminster school: 1716
          Christ Church, Oxford (B.A.): 1726 to 1730
          Christ Church, Oxford (M.A.) to 12 March 1733
Literary period: Augustan
Occupation: Divine
Residences
          Bristol
          Epworth Rectory, Lincolnshire: 18 December 1707
          Frederica, St. Simon's Island: 9 March 1736
          Bath: 1761
          1 Chesterfield Street, Marylebone, London: 1771
Buried at: St. Marylebone churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000