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Selected Poetry of John Wesley (1703-1791)


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

  1. Hymn: Thou Hidden Love of God

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Wesley
Birth date: 17 June 1703
Death date: 2 March 1791
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Samuel Wesley
          wife: Mary Wesley (from February 1751)
          brother: Charles Wesley (poet)
Languages
          English
          French
          German
          Latin
          Greek
          Hebrew
          Spanish
Education
          Charterhouse school, London: 28 January 1714
          Christ Church, Oxford (B.A.): 18 July 1720 to 1724
          Christ Church, Oxford (M.A.) to 9 February 1727
Religion: Methodist
Literary period: Augustan
Occupation: Divine
Residences
          Bristol
          Epsworth Rectory, Lincolnshire: 17 June 1703
          Wroot: 1727
          Savannah, Georgia: 6 February 1736
Illnesses
          Gout
          Diabetes: 1789
Buried at: Vault in chapel-house in City Road, London
First RPO edition: 1996-2000