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Charles Wesley   /tʃɑrlz wˈɛsli/   Listen
Charles Wesley

English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788).  Synonym: Wesley.

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"Charles Wesley" Quotes from Famous Books

... the murder of that gentleman in Pall Mall. In this aisle also is the monument of the well-known Dr. Watts. It was erected here a century after his death; and still more recently two other great Dissenters were commemorated close by—John and Charles Wesley—the former the founder of the religious society that bears his name, and the latter justly called "the ...
— Little Folks (December 1884) - A Magazine for the Young • Various

... Christ. Knowing Him we have eternal life. We have all the soul needs in Jesus. There is no substitute for Him. None can share His throne in our hearts. The Kingdom is His who is the Christ—the anointed King. Our joy is in Him, where all fullness dwells. We can say with Charles Wesley, "Thou, O Christ, art all I want," and our daily life should be one of close, constant ...
— The Evolution Of Man Scientifically Disproved • William A. Williams

... earthly immortality that I envy so much as the poet's. If your name is to live at all, it is so much more to have it live in people's hearts than only in their brains! I don't know that one's eyes fill with tears when he thinks of the famous inventor of logarithms, but song of Burns's or a hymn of Charles Wesley's goes straight to your heart, and you can't help loving both of them, the sinner as well as the saint. The works of other men live, but their personality dies out of their labors; the poet, who reproduces himself in his creation, as no other artist does or can, goes down to posterity with all ...
— The Poet at the Breakfast Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... to be the composition of the Rev. Charles Wesley, the younger brother of the celebrated John Wesley: he was born in 1708, and died in 1788. He was the author of many of the hymns in his brother's collection, which are distinguished for their elegance and simplicity. I am not able to find out, for certain, whether he had another name; ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 16, February 16, 1850 • Various

... founder. The visitor may see the name of the poet, Dryden, on one of the desks; he was a pupil there, as were also Sir Christopher Wren, the architect; Ben Jonson; Southey, the poet; and John and Charles Wesley. ...
— John and Betty's History Visit • Margaret Williamson

... Sunday, July 23—Charles Wesley played the organ; and after the service was over he performed six or seven pieces by the king's order. They were all of Handel, and so well suited to the organ, and so well ...
— The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Volume 1 • Madame D'Arblay

... debtors, who suffered in English jails, but also for persecuted Protestants of the Continent. It was not the least of his services that on his second visit to the future "Empire State of the South" he took with him John and Charles Wesley, whose influence has been so ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13 • Various

... we shall take our share of the mansions and palaces and temples. Henceforth let us boast no more of an earthly ancestry. The insignia of eternal glory is our coat of arms. This ring of adoption puts upon us all honor and all privilege. Now we can take the words of Charles Wesley, that prince of ...
— New Tabernacle Sermons • Thomas De Witt Talmage

Words linked to "Charles Wesley" :   man of the cloth, reverend, clergyman

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