Jackson, Thomas. The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A...A Review of his Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism; with Notices of contemporary Events and Characters
Jackson, Thomas. The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A...A Review of his Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism; with Notices of contemporary Events and Characters
Jackson, Thomas. The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A...A Review of his Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism; with Notices of contemporary Events and Characters

Jackson, Thomas. The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A...A Review of his Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism; with Notices of contemporary Events and Characters

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Jackson, Thomas. The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A., some time student of Christ-Church, Oxford: comprising A Review of his Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism; with Notices of contemporary Events and Characters. New York: G. Lane & P. P. Sandford, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1842.

Full calf, red leather spine title label, binding is scuffed yet sturdy, gilt to board edges, marbled end papers, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, several former owner's signatures on the end papers, engraved portrait of Wesley with facsimile signature, 797 unmarked pp. with foxing, tight. Lacks the tissue guard over the frontispiece. Good.  [3914] 

No. 7513 in Roberts, Whitefield in Print.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788), brother of John Wesley: b. Epworth, England; d. London, England. "Charles Wesley, poet of the Evangelical Revival, winged his message of awakening and conversion into the hearts of countless multitudes...He was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford. Despite the fact that he was not yet a Christian, Charles Wesley was the founder of the Oxford Holy Club and its first member to reach out to the young Whitefield; thereafter George had a very warm place in his heart for the man. Charles and John Wesley journeyed together to Georgia in 1735 and both felt something there of the need of a true conversion. In 1738 he came under the influence of Peter Boehler, and on May 21 the giver of a new heart became his. Charles itinerated extensively until his marriage in 1749 and then did less and less until a very large portion of his time was spent at home in Bristol. In 1771 he moved to London...In his life time Charles penned between six and seven thousand hymns (more than 4,000 of which were published) before taking leave of this life at the ripe age of eighty. Although the younger brother of John, and the less chronicled of the pair, his place at the forefront of the revival is not to be disputed. A poet - a preacher - a man of God!" - Roberts, Whitefield in Print.