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 (wĕs′lē, wĕz′-), John 1703-1791.
English clergyman who was the leader of the early Methodist movement. His brother Charles (1707-1788) wrote thousands of hymns, including "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."


1. (Biography) John. 1703–91, English preacher who founded Methodism
2. (Biography) Mary, pseudonym of Mary Aline Siepmann. 1912–2003, British writer: her novels include The Camomile Lawn (1984) and An Imaginative Experience (1994)


(ˈwɛs li, ˈwɛz-)

1. Charles, 1707–88, English evangelist and hymnist.
2. his brother John, 1703–91, English theologian and evangelist: founder of Methodism.
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Wesley, who spent his life in doing what our blessed Lord did--preaching the Gospel to the poor--and he entered into his rest eight years ago.
Wesley did; and what he came down for was to tell good news about God to the poor.
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
Here the followers of John Wesley have set up a temple, built before the period of Methodist conversion to the principles of architectural religion.
In the sphere of religion, especially, the second decade of the eighteenth century saw the awakening of the English church from lethargy by the great revival of John and Charles Wesley, whence, quite contrary to their original intention, sprang the Methodist denomination.
One aged person remembered how a rude multitude had been swayed when John Wesley preached in the cattle-market; but for a long while it had not been expected of preachers that they should shake the souls of men.
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The orphanage from where Wesley Mathews and his wife adopted Sherin Mathews claimed Wednesday that the toddler did not have any developmental disabilities.
Then, the unthinkable happens: Wesley James, whom she has not seen in five years, not only moves back to town, but gets a job at the same restaurant.
John Wesley in 1761 visited his newly established Dales circuit in Allendale, Weardale and Teesdale before travelling south to Yarm and Osmotherley.
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