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DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT THE REV. JOHN WESLEY'S FUNERAL,
In labours more abundante
THE Rev. Charles Wesley's Life having been published in London, separate from Doctor Whiteầead's larger Work, the Publisher of the present Edition, desirous also of accommodating those who may not find it convenient to purchase the Lives of the Rev. Messrs. Wesleys', in two octavo volumes, or who are already possessed of Dr. Coke and Mr. Moore's Life of Mr. Wesley, offers this interesting volume for their perusal, hoping it may meet general acceptation.
Of his Birth, and Education until his Ordination in 1735.
M R. Charles Wesley was born December 18th, 1703, old style, several weeks before his time, at Epworth in Lincolnshire; being about five years younger than his brother John Wesley, and about sixteen younger than Samuel.:
He appeared dead rather than alive, when he was born. He did not cry, nor open his eyes, and was kept wrapt up in soft wool until the time when he should have been born according to the usual course of nature, and then he opened his eyes and cried.
He received the first rudiments of learning at home, under the pious care of his mother, as all the other children did. In 1716 he was sent to Westminster school, and placed under the care of his eldest brother Samuel Wesley, 'an High Church nian, who educated him in his own principles. He was 'exceedingly