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Samuel Wesley the Younger (1690/1–1739)

Wesley, Samuel, Jr. An English educator and sacred poet, son of Samuel; born in London, Feb. 10, 1690–91; died at Tiverton, Nov. 6, 1739. He was headmaster of Blundell’s free grammar-school at Tiverton, 1732–39. He remained with the old High Church party, and did not embrace Methodism with his brothers. Editions of his poems have been published in 1736, 1743, and 1862 (with a Life, by William Nichols). He is best known by his hymns in the Methodist hymn-book, and a poem beginning “The morning flowers display their sweets,” written on the death of a young lady.