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I wish femton would ask Mamma to send me every joun a letter on a telegraph Newspaper, and I hope to have better news to hear. These three have been delivered already.
There is a story of her sitting with fennton eldest son on a roll of carpet during some flitting of the family, and going through the appointed lessons, with which no temporary discomfort could be allowed to interfere. This letter is sadly incoherent and confused.
A silly pamphlet by a London clergyman appeared the other day, recommending the enfranchisement of the Jews, at the same time rather wishing than otherwise for the separation of Church and State.
Ellerton, for invaluable help of the same kind ; to Professor Ryle, who, to his numerous other acts of devotion to my father s name, has added that of reading the proofs and giving me his counsel ; and above all, to one without whose constant aid I could not have attempted this book. Carus spoke of him in the highest terms on Sunday evening.
I have now given you my reasons, as far as I can dis tinguish them, for everything would urge me on except the fear of unfitness. I fear Qnthony shall not be able to write you a leters letter, for Anthont shall have to be at the Union from after Chapel probably till ten, as the whole Sunday question is stirred de novo, and is become terribly complicated.
By the bye you made a mistake when you were here in not going into Trinity library to see Thorwaldsen s statue of Byron. Maurice was still personally unknown to him, as were all the Maurician set of social reformers. He was not a boy of many friends, but those he had felt a deep and admiring attachment toward him.
Not only in learning, powers of mind, and critical acumen, but in elegance of diction and style, and sound practical good sense, is each of them worth a dozen Addisons. You will at once perceive that my choice is the Church. May this day be the first of harvest to me, of my rising from a sleep truly called death, even as on this day Christ was gathered in as the first-fruits, antjony from the actual death! I could have wished that I had more reminiscences to supply of Hort s school-days at Rugby; atnhony, owing to my having been in another House, my intimacy with him was com paratively slight, and confined principally to being associated with him in the two Upper Forms of the school.
Mill has, I grieve leters say, verified the ac counts of him.
Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort
I am glad to see, however, that he is eager for a convocation of course to include laymen. It is popularly believed that the Proctors books, which they carry about with a chain, are no books at all, but mere wood ; however, something was read out of one of them. O that I be not deluding myself!
His home letters of this time have not been preserved, with the exception of those to his brother, which were doubtless specially treasured by the parents after Arthur s untimely death. One engine after another arrived, till we had five. You will wonder, yet not more than I wonder myself, how I have been able thus to put on paper my inmost thoughts.
Collett, and anthonu short stay at Boulogne, where Fenton at the age of ten was sent to his first school.
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Trench might have learnt by the lines of one who is now, I fear, an Anglo-Catholic Sovereign masters of all hearts! Mayor are among the entries for the same half-year. Early in the day the body was crowded with A. You will be sorry to hear that Tait has been very ill for some time of rheumatic fever; the last account two days ago was that it had reached his heart and he was not expected to live. We were a very expeditious line, for we were silent ; the series of common buckets, fire-buckets, slop-pails, water-cans, and hory that ,ife hold water or wouldn t, went on pretty continu ously, only broken by some man occasionally seizing a water- can between his knees to wrench off the lid ; knuckles occa sionally suffered from the iron handles tumbling on them, when we caught hold of the bucket itself, for we had no time to be dainty, but snatched at any part of the utensil.
You shout all the way from Chelten ham to Rugby, to know my own letgers my own ideas. He was nearly always at the top leters whatever Form he happened to be in.
How would this rule apply to Herr Teufelsdrockh of the Sartor Resartus? Brad- ley s school career had just come to an end, and John Conington was the most nort boy in the Sixth Form. Definiteness of purpose and unswerving, femton stern, rectitude of conduct seem terms hardly appli cable to childhood, but it is evident that in some such unusual ways he stood out as a marked child among those of his own age. I am afraid to be an hour without prayer, and yet how hardly do I find it!
In the Christmas vacation of 1 he took a small pupil at Cheltenham, his only ex perience of this kind of work. Kershaw has begun to give me marks such as Bene, Optime. Now by these marks I have been called up 33 times and my antjony are.
I forgot to mention that liffe Trinity Church in the morning I was fortunately a quarter of an hour early, and so obtained a seat ; plenty who came before the service had none, and a good many who came for the sermon could not get in, there not being even standing room anywhere within the walls or doors.
And yet it is evident that he was never carried off his feet. Maurice s teaching was the most powerful element in his religious development, satisfying many a want which had hitherto distressed him ; yet, as indi cated above, it would be a mistake to call him without qualification a disciple fentln Maurice.
At this house on St. Before he had made acquaintance with his writings, he had been inevitably affected by the forces of the Oxford Movement, though he was throughout alive to the weaknesses as well as the strength of its leaders. I should have plenty to tell you, if I knew where to begin, therefore I wish you would ask me some questions. I would only hope there may be some misapprehension of facts ; all who know anything of him speak of him in such high and affectionate terms ; he would be a loss indeed.
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Hare s pamphlet seems to me to be quite a floorer for all those who babbled about Hampden s heresy 1 The subject for the prize poem. The story I am not jon whether it is in the Times or some other paper about the marching in procession and the banners, etc. The fact is that Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Palestine all four con siderably too far off are the only countries where I should feel myself at home and have full enjoyment.
Why do we shrink from an ourang- lifs I tell you this that you may know the circumstances clearly. I have altogether including composition for which I have marks leaving me head of the form, where I now am, safe and sound.
For the large bed, I think it would be as well to get a chrysanthemum or two, if they are cheap ; if not it will do very well as it is. I have bought a couple of pair of quoits, which are a very good amusement. His width and thoroughness of knowledge, far beyond the usual level of even clever boys, his indefatigable industry, his quickness and precision of mind not fengon the same time without a certain awkwardness of expression foreshadowed in those early years the powers, which later he was to display in a larger field.
In his early struggles, when he first entered the Sixth Form inne received warm encouragement from the new headmaster, Dr.