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Eminent Victorians

Giles Lytton Strachey

Eminent Victorians

Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon

by Giles Lytton Strachey

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Published by Harcourt Brace & World, inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Manning, Henry Edward, -- 1808-1892,
  • Nightingale, Florence, -- 1820-1910,
  • Arnold, Thomas, -- 1795-1842,
  • Gordon, Charles George, -- 1833-1885

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies

    Statement[by] Lytton Strachey
    The Physical Object
    Pagination351 p.
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16368375M

    The delay has been noted by Manning's biographer as the first stumbling-block in the spiritual life of the future Cardinal; but he surmounted it with success. He spent several months there, and his Diary during the whole of that period is concerned entirely with detailed descriptions of churches, ceremonies, and relics, and with minute accounts of conversations with priests and nuns. Neot, St. Looked with greediness to see if there was a goose on the table for dinner; and though what I ate was of the plainest sort, and I took no variety, yet even this was partly the effect of accident, and I certainly rather exceeded in quantity, as I was fuzzy and sleepy after dinner. The page was turned and there was the delicious duet between Papageno and Papagena.

    The Tract produced an immense sensation, for it seemed to be a deadly and treacherous blow aimed at the very heart of the Church of England. Ninian, and Cunibert the Hermit. Undue solicitude about popular estimation is a weakness against which all real Christians must guard with the utmost jealous watchfulness. Or, on the other hand, was it he who had been supple and yielding? But directly someone found it important to give them a new and untraditional interpretation, it appeared that they were a mass of ambiguity, and might be twisted into meaning very nearly anything that anybody liked. Manning does not come across as a very nice man in the book, rather, as a manipulative and underhand church politician.

    The Church of England bore everywhere upon it the signs of human imperfection; it was the outcome of revolution and of compromise, of the exigencies of politicians and the caprices of princes, of the prejudices of theologians and the necessities of the State. My dear father, how can you be so foolish? Gundleus, St. Looking back over a single week, he was obliged to register 'petulance twice' and 'complacent visions'. Accordingly, Manning shook off his early Evangelical convictions, started an active correspondence with Newman, and was soon working for the new cause.


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Eminent Victorians book

Barnabas that 'Abraham, who first gave men circumcision, did thereby perform a spiritual and typical action, looking forward to the Son'.

Keble wrote a long and elaborate tract 'On the Mysticism attributed to the Early Fathers of the Church', in which he expressed his opinions upon a large number of curious matters. The Reformers must be exposed; the yoke of the secular power must be thrown off; dogma must be reinstated in its old pre-eminence; and Christians must be reminded of what they had apparently forgotten--the presence of the supernatural in daily life.

Yet there is this remarkable fact that liquefactions of blood are common at Naples- -and, unless it is irreverent to the Great Author of Miracles to be obstinate in the inquiry, the question certainly rises whether there is something in the air.

Her sarcasm searched the ranks of the officials with the deadly and unsparing precision of a machine-gun. An Act passed in had constituted the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council the supreme court of appeal for such cases; and this Committee was a body composed entirely of laymen.

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He will row out over that great ocean of material, and lower down into it, here and there, a little bucket, which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen, from those far depths, to be examined with a careful curiosity.

It is a red-brown of the most approved tint, and makes me look like a French decadent poet—or something equally distinguished. Pusey wrote learnedly on Baptismal Regeneration; he also wrote on Fasting. If Newman had died at the age of sixty, today he would have been already forgotten, save by a few ecclesiastical historians; but he lived to write his Apologia, and to reach immortality, neither as a thinker nor as a theologian, but as an artist who has embalmed the poignant history of an intensely human spirit in the magical spices of words.

John iii 5; Rom. Neot; but not more than is known to the angels in heaven. Let us borrow for a moment the wings of Historic Imagination, and, hovering lightly over the Oxford of the thirties, take a rapid bird's-eye view. The Tract produced an immense sensation, for it seemed to be a deadly and treacherous blow aimed at the very heart of the Church of England.

Augustine; but his brother, James Anthony, together with Arthur Clough, the poet, went through an experience which was more distressing in those days than it has since become; they lost their faith.

But no. It was absolutely necessary, he wrote, to 'rescue and defend the conscience of the Church from the present hideous system'.

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But what else could he do? Undue solicitude about popular estimation is a weakness against which all real Christians must guard with the utmost jealous watchfulness. Then we find him in the role of a spiritual director of souls.

At the end of the examination he came Eminent Victorians book the conclusion that Mr.Eminent Victorians Giles Lytton STRACHEY ( - ) On Modern Library's list of Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked.

Check out this great listen on atlasbowling.com Lytton Strachey (), a founder of the Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of intellectuals in England, was an essayist, drama critic, and author.

Eminent Victorians () undermined the old myths of high Victorianism and ushered in a new irre. Jan 02,  · About Eminent Victorians. Lytton Strachey's classic work Eminent Victorians was an assault on the Victorian Age and its values. For this new edition the text it printed in its entirety, and there are also new critical afterwords by four experts, reassessing Strachey's judgements on his subjects and presenting each one in a fresh light.

Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey (one of the older members of the Bloomsbury Group), first published in and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era.

Its fame rests on the irreverence and. Jan 01,  · Eminent Victorians has been on my `to read' list for about 20 yrs, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. Perhaps Lytton Strachey was the first to create "the new biography," not wrapping his subjects in flowery adjectives as was the style of his times, but instead skewering them with sarcastic and scathingly funny written atlasbowling.com by: Nov 01,  · Eminent Victorians Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

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