Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Volume 2 · Fenton John Anthony Hort,Sir Arthur Hort No preview available – Life and Letters. Fenton John Anthony Hort. D.D., D.C.L., LLD. SOMETIME HULSEAN PROFESSOR AND LADY MARGARET’S READER. IN DIVINITY IN THE. Life and Letters contains a collection of F. J. A. Hort’s letters arranged chronologically with biographical notes by his son, Arthur Fenton Hort. Volume one covers.

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Subsequent letters reveal not only the width of his interests as liffe undergraduate, but also how well prepared was his mind by nature and Rugby training to gather all the intellectual advantages of the University.

Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort

One engine after another arrived, till we had five. How he must have astonished their weak minds!

But now such is the spirit of the age, it is driven to take a new shape, the shape of Christianity and religion itself. In January he moved into rooms lstters the New Court, on his tutor the Rev. In the Twenty Bonamy Price would usually refer to Hort for what no one else could answer. We danced in the New Year on Friday night.

ilfe Macmillan has already sold nearly a hundred copies of The Princess, though so few men are up! I have been greatly delighted to hear that you approve of Maurice s chapter on Baptism ; I think you will now thoroughly enjoy his second volume, especially its noble ending.

It is not a question of earnestness, or no earnestness about them, but simply it seems to me better to work out and well understand the principles and bearings of the fundamental sciences, than merely get up a string of cram propositions in the high subjects, without knowing the why and the wherefore of any thing.

All the rest had put Yes opposite ; he put NO in large letters. You said you hoped I like Greek I like it very much.


Mag mistook a little about the Zoologicals there were 3 sea eagles instead of 2 no grand show of birds among the stuffed I noticed the following Sacred Ibis, Gulls, Stork, White owl, Spoonbill and a couple of stuffed monkeys not in a case As to living there were few birds there were however some cockeys canarys bul and Chaf-inches parrots and piping crow from New Holland as also a few doves Golden pheasants, common pheasants and foreign and common partridges.

My dearest Father I ought to have written last night, but the time slipped away as I was sitting at the Union till it was too late for the Post. I fall into sin, more especially into coldness, indifference, and forgetfulness of Him through the day, yet in the midst of this repeatedly it seems as if He clutched hard at me, and I would not come ; and I cannot believe but that He is thus drawing me perseveringly towards His service.

Carus, for whom he always retained a great regard. I have read the preface, which is excellent, though the drift is rather odd, viz. I was delighted the other day by our little Evangelical curate telling me with a grin that had sent him a petition in favour of Hampden to sign, with his name attached in pencil along with some others.

I do not think I have anything more to say, except to lufe you not to forget to write as often as you can, centon that you have plenty of spare time. Catty begged to sleep in a little room that was not in the house aand near the Garden stove, after a few nights Catty came to Lady Aylmer and begged to be taken back to sleep in the house she said she heard the Fairies go by crying Quis Quis Quis Quis Miss Sharland Mag Kit Nurse and Lucy all send their love to you Goodbye dear Fenton and Believe me your ever affectionate Brother, A.

Why do we shrink from an ourang- outang? Arthur was also thought to be recovering, and the two boys had a few last happy days together, till Fenton s quarantine was over and he could go back to school.


You will see from this that I have joined the Union, which however, if I may judge by the impression anything you have said about it left on my mind, is very much altered since its Founder s time. The New Court is anthong, but my rooms abut on Nevill s Court. There was some interesting conversation about the new Planet ; but I could not make it out, nor can I remember it clearly. What think you of the Jew debate? Three weeks after his return to Rugby he was recalled for his brother s funeral; on 25th May he left home again for school, desolated with a grief which, young as he was, had antgony a permanent mark on him.

Oof, to answer your questions. Dearest Fenton I have lots to tell you. Speaking of Gladstone reminds me of one of the Morning Herald lettesr crotchets.

You do not often see or hear anything of them now. Yet she was no Spartan mother ; strength of will and inflexibility of purpose did not make her, any more than they made her son, incapable of ten derness.

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The Gallery noises have been tremendous; first of all the cries of ” Cap, cap! The profound sensation at the arrival of the Ministers is a monstrous fiction ; nobody but the dons knew anything about it till hours afterwards.

The validity of the meeting last term which closed the Union till three on Sundays is I fear justly impugned ; the law is, ” No meeting of the Society shall be competent to make new laws, or to alter or suspend existing laws, unless the meeting shall consist of Forty Members.

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