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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There was a natural heartiness and sincerity, a rugged simplicity and honesty, that could not fail to attract those who were brought AGE 17 RUGBY 31 into close relations with him.

Hence this book letteers perhaps justify itself, if it enables the voice of a man who was interested in such a variety of subjects, and who spoke always with such singular sincerity, to reach beyond the limited circle of those who were privileged to know him in life.

Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort

A word is perhaps necessary to explain his religious development at this period. I am very cruel only to send you this scrap but I have no time, love to the girls, Miss G. We have had two afternoons of the Sixth Match, Monday and yesterday, but we have maintained the fight so gloriously that neither side have gained any ad vantage, and another ineffectual day will make it a drawn game, whereas last year we were beaten in two days.

It is very convenient for me at present, the entrance being from the Hoop Yard, not grand or imposing certainly. It takes place after a year and a half. It is delightful to read him after Hampden s wordy Protestantism or his opponents wordy bigotry of all sorts. It is easy to understand how straight, under such guidance, the path of duty became to her children ; the daily tasks must be learnt and said, and nothing might stand in the way. She grasped firmly whatever she took in hand and mastered any book which she read.


Almost equally characteristic was her hatred of all half performance.

I must not grumble at the continual sloppiness of the streets, for it is certainly a fact that there can be no bath without water. There were great shouts to form a line, and Ajthony of course joined in.

Perhaps you will like it the better for this. It will not be time for two or three weeks to plant either them or those which you have got already, of which you must tell me the number. I leave it to you to translate it. I must now give you some account of the way of doing marks in our form. The Princess lifw absurd, but I like its absurdity.

He, loving his Saviour as sincerely as he was warm in his affection to us, had already, if I mistake not, devoted himself in promise to His service.

He doesn t look very morantic in his dressing-gown, but, as well as I can judge, it is a fine statue ; the likeness is particularly good, tho rather favourable than otherwise. I have nearly finished the As in praesenti.

I am glad to see, however, that he is eager for a convocation of hortt to include laymen. We are endeavouring to establish in this House Shak- sperian Readings ; they answer very well at some of the other Houses and are very popular.

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I should have plenty to tell you, if I knew where to begin, therefore I wish you would ask me some questions. To-day there was a lettres uproar about three from two-thirds of the body of the house assuming at once their gowns and caps ; this was greeted with the most tremendous howlings and stampings, but it was no use, and half the Gallery finally assumed their caps.

In the Christmas vacation of 1 he took a small pupil at Cheltenham, his only ex perience of this kind of work. As to setting about Composition, I have some thoughts of writing for the College Prize Poem in Alcaics on the occupation of Anthonyy, which will be something of interest.


Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort

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. No counting out had taken place, and the question is whether under the circumstances forty voters were necessary; the laws do not say, but I must in honesty think that common sense and justice require it. He had undoubtedly learnt how to learn. The only other profession that would in the least degree suit me is the Law, and my distaste for it has been growing stronger every year, even when there was no corresponding increase of tendency towards the Church.

I was delighted the other day by our little Evangelical lfie telling me with a jkhn that had sent him a petition in favour of Hampden to sign, with his name attached in pencil along with some others.

Our Town and Gown Rows have long ceased. The two brothers saw little more of each other.

And this state of things is not merely palliated but praised as good in itself. Madmoiselle Gobet sends her compliments to you and told me not to for get to remember you not to forget her.

It was not, like the morning, a succession of shouts, but without break one loud, shrill, piercing screamo- howlo-whistlo-yell, and occasionally the notes of a bugle.