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Full text of “Life and letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D., D.C.L., sometime Bishop of Durham”

May every feeling of mere human ambition be removed from me. Sinfulness of Outward Conformity to Romish Rites: Much of this diary is so intimate, that it cannot be fully pub lished, but it so faithfully reveals the undergraduate Westcott that a few selections are necessary to give a true idea of the man.

And even our conceptions of the oneness of that life have been heightened and enhanced by what my brother has found and brought to light.

I can write no more. In afternoon go on the river. Hallam s Constitutional History cold, unfeeling, impartial, truthful, rather inclined to exhibit human nature without its passionate qualities ; to strip men s actions of their enthusiasm, and view xnd as the mere mechanical actions of political beings.

Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D, D. C. L

George on divers matters ; nor was he a whit dismayed at the prospect of a siege, when the best part of his garrison consisted of ” about thirteen Europeans, all foreigners and deserters, amongst whom there is not one capable of levelling a gun or throwing a shell. Whether the society oife to discuss the character of Philopoemen or lerters is not apparent. The most glorious performance of the kind I ever heard. Above the initials B.

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But you ask me, my dearest Mary, what I think your chief fault. How I wish I were with you all at Birmingham, my dearest Mary, just to enjoy your all receiving such an unexpected piece of news ; but it is vain, and I can even now hardly think that the melancholy Brooke and very often the ill-tempered and obstinate too is ” University Scholar ” in his second year. In January my father was examined for the Mathematical Tripos, and obtained the twenty-fourth place among the Wranglers.

He claimed us from the first as his fellow-workers. Return to Book Page. The following are a few of the letters extant, written by my father in his boyhood.

Life and letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D., D.C.L., sometime Bishop of Durham

In evening we have a full meeting and a discussion on the provinces, and relative positions of Faith and Reason. In the summer months bathing in one or other of the few pools in the river Rea, and boating on the reservoir at Kirby s near Selby Oak, had their attractions for him now and then. Do you trust in God s Holy Spirit to direct your search? Bickersteth, the late Bishop of Exeter, were also his contemporaries and associates. Then the magis trates issued another, and now the Chartists have come to the hill near here and are much letters in furiated than before, because their leaders have been taken.

Elected Scholar of Trinity.

In even ing meet in V. Barry, 5 Howson, and the Hon.

Rape, your papa and uncle, went over Berkeley Castle, with which I was very much pleased, and thence to Sharpness or some such name Point, where we had our dinner.


If my time could be more serviceably em ployed, may I withdraw my own wishes and projects cheerfully. On arriving in England, Foss Westcott assumed, no doubt for sufficient reasons, a coat of arms appertaining to the Devonshire ” Westcotts ” or ” Westcotes.

German Interim With Refutation: To be bracketed with one with whom I have been most intimate for my whole College course with whom I have read, and with whom I have talked on the highest things, who was my fellow University Scholar and my fellow -teacher is all I could wish.

He told me that all excesses and mischievous delusions among men came from one sided views of truth, and too great importance given to one aspect of it, or else from people s assertion of party needs ; that the way to combat error was to seek the element of good in it, and show that its real explanation and satisfaction were included in the Bible ; that the surest plan to stop strife and dis affection was to proclaim the common responsibilities 20 LIFE OF BISHOP WESTCOTT CHAP.

Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D., D.C.L.: Sometime Bishop of Durham; Volume 2

After dinner I turned the conversation from work at Man chester to work at Birmingham. This Captain Westcott had an only sister, who married a French count. I know he has hitherto lived for me, and if I can make him some return. But I am afraid I am rather rejoicing in an unseemly manner, and o will say good-bye to such words.

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