The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, D.D.: Late Head Master of Rugby School, and Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford

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Page 108 - When I have confidence in the Sixth," was the end of one of his farewell addresses, " there is no post in England which I would exchange for this ; but if they do not support me, I must go.
Page 101 - It is not necessary that this should be a school of three hundred, or one hundred, or of fifty boys ; but it is necessary that it should be a school of Christian gentlemen.
Page 111 - will never be what it might be, and what it ought to be." The remonstrances which he encountered both on public and private grounds were vehement and numerous. But on these terms alone had he taken his office...
Page 92 - Christian and a gentleman, that a man should enter upon his business not *V vapipyov but as a substantive and most important duty ; that he should devote himself to it as the especial branch of the ministerial calling which he has chosen to follow that belonging to a great public institution, and standing in a public and conspicuous situation, he should study things "lovely and of good report...
Page 103 - At an age when it is almost impossible to find a true manly sense of the degradation of guilt or faults, where is the wisdom of encouraging a fantastic sense of the degradation of personal correction...
Page 122 - Latin fixed themselves in the boys' memories, when learned in English, were forgotten. The changes in his views resulted on the whole from his increasing conviction, that " it was not knowledge, but the means of gaining knowledge which he had to teach...
Page 180 - And those who read his letters will be startled at times by the interest with which he watches the changes of administration, where to many the real difference would seem to be comparatively trifling. Thus he would speak of a ministry advocating even good measures inconsistently with their position or principles, "as a daily painfulness a moral east wind, which made him feel uncomfortable, without any particular ailment
Page 33 - I have always thought," he writes in 1823, "with regard to ambition, that I should like to be aut Caesar aut nullus, and as it is pretty well settled for me that I shall not be Caesar, I am quite content to live in peace as nullus.
Page 256 - There is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society, as the strain to keep things fixed, when all the world is, by the very law of its creation, in eternal progress ; and the cause of all the evils in the world may be traced to that natural, but most deadly error of human indolence and corruption that our business is to preserve, and not to improve.
Page 184 - He was an idoloclast," says Archdeacon Hare, " at once zealous and fearless in demolishing the reigning idols, and at the same time animated with a reverent love for the ideas which those idols carnalize and stifle." Impatient as he was, even to restlessness, of evils which seemed to him capable of remedy, he yet was ready, as some have thought even to excess, to repose with the most undoubting confidence on what he held to be a general law. " Ah," he said, speaking to a friend of the parable of...