John Keble

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John Keble
BirthplaceFairford, Gloucestershire, England

Keble, John

(kē`bəl), 1792–1866, English clergyman and poet. His career (1807–11) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was one of unusual distinction. Made fellow of Oriel College in 1811 and ordained in 1816, he became tutor and examiner, but resigned in 1823 to become his father's curate. He based the doctrine and devotion of his important poetical work The Christian Year (1827) on the Book of Common Prayer. It sold 150 editions in 50 years and led to a professorship of poetry at Oxford (1831–41). Alarmed at the suppression of 10 bishoprics in Ireland, Keble preached (1833) a sermon that he called "National Apostasy." J. H. Newman later called this the beginning of the Oxford movementOxford movement,
religious movement begun in 1833 by Anglican clergymen at the Univ. of Oxford to renew the Church of England (see England, Church of) by reviving certain Roman Catholic doctrines and rituals.
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. From 1836 he held the living of Hursley, Hampshire. His works include an edition of Richard Hooker's works (1836), a life of Bishop Wilson (1863), the Oxford Psalter (1839) and Lyra Innocentium: Thoughts in Verse on Children (1846). Among his poems are the well-known hymns Red o'er the Forest, New Every Morning Is Thy Love, and Sun of My Soul.


See biographies by J. T. Coleridge (1869) and W. Lock (1892); study by G. Battiscombe (1964).

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18) John Keble, Sermon XXXI, from Sermons for The Saints' Days and Other Festivals (London, 1877), p.
John Keble, The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holidays Throughout the Year (1827; Oxford: John Henry and James Parker, 1858) iii.
When, in the midst of his meditation on the passion in the poem for Good Friday in The Christian Year, John Keble asks God, "Wash me, and dry these bitter tears," the tears seem unmotivated: he has already pointed out that the true pathos of the scene is so distant in time as to be "long-forgotten," and though "in all lowly hearts He suffers still," "we triumphant ride and have the world at will.
London and Oxford, 1833-41), IV and V; John Keble, "Sacred Poetry," The Quarterly Review 32 (1825): 211-232 and John Henry Newman, "Poetry: With Reference to Aristotle's Poetics," The London Review 1, no.
11) By mentioning John Keble here, I do not mean to draw a connection between Barrett and the Oxford Movement.
This significant conversation between John Keble and Hurrell Froude took place on a July afternoon and evening in 1825 when the two men visited the ruins of Tintem Abbey.
8) John Keble, Preface, The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays of the Year (Oxford, 1827).
John Keble to the nearby Vicarage of Hursley changed the focus, rhythms, and tastes of Yonge family life.
Elucidating this thesis with reference to such Victorian theorists of poetry as John Keble, John Henry Newman, Eneas Dallas, Matthew Arnold, and Stopford Brooke, Scheinberg argues that, on the one hand, the reliance upon typological thinking in Victorian aesthetics and theology (familiar to us from the work of George P.
John Keble seems to have had very little to say about women, and,
4) John Keble, The Christian Year, Lyra Innocentium and Other Poems (Oxford: Oxford Univ.
17) Kooistra gives special attention to Keble and Williams: "The Tractarian movement's revival of typological and analogical modes of thought, especially as expressed in the poetry of John Keble and Isaac Williams, nurtured Rossetti's own tendency to view objects and events as material signs of a profound spiritual reality" (pp.