Benjamin Jowett

Standard Name: Jowett, Benjamin


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Family and Intimate relationships Florence Nightingale
In 1860 FN began her correspondence with Benjamin Jowett , who was introduced to her by Arthur Hugh Clough . They finally met in 1862, and remained dear friends, confidants, and companions in social reform...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
In a letter dated 15 January of that year, she described meeting Benjamin Jowett , whom she called very agreeable indeed, and very amiable.
Rigby, Elizabeth. Journals and Correspondence of Lady Eastlake. Editor Smith, Charles Eastlake, AMS Press.
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Rigby, Elizabeth. “Preface and Memoirs”. Journals and Correspondence of Lady Eastlake, edited by Charles Eastlake Smith, J. Murray, p. Various pages.
2: 179
Friends, Associates Mary Augusta Ward
During this time, her participation in Oxford intellectual circles brought her into close contact with prominent thinkers of her day, including Benjamin Jowett , Master of Balliol.
Ward, Mary Augusta. A Writer’s Recollections. Harper and Brothers.
A very dear friend was Thomas Hill Green
Friends, Associates Rhoda Broughton
The sisters were in general popular in Oxford society, but Rhoda, although at first she dined regularly at the table of scholar Benjamin Jowett ,
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(29 November 1940): 5
, was then ostracized in some...
Friends, Associates Felicia Skene
From her youth FS was accustomed to mixing with distinguished people. Sir Walter Scott , a friend of both of her parents, found her youthful company a relief when he was old and ill. In...
Instructor Walter Pater
WP entered King's School, Canterbury , as a day student. Starting in 1858, he studied at Queen's College, Oxford , where he was tutored in Greek by Benjamin Jowett .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Instructor Algernon Charles Swinburne
After private tutoring, he then entered Balliol College, Oxford , under its legendry Master Benjamin Jowett , in January 1856. He flourished intellectually at Balliol, though largely outside the academic framework. He left Oxford in...
Instructor Gerard Manley Hopkins
GMH attended Highgate School as a boarder, winning a poetry prize, but was in constant trouble over various acts of rebellion against authority. The headmaster several times threatened to expel him. He gained, however, two...
Intertextuality and Influence Flora Annie Steel
Through a brother-in-law of her husband's, Henry Nettleship , she had access to advice in her historical work from leading scholars: Pater , Ruskin , Benjamin Jowett , Mark Pattison , and Goldwin Smith .
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Augusta Ward
MAW planned her next novel as a much weightier study of the intellectual impact of historical thought on conventional faith; it was deeply influenced by the intellectual milieu of Oxford and the histories of her...
Literary responses Mary Augusta Ward
MAW 's friend Benjamin Jowett praised David Grieve as the best novel since George Eliot .Walter Pater also approved, but critics were not enthusiastic.
Colby, Vineta. The Singular Anomaly: Women Novelists of the Nineteenth Century. New York University Press.
Sales were good, but there were some hostile reviews...
Literary responses Frances Power Cobbe
Benjamin Jowett wrote to Cobbe to praise this book, but felt that it was too much indebted to Theodore Parker . Public respondents included her friend Francis Newman . The book was reviewed widely—at times...
Occupation Walter Pater
Some time during the Balliol scandal, Benjamin Jowett gave WP a stern warning, and may have advised him not to apply for university positions. Soon afterwards he was passed over for a university Proctorship. During...
Publishing May Sinclair
She went on publishing there occasionally for sixteen years: stories, sonnets, a long narrative poem, translation, and further essays on such topics as Plato and Benjamin Jowett .
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
Reception Rhoda Broughton
As a result of the novel's satire of Oxford society, and in particular its alleged caricature of Pattison, RB was never again admitted to dinner parties given by Benjamin Jowett , Master of Balliol College


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By 27 October 1860

A group of seven liberal or Broad Church clergymen published Essays and Reviews on the challenges posed to conventional theology by the Higher Criticism of the Bible and by science (namely biology and geology).


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