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John Keble

(1792—1866) Church of England clergyman and poet


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(1792–1866),

became fellow and tutor at Oriel College (where Newman and Pusey were also fellows) and professor of poetry at Oxford, 1831–41. His sermon on national apostasy in 1833 was considered the start of the Oxford Movement, which he also supported by nine of the Tracts for the Times. His volume of sacred verse The Christian Year (1827), intended as a guide to devotion and a commentary on the Book of Common Prayer, shows the influence of G. Herbert and, in its feeling for the natural world, of Wordsworth. Keble also edited Hooker (1836), helped Newman with Froude's Remains, and contributed to Lyra Apostolica. Keble College, Oxford, was founded in his memory in 1870.

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