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Sir Roger Newdigate

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(1719–1806) Educated at Westminster School and University College, Oxford, MP successively for Middlesex and Oxford University, and founder of the Newdigate Prize at Oxford for ...

Newdigate, Sir Roger

Newdigate, Sir Roger (1719–1806)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Sir Roger ( 1719–1806 ) Educated at Westminster School and University College, Oxford, MP successively for Middlesex and Oxford University, and founder of the Newdigate Prize at Oxford for English verse ( 1805...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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Art & Architecture
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..., Sir Roger ( 1719–1806 ) As 5th Baronet from 1734, he became a wealthy landowner with his seat at Arbury Hall, Warwicks., and was a figure of importance in the Gothic Revival . With the advice and practical help of Sanderson Miller , Henry Keene , the Hiornes , and Couchman , in the words of Colvin , he made ‘his family seat the Strawberry Hill of the Midlands’. C.Brooks ( 1999 ) ; Co ( 2008 ) ; J.Curl ( 2011 a ) ; McCarthy ( 1987 ) ; ODNB ( 2004...

Sir Roger Newdigate

Sir Roger Newdigate  

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(1719–1806)Educated at Westminster School and University College, Oxford, MP successively for Middlesex and Oxford University, and founder of the Newdigate Prize at Oxford for English verse (1805).
Newdigate Prize for Poetry

Newdigate Prize for Poetry  

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Established in 1806 from a bequest to Oxford University by Sir Roger Newdigate (1719–1806), politician and architect. The prize is awarded for a poem of fewer than 300 lines on ...
John Addington Symonds

John Addington Symonds  

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(1840–93)Poet and critic, born in Bristol, the son of an eminent physician, educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize, and became a ...
Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold  

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(1832–1904)British translator and playwright who produced a metrical translation of the Bhagavadgītā, called The Song Celestial (1885). This was the version through which M. K. Gāndhī first became ...
Geoffrey Scott

Geoffrey Scott  

(1883–1929),poet and biographer. His interest in architectural theory was confirmed by his friendship with Berenson, and culminated in his study The Architecture of Humanism (1914). Scott's ...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion  

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(1952– ),poet, born in London, educated at University College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize. His first collection, mostly lyrical in character and showing the influence of Larkin, The ...
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold  

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(1822–88),English poet, critic, and educator, visited the U.S. in 1883 and again in 1886, at which times he delivered the lectures collected in Discourses in America (1885) and gathered the ...
Newdigate Prize for Poetry

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... Prize for Poetry ( Sir Roger Newdigate Prize for English Verse ) Established in 1806 from a bequest to Oxford University by Sir Roger Newdigate ( 1719–1806 ), politician and architect. The prize is awarded for a poem of fewer than 300 lines on a set subject by an undergraduate who has been at Oxford fewer than four years. The winning poem is read at Encaenia. Past winners include Matthew Arnold , John Ruskin , and Oscar Wilde . Kathleen E....

Newdigate family

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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... family . George Eliot was born at South Farm on the estate of Arbury Hall near *Nuneaton , the home of the Newdigate family. Both house and hall still stand today, and Arbury is still owned by the Newdigates. Eliot's father had been an agent in Staffordshire to Francis Parker who in 1806 had succeeded to Arbury and taken the additional name of Newdigate. He brought his agent with him. As a child Eliot was allowed the run of Arbury and heard stories of Francis's cousin and predecessor, Sir Roger Newdigate . Sir Roger and his wife Hester appear...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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...‘foolish identifications’ ( L iii. 159–60), and that generic resemblance is the most that should be claimed for nearly all of them after Scenes of Clerical Life . In that first work the Oldinports are the *Newdigate family , thinly disguised, and Sir Christopher Cheverel ( SC 2) is based on what George Eliot had heard of Sir Roger Newdigate ( 1719–1806 ), who had undertaken the Gothic transformation of Arbury Hall . Mr Gilfil ( SC 2) is modelled on the Revd Bernard Gilpin Ebdell , who had baptized her. Janet Dempster ( SC 3) is drawn from ...

Evans, Robert

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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2011
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... and Frances Lucy in 1805 . In his four years as agent at Kirk Hallam he applied himself to the study of modern agricultural methods, introducing crop rotation and the selective breeding of sheep on the estate ( Adams 1980 : 8). In 1806 , on the death of Sir Roger Newdigate ( see Newdigate Family ), Francis Parker inherited the Arbury estate near Nuneaton in Wawickshire and once again turned to Robert Evans to manage it. The Evans family moved to Arbury farm which Robert ran while overseeing work on the 7,000 acres of the whole estate. He was a...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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...Newdigate Prize in 1839 with his third entry, but soon after, a haemorrhage necessitated recuperation abroad. He returned to graduate in 1842 . His publications include Modern Painters ( 1843–60 ) and The Stones of Venice ( 1851–2 ), and his Oxford memorial is the University Museum in Parks Rd, built in Venetian Gothic with pillars and capitals ornamented with animals and flowers. The story of the difficulties Ruskin faced to get the building of the Museum accepted by the authorities is told in The Oxford Museum ( 1859 , reprinted 1893 ), by Sir...

Anonymous

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...conduct of the war.’ Writing of the following year (1916) in Clementine Churchill (1979), Mary Soames has ‘more vigorous and efficient prosecution of the war’. Is it also sometimes given as ‘more energetic’ conduct? Compare, from Lord Home, The Way the Wind Blows (1976): ‘Sir Roger Keyes [in 1939] … made an impassioned speech in favour of more urgent conduct of the war.’ Morituri te salutant [We who are about to die salute you]. (Literally, ‘those who are …’). Words addressed to the Emperor by gladiators in ancient Rome on entering the arena. The...

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