An essay has been defined in a variety of ways. One definition is a "prose composition with a focused subject of discussion" or a "long, systematic discourse". Aldous Huxleya leading essayist, gives guidance on the subject. Furthermore, Huxley argues that "essays belong to a literary species whose extreme variability can be studied most effectively within a three-poled frame of reference".
Thomas AquinasDante AlighieriSt. He was known nationally by the mids. He became known as a leader of, and an able polemicist for, the Oxford Movementan influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beliefs and liturgical rituals from before the English Reformation.
In this the movement had some success. However, in Newman, joined by some but not all of his followers, left the Church of England and his teaching post at Oxford University and was received into the Catholic Church. He was quickly ordained as a priest and continued as an influential religious leader, based in Birmingham.
He was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic University of Ireland which evolved into University College Dublintoday the largest university in Ireland.
Newman was also a literary figure of note: Early life and education Newman was born in the City of London the eldest of a family of three sons and three daughters. Francis William Newman was a younger brother. As Eamon Duffy puts it, "He came to see Evangelicalismwith its emphasis on religious feeling and on the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith aloneas a Trojan horse for an undogmatic religious individualism that ignored the Church's role in the transmission of revealed truthand that must lead inexorably to subjectivism and skepticism.
He was, however, sent shortly to Trinity CollegeOxfordwhere he studied widely.
Anxiety to do well in the final schools produced the opposite result; he broke down in the examination, under Thomas Vowler Short and so graduated as a BA with third-class honours in Desiring to remain in OxfordNewman then took private pupils and read for a fellowship at Orielthen "the acknowledged centre of Oxford intellectualism.
Edward Bouverie Pusey was elected a fellow of the same college in Ten days later he preached his first sermon in Holy Trinity at Over Wortonnear BanburyOxfordshire when on a visit to his former teacher, the Reverend Walter Mayers, who had been curate there since Richard Whately and Edward CoplestonProvost of Oriel, were leaders in the group of Oriel Noeticsa group of independently thinking dons with a strong belief in free debate.
He attributed much of his "mental improvement" and partial conquest of his shyness at this time to Whately. Portrait of Newman, by George Richmond In Newman returned as tutor of Oriel, and the same year Richard Hurrell Froudedescribed by Newman as "one of the acutest, cleverest and deepest men" he ever met, was elected fellow there.
The two formed a high ideal of the tutorial office as clerical and pastoral rather than secular, which led to tensions in the college.
Newman opposed Peel on personal grounds. In Newman was a preacher at Whitehall. This choice, he later commented, produced the Oxford Movement with all its consequences.
In the same year Newman was appointed vicar of St Mary's University Churchto which the benefice of Littlemore to the south of the city of Oxford was attached,  and Pusey was made Regius Professor of Hebrew. At this date, though Newman was still nominally associated with the Evangelicals, his views were gradually assuming a higher ecclesiastical tone.
George Herring considers that the death of his sister Mary in January had a major impact on Newman. In the middle part of the year he worked to read the Church Fathers thoroughly.
This resulted in his being dismissed from the post on 8 March ; and three months later Newman withdrew from the Bible Societycompleting his move away from the Low Church group.
In — Newman became the "Select Preacher" before the University. In his difference with Hawkins as to the "substantially religious nature" of a college tutorship became acute and prompted his resignation.
In a letter home he described Rome as "the most wonderful place on Earth", but the Roman Catholic Church as " polytheisticdegrading and idolatrous ". During the course of this tour, Newman wrote most of the short poems which a year later were printed in the Lyra Apostolica.
He fell dangerously ill with gastric or typhoid fever at Leonfortebut recovered, with the conviction that God still had work for him to do in England. Newman saw this as his third providential illness.
In June he left Palermo for Marseille in an orange boat, which was becalmed in the Strait of Bonifacio. Here, Newman wrote the verses " Lead, Kindly Light " which later became popular as a hymn. Tracts for the Times Main article:Humeaneyes (“one particular shade of blue”) Lytton Strachey agrees – They loved to watch the awkward affability of the uncouth figure.
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Writing for The Spectator, Andrew Lambirth felt that Carrington’s portrait of Lytton Strachey, quoted in the exhibit’s catalogue as “a work of defiance and of pacifism comparable to ‘Merry-go-Round’”, cannot compensate for the lack of Gertler’s masterpiece.
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