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Details of Arnold's childhood—His early tastes—His Oxford character by Judge Coleridge—His married life at Laleham—State of public schools—Appointed to Rugby —His hatred of evil—Rule of sending away unsatisfactory boys—The Sixth Form—Fagging and flogging—Described with his class—His exuberances of feeling—His delight in scenery—His happiness—His nature German and Lutheran—State of political feeling towards the Church—Speculative Liberalism in Oxford–Copleston —Whately—Bunsen–Arnold's pamphlet on Church Reform—His system ecclesiastical and doctrinal—Remonstrances of his friends—His surprise at the opposition raised—Arnold and Froude—The Tracts for the Times— The Hampden controversy—Arnold's article in the Edinburgh—His combativeness—Confidence a leading characteristic—Want of intellectual sympathy—Greater with boys than with his equals—He has founded no school of opinion, . - - - - - ... I

BLANCO WHITE.

Blanco White—His character literary rather than theological —Aspect of his mind—Value of his Autobiography—Their contents—Birth and parentage of B. White—His temper

Preliminary difficulty in the Book of Job—Main argument of

the book—Jewish estimate of the future state—Argu-
ments of Job's friends—Is this visible state conducted
upon principles of justice –Illustrations from Hamlet
—from the Prometheus Vinctus—Ingratitude—Morality
and expediency—Job's language about himself—His lan-

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General philosophical character of the writer's speculations:

On Conscience—On Bishop Butler's views—On the Atone-
ment—On the Eternity of Punishment—Postscript,

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DR. A. RN OLD.”

(OCTOBER 1844.)

THIS is a most genuine, hearty, real, and vivid book—most striking, most glowing, and most pictorial. It gives Dr. Arnold to the life, and portrays the man completely. We may say this without professing to have had more than an exoteric knowledge of Dr. Arnold's character, before we read it, to test the likeness by. There is a kind of intuitive power, however, by which we recognise a good portrait even when we did not know the original. Truth and nature tell their own tale: we see when the features are harmonious, when the face is a characteristic one, when the composition is a whole. This book is a clear, full, and rich representation of a particular species of religious mind; what species we mean we shall have occasion to explain farther on. We will take Dr. Arnold, for the present, simply as Mr. Stanley lays him before us, without any comments of our own. And we cannot forbear thus early thanking Mr. Stanley most sincerely for the taste and feeling with which he has managed his own editorial part of the business, and for the tact which has enabled him to carry out the representation of Dr. Arnold's character, opinions, and system, in their very strongest light and most ticklish collision with existing parties, and yet to distinguish throughout between loving the warrior and identifying himself with the combat; which has made him combine the most intense feeling for Arnold in the conflict, and

* The Life and Correspondence of 7%omas Arnold, D. D., late Head Master of Augby School, and Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford. By ARTHUR PENRHYN STANLEY, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of University College, Oxford. London. 2 vols. 8vo. 1844.

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