Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Gentleman

CERC - Brad Miner

At Rugby and then at Cambridge and Oxford, at American preparatory schools and then at Yale and Harvard, education meant gentlemanly formation.
This is why the most famous of all Victorian pronouncements about the gentleman is contained within a book entitled The Idea of a University.
John Henry Newman was of a class of Englishman who in the nineteenth century were ipso facto gentlemen, at least when he was still an Anglican vicar... 
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