Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Literary Life by Gerald Roberts (auth.)

By Gerald Roberts (auth.)

A concise research of the lifestyles and poetry of the Victorian priest-poet. Gerald Roberts provides a chronological description and research of Hopkins's occupation and writing, and can pay due consciousness to the Victorian and Jesuit historical past. The ensuing photo is of a guy divided among the non secular and the classy existence, a narrative of obvious failure and actual achievement.

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Some 10,000 Jesuits worked around the world, with 340 in the English Province; in 1859, there had been 250; in 1879, there would be 440. ' Its present (comparative) prosperity was remarkable for an order that had been suppressed worldwide in the latter part of the eighteenth century and persecuted in the one that followed in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Germany. Persecution was not seen by the Society as a sign of its own failings but rather as recognition of its opposition to questionable trends in modem life: one polemical convert to Catholicism writing in 1877 claimed that Jesuits were the 'only men who can successfully keep down Socialism' in a Europe 'now a mine charged with revolution'< Yet, at least in the spiritual sense, St Ignatius was a reformer.

95. 11 . Further Letters of Hopkins, p. 51. 12. Letters of Newman, ed. C. Dessain (Nelson, 1972) vol. XXII, letter dated 15 April 1866, pp. 212-13. 13. Letters of Newman (Oxford, 1973) vol. XXIV, p. 247. 14. Letters of Newman, ibid . 15. Further Letters of Hopkins, p. 408. 16. The Month (May 1893) p. 162. 17. , p. 166. 18. Journals of Hopkins, pp. 164-5. 19. Early Poetic Manuscripts and Notebooks of Hopkins, ed. N. MacKenzie (New York and London, 1989) p. 12. 5 The Journal Had Hopkins read the Jesuit house journal, Letters and Notices, for the previous year he might have hesitated at the information that those who entered the Society at the age of 24 (like himself) or less lived, on average, only to the age of 38, while the average age at death for all the 65 priests and scholastics who had died between 1844-65 was 44: 'The general result is that those who enter for the priesthood live in the Society about half the time that might have been expected from their age at entrance'.

8. Journals of Hopkins, pp. 172-3. 9. Letters of Hopkins to Bridges, p. 66. 10. Journals of Hopkins, p. 221. 11. , pp. 19~. 12. Selections from Kilvert's Diary, ed. W. Plomer (London, 1969) p. 245. 13. Journals of Hopkins, P: 231. 6 The Jesuits By 1868, the Society had been in existence for some 300 years, alternately the wielder of power and the victim of persecution. Some 10,000 Jesuits worked around the world, with 340 in the English Province; in 1859, there had been 250; in 1879, there would be 440.

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