By James Covert
Mandell Creighton (1843-1901) used to be a well-known historian and the 1st editor of the English old evaluate. His intelligence and effort made an effect upon every body he met. trendy by way of Queen Victoria, basically his premature demise stopped him changing into Archbishop of Canterbury. His spouse Louise (1850 -1936) was once a prolific historian in her personal correct. Her power of personality and organisational skill made her a average chief of Victorian women's activities. The writings of this amazing couple, specifically their letters, tell us them in detail, making their personalities and personal lives as attention-grabbing as their public careers. We see their relationships with one another and with their seven young ones. we all know approximately their paintings and their domestic existence, their servants, their homes, their vacations in Italy, the buddies they entertained and the pleasures in their lives together.
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However as regards influencing boys, a kind word or a warning word, is the best way: be kind but firm: always be gentle as long as you can, and speak kindly to fellows, however much you may think or know they are trying to insult you. Do not be overbearing: ask them to do a thing rather than command them: do not stand too much on your dignity—a thing to which new monitors are rather prone. Do not be above talking to the little fellows and trying to help them: you may often be able to give them good advice by the way, and you will also accustom them—a great thing—to come to you for advice when they really want it.
The 20 A VICTORIAN MARRIAGE sooner I look about me for a schoolmastership the better. I still have a sentimental desire to stay at Oxford: I still feel that the work there would be most congenial to me/ Anticipating a December vote on the college celibacy statutes, he asked Louise: 'Tell me, do you think I ought to wait till Christmas, for the votes of the college, or ought I to turn away my mind at once elsewhere? '50 The meeting of the college was scheduled for 23 December. While the proposal asking for a change in the statutes to permit four married fellowships had been given an affirmative assent by the Privy Council at the end of August, Merton still had to ratify the decision to grant four such married fellowships, and then to select those to be the recipients from the several men applying.
20 Mandell was independent-minded and self-assured from the start, and Polly described him as 'a particularly active, restless child, never quiet' and 'generally in mischief. 21 Then in 1852 he went on to the local cathedral school across the street from their Castle Street home where he studied until 1857. Falling under the spell of an inspiring headmaster, the Rev. William Bell, Mandell discovered the joy of reading books. 22 Classmates, usually younger students, sought him out for help in translating and interpreting passages from their classical studies.
A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton by James Covert