from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Keble, John 1792-1866. British cleric and poet whose sermon "National Apostasy” (1833) initiated the Oxford Movement, an effort to reintroduce sacraments and doctrines that the Church of England had discarded or neglected since the Reformation.

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  • n. English clergyman who (with John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement (1792-1866)


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  • High Churchmen Carlyle commended Dr. Pusey as "solid and judicious," and fraternised with the Bishop of Oxford; but he called Keble "an ape," and said of Cardinal Newman that he had "no more brains than an ordinary-sized rabbit."

    Thomas Carlyle

  • “Some little ape called Keble,” is not a happy formula for the author of the Christian Year, and this is one of the phrases which I think Froude might well have omitted, as meaning no more than a casual execration.

    The Life of Froude

  • "Some little ape called Keble," is not a happy formula for the author of the

    The Life of Froude

  • "Keble," one of Dr. Dykes 'appropriate and finished melodies.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • But by the time Keble College opened its doors in 1872, God was increasingly on the run, chased out of many educated homes by the work of Charles Darwin.

    British architecture: Victorian and Edwardian

  • The most famous essay – Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin's Palace of Westminster – was followed by George Gilbert Scott's Albert Memorial and William Butterfield's red and white bricked Keble College, a streaky-bacon love song to one of the century's most influential high churchmen.

    British architecture: Victorian and Edwardian

  • In 1997 I was professor of mathematical biology in the Zoology Department at Oxford and senior research fellow at Keble College.


  • In the spring bumps race we rowed down Keble -- or was it Magdalene?

    Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

  • The commission to design 120 rooms at Keble College, Oxford, led to more commissions for whole interiors: "I would commission or make everything for the interior, I wanted to produce interiors where the furniture wasn't an apology."

    Going Against the Grain

  • Ed Balls was a fee-paying pupil at Nottingham High School before Keble; his father was a Professor of Zoology who was at Oxford in 1960 and a fanatical advocate of Comprehensive Schools in Norfolk.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?


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