Mortal, if e'er thy spirits faint

Mortal, if e'er thy spirits faint

Author: John Henry Newman
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Author: John Henry Newman

Newman, John Henry , D.D. The hymnological side of Cardinal Newman's life and work is so small when compared with the causes which have ruled, and the events which have accompanied his life as a whole, that the barest outline of biographical facts and summary of poetical works comprise all that properly belongs to this work. Cardinal Newman was the eldest son of John Newman, and was born in London, Feb. 21, 1801. He was educated at Ealing under Dr. John Nicholas, and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated in honours in 1820, and became a Fellow of Oriel in 1822. Taking Holy Orders in 1824, he was for a short time Vice-Principal of St. Alban's Hall, and then Tutor of Oriel. His appointment to St. Mary's, Oxford, was in the spring of… Go to person page >

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Author: John Henry Newman

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Mortal, if e'er thy spirits faint. Cardinal Newman. [The Shadow of Guilt.] Written "Off Pantellaria, December 1832," and published in the Lyra Apostolica, 1836, p. 23 (ed. 1879, p. 23), in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. Also in Card. Newman's Verses on Various Occasions, 1868, p. 91. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Lyra Apostolica. 1st Am., from the 5th English ed. #d70

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