Keble, John

(1792-1866)
   Born at Fairford, Gloucestershire, the son of a clergyman, he graduated with a double first-class honors from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1811. In the same year he was elected to a fellowship at Oriel and held several academic posts at Oxford. He was ordained in 1816 while still at Oxford and served at various parishes, including Hursley, near Winchester, Hampshire, from 1836 until he died. He was professor of poetry at Oxford from 1831 to 1841 and is the acknowledged leader of the Oxford Movement, also known as Tractarians, because they published their views of Anglo-Catholicism in Tracts for the Times (1833-1841). Among his books of verse are: The Psalter or Psalms of David (1839) and the poems for childhood, Lyra Innocentium (1846). He also wrote numerous hymn lyrics, including "Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear." Keble College, Oxford, was founded in his honor in 1869. He is buried at Hursley and is memorialized by a stone in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. Some of his other poems: "Address to Poets," "Burial of the Dead," "Fairford Again," "Holy is the Sick Man's Room," "The Exe below Tiverton at Sunrise."
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