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By Christopher Stray

This can be the 1st accomplished account of the existence and paintings of the prestigious student and public determine Gilbert Murray (1866-1957). 16 members survey his formative years, his paintings within the theatre and in diplomacy, his Greek scholarship and contributions on faith and philosophy, his friendships (including people with Bertrand Russell and A. E. Housman), his lengthy dedication to the house college Library, his radio paintings, and his involvement with psychic study. The publication opens with memoirs via of his grandchildren. biographies of Murray have been released within the Nineteen Eighties, however the variety of his actions makes it most unlikely for a unmarried individual to surround all of them accurately. This e-book, released 50 years after his loss of life, goals to proved a accomplished reassessment of a striking guy.

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Very gently he said: ‘Ann, I asked you to learn it. ’ I may have absorbed some of this since in later years, when I had to teach one of my younger children because once again they were changing countries and schools, I heard them agree that I was much more strict than any teachers they had had. It was on the afternoon walks that he really talked. He used to ask one person to accompany him and oV we set, through the woods, he Remembering our Grandfather 21 with his secateurs to keep the paths clear, and of course, later, with a stick.

He used to ask one person to accompany him and oV we set, through the woods, he Remembering our Grandfather 21 with his secateurs to keep the paths clear, and of course, later, with a stick. These walks were a treasured joy. You knew that it was a slight privilege to be asked but at the same time, it was perfectly natural— conversation Xowed—sometimes about subjects I was studying (modern history and later international relations)—sometimes about what he had thought and done. He had that rare gift of being genuinely interested in what you said.

It is probably often inexact’ (Murray 1960, 23). 1 GM ¼ Bodleian Library, Oxford, MSS Gilbert Murray; numbers refer to boxes and folios. 34 Francis West BRIGHT SP OT S I N T HE MIRROR Murray intended to give some picture of an ‘almost forgotten period’ and a ‘remarkable and unrecorded life’, but he accepted that in old age— he was 83 when he began to write—memory had lapses, played tricks. 2 Polished and re-polished stories may become false memories, not only Murray’s but also those of his parents and siblings who told him of things he had not seen for himself.

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