The Roll Call of Honour

The Roll Call of Honour A Collection Of Short Biographies Of Nineteenth Century People Whose Lives Are Explcitly Offered As Heroic Exempla For Children Simon Bolivar, John Brown, Father Damien, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Charles George Gordon, Abraham Lincoln, David Livingstone, Florence Nightingale, Louis Pasteur, Leo Tolstoy.

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller Couch was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q He is primarily remembered for the monumental Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 1900 later extended to 1918 , and for his literary criticism He guided the taste of many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84 Charing Cross Road, its sequel, Q s Legacy, and the putatively

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  • The Roll Call of Honour
  • Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • 14 January 2019

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    In selecting his personal pantheon of Victorian heroes Quiller Couch set five tests, which can be summarised together as those who best exhibited a deliberate, sustained selfless devotion to an idea or cause which succeeded in its own terms.The South American freedom fighter Simon Bolivar certainly wouldn t have been on any history syllabus at British public schools back then I have to admit I knew very little about his incredible career, the number of countries he fought in and even helped establish Bolivia is named after him , the sheer audacity of his campaigning He made Che Guevara look like a girl scout.John Brown is perhaps the most controversial choice I became fascinated with his story after hearing the Bob Dylan song with his name and reading Russel Bank s epic novel Cloudsplitter. A religious zealot and violent man, his great cause justified his ends Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do he even so to them Not sure Jesus had a Christian jihad in mind when he said words to that effect John Brown may have quoted Christ but he lived lik...

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