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Froude, Richard Hurrell

Froude, Richard Hurrell, the eldest brother of the historian, was born in 1803, and went from Eton to Oriel College, Oxford, where he became fellow and tutor. A close friend of Newman and, Keble, he entered with ardour into the Tractarian movement, and wrote Nos. IX. and LXIII. of the Tracts for the Times. His impressionable nature, wrought to feverish excitement by the consumptive tendencies that undermined his health, carried him more rapidly forward than his contemporaries, and the publication of his writings after his premature death, in 1836, gave a more distinctly Romanising aspect to the Oxford reform than it had as yet assumed.