See also:born at Annerville, near
See also:Clonmel in
See also:Ireland, probably in 1814 . His
See also:father was a
See also:Protestant, his
See also:mother a
See also:Roman Catholic, and he was brought up as a Catholic . As a boy he was imaginative and poetical, and some of his early verses were remarkable . While yet at Clonmel school he became a Protestant . Later he entered Trinity
See also:Dublin, where he had a brilliant career . He specially devoted himself to literature and
See also:metaphysics, and was noted for the beauty of his
See also:style . In 1834 he gained the ethical moderatorship, newly instituted by
See also:Provost Lloyd, and continued in residence at college . In 1837 he decided to enter the
See also:Church, and in the same
See also:year he was elected to the professorship of moral philosophy, specially founded for him through Lloyd's exertions . About the same
See also:time he was presented to the prebend of Clondahorky,
See also:Donegal, and resided there when not called by his professorial duties to Dublin . In 1842 he was promoted to the rectory of Raymochy . He died on the 5th of
See also:July 1848 . His Sermons (2 vols., 1849) were remarkably brilliant and forceful .
The Lectures on the
See also:History of
See also:Ancient Philosophy, edited by W . Hepworth
See also:Thompson (2 vols., 1856; 2nd ed., 1 vol . 1875), take a high place among the few
See also:works on the history of philosophy . The
See also:introductory lectures, and those on the early Greek thinkers, though they evidence wide
See also:reading, do not show the
See also:complete mastery that is found in
See also:Schwegler or
See also:Zeller; but the lectures on
See also:Plato are of considerable value . Among his other writings were papers in the Dublin University
See also:Magazine (1834–1837); and " Letters on Development " (in the Irish Ecclesiastical Journal, 1845), a reply to Newman's famous
See also:Essay on the Development of Christian
See also:Doctrine . See Memoir of W . A .
See also:Butler, prefixed by Rev . J . Woodward to first series of Sermons .
SIR WILLIAM FRANCIS BUTLER (1838– )
BUTLERAGE AND PRISAGE
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