But during the 18th century, though the strict observance of the Lenten fast was generally abandoned, it was still observed and inculcated by the more earnest of the clergy, such as William Law and John Wesley; and the custom of women wearing mourning in Lent, which had been followed by Queen Elizabeth and her court, survived until well into the 19th century.
With the growth of the Oxford Movement in the English Church, the practice of observing Lent was revived; and, though no rules for fasting are authoritatively laid down, the duty of abstinence is now very generally inculcated by bishops and clergy, either as a discipline or as an exercise in self-denial.
Hillel also inculcated the duty of making converts to Judaism.
The company was held in unity by the charms of his personality, and by the free intercourse which he inculcated and exemplified.
Idolatry of his father's hero and leader had now superseded the earlier superstition inculcated by his mother.