Jowett's loyalty to those who were prosecuted on this account was no less characteristic than his persistent silence while the augmentation of his salary as Greek professor was withheld.
Meanwhile Jowett's influence at Oxford had steadily increased.
If ever there was a beneficent despotism, it was Jowett's rule as master.
Meanwhile, the tutorships in other colleges, and some of the headships also, were being filled with Balliol men, and Jowett's former pupils were prominent in both houses of parliament and at the bar.
Theologian, tutor, university reformer, a great master of a college, Jowett's best claim to the remembrance of succeeding generations was his greatness as a moral teacher.
Jowett's theological work was transitional, and yet has an element of permanence.
For general reflections on the subject see the appendix to Jowett's edition of the Epistle to the Romans (London, 1855).