The Eagle; A Magazine Volume 5-6

The Eagle; A Magazine Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...themselves: they cut their own fingers with the sword destined for their enemies. But, even in appropriated churches, it is doubtful whether this advantage is secured even for the minority. The Rev. W. R. Wroth deposed as follows at the Anti-Pew meeting held in Bath in March, 1864: "That families sat together much better in his church than in pewed churches, because it was often difficult to seat all in a pent-up pew. They could not make the pew expand with the family. It was difficult, as families enlarged, to find a pew just large enough for a certain number of people to go to. The pew system was, he firmly believed, a great separator of families in churches."f In general it is found Essay on the English Pea System, by Rev. Stephen Saxby, M.A. t Essay on Evils of the Appropriation of Parish and District Churches, by Rev. T. P. Browning, p. 46. that families which are anxious to sit together can secure that object in free churches by simply going early. Nor let it be imagined that the necessity of going in good time is a hardship or inconvenience. In our own college chapel, any undergraduate who wishes to occupy a particular seat on Sunday evenings is compelled to be there some five or ten minutes before the hour strikes. I have never heard any one complain about it, nor do I believe that any of us look upon it as a nuisance. Objection 2. The pleasure of having a fixed seat. We must again insist on the universality of the argument. If it is a pleasure to know where one is going to sit, the pew-holders, that is to say, a very small minority of the parishioners, are not the only persons who would like to enjoy that pleasure. The excluded majority would much like to know where they are going to sit. And indeed it is strange that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552113
  • 9781236552112