The Epoch of Reform, 1830-1850

The Epoch of Reform, 1830-1850

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...The epigram ts: Ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it; IIe has a heart, and gets his speeches by it. _ These lines, however, we think, were not written for Henry Ward. They were written by Rogers and referred to John W. Ward, afterwards Lord Dudley and Ward. Henry Ward, however, was at this time a rising politician, and had formed very strong opinions with regard to the condition and the revenues of the Irish Church. He was convinced that the revenues were much more than sufficient for the requirements of the Establish ment, and that any surplus not needed for the Church ought to be appropriated by Parliament to other and more public purposes. He brought forward a resolution setting forth this opinion. The debate on the resolution was fixed for May 27, 1834, and it formed an era in the history of the Irish Church Establishment. ' Many persons, among whom Lord Palmerston was one, were of opinion that Mr. Ward, in bringing forward his motion, was acting merely on the inspiration of Lord Durham. It is not at all unlikely that Lord Durham may have suggested the course which at that time seemed so bold. Mr. Ward's motion declared 'that the Protestant Episcopal Establishment in Ireland exceeds the spiritual wants of the Protestant population, and that it being the right of the State to regulate the distribution of Church property in such manner as Parliament may determine, it is the opinion of this House that the temporal possessions of the Church of Ireland as now established ought to be reduced.' This would seem to us now to be so plain a statement of fact as hardly to call for any argument. But at that time it was regarded as the introduction of a new and a daring principle. The arguments with which Mr. Ward sustained...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802373
  • 9781236802378