A Full and Impartial Report of the Debate on Mr. Fox Maule's Motion Regarding the Church of Scotland, 7th and 8th Mar

A Full and Impartial Report of the Debate on Mr. Fox Maule's Motion Regarding the Church of Scotland, 7th and 8th Mar

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...his Act of 1840, (an aat, by the way, which Lord Cotlenham said the clergy did themselves honour by rejecting, ) " that the noble Viscount (Viscount Melhourne) must not sit still when Scotland was agitated from one end to the other on this question." And yet, when these disputes were increased, no remedy was either applied or attempted. (Hear.) He hoped the Government would not be misled by what had been said in another place, that in Scotland there was no strong feeling on the subject. There was no more unfounded assertion. There was no question which sunk so deeply into the hearts of the people, as would be proved by the majority of Scotch members in its favour. It depended on the English members whether the people of Scotland should escape the snares laid for them, or "hang up their harps on the willows." The people wore prepared to follow their pastors, and to protect them, if possible, from poverty. (Hear, hear, hear.) Let them not suppose that the fate of the Church would be sealed by their decision, --that all would be quietness and peace were these men once out. He toid the Government that the Church might be separated, --the Evangelical portion of it could not be subdued. (Hear, hear, hear.) As the right honourable Baronet said that night, this was a Church before it was an Establishment. It was invested with certain privileges and rights, which the nation had solemnly agreed to perpetuate. They might strip it of its temporalities, but they could not weaken the principles on whicli it was based, for they were of an eternal import, --they could not deprive it of the sympathies and support of the great mass of the people of Scotland. Let them go into a Committee of the House on this question: then he thought they might come...show more

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  • 9781236502001