The Life of R.W. Dale of Birmingham

The Life of R.W. Dale of Birmingham

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: write. The issue of the discussion last week was to some extent reassuring, but the whole character 1 An outline scheme for a measure of disestablishment and disendowment drafted by a sub-committee of the Liberation Society. 2 Mr. Carvell Williams, then Secretary of the Liberation Society. of the previous meeting was to me very discouraging. There seemed a total failure to grasp the real conditions of the problem. No doubt the two points on which I differed from the majority of the Committee are unlike--essentially unlike. But one suggestion seemed the grossest possible violation of justice, the other the grossest possible violation of expediency; and these two points are capital points of the scheme. I do not see how I could have pretended to regard the two matters as unimportant, or how I could have yielded my judgment to that of the majority. However, on one of them the scheme was modified at the last sitting, and the publication of the whole scheme is delayed. So far, so good. The campaign closed under conditions very different from those of its beginning. In 1877 foreign affairs engrossed men's minds and the disestablishment question receded to an obscure position. The effect produced by Dale and his colleague in the towns that they visited was effaced by the rising tide of indignation and alarm provoked by Lord Beaconsfield's policy; feeling was strong enough to submerge all differences of opinion among the various sections of the Liberal party. At the time of the election of 1880 the Liberal catechism, it has been said, was confined to one question--Will you renounce Lord Beaconsfield and all his works? A year before the election, Dale refused to undertake a fresh campaign; he had other work in hand, and he believed the time more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859863
  • 9781236859860