Memoir of Edward Copleston; Bishop of Llandaff, with Selections from His Diary and Correspondence

Memoir of Edward Copleston; Bishop of Llandaff, with Selections from His Diary and Correspondence

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... mind and body The church, however, is not in a tranquil or happy state; a split is dreaded between the Church Missionary Society and the S. P. C. K., but this I hope will be, by the prudence and good temper of our primate, staved off. But other grave questions are in agitation; whether the convocation shall be really, and not formally alone held. On this subject I hesitate--fear predominating rather over hope. Still there are many things wanting to be done, which convocation alone is competent to do, and therefore I am in suspense. Our amiable primate, with whom I dined on Saturday, bears all these cares with his usual imperturbable serenity. He bears his years also admirably. In his 78th year, he strikes me as not altered from what I knew him thirty years ago. Whether Taylor College is capable of being employed in the way Grant recommends, I don't know. It seems a good and happy thought, closely connected with the declared purpose of the foundation to teach modern languages. You may remember the refined skill with which Radcliffe's bequest was construed to be applicable to the foundation of an observatory. By his will, he had directed the residue of his property, if any, after building the library, to be employed in works of charity and humanity. There could be no doubt that an observatory was a most desirable thing for Oxford, and would prove a noble monument to his memory, but how to bring this object within the terms of the will was the difficulty. At length this solution was proposed and accepted. As navigation depended on astronomy, and the interests of humanity were deeply involved in rendering navigation less dangerous, an observatory might well be regarded as legitimate employment of this surplus. The connecting Christian missions with...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652606
  • 9781236652607