Quarterly Review Volume 114-115

Quarterly Review Volume 114-115

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... a rebuke in the midst of the service by such a bearer; so I supposed he had mistaken the message, and that business requiring you to hasten elsewhere, you requested me to read fast.' As his son well says, 'such a bishop could hardly fail to have enemies, and enemies he had.... he was stigmatised as overbearing, tyrannical, meddlesome, hasty, inconsiderate.... His detractors, however, were after all few in number; the at majority respected his zeal, even when they did not imitate it' (vol. i. p. 105). The essential kindness of his heart--bis unbounded liberality--the entire and simple identification of his efforts with the Church of which he was a minister--and above all, his being himself the first in the labours to which he was endeavouring to excite others--soon disarmed this opposition of its power; and far above the creeping mists bred of lethargy, and hanging heavily over the dull flats of idleness, rose clear and bright the fair fame of the young Bishop with his noble aims and his lightsomc labours. He 'set himself to work in his new position with all his characteristic energy. The Diocese of Chester then included not only the teeming population, manufacturing or agricultural, of Lancashire and Cheshire, but the scattered and primitive Westmoreland " statesmen" who tended their mountain-sheep along the slopes of Hclvellyn and Loughrigg; or cultivated the small farms whichnestle in the valleys of Grasmero and Langdale.' (Life, i. 99.) To the wants of all he sedulously applied the strong arms of love and labour, and to an unusual degree won universal regard. All this was a good preparation for the wider sphere of labours which opened to him in the See of London. Happily for it and for...show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740602
  • 9781236740601