Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 45

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 45

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...repeated his censure of the archbishop in his visitation in 1851. But he bore Gorham no personal ill-will, and liberally subscribed to the restoration of Gorham's church at Brampford Speke. Phillpotts's episcopal activity wasincessant and well directed, and in later life he became an open-handed giver. The 20,000/. to 30,000/. which his son publicly stated he had spent upon law during his lifetime ought to be balanced by the 10,000/. which he gave to found a theological college at Exeter, and the large sums which he devoted to the restoration of his cathedral and to the building of churches. He ardently supported one of the earliest sisterhoods, Miss Sellon's at Devonport (see Liddon, Life of Pusey, 3rd ed. iii. 194-200), and presented his valuable library to the clergy of Cornwall. After reaching the age of eighty Phillpotts ceased to participate in public or diocesan affairs. In 1862 he delivered his last episcopal charge, and made his last triennial diocesan tour. By means of correspondence until his sight failed, and with the help of Dr. Trower, ex-bishop of Gibraltar, he administered his diocese thereafter. He last addressed the House of Lords in July 1863, but was compelled from feebleness to speak sitting. In the same year the death of his wife, who had borne him fourteen children, further depressed him; yet in 1867 Bishop Wilberforce wrote that he ' is still in full force intellectually.' His last act was formally to execute the resignation of his see on 9 Sept. 1869, but the resignation did not take effect, for on 18 Sept. 1869 he died at his palace, Bishopstowe, Torquay; he was buried at St. Mary's, Torquay. Phillpotts was a high churchman of the school which preceded the Oxford movement, and though often ranked on the...show more

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