Sixteen Months in the Danish Isles Volume 2

Sixteen Months in the Danish Isles Volume 2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...left. of him, have been a singularly handsome and com manding man. " That fair and warlike form In which the majesty of buried Denmark Did sometime march," and "the beauteous majesty of Denmark " united, made an impression in strange lands; and I have been told they were often nearly mobbed in different places by populations drawn together merely by the rumour of their personal appearance. CHAPTER VIII. But a good Bishop, as a tender father, Doth teach and rule the Church, and is obeyed And revercnced by it, so much the rather By how much he dclighteth more to lead. CHARLES Haavm'. I ENTERED the churches of Copenhagen with a greater familiarity with the language and worship than before I went to the country. The metropolis is not ill-provided with faithful preachers. In this there has taken place a change since the beginning of the present century. Formerly, there was a universal Rationalism; now, in the pulpits, there is a great proportion of evangelical truth. I say "in the pulpits," because the change has principally been effected there. The movement towards GospelOrthodoxy commenced with, and went out from the clergy. This was, perhaps, so far well, and the right and natural order; but it has had the effect of placing the clergy on a point proportionally far in advance of the people, and the people too far in the rear of their clergy. At the same time, it is to be expected that in the course of years, the influence acting downwards will produce its blessed effects; already has there been in the present century a vast amount of fruit, and it is to be hoped that the impression will become more and more pervading. There are still churches in the metropolis in which nothing but the driest and more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831276
  • 9781236831279