Some Present Dangers of the Church of England, Addresses

Some Present Dangers of the Church of England, Addresses

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...be biassed, and, in a recent case, to use the language of a resolution which I regret to say professes to be the expression of a society of working men--that the decision deliberately arrived at by the Court "is clearly intended as a compromise to satisfy public opinion, and not in accordance with the plain letter of the law." Such an imputation on the character and justice of the distinguished and honourable men who composed the Court in the case that has recently been decided, is in itself one of the worst, as it is also one of the most significant signs of our own unhappy times. Hitherto the honour of our judges has never been assailed. Party spirit, bad and malevolent as it ever is, has Passed "by acclamation" August 4, 1877, and directed to be sent round to the Bishops. never before so flagrantly imputed motives, or implied injustice, in the highest Court of the Sovereign, or practically so vilified names that are amongst the highest both in the Church and the State. If this were an isolated manifestation we could easily pass it over as the expression of persons who were probably stimulated by others, and who, by their very position, had probably a very imperfect acquaintance with the difficult and complicated questions on which they had the fortitude, not to use a harder word, to express an opinion. Such a declaration as that to which I have alluded might at once be dismissed without comment. But, as we well know, it is the expression of others than working men. It is felt by many who perhaps would hardly like to embody it in such unjust and culpable words as those which I have specified, but who nevertheless latently sympathise--nay, I am afraid, more than latently sympathise; for, if I remember right, it is not...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897803
  • 9781236897800