English Church Reform, 1815-1840

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1923 - Great Britain - 180 pages
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Page 51 - ... destruction. In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing out the sea-water, and vigorously pushing away the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's spirit was up ; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop, or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest....
Page 84 - Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you...
Page 146 - An Act to abridge the holding of Benefices in Plurality, and to make better Provision for the Residence of the Clergy.
Page 85 - FRET not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
Page 99 - Collier's, divested of the old peculiarities, shorn of some excrescences, and enlarged by a philosophic apprehension of the Scripture. And perhaps too, a little of persecution, or of somewhat resembling persecution, may be providentially permitted, to train up men with an attachment towards the church, as a hierarchy ; as distinct from the state ; and as dignified only by its intrinsic excellence, by its venerable antiquity, and by its apostolic institution.
Page 50 - In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
Page 117 - I consider the Reform Bill a final and irrevocable settlement of a great constitutional question — a settlement, which no friend to the peace and welfare of this country would attempt to disturb, either by direct or by insidious means.
Page 11 - The birthday of a Christian was already shifted from his baptism to his conversion, and in that change the partition line of two great systems is crossed...
Page 170 - there are two well-known preservatives against ague : the one is, a good deal of care and a little port wine ; the other, a little care and a good deal of port wine. I prefer the former ; but if any of the clergy prefer the latter, it is at all events a remedy which incumbents can afford better than curates.
Page 107 - ... the only Christian country, where the Parson, if he reach the University at all, receives only the same minimum of theological tuition as the Squire ; — the only civilized country, where the degree, which confers on the Jurist a strict monopoly of practice, is conferred without either instruction or examination ; — the only country in the world, where the Physician is turned loose upon society with extraordinary privileges, but without professional education or even the slightest guarantee...

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