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strongest expostulations from more than forty Branches)-may DR. TEMPLE ELECTEN,
not improbably be the cause of a disruption of the whole
body. Even the blowers of the penny trumpets of Ritualism The prophecies of the newspaper-prophets have signally admit that 600 members have recently retired, and in this come to nothing. Only six men-may God bless them, and number are not reckoned those who have paid their subscripmay the faithful have their names long in remembrance as tions to the end of the year and remain nominal members only good men and true ! only six men were found to stand up in until that period. So that we may heartily congratulate our defence of the truths of Christianity in opposition to the readers on the fact that some men of principle still energize, principle of Essays and Reviews. The projector and Editor of who refuse to be pinned to the coat and cassock tails of Mr. that rolume, which has been solemnly condemned by Con- Gladstone's clever allies in Burleigh-street, in order mechanivocation, is now Bishop-elect of Exeter. He is so by the cally to register their wills and obsequiously do their bidding. power of the Crown, by the grace and good-will of Mr. Glad- What may further happen in re Dr. Temple we cannot at stone, and by the formal and solemn election by a large present set forth. That his Confirmation, Consecration, and majority of the Exeter Chapter. Let it not be said hence- Installation will each be met by vigorous protests from men of forth that the State made him Bishop. State authorities position and principle is quite determined on. For no truenominated him, but Churchmen—to their deep shame and hearted member of the Church of England can contemplate disgrace--elected him, and, therefore, we do earnestly trust that the fact of his wielding the Bishop's staff in the West of both now and in the future the saddle may be put on the England without sorrow, alarm and dismay. Still further, the right horse. Those Clergy, who are so ready to sacrifice all filling up of Pastoral vacancies by Ritualistic sceptics and principle are ever abusing and maligning the State, in order Broad Church prigs of the Arnold and Jowett school-which to mislead public opinion from contemplating their own is certain to be his policy—is not a pleasant picture for men obvious shortcomings. They loudly blame the State when to contemplate who heartily believe in the dogma of the they ought to blame other people.
Incarnation, and who detest with a cordial detestation the Had the timid and abject creatures who absented them- bumptious pride and patronizing condescension of cold blooded selves from the Chapter-meeting last Thursday—poor tools Infidels very thinly varnished with a coating of mere Christian with weak consciences and feeble bodily health-gone and sentiment. done, their duty, in face of the World, the Devil and the Liberals, the moral effect of the opposition would have been
DIOCESAN ORGANIZATION. much greater than it has been. As it is the principles of Essays and Reviews is now an influential part of the Anglican Ar last, however reluctantly, the majority of Churchmen tradition. The Westminster Review accurately wrote that the appear to be convinced by recent events that critical times are teaching of that volume is now as much a portion of the in store for the Church and State of England. Seldom doctrine of the Church of England as Mr. Liddon's doctrine indeed have more startlingly ominous shadows been cast before. or Mr. Carter's. In fact, more so; for we question whether any The long apathy which succeeded the abnormal excitement of Anglican Bishop would stand sponsor to all that Mr. Liddon and the Reformation and Rebellion periods, has in its turn been Mr. Carter have written, whereas we know that the Lord followed in the present century by a reaction of energy ; and Bishop-elect of Exeter is the patron, defender and coadjutor some of the bitterest fruits of that energy we have still to of the Anti-Christian Essayists.
taste. It was pleasanter, and consequently more popular, till This state of affairs is brought about by the blessed and of late, to paint the prospect before us with an imaginary benificent action of Mr. Gladstone—who thus punishes the couleur de rose; Convocation was revived, and the Church, it Clergy for having so properly kicked him out of Oxford—and was said, was secure in the affections of the people ;" the by the Liberal and Whig Parsons of the Exeter Chapter. innate Conservatism of the nation so averse to rapid change Poor Dr. Pusey, the Vice-President of the E.C.U., and hitherto would at any rate postpone any disagreeable revolution till the political agent of Mr. Gladstone in the University of after our time ; not a few secretly cared little if then should Oxford, is a little shocked and uses strong language; but he come the deluge. But men's eyes are now considerably opened, has been shocked so often, and has used strong language so and a very general feeling of discomfort has arisen, not unmixed frequently, that men have come to see that it is all froth and with bewildered alarm. Twelve months bave sufficed to noise, or as Shakespeare has it, "full of sound and fury sig- abolish half of the Church Establishment, and not only so, nifying nothing." "He has cried “Wolf !” so often that but very effectually to rob her. The statesman who was to now nobody attends to him.
fill the Episcopal bench with High Churchmen, and whom the Of the conduct of the E.C.U. we have already expressed Guardian and its followers have not unsuccessfully laboured to our opinion. That opinion, we rejoice to learn, has not been encircle with a halo of Anglo-Catholic sanctity, has not only thrown away upon many of its members
. We have received a accomplished this predatory feat, but in the exercise of his large pile of letters thanking us for our advocacy of principle patronage has applied to a very unexpected and unsavoury in preference to party. And we learn that the policy
which quarter. that organization has been induced to adopt in the Temple To such a pass indeed have events come, that we have very case, by a small but resolute clique-in the teeth of an oppo- nearly witnessed the fulfilment of the prophecy that the lion sition (well represented on the Council, and backed up by the land the lamb should lie down together; Dr. Pusey and Lord
Shaftesbury have almost fraternized ; Archdeacon Denison and this great meeting, though professedly of small account, is not Dean Close have narrowly escaped an embrace. Little, how- confined to the country in which it will take place, nor to the ever, would it matter that men realized the inevitable future, religious community for whose special edification it is conif they were only prepared to shape their actions accordingly vened, but extends in a greater or less degree to all the Great -forearmed as well as forewarned. But the false peace in Powers of Europe, and especially to those which, as nations, which we have so long indulged has rusted our weapons and still profess and cherish the Roman Catholic faith. deadened our energies. We stand before an inferior enemy, In confirmation of this it is striking to remark at the outset disorganized, without a leader, panic-stricken, unready. with what extreme caution, if not coldness, the coming
The time before us is evidently short ; but it is enough if Council is contemplated by the Government of those countries God's good Providence should grant decision and resolution to which may be supposed to have interest at stake. It has those who value their inheritance and love their country. The already been announced in certain quarters that, “while not obvious course to take in order first to oppose an at all effec- opposing the meeting of the Council
, full liberty will be tive resistance to the destructives, and secondly, should that reserved to take such steps as shall be desirable after its fail, to prevent an utter collapse and dissolution of the Church, deliberations are over ; in other words Pius IX. is politely is to unite. The obvious way to promote union in our own informed that, however grand and imposing a spectacle he ranks is to utilize and extend the existing machinery of our may create in the Cathedral of the Great Apostle, however system ; and foremost in that machinery most thoughtful men many mitred heads he may congregate within the walls of the agree in placing the Diocesan scheme with its capitular and Eternal City, the scheme of European re-construction must parochial ramifications.
go on notwithstanding, and individual States must not be If Church Conferences have done no other good, they have lectured, or thwarted in the execution of their pet political at least indisputably shown the advantage of bringing men of projects. In olden days, in those happy times when Rome opposed sentiments and different schools together; they have ruled the roost and had it all her own way, and when sweet shown that there are most important matters on which it is harmony between Church and State was the rule and not the possible to produce almost unanimity: that prominent men on exception in Catholic countries, Princes of the blood-royal, one side are not necessarily so black as the other was wont to Kings, Emperors and small Sovereigns lent the dignity of paint them; that Clergymen are not all narrow-minded, nor their presence, and the weight of their influence to these Laymen unecclesiastical. The indirect impulse which has Great Councils of the Roman Church : but circumstances thus been given to regular synodical action is invaluable. I have changed all this, and not a crowned head, save he of the For too long a time a tendency to isolation has prevailed; triple crown, the Sovereign Pontiff himself, will grace the each country parish would be an imperium in imperio; each proceedings of the eventful 8th of December. Priest his own Bishop; and the Laity left out in the cold. inclined to think that the present position of affairs in Europe Such a state of things if continued must rapidly extinguish fully justifies this witholding of their persons on the part sympathy, and eventually life itself.
of those who might otherwise with propriety attend. Austria, Many Dioceses, however, have set an example well-deserving Italy, and Spain, not to mention many “ lesser lights,” are of imitation : Ely, Gloucester, Oxford, Lichfield, and others not at present excessively cordial in their political relations are bestirring themselves to do the Church's work in the with the Court of Rome, and although this is not to be a Church's
ways; and it is this that we would urge upon the political Conference, the well-known propensity of that small attention of all who seriously regard the eventful future. kingdom to convey practical hints under the cover of every
As was well pointed out recently by a contemporary, the ecclesiastical Latin might render unpleasant, not to say interest. of the Laity, that is the people, must be at once undignified, the official attendance of any of these Powers in engaged and directed. At present it is too generally unde- the person of their respective rulers. fined and often captious; freely welcomed to a share in the But it is in their religious aspect that the doings of the work which is for their benefit, taught for what aims they Roman Council of 1869 will command the attention of must contend, their co-operation will freely be given, and the English-speaking people throughout the world. Whatever common strength proportionately augmented. Where no steps statistics may prove as to the lax morality of the United have yet been taken in this direction it should be an immediate Kingdom, Englishmen are undoubtedly a religious people to object to revive in each Parish, each Deanery, each Diocese, this extent, that religious questions kindle in them an interest duly organized assemblies to represent in their respective far more keen, an enthusiasm infinitely more genuine than stations all members of the ecclesiastical body. Experience any political or social questions, be they never so important. proves it to be the natural remedy for existing weakness, and we have just passed through a period of this kind of exciteHistory teaches that it is the right one. Common deliberation ment, and in such a manner as to prove abundantly, were supplies a necessary outlet for unfounded jealousies and real proof wanting, this trait in our national character. The most grievances, and sows the seed of much wanted charity, and sacred feelings of loyal Churchmen have been grossly insulted, common work involves united power.
their tempers sorely tried, by the temporary triumph of Radical violence, and the consequent dismemberment of a
portion of our Established Church ; we are, therefore, in a THE COMING ROMAN COUNCIL.
peculiarly fit position to sympathize with any fellow-Christians [COMMUNICATED.]
who are in danger of suffering from despotic rule, and none
the less so if that despotism threatens to take the form of The 8th of December, 1869, will be not only a day of enthralling the conscience by enforcing the belief of new universal excitement and interest to the four continents of the superstitious fables. world, but a mark for future historians who will look back, It must be known to most of our readers—and we take generations hence, to this date in writing the history of the this opportunity of informing the ignorant—that the avowed nineteenth century. On that day the Pope will gather object of this Council is to make a “matter of faith,” that round him a vast assembly of Bishops and theologians is, to be believed under pain of damnation, the Ultramontane with whom in solemn conclave he will proceed to dis- doctrine of Papal Infallibility, a doctrine hitherto confined to cuss the present position of affairs in the Roman Catholic over-zealous 'verts and super-ignorant rustic Priests. The Church, and possibly to promulgate some novel dogma former class will be ably represented by Dr. Manning, the henceforth to be regarded among themselves and throughout R.C. Archbishop of Westminster, whose powerful eloquence their own Communion as de fide. The political importance of and insinuating rhetoric will alike be devoted to overcoming the tender scruples of his brother Bishops, few of whom it is Pulpit Literature : Memorabilia, Anecdotes, etc., of Celebrated expected will have sufficient courage of their opinions to Preachers, from the Fourth Century of the Christian Era to the oppose the polished Latin orations of one of the most Present Time, (James Hogg and Son)—is nearly all that is finished classical scholars now living. The success or failure necessary to a description of its contents; and of the manner of the attempt will, however, greatly depend on the amount of presenting them it may be said that it is judicious, pracof Liberty of Speech permitted to the representatives of the tical, earnest, and in good taste. The volume is handsomely several parties in the Church. If such men as Dollinger, put forth by the publishers, and an elaborate engraving of Kettler, and the Archbishop of Paris, are to be muzzled orgagged, the new pulpit in the author's Church of St. Mary, Stoke then the utterances of the Council, howsoever pleasing to the Newington, adorns the title-page. As to the object of the Ultramontanes, will carry no weight whatever with men of volume, beside the interest and improvement of the general impartial mind, gifted with ordinary reasoning-faculties and reader, it is to present to the preachers of to-day examples an honest love of fair play. For it must be distinctly from the whole range of pulpit literature, both of failures remembered that this Council is in no sense Ecumenical like and successes, which may serve respectively as representative the generally-accepted General Councils of the Church, and evils to be avoided and excellencies to be imitated. Biogratherefore is deprived of that authority and respect which, as phical sketches of various preachers from the fourth century such, it might fairly claim. In surmising how much freedom to the nineteenth are made to alternate with frequent extracts of deliberation will be allowed to moderate men, we are not from their Sermons. The peculiarities of the ancient much gratified when we read in Le Monde, the Parisian preachers—the vivid illustrations of current life that marked Ultramontane organ, that “The Philosophical Sects are St. Chrysostom; the soft and delicious eloquence of St. always seeking truth: the Church declares it, and does not Basil ; and the terse and argumentative style of St. Augustine, put it in discussion." Exactly so! Gallileo “sought and are either noted or illustrated. Afterwards, and in greater found truth in the starry firmament,” and “the Church ”detail
, the author proceeds to describe and to exemplify the infallibly pronounced him a sorcerer, and denied his truth. quaintness, the directness, and the vividness of the medieval But further, if the Roman Church, rejoicing in its universal preachers, who, in the words of Mr. Baring-Gould, “ did not knowledge of truth, is above seeking or discussing it, it does make long extracts, but with one light sweep brushed
up seem somewhat superfluous to summon many hundred Bishops a whole bright string of sparkling Scripture instances." from all parts of the world simply to “declare " what is as Then follow anecdotes and reminiscences of celebrated French, old as the Church itself, that which, according to this lofty Spanish, German, and other foreign preachers since the argument, must have been known and accepted as true by era of the Reformation, with specimens of their piquancy, erery Catholic Bishop from the days of St. Peter till now. tact, faithfulness, zeal, grotesqueness, and impertinence. The
That is one horn of the dilemma; the other remains, and great French preachers of the 17th and 18th centuries are in it is this-If the personal infallibility of the Pope has not possession of an exclusive chapter, and examples of the style been hitherto known and received, how have the Roman of Bourdaloue, Bossuet, and Massillon are placed before the Catholics discovered it without “seeking,” and how will they reader, whilst to move them half-a-dozen of smaller reputabe able to enforce it on the enlightened members of their tion, short biographies are accorded. Nor are the grand body, who know it to have been born in ambition and nurtured masters of the British pulpit forgotten. The devices of in superstition, without discussing " it ? Baccn says that American back-woods Evangelists, in order to arrest the " the enquiry of truth is the sovereign good of human nature,” attention of their uncouth audiences, form a most striking and many who sit in the Council will agree with him : but and amusing portion of “The Curiosities of the Pulpit. that great Philosopher addressed himself to ordinary mortals The remarks of the author throughout the volume are made striving after truth, and not to Saints perfected who simply with tact, good-feeling, and discrimination, and give all along declare it ; so that in the present instance his words will a conviction that he is speaking of what he knows and underprobably not carry much weight. But this point of personal stands ; and they add much to the charm of a volume which infallibility, though the most important, is only one among is as pleasant and engrossing as it is full and suggestive. many which will test the power and influence of that great school of moderate men within the Church of Rome who are Dr. Lee, true to his well-known sound principle that Connow beginning to see, what Englishmen and others saw three servatism and Catholicity should go hand in hand, publishes hundred years ago, that their Church is not everything which his Sermon preached on the Twelfth Anniversary of the she ought to be, not immaculate, not infallible. Men such as A.P.U.C. He entitles it The “Sour Grapes” of Disunion, Hyacinthe and Ffoulkes are honest men, who, seeing error in (Hayes) and embodies in it an expression of the principle in the bosom of their own fold, are not ashamed or frightened question in the following practical passage.
All Reunionists to point it out. They are not isolated individuals, but repre- should obtain and preserve this Sermon :: sentatives of an extensive party; and their appearance on the No one can doubt that, as regards the restoration of visible unity, there horizon at the present moment is the healthy sign of a new are many obvious dangers to be met and overcome. To contemplate the era which is dawning slowly but surely, when superstition work apart from prayer might appal the most sanguine. For ourselves, shall give way to the onward march of civilization, and members of the school of thought mainly labouring by co-operation for Roman intolerance shall be a thing of the past. These will the blessed result in question, there are dangerous divisions, the hurtful die hard, but they will die none the less.
activity of local cliques, and an unattractive and unblessed isolation. As regards our Association itself, there has been of late, strange to say, an
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on the part of some of its members--all the more strange when the evils of an open rupture between Church and State in England, if not immi
nent, are in the minds of thousands. For such a rupture would bring In the face of the widespread and unflagging interest mani- certain perplexity and complicate existing confusion. An order and fested in the kind of literature which is conversant about state of things which has been from the days of St. Austin, England's
own Apostle, could not be evidently changed without momentous danger. preachers and pulpit characteristics, it would be hard indeed Many, for example, believe that the three parties into which the National to believe that the influence of the pulpit is on the wane; and Church is more or less divided would speedily separate, either from the we are glad to find that a parochial Clergyman of Prebendary other, when such a change took place. How long the principle of conJackson's authority and experience takes up so strong a posi- union amongst those who are constantly learning by experience that tion against the theory that the art of preaching has declined. Protestantism is but undeveloped infidelity, could hardly be predicated. The title of his work before us-Curiosities of the Pulpit and Again, what religion, if any, that school would adopt, which with profuse professions of breadth and liberality is notoriously quite as illiberal I have been a subscriber to those successive ventures in the weekly as tho Protestant section, no chastened imagination could conceive. Here, newspaper press, which have started with a greater or less perception of then, are dangers dark and multiform. If such a separation came, in the unquestionable truth that the Tory in politics and High Churchman some probability many would be compelled to act singly, and without in religion build upon the same identical foundation, and that the only co-operation. I am free to confess that present difficulties, augmented hope for either of them lies in their mutual acknowledgment of the by such future complications, would, in my humble judgment, tend fact. There was the old Union, tolerably true to this principle from the more than anything else to advance the policy of individual secession to beginning to the end, and which died of the usual policy of High other parts of Christ's family rather than that less selfish one of a Churchmen, of finding all possible fault with those who support them corporate reunion amongst its separated parts. For these, and other from without, with the more or less conscious notion of making capital reasons, 1 pray daily that Church and State may not be rent in twain. among their enemies by so doing. That paper was thrown over as a
tub to the whale. Then there was the Church and State Review, a most excellent
paper We confess ourselves much disappointed with Dr. Weninger's manner characteristic of its original editor, announcing that its prin
in all respects, which, however, vanished all at once in a treatise just published on the Apostolical and Infallible ciples could no longer be defended, and then the Church News, a paper Authority of the Pope (New York : Sadleir). Neither in its with much deeper comprehension of the true principle than the Union, historical, philosophical, nor theological aspect has the subject with a more ignominious fate. It was purchased by its enemies, and
but which came to grief from the same cause as that paper, and met been treated with any originality or ability. The same hack- it is paraded on the walls as still a Tory newspaper it is to be presumed that quotations from Scripture and the Fathers, the same exagge- some one is enacting the same part which Defoe is now said to have perrated commentary on certain passages from early conciliar formed in the newspaper press of his day. But I doubt whether either of decisions, are given here as are to be found in almost every such bold, outspoken frankness in facing all the results of the position as treatise on the subject which has been written since the dis- yourself.' I can only say I wish you very heartily success. If I mistake cussion on the Four Articles. Moreover, every historical diffi- not, you take a line more favourable to Ritualism in the abstract than culty which stands in the way of the well known Ultramontane our old friend the John Bull
, and I hope you do. Ritualism is the theory is either wholly ignored or cleverly slurred over. No proper and characteristic language of the objective truth for which you
contend, and there is no Ritualism in any London Church which is at all man in his senses, with the page of history outspread before in excess of what is good for the souls of men ; but you are quite right him, could maintain for a moment that the personal Infalli- also in exposing the weaknesses of the Ritualistic party, who are in bility of the Pope has been a dogma even of the Roman Catholic danger unless they meet with some plain-spoken correctives from their Ohurch ; much less of the Church Universal. The Jesuits friends of dwindling into as feeble and helpless a combination as ever
were borne upon the revolutionary tide, screaming their cries of victory have cleverly ventilated this subject, and have obtained theo
as they pass down the rapids to destruction. We can by no means spare logical partizans on behalf of their pet theories in many parts them, Sir
. The Church is the salt of the objective party, and they with of the world—in Revolutionary America as well as in old- all their activity and all their goodness, are the salt of the Church, but fashioned England: but these theories can never hold water. something must be done to warn them of the fatal consequences of that
all They cannot stand. They are not true. They will not work. alliance with Revolutionists which they seem to court, or we shall
I am, Sir, yours faithfully, A mere handful of converts from the Church of England, who Cuckfield Vicarage.
T. ASTLEY MABERLEY. promise well to make the communion of their adoption ridiculous in the eyes of the learned, are moving heaven and
THE ENGLISH CHURCH UNION. earth to get their follies authorized and approved by authority. SIR,—Mr. Murray himself gives us the best proof that only perseBut they will fail. The proposition of Dr. Weninger is E.c.U., when he admits that we succeeded in compelling that body to
verance is required for Conservatives to carry out their objects in the opposed to Scripture, to the Fathers, to Catholic tradition, to take action directly opposed to Mr. Gladstone in the University Tests the decrees of the Councils, and to the general belief of the Bill. It certainly requires persistence and determination on our part, but faithful everywhere, and at all times. Therefore we reject it. we generally succeed in the end, while Radicals have never yet brought it
into direct collision with the Tory party. I am glad to say that in the
Temple business we have another case in point. In common with The Monthly Packet (Mozley) for November contains the many others I have sent an indignant protest against the former resoluusual amount of entertaining matter. The somewhat prosy tion of the Council, and I find that it has now been determined at a “Musings over the Christian Year and Lyra Innocentium, Council meeting last Friday to memorialize the Archbishop against Dr. are followed by a spirited “ Cameo from English History," Temple’s Consecration, and to call on all Choirmen of Branches to
summon meetings to authorize them to sign this memorial on the part treating of the Wars of the Houses of York and Lancaster. of their Branches. I can well imagine the chorus of indignation with Three interesting tales progress satisfactorily.
There is a which Dr. Littledale and other Radical members will receive this news, good account of the opening of Inverness Cathedral, and the but it is a great victory, for all who uphold the liberty of the Church usual Correspondence, and Hints on Reading. The original and purity of faith.. After this I trust we shall hear no more of the
E.C.U. being Mr. Gladstone's most obedient servant. I only regret that piece of poetry—“All Saints' Day”-though evincing a
so many sound Churchmen seceded from it-as I cannot but thinktender and religious spirit, lacks vigour and poetic ring. with undue hastiness. Yours faithfully,
Bovey Tracey, Nov. 13th.
EDWARD W. URQUHART. We can strongly recommend The Liturgy of the Church of England ; with Devotions for those who Assist thereat, whether regard to the E.C.U.:-“The English Church Union defended the
SIR,—A certain Mr. Pixell recently made the following statement with as Hearers or Communicants (Hayes), which is thoroughly doctrine and discipline of the Church of England, in points essential and Catholic in tone, and contains excellent devotions, well and points less essential. If either the doctrine or the Ritual of the Church simply arranged. It is convenient in size, and from the large- was attacked, then the Union was up in defence. The time had come ness of its print will be found an admirable book for the use
when the pure Catholic doctrines of the Church must be maintained, of unlettered or aged people.
and the charge brought against the Union of merely defending Ritualism could not be sustained against its members. He had heard it said that they were a political society-first a Radical and then a Tory society. He
would leave it to those who so accused the Society to fight it out amongst Correspondence.
them. The Society was neither the one nor the other. If any measure was introduced into Parliament by whatever party, if it seemed a
measure likely to benefit the Church, why the Society defended it to the OUR PRINCIPLES AND POLICY.
best in their power; but if, on the contrary, it appeared to be a measure SIR, -Allow me to thank you much for your paper. Your words are calculated to injure the Church, why they opposed it at every stage. The rough but they are true, and if they were not somewhat rougher than a Union was neither a Tory nor a Radical society, but simply a true pure taste might desire they would simply not be read. It is no doubt a Church society. All people, whether Tory or Radical, who were good great pity that quiet, peaceful exposition of principles is out of the Churchmen and communicants, could join the Union.” case in newspapers, and that through newspapers that the vast majority Anything more unblushing in the character of his remarks and fictions of people, educated or uneducated, are reached. Yet since so it is, wise ' I never read. With the Temple case before us, I am at a loss to cominen will acquiesce in the inevitable avowed complaint and endure as prehend how a Clergyman can dare to make such statements. best they may the conditions under which alone principles can be made
M. P. C. to penetrate the masses.
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