Tuesday, December 23, 2008

29Aug1863, Wordsworth's Tour in Italy

HAGLEY, Saturday, August 29th, 1863.
—Have finished Wordsworth's tour in Italy, which gives a thoughtful, temperate, and far-seeing view of the Church of Rome, the possibility and the crying need of its reformation, and (which is the point of the book) the necessity of its reforming itself. Present political excitement and disturbance seem to open up the way.

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