Saturday, February 14, 2009

16Dec1864, Future Bishop Talbot

HAGLEY, December 16th, 1864.
—I had a nice walk with Edward Talbot, [FN: Afterwards Bishop of Rochester, Southwark, and Winchester.] who strikes one immensely with his thoughtful, powerful mind, coupled with such heartfelt, earnest reverence and deep feeling. I think he must turn out great. He has at length decided on taking Orders, though full of self-distrust as to his fitness to cope with the dangers and controversies of the day. But, if faith and love and humility are any safeguards to a man, he has them, only he lacks hopefulness.

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