Tuesday, March 02, 2010

10Jun1871, Church Matters

LONDON, June 10th, 1871.
—Uncles twain [FN: I.e. Mr. Gladstone and the Rev. the Hon. William Lyttelton.] had an interesting argument upon whether the admission into English Orders ought not to be allowed under less stringent terms of subscription. Uncle W., true to his old Church colours, strong against further relaxation, and cleverly maintaining that the Low Church party had never in old times been a genuine growth within the Church. . . . He would cease having recourse to legislation in Church matters, and trust to subscription, and moral influences.

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