An Essay on the Character of the Welsh as a Nation, in the Present Age by William Jones

An Essay on the Character of the Welsh as a Nation, in the Present Age

byWilliam Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... tached, either as members or hearers, to the different communities, is not included. The rest of the inhabitants, which I estimate at from 80,000 to 150,000, must be regarded, I fear, as totally unconcerned about religion in any of the modes in which it appears amongst us. In a very important sense, and to a very considerable extent, the Welsh are a religious people. In defending this position, necessary that some explanations be made. Religion has so pervaded Wales that the Bible is universally disseminated. Day-schools have answered the purpose of their institution, in reference to the wealthier classes of society; and as a powerful auxiliary, Sunday teaching has diffused instruction in places and among families which the dayschools have not been able to affect. The inhabitants generally are able to read the Scriptures. Exceptions undoubtedly there are, but they are mostly confined to children under ten, and to old people who have passed seventy, years of age. The institution which has produced the greatest effect on the religious character of the people is that of preaching the gospel. The extempore method of instruction, adopted by all the dissenting ministers, appears peculiarly suited to the genius of the nation. The Welsh discourses are generally distinguished for the vivid style in which sentiments are clothed, and a very animated mode of delivery; and by many a sort of chanting tone is used. All this is so grateful to the taste of the great majority of the people that they are not very attentive to instruction conveyed in a different manner. Nevertheless the sermons are frequently so full of matter that a change in that particular might very advantageously be made. Some of the most pious people ever known to the writer have been natives and...

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Title:An Essay on the Character of the Welsh as a Nation, in the Present AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217810705

ISBN - 13:9780217810708

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