Nobly false by James Mcgrigor Allan

Nobly false

byJames Mcgrigor Allan

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE BISHOP OF EIDERDOWN. "The three essentials to becoming a bisbop--writing a political pamphlet, editing a Greek play, and apostatizing at the right time." "Pelham," by Sir E. W. Bulwek Lytton. "Oh prelate, prelate, whose duty to society is to mourn in melancholy phrase the sad degeneracy of these bad times in which thy lot of honors has been cast, did nothing go before thy elevation to the lofty seat, from which thou dealest out thy homilies to other tarriers for dead men's shoes, whose duty to society has not begun?" "Martin Chuzzlewit," by Charles Dickens, Esq. "But his notion of clerical capacity did not soar higher than a private tutor who had suckled a young noble into university honors; and his test of priestly celebrity was the decent Editorship of a Greek play, He sought for the successors of the apostles, for the stewards of the mysteries' of Sinai and of Calvary, among third-rate hunters after syllables." "Tancred," by B. Disraeli, Esq., M.P. Nothing could have been more ill-timed than this letter of introduction. Gerald received it late at night on his return home after assisting at one of the "Evenings with the people" at St. Martin's Hall, in which Freeman had delivered a pungent lecture on the State Church; a subject especially interesting to the young enthusiast. Freeman had asserted the Church of England to be in the receipt of nearly eleven millions yearly. His address was a merciless exposure of the financial condition of the Church, and went on to show first, that when Parliament had ordered a return of Church-revenue; that this return had been made by ecclesiastics solely, which was just as if a suspected treasurer had audited his own accounts: that in 1834, when a retrenchment was demanded, and it was consequently the ...

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Title:Nobly falseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217844057

ISBN - 13:9780217844055

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