« PoprzedniaDalej »
TO THE REVEREND
WILLIAM HODGE MILL, D.D.
CHAPLAIN TO THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
AND CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE;
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
AND PRINCIPAL OF BISHOP'S COLLEGE, CALCUTTA;
IS AFFECTIONATELY AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
One of the unhappy effects which were naturally, though not necessarily, produced by the Refore mation of the English Church, is the gulf which seems to be fixed between those who are now her sons, and the Saints and Martyrs of her earlier times. Even those whose names still appear in our Calendar produce, except as a testimony of the wishes of those who constructed the PrayerBook, little practical effect; and we look on the days sacred to the memories of S. Augustine, and S. Elphege, and S. Dunstan, and S. Edmund, without venerating the Founders, and the Martyrs, and Confessors of Her who has been made, by God's good Providence, our nursing mother.
If such be our apathy towards those whom she commemorates, there is little need for wonder that one, whose name has, from unhappy circumstances,