Synopses & Reviews
Excerpt from The Ingoldsby Letters (1858-1878), In Reply to the Bishops in Convocation, the House of Lords and Elsewhere, on the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer, Vol. 1
Twenty years have gone over the head of the Author of these Letters since the bulk of them were written, and published in various London and Provincial Newspapers of the day. His hair has grown grey in the interval, and he has witnessed much of the changes and chances of this mortal life - 3but nothing that he has seen or heard in all those years (and they have been not uneventful ones, whether in Church or State) has tended in the slightest degree to shake any one of the opinions expressed in the course of the follow ing pages - nay, rather, he is abundantly confirmed in all he has written by everything he has in the meanwhile noticed passing around him.
The position, under the good Providence of God, which he has been permitted to hold during that long period in the life of man, in the very prime of manhood and presumed maturity of judgment, has enabled him to look around and witness calmly what was occurring elsewhere, without being himself in any way mixed up with the strife of tongues.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.