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that ecclesiastical unity may be dispensed with,
With these sentiments before you, I trust you
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maintained in my book respecting the Church, as a society of Christ's framing, be true, the conclusions drawn from it must stand their ground, how unpalateable soever they may be to those Christians, who, “instead of drawing living water for the use of the sanctuary from the fresh springs of antiquity, take up with such as comes to them at second or third hand from the Lake of Geneva.”
The cause I have taken in hand, I am well aware is not a popular one. That weak and temporizing conduct, by which many of the cabinets of Europe have contributed to the success of the desolating system of French policy, seems to be the conduct which is judged to be best suited to the present circumstances of the Church. The consequence, it is to be feared, will be, that that deluge of sectarianism which is now inundating our land on every side, will, in the end, sweep away every bar. rier which the constitution of this country has to oppose to its destructive progress. This idea, however, is not likely, at this time, to be generally adopted. The loose habit of thinking, which constitutes one of the characteristics of the present day, must be unfavourable to an advocate for established order. But that minister of the Church who is not prepared to go through evil report, has undertaken an office for which he is unqualified. “ If they have called the master of the house Beel. zebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ?"* When I consider what the Church of England
* Matt. x. 25.
has been, and what she now is, (to make use of the
I have the honour to be,
CLUTADE uprzed HAB remittit
GUIDE TO THE CHURCH;
IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES ADVANCED IN THAT
WORK ARE MORE FULLY MAINTAINED,
ANSWER TO OBJECTIONS.
REV. CHARLES DAUBENY,
LATE ARCHDBACON OF SARUM.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
Some Extracts from the Author's Diary, &c.
F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, LONDON,
BY F. C. BAKEWELL, CHRONICLE OFFICE, BATH.