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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...come as near to it as I can. CXIII. TO REV. DU. HAWKINS. I 1 Rugby, November 4,1835. After stating his acceptance of the office in ...Read MoreThis 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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...come as near to it as I can. CXIII. TO REV. DU. HAWKINS. I 1 Rugby, November 4,1835. After stating his acceptance of the office in the London University. I hold myself bound to influence, so far as I may be able, the working of a great experiment, which will probably in the end affect the whole education of the country. I hold myself bound to prevent, so far as in me lies, the establishment of more sectarian places of education, which will be the case if you have regular colleges for Dissenters; and yet Dissenters must and ought to have Degrees; and you shut them out from Oxford and Cambridge. No man can feel more strongly than I do the necessary imperfection of the proposed system, and its certain inferiority to what the old Universities might be made, or even to what they are, I suppose, actually. No man can more dread the co-operators with whom I may possibly have to work, or the principle which an active party are endeavoring to carry into education, that it shall or can exist independent of Christianity. But the excuse of these men, and their probable success, arises out of the Oxford sectarianism. You have identified Christianity with the Church of England, and--aa there are many who will not bear the latter--indifferent men, or unbelievers, believe that it must follow that they cannot be taught the former. The question goes through the whole frame of our society. Nothing more reasonable than that national education should be in accordance with the national religion; nothing more noble or more wise in my judgment than the whole theory of the Reformers on this point. But the Established Church is only the religion of a part of the nation, and there is the whole difficulty. The Reformers, or rather their successors in Elizabeth's time, wished...Read Less
Good. No Dustjacket. B000SCHFVM Volumes 1 and 2, complete; green cloth boards with gold title on spine; corners of boards and ends of spines are worn; some internal markings on first few pages of each volume; 375 and 406 pages, respectively.
Good/No DJ. Exlibrary with usual defects. Spine badly faded as is the top edge of covers. Gold gilt top page edges. 8.5x6 400 pages. Some light pencil notes in back. Maroon cloth covered boards with spine faded to tan. Spine label intact. Spots and stains on spine. Good reading copy.
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