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186 Favour shewn to Poetry, an indirect Sanction to Mysticism.
§ vii. 20. would seem, as far as it goes, to warrant that tendency; to set GOD's seal upon it, and witness it as reasonable and true.
Much might be said on this head: but it is enough now to have just indicated it, as one among the many reasons for thinking that Christian Antiquity was far more scriptural, than at first we might be apt to imagine, as in many other things, so in the deep mystical import, which it unreservedly attributes to the whole material world, and to all parts of it.
(To be continued.)
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The following Works, all in single volumes, or pamphlets, and recently published, will be found more or less to uphold or elucidate the general doctrines inculcated in these Tracts :—
Bp. Taylor on Repentance, by Hale.—Rivingtons.
Bp. Taylor's Golden Grove.-Parker, Oxford.
Vincentii Lirinensis Commonitorium, with translation.-Parker, Oxford.
Pusey on Cathedrals and Clerical Education.-Roake & Varty.
Pusey on Baptism (published separately).—Rivingtons.
Newman on Romanism, &c.—Rivingtons.
The Christian Year.-Parker, Oxford.
Perceval on the Roman Schism.-Leslie.
Bishop Jebb's Pastoral Instructions.-Duncan.
Herbert's Poems and Country Pastor.
Evans's Scripture Biography.-Rivingtons.
Le Bas' Life of Archbishop Laud.-Rivingtons.
Jones (of Nayland) on the Church.
Bp. Bethell on Baptismal Regeneration.-Rivingtons.
Bp. Beveridge's Sermons on the Ministry and Ordinances.— Parker, Oxford.
Bp. Jolly on the Eucharist.
Fulford's Sermons on the Ministry, &c.-Rivingtons.
A Catechism on the Church.-Parker, Oxford.
Palmer's Ecclesiastical History.—Burns.
Larger Works which may be profitably studied.
Bishop Bull's Sermons.-Parker, Oxford.
Wall on Infant Baptism.-Do.
Pearson on the Creed.-Do.
Bingham's Works.- Straker, London.
Palmer on the Liturgy.-University Press.
Palmer on the Church.-Rivingtons.
Hooker, ed. Keble.-Do.
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Ir is often urged, and sometimes felt and granted, that there are in the Articles propositions or terms inconsistent with the Catholic faith; or, at least, when persons do not go so far as to feel the objection as of force, they are perplexed how best to reply to it, or how most simply to explain the passages on which it is made to rest. The following Tract is drawn up with the view of showing how groundless the objection is, and further of approximating towards the argumentative answer to it, of which most men have an implicit apprehension, though they may have nothing more. That there are real difficulties to a Catholic Christian in the Ecclesiastical position of our Church at this day, no one can deny; but the statements of the Articles are not in the number; and it may be right at the present moment to insist upon this. If in any quarter it is supposed that persons who profess to be disciples of the early Church will silently concur with those of very opposite sentiments in furthering a relaxation of subscriptions, which, it is imagined, are galling to both parties, though for different reasons, and that they will do this against the wish of the great body of the Church, the writer of the following pages would raise one voice, at least, in protest against any such anticipation. Even in such points as he may think the English Church deficient, never can he, without a great alteration of sentiment, be party to forcing the opinion or project of one school upon another. Religious changes, to be beneficial, should be the act of the whole body; they are worth little if they are the mere act of a majority'. No good can come of any change which is not heartfelt, a development
1 This is not meant to hinder acts of Catholic consent, such as occurred anciently, when the Catholic body aids one portion of a particular Church against another portion.