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THE HISTORY OF

THE ROMEWARD MOVEMENT

IN THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

THE HISTORY

OF THE

ROMEWARD MOVEMENT

IN THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

1833-1864

BY

WALTER WALSH

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AUTHOR OF

"THE SECRET History of the oxford movement," ETC.

LONDON

JAMES NISBET & CO., LIMITED

21 BERNERS STREET

HARVARD COLLEGE

JUL 7 1916
LIBRARY

Treat find

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & Co.
At the Ballantyne Press

PREFACE

MANY books have been written on the Oxford Movement, but this is, so far as I am aware, the first attempt to write its History from the standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman. It will be admitted by all that there is room for a distinctly Protestant, just as much as for a Ritualistic or High Church, record of events which have transformed the outward appearance of a considerable portion of the Church of England during the past sixty-seven years. I have not undertaken this task unasked, nor without a sense of the difficulty to deal with such an important subject in anything like an adequate manner. But I have honestly tried to do my best, and no man can do more than that. As to how far I have succeeded, or failed, others are better able to judge than I am. Although an Evangelical Churchman, I have certainly tried to deal with my theme in no narrow-minded manner. I claim to be as broad as the Church of England, nor would I banish from her ranks any of her loyal sons, though they may disagree with me on minor matters. I believe that I have written nothing but that which will meet with the approbation of old-fashioned High Churchmen and Broad Churchmen, as well as of those

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