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THE ENGLISH CHURCH
CONSIDERED IN A SERIES OF SERMONS;
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
THE REV. DERWENT COLERIDGE, M. A.,
HEAD MASTER OF HELLESTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL, IN CORNWALL,
MAJESTY'S JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH.
LET US PRAY IN THE CHURCH, WITH THE CHURCH, AND FOR THE CHURCH,
D. Mart. Lutheri Colloq. Mens. ch. 20.
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My fixed principle is : that A ChrisTIANITY WITHOUT A CHURCH EXERCISING SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IS VANITY AND DISSOLUTION. And my belief is, that when Popery is rushing in on us, like an inundation, the nation will find it to be so. I say Popery; for this too I hold for a delusion, that Romanism, or Roman catholicism, is separable from Popery ; almost as readily could I suppose a circle without a centre.COLERIDGE's Aids to Reflection, p. 224. Vote. 4th Edit. (Published originally in 1825.)
THE HON. SIR JOHN TAYLOR COLERIDGE, Knight,
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S JUSTICES OF THE COURT
OF QUEEN'S BENCII.
My Dear JUDGE,
On your elevation to your present high office, you did me the honour to appoint me your chaplain.
I know not how I can better express the gratification, which o I have derived from this mark of your regard, than by requesting you to allow your name to be coupled with the following Essay.
I propose, in these pages, to vindicate the scriptural character of the English Church, Should they appear to you calculated to promote, in lowever small a degree, the sacred cause in which they are enlisted, you will, I am sure, overlook their deficiencies, and extend to them your valuable
With much respect,
Your affectionate relative,
May 1, 1839.