This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII i864-1865 Aged 45 To 46 ■ Hi heeded not reviling tones Nor sold his heart to idle moans. Though cursed and scorn'd, and bruised with stones. He seems to hear a Heavenly Friend And thro' thick wils to apprehend A labour working to an end. Tinnyson. CHAPTER XXIII Illness--Controversy with Dr. Newman--Apologia--Journey to the South of France--Biarritz--Pau--An earthquake--Narbonne-- The schoolboy's sea--Beziers--Pont du Gard--Wild flowers-- Nismes--Avignon--Sermons in London and at Windsor-- Enclosure of Eversley Common--Death of the Right Hon. Thomas Erskine--University sermons at Cambridge--Muscular Christianity and chivalry--Mr. John Stuart Mill's London Committee--Letter on the Trinity--Hon. Stephen Spring Rice -- Letter on subscription -- Savonarola -- Luther and demonology--Visit of Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands to Eversley Rectory and Wellington College--The literary world--Wesley and Oxford--The mammoth on ivory--Bewick's Autobiography--Death of King Leopold--Lines written at Windsor Castle. The severe illness and great physical depression with which this year began were a bad preparation for the storm of controversy which burst upon Mr. Kingsley, and which eventually produced Dr. Newman's famous apologia pro vita sua. That controversy is before the world, and no allusion would be made to it in these pages, but from the fear that silence might be misconstrued into a tacit acknowledgment of defeat on the main question. This fact, however, must be mentioned, that information conveyed to Mr. Kingsley that Dr. Newman was in bad health, depressed, and averse from polemical discussion, coupled with Dr. Newman's own words in the early part of the correspondence, in which he seemed to deprecate controversy, appealed irresistibly to Mr. King...
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