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OPENING OF CHESTER CAthedral NaVE - DEATHS of Mr. MAURICE AND NORMAN MCLEOD - CATHEDRAL STALLS AND LEARNED LEISURE - BISHOP PATTESON NOTES ON MODERN HYMNOLOGY-LECTURE AT BIRMINGHAM AND ITS RESULTS - LECTURES at Chester - CorrespondenCE ON THE ATHANASIAN CREED-ON DISESTABLISHMENT — A POEM.
"No man can justly blame me for honoring my spiritual mother, the Church of England, in whose womb I was conceived, at whose breast I was nourished, and in whose bosom I hope to die. Bees by the instinct of Nature do love their hives, and birds their nest. But, God is my witness, that, according to my uttermost talent and poor understanding, I have endeavored to set down the naked truth impartially, without either favor or prejudice, the two capital enemies of right judgment. The one of which, like a false mirror, doth represent things fairer and straighter than they are; the other, like the tongue infected with choler, makes the sweetest meats to taste bitter. My desire hath been to have Truth for my chiefest friend, and no enemy but Error." BISHOP BRAMHALL
THE year began at Eversley with the usual winter's parish work, night-schools, penny Readings, &c., which were only interrupted for a few days by his going to Chester for the opening of the Cathedral nave.
CHESTER: January 24, 1872.-"Service this afternoon magnificent. Cathedral quite full. Anthem, 'Send out Thy Light.' Collection, £105. Cathedral looks lovely, and I have had a most happy day. Every