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Don't talk to me of its (the Established Church in Ireland) being a Church! It is a wholesale robbery.-Burke.
Let the English Church take warning. In these Democratic days we want institutions for the poor. . . It is because we have in our towns no Church, no religious ministers, and no effective religious ministrations for the masses of the poor, that they are still in so wretched a condition.—Kay's Social Condition and Education of the English Peo
Give us more bread and fewer Priests.-Chartist mob at Norwich.
The sums yearly raised by Dissenters for benevolent objects, reflect a lustre upon England brighter than all the glory of her arms.—Author of “Natural History of Enthusiasm.”
We certainly subscribe to the doctrine, that the church is the true and only fortress of Conservative principles.-London Times, July 31, 1841.
We cannot bring ourselves to suppose, that Sir Robert Peel has the slightest intention of sacrificing the rights of the farmer, to a thing so trivial and so temporary, too, as the popularity of the streets.-Britannia, Feb. 5, 1847.
But the principle is beyond all controversy-that on the safety of the Church of England, depends the safety of the State of England.—Dr. Croly's Historical Sketches.
THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
(HURCH OF ENGLAND.-It consists of the reigning Monarch as the head-ninety-six archbishops and bishops, about thirteen thousand inferior clergy.*
*The following official list is taken from the Royal Almanac, of 1865:
C. T. Longley, D.D., Primate of all England .... £15,000 W. Thomson, D.D., Primate) of England. .£10,000
Arch. C. Tait, D.C.L...£10,000
A. T. Gilbert, D.D. ... £4,200
A. Olivant, D.D.
John Jackson, D.D..
Hon. Philpott, D.D......
E. H. Browne, D.D.... £5,500 Francis Jeune, D.C.L.. £4,500 Peterbor'gh. (not a peer.) Hon. H. Powys, D.D... £2,000 | Sodor and (not a peer) Man.
Bih & Wells. Manchester. Hereford. £4,500 Chester. .£4,200
Llandaff. Lincoln Salisbury. Ripon. Norwich. Bangor. Rochester.
Archbishops of Marcus Gervais Beresford, D.D., Armagh, D.C.L.
R. C. Trench, D.D...
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
It is the established religion of the empire. It is maintained at an annual expense fully equal to the cost of carrying on the Government of the United States, previous to 1861. It furnishes "the means of grace," probably, to one-tenth of the population of the Home Empire. It is, therefore, the chosen religion of a small fraction of the English, Scotch, Welsh and Irish people. Most of its revenue is forced from British subjects by due process of laws, enacted for that purpose. Such is the Established Church.
EVENUES.-It is impossible to arrive at any exact esti
in the following items:
Augustus Short, D.D.....1847
W. W. Jackson, D.D.
1857 Huron, C. W.
Reg. Courtenay, D.D......1856 Kingston.
1861 Madras. 1854 Mauritius, .1847 Melbourne. 1850 Montreal. Nassau, E'a
Nelson, N. Z.
Nle, N. S. W.
Perth, W. A.
F. Fulford, Ď.D.
A. R. P. Venables. D.D....1863
Wm. Tyrrell, D.D.
Hibbert Binney, D.D..... 1851
J. T. Lewis, D.D..
J. W. Williams, D D....
C. H. Bromby, D.D.
1862 1854 1864 D... 1839 .1849 .1859 1858 .1868 1861
REVENUES OF THE CHURCH.
Estates of the Deans and Chapters,
Benefices not parochial,
Fees for burials, marriages, christenings, etc.
Oblations, offerings and compositions for the four great festivals, College and school foundations, Lectureships in towns and populous places,
Chaplainships and offices in public institutions,
New churches and chapels.
Rev. Dr. Heman Humphrey, whom all will acknowledge to have been as incapable of any design to mislead, as he was unlikely to be misled himself, tells us in his "Foreign Tour,” that the incomes of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York were, thirty years since, over $250,000, and that he was assured by a gentleman in Durham, in whom he placed the utmost confidence, that the entire revenues of that rich Diocese might be fairly estimated at half a million of dollars.
The hamlet of Nottingham, in Kent, is liable to pay annually the sum of £8 138. 47. to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The clergy had granted to a Mr. Clayton, an attorney, the power to levy this sum on the hamlet, in consideration of £250 paid to them once in seven years, making Mr. Clayton's annual payment about £44 7s. 6. Mr. Clayton, for the annual sum of £100, had granted to a Mr. Morris, a farmer in the vicinity of Nottingham, the power to levy tithes on the hamlet, which has been to the extent of ten shillings an acre, making his income on the six hundred acres in the limits of the hamlet £300 per annum.
When this gross abuse was fully understood by the people of the hamlet, a law-suit was instituted to rid themselves of the burden; but although in the entire hamlet there was no church or chapel of ease, or school, or church-service connected with the Establishment, yet the Court decided against the people!
In the report of the King's Commission the church revenue from this hamlet was put down at £8 13s. 6d., while the people of the hamlet paid £400 every year. This is a single case, but it illustrates as clearly as a much greater number which might