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Joseph Milner : History of the Church of Christ

H. J. Jackson notes annotations by Macaulay made in 1836 in his copy of Joseph Milner, History of the Church of Christ; these include: "'You bolt every lie that the Fathers tell as glibly as your Creed'," and "'Here I give in. I have done my best -- But the monotonous absurdity dishonesty & malevolence of this man are beyond me. Nov 13'.'"

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Babington Macaulay      Print: Book


Joseph Milner : History of the Church of Christ

'I think you do not mean the Treatise of Copplestone that I do, for I see nothing in his Discourses of Necessity and Contingency, of Predestination & Free-will, which are his Subjects,that I do not cordially assent to. He pretends not to see farther into the mill-stone than you & I do. I may read the Cardiophonia of Mr Newton as you recommend it, but the Title offends my Taste & who could guess what Cardiophonia was about? - I have been engaged by the confessions of St Augustine in Milner's History of the Church: the piety is impressive and the Story of his philosophic-Life & Conversation, curious: His "City of God" I expect to find very interesting.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Crabbe      Print: Book


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