Essays, Critical and Historical - Vol. 2

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NOTE ON ESSAY XIII.

A SHORT memoir of Mr. Bowden, prefixed, under date of St. Bede's Day (May 27), 1845, to a posthumous publication, his "Thoughts on the Work of the Six Days of Creation," may be fitly appended to the foregoing Essay, as a record of one whom to have known is to have loved and to hold in perpetual remembrance.

After stating that the small volume in question "was the occupation and solace of the last illness of its author," and, both from its subject and the character of its composition, a suitable memorial of a mind "at once active and serene, deeply interested in the histories both of nature and of man, apprehensive of the Divine Hand in all he found in them, and contemplating with an unclouded faith the tokens they exhibit, and Divine Love and Wisdom," it proceeds to say :

"He was born in London on February 21, 1798; went to Harrow School in 1812; entered as a commoner at Trinity College, Oxford, in Lent term, 1817; and, after obtaining mathematical honours in Michaelmas Term, 1820, proceeded in due course to the degrees of B.A. and M.A.

" In the autumn of 1826 he received the appointment of Commissioner of Stamps, which he resigned in 1840 For some years he was a member of the Geological Society of London. In June, 1828, he married.

"In 1833, and following years, he engaged zealously in the revival which took place of the ecclesiastical principles of the seventeenth century, and was one of the

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Cardinal Newman's Works. *
  • Essays Critical and Historical *
  • Contents of Volume II *
  • X - Catholicity of the Anglican Church. 1
  • Note on Essay X. 74
  • XI - The Protestant Idea of Antichrist. 112
  • XII - Milman's View of Christianity. 186
  • XIII - Reformation of the Eleventh Century. 249
  • Note on Essay Xiii. 318
  • XIV - Private Judgment. 336
  • XV - John Davison. 375
  • XVI - John Keble. 421
  • Postscript. 454
  • Index 457
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