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illustrated.1861 Excerpt: ... CHAP. X The "Evangelicals." A
Saturday Review. RISPIN KEN had always hoped to be a clergyman. He
had been very well able to see, what sort of a fight his father had
made of it those two-and-twenty years on sixty pounds a year; but
he did not think he should be wanting in strength to do it himself.
Crispin Ken was not at all going to do as his father had done. He
meant to see whether his father was quite right--or right at
all--in giving away so much to the dissenters. It is the only
tolerable thing, to talk of "conscientious objections;" but Crispin
Ken had seen a very considerable something of the selfish cant
which such could cover.. The The cure in his father's keeping had
been nearly lost. Crispin Ken sought nothing--nothing but the
opportunity of getting back a part of that to the Church, which
Reuben Ken, in his amiable infirmity, had carried away. Some people
might call this " extreme;" but Crispin Ken would make over to such
the gift of calling it whatever they pleased. It can only be seen
in his after life what came of his purpose. He had just then to
present himself before his bishop; and after having got through the
bishop's Calvinistic chaplain's apology for the Liturgy, say he
believed this and subscribed to that. It is a serious thing
sometimes to believe anything. That experience must be at least a
narrow one, which has not seen this even instanced in the child, as
it comes up tired from its toy and shakes its little head, when all
its mother's care was to get it to spell over little stories in one
syllable that "God is good." Over the story book there was no
dispute perhaps about about it; but if God was good, the child
would think why had God taken his papa away, when he had heard his
mamma ask God very often not to take him. And this belie...
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