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[Footnote 651:  Bishop Fitzgerald (Aids to Faith, Essay ii.  Sec. 7) stigmatises the impotency and turbulence of Convocation, but entirely ignores the practical agenda referred to above.  See Cardwell’s Synodalia, on the period.]

[Footnote 652:  See the introduction to Palin’s History of the Church of England from the Revolution to the Last Acts of Convocation.]

[Footnote 653:  See Cardwell’s Synodalia, xlii.]

[Footnote 654:  Hodgson’s ‘Life of Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London,’ in vol. i. of Porteus’s Works, p. 45.  Another thoroughly good man, Bishop Gibson, was, before he was mitred, Precentor and Residentiary of Chichester, Rector of Lambeth, and Archdeacon of Surrey.  See Coxe’s Memoirs of Sir R. Walpole, i. 478.]

[Footnote 655:  Anecdotes of the Life of R. Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, published by his Son, vol. i. p. 307.]

[Footnote 656:  Id. ii. 349.]

[Footnote 657:  Paley’s ‘Charges,’ vol. vii of his Works, in 7 vols.]

[Footnote 658:  ‘Charge of the Bishop of Rochester,’ 1796, Bishop Horsley’s Charges.]

[Footnote 659:  Bishop of Oxford’s Second Charge, 1741, Secker’s Charges.]

[Footnote 660:  Remarks on a Discourse of Freethinking, by Phileleutherus Lipsiensis, xl. (edition of 1743).]

[Footnote 661:  Anecdotes of the Life of R. Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, i. 159.]

[Footnote 662:  Quoted in Kilvert’s Life of Bishop Hurd, p. 97.  Dean Swift, in his Project for the Advancement of Religion, speaks of curates in the most contemptuous terms.  ’In London, a clergyman, with one or two sorry curates, has sometimes the care of above 20,000 souls incumbent on him.’]

[Footnote 663:  How nobly and successfully a domestic chaplain in a great family might do his duty in the eighteenth century; the conduct of Thomas Wilson, when he was domestic chaplain to the Earl of Derby, and tutor to his son, is an instance.]

[Footnote 664:  Bishop of Oxford’s Charge, 1738.]

[Footnote 665:  Secker’s Instructions given to Candidates for Orders.]

[Footnote 666:  Mr. Pattison’s Essay in Essays and Reviews.]

[Footnote 667:  Lives of the Chancellors, by Lord Campbell, vol. v. chap. xxxviii. p. 186.]

[Footnote 668:  Anecdotes of the Life of R. Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, published by his Son, vol. i. p. 157.]

[Footnote 669:  Letters from Warburton to Hurd, second ed. 1809, Letter xlvi.  July 1752.]

[Footnote 670:  Boswell’s Life of Johnson, in ten vols., 1835, Murray, vol. v. p. 298.  See also vol. iv. p. 92.  ’Few bishops are now made for their learning.  To be a bishop a man must be learned in a learned age, factious in a factious age, but always of eminence,’ &c.]

[Footnote 671:  See Bishop Newton’s Autobiography, and Lord Mahon’s History.]

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