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THE PRACTICAL EVILS

OF DISSENT.

BY A CLERGYMAN.

NOW I BESEECH YOU, BRETHREN, MARK THEM WHICH CAUSE DIVISIONS
AND OFFENCES, CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE WHICH YE HAVE LEARNED
AND AVOID THEM.-ROMANS XVI. 17.

PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:

AND SOLD BY L. AND G. SEELEY.
FLEET STREET, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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THE

PRACTICAL EVILS OF DISSENT.

CHAPTER I.

MY EARLY ACQUAINTANCE WITH DISSENT.

IN making a few observations upon the practical working of dissent in our country, I desire earnestly to address myself to that large body of my countrymen, who are of moderate politics, and conscientious in their Christian belief, belonging to no one extreme on either side, and therefore to be found beneath the venerable shadow of the Church, as well as the modern roofs of Dissent. I have read many publications on both sides, which tend rather to widen the gulf of separation between the supporters of an Established Church and the Voluntaries. I hope these remarks may have a contrary effect.

The argument in favour of a form of Christianity, sustained in all its parts and proportions by the

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