Second Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion

Second Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion

by Joseph Blanco White


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ISBN-13: 9780469098435
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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CHAPTER II. Preparatory visit to London. Decline of Theological zeal Arrival of a Manuscript. Manuscript transcribed : its contents The one argument of the Traveller fairly stated. Not even the truth of the peculiar doctrines of Rome could prove her claims. Logical value of the Traveller's argument illustrated. True notion of Protestantism. Unity of Protestantism. Means by which the unity of orthodoxy was established, and ancient Protestantism suppressed. The Infallible Church not known to the writers of the New Testament. An infallible judge if not clearly defined and appointed, totally useless Rights of private judgment. Anxious for some relief to my agitated feelings, I went to London expecting to find there some agreeable, or, at all events, convenient companion for the whole or part of my journey. Both before my leaving Ireland, and while I remained in London, I wrote several letters to Mrs. Cusiack, entreating her to send me an answer, and inform me of the state of her daughter, whose health was fast declining when Father Sohan (to his shame, and perhaps to mine too) obtained my dismission from the house. But allefforts were fruitless. The Cusiacks seemed to have ceased to exist, at least for me. As I had many friends in London, and almost every hour enlarged my acquaintance, scarcely a day passed without an invitation to dinner, and perhaps two or three to evening parties. To a young man who has cultivated his mind, and who feels that he can contribute a respectable portion of mental entertainment, there is something extremely interesting in London society. I was consequently in no great haste to get on to the metropolis of Catholicism. The Protestant Babylon was indeedtoo alluring, and, though I continued a staunch Catholic, I do not know by what influence my t...

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