class="smcap">Irons says of himself is a true picture, and that he is not a Tractarian “in any sense.”
The official statement, with the names of the (then) Churchwardens attached to it, says, “that the Vicar has declined to be a party to the Memorial in consequence of the words in italics being added.” These words were the “Rider.”
I asked for, and obtained, the sanction of Dr. Irons to publish these letters (if I thought it worth while,) soon after the correspondence had taken place.
Dr. Irons is the son of a respected Dissenting Minister, who was held in high esteem by many eminent Clergymen of the Evangelical party.
“The nearer the candle the safer the moth.” Such is Tractarian logic. I respectfully borrow this apt illustration from the “Heir of Montresor Abbey,” a work published by Nisbet & Co., and written by the Protestant Authoress of “The Two Paths.”
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