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SUBSTANCE OF LECTURES

DELIVERED IN

THE CHURCHES.

BY

HENRY DRUMMOND.

LONDON:

THOMAS BOSWORTH, 215 REGENT STREET.

(SUCCESSOR TO G. W. NICKISSON.)

EDINBURGH: R. GRANT & SON.

1847.

LONDON:

FORGE BARCLAY, CASTLE STREET LEICESTER SQUARE.

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LECTURE I.

ON THE STATE OF THE LAITY IN THE ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH.

WHOEVER speaks, either upon religious or political subjects, must espouse the cause of one sect or another, unless he is prepared to submit to be charged with inconsistency. A partizan cannot afford to be just towards a rival party, without becoming liable to an accusation of treachery. The sovereign alone, because he is above all political factions, can avail himself of the powers of all for the purposes to which each is severally competent; and for the same reason can the true Catholic alone look upon Romanist and Protestant, High Church and Low Church disputants, according to their real values, and award to each the merit and the blame they deserve. In giving to each their due, some of his statements may be torn from their contexts, and placed in juxtaposition with

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