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"that the clergy were infinitely superior to their neigh"hours; and that, if they had not possessed the power "they did, it would have been in far worse hands." Those who knew Henry Mackenzie will recognize these last few words as altogether characteristic of his mind: they well convey his hatred of all special pleading, most of all in defence of the Faith which was so dear to him, along with that trust in history as a guide to truth, which is happily taking possession of the more thoughtful men of England, France, and Germany. Indeed the pervading spirit of this his only literary legacy cannot be better expressed than in the words of St. Augustine, whose Confessions were his favourite companion, along with his Greek Testament, during the latter months of his illness: "Narratione autem historica quum praeterita "etiam hominum instituta narrantur, non inter humana "instituta ipsa historia numeranda est; quia jam quae "transierunt, nec infecta fieri possunt, in ordine tem"porum habenda sunt, quorum est conditor et admi"nistrator Deus."
FENTON J. A. HORT.
Trinity College, Cambridge,
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