Excerpt From The Contemporary Review, Vol 6 September December, 1867The Lists Of Those Who Founded The Royal Society Give Honourable Prominence To The Names Of Clergymen Witness Those Of Wilkins, Bishop Of Chester Ward, Bishop Of Salisbury Sprat Bishop Of Rochester Its First Historian Bathurst, Dean Of Wells And Dr Wallis The British Association Was Mainly Originated By A Clergy Man, The Rev W Vernon Harcourt, Who Planned Its Aims And Working Details, Says Principal Forbes, With A Completeness Which Took His Hearers Somewhat By Surprise, But In Which They Found Little To Alter Or Amend And The Constitution Proposed By Mr Harcourt Remains In All Its Important Details The Working Code Of The Association To This Day An Institution, Mr F Orbes Remarks, Founded By Such Men As Sir David Brewster And Mr Vernon Harcourt, And Fostered In Its Very Origin By The Enlightened Patron Ageof The Then Venerable And Beloved Archbishop Of York, Must Have Had Its Rise In The Confidence That The Prosecution Of Science In A Right Spirit Must Ultimately Prove The Bulwark, And Not The Counter Mine, Of Religious Belief For Nine Years Out Of The Thirty Six Of Its Existence, The Chair Of The Association Has Been Filled By Clergy Man, Visa, By Dean Buckland, Professor Sedgwick, Dr Lloyd, Mr Vernon Harcourt, Dr Whewell, Dean Peacock, Dr Robinson, The Younger Dr Lloyd, And Professor Willis Mr Farrar Will Render No Service To The Association If He Helps To Propagate The Idea That This Fair Alliance Has Been Broken, And That There Is Now A Confessed Antagonism Between The Clergy And That Scientific Body.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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