"Here I will not shrink from uttering my firm conviction, that it would be a gain to this country, were it vastly more superstitious, more bigoted, more gloomy, more fierce in its religion, than at present it shows itself to be. Not, of course, that I think the tempers of mind herein implied desirable, which would be an evident absurdity; but I think them infinitely more desirable and more promising than a heathen obduracy, and a cold, self-sufficient, self-wise tranquillity."
Try to guess it without googling it.
Clue: it wasn't Timothy Radcliffe.
It's only a wild guess but, Pádraig Pearce?ReplyDelete
Good guess, but no!Delete