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L.4. 1828.

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LETTER

TO THE

RT. HON. LORD JOHN RUSSELL,

ON HIS

SPEECH FOR THE REPEAL

OF THE

Test and Corporation Acts;

IN WHICH

THE PRINCIPLE OF A TEST LAW IS defended, AND THE PROPOSED
ALTERATION IN THE EXISTING STATUTES IS CONSIDERED.

BY THE

REV. R. JERMYN COOPER, M. A.

OF

Christ Church College, Oxford.

"Licet omnibus, licet etiam mihi, dignitatem patriæ tueri, potestas modo veniendi in publicum sit, dicendi periculum non recuso."-Cicero.

"I never thought that it would have been wise or prudent to throw down rudely or abruptly, the guards and fences of the constitution.”—Mr. Pitt.

"An ordinary mason can calculate upon the exact gap which will be made by the removal of a corner stone in an old building, but what architect, not intimately acquainted with the whole edifice, can presume to guess how much of the structure is, or is not, to follow."-Sir W. Scott.

"I would have the Established Church open wide her hospitable gates,but I would have no breaches in her walls."-Burke.

LONDON:

C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD AND WATERLOO PLACE,

HOUGH AND JEW, GLOUCESTER.

(1828)

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