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was minded to do.

One of these was his cousin, Lord Hughligan de




HUGH OF HATFIELD DESIGNETH A SCHOOL.

Cecil, a son of my lord of Salisbury, and commonly
known as Hugh of Hatfield. He was pious and of
great devotion in ecclesiastical matters, and he desired
that the Church and the schools should be so closely



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unied that a child entering the school could in no
wise avoid coming out but only through the Church.

But Sir Arthur de Balfour was contrarious to his
cousin, and would not altogether accord with his plan,
whereat Hugh of Hatfield was sore vexed.

Ye must know that even the Blues for the most
part are not minded to see the Bishops and the clergy
in too great puissance, and so when a certain Sir
Kenyon Slaney, who was a stout Protestant, counselled
that the clergy should not be allowed to have their
own way too much in the schools, the Commons
agreed with him, howbeit there was marvellous con-
fusion for a time as to how words might be devised
which should make the matter clear.

When the Bill had been made an end of in the
Commons it was brought before the Lords. Now the
lords being Blues for the greater part, and the Bishops
who sit in that assembly being privy to the Bill, ye
may well know that it took but a little time to pass
it into law.

Howbeit the Bishops contrived to get still more for
their schools than had already been devised in the
Bill, and though this was a breach of the privileges
of the House of Commons the Bishops walked wilily
and obtained by craft that which they desired.

For howbeit the clergy often ' err through lack of
knowledge of worldly matters, it is a marvellous thing



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that the mistakes they make are for the most part in
their own favour. But though Sir Arthur de Balfour
and the Bishops succeeded in their enterprise, I well
believe that the matter is not yet made an end of
altogether. For the Bill was sore displeasant to the
Buffs, and Dr. John Clifford and other leaders of the




DR. JOHN CLIFFORD PREACHING TO THE PEOPLE.

Nonconformists went about preaching to the people
that it was an evil and unjust thing to compel them
to pay for the Church schools, and that they should
resist it.

Quoth they, "If the Church desireth to teach its
own creeds, then should it pay its own expenses.



The Archbishop of Canterbury in

Why should we pay for what we have no control



over r




FRAGMENT OF A BAS-RELIEF DISCOVERED AT WESTMINSTER.

How the Archbishop of Canterbury passed out of this mortal life.

On the twenty-third day of December, in the year
of our Lord a thousand nine hundred and two, on the
Tuesday before Christmas Day, there passed out of
the world, at the Palace of Lambeth, the Archbishop
of Canterbury, the Primate of All England. He was of
a great age, four score- and one years, but of marvel-
lous courage and devotion.

He was not gentle in speech, for he would not
dissimule but said ever what he thought. Howbeit
he was in no wise orgulous, striving only to do his
devoir without fear or favour.

Thus he was held in great repute, though there
were some among the clergy who feared him more
than they loved him.



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Even when he had grown old he avoided not the

brunt of battle, but
fought with great
valiantness until his
strength failed him.
In former times he
had been of the party
of the Buffs, but
though he withstood
them at the last in
the matter of the
Church schools, they
still held him in
esteem, howbeit they
deemed him to be in
the wrong in this
enterprise. And on
the twenty - seventh
day of the same
month of December,
on the Saturday
following his death,
the Archbishop was

buried in the Cathedral of Canterbury.

And all men mourned him for a stout and valiant

soldier of the Church.




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