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A COMMENTARY ON ST. MATTHEW. List of Previous Publications.

ARCHITECTURAL ECONOMICS. 1857.

A CORRESPONDENCE WITH A ROMAN

CATHOLIC. 1866.

MANUAL OF COUNTRY: BUILDING. 1867.

BEARING UPON NONCONFORMITY IN THE

CHURCH. 1873.

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LONDON:
Printed and Published for the Author, by
WYMAN & SONS, 74-75, GREAT QUEEN STREET,

LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS, W.C.

1874.

101. f. 531.

PREFACE.

ONE of the mysteries that may not be too

hastily complained of, seems to be that the mind of man has been so constituted as to be liable at times, and in certain cases, to impregnation with consequences of offspring; let all objectors, therefore, on the appearance of such a consequence from an unexpected quarter, well weigh the grounds whereupon they would at once conclude it a misfortune.

Be that as it may, a writer cannot entirely forecast or direct consequences wherewith he finds himself under the obligation of dealing, and therefore must plead for permission of scruples, after a thing has grown like bones in the womb, and at length been brought forth, about execution thereon of a Pharaoh's edict.

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