10 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 2

Clergyinsh:" writes- to' the Times complaining that the prayer against

the.eattle,plagne has not been suspended, although the cattle .plagne Jam. -- He_ must( we fame be a "literate," that

correspondent. Does he not know that it is a cardinal doctrine of the Episcopal Bench that the ritual, and ceremonial, and doctrine of the Church are independent of timelrand seasons, beyond reason, above the movement of hirman affairs ? The prayer against the -cattle plague is not one whit more oat of date than the Athan- laden Creed or the Commination Service, and why should it be. abolished, any more than they? Time dan onlyeatnetion ecciesias- --deal things, not abrogate them.