27 JUNE 1896, Page 11

Lectures on Disendowment. By the Bishop of London and Others.

(S.P.C.K.)—These six lectures will be found a useful storehouse of argument, and also therein fulfilling a not less salutary end— a valuable reminder of the duties that the possession of endow- ments entails. Mr. Harry Jones writes to good purpose in his " Village Disendowment " when he says, " As a rule, the villager takes short views,' and he is influenced more by what the holder of the benefice is saying or doing than by the most nnanswerable arguments of the learned lecturer who is holding a brief for his Church."