We could never understand the ridicule directed against " Cowper-Tenapleign
" and, indeed, we took the view that the whole " religious difficulty " was fomented by extremists and by politicians who used the extremists for their own purposes. The Cowper-Temple Clause has served its purpose well, but there is now a new and better spirit. The hatchets should not be disinterred. We note with satisfaction that Bishop Welldon, who is always conciliatory and moderate, has good hopes of peace and improvement actually being achieved on such lines as the Church Assembly recommends.