6 APRIL 1867, Page 21

Ebury. He would not hear of the present service being

shortened. But he would like to have a daily form of more brevity. He would have busy people coming for part of the service on week days, and the churches always open for private prayer. We believe if the general sense of Englishmen was taken on these proposals, Mr. Gregory Smith would hoar some such word as "Popery." However, we need not say that we are not going to throw that word at his head. We only remark on the strange and unsuspected contrast between his opposition and his ministerial policy.