LTO TER EDITOR OF Tlis "SPECTATOR:1 STE,—May I enter an
emphatic protest against one ex- pression in your otherwise admirable article, "Fundamental Christianity," in last week's Spectator ? You say the clergy have not time for the work of teaching. Bishop Creighton would have replied that they have all the time there is, and would have told them to put first things first. What are we ordained for P "Give faithful diligence that thou mayst teach" are the words of the Ordinal ; and a teaching clergy, fitting themselves by study to become "efficient teachers and able to handle large classes of boys and girls," and going themselves into the schools to teach, would even yet solve the difficulty.—I am, Sir, &c., GEO. BLADON.
Higher Walton Vicarage, Preston.
[We are delighted with the spirit of Mr. Bladon'a remarks. Our view was based on expressions of opinion we have often beard from clergymen. Should it prove to be incorrect, none will be more pleased than we.—En. Spectator.1