25 DECEMBER 1880, Page 13


[To TUE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your article on "Ritualism and the Law," you refer to the means of putting down Ritualism. Surely the shortest is to change the word " second " into the word "sixth," in the Ornaments Rubric. On this the whole hangs. The First Prayer-book of Edward VI. enjoined Ritualism, the second for- bad it. And as long as the clause of our Act of Uniformity directs us to conform to the first book, so long you must have honest Ritualists within the Church, and so long it is unjust to

say that they ought to go out.—I am, Sir, &c., SIMPLEX.