Previous Index Next
Page 44
(previous) (Page 000044) (next)
 
“ Mr. Mozley’s book belongs to that class of writing of which Butler
may be taken as the type. It is strong, genuine argument about difficult
matters, fairly tracing what is difficult, fairly trying to grapple, not with
what appears the gist and strong point of a question, but with what really
at bottom is the knot of it. It is a book the reasoning of which may not
satisfy every one. . . .- But we think it is a book for people who wish to
see a great subject handled on a scale which befits it, and with a percep-
tion of its real elements. It is a book which will have attractions for
those who like to see a powerful mind applying itself, without shrinking
or holding back, without trick, or reserve, or show of any kind, as a
wrestler closes body to body with his antagonist, to the strength of an
adverse and powerful argument.”——The Times, Tuesday, June 5, 1866.

“We should add, that the faults of the work are wholly on the surface
and in the arrangement; that the matter is as solid and as logical as that
of any book within recent memory, and that it abounds in striking pas-
sages, of which we have scarcely been able even to give a sample. No
future arguer against miracles can afford to pass it over.”-—Saturd’ay Re-
view, September 15, 1866.

Previous Index Next