Punch,  30 (1856), 140.

The Concordant Library



News-Commentary, Drollery


Religious Authority, Textbooks, Physical Geography, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Education, Mathematics

    Discusses the possible effects on 'the greater part of our country's literature' if the British government and people were to 'embrace the blessing of that agreement with the Roman Pontiff termed a Concordat'. Explains that Leopold von Ranke offended the Pope by passages published in his Elementary Geography, and notes the impossibility of not offending the Pope on any subject except pure mathematics. Laments the effect of this agreement on 'every kind of knowledge and science'.

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