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CH A R G E
At his Primary Visitation,
ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL,
On Thursday the 24th of October,
WILLIAM MAGEE, D.D.F.R.S. M.R.L.A. &c.
ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.
LONDON: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND.
CH A R G E,
"O address the assembly which now surrounds
me for the first time, upon objects so important as those for which it is convened, and which press with not a greater weight of responsibility on the members of this assembly than upon him by whom they are addressed, must be, at all seasons, a matter of serious and awful consideration. But, at the present, when the Established Clergy of this Land are beset with difficulties and perils of more than common magnitude; when, not only the interests of our order, but those of religion itself are endangered; when, from the abounding of iniquity, the love of many has waxed cold; when more than usual hostility prevails against our Zion; and even our very good is too Often evil spoken of;—it is impossible to enter upon the reflections, which belong to the nature and occasion of our meeting, without feelings of anxious and painful solicitude.