MS location unknown. Printed in Romanes, Appreciation, 192

What seems to me to be the fact . . . is that, having been brought up in the Protestant school of thought, and worked out Catholicity for himself, when everybody thundered at the Tracts, etc., he [John Henry Newman] thought the fault lay in the Church of England, not only in the blundering of individuals, and he did not wait to see her clear herself.1 And then I think that he had, apparently, never thoroughly followed the times between the separation from the Greek Church and the Reformation. Hurrell Froude was doing it, but there has [sic] been so much less research that H. F. takes for granted that Roman Ritual is necessarily Apostolical, without (apparently) having found out about equally Apostolical rites that Rome had crushed – e.g., Gallican, Spanish, not to say our own Uses.2 And now we have all that was like a day-dream to them.

1John Henry Newman. CMY refers here to Letters and Correspondence of J. H. Newman during his Life in the English Church ed. Anne Mozley 2 volumes (1891) [1890].
2Richard Hurrell Froude (1803-1836), friend of Newman and Keble, died young of tuberculosis. His Remains 4 vols (1837, 1839) influenced the development of the Oxford Movement.

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The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/3182/to-an-unknown-person-7

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