[not dated by Romanes] [Undated]

MS location unknown. Printed in Romanes, Appreciation, 181-2.

[To Elizabeth Barnett]

I do not think the mass of the world is as morally bad as it was then [in the Middle Ages]. The great saints and the great sinners are much alike in all times, I suppose, and I am afraid there are fewer ignorant, simple saints. But I think the goodness of mediaeval times is altogether a delusion; and though I do not like ‘progress cant,’ I think the good should be owned, and not only the evil.

Cite this letter

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/3520/to-elizabeth-barnett

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