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Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name

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Author: Edmund Campion
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,266 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 617
Added to site: 2004.08.09
mnybks.net#: 8929
Genre: Religion
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when all injuries shall be forgotten.

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"Direct, true, and resolute," Campion's words certainly are, and they are calculated in a remarkable degree to reassure and animate his fellow Catholics and their friends, and it is for them in reality, rather than for the Lords of the Council, that the message is composed. If the composition has a fault it is its combativeness; and in effect, though this drawback was not felt at the time, it was later. Subsequent missionaries found it best to adopt a policy of far greater secrecy and silence. If, however, we remember that Campion intended his paper to be published under quite different circumstances, we can see that he at least hardly deserves the reproach of being contentious, or if he does, his failing was venial when we consider the tastes of the age. The immediate result of the publication was without question a great success.

THE "DECEM RATIONES."

Like a wise general, Father Persons at once bethought himself how best to follow up the

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