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    William Lonsdale Watkinson
Excerpt from book: The Catholic Apostolic Church. 67 Art. III.—1. The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets in the Catholic Apostolic Church. London : Bosworth and Harrison. 1861. 2. Edward Irving and the Catholic Apostolic Church. By one of its Members. London and Liverpool. 1856. 3. The Purpose of God in Creation and Redemption, and the Successive Steps for Manifesting the Same in and by the Church. Edinburgh: Laurie. London: Bosworth. 1866. 4. The Liturgy and other Divine Offices of the Church. London. 1863. We remember Edward Irving as he was in the prime of his popularity. Our first sight of him was on a Sunday morning, outside the Presbyterian Church in Cross-street, below Hatton- garden. He had just brought homo his bride, who was leaning on his arm, as they approached the church for morning service. There was a considerable crowd waiting for admission, if space could be found within, and the people respectfully fell back, that the couple might pass through. Meekly proud, as well she might be, the lady shared with her reverend husband a silent and admiring welcome. Wearing the robe of a Scotch Presbyter, he ascended the pulpit, and presented an appearance which none who saw would soon forget. Expressive features, rendered yet more striking by the cast in his piercing eye : the flowing locks of raven black: the gravity of his first address, with its thorough northern accent: the solemn, long-protracted prayer, profoundly devotional, and in some passages sublime : the fluency and passion with which he delivered a sermon from the manuscript before him, enchained the attention of his audience. Standing in the high pulpit, with rows of seats beneath him, widening to the base, and crowded w:ith the chief members of his church, he seemed to form the apex of a living pyramid. T...  
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