Sunday, August 29, 2010

Newman's toast

"if I am obliged to bring religion into after-dinner toasts, (which indeed does not seem quite the thing) I shall drink,—to the Pope, if you please,—still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards."

John Henry Newman, A letter addressed to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, on occasion of Mr. Gladstone's recent expostulation § 5 (Conscience) ((London:  B. M. Pickering, 1875), 66).

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