1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. William Bedell

Isaac D'Israeli, in Curiosities of Literature (1793) 2:14.



Bishop Bedell, a great and good man, who was respected even by his adversaries, did by no means approve of such harsh intemperate language to the Catholics. In an address to his clergy, he observes, "Our calling is to deal with errors, not to disgrace the man with scolding words."