On one side the religious multitude, with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers, with the high churchman
in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority, and scoffing at the universal groan.
Indeed, he had once or twice essayed to introduce the Episcopal form of service, on the Sundays that the pulpit was vacant; but Richard was a good deal addicted to carrying things to an excess, and then there was some thing so papal in his air that the greater part of his hearers deserted him on the second Sabbath—on the third his only auditor was Ben Pump, who had all the obstinate and enlightened orthodoxy of a high churchman
In religion he was a staunch and sincere High Churchman
, but it was according to the formal fashion of many thinkers of his day; he looked on the Church not as a medium of spiritual life, of which he, like his generation, had little conception, but as one of the organized institutions of society, useful in maintaining decency and order.
The direc- tor had been a CONWAY boy, the accountant had served four years at sea, the lawyer--a fine crusted Tory, High Churchman
, the best of old fellows, the soul of honor-- had been chief officer in the P.
What it does do, in Wright's estimation, is set Coleridge apart as a High Churchman
in an older sense of the term: the catholicity of the Church of England was "neither an eighteenth-century concern nor an early nineteenth-century (i.