Report of the second (3rd) annual meeting, Volumes 11-12

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Page 15 - I must not leave the truth unstated, that it is again no question of expediency or feeling whether we shall preserve the buildings of past times or not. We have no right whattiver to touch . them. They are not ours. They belong partly to those who built them, and partly to all the generations of mankind who are to follow us.
Page 4 - I can have but little hope that any word of mine can help you in your good work of trying to save the Wren Churches in the City from destruction ; but my clear feeling is, that it would be a sordid, nay sinful, piece of barbarism to do other than religiously preserve these churches as precious heirlooms ; many of them specimens of noble architecture, the like of which we have no prospect of ever being able to produce in England again.
Page 20 - where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am in the midst of them.
Page 25 - Ladies, and Gentlemen, — It is with great pleasure that I rise to support the resolution which has been so ably moved by Canon Venables, and seconded by Minor Canon Shuttleworth.
Page 7 - ... Subscribers of ONE GUINEA shall be Members for the year of such subscription. " IV. All Members shall be entitled to attend and vote at the General Meetings. Loan Subscribers to be permitted to vote by proxy and to be allowed one vote for every 100/. which shall have been actually advanced. " V. An Annual General Meeting shall be held in London in the month of June ; when a Report of the proceedings of the last year shall be presented, the accounts of the Society be examined and passed, and the...
Page 7 - President, two or more Vice-Presidents, Honorary Treasurer, Secretary, and not more than twenty-one elected Members of the Society.
Page 15 - We have no riglit whatever to touch them. They are not ours. They belong partly to those who built them and partly to all the generations of mankind who are to follow us. The dead have still their right in them : that which they laboured for, the praise of achievement, or the expression of religious feeling, or whatsoever else it might be which in those buildings they intended to be permanent, we have no right to obliterate.
Page 17 - A GENTLEMAN in the body of the meeting, rose and said : I should like to say a word in support of the resolution, and it will be only one.

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