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the happiness of "seeing my mother follow me into the . . . Church." [I regret that I am unable, with propriety, too give fuller extracts from the most interesting and instructive replies of this correspondent.]
Religious bias, with intellectual scepticism.1. " I have not cultivated independence of judgment in religious matters ; I have shrunk from so doing in order to retain peace of mind and leisure for my varied studies." " Much religious bias of thought, but no respect for revealed religion as a base for such a bias." 3. "Religious bias towards natural theology strong, as distinguished from dogma of any kind." 4. " I have, perhaps, a religious bias from early habits and associations, rather than from temperament ; but I have always had more pleasure in sacred than in secular music, which, perhaps, shows the pre
dominance of the emotional tendency." 5. " A profound religious tendency, capable of fanaticism, but tempered by no less profound theological scepticism."