Samuel Wilberforce

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Samuel Wilberforce (7 September 180519 July 1873) was an English bishop and the son of William Wilberforce.

Quotes[edit]

  • A resolution to attend theatres or operas is an absolute disqualification for Holy Orders.
  • Shabby, word-eating, pocket-picketing, sacrilegious villains.
    • Of the Whig party.
    • Quoted in Arthur Burns, "Wilberforce, Samuel (1805–1873)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004
  • Modern liberalism: a heartless steam engine.
    • Quoted in Arthur Burns, "Wilberforce, Samuel (1805–1873)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

About[edit]

Wilberforce by Lewis Carroll
  • He was the first of the Bishops of the Victorian age to show what the duties of a bishop were. He may truly be said to have recast the whole idea of the Episcopate, and to have successfully raised the tone of clerical life.
  • I do not quite like hearing you, for you make me cry.
    • Charles James Blomfield, quoted in Arthur Burns, "Wilberforce, Samuel (1805–1873)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004
  • The Bishop was the Holy Terror of his time; he shows up on the wrong side of every dispute.
  • I admired and liked him most before he became a Bishop, and before he leant so much to those High Church views which did harm.

External links[edit]

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