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Francis Atterbury

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Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.

— Francis Atterbury

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The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.

— Francis Atterbury

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Had his party continued in power it is not improbable that he would have been raised to the archbishopric of Canterbury. At Oxford he was as conspicuous a failure as he had been at Carlisle and it was said by his enemies that he was made a bishop because he was so bad a dean. Some of the most remarkable protests which appear in the journals of the peers were drawn up by him; and some of the bitterest of those pamphlets which called on the English to stand up for their country against the aliens who had come from beyond the seas to oppress and plunder her critics have detected his style.

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