Manning's Mephistophelean treachery: A Bibliographical Note

Josef L. Altholz, Professor of History, University of Minnesota


Chapter ten, note 5, of the author's The Liberal Catholic Movement in England: The "Rambler" and its Contributors, 1848-1864, which Burns and Oates (London) published in 1962. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

Acton to Simpson, 10 Sept. 1861, Abbot Gasquet, Lord Acton and his Circle (London, 1906), p. 195. Acton later spoke of "Manning's Mephistophelean treachery and craft" and described his proposals in June as "insulting and dishonourable": A to S, 11 Oct. 1861, quoted by [Dom] A[elred] Watkin and Herbert Butterfield, "Gasquet and the Acton-Simpson Correspondence," Cambridge Historical Journal, X (1950), 81


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