Chapter five, note 4, 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, 4 July 1858, cited in [Dom] A[elred] Watkin and Herbert Butterfield, "Gasquet and the Acton-Simpson Correspondence," Cambridge Historical Journal, X ( 1950), 81. Acton himself was an old Catholic, but was intellectually more at ease among the converts.
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