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Pointed, I have not adverted to the features to be rejected. What I wish to suggest is the careful avoiding of the unbridled eclecticism of the day, which leads every traveller to run wild after what he happens to have seen last, and to urge our strict adherence to the great principle upon which we have started,—" the revival of our own national branch of Christian art, as the basis of future development, and the making use of other branches not as in any degree superseding, but adding copiousness to, our own.”
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