Charles Dodgson (archdeacon)

Anglican clergyman, scholar; father of Lewis Carroll (1800 – 1868)

Charles Dodgson (2 November 180021 June 1868) was an English clergyman; he was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1854 to his death in 1868. He was the grandson of Charles Dodgson (bishop), the father of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and the grandfather of Stuart Dodgson Collingwood.

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  • The Translator has purposefully abstained from the use of any previous translation, in order to give his own view of the meaning unbiased.
    • The Works of Tertullian (1842), pp. xvii-xviii
  • The two great principles, which have since that period stood in perpetual opposition to each other — Liberty of Opinion and Unity of Faith — which have formed the line of demarcation between the Dissenter and the Churchman, and have ever found a debateable border-ground within the Church itself, have now, upon that ground, been forced by circumstances into something like an open and regular conflict, each claiming alike the principles and the acts of the Reformed Church for its support.
  • The truth of what I have so often inculcated, that it is the "steady, painstaking, likely-to-do-good" man who in the long run wins the race against those who now and then give a brilliant flash and, as Shakespeare says, "straight are cold again".
    • As quoted in The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898) p. 55
  • It is necessary to be particularly on your guard with regard to the young ladies, into whose company you are introduced - it is perfectly well understood in society that ladies may shew to youths in the position of Private Pupils a sort of kindness and attention, which they would not think of shewing if these youths were a little older and more out of the world.
    • Letters to Skeffington Dodgson from his Father (1990) p. 11

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  • His reverence for sacred things was so great that he was never known to relate a story which included a jest upon words from the Bible.

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