Here's a really interesting letter that was printed in the August 3, 1860 issue of the Hebrew Review. The writer, who coyly signed Emet (which is no doubt an allusion to his name, which is not known to me) writes about "the so-titled "rev. gentleman," that is, the rabbis, who are haughty and insufficiently charitable. He unfavorably compares them with "some departed luminaries of this [19th] century," whom he personally knew, namely the Chavos Daas, R.Akiva Eger, R. Mordechai Benet and the Chasam Sofer. He describes the shiurim they gave, they piskei halacha and disputes they resolved, and their involvement in tending to the ill and the departed. In addition, they had reply to queries from government authorities and be a father figure to their students. He then suggests what these same British rabbis might do, what course of Torah study they might offer for the youth, and gives a little story about a Christian clergyman whom they might learn from. Finally, he kindly remarks that he doesn't mean any one in particular, any one may seem themselves as an exception, but some might recognize themselves and receive his mussar.