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rity to speak for others in the pamphlet itself, as one of the first things giving my name to the public; but as the Guardian writer admits in said by me to Cardinal Manning, in an interview which I had with His as many words that I may have fifty legitimate reasons for the course Eninence on January 25th, was that I spoke only for myself, so in my I have taken, his conduct is unjustifiable in choosing and imputing to letter to the Morning Post I acted on the same principle. Had I wished me one which certainly is not legitimate. to compromise Mr. Mackonochie and his friends I should have kept I call particular attention to the ethics of this passage, which implies silence. In my letter to the Morning Post I did not say or pretend that that when you have done a thing that you are “ashamed of," it is I was "completely alone;" I said that no organisation " such as that “creditable” to conceal your name. I thought this was usually condescribed by the newspapers, to my knowledge, existed.
sidered by right-minded persons an aggravation of the offence. I have dwelt, perhaps, too long upon this matter, but my personal It is, perbaps, because the subject of Re-union is so “unintelligible" character, which is dear to me, has been so truculently assailed by the to the Guardian, that it seems specially destined to lose its balance on Church Times that at the risk of wearying the reader, I have entered at the subject of Uniat Churches. Excess of zeal is not its besetting length into these details. The Church Times is, of course, at liberty to sin, but it does get zealous when any proposal is made to take away differ from me as to the question of Erastianism; or, again, as to that of some of its readers to other Communions. If I mistake not, a gentlea Uniat Church ; but it is not entitled, because I differ from it on these man, who some time ago left the Church of England and entered into points, to charge me with conduct unworthy “of a clergyman, a graduate, relations with the Greek Church, Mr. S. G. Hatherley, had occasion to or a gentleman," and such as "one has heard of at the Old Bailey." invoke the interference of the law to protect his reputation from the
It is a fitting sequel to the conduct above-described, that the Church remarks of the Guardian. Times has refused to advertise the publication of this second pamphlet: What, however, my censors have not yet done, and show no incliperhaps from a foreboding that therein its own conduct would not escape nation to do, is to disprove my facts, and to confute my arguments. exposure and chastisement.
Let them try to do this, and cease from analysing my motives or The Guardian observed at first a lofty silence as to “Christianity or defamiog my character; if they cannot do it, let them hold their peace : Erastianism ?" This it was quite entitled to do, however silly such a they will then conduct themselves in a manner more in consonance with course might be on the part of a newspaper devoted to Church matters. their pretensions to speak for Churchmen. If the Guardian would only, On February 9th it broke this silence by a brief sneer at the declarants during the last ten years, have manifested as much wrath against those who had signed Mr. Mackonochie's disclaimer. This led one of them, a who have sought to tamper with the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship Mr. Baker, to repudiate the accusation of being “on the Romeward road," of the Church of England, as it has displayed against me for urging and he closed his letter with the following passage
that those who do not like her present condition should leave her (a "I signed the . Declaration 'ex animo, and because I was apxious to suggestion first made by the Bishop of Gloucester) it is possible that the prevent the evil which the treacherous dodge of the letter-writer was | Anglican Church might not now be in the plight in which she is, calculated to produce; but I felt ashamed at the same time, because it
and that the convictions of the great body of the clergy would not be seemed like telling the public I was not a cheat and a swindler, nor a in the jellified condition to which they have been reduced, in great traitor and a fool.
part by the minimizing spirit in which the Guardian discusses Church “P.S.-If : Presbyter Anglicanus' has a particle of honour or honesty
I questions and Church difficulties. I have dwelt at greater length upon left he will lay aside the mask, and tell the public who he is.”
the conduct of these newspapers than their merits deserve, but I have no This libellous passage, which iodirectly implies that I am - a cheat and
other means of defending myself. Moreover, as an Anglican clergyman, a swindler, a traitor and a fool," and which directly accuses mo of being
I havo at times heard woeful stories of the tyrannies practised by the dishoncst and dishonourable, was admitted by the Guardian into its
| Congregation of the Index at Rome. The above recital shows that prudish pages, although it had not afforded its readers any opportunity
| we too have our Congregation of the Index: a secret, irresponsible, of knowing what I had written, and so of judging whether Mr. Baker's
and unfair tribunal; which will suppress what it dislikes, if it can; and attack was just, and his censure deserved.
if it finds it impossible to do so, will defame and proscribe the author Upon reading this intemperate effusion I wrote a letter to the Editor
whom it does not attempt to answer. of the Guardian, which I here subjoin:“Sir,--It is difficult to write with moderation in answer to such an
THE CURSE OF THE ABBEYS. attack as that made upon me by Mr. Baker in your issue of this week:
By the late Rev. J. M. NEALE, M.A., D.D. nevertheless I will endeavour to do so if Mr. Baker will rise above mere inuendo and siate what complaint he has against me, in precise and formal terms, to which I can give a definite reply. I am the more
They tell us that the Lord of Hosts will not avenge His Own, anxious that he should do this, as I do not think the most excitable
They tell us that He careth not for temples overthrown: clergyman in England would use towards another such defamatory
Go !-look through England's thousand vales, and show me, he that may, expressions as Mr. Baker employs unless he were labouring under some The Abbey lauds which have not wrought their owner's swift decay. grave misapprehension.
Ill bands are on the Abbey Church; they batter down the nave; "I must, therefore, ask Mr. Baker to state as temperately as he can, They strip the lead, they spoil the dead, they violate the grave; (for I do not wish to be goaded into truculence myself,) but above all, in Where once with penitential tears full many a cheek was wet, clear and precise language, what offence or offences against honour or Here thou carousest in thine halls, Protector Somerset ! honesty I have committed ? and as you, Sir, have admitted into your
Look to the scaffold reared on bigh, the sawdust, block and steel ! columns this attack upon my personal character, I must appeal to your
Look to the prisoner, wan of face, that turns bim there to kneel: sense of justice to give me an opportunity of defending myself.
Hark to the muffled bell which calls that bloody sight to see : “I am, Sir, your obedient servant, “Feb. 17th, 1876.
Earl Hertford, Duke of Somerset ! the summons is for thee. This letter was sent to the Guardian, duly authenticated by the
Thou thoughts't no blame, thou felt no shame, to spoil St. Pancras
shrine: publisher, a course which satisfied both the Morning Post and the Church
His Sussex woods, his Lewes fields were all a prey of thine; Times, and which is, I presume, the usual course where an author wishes,
Thou dravest forth the monks at large, and mad'st their wail thy mock from wbatever reason, not to disclose his name. Such a wish may be perfectly legitimate ; and the Editor of the Guardian himself hebdoma
Ho! Thomas, Baron Cromwell! prepare thee for the block ! dally issues articles on ecclesiastical questions to which no pame is The curses of the holy walls, where men of God have been, appended, and the authorship of which would not, I apprehend, be Are loud against thee, Suffolk's Duke, and cry from plundered Shene; communicated to any irate clergyman who might disagree with any They urge thee up the scaffold steps, and bloody is their speed; particular article, and might wish to know who wrote it.
They call thee to the Judgment Seat to answer for the deed. My surprise was, I confess, great when I received the following
Lord Falkland I thine ancestral crimes must fall upon thy head: letter :
St. Alban's curse at Newbury prepares thy bloody bed;
Lord Stafford, innocent in vain ! the spare is round thee set : “Sir,-I am desired by the Editor to say that the letter of ‘Presbyter Lord Russell! stoop thee to the axe, for Woburn claims her debt. Anglicanus' cannot be inserted unless it is signed by him. “February 18th. Yours truly, P. M. M.KIE." I
Go up to Reading,-ask if that bath wrought its owner's woe;
Go stand in Valle Crucis' Nave, avd weep o'er sweet Rievaulx ; My readers will observe the condition imposed by the Guardian. It From Tavistock to Lindisfarne one cry thine ear shall greet; was not that my name should be communicated in confidence to the
Blood hath had blood, and spoil had spoil, till vengeance is complete ! Editor. I was prepared to comply with this condition, if insisted on.
- Amen. The request went beyond the stipulations exacted in ordinary cases; and required me to disclose my name to the world in order to gratify all the “ Bakers” wbo might be anxious to hurl their epithets at me.
At a vestry meeting at Southampton, a letter was read from the Bishop Having thus precluded the possibility of my defending myself in his
of Winchester, replying to an application from a churchwarden respecting columns, the Editor, on March 1st, returned to the attack in an article in
the recent week of missions in the town. The Bishop regretted that which, after some condescending patronage bestowed upon Dr. Pusey,
habitual, private confession, had been inculcated; he had no power as the candid confession is made that “ Dr. Pusey's generous illusions " (on
Bishop in the matter, and the churchwardens had none. the subject of Re-union) ware to ourselves very unintelligible.” The A GLIMPSE OF LIGHT IN CLERKENWELL. The traditions of ClerkenGuardian is no Re-unionist; it prefers to have Christendom divided well, both social and ecclesiastical, are decidedly low, and more particuand no wonder: in a united Christendom there would be no place for the larly is this the case in the neighbourhood of the mother church of St. colourless theology which it disseminates. The consideration of Dr. James. It is therefore with much pleasure we record an effort which Pusey's schemes for Re-union afforded the opportunity of hurling a few was made on Tuesday evening last to introduce a little sweetness and epithets at “Presbyter Anglicanus; "and so the article winds up with light into the malodorous and benighted locality. The occasion was an mention of “the wrapgling of the loose-minded person” .... effort to raise funds for providing a new organ for the parish church, and “ who unreasonably objects to be called disbonest:”.... "bo may, the service was fully choral, “Hymns Ancient and Modern ” being used, of course, bave fifty legitimate reasons for concealing his name. But and the Versicles and Responses sung to Tallis's music. The anthem under the particular circumstances of the case, there is one which will was Monk's “ Now upon the first day of the week,," and after the naturally suggest itself, and wbich, on the whole, is rather creditable service the “Hallelujah Chorus " was very creditably sung, the choir than otherwise-namely, that he is ashamed of himself."
numbering about fifty voices. Mr. Rose, the vicar-elect, preached an I am not ashamed of myself; and I had, and still have, legitimate appropriate Easter sermon. There was a fair congregation, who appeared reasons, unconnected with any question of profit or preferment, for not to appreciate the innovation of a choral service. -John Bull.
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proposal which treats of Confederation, "no public docuJ. M. P.-R. D.-W. H. H.-M. R. H. W.-A. B. E.-W. P. C.-A. W.E.-0
ment which has been published of late years has caused so much A. R.- Vicarius-D. D.-A. P. R.-H. H.D.-Oxoniensis-E. W.-W.F. W., and " Filius Ecclesice "are thanked for their letters concerning the so-called " Free interest throughout the length and breadth of South Africa. and Open Church Movement." We have long been aware of the rottenness aud artificiality of the unreal agitation, mainly carried on by " three-penny-bit
Whatever may be the outcome of the mission of his Honour laymen," and we are perfectly convinced that, save in & very few favoured and the President to England, and of the proposed conference, special localities, it is a total failure.
we are sure that the public of South Africa will duly appreH. D. L.-Why not bare the boldness to publish a plain record of the job, with your name and address ?
ciate the single-mindedness of the Earl of Carnarvon, who R. B.-(Croydon). The Protestant theory regarding the faithful departed is has taken more interest in the affairs of South Africa, and tolerably well expressed in the following Gloucestershire epitaph :
has worked harder to promote its welfare, than any other
Secretary of State previously. His Lordship is a member
of the strongest Government which has held sway in England ... The “Anti-Erastian Documents" bave been received from our correspon since the days of Pitt, so more can be expected at their dent at Rome, and shall duly appear. Thanks.
hands than from the Whigs and Radicals, who are always As a rule, we must decline to insert both personal attacks of every sort and kind,
cheeseparing and using ad captandum arguments. The best and anonymous letters. If people want to ventilate their opinions and a newepaper is certainly a proper vehicle for such action) tbey must be good enough friends of the Colonies are the Tories, and the best to sign their names to communications forwarded.
friend of South Africa is the noble Earl who holds the We beg our correspondents and supporters to address all Letters relating to the literary portion of this paper to "The Editor of THE PILOT, 376, Strand,
destinies of the magnificent colonial empire of Great Britain London, W.C.;" and all communications regarding the sale and advertising, to in his hands.” This is satisfactory. Mr. J. H. BATTY, Publisher, at the same address.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL.
THE certain and rapid collapse of numbers of our The Pilot will in future be published at 376, Strand. 1 Christian and National Schools is now before our very
eyes. They are being, one by one, steadily shut up. Infidel education, -in which the Name of God is banished, -patronized by the State, (and for which we are bound to pay,
whether we like it or not, is alone in the ascendant. In an WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1876.
admirable letter to Mr. F. Calvert, Q.C., the Rector of Lime
house, Mr. Samuel Charlesworth, writes thus :-"Eventually Published on Every Alternate Wednesday.
I must succumb and close my National Schools; competing
with seven Board Schools, capable of accommodating as “ Has not all our misery, as a Church, arisen from people being afraid to
many thousand children, carried on with a lavish expenditure, look difficulties in the face? They have palliated acts, when they
can only terminate by the weak going to the wall.” In this should have denounced them ..... And what is the consequence ?
question of compulsory Pagan Education the Tories are just That our Church has through centuries ever been sinking lower and
as bad as the Liberals. Lord Sandon, a mere Orange Prolower, till good part of its pretensions is a mere sham ; though it be a
testant, is about as mischievous a person as Mr. Disraeliduty to make the best of what we have received.”—P. 274_" HISTORY
could have found for the posicion he holds : and any hopeful OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS." BY VERY Rev. J. H. NEWMAN, D.D. parson who is weak enough to expect anything good from
that quarter, will infallibly both expect and look in vain. Fortnightly Notes.
AMONGST the other “scientific” barbarities which are THE unreal and artificial opposition to the title of A now being boldly perpetrated amongst us, we may
Empress of India is now apparent to all but Liberal mention that of “ George Laycock, farmer, of Whittington, 1 partizans. We learn from India that “the addition near Sheffieid,” who was recently fined 40s. and costs by the of the title Empress of India' to that of Queen of Britain local Stipendary Magistrate for gross and appalling cruelty and Ireland' is considered in political circles here to be to a horse" which he was taming by clectricity at a public entirely warranted by existing circumstances, and it is
| sporting ground”—a practice spoken of as common in Yorkfurther stated that, immediately after the Royal Proclamation shire; and regarding which a correspondent gives us a shall have been promulgated, official expression will be given detailed account which is too horrible and sickening to print. in London to this view on the part of Russia.” The Times, Then, again, over-loading and over-crowding of public Telegraph, and Daily News have only proved most conclu- | vehicles is an increasing evil which needs stern repression. For sively that they are one and all out of accord with the belief example, ordinary omnibuses (including driver and conducand conviction of Englishmen. In Mr. Lowe's recent violent , tor,) now carry no less than thirty people, whereas they used
to carry only nineteen,-thus, with the weight of the vehicle, worth quoting for its demerits. It is useful, however, as nearly three tons; while many of the journeys are no less indicating to all of us whither the stream of Public Opinion than twelve or fourteen miles at a stretch. A writer in the is flowing: and to what “Liberalism" has already brought Globe, of April 11th, “F. P., 94, Piccadilly," asserts that us. “it was only last week that two omnibus horses, over-driven and taxed beyond their efforts in endeavouring to breast Piccadilly hill, fell stone dead. One of these unfortunate THAT part of Bishop Lord Arthur Hervey's Charge, creatures was literally skin and bone. I am at a loss to 1 delivered at Bath,- in a chilly church which felt like a understand how such a state of things can be tolerated by the well, and looked like a whitewashed and unfurnished sepulauthorities.” Is not “F. P." aware that we are living under chre,- was, of course, mainly taken up with a strong recoma state of things which is called “self-government," and that mendation of an undefined "moderation,” together with everybody can do almost everything and anything that he more than the customary episcopal twaddle (so thoroughly likes? Alas! It is a common practice for the Railway Vans, insincere,) concerning the sadness of “our squabbles about with only two horses, to carry from five to six tons. These the length of a surplice, the colour of a stole, or the position poor animals may not be whipped, lashed and goaded as of a minister”-stuff which we have read twenty times during the much as in former times, during the day-time: but their last five years. Our own honest wonder is that any clergy burdens have been doubled of late years, and their drivers of the second order, but the orthodox place-hunters, waste don't spare them when the darkness comes on. It is the their time by going to take part in such slovenly services, employers, however, who are equally reprehensible with the and to listen to such imbecile and useless utterances. A drivers, and who ought to have a taste of the treadmill. Visitation is the visiting of a parish church by the Bishop,
to see that things are done decently and in order : not the
going to a central spot by all the clergy to “visit” the STRAWS on its surface truly indicate the direction of a Bishop. The “Charge” of a Bishop implies the existence
stream. A brief correspondence in our contemporary of a Court, and the presence of a Judge. But now that the Guardian—(which, let it be noted, has as completely all the English Bishops have surrendered their jurisdiction to demoralized the old High Church party, as the Church Times Lord Penzance, their Lordships have neither Courts, judicial has first deluded and then betrayed the Liberal Ritualists,
seats, nor Charges to deliver. The whole thing is a conshows very plainly that the stream of the Established Church
summate and useless farce. is moving rapidly towards the chill and dark Ocean of Unbelief. An honest and outspoken parson (the race is rapidly diminishing,) Mr. Edward Gray, Vicar of Sharow, W ERE Bishop Wordsworth of Lincoln free from the near Ripon, wrote quite lately to the Guardian as follows:
extraordinary intellectual crotchets concerning Rome, " In a recent number of the Contemporary Review Mr. which appear to have carried him captive, he might become Matthew Arnold, writing, as he professes, in defence of the the welcome and able episcopal leader of the anti-Erastians, Bible, states that it is defensible only after surrendering three and the possible saviour of the National Church; for unless points—first, the Personality of God ; second, the Divinity Archbishop Tait's energy and love of change is stemmed or and Sonship of our Saviour Jesus Christ; Third, Miracles. | cut short, this Church of England will very probably and He is thus, I suppose, a typical instance of the persons very soon become a mere Unitarian Sect and nothing more. spoken of by St. John, where he says, ' If there come any It is notorious that this is the settled aim of the Broad unto you, and bring not this doctrine (viz., of the Father and Church party, and its members are triumphing silently all along the Son), receive him not into your house, neither bid him the line. Their avowed policy is “ Tolerate anything and God-speed : for he that biddeth him God-speed is partaker everything but the Catholic Faith.” Now, if believers in of his evil deeds. Yet Mr. Matthew Arnold, we are told, Christianity cannot get even bare toleration (and this cerhas, by special invitation from the authorities of Sion College, tainly is so, their plight must be very bad indeed. And yet recently delivered a lecture there to the clergy and others, even Archdeacon Denison and Dr. Pusey only ask for this. the subject of his lecture being. The Church '--the Church, That one prelate sees the broad danger clearly enough is whose Divine Head he repudiates, whose fundamental doc-evident. For we read that “the Bishop of Lincoln has just trines he discards, and whose existence in any true sense he published Three Sermons recently preached by him before the denies. And not only so, but on the conclusion of his lecture | University of Cambridge, in which he intimates clearly he is highly complimented by a Bishop of our Church. I enough that the danger of the Church of England at the preconfess that no one event of recent date has so filled my mind sent day is in the Erastianism of its chief rulers, and that the with sad forebodings, and I am no less distressed that some Enemy to which these chief priests are betraying the citadel is weeks should have elapsed, and no voice of remonstrance been the modern Antichrist.”Of course this is perfectly true. publicly raised. I cannot think that such a fraternizing But did not the Bishop himself, let us ask, deliberately stay between the Church and an avowed enemy of God's Truth away from the House of Lords at the critical division when should be passed over sub silentio." Now it should be noted Dr. Tait's P.W.R. Bill was affirmed to be necessary ? Has that the person who lectured,- a son of that over-rated and he repented of that act of dangerous folly? The pledge mischievous man, Dr. Arnold, and a private pupil of Arch- which his Lordship officially gave to the Primate ought to bishop Tait's—absolutely denies the Christian keligion. Yet have been openly broken, when he found out how he had been the Lecture in question, as well as the Lecturer, are openly entrapped, and what that pledge involved. defended by a notorious Broad Church Ritualist, Mr. W. H. Milman, and his defence is printed in the Guardian. A leading · Unitarian newspaper says: -"Mr. Arnold's denial of the I RUT we must say a few words more on this low-minded
Personality of God at Sion College is certainly worthy of D and ignominious cry for toleration. The amiable Bishop remark.” But the Tory Hour is delighted with it :-“ Mac- of Winchester, in his recent “ Pastoral," practically said to millan leads off with a bold paper on the Church of England, High Churchmen "Why don't you be quiet and allow by Matthew Arnold, being an Address delivered at Sion | Evangelicals to deny the efficacy of Baptism, and Broad College. The writer's definition of the Church is a great Churchmen to abolish Hell and the Devil, without complaint National Society for the promotion of goodness.' He evidently or rebuke, so that you, on your part, may teach the Real believes that, if the Church labours to this end, it will accom- Presence and the Dogma of the Resurrection of the Body plish its purpose, without having to fear Rome, or Dissent, or unmolested ? '—which comes.to this, Let anybody teach anySecularism. But he is alarmed about its future, unless it thing he likes in his own name for there is no authority of can command the sympathy of the popular classes, and he is any sort or kind in the National Church. Only here the not very successful in showing how this is to be secured. State--at the Bishops' express and almost unanimous instigaBut he is very clear upon one point-that the right settle tion—steps in and says—“No: this cannot be. Be as ment is one to be reached not by Disestablishment, but by Broad or Infidel as you like, but the Catholic Faith shall not Comprehension and Union, and that these are to be attained be taught in deed. The P.W.R. Act is 'to put down Ritualif the clergy will cultivate grace and peace, place Reason ism.' Deny Hell as much and as frequently as you like; and good works above Dogma, and win the attachment of the Omit the Athanasian Creed whenever it is ordered to be lower classes.” Such rubbish as this is, of course, hardly' recited; preach that Baptismal Regeneration is a mediæval figment, Absolution a farce, and the Real Presence a palpa- most influential Living and a Canonry; he further proceeds ble absurdity, only do not stand before the altar, wear a to select Dr. Farrar (a clever man and a good writer, but an chasuble or light a candle. If you do, I shall put you down.” outspoken political opponent,) for high preferment. Such an And this is now happening. Let the work go on, we say. | act is, of course, very complimentary and impressive to the The more and the more vigorously it is prosecuted, the Tories. It must be singularly gratifying, for example, to better. Our own great dread is that the Erastians may | Prebendary Burrows, and to Dr. Alfred Lee of the Church temporarily shift their tactics, and so throw dust in the eyes Defence Society, who more especially has done so much in of some of us. We therefore earnestly hope that the Ritual- | supporting the principle of an Established Church, and in ists and others may get a good and choking dose of sham resisting the Burials' Bill, and who are both meritorious. Arches' Court judgments. The larger it be the more likely is The Clergy as a body, at the last general election, gave an good to come out of evil. Then, maybe, our “dumb dogs earnest support to Mr. Disraeli and the party he leads. At who cannot now bark," may begin to measure the revolting the next election, we fear, many of them will leave him to the character of this vile system of “ toleration," and take some co-operation of the Liberal parsons and their allies whom he efficient means to provide a sound and suitable remedy. We has promoted. This is an impression shared, as we learn, by need much more battering, however, before we can be ready Mr. Raikes, Mr. Talbot, Colonel Makins, and other far-seeing for the coming change.
men of the same stamp. Dr. Farrar last Sunday in his first Sermon since his appointment, could take no other subject
(the public has had nearly enough of it for the present,) than TT is rumoured that Lord Penzance will not hear any more that of Lady Augusta Stanley's decease. Could not the 1 charges against Clergymen for Ritualistic practices until | Dean and Canons of Westminster, by their own canonical the Privy Council has decided the case of Mr. Ridsdale. authority (we mean no pun,) proceed to canonize her ladyThis, we believe, will not be till next June. By that time, ship? A new shrine would add greatly to the attraction of Lord Penzance will have held his appointment of Judge the clean and unclean collection of curiosities, which, having under the Public Worship Regulation Act for nearly two been introduced into the Westminster ark, are, with the years-let us say for a year and a half, so as to be within the hideous busts and vulgar printed tickets stuck about, so mark—at a salary of £3,000 per annum. The results which Baroum-like in their beauty. Now that the rival “Royal have been achieved during this period by his Lordship are Westminster Tadpolium ”is so near, the Abbey authorities (1) the settlement of a parochial squabble at Ardleigh, (even with a Decanal showman) must, as advertisers say, between a Mrs. Webb and Mr. T. W. Perry, the parson of 's spare no trouble in judiciously adding " to their own Royal that place, who will pose in history as the first prosecutor and original collection or they will be beaten by their before Lord Penzance; and (2) the suppression of Celebra- | less favoured rivals. tions at St. Peter's, Folkestone. Whether these results are worth an outlay of £4,500 is a question which we must leave to those wise persons in Church and State to whom we owe A N able member of the Council of the English Church the Public Worship Regulation Act. But there is another A Union, under the signature of “ Presbyter Anglicanus," point of view of this matter which Churchmen may well
recently addressed a public Letter to Cardinal Manning upon take, and it is this :—Could not this money have been spent the gross and alarming Erastianism of the English Bishops, to better purpose just now when the already over-taxed and proposed a remedy. That Letter, very able and highliberality of Churchmen is being again invoked to found new principled, was both tempcrate and telling. It was received, Bishopricks ? We commend this question very earnestly to however, with a howl of execration by the Irish self-importathe consideration of all who may be asked to endow more
tions,—the Bakers and the Littledales—who appeared to patronage for the Crown. It should never be forgotten that
have gone stark mad in the violence of their hysterical hicno difficulty was made by Parliament about endowing the cups. For it was by spasmodic adjectives rather than in New Judge with the large salary of £3,000 per annum out of intelligible sentences that the vials of their Hibernian wrath existing ecclesiastical resources. Why, then, cannot the were outpoured on the head of the Cardinal's Anglican corsame plan be adopted for endowing the New Bishoprick ? respondent. Another Letter from his pen, addressed to his When it was a question of finding a salary for the New
Eminence of Westminster, and entitled “ Do They Well to be Judge, the Archbishop of Canterbury discovered a sum of Angry?” has just reached us, too late, however, for review money lying idle in Queen Anne's Bounty Office—we forget now. It shall be criticised at length in our next issue. how much it was—which could be utilized for the purpose. Meanwhile we take the liberty of reprinting the Appendix, An explanation of the exact nature of this sum, and of the which specially concerns our high-principled Church contemreasons why it was never discovered when some missionary poraries,—to whom we cordially commend its careful perusal. enterprise, for instance, was languishing for want of funds, For “Fair-play is a jewel." would be interesting. One thing, however, is certain,—that diligent search should be made whether there is any more such "treasure-trove" before a subscription-list is opened I NEITHER in the Quarterly Review nor in the Church for endowing new Sees. Moreover we ask, in all seriousness, W Quarterly Review is there any clue whatsoever to the whether under the new system more Sees are really required ? policy of our great leaders. The article on “Church InnovaRural Deans have been happily described as “honorary and tions” in the former is a very poor production-from the pen impotent officials : " but with Lord Penzance as Universal of one who has not, as yet, mastered his subject. He “venOrdinary it is quite certain the Bishops are almost, if not tures to think” that “the argument is closed,”—a thought, altogether, “honorary and impotent officials.” And if their we are willing to allow, which is tolerably exact: only not power of governing their dioceses is henceforth to be limited exactly in the writer's sense of the term. As regards to the transmission of complaints to Lord Penzance, and the High Churchmen they have so entirely beaten their opponents registry of his edicts, we believe that their number might be out of the field, in literary argument and historical research, reduced rather than increased. When all real power and -and the arguments in their favour have turned out to be authority is being certralized, the multiplication of " honorary so complete and overwhelming,—that the Archbishops found it but impotent offices” can only lead to delusion and necessary to get the law altered obliquely, as it would not unreality.
have been easy to obtain its direct alteration. So they secured the aid of Parliament, resigned their own jurisdic
tions, set up a new Universal Lay Ordinary, who would be M R. DISRAELI has once more exhibited by official action ready to make new law by novel and unjust interpretations
W that contempt for Tory Churchmen which he is and decisions regarding the old ; and 80 seem to have been reported to have recently expressed in very emphatic words eminently successful. But yet, after all, they have not to one of his personal supporters in the House of Commons. succeeded, and their present want of success is apparent by And he has done this by appointing Dr. Farrar to the vacant the tone of the miserable wail in the Quarterly Review,—tle Westminster Canonry. Not satisfied with having already Editor of which is significantly plaintive in his appeal to the rewarded three earnest Liberals for their consistent opposi- | Moderate High Church Party. “Detach yourselves from the tion, viz. :-Dr. Basil-Jones, Mr. F. Pigou, and Mr. Robin-Ritualists !" urges this feeble but malignant scribe ; " for by son Duckworth, by respectively giving them a Bishopriok, a ) so doing we shall be better able to put them down'-and
reported this personal
wheu we have put them down (being the most prominent and degraded men, is the sole order of the day. All honour, people in our way,) we will then proceed to put you down." therefore, to those who have striven to give a turn in a better If we may judge by the late Dean Hook's policy, they are not direction to public taste. Some theatres are admirably conquite so shortsighted as they are taken to be. Let only the ducted, and the Shakesperian Revivals at the Lyceum deserve extreme men be overthrown, and the turn of the “Moderates” | the most unqualified praise. Other theatres are reported to will soon come. The foul Erastianism of Drs. Tait and be greatly improving. The critics are awakening. We read Thomson will soon begin to operate elsewhere. As for the with deep satisfaction in Vanity Fair, for April 15th, the new Church Quarterly, its feebleness, its poverty of thought, following outspoken remarks upon a recent performance : its superfine impotence, render it at once a portent and a “ I can find no other word than shocking' to describe the cosmarvel of literary imbecility and pious weakness. To our- tume of Mdile. Pitteri, and no other word than disgusting' to selves it is only " dear" in the pecuniary sense of the word. describe certain antics of the ' Fiji Flutterers.'” Now, if an
ordinary and not over-prudish newspaper can thus speak out,
what must be the nature of the entertainment” provided ? ON Good Friday afternoon we visited St. Peter's, London The Lord Chamberlain of a Tory Government should cer
U Docks, and accompanied Mr. Lowder from dingy street tainly request the officers under him to look to a matter of to unwholesome alley and stuffy court. Could Lord Pen- this nature. But perhaps the “Liberal” Mr. Smythe. Piggott zance have followed and seen the listless indifference of the who, being a “Liberal," was appointed by the Tories to onlookers to the pictured representation of the Sufferings of his present responsible office of Examiner of Plays,-holds the Son of Man, he might possibly have realized how utterly that the practice of Liberalism, License and Latitude in any fallacious were the pious fears of his Erastian heart that the and every direction, is an advantage and benefit to all pictured memorials in question might induce, amongst the enlightened peoples and nations who are supposed to "govern Protestants of England, the sin of Idolatry. It would have themselves. been evident to him that not only idolatria, but latria (or religious worship of any kind whatsoever,) is far removed from the bosoms of the practical heathen of Wapping and the TF we own any Roman Catholic readers, we would call their Docks. The indifference of the natives through whose 1 special attention to our first leading article entitled locale the zealous devotion of the Clergy of St. Peter's carried | “Religion at Oxford.” It is from the able pen of one who the history of the Via Dolorosa, spoke out as plainly as if it knows the state of affairs there most accurately—a state had found utterance by the tongues of the unwashed men which more than justifies the English Roman Catholic authoand women who gazed from their windows or lounged against rities of ten years ago in declining to found a College in that their door-posts—“ If we let you alone, your preaching and University. What some termed "bigotry” is now seen to pictures, you may think yourselves very well off: we don't have been only wisdom and foresight. know who this Jesus Christ is, and we don't care to know”! Indeed, the ex-Divorce Judge need not fear for his Protestants. They are, practically, as good Erastians as himself.
The Catholic Revival at Home. For Mr. Lowder we could not but feel sincere sympathy. He is killing himself in his Master's service. But to all out
We learn that the P.W.R. Act is about to be put into operation ward appearance, the self-devotion and zeal manifested by | against certain beneficed clergymen in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. him were expended utterly in vain, so far as evangelistic A rumour has just reached us that the Bishop of Llandaff is not results are concerned. With the exception of a mere hand unlikely to resign his See. ful of his own people, and a noisy following of boys and girls About £330 bave been collected towards the memorial to the late high-with, perhaps, at one or two of the Stations, some half
principled and much-respected Canon Humble of Perth. Amongst the dozen adult listeners—the record of the Sufferings of our contributors are Lords Glasgow and Forbes; and we note with satisfaction Blessed Saviour evidently failed to evoke the sympathy of that the ex-Provost of Perth Cathedral, Mr. E. B. K. Fortescue, has even a passing heart-throb. The motley following—insigni- contributed £5 towards the object proposed. ficant, at its best,-fell off long before the close ; and, on the
A leading Tory clergyman in the Diocese of Norwich informs us that return to the church doors, it was evident that the wondrous
nearly two hundred of the clergy abstained from supporting Colonel Story of the Cross had drawn from his or her haunts not a
Duff, the Conservative Candidate-on the broad ground that from Dr. single soul. In sympathy with Lord Penzance, the verdict
Tait to Dr. Farrar, Mr. Disraeli has been consistently appointing his of the indifferent heathen would seem to have been :-“ Our
political opponents to positions of influence in the Established Church, ex-Divorce Judge has condemned your Stations, and we have
We are informed that Her Majesty's Government are quite in favour of too much respect (it suits us in the present case) for our
the Establishment of a new Bishoprick for Cornwall; although by those Archbishop, and for 'law,' to have anything to do with
likely to know it is considered improbable that any Parliamentary action them.”
will be taken this session. Three or four Cabinet ministers are reported to be interested in the plan; and the name of the Rev. J. E. Kempe (a
Cornish man of considerable moderation,) is mentioned as likely to first Two men of mark have recently passed away,—whose
fill the new See. I memories deserve a respectful tribute. One, Lord Lyttelton,-a scholar, a Liberal Churchman, and something of a
We have just learned from our German Correspondent that, out of politician,-destroyed himself in a fit of temporary insanity.
thirty-two congregations of the so-called “Old Catholics,” the delegates of Though a consistent party man-of the wrong party-he was
twenty-five have voted for, and seven have voted against, a formal proposi
tion to set aside the rule and custom of the celibacy of the clergy. We often striving to be liberal, wbich all Liberals find it so hard
also learn that the influence of Dr. Döllinger—who is against the change to accomplish. He was ever regarded as an agreeable,
-has been strongly felt in the decision which has been just arrived at. genial and clever, though somewhat eccentric, person. The other is Mr. Richard Simpson, a convert to the Church of EASTER STATISTIC8.-On Easter Day the communicants at St. Mary Rome at the time of Dr. Newman's secession,—an amiable Magdalene's, Paddington, pombered 1,158, the offertory exceeding and very learned man, neither bitter nor narrow. He was a £1,500. In these particulars St. Mary's always stands out prominently ; literary tower of strength to the English Liberal Roman
but we believe the figures this year are higher than ever before. At St.
Alban's, Holborn, the communicants numbered 590. At St. Philip's, Catholics, and in conjunction with Lord Acton, started the
Clerkenwell, they reached 370, the offertory being a little short of £28. Home and Foreign Review, after the North British (the pre As usual on the great festivals, at St. Alban's and St. Philip's stringed vious organ of the same people,) had been smothered and instruments were used, in addition to the organ, at the High Celebration. killed by the heavy dulness of its articles, and the uninterest EASTER LECTURES AT ST. JAMES'S, WESTMINSTER.—The Sunday aftering character of its wearisome dissertations. Mr. Simpson noon lectures at this church during Eastertide have assumed a new died at Rome, (God rest him !) and will be missed by a large
pbase, being this year under the direction of the Christian Evidence
Society. The first lecture was delivered on Sunday by the Rev. James circle of friends-of all creeds and none.
Moorhouse, bis subject “Christ Himself the greatest miracle of Christiadity, and the true explanation and voucher of all its other miracles."
The remaining preachers for the series are Rev. F. J. Jayne, tutor of THE demoralized state of the Stage at certain theatres is so
Keble College, Oxford, “ Hints for the solution of religious difficulties
| arising from the existence of Physical and Moral Evil." May 7, Rev. I marked, that no decent or respectable people can visit Professor Jellett, “The work of Christ the efficient remedy of Moral them. Unblushing beastliness, perpetrated by painted hussies | Evil.” 14, the Archbishop of York, “God a Personal Being, not an