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quickly after its formation, emissaries Conformity occurred. (See “Burnet's were sent forth to China, Japan, Abys- History of the Reformation," vol. iii. sinia, South America, the Indies, &c. part 1. book 6, p. 336.) After this making Protestant Europe its chief Commissioners were sent over England field of operation ; and the means by to enforce obedience to the law, by which this Society carries out its de- re-establishing the “ Protestant Sersigns, are the sowing seeds of discord vice Book;
" and the result reported in every institution and grade of so- to the Queen was, that out of 9,400 ciety, weakening in order to destroy, beneficed clergymen in England, only disguising its agents under every va- about 100 dignitaries and eighty paRiety of character,* and instructing rish priests left their benefices : ALL them to insinuate themselves into the THE REST CONFORMED TO THE QUEEN'S confidence of kings and princes, bi- INJUNCTIONS, AND
THE PROshops and nobles, the influential and TESTANT service. (Ibid. vol. ii. part wealthy of the land, so as to confuse 1. book 3, page 720.)—This strange their minds and infatuate them to event was, no doubt, the agency of the bring about changes, which tend to Jesuits. The Papal clergy conformed their own ruin; and effecting all this in one united body, and kept their so stealthi and so treacherously, as benefices for the express purpose of not to excite the least consciousness of multiplying divisions among Protestants. the influence under which their un- (See“ Churchman's Monthly Rehappy victims are acting.t
view,” for May, June, and July, 1844, English REFORMATION (Elizabeth, “ The Jesuits.") Thus was the Re1558_1603).—On the accession of formed Church of England distracted Queen Elizabeth, the greatest leniency by various conflicts among upwards and persuasion were, for six months, of 9,000 pledged partisans of Rome, exercised towards the clergy, who then Within the pale of her sacred offices,* filled the English benefices, to induce aided by swarms of dispensed Jesuits them to abandon the Romish Ritual, from without, under the garb of but not a single instance of Voluntary PURITAN MINISTERS, exciting Church
men against Dissenters, and Dis* The Jesuits have appeared as Pa- senters against Churchmen. The gans among Pagans—as Atheists among historian Strype records the detecAtheists—as Jews among Jews, and as
tion of one of these Puritan Jesuits Reformers among. Reformers. They (Heath) after preaching in Rochester bave changed their exterior habit, as cathedral, in 1568. On searching his noblemen, as ruffians, as ministers, as
lodgings, a Pope's Bull and a Jesuit's soldiers ; and they have sometimes passed license to preach “ for the dividing of as merchants, as farmers, as stewards, as publicans, and as tradesmen of every English Protestants," was found in his Church, but there are ample docu- courteous manners of gentlemen, with ments to testify their subtle efforts also a refined experience of mankind.". within the State, co-extensive with The result of these intrigues was England itself, and that too through the decay of Protestantism in England, all the windings of social order down and the conversion of multitudes (parto the very hearths of domestic life : ticularly women of rank) to the Roin a word the continual stream of mish faith ; indeed, it cannot be Jesuits, Seminarists, assassins, and denied that the innovations of the plotters of every name and character, school of Laud were so many apfor the murder and dethroning of proaches, in the exterior worship of Queen Elizabeth, and the utter deso- the English Church, to the Roman lation of the whole realm, deluged models; pictures were set up and reEngland during her reign of upwards paired; the communion-table took the of forty years, and it was only the arm name of an “altar,” it was sometimes of the Most High which brought to made of stone, and obeisances were nought the wicked projects of her made to it; the crucifix was freenemies.
Protestants, and particularly the craft. (See Dalton's Jesuits, their Principles and Acts, pp. 76, 84, 85 ; a work
boot. This man had been travelling from which several statements in this
as a poor minister, and “preaching up tract are made.)
and down the country,
for six years. † The “Secreta Monita,” declare (See “Strype's Annals of the Refor" that no small advantage will be de- mation,” vol. i. c. 52, pp. 521, 522.) rived from SECRETLY and SKILFULLY And not only were the deep-laid strafomenting the animosities that arise tagems of the Jesuits, for the recovery among the great, in order to reduce their of England to Rome, developed in strength," and in conformity with these their insidious workings within the instructions, the Jesuits" secretly apply the torch of faction to national dissensions, and then “skilfully” retire from * This one Fact proves, that although the field of conflict, as far as may be, the Reformed English Church was, --leaving the odium of the explo- under God, primarily established sion to be cast on others, far less guilty through the energies of some of our than themselves. Such was their policy leading ecclesiastics, yet, that it owed in the great rebellion of England in much of its stability to the agency of 1649, as well as in the revolution of the laity. May the LAITY then be awakFrance in 1792; and their craft and ened to a holy vigilance for her PRESERtreachery remain unchanged.
quently placed upon it; churches were Great REBELLION (Charles the consecrated with strange and mystical First, beheaded in 1649.)—The de- pageantry; a presence in the sacrasigns of the Papists for the subversion ment, beyond that which is spiritual of Protestantism in England were con- to faith, yet not the Popish transubtinued through the reigns of James stantiation, was generally held; the the First and his unhappy son Charles, power of priests to forgive sins, beyond the successors of Queen Elizabeth. that which is declarative, yet not that Insurrections and plots against the which mass priests arrogate; and juslife of the Sovereign were no longer tification by works as a condition of available for the service of Rome, and the Gospel as well as faith, but not in the Gunpowder Treason, in 1605, the gross way of Popish merit, were seems to have been the last atteinpt likewise asserted; the invocation of made in England to illustrate the saints was admitted by some prelates, regicidal principles of the Jesuits. and prayers for the dead, which lead The times were changed, and the naturally to purgatory, were vindiJesuits were quick to perceive it, and cated by many.† Thus it was that to adopt their devices accordingly. through the secret influence of the COURT INTRIGUE
now occupied the Jesuits, this fearful state of things in Jesuits, and Archbishop Laud, Bishop England worked on its way, from bad Montague, and others, forming an to worse, till that awful crisis speedily ambitious and dangerous faction in arrived, wherein primate and Church, the Church, constituted an essential monarch and monarchy, perished topart of the conspiracy. In 1634, a gether. secular priest named Gregorio Pan- MODERN Times.-To such an awzani, was despatched from the court of ful extent were strifes and seditions Rome to this country, to bring about fomented by the Jesuits, even in Paa reconciliation between the Churches pal kingdoms, that in 1773 they were of England and Rome. He resided formally suppressed by Pope Clement here three or four years, and had XIV. at the earnest entreaty of the several encouraging interviews with “kings of France, Spain, Portugal, the King and Queen, as well as with and Sicily, to prevent the Christians (as some of the bishops and chief minis- the Bull of Suppression expresses it) ters of State; and about this time, from rising one against another, and there were from 250 to 360 Jesuits scattered over England, * “concealed * Wherever Jesuits are introduced under a lay garb, and combining the social confidence is shaken, and mutual
suspicions must arise ; for who can tell * Besides these Jesuits there were whether his next-door neighbour may 180 other regulars, and five or six hun. not be one of them ? dred secular priests in England. (See + How painfully applicable to Tract* Barrington's Memoirs of Panzani," pp. arian errors of modern times was the 140,207.)
state of things in England 200 years ago.
from massacreing each other in the VII, restored this order, as a matter very bosom of their common mother- of political expediency. It is true THE Holy Church." (See "Dalton's indeed, there is every reason to susJesuits,” page 79.) For this act, the pect, that the Jesuits and the general Pope was himself poisoned the very body
body of the Papists distrust and hate next year; and the Jesuits, notwith- each other, but their connexion lies standing their suppression, were still here :—The Pope employs the Jesuits determined to carry on the work of because, without their polished hypo“ beguiling the nations with their crisy, he cannot overturn Protestantsorceries.'
Their motto ever was, ism; and the Jesuits employ Popery " AGITATE AGITATE -DIVIDE, and as a stepping-stone to their own soveOVERTURN!!” and the history of reignty ; but the ultimate object of the France, for the last sixty years, as well Jesuits, it is believed, is to plant the as the present condition of Spain and standard of ATHEISM on the ruins of Portugal, and other Papal states on that corrupted form of Christianity. the continent of Europe, not forget- At this very hour, the Jesuits are most ing that of Ireland itself—all proclaim alarmingly at work in the United a loud voice of warning to those who States of America and Canada, in the have either “ears to hear or eyes to South Sea Islands, New Zealand, Insee!” It might have been hoped that dia, and China, as well as in Austria, Protestant England, having once Silesia, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, banished the Jesuits from her shores, and Portugal. Ireland also is overfor perfidy and treason, would have run with Jesuits, and France is astobeen loath to have again fostered nished at their rising power; indeed, them within her borders ; but, alas ! two authors of distinction (Michelet it was not so: for in 1795 twelve Je- and Quinet) not long since sounded suits (under the disguise of gentlemen the alarm of danger to which France from Liege, who had escaped the fury is at the present hour exposed from of the French Revolution) established the literature which has been introthemselves in the heart of this country, duced by these men; and, in describing at Stonyhurst, in Lancashire, where the character of the education and they remain to this day, sending forth, learning cultivated by the Jesuits in year after year, from their college France, in 1843, one of these authors there (now capable of holding 400 or (Michelet) most accurately describes 500 students) men of intellect and the character of the education and talent, well-suited to work out the writings of Tractarians in England, at crooked policy of their “Secret In- the present moment, namely, "mechastructions," and to fill the most im- nical-material—lifeless-soulless !!” portant posts in every grade of society -in a word, TRACTARIANISM IS BUT throughout the British dominions- JESUITISM IN DISGUISE !!! both in the army and in the navy--in CONCLUSION.—That, as hundreds of the Church and in the State ; and, (in Jesuits were employed in England in addition to these disguised Jesuits, by gone days to bring about the work scattered through the land,) it is a fact of desolation, and that as hundreds of which cannot be too widely circulated, Jesuits are still engaged in Ireland and that according to the “Roman Catho- other countries, for the purpose of lic Directory” for 1845, there are now exciting the infatuated populace to in Great Britain 582 Roman Catholic acts of violence, rebellion, and murchapels, besides 100 stations where der; so also, are there hundreds of service is performed ; and in England Jesuits at work in England at the there are not less than thirty convents, present moment, -all restless, all three monasteries, nine Roman Catho- eager, in poisoning the sources of inlic bishops, and 666 missionary formation to the public mind – in priests !! Such is the position of the sapping the foundation of national Church of Rome in England at this Protestantism — in filling our newstime, and it ought not to be forgotten papers and periodicals with Anti-Proalso, that the Jesuits are now carrying testant arguments and Pro-Popish on their intrigues under her full influ- falsehoods-preparing, every day, new ence; inasmuch as in 1814, Pope Pius nines, and hatching, every day, fresh
plots against the great bulwarks of our ple the peculiar dangers of the present national Zion. May our beloved
time, and in taking measures to accountry awake to her dangers, and quaint them with the real character may she be saved from the ruthless
and operations of Popery, and to infangs of "Wolves in sheep's cloth- spire them with a just sense of the ing.'
blessings and benefits of our ProtestBEWARE OF THE Jesuits!!!
ant faith, succession, and Constitution.
That one great principle of the British Constitution, is,—the support of
the Established Church by the LegislaCITY OF LONDON PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION.
ture and the nation, as the national instrument for giving religious instruc
tion to the people at large, and thus That the holy Scripture is the re- fulfilling the duty which a Christian vealed will of God to man, and con- state owes to God; combined with the tains the sole and sufficient rule of free and full toleration of all systems faith.
of religion whose tenets do not operate That it is the right and duty of against the peace of society: and every one, to make himself acquainted therefore that all the members of the with the holy Scriptures, and judge Association must consider themselves for himself, with such literary aid as as pledged to the support of this prinmay be necessary for him, and such ciple. help as God may have given him, and in dependance on Divine teaching, 1. That the objects of this Assowhat is the doctrine there delivered to ciation shall be, to endeavour with the
Divine blessing, to rouse the dormant That the influence of true religion spirit of Protestantism among all over a people, forms the best security classes of this city, and to impress for their individual rights and liberties, upon them the necessity of using and is the surest basis of national every lawful exertion to resist the enprosperity
croachments of the Church of Rome, That the British Constitution ac- and in a Christian spirit to endeavour knowledges in its principles and laws to convince its members of the danthe sovereignty of Almighty God, and gerous errors and soul-destroying the supreme authority of his holy principles of Popery. word; and that as a safeguard to the 2. Î'hat all persons professing faith Protestant liberties of Great Britain, in the Holy Trinity, and who venethe succession to the throne is wisely rate the sacred Scriptures as their only limited to Protestants.
rule of faith, assenting to the fundaThat the integrity of the Protestant mental principles, may be members of faith, and the civil and religious pri. this Association. vileges we have so long enjoyed, are 3. That the Association be under endangered by the assaults of Popery the control of a President, Vice-Preand Tractarianism.
sidents, Secretary, and a Committee That the Church of Rome is zeal- of eighteen persons, to be chosen anously exerting itself to destroy the nually from the members. Protestant character of the Constitu- 4. That the Committee, of whom tion, and to render the declaration of three shall form a quorum, shall have Protestantism, made by the Sovereign power to regulate all matters relating on ascending the throne of these to their own Meetings, and those of realms, fruitless.
the Association; to fill up vacancies That, to counteract these efforts of in their body, and generally to conduct the Church of Rome and the Tract- and manage its affairs and funds. arian party, all who venerate the Word 5. That all members shall subscribe of God and value the British Insti- four shillings a-year, or upwards, for tutions, to whatever portion of the the objects of the Association. Church of our Divine Saviour they 6. That the Association meet monthmay belong, should be called on to ly, for the purpose of admitting new co-operate, in pointing out to the peo- members, and stirring up and encou
raging one another to persevere in this may be in the introduction of mealaudable work; and that the speakers sures fraught with such serious evils at such Meetings be chosen by the to our civil and religious Institutions. Committee.
The tone and nature of the debate 7. That no reference whatever be was more satisfactory than most of the made by any speaker to the difference discussions which have lately_taken of opinion, as regards discipline, ex- place on questions in which Popery isting among the Protestant Reformed has been concerned. There has been Churches.
too often a sort of morbid sickly sen8. That the Committee shall have timentality, a mawkish sensibility, as power to suspend, and if after careful though it were impossible for any one investigation at the next Meeting it be to be right but Rome, her emissaries found necessary, to expel any Mem- and advocates; and that to oppose her, ber, who may be found guilty of any or plans for her aggrandizement, were act tending to injure the interests of folly of the worst and most glaring the Association.
description. 9. That all proceedings be opened Much might be adduced in corrobo
ration of the statements made in our Communications may be addressed former article. The following cannot to Mr. Owtram, the Secretary, at 22, be read without deep sympathy for the Cloak-lane, Queen-street, Cheapside. unhappy victim, now no more, and
strong abhorrence of the system under
the auspicious influence of which THE CONFESSIONAL.—THE
such atrocities could be perpetuated. MORTMAIN LAWS.
We give the statement as taken
from the “Times," of Friday, March In a preceding number of our pe- 13, and leave our readers to make riodical,* we made remarks on three their
own comment, and application :Bills then before Parliament. One of “PRIÉSTS, WOMEN, AND FAMILIES. those Bills, we are happy to say, has -A trial took place at the last assizes been since thrown out. We refer to of the Herault which created great. the Bill introduced by Lord John sensation. The following are the cirManners, “to alter and amend the cumstances of the case, as stated in Laws relating to the Disposition of the indictment. Emilie Vidal, the Property for pious and charitable daughter of a man of large property Purposes."
at St. Pons, was married to Corbiere, The House of Commons divided the a physician, and in due time had a 4th of March, on the second reading child, of which she became so fond as of the Bill, when there was found to to neglect all her other duties. To dibe a majority of 60 to 24 ; the numbers vert her mind into the right channel, being, for the second reading 24 she was placed particularly under the Against it
60 direction of M. Dousset, the curé of
the village of Felines d'Hautpool, near
Majority 36 St. Pons, in which the Corbieres lived, This is so far gratifying—but Lord with the hope of his exciting in her John Manners has declared his inten- the religious sentiments in which she tion to persist in bringing the question
was deficient. Soon afterwards the forward again and again.
child died, and the priest took the We do not blame the Honourable opportunity for turning the affections, Member for acting up to what he be- or rather the passions, of the mother lieves right; but let us also do the towards himself, and ultimately sucsame, let us be as pertinacious and ceeded in seducing her. Availing strenuous in opposing, as he, or others
himself of the influence he had thus acquired over her, he got her to sign
notes of hand in his favour, and at * See “ Protestant Magazine,” for
last to make a will, leaving him a March, 1846. The article referred to has since been published separately, as
large part of her fortune, over which a pamphlet, and may be had of the As
she had the control, under the presociation,
tence of saying perpetual masses for