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her soul. The husband was at last prisoner guilty of fraud, but aoquitmade acquainted with these infamous ting him of the charge of attempting proceedings, and went to the house of murder. The Court condemned him the priest to reproach him with them. to close confinement, with labour, for During the altercation which ensued, eight years, and to be exposed on the Dousset made an attempt to stab M. pillory in the market-place of MontCorbiere with a knife, but he escaped pellier. When this judgment was unhurt out of the house. As he was pronounced, Dousset spoke not a word, going away, the enraged priest took up nor did he show the slightest emotion, a gun and fired at him. Again he _" Galignani's Messenger." escaped, the charge having only touched his coat. Another violent scene took place between them some
AN HEBREW ANTHEM TAKEN short time after, and the paramour
FROM THE SERVICE FOR THE struck the husband a violent blow on
RECEPTION OF THE SABBATH. the breast with an iron bar. M. Corbiere was immediately seized with Come, my beloved to meet the bride; phthisis, which he attributed to this in- the presence of the Sabbath let us rejury, and soon after died. Dousset ceive. Come, my beloved, and keep then conceived the following strata- and remember (the Sabbath-day), both gem for securing to himself the whole words did the one peculiar God cause of Madame Corbiere's fortune. He us to hear, with one expression; the prevailed upon her to consent to marry Eternal is a unity, and his name is his own father, a very aged man, to unity ; to him appertaineth renown, whom her property was to be made glory, and praise. Come, my beloved, over, and which he, the priest, would &c. Come, let us go to meet the inherit on his parent's death. But Sabbath-day, for it is the fountain of this plan could not be carried into blessing; in the beginning of old was execution until the legal term of her it appointed, for though last in crewidowhood was expired. To over- ation, yet was it first in the design of come this difficulty, and the conse- God. Come, my beloved, &c. quences which delay might produce, O thou sanctuary of the king! O he made the two parties sign a mutual royal city! Arise and come forth contract of marriage, under very from thy subversion ; thou hast dwelt heavy penalties. This was on the 5th long enough in the abode of calamity, March" in last year, only a month for he will now pity thee with kindafter the death of M. Corbiere. He ness. Come, my beloved, &c. at the same time made each of them Shake off the dust! Arise, O my sign a bond for a sum, left in blank, people! and adorn thyself with thy to be paid to him, in case the mar- beautiful attire ; for by the hand of riage should not be solemnized. This Jesse, the Bethlehemite, redemption he afterwards filled up himself with a draweth nigh to my soul. Come, my very large penalty. These transac- beloved, &c. tions, on being made known, excited Rouse thyself; rouse thyself; "arise, suspicion that M. Corbiere, the hus- shine, for thy light is come." Awake, band, had been poisoned, and the awake, utter a song, "for the glory of magistrates ordered an exhumation the Lord is risen upon thee." Come, and autopsy of his body. No traces of my beloved, &c. poison could be discovered; but Dousset O be not ashamed, neither be conwas indicted for an attempt to murder founded, O Jerusalem ! Why art the deceased by the blow with the iron thou cast down? Why art thou disbar, and also for endeavouring by quieted.” In thee, the
of my fraudulent means
to deprive M. people shall take refuge, and the City, Vidal, the brother and heir of Madame Jerusalem, shall be built on her own Corbiere, of the property to which he heap. Come, my beloved, &c. would succeed on her death. After a They who spoil thee shall become a long hearing, in which all the facts spoil
, and they that swallow thee up stated were fully investigated, the jury shall be removed far away. Thy God delivered a verdict declaring the will rejoice in thee as a bridegroom
rejoiceth in his bride. Come, my be- tion, variety, and boldness. It is a loved, &c. On the right, and on the book which speaks of the heavenly left, wilt thou be extended; and the and invisible world, while it also Eternal wilt thou revere, through the speaks of the earth and things visible. means of a man, the descendant of It is a book which nearly fifty writers, Pharez, will we rejoice, and be glad. of every degree of cultivation, of Come, my beloved, &c.
every state, of every condition, and O come in peace, thou crown of thy living through the course of fifteen husband. Also with joy and mirth in hundred years, have concurred to the midst of the beloved and faithful make. It is a book which was written people. Enter, O bride. Come, my in the centre of Asia, in the sands of beloved, to meet the bride, the pre- Arabia, and in the deserts of Judah; sence of the Sabbath let us receive. in the courts of the temple of the
Jews, in the music schools of the prophets of Bethel and of Jericho, in the
sumptuous palaces of Babylon, and ASTONISHING ACCURACY OF
on the idolatrous banks of Chebar; THE BIBLE.
and finally, in the centre of the An astonishing feature of the Word western civilization, in the midst of of God is, that notwithstanding the the Jews and of their ignorance, in the time at which its compositions were
midst of polytheism and its idols, as written, and the multitudes of the also in the bosom of pantheism and of topics to which it alludes, there is not its sad philosophy. It is a book whose one physical error—not one assertion first writer had been forty years a or allusion disproved by the progress pupil of the magicians of Egypt, in of modern science. None of those whose opinion the sun, the stars, and mistakes which the science of each the elements were endowed with insucceeding age discovered in the books telligence, reacted on the elements, of the preceding; above all, none of and governed the world hy a perpetual · those absurdites which modern astro- alluvium. It is a book whose first nomy indicates in such great numbers writer preceded, by more than nine in the writings of the ancients—in hundred years, the most ancient phitheir sacred codes, in their philosophy, losophers of ancient Greece and Asia and even in the finest pages of the the Thalesea, and the Pythagorases, fathers of the Church, not one of these the Zalucuses, the Xenophons, and errors is to be found in any of our
the Confuciuses. It is a book which sacred books. Nothing there will ever
carries its narrations even to the hiercontradict that which, after so many archies of angels-even to the most ages, the investigations of the learned distant epoch of the future, and the world have been able to reveal to us glorious scenes of the last day. Well, on the state of our globe, or on that search among its fifty authors, search of the heavens. Peruse with care our among its sixty-six books, its 1189 Scriptures, fror one end to the other chapters, its 31,173 verses, search for to find there such spots; and while you only one of those thousand errors apply yourselves to this examination, which the ancients and the moderns remember that it is a book which committed, when they speak of the speaks of everything, which describes heavens or of the earth -- of their nature, which recites its creation, revolutions, of the elements; search, which tells us of the water, of thé but you will find none.-German of atmosphere, of the mountains, of the Gaussen. animals, and of the plants. It is a book which teaches us the first revolutions of the world, and which also
MISCELLANEOUS. foretels its last: it recounts them in CHOICE OF ASSOCIATES AND FRIENDS. the circumstantial language of history; -Impelled by the ardour of juvenile it extols them in the sublimest strains feeling, and destitute of the weariness of poetry, and it chants them in the commonly acquired by a farther adcharms of glowing song. It is a book vance in the voyage of life, the young which is full of oriental
rapture, eleva- are little aware of the dangers which arise from irreligious fellowships, the pery stand then? Will she dare to fatal rock against which many a repeat her horrible doctrine that the goodly bark launched forth into the blood of God's saints is of no more ocean of the world, by the hand of value than the blood of thieves, murparental anxiety, and fraught with derers, and robbers. God will teach rich stores of knowledge and moral her differently. God will teach her worth, has struck, and split, and sank then, that the blood of his people to rise no more.
cannot be shed with impunity; that The
сир of social pleasure which is as the blood of Abel cried aloud to not consecrated to virtue and to God, God for vengeance, so the blood of may sparkle in the view, and contain his slaughtered servants calls, trumpetsome ingredients which in the moment tongued, to the Almighty, for judgof participation, are peculiarly stimu. ment upon Rome. When God shall lating to the spirits, and agreeable to bare his arm and grasp the thunderthe taste ;- but it is forgotten that it bolts of his vengeance, where will is nevertheless, an intoxicating and Popery stand then ? will she, can she, poisonous draught, which tends to endure the power of the holy God ? undermine the moral constitution, and To whom then will she cry? To the to produce the worst evils.
blessed Virgin? She will rejoice over When apprised of their peril, youth her downfall? To the saints? They are commonly disposed to think they will shout in a boly rapture of joy and are able at any time, either to secure praise to God, for bringing into judga safe retreat from unholy companion- ment, the accursed system, which ship, or to withstand its pernicious blasphemed his glorious majesty, and influence. But it would be well to dishonoured their names. Will Peter remember that however sincere their save her? He and all the holy aposresolutions may be, it requires a far tles and prophets are described in the greater degree of fortitude, prudence, Revelations as rejoicing over her. and stability of character, to guard Will angels save her? No; the areffectually against the danger, than
mies of heaven shall unite in one song usually belongs to their period of life, of triumph: the vault of heaven shall and that few have ventured unbidden, ring with the triumphant shout, Halleand in the spirit of self confidence luiah (Rev. xix. 1–3), and her smoke upon such an unequal contest, with- shall rise up for ever and ever. out giving in the sequel, melancholy ASCETICISM.
1.-The conduct of the proof of having overrated the strength ascetic often conceals under an asof their moral principles – Muston. sumed sanctity, the worst feelings of
A Mother's Love.—There is an the heart. How frequently has it enduring tenderness in the love of a been made the cloak of covetousness mother to a son that transcends all and the subterfuge of pride! other affections of the heart. It is Nor is religion less libelled by the neither to be chilled by selfishness, churl who pours contempt upon the nor daunted by danger, nor weakened common civilities of life :-or by the by worthlessness, nor stifled by in- pharisaical spirit, which under the gratitude. She will sacrifice every pretence of superior purity, acts as comfort to his convenience; she will though it would be contaminated by surrender every pleasure to his enjoy- coming into ordinary contact with ment; she will glory in his fame, and human nature.-Muston. exult in his prosperity: and if adver- Books. It is chiefly through books sity overtake him, he will be the that we enjoy intercourse with supedearer to her by misfortune; and if rior minds; and these invaluable disgrace settle upon his name, she will means of communication are in reach still love and cherish him; and if all of all. In the best books great men the world beside cast him off, she will talk to us-give us their most precious be all the world to him.
thoughts, and pour their souls into The Doom Of POPERY. — When
God be thanked for books. God shall arise in awful majesty to They are the voices of the distant and judge the world, when he shall make the dead, and make us heirs of the inquisition for blood—where will Po- spiritual life of past ages. Books are
the true levellers. They give to all the expense of his morals is the worse who will faithfully use them, the so- for his education. ciety, the spiritual presence of the best and greatest of our race. No matter how poor I am; no matter though the
POETRY. prosperous of my own time will not
(FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] enter my obscure dwelling. If the sacred writers will enter and take up
The two following. Hymns were con. their abode under my roof; if Milton
posed by Bishop Héber. We do not will cross my threshold to sing to me know that they have ever before been of paradise, and Shakspeare to open published: to me the worlds of imagination and the workings of the human heart, and LORD! whose love, in power excelling, Franklin to enrich me with his prac- Wash'd the leper's stains away, tical wisdom, I shall not pine for want Jesus! from thy heavenly dwelling, of intellectual companionship, and I Hear us, help us, when we pray. may become a cultivated man, though excluded from what is called the best From the filth of vice and folly,
From infuriate passions' rage, society, in the place where I live.
Evil thoughts and hopes unholy, Every Christian's prayer ought to
Heedless youth and selfish age. be the same as that of an apostolic From the lusts whose deep pollutions Bishop of former days, who says, “I
Adam's ancient taint disclose, pray God that the time may be draw. From the tempter's dark intrusions, ing near, when the strife between
Restless doubt and blind repose, Christians will not be like that be- From the miser's cursed treasure, tween the aspen and the poplar leaves, From the drunkard's jest obscene, as to who shall rustle most and make From the world, its pomp and pleasure, most noise, but like the olive and the
Jesus! Master! make us clean.
GOD'S RICHES OF PROVIDENCE. Lord of mercy, and of might!
Of mankind the life and light!
Jesus! hear and save! a famishing city by the instrumen- Who, when sin's tremendous doom, tality of four leprous men, and so Gave creation to the tomb, multiplied by his blessing a few loaves
Did’st not scorn the Virgin's womb, and fishes, that the multitude had
Jesus! hear and save,
Humbled to a mortal child,
Jesus! hear and save.
Thron'd above celestial things,
Jesus! hear and save! but no fountains. Build on Paul him
Who shall yet return from high, self no longer than he builds on Christ;
Robed in might and majesty, if Peter renounce his Master, renounce
Heed us! help us when we cry! Peter. The word of man may con
Jesus! hear and save! vince reason, but the Word of God alone can compel conscience.
The work of Heaven is not likely to be done by a tongue set on fire of hell.
NOTICES OF BOOKS. The fruits of the Spirit are like links History of the Reformation in the in a chain-one draws on another. Sixteenth Century. By J. H. MERLE
He who acquires his learning at D'AUBIGNE, D.D. A New Trans
lation, by HENRY BEVERIDGE, Esq., DAY, May 13, 1846. Chair to be Advocate; with a portrait of Lu- taken at twelve o'clock. ther. Collins: Edinburgh and Lon- ENGLAND.-Bristol.Several of don.
the Sisters of Charity have just estabVols. I., II., and III., are now before lished themselves in Pritchard-street,
Bristol. Bridgewater.-A Popish us, a new translation from the edition of 1842, and in which a translation of chapel has just been opened in this all the Latin notes and quotations is town, and already numbers a con
-Beverley. This excellent work of D'Aubigné, A Popish chapel has been opened is now brought out at so moderate a
during the past month in this town. price as to secure for it a very exten
-M. D'Aubigné. — This eminent sive circulation. The more widely it divine has written a long letter, preis known and read, the better will vious to his departure from England, Protestants be armed against the tor
to the Bishop of Chester, on the state rent of Popery, which now, like an
of religion in this country M. D'Auinundation, threatens, if not resisted, bigné, though fully 'assured that to sweep down all before it.
England will always sustain her Protestant character, cannot but lament
that whilst the progress of enlightenHigh Treason.The Trial of Arch
ment on the Continent is making hard bishop Laud, in 1644, for traitor- against Popery, the tide in England is ously endeavouring to subvert the moving exactly in the contrary direcLaws by arbitrary Government, and
tion. to reconcile the Church of England with the Church of Rome. Compiled stated that it was intended to intro
WALES.-A short time since, we from authorized records by the Rev. duce into the Principality several John Spurgin, Vicar of Hockham, priests from Britanny, as the Breton Norfolk.—Pp. 101. Norwich: Mus- and Welsh languages have a great kett, Old Haymarket. London: affinity. Three priests have lately
L. and G. Seeley, 169, Fleet-street. been imported, and it is expected On reading this tract, which is well that others will soon follow. worthy the perusal of our readers, it IRELAND.-Reformation in Dubis remarkable to observe how similar lin.-We never witnessed such a mass are the efforts which are now making, of human beings within the walls of a to those which were made by some, Church, as we beheld in Saint Autwo centuries ago, to demolish the doen's on Sunday, March 1; and have work of the Reformation, and build never seen a more attentive or silent up again amongst us the errors and congregation, though some men even superstitious ceremonies of Rome. fainted by reason of the heat and However such efforts may seem for a pressure. Whatever inconvenience the time successful, their plots wil, sooner people might have suffered from these or later, recoil with terrific force, upon circumstances, they were amply rethose who contrive them.
paid by witnessing the interesting The Protestants of this country are
ceremony of one priest of the Church not prepared for Popery, and though of Rome, the Rev. William Davock, statesmen and theologians, taking and ten other respectable persons, advantage of their position, may seek formally and publicly abjuring the to force it on them, they never can errors of Romanism, and embracing bring about a reconciliation between the Protestant faith--the ancient and the Bible-reading people of this coun- primitive faith of the Church of Iretry, and the Romish apostasy. land, before it was corrupted by the
human and modern inventions of the
Italian creed. The Rev. Thomas INTELLIGENCE.
Scott preached on the sacred occasion The ANNUAL MEETING of the on the subject of the Atonement.PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION will Dublin Statesman. be held (D.v.) in the Large Hall, FOREIGN.-Constantinople.--The EXETER HALL, on WEDNES- Armenian Patriarch has pronounced