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grounds alone, would I impeach Germany ? Yes, their cause and Popery and her advocates. What your own are one. They are rising alliance have Christians with Anti- up against the giant Popery, that has christ? what, the lovers of light with long been crushing them, and is now the agents of darkness ? Bear with preparing to hurl the thunders of the me for one moment more.
Yes, indeed tem which is erroneous towards God your hearts kindle at the mention of can never be for the best interests of them. Then imitate as you can the
True religion elevates man examples you admire. As their contowards the God who made him, and duct influences you, let yours also leads him upwards to his native skies. influence others, that thus you may False religion would degrade Deity obey the apostolic injunction-proto the corruptions of humanity, and voke to love and to good works. lead its votaries down to wretchedness Protestant electors of the Borough of and destruction. Hence, wherever Southwark! the eyes of the whole Popery is established, irreligion, im- country are upon you! Stand formorality, ignorance, superstition, ty- ward in the hour of trial, and stand ranny, and degradation exercise their firm to the cause of Protestantism, baneful sway. Time would fail me and the victory is yours. Other conto point out, and your patience to listen stituencies will follow
your example. to me doing so, the various ways in Supreme above all merely local and which the poisonous effects of Popery party considerations place the Prooperate throughout the length and testantism of your country; and breadth of society. Let me point you whatever differences may exist in to some facts. Let me enumerate the minor matters, let the sound, constimost Popish, and I shall at the same tutional religion-Protestantism-of time enumerate some of the most your candidate, be the sun, that shall wretched and degraded portions of melt before it all the clouds that civilized Europe. France, Spain, would obscure its lustre. And you, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Sir, when you shall be returned, as and Ireland-you are my witnesses to we trust you ere long will be, to repreprove
the truth of my assertion. You sent this enlightened constituency in know it. Why is not England amongst Parliament, I implore you, I intreat the number? Thanks, devout thanks
will never betray—as I be given to the Almighty, that she feel persuaded you will not-the inis not. Thanks, that by his blessing terests confided to you, nor suffer the upon the wondrous exertions of our icy hand of expediency to chill down ancestors, the light of Divine Truth the Protestantism—the life-giving has shone upon our island, dissipating principle of our constitution. the darkness, and melting, with its heavenly radiance, the chains which once held them captives of Rome.
MISCELLANEOUS. Are you not inspirited by the recollection of what they have done? Do THE POPE AND PURGATORY.-A not your hearts glow with generous miner at Schneeberg, meeting a seller sympathy for those who, in Popish of indulgences, inquired, "Must we countries, have hazarded their liveli- then believe what you have often said hood and their lives for the truth’s of the power of indulgences, and of sake? Whether like a Nangle or a the authority of the Pope, and think Gayer in Ireland, a Dr. Kalley* at that we can redeem a soul from PurMadeira, a Fiorini at Malta, a Ciocci
gatory by casting a penny into the at Rome, or a Ronge, or Czerski, f in chest?” The dealer in indulgences
affirmed that it was so. “Ah," re* See recent proceedings at Madeira. plied the miner, “What a cruel man
The German movement had not then the Pope must be, to leave a poor taken the character which it has since as
soul to suffer so long in the flames, sumed. With regard to Czerski, we must still observe that he has vindicated himself
for a wretched penny! If he has no from many of the aspersions cast upon nasty money, let him collect a few him.-ED. P. M.
hundred thousand crowns, and de
liver all their souls by one act. Even the browsing kine on the sloping we poor folks would willingly paymeadow; above are the blithe birds him the principal and interest.” carolling; and gazing forth into the
THE WHIG REPEAL COMPACT.- depth of the vast, boundless ocean, The attention of the gentlemen, you look intensely into the blue exyoung and old, composing or lately panse, fancying that the eye may composing the war party in the Re- pierce its filmy substance, and see peal Association, is respectfully so- crystal cities afar off in space. Turnlicited to the annexed paragraph ing again to earth, you note the from the “ Mail,” of this evening. sleeping shadows, that unperceived “His Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant, are lengthening into darkness representative of our Most Gracious
your look falls
the flowers that Sovereign has made a special party fascinate you (wħo but a God could of kindred spirits to do honour to the have created such lovely things ? ) man whom Lord John Russell and there they are, bright, beautiful, the Ministers honour, Daniel O'Con- but frail, teaching us a deep lesson nell, the Agitator. A grand banquet on the brevity of life. While we are is to be given to the Demagogue by admiring their gorgeousness, who Lord Besborough on Thursday next, does not feel their poetry touch him ? in commemoration of his abandon- If stars be the poetry of heaven, they ment of Repeal; and Mr. George are the poetry of earth, being likest Roe, and other Anti-Repeal Whigs to the stars. The bee is finding a rest have been invited to meet the Libe- for the evening amidst the honey and rator (!) on the auspicious occasion. the sweet odours; breaking the dreary The Premier and the Viceroy are silence and the reverie into which
you playing their game well. Dan, too, have been plunged, are the jocund is looking cautiously to the main voices of happy children. Who, we chance; but Heaven help the poor ask, gazing upon such a scene as this, dupes and gulls throughout the would not give himself up to the incountry who still permit themselves to tense delight that fills his heart ? be cheated into the belief that Re- Man, at such moments, is naturally peal is not cast to the winds by their religious; he is elevated by his noble treacherous leader.”—From the Times, thoughts of the many bright things Wednesday, September 9, 1846. around him: he dreams of God, of THE RATIONAL
THE eternity; he forgets the heartless busMIND BROUGHT INTO UNISON WITH tle of the world, the ring of gold, THE GLORIES OF NATURE.—Let us and the selfish strife of hearts—and not confound the love and perception he forgets the toils of life, and the of the beautiful with the love of God; sacrifices of mammon.
Such moyet at the same time, we would seek ments are not of often occurrence. to awaken in the youthful mind, while Let man, when they do come, think it is yet tender to receive impressions, there is a deep philosophy to be the spirit of natural religion. It will gathered from such musings, and make spiritual religion both more that they are essentially a natural lovely, and more freely apprehended. religion. And that which is here but A greater than we have said, that man indicated to him, Revelation makes may
certain ; that which natural religion “Find tongues in trees, books in the run- gives him now and then in scanty ning brooks,
measure for a few moments, spiritual Sermons in stones, and good in every religion gives him constantly—boundthing."
lessly, for ever! And we believe that he is right. Who that hath sat down in the cool of a summer's evening, hath not felt
CABINET. better and wiser in gazing upon the fantastic clouds that form themselves BEWARE of adorning thy house into purple islands around the setting more than thy soul, and above all sun? Afar off may be heard the give thy care to the spiritual edifice. tinkle of the sheep-bell, or the low of The martyr Jerome, of Prague,
when the paper cap was brought, on O, yes.--No fading sunset-splendours,
Protestants have distinctions, but they have not different religions. From the Lake, and other Poems, reviewed The final conflict between Christ's
below. true Church, and Antichrist, and their respective chiefs and supporters, both visible and invisible, is set forth SOLUTION OF THE PROTESTANT in prophecy as most severe. As a CHARADE WHICH APPEARED nation, as a Church, and as indi- IN OUR LAST. viduals, how may we best prepare to The fancied site on which is rear'd meet it?- Elliott's Horæ Apocalyp- The Pontiff's pomp and pride ticæ,
Nam'd as your second—is, I ween,
A rock-'tis soon descried.
But this proud boasting idle proves,
When scanned by Scripture light,
'Tis but your first- a sham, as vague “Come out of her, my people, that ye
As phantoms of the night. be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”- Rev. xvii. 4. Your whole—the shamrock, fair de
vice “ COME out of her,"—the mystic city
Of Erin's verdant isle, seated
Beneath a purer, In pomp and splendour on the seven
With brighter bloom would smile. hills,
CYMMRO. Whose sorceries have so long the na
tions cheated, Whose cup the intoxicating wine NOTICES OF BOOKS.
The Lake, and other Poems. Lon“Come out of her,”—who o'er the don : Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, many waters
Fleet-street. 1846. Her blood-impurpled skirt has This
is an unpretending little volume. spread abroad;
But, like many unpretending little Her lies, her crimes, her blasphemies, flowers, has much that is sweet, lovely, and slaughters,
and beautiful. About to be remember'd are—with
It is pervaded with a Christian
spirit, and the Protestant feelings of • Come out of her,"—the sentence the author are displayed in many of has been spoken,
the poems. We have given above, And he who judgeth her, the Lord, “ The Warning," and in the followis strong;
ing, the Author points to the Gospel The spell of the enchantress has been as the lever to raise the Roman Cathobroken,
lics from the state of slavery into And soon shall cease for aye her which a false religion has plunged syren song.
them : • Come out of her,”—for fearful is her
ERIN MAVOURNEEN. story,
O Erin Mavourneen, while viewing each She sitteth as a Queen; nor care has she,
Of thy beautiful land in her garment of But in one hour, her grandeur and green ; her glory,
I could grieve to reflect, while thy face is Will like a gorgeous vision vanish'd
What a curse overshadows the mind that is be.
What country on earth boasts a people lott and Jones; Mason. 12mo.
like thine, With feelings all fire, and a genius divine ?
We wish all of our countrymen pos. But alas ! Superstition's malar' withers all, And turns every kindlier impulse to gall.
sessed Mr. Arthur's information and Even now in their bosoms a dark spirit missionary spirit. Nor do we see lurks,
why they should not possess a far Yea, crime in their hearts, like a lava tide greater amount of intelligence, as works;
to the power and responsibility of For those who should guide, to enslave
their country, than many at present And they crouch to the despots, nor dare
have. Surely, to the Christian mind, to be free.
the contemplation and history of the But Erin-despair not ; thou yet shalt be peaceful triumphs of the Gospel are bright,
far more gratifying than the conThe soul of thy children shall burst into quests of Alexander, or the victories
light; For the stream of salvation, shall one day tion, the other, happiness, and peace.
of Cæsar. The one spreads desolao'erthrow Every stronghold of death, with its life- Amidst all the acquisition of Pagiving flow.
gan poetry, history, and mythology, we fear that even the plainest rudi
ments of Christian knowledge have The Jesuits. By MM. MICHELET, been almost overlooked in the educa
and QUINET, of the College of tional process. And many a one, to France. Translated from the se- whom the names and pedigree, attriventh edition, with the approba- butes and characters, of Heathen gods tion of the Authors, by C. Cocks, and goddesses, are as familiar almost
Professor of the living as household words, know little of languages in the Royal Colleges of the history, and doctrines of ChrisFrance, &c., &c. London: Long- tianity,—have bestowed only a short man, Brown, Green, and Long- time to the perusal of the Scrip
tures, —are almost entirely ignorant WITHOUT agreeing in all the views of the peculiar nature of Popery and and principles of these eminent op- Protestantism,
and are thus preposers of Jesuitism, in France, we are pared as fit tools to the hand of the yet very highly gratified with the Jesuits. work in general, and are rejoiced to We rejoice to see Juvenile Missee so cheap and popular an edition sionary Societies, and the Young as that now under notice.
Men's Christian Association formed, How singular it must appear, that and cordially wish prosperity to their whilst, in France, the Jesuits are thus exertions. unpopular, our Government should be Having taken a rapid survey of the taking them by the hand in England, extent, and moral statistics of the and making fresh concessions in their British empire, the author thus profavour!
ceeds at page 72: We shall refer more fully to the “Gentlemen, permit me one word contents of this work in our next, more. The greatness of England is Meantime we have no hesitation in essentially a Protestant greatness. saying that it will prove useful, not The dawn of our national glory was only to the public in general, but a the rising of the Bible upon our very valuable addition to the libra- land. Our greatest acquisitions were ries of Mechanics' Institutes, and made under our most decidedly Prothose of our Operative fellow Pro- testant Sovereigns. England has testants.
grown mighty in proud defiance of the Man of Sin. While other na
tions have bowed before him, some The Extent, and Moral Statistics of prostrate in the dust, others gently
the British Empire: A Lecture de- kneeling, she has sat on high with livered before the Young Men's her foot on his authority, and her Christian Association. By the Rev. smile at his rage. In that elevation, WILLIAM ARTHUB. London: Ay- the sunshine of heaven has been
bright over her, when all the coun- service. Reading.–Mr. Lord lectries that obeyed him were scourged tured here on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with dreadful storms. But the pos- Rev. C. J. Goodhart in the chair. ture of England is hardly what it -Colchester. -A lecture is anused to be. There is not now the nounced to be delivered by Mr. Lord same haughty distance, the same bold in this town, on Tuesday, September disdain. Her countenance is toward 29.- Southwark. -À Protestant the throne of the spiritual despot, her Meeting was held in the National attitude inclined, her form stooping. School-room, Borough-road, on TuesShe has begun her descent from the day, September 8, Charles Shaw, Esq., high place, where God was wont to in the chair. bless her. The kings of the earth IRELAND. - A Conrert to the are moved to meet her, and cry from Established Church.-Maria Isabella their place below, “Hah! art thou Keon, eldest daughter of Ferdinand become as one of us ?! Stay, Bri- Keon, of Newbrook, county of Leitannia, stay! Give not thy power trim, Esq., solemnly renounced the and thy strength unto the Beast ; for- errors of Popery in Kilcar church, sake not the seat on which God has
county of Donegal, on Sunday, the smiled. Let men sneer as they may, 2d of August last. She subsequently I solemnly believe, and I think the signed the roll, and received the sahistory of Europe requires me to crament of the Lord's Supper. believe it, that the departure of Evening Packet.--Reformation in England from Protestantism must Dublin.-On Sunday, September 6, involve her in those national woes we had the gratification of seeing ten which every Popish country attests as persons publicly renounce the errors the judgment of God on apostasy." of Popery in St. Audeon's Church.
Three of the converts were educated for the Romish priesthood; but they
have now abandoned for ever the idea INTELLIGENCE.
of taking on them that yoke, and FIFTH OF NOVEMBER.—It is intended have embraced the doctrines of Jesus to hold a Meeting of the members Christ. One of the converts had been and friends of the Protestant Asso- a priest's clerk for upwards of thirty ciatlon (D.v.) in the Large Hall, Ex- years, and is deeply versed in the eter Hall
, in the evening of the 6th mysteries of the profession he has of November next. A sermon will left. All the converts received the (D. v.) be preached on the Fifth of Lord's Supper, and signed the renunNovember Further particulars will ciation roll in the usual way. The be announced.
Rev. R. H. M. Eyre read prayers, and ENGLAND.— Ramsgate.—A lec- the Rev. Thomas Scott preached ture was delivered in this town, on from the words, “I have found the Friday, Sept. 4, which was numerously book of the law in the house of the and respectably attended. Lieut. Lord.” (2 Chron. xxxv. 15.) He Hutchinson, R.N., took the chair. was listened to by all present with Among others, there were on the plat- breathless attention. We shall give form, Captain Baker, Rev. T. C. none of his observations, as we unWhitehead, Rev. Daniel Wilson, Vicar derstand that his discourse on that of Islington, Dr. Beamish, W. Small, interesting occasion will appear in the Esq. An Association was formed, first Number of his work, entitled, which appears likely to be of great “ The Believer.”—Dublin Statesman.
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