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DR. TEMPLE'S CASE.

through the Apostolic heralds of God and the God-bearing Fathers and SIR,—I shall be sincerely grateful if any “High Church Radical” or

the seven venerable and God-moved Ecumenical Councils. member of the E. C. U. will be good enough to provide me with some But, as to the burial of your countrymen, be it known to your muchargument by which the policy adopted by the latter body in the case of desired Holiness, that even if we had not been expressly exhorted and Dr. Temple can be justified. If Dr. Temple is made a guardian of the requested by any of the venerable British Bishops, We would of ourfaith, why not Mr. Jowett ?

selves have granted every permission to bury English strangers deceased, How, let me further ask, can a Christian of the Church of England within our cemeteries, at the request of their relatives ; well knowing hold communion with a Bishop, whose writings are characterized by an that “the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof." This, then, We Infidel Westminster Review as simply infidel ?

will much rather permit for the future, from consideration to your Nov. 16, 1869.

A SOMERSETSHIRE RECTOR. Holiness, beloved of Christ, and in recompense, as is meet, of the tribute

of brotherly kindness, on the sole condition that no private right of proMR. FFOULKES' CASE.

perty is in any case acquired in the ground in which they are buried. SIR, — I hope you will allow me to say that as I hear Mr. Ffoulkes intends Anglican Confession, presented to Us by you, We have deferred an answer

Having very gratefully received the Sacred Prayer Book of your to try the question in a Court of Law whether a learned, pure-minded chiefly on this account, that having more leisurely perused this Ecclesiand honourable layman may, without any judgment, be refused the astical Book, We might more accurately ascertain how far it inclines to or Sacraments and cast out of the Church, I should consider it a privilege diverges from genuine Evangelical and Catholic teaching; and how far to contribute towards the expenses of the trial.

it confirms that statement of the Preface (p. 7) that “it contains nothing Yours truly,

L. C. D.

contrary to the Word of God, and to sound doctrine.” London, Nov. 1869.

In the meantime, having gladly received the Encyclical Epistle pub

lished by the Anglican Bishops assembled two years since in England, to OUR POSITION.

which is prefixed the Commendatory Letter of your ever-to-be-remembered SIR, -Unless the Clergy of our National Church resolve to co-operate Eminence, and perceiving from it that they distinctly confess and affirm, in desence of that which we have inherited from our pious forefathers, simply and in general, that they hold firmly and immoveably the Holy we shall have to endure at the hands of the Liberals such a reform and Scriptures as the Word of God, and that they maintain the Creeds of revolution as the World has never seen.

one Holy and Apostolic Church, and keep pure and undefiled its ancient When next Mr. Gladstone finds himself in the shade of opposition, he order and worship : , and reject all novelty, and are endeavouring to will re-unite his “rabble” by the cry " Disendowment and Disestablish- publish abroad in all the earth the saving preaching of the Gospelment for the Church of England.” How shall we defend ourselves with perceiving, we say, all this so distinctly and generally affirmed in words,

the any success, if we are distracted, torn by factions and so miserably we rejoiced greatly in our soul, suspecting the approach and dawn divided ?

P. W. P.

gathering together in one and the same fold of the Lord, and the union of all the spiritual sheep everywhere.

But on descending to the particulars of the contents of the Prayer WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OF Book, and of the distinguished Confession of the Thirty-Nine Articles THE DEMOLISHED CITY CHURCHES ?

contained in it,-since in the perusal of them, both the statements conSR. -Two or three City Churches have been demolished, and some cerning the eternal existence of the Holy Spirit and those concerning four or five more are shortly to share the same fate. We were told when the Divine Eucharist, and further, those concerning the number of the this sacrilegious Act was brought before Parliament that the Churches Sacraments, concerning Apostolical and Ecclesiastical Tradition, the were to be rebuilt at the east-end of London, and the money formerly authority of the truly genuine Ecumenical Councils, the position and paid to the Rectors was in future to provide salaries for Clergy in mutual relations of the Church on earth, and that in heaven ; and morepopulous parishes. St. Benet's, Gracechurch-street, has been demolished, over the honour and reverence due from us to those who are, in theory and I understood it was to rise again as St. Benet's Stepney. Now, I and practice, the heroes of the faith—the adamantine martyrs and have walked in vain round about Stepney in search of it, but it is athletes—since, We say, these statements appeared to Us to savour too nowhere to be seen. Now can you tell me what has become of the pro- much of novelty; and that which is said (p. 592, Art. 19), “ As the ceeds from the sale of the site of the Church, the old materials, and the Churches of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch have erred, so also the money that was formerly paid to the Rector of St. Benet's, and other Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of demolished Churches ?

ceremonies, but also in matters of faith,” deprives the Eastern Churches The Churches at the east end of London are notoriously not half full, of the orthodoxy and perfection of the faith—(let Us be permitted to and are not likely to be so. We really are not in want of any more say that accusations of our neighbour are out of place in a distinguished Churches, but the money might very profitably be spent in augmenting Confession of Faith)—these statements throw Us into suspense, so that the miserable incomes of the present staff of Clergy, and in providing We doubt What we are to judge of the rule of Anglican Orthodoxy. We more living agents to do the work of evangelizing the heathen- would therefore pray with our whole soul to the Author and Finisher of Christians” of the metropolis.

our salvation, to enlighten the understanding of all with the light of A RESIDENT AT STEPNEY. His knowledge, and to make of all nations one speech of the one faith

and of the one love, and of the one hope of the Gospel ; that with one

mouth and one heart, as merciful children of one and the same Mother, Fragmenta et Miscellanea.

the Church—the Catholic Church of the first-begotten-we may glorify

the Triune God No. III.—LETTER FROM THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE Christ, and with all the God-beloved flock subject to you.

May His saving grace be with your Holiness dearly beloved to Us in TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

September 26, 1869. + Gregory, by the mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople, the New

Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch, to the most holy Archbishop, the
Metropolitan of Canterbury, and Exarch of the Christians of the
Anglican Confession in Great Britain, the Lord Archibald Campbell :

Notes, Literary, Archæological, &c. peace from God and brotherly salutation in Christ. Having received, with the greatest joy, the highly esteemed letter A collection of Mr. Disraeli's Speeches, from the first one, in which he sent by your venerable Sanctity to our humility, we were mored to the failed, yet predicted his future success, down to his latest delivery, is in inmost heart, as was meet, both at the thanks you so kindly expressed preparation. It will be published in a popular form, under the editorto Us, for the fulfilment of what was at once a Christian and Canonical ship of Mr. J. F. Bulley. duty, in sending Our Protocyncellus to the consecration performed by There is proof of a pleasant community of literature between the the most beloved of God, the Bishop of Gibraltar, the Lord Charles Anglo-Saxons and the Greeks. The Archbishop of Argolis (Daniel Amyand, and also at the communication, in a spirit of brotherly love, of Petroulias) has made Dr. M.Causland's Sermons in Stones, popular in the your desire and prayers, that there may be upon earth one elect flock Prelate's native country, by translating it into Modern Greek. It is and one Chief Shepherd-our Lord, uniting those that are divided, and dedicated to the Greek Christians in Manchester, among whom the transguiding all, so that they may think and speak the same thing, and work lator once ministered. together for the increase of His kingdom. We also night and day, praying our God and Saviour for these very

The Hellenic propagandists are in some concern about the diminution things, do not cease, on every occasion, both to rejoice and, so far as we of Greek teaching in European Turkey. The Bulgarians insist on being can, to co-operate readily in every good work and every good design, taught their own language, the Roumans prefer French to modern tending to the edification and perfection of our neighbour, and to the Greek, and the Greek schools are shut up and the teachers driven home. enlightenment and common agreement of all, and to the unity that is Even in Thessaly the small Greek communities are being left with no in Christ Jesus. Nor do We only pray for this ; but we also expect and choice but Bulgarian schools

. In Albania, Greek teaching makes proanticipate it from the common Father, and from God the Saviour, and gress, and so it does among the inland Greeks of Asia Minor, whose His Spirit ; when many shall be taught, and the knowledge of the most language is Turkish. ancient and unadulterated Orthodoxy shall be extended which the primi- The Rev. E. A. Dayman, formerly Fellow and Tutor of Exeter College, tive and Catholic Church of Christ delivered to us free from error, Oxford, is busily engaged on a Mediaval Latin-English Dictionary

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HUJUSCE ECCLESIÆ CATHEDRALIS

founded on Du Cange's great work. It will contain all matter of Society by the late Mr. Ashpitel. They now form “the Ashpitel Col. importance that is to be found in Du Cange; but it will be illustrated lection ” in the library. The Director, Mr. Charles Pereval, during his and enlarged by numerous additions, drawn not only from Patristic and short tenure of office, brought out three Parts of Archæologia. The Scholastic authors, but also from the works of writers published by the Proceedings are also out as far as the end of March, 1869. Record Commission, from Medieval Histories, Charters, Glossaries, and Dictionaries, and from various other sources, both ancient and modern. The work will be published, we understand, by Mr. Murray.

THE TEMPLE CASE. Respecting Bibles of the Carlovingian period, three MSS. are con- On Thursday last Dr. Temple was elected Bishop of Exeter by a founded; these are: 1. The Bible of S. Calisto at Rome, still in the majority of thirteen to six. The names of those voting werepossession of the Monks of that Convent. In this is a large drawing

For.

Against. representing Charles the Bald. 2. The Bible bought by the Trustees of

Dean Boyd.

Bishop Trower. the British Museum from M. Speyer-Passavant, perhaps written by

Chancellor Harrington.

Archdeacon Freeman. Alcuin. 3. The Bible of the time of Charles the Bald, formerly in the

Archdeacon Woollcombe.

Canon Lee. Bibliothèque Impériale at Paris, but now, I believe, in the Musée des Archdeacon Downall.

Prebendary Lyne. Souverains at the Louvre. The Convent of Prum, though in the ancient

Canon Cook.

Prebendary Harris. kingdom of Lotharingia, was not in the modern Loraine, but in the

Archdeacon Phillpotts (son of Prebendary Tatham. Eifel.

the late Bishop). Prebendary Reginald Barnes.

Absent. Colonel Leslie, of Balquhain, has published, through Edmonston and

Prebendary Mackarness.

Prebendary Smith. Douglas, of Edinburgh, his Historical Records of the Family of Leslie

Prebendary Brereton.

Prebendary Cox. from 1067 to 1869, in 3 vols. The Colonel does not profess to be an

Prebendary Acland.

Prebendary Ford. historian; but all historians will hold him in honour for the trouble he

Prebendary Sanders. has taken in collecting the most authentic documents respecting a family

Prebendary Thynne.

Prebendary Hedgeland. once celebrated throughout Europe. The Colonel hopes “that some one

Prebendary R. H. Barnes. more competent than himself may be induced to write a history of the family.” If one member in every family of mark would follow Colonel After the election the following Protest was presented to the Dean Leslie's example, we should have the noblest materials for our national and Chapter, signed by Bishop Trower, Archdeacon Freeman, Canon Lee, and social history.

and Prebendaries Tatham, Harris, and Lyne :A correspondent from Adelaide has favoured us with a copy of the

I. Because during the ten years last past Dr. Temple has given the sancinscription on the foundation-stone of the new Cathedral there :

tion of his name to not less than eleven editions of the book known as Essays and Reviews, despite its condemnation by the Convocation of

the Province of Canterbury, and by the united Episcopate of the English DEO CREATORI SOSPITATORI SANCTIFICATORI

Church.
IN HONOREM SANCTI PETRI, DICATÆ,

II. Because that book is at this moment in circulation under that sanc-
LAPIDEM AUSPICALEM POSUIT

tion, and the authority which such a name necessarily confers.
FESTO SANCTI PETRI, DIE JUNII XXIX,
ANNO EPISCOPATUS BUI XXIII, INEUNTE,

III. Because even though Dr. Temple may have been unable to hinder

the sale of that volume, it was nevertheless in his power to have given SALUTIS MDCCCLXIX. AUGUSTUS EPISCOPUS ADELAIDENSIS, S.T.P.

public warning against its deadly errors; a course which, on the assumpCOLLEGII OLIM SANCTI PETRI WESTMONASTERIENSIS SCHOLARIS REGIUS ;

tion of his own orthodoxy, he was bound to take, or incur the charge of

aiding in the dissemination of opinions, which he believed to be untrue, OXONIÆ DEINDE ÆDIS CHRISTI ALUMNUS, TUTOR, CENSOR:

dishonouring to Christ, and destructive to men's souls. IN ACADEMIA EXAMINATOR, PRÆDICATOR;

IV. Because the excuse made for him, that he was prevented from giving RAVENSTHROPIÆ POSTEA IN COMITATU NORTHAMPTONIENSI,

any such warning by a feeling of honour, is wholly untenable ; for it is PAROCHUS.

in effect to say, that a man is justified in preferring his own honour to The bells in New College tower, Oxford, have just been taken down

the honour of Christ; and is at liberty to consult his own feelings before and their hangings restored, being so old and decayed as to require every

the welfare of the Church, and the salvation of souls, for which Christ

died. thing to be made afresh except the frames. Messrs. White and Son, of Appleton, the well-known bell restorers and ringers, have been employed,

V. Because such a practical indifference to the maintenance of the Truth, and have completed the work in a satisfactory manner. In the course of times, but especially in these days, for the office of a Bishop; one of the

as Dr. Temple's conduct has largely manifested, unfits a man at all these operations, the following inscriptions were found on the different bells, viz., on the treble, “ Manners maketh man, A.R., 1712.” [The main duties of which is to guard the Faith, whether in his

own person, initials refer to Abraham Rudhall, of Gloucester, who cast the bell in

or in the person of those admitted by him to Holy Orders or to

Benefices; that year.] Second bell: "Manners maketh man. W.W., A.R.”

and to hand on the deposit of the Church "whole and

undefiled.” Third bell: “Michael Darbie made me. W.W., 1655.” Fourth bell : “ Manners maketh man.

VI. Because, seeing that no small number of the Clergy of this Diocese, W.W., A.R., 1703." Fifth bell: Michael Darbie made me.

W.W., 1655.” Sixth bell: “Henry Knight, of together with bodies of the Clergy from many other parts, have Reading, made mee, 1672.” Seventh bell: “ Prosperity to New College. memorialised the Chapter against Dr. Temple's election, the Chapter, as A:R., 1712.” Eighth bell : " Michael Darbie made me.w.w., 1655. representing the Clerical element in the Church, might fairly have given Ninth bell: Manners maketh man. A.R., 1723.” Tenor: “ Michael ground of offence to the Crown, or incurring its just displeasure.

utterance to the voire of the Clergy thus expressed, without giving any Darbie made me. W.W., 1655."

Bishop Trower also handed in the following Protest : A marble tablet has been placed in the ante-Chapel of Magdalen In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. College, bearing an inscription in memory of Dr. Daubeny, the late Amen, Professor of Botany and Rural Economy. The inscription is as I, Walter John Trower, Doctor of Divinity, a Bishop in the Church of follows:

God, and Sub-Dean of the Cathedral Church of Exeter,

In the sight of God and in view of the dreadful Day of Judgment,

Do solemnly protest against this election of the Rev. Dr. Temple as
CAROLI • ÆGIDII
DAUBENY. M.D.

Bishop of Exeter.
ANNOS. LI. HUJUSCE. COLL

I. Because he is one of the authors of a book called Essays and Reviews,
HUMANIORUM EXIMIE.

which has been condemned by both Houses of Convocation as “containing teaching contrary to the doctrine received by the United

Church of England and Ireland, in common with the whole Catholic
AMICIS AMICISSIMUS

Church of Christ.”
TAM. ACADEMIÆ QUAM . COLLEGIO

II. Because I believe that Dr. Temple's Essay, included in the said
MENTE.

volume, contains the germ of the mischievous and insidious reasonings IN . CHRISTO. OBDORMIVIT

against Christian faith more fully developed in the Essays that follow DECEMBRIS.

it; and I should have refused to admit the author of that Essay even A. 8. MDCCCLXVII

to the holy order of Deacons without repudiation of its main theory

and principle, had he been a layman seeking ordination at my hands. AVE. ANIMA . SIMPLEX, PIA . DESIDERATISSIMA.

III. Because Dr. Temple being a Priest of the Church of England, and The meetings of the Society of Antiquaries will be resumed to- therefore solemnly pledged to “banish and drive away all erroneous morrow. During the recess a Catalogue of the books on Pageantry, and strange doctrines, contrary to God's Word," has not thought it bequeathed by the late Mr. Fairholt, has been prepared and passed inconsistent with that engagement to suffer his Essay to appear in through the press by Mr. C. Knight Watson, the Secretary, and has been successive editions of the aforesaid volume without any public repudiaissued to all the Fellows. Mr. Knight Watson has also prepared a MS.

tion of the other writings included with his own as having a common Catalogue of the large and valuable

collection of books bequeathed to the object, after he had become aware of the sceptical and infidel tendency

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of the other Essays; and that his own appears in the judgment of

Miscellaneous. competent readers so as to harmonize with the others as to be the germ out of which they have been developed.

The number of residents in the University of Cambridge is now 2,170, as IV. Because at his consecration as a Bishop, besides renewing the promise which he has already made as Priest (namely, to banish and compared with 2,153 in November, 1868. The number of matriculations drive away false doctrines), he would have to declare his readiness The number of residents in each College is now as follows :-Trinity,

this autumn has been 529, as compared with 558 at Michaelmas .1868 openly, and privately to call upon and encourage others to do the 559; St. John's, 77 ; Corpus Christi, išl; Caius, 126; Trinity Hall

, same—an engagement which it would be impossible for him to fulfil so long as his own essay continued to form part of the said sceptical | 71; 'Queen's. ' 62 ; Magdalene, 62 ; Pembroke, 56; St. Peter's, 55; St

119, Christ's, 114; Jesus, 104 ; Emmanuel, 100 ; Clare, 75; Sidney, volume. V. Because all Priests, in common with Dr. Temple, are under the Catharine's, 52; King's, 42; Downing, 38 ; non-ascripti, 6–total, 2,170. aforesaid engagement, made at the most solemn moment of their lives; A curious confirmation of Spelman's theory as to the hereand I hereby declare my persuasion that, instead banishing and ditary fate that clings to Church lands when alienated is to driving away false doctrines, this Chapter has assisted in propagating be found in the estate of Rochetts, near Brentwood, Essex, the such doctrines by electing Dr. Temple to an office, the very title of favourite residence of the late Earl St. Vincent. For more than a which (“ Lord Bishop of Exeter") prefixed henceforth to his essay, century and a half it has always been held and owned by females, and a and thus appearing in the volume, in every new edition, will help to

son has never been born to be heir to it. In Queen Anne's day it was give weight and currency to its insidious reasonings.

owned by Matthew Roberts (Master-Sergeant of Public Buildings) and In a letter to the Bishop of Moray and Ross explanatory of the daughter Susannah, who married a Strong; Miss Strong married, firstly

Susannah his wife ; from his wife, who survived him, it passed to her opposition to the election of Dr. Temple as Bishop of Exeter, Dr. Henry Cranmer, of Quendon, Essex, who died childless, and secondly Trower says :—“What worse for Dr. Temple could his opponents say Sir Thomas Parker, by whom she had a daughter Martha, who married than that he preferred the worldly ‘point of honour' to his co-essayists her cousin, Sir John Jervis, afterwards Admiral Earl St. Vincent. Her to the honour of God, and the endeavour to find an antidote to the poison spread under the sanction of his name? To me it seems that late Lady Jervis, from whom it passed to her only child, the present

union being issueless, the last-named lady left Rochetts to her niece, the when Dr. Temple reflects on the injury he has (as a plain and unques-Mrs. Jervis, who has only one child, also a daughter, and who has tionable matter of fact) been helping to do to the faith and to the souls lately sold the estate to the wealthy brewer, Mr. O. E. Coope. of believers for ten years, he should put his mouth in the dust, and, instead of seeking the office of a Bishop, plead only with God for the

A STRANGE NORWEGIAN Story. The largest of the western Norrecovery of those on whom he has been the means of bringing the very wegian isles, Sartor, which is three Norwegian miles in length, has a deepest injury that one man can do to another.”

mysterious inhabitant, of whom strange things are told by trustworthy

people. There is on the isle a large water called the Kurele; it lies out The Daily News points out that the Dean and Chapter of Exeter by of the way, with two farmsteads, far apart from each other, on its margin. electing Dr. Temple have averted a great scandal. The opposition to People teil of the depth of that water as of several Norwegian lakes, that Dr. Temple is not likely to be renewed at any subsequent stage of his it is in some places fathomless; but another thing they tell of it too, which progress to his episcopal chair. In the ordinary course of things the is far more remarkable. For during a long series of years, after various Bishop-elect will shortly be “ confirmed.” His consecration and installa- and uncertain intervals, there has been observed a monster, which raises tion will follow, and we may expect that a state of theological excite- its arched back above the dark, lonely lake, and remains there lying like ment which has been artificially produced and sustained will speedily a holm. Its upward movement sends a circle of powerful waves towards disappear.

the shore, but then it becomes quiet, and one sees only a kind of The Telegraph says that Dr. Temple's elevation is valuable in pro- trembling round its sides

, like as when the soft Medusa basks on the claiming that the Bishops of the English Church should be chosen, not surface of the water. People have often tried to watch for the arrival because they represent any particular ecclesiastical party, but because of the monster, and have waited many days on the coast ; but this being they are good, able, and zealous Christian men. At the meeting of the keeps no computation of time, and it may delay its coming for years. Exeter divines yesterday that principle was distinctly affirmed by more

Once, two men were pulling a little boat across the water—then suddenly than two-thirds of the Chapter; and, indeed, the wisdom of the course

the smooth holm lay there; the rowers had their backs towards it, and was so clear that, although a long debate had been anticipated, the almost touched the animal with their oars. One may imagine their whole business was settled in thirty minutes. Henceforth the Clergy horror when they perceived it. They pulled back again with all their will see more clearly that Bishops 'must be selected because they are

might, and saw from the shore the immense mass dive down into the personally qualified for the high office; and the Clergy will also see that, depth. We never hear of any attempt to describe other parts of the in a Church established by law, the law must ever be religiously obeyed monster, but just that arched back which always appears

. "They never The Echo writes :-“ As might have been expected, the Dean and the witnesses tell the same story. And this, at all events, is a favourable

heighten the wonder of this apparition with any fancy colours, but all Chapter of Exeter have made use of their congé d'elire to elect the

feature in the tradition when compared with others about similar beings. nominee of the Crown. It was a mistake to attempt any opposition at What are we to believe? The tale is stranger than that told of the that stage. If ever the congé d'elire implied real freedom of election, sea-serpent and the Kraken ; for those have the wide ocean for their it is now, and has long been, a mere formal proceeding. In the present playground, whereas the leviathan of the Sartor Isle is confined within condition of opinion, the first disagreement between the Crown and the a prison, where the rocks stand around as sentinels. Church, which might be brought about by a revival of freedom of

MR. CHARLES MACKESON'S LECTURE ON CHURCH MUSIC.--On Tuesday election, might result in a severance of Church and State. That, as we pointed out the other day, is the real ultimate issue involved. When Bathurst Byers, the Vicar (who was one of the earliest promoters of the

the 2nd Mr. Mackeson lectured at Christ Church, Croydon, the Rev. Oct. two people ride on the same horse one must ride behind. If in this matter the Church will not ride behind, she must ride on a separate by the organist (Mr. White, an oía pupil of Dr. Steggall), sang the

cause of Church music in the parish)

taking the chair. The choir, trained horse. Dr. Pusey and his party see that clearly enough.”

illustrations with accompaniments on the harmonium.- Last Tuesday the The London correspondent of the Western Morning News writes :-- same lecture was given at St. Mary's School, Plaistow, Essex, in connec"I believe that the Solicitor-General, in praising the new Bishop so tion with the Beacontree Branch of the English Church Union. The highly on Tuesday beiore the Earl of Devon, had reason to know that choirs of St. Mary's and St. Andrew's, Plaistow, assisted by some friends what he said was not distasteful to his noble fellow-guest. It was from all Saints', Islington, and St. Mary, Haggerston, sang the illustramainly owing to the influence of the Earl and his son-in-law, the Hon. tions; Mr. Legge, the able organist and schoolmaster of the last-named C. L. Wood, President of the E.C.U., that the Union declined to take parish, kindly presiding at the harmonium. The programme included any cognizance of the appointment. I should not be surprised if, in the Farrant's “ Lord, for Thy tender mercies' sake," sung without accompanicourse of two or three years, Lord Devon and Lord Nelson came out as ment; and Elvey's bright and effective anthem, “ Arise ! shine, for thy Liberals and Free Churchmen. Canon Courtenay, in advocating the light is come !" Mr. T. Sharp, the head-master of the St. Andrew's exclusion of Bishops from the House of Lords, would seem to be Grammar Sehool, conducted; and the congregation of St. Andrew's tending in the same direction as his brother.”

district may be congratulated on possessing in this gentleman a The Church Times writes :-“ We are heartily tired of all the wrangling thoroughly efficient choir-master. With the exception of an occasional which has taken place over this appointmert, and of the political acri- want of attention to light and shade, the singing of the large choir was mony by which in the main it has been caused. Without in the least most creditable. The Rev. R. B. Marsh (the Vicar of Plaistow), who losing sight of the importance of sound Theological views in a Bishop presided, proposed a cordial vote of thanks to the lecturer, Mr. Legge, this is not the only thing which is needed. There are few Dioceses in

and the choir. Several of the local Clergy were present, including the which an earnest active man, who has the work of the Church at heart, Rev. W. Godsell

, towards the building fund of whose Church (St. is more needed than in the Diocese of Exeter, and in any appointment Andrew's) the proceeds of the lecture were to be devoted. Nearly which is made this should be kept, as we believe it has been kept, £2,000 is still required before this much-needed edifice can be opened prominently in view.”

free of debt, and offerings from Churchmen of richer districts will be gladly accepted. Among the choir was the “ London Churchwarden,”

whose admirable tract on “ Heartiness in Public Worship” has been of A correspondent of the Nonconformist complains bitterly of the such value in promoting the restoration of life and congregational growing habit of reading Sermons in Congregational pulpits.

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IN NVESTMENT OR PARTNERSHIP.-A Gentleman we observe that when the Dean and Chapter, under the invopossessing a moderate capital can be admitted into an old-established Pub- cation of the Holy Spirit, had completed

their blessed work, lishing Firm, where the duties might be either Literary or Commercial. Address confidentially, M. A., care of Mr. F. de Carterch Bisson, Berners Chambers, 70,

an anthem, “Our Conversation is in Heaven

was sung. Berners-street, London, W.

For ourselves we should have imagined that their conversation would have been in quite a different place.

The Bishop of Oxford's Farewell Charge is an interesting

document, more especially because, when the sparkling rhetoric LONDON, NOVEMBER 17, 1869.

and well-balanced sentences, are subtracted, there remains a tolerable residue of sound common sense and practical wisdom.

We more and more regret, however, that the policy of the
The Week.

Tories, led to his unfortunate action regarding the Irish
Church. It will stand indelibly stamped on the page of

History as the gravest mistake of his life.
Mr. Gladstone, the Dictator of our destinies--for our Most
Gracious Queen, according to the will of the Liberals, is a

The Letter of the Patriarch of Constantinople to the Archmere cypher—is about to elevate ten people of wealth to the bishop of Canterbury, so thoroughly Christian in tone, is peerage. A more indecent or barefaced attempt to swamp

full of interest. We have always held that the abolition of the Tories in the House of Lords could not be imagined. The the Thirty-nine Articles would be a sound Conservative reform. Liberal papers, one and all, admit that Mr. Gladstone has but we are now convinced of the fact. Everyone knows that they one object in view, viz. : to strengthen his own party. For it are the product of a disorderly, un-pious and untheological age. would puzzle ten Solomons to say why the people mentioned Our hopeful correspondent Mr. Urquhart informs us that should be so honoured. Lord Edward Howard might the E.C.U. has changed its mind regarding Dr. Temple, and deservedly become “ • Lord Howard of Glossop,” both because is now about“ to memorialize the Archbishop" not to conseof his ancient lineage and high character : but the large crate him. After having already refused to, act it appears to majority of the other favoured persons are Whig nobodies us simply childish and contemptible to turn its coat now whose only merit is that they are Liberals.” On this sub- because the country Parsons have written up to head quarters ject the Daily News remarks :-"The best name among the to say that they are furiously indignant. The moral value of number is undoubtedly the most worthy of the honour. Lord such an altered policy will of course be nil, as the Gladstonian Edward Howard has every claim to a peerage that lineage and wire-pullers so well see and know. character can confer. Lord Derby has been over-praised for his share in the relief of the Lancashire distress. But those Arches' Court, one against Mr. Bennett, a second against Mr.

There are three ecclesiastical suits at present before the who are best informed know that Lord Edward Howard did Purchas, and a third against a certain Mr. Hooker Wix, of the more continuous, though less conspicuous, service, and made Isle of Wight. The last named person has two Carates, greater sacrifices for the welfare of the poor by whom he was surrounded. Of the other noble names it may be said that whose recent public action in ignoring the judgment of the they are such as it is desirable to elevate, and will be most does not inspire confidence either in the wisdom or discretion

ex-Bishop of Winchester is certainly very remarkable, and useful in diminishing the Liberal minority in the House of of their superior, or in their own common sense.

We believe Lords."

that in the Bennett Case the Vicar of Frome intends to let The time will soon be here when the great body of the the question be settled without any appearance on his part. middle class tax-payers of this country will practically discover Of course, this being his course, it needs no wise man of for themselves a few of the manifold blessings which Mr. Gottram to point out how it must end. In a case of peculiar Lowe and the Liberal Government have so generously showered delicacy, where Mr. Bennett's language had been loose and down upon them. Already the Law Times has sounded a slip-shod, it behoved him, on this as well as on others, to offer practical note of warning. That periodical asks if its readers every explanation in his power, and to give all the help posare aware of the burden which will shortly be laid upon them. sible to Sir Robert Phillimore. Instead of this he contumaIn consequence of the introduction of licences in place of ciously stays away. However unpleasant to contemplate the assessed taxes “the whole of the year's taxes must be paid end will soon and surely come. And a very unpleasant end it in advance, instead of being collected half-yearly at the end of will be. Whether, in Mr. Purchas' case, the Act of Parliament the year, as hitherto." But this, of course, is only a small by which he is protected as Minister of St. James' Chapel, part of the penalty which poople will have to pay for the Brighton, may protect him from the hungry malice of his blessings of a Liberal Government. The income tax is to enemies, remains to be seen. We doubt much whether St. be collected in like manner; the whole year is to be paid at James' is not such a “peculiar" as to be without the jurisdiconce in the same month of January, already severely burdened tion of the Court of Arches. An appeal to the Court of by the compulsory payment in advance of the assessed taxes. Chancery might serve to throw some light on this point. We We give our readers this notice that they may make early believe that both Mr. Bennett and Mr. Hooker Wix being preparation to meet a demand whose existence the public does members of the E.C.U. might look for help from that not appear to have yet realised, but which when it is under- Society. At present, however, it does not appear to be forthstood will create a commotion such as has not been seen for coming. many a day.” It is useless to grumble, vain to expostulate, idle to complain. Is not the Liberal public aware that Mr. Rowdyism—or, as people commonly term it, "Liberalism,"

The Daily News, one of the least offensive organs of Gladstone is infallible ?-grumbling, consequently, is quite has taken us to task for having spoken in the plainest out of the question, and becomes a political mortal sin.

language regarding that mass of carnal and moral coriupti n, of

In reply, we take the liberty of Dean and the majority of the Chapter of Exeter can hardly remarking that we always intend to call a spade a spade. be realized at present, except by the most thoughtful. The With regard to Victor Emmanuel's conduct both in lying and Roman Catholics are so gratified at this fatal step, that one of thieving, it is not yet forgotten. Nor in England, thank God! them has published a pamphlet endeavouring to prove that is it at present at all likely to be.

For the very principle Dr. Temple is exactly the kind of Bishop who ought to be which both the refined and unsavoury Liberals of England so always appointed in the English Establishment. By the way, earnestly recommended to Italy is now being applied in Ireland

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by the Nationalists. They are exactly following out Mr. back hair” of the Princess Louisc. The repeated use of the definite Gladstone's instructions to the ruffians of the Italian revolu- article proves that this admiration was universal, not peculiar to some tion. However disagreeable the fact may be, there it stands. ladies and some gentlemen, but common to all. We are left in the dark, The editor of the Daily News evidently dislikes it. But it is however, as to whether the admiration was created and sustained none the less an ugly fact, for all that.

throughout the whole journey, or whether it began at the Great Western The Broad Church sect dislikes the notion of disestablish- the Holborn viaduct. Anyhow it was so general throughout “the

station, steadily increased during the Royal progress, and culminated at ment as much as children dislike medicine. But the policy West-end that afternoon” that “ the hairdressers” (the definite article which seems popular now, will infallibly lead to disestablish- again) “were quite puzzled.” How deeply interesting! But how cruel ment, and many will suffer who look to gain. Even the of the John Bull, after having learnt on good authority that the hairTimes sees as we see, writing as follows on the subject :- dressers of the metropolis were so perplexed, to have published the fact. “ The probable result of disestablishment in England would Even if the John Bull's numerous and painstaking reporters had be a disruption of our old National Church into three frag- privately assured the Editor that so it was, why did he not in common ments at least

. The Church Union might, perhaps, form the charity to Truefitt and Co. bury the melancholy secret in the innermost nucleus of one, the Church Association of another, and a third recesses of his manly breast? But no, his policy was a stern policy of might be formed on a basis which its enemies would call publicity. So he cruelly gibbetted the puzzled and incompetent tonsors latitudinarian. But this is matter of speculation only; what in his columns. But he made atonement soon afterwards. His reporters is certain is that no Communion of Englishmen would ever were present at the marriage in the Abbey on Monday"-ard there,— submit to be governed by their Clergy. The Prime Minister putting aside prayers, anthems, sub-Deans, bridesmaids in “ pink taffetas would be spared the unenviable duty of nominating Bishops, glacé" and everything else—it was discovered that the puzzled hairand the farce of capitular election would be given up, if the dressers of the West-end” had triumphed over all difficulties, and Chureh of England ceased to be national ; but congregations attempted “a more or less successful imitation ” of that most important would assert their own rights, and Bishops, if chosen at all

, and edifying subject for contemplative meditation " the Princess Louise's

back hair." would be chosen somewhat like members of Parliament. The system would have its advantages as well as its disadvantages,

KALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. but whether it would promote the ends of Dr. Temple's leading

NOVEMBER. opponents deserves a good deal of consideration.

17. WED. St. Hugh, B.C., White. mend this, full of common sense and right reason to the pro

18. THURS. Feria, Green.

19. FRID. moters of destruction. Depend upon it, unless the three parties

Feria, Green. Abst.

20. Sat. in the Church of England co-operate in her defence, our children

St. Edmund K.M., Red. At Evensong, Collect for 25th

Sunday after Trinity. will live to see a Revolution. There is no probability that the 21. SUND. 26th after Trinity. Green. three “schools of thought” as the phrase stands will co- 22. Mon. St. Cecilia, V.M., Red.

23. Tues. operate. In fact they are perfectly distinct and definite in

St. Clement, B.M., Red. 24. WED.

In their principles, and have little or nothing in common.

Feria, Green. the crash and confusion coming,-brought about by the rash

PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS. Ritualistic ringleaders—the authorities of York-place will

The Rov. J. O. Brent, to the Perpetual Curacy of St. John's, Woolwich, Kent, reap a rich harvest.

The Rev. John Dawson, to the Vicarage of Darley Abbey, Derby.
The Rev. J.L Figgins, Rector of St. James's, Manchester.

The Rev. Joseph Heath, to the Vicarage of Wigtoft.
It is rumoured in well-informed political circles, that Government The Rev. Frederick Howlett, to the Rectory of East Tistead, Hants.

The Rev. Robert Ponder Hutchison, to the Rectory of St. Thomas with St. intends to confiscate part of the property of Trinity College, Dublin, Clement, Winchester. out of which a R. Catholic University is to be shortly endowed; that

The Rev... Heathfield, Curate of Holy Trinity, Paddington.

The Rev. James Isaacson, to the Vicarage of Fenton Kirk, Yorkshire. Christ Church Cathedral is to be given over to the Roman Catholics, (St.

The Rev. Benjamin Ruck Keene, to the Vicarage of Newent, Gloucestershire. Patrick's being retained for the Irish Church), and that Cardinal Cullen The Rev. S. Leathes, Minister of St. Philips, Regent-street.

The Rev. Horatio Spellman Marriott, to the Rectory of Wilby, Stradbrooke. and the R. C. Bishop of Kerry are to be sworn of Her Majesty's Privy The Rev. Frederick Maule Millard, to the Rectory of Otham, Maidstone. Council in Ireland.

The Rev. J. T. Macdonogh, Vicar of St. John's, Broughton.

The Rev. W. J. Milner, Curate of St. Paul's, Clerkenwell. It is asserted that one substantial reason for the extensive and one- The Rev. R. T. Owen, Rector of Llangedwin, Denbighshire.

The Rov. Lewis Newcomen Prance, to the Rectory of Ayott St. Peter, Herts. sided bitterness of Mr. Kinglake towards the Emperor Napoleon, mapi

The Rev. Charles Price, to the Perpetual Curacy of Pennal, Monmouthshire. fested in his History of the Crimean War is that when the Emperor The Rev. E. Puttock, Curate of James's, Clapton.

The Rev. S. S. Smith, London Diocesan Home Missionary. was in exile here, he and Mr. Kinglake at the same time sought the The Rev. G. Style, Head Master of Giggleswick Grammar School. hand of a lady of distinction, and that, after a duel, the then Prince The Rev. William Henry Simcox, to the Rectory of Weyhill, Hants.

Tne Rev. George Ward, to the Rectory of Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire. Louis Bonaparte became the favoured admirer.

The Rev. Joseph Heald Ward, to the Rectory of Gussage, Dorset.

The Rev. G. C. Wilkinson, to the Vicarage of St. Peter, Eaton-square. We are enabled through the courtesy of a distinguished correspondent,

The Rev. James White, to the Perpeutal Curacy of Holy Trinity, Woolwich. to give the flattest contradiction to a statement in the Church Review The Rev. James Alexander Wood, to the Vicarage of Stoneby, Leicestershire.

The Rev. Denys Nelson Yonge, to the Vicarage of Great Broxted, Essex. that any “Government pressure was put upon Dr. Temple to induce him to consent to be designated Bishop of Exeter. The fact is that on his declining the Deanery of Durham, which Mr. Gladstone flatteringly Home and Foreign Church News. offered him, a near friend of Dr. Temple intimated to the Prime Minister that the Head Master of Rugby would accept nothing less than a Bishopric. The Bishop of Oxford delivered a Charge to his Clergy on Thursday This fact, confided to Mr. Bright, led to his likewise urging Dr. Temple's in which he took farewell of them as their Bishop. claims. Mr. Gladstone made the offer of Exeter, which was accepted by The Bishop of St. David's has consecrated a new Church, dedicated to retu rn of post.

St. Peter, at Llanelly. We copy the following from our amusing contemporary the John Bull:

“D. E. F.” has given a donation of £1,000 to the Poor Clergy Relief “The Princess Louise's back hair was the admiration of all the ladies,

Society.

A new translation of “The Imitation of Christ ” has been written by and for that matter, of the gentlemen too, last Saturday [i.e. when the

Dean Goodwin." Queen went to the City). The hairdressers at the West-end that after

It is announced that no Ordination will be held in December for the noon were quite puzzled with the contradictory accounts fair customers Diocese of Oxford. gave of its arrangement, and at the marriage in the Abbey on Monday

The Archbishop of Canterbury is engaged in a Confirmation tour of several ladies were noticed to have attempted a more or less successful his Diocese. imitation of it.” What a fund of information is here given, and how

Coloured stoles have been adopted by some of the Clergy in the vast and extensive must be the Editor's resources to provide such Diocese of Carlisle. uncommon and interesting news! First of all there is the fact that The Bishop of Havanna was arrested on Friday at Cadiz. A consider" the ladies” and “the gentlemen,” too, were rapt in admiration of "the able sum of money for the Carlist Chiefs was found in his possession.

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