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Executor-Henry Fortescue, Esq.
There is rather a good story told of the Greek Archbishop who has Overseers His • trusty and well-beloved ” Mr. Richard Lenknor, of been paying us Englishmen à visit. Dining at Magdalen College, Tratton (Justice of the Peace)” and John Cowper, of Ditcham.
Oxford, he found a goodly company and a fine spread. One of the hosts 6 July, 15 sixty-nine (1569]. Pa. 2 May, 1570.
remarked to the Prelate, “ I trust your Holiness will, when you return Thomas Daye, Priest, and one of the Prebendaries of Christ Church, to your own country, be able to say that the barbarous people showed Oxford. First Prebendary of third stall. Christ Church, Oxford, by the me no little kindness.'” Archbishop Lycurgus replied—"No; I shall new charter, 1546. Precentor of Chichester Cath., May, 1547, till his say they received me as an Angel of God.” death. [Born at Newport, Salop, and brother to the Bp. of Chichester,
The memorial stone of a Presbyterian Church at Hammersmith was then lately deceased).
laid last week by the Marquess of Lorne, who contended that the And I bequeath to the said Church 18 books of the Doctors upon the Presbyterians should get the best Liturgy they could obtain, and that Canon and Civil Laws, which books stand first against the door in my | a greater amount of congregatiɔnal freedom should be allowed. Dr. little study above.
Guthrie referred to the struggles of the Church in Scotland, and Also, I bequeath to the said Church [Ch. Ch., Cath., Oxford), all those expressed the same opinion as Lord Lorne with reference to the necessity COPES and TUNICLES, ALBS, and pieces to them belonging, which all lie for the Presbyterian Church adopting a Liturgy in which the people in my greatest coffer above, in my great chamber.
could take part in the responses. To All Soul College [101. and] my five books of the Text of the Civil Law—that is to say, the Code, the 3 books of the Digests, and the
The prodigal son of the period is (says the Globe) sometimes to be " Autentikes,” that some young man there may have the use of them, studied in advertisements. We have been rather amused with the graand to leave them to another at his departing, after the discretion of the duation of a series of invitations to return which have been given to one wardens.
“G. W. S.," a gentleman of thirty, over six feet high, who accomplished Executors, His brothers, Mr. William Daye, Provost of Eton College: a disappearance on the 25th of January last. He was entreated some and his brother Roger Daye, who then dwelt with his brother Wm., time in February, "to communicate with his mother immediately to Prov. of Et.; and Roger Daye, who then dwelt at his place called Whit- relieve her great anxiety.” He paid no attentiom to this entreaty ; conlemere, nigh to Worssfeelde, in Shropshire.
sequently each successive notice was rather angrier than the one before In addition to the foregoing, I think the subjoined matter, taken from it. And now it has come to this, Canon Cook's masterly volume “On Ceremonies, Lights, &c., 1868,"
If G. W. S. does not return immediately, his HORSE, Chaise, Dogs, Pigeons, and deserves reproduction at this juncture. It is from an indenture now
other things, will be sold to pay expenses. preserved among the Corporation records at Bodmin, made Sunday next What a lamentable prospect for the poor fellow ! after the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, in the eighth year of Queen The Times correspondent writing from
“ Rome, March 25th,” refers to Elizabeth, between the Mayor of the town and the Churchwardens of a ceremony in the “Minerva,” i.e., the Church built on the site of the St. Rothelick, wherein we find “That the said Richard Water and Thos, ancient Temple :-" It includes a grand procession from the Vatican, a Cole, wardens, and their successors' wardens, hath taken and received Service in the Church, and a distribution of dowries by the Pope's own into the hands and keeping of the said Nicholas Cory, Mayor, and of all hand to a considerable number of girls educated and portioned by a the whole parish, to be used and occupied to the honour of God in the same Society which takes its name from the day. The procession combines a Church, from the day and year aforesaid FORWARD all such goods and singular feature which it is scarcely possible for an Englishman to anticiornaments as followeth, and hath taken upon them for themselves and for pate without grotesque associations. I have only to confess that I felt their successors for the time being Mayor, and to all the whole parish of ashamed of them when I saw the reality, as I did on the Bridge of St. Bodmin this time twelvemonths, that is, to wit, first :-Five bells, with Angelo. The Pope's State carriage, all gold, the six horses with gorgeous one which serveth for the clock to be rung daily at four of the clock in trappings, the Pope blessing all about him, a second carriage with six the morniog and at eight in the evening, a warning bell for prentices horses, a dozen other of municipal magnificence, dragoons, and so forth, and others.
are all as usual. But the feature of this one day of the year is that a Item : One Vestment of green satin of Burges. Item: One whole Cardinal bears a cross before the Pope’s carriage, riding a white mule. suit of the velvet (vestments for] Deacon, sub-Deacon and Priest whole That is the programme. What I saw was a dignified figure, in a flowing [i.e., with all appurtenances entirely complete]. [tem. A vestment of robe of light purple, with a skull-cap, riding a rather under-sized gray blue velvet; one wbite cope of satin. Item. One white vestment of mule, with his eyes fixed on the tall cross he bore upright before him, satin--and more—two copes used on Good Friday and an “obe ” of silk. and apparently in devotion. Half-a-dozen shining halberds surrounded
One cross banner of green silk. One [altar] front of yellow and green him, and the silver cross rose just above its satellites of steel. All took satin of Bruges. Two curtains whereof one is silk; another [altar] front off their hats to the cross, and a few seconds after knelt to His Holiness. of arras; another front of saye and curtains of the same. A cushion of The day, fortunately, is brilliant. The point of pressure has been the velvet for the Communion Table and a cushion of silk for Mr. Mayor, piazza before the Church, the one with an obelisk on the back of an his chair, and a cloth cf checker work for Mr. Mayor, his chair. A ship elephant. I did not venture there.” [for incense] of tin, eight pair of surplices, with one new for Mr. Vicar ; four rochets; a Bible and [paraphrase) of Erasmus ; two pair of candle
THE TIME TABLE CONSCIENCE CLAUSE.-We, the undersigned, being stieks (for the Altar] a batôn of latten a lamp before the the Sub-Committee appointed by the London Association of Church High Altar. One corporal of red velvet and another of green
Teachers to consider the amendments to Mr. Forster's Bill, desire to state a corporas cloth; one desk cloth; two stools for [to] set at the Com- that, in our opinion, the Time Table Conscience Clause is undesirable for munion Table. A herse cloth of velvet and another of black buckram; the following reasons:-1. It is open to all the objections urged against a censor of latten [incense here used). Two Lent cloths for the Conscience Clause; for, of course, no child would be excused from the Communion Table
a sacring bell
attending Scripture lessons, except at the request of its parents. 2. It two caps of silk
ell; a cross and an old cross ; one communion is impracticable in large schools, and inconvenient in all, from the insufcup of silver and one other gilt with “hery cock” [?] used at wed- ficiency of competent teachers to give religious instruction to all the dings.
classes at the same time, for inexperienced and very young teachers canEvidence such as the foregoing should be re-circulated, it seems to me,
not be entrusted with this duty. 3. It would be prejudicial to the reliat present. I hope to send you some more, generally unknown, or all gious training of the children generally. To excuse a certain portion of but unknown data, on this subject.
the children from attendance at school during the religious lessons would Your obedient servant,
M. D. A.
be a standing temptation to ordinary children to urge their parents to obtain exemption for them from attendance in school while some of their schoolfellows were at play. 4. It is contrary to the spirit of the Educa
tion Bill, which professes not to interfere with the internal management Miscellaneous.
of existing schools; and it would be the first step towards the exclusion
of religious instruction altogether from the ordinary school routine. We Lord Hatherley will shortly cease to be Lord Chancellor, and be also wish to bear testimony, as practical teachers, to the fact that there succeeded by Sir Roundell Palmer, Q.C., who will be raised to the is really no “religious difficulty” in our schools. Whenever a parent Peerage by the title of Lord Selborne, of Selborne, in the county of objects to the religious instruction given, the child is usually excused Hampshire.
from attendance at religious lessons ; such cases are, however, extremely The Home Office has issued an order to the metropolitan coroners, rare, as may be proved by abundant evidence.-T. N. DAY, Abbey-street requiring details of all cases of alleged death from starvation.
School, Bethnal-green; T. E. HELLER, Boys'-school, Lambeth, S.E.; G. As we stated some weeks ago, Mr. Bright not having recovered so Chelsea, Secretary.
HILTON, Trinity-schools, Chelsea, S.W.; W. Lawson, St. Mark's College, rapidly as his friends hoped he might do, is about to retire from the Board of Trade, and so be again unmuzzled. In another year Hampstead will be fairly joined on to London by a
Feb. 28, at Mauritius, of fever, Thomas Goodwin Hakchard, Lord Bishop of continuous series of bricks and mortar. The pleasant fields between the Mauritius, in the 53rd of his age. Swiss Cottage and the old Parish Church, in which Leigh Hunt used to March 25, the Rev. Robert Allan Scott, Vicar of Cranwell, Lincolnshire, aged 65. take such delight, are to be built over, and
a row of houses on each side Gaiasborough Grammar School, in his 74th year.
March 25, at Litton Cheney, Dorsetshire, the Rev. Joseph Cox, Master of the of a broad road will be carried in the course of the present year through
March 25, the Rev. John Robinson, Vicar of Broughton-in-Furnes. the centre of the “Conduit Field."
March 28, at 14, Pitville-parade, Cheltenham, the Řov. Richard Greaves, aged 76.
PROPOSED NATIONAL HOSPITAL
MONTALEMBERT ON, ENGLAND, S. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE FUND.
MEMORTALS, OF, S. LAWRENCE
This Fund has been started for the purpose of
FOR INCURABLES, with an original Memoir, 1s. (by post ls. 1d.) purchasing a piece of freehold land, and establishing
COWLEY ST. JOHN, NEAR OXFORD. R. WASHBOURNE, 18, Paternoster-row. thereon a College for the male Members of the Society
The readers of the CHURCH HERALD are invited to of St. Joseph. The property will be rested in Trustees
attend the MEETING which is to be held at the City for the use of the Society for ever. The following are
TERMINUS HOTEL, Cannon-street, on Thursday, the Lately published, 8vo., pp. 530, price 16s. some of the intended operations when the College shall have been completed :
31st inst., at Four p.m., for the purpose of promoting THE VALIDITY OF THE HOLY ORDERS
the establishment of a Hospital for Incurables, the 1. The conduct of Community Life on the “Religious" distinctive feature of which will be the admission of system, bound by the fixed Constitution and laws of
Patients without canvassing, the necessities of the caso MAINTAINED AND VINDICATED BOTH THEOLOGICALLY the Society of St. Joseph (founded 1864),
being the sole recommendation. AND HISTORICALLY, WITH FOOT-NOTES, TABLES OF 2. Training Members for Mission Work, with a view
The following Noblemen and Gentlemen have CONSECRATIONS AND APPENDICES.
to their being lent out to Parish Priests as required. By the Rev. FREDERICK GEORGE LEE, D.C.L, 3. Preparing for Matriculation in the cheap Theologi- promised to attend and advocate the
interests of the
Hospital :- The Duke of Northumberland (Chairman), cal Courses, with a view to their Ordination, those F.S.A., Vicar of All Saints', Lambeth.
the Marquis of Salisbury, the Lord Mayor, the Earl of inmates and externs who would be otherwise unable to
Devon, the Earl of Carnarvon. the Bishop of WinLondon: J. T. HAYES, Lyall-place, Eaton-square. obtain the necessary preliminary education. In con- chester, Sir Thomas Watson, M.D., F.R.C.P.; Right
sideration of this, all persons so studying, whether Hon. Gathorne Hardy, M.P.; J. G. Talbot, Esq., M.P.;
inmates or externs, will be expected to contribute Dedicated to His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Cantercertain fixed sums towards the general expenses ;
C. H. Mills, Esq., M.P.; R. N. Fowler, Esq., M.P.; H. bury, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of London, and
Barnett, Esq., M.P,; Rev. Canon Gregory, Rev. Canon the Rev. B. Morgan Cowie, B.D., Vicar and Rector.
unless, in cases of extreme poverty, the finances of the Liddon, and Andrew Clark, Esq., F.R.C.P., and other
College shall be in a condition to admit of their being influential personages, if their arrangements permit. + dispensed from such payment.
Persons unable to attend the Meeting, but desirous of
supporting the undertaking, are requested to apply for The Rev. the Lord F. G. GODOLPHIN OSBORNE, Elm information, &c., to the Hon. Secretary, at the temRectory, Froome,
porary offices of the Hospital, No. 7, Godliman-street, JEWRY: being some Account of the Church
Sir CHARLES L. YOUNG, Bart., 80, Inverness-terrace, W. Doctor's Commons. of S. Lawrence Jewry from the Earliest Time :
The Very Rev. E. B. KNOTTESFORD-FORTESCUE, M.A., Donations and Subscriptions may be paid to tho
Provost of St. Ninian's, Perth. President A.P.U.C. together with a Table of the Charities of the United
account of the Hospital at Messrs. Barnett, Hoare', Parishes of S. Lawrence Jewry and S. Mary Magdalen,
The Rev. W. W. MALET, Vicar of Ardeley, Herts. Lombard-street, or forwarded direct to the Hon. SecroMilk-street, compiled by THOMAS BREWER, Esq.
The Rev. G. NUGEE, M.A., Rector of Widley, Vicar of tary, C. Hope Johustone, to whom all cheques and (inserted by permission); and a Full Account of the
money orders should be made payable. Services held in the Church from the time of the cele
The Rev. CHARLES G. C. DUNBAR, of Northfield, M.A., 7, Godliman-street, E.C., March 28, 1870. brated Mission Services, in September, 1867, until the
All Saints', Lambeth, S. end of the year 1869; and many Articles and Letters DANIEL RADFORD, Esq., Brixton.
T. FAITH'S MISSION, Stoke from the Newspapers upon the works of the Church.
W. CLARK-RUSSELL, Esq., Sydenham.
This Mission has been carried on in a new aud rapidly Preceptor.
increasing district for more than twelve months with Will shortly be published "privately,” about 400 pp. The Rev. F. G. LEE, D.C.L., F.S.A., Vicar of All Saints',
considerable success. Upwards of_70 children are cloth lettered, 5s. (including postage), to subscribers
Lambeth, S.; Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of under instruction in the schools. Constant Services only.
are held in the temporary school Chapel, viz., frequent Post-office orders should be made payable to Robert
The Rev. J. EDWARDS, M.A., Vicar of Prestbury, celebrations of the Blessed Sacrament, daily Matins, Alderson Turner, at the Lombard-street Office, E.C.
and Evensong, with additional Services during the Holy All communications addressed to R. A. Turner, Esq., The Rev. T. J. BALL, M.A., The Cove, Aberdeen.
Seasons. A Mission House has been provided for the 9, Essex-villas, East Down-park, Lee, S.E.
The Rev. E. H. FLYNN, M.A., St. Chad's, Haggerstone, Priest in charge in which rooms are set apart for Night
Schools, Reading Room, and Lectures. A site bag
been purchased for a permanent Church, and when it G. J. MURRAY, Esq., Treasurer A.P.U.C., Purbrook 'HE PARABLES OF CHRIST con
is erected, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners will assigu House, Cosbam, Aants.
it a legal dtstrict and endow it. CHAS. H. E. CARMICHAEL, Esq., M.A., Gen. Sec. All the sittings in the new church will be free and phetical Meaning. By HENRY W. I. THIERSCH,
unappropriated. The time, however, for completing D.D., lato Professor of Divinity in the University of CHARLES WALKER, Esq., Author of "The Ritual
the scheme is limited, and, if allowed to drop, othon Marburgh.
Reason Why," &c., 69, London-road, Brighton,
are ready with funds to take it up in a way of which "This is a very useful and good guide towards the
J. P. TAYLOR, Esq., A.K.C., 17, Regont's-park-terrace, Catholic Churchmen could hardly approve. understanding of the twenty-two Parables which were
The Committo, therefore, carnestly invito all spoken by our Blessed Lord.
E. J. ARMYTAGE, Esq. (late 39th Regiment), 2, Cumber- Churchmen who are desirous of maintaining the
To those Priests who want to get at the main drift and burden of one of these
land-villas, Lavender hill, S.
Church's privileges in all their fulness to come to their discourses either for a Sermon or a Bible Class-in & E. S. N. KEMP, Esq., D.L., The Mission, Chiswick.
assistance. The architect will build the chancel, so as few minutes this little book will prove itself to be an
E. CHRISTY, Esq., Coombe Bank, Kingston-on-Thames, to accommodate the existing congregation and obtain
S.W. invaluable boon. The salient points of each Parable
the legal district for £2,500. Two Churchmon aro are seized upon at once, and the commentary seldom
W. CARR, Esq., the High-street, Stoke Newington, N. ready to come forward with £100 each, provided twentyextends over more than five or six pages. The reader
C. E. MINNS, Esq., the High-street, Stoke Newington, N. three others will do the same, so that the work might is not burdened with useless matter, and what there is,
be commenced at once, and carried forward to its comis very much to the point. There is nothing either
The Rev. Thomas Hugo, M.A., Rector of West Hackney. | pletion. verbose or high-flown in the treatise ; its very earnest
Another Churchman will guarantee £25 if met by simplicity must commend it to any houghtful mind." The Rev. WALTER WALSH, M.A., St Mary Magdalen's
three sim lar amounts, one of which has alroady been Church Revier.
Mission, Chiswick, S.
received. London: THOMAS BOSWORTH, 193, High Holborn.
SUBSCRIPTIONS and DONATIONS (the latter to
be paid at once, or to spread over threo years) will be Holloway, N.
gratefully received on behalf of the Committee by the
joint Treasurers, Rev. J. Dart, Mission House, VictoriaHON. TREASURER.
road, Stoke Newington, N.; E. Ferraby, Erq., Bank of C. H. E. CARMICHAEL, Esq., M.A., New University England, E.C.; or they may be paid to Messrs. Barnek, Strand): Record of Offertory and Anti-pew Movement
Club, St. James'-street, S. W.
Hoare and Co., 60, Lombard-street, to the account of National Association for Freedom of Worship.
"St. Faith's Mission, Stoke Newington." Omces, 16, Northumberland Street, W.C., and Man
H. R. GOUGH, Esq., Tollington Park, N. chester.
W. H. PENNY, Esq., 16A., St. Helen's-place.
T. SAVIOUR'S HOSPITAL AND
ALFRED TERRACE, UPPER HOLLOWAY, N,
FOR DESTITUTE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Visitor.-The LORD BISHOP of OXFORD.
Sir Charles L. Young, Bt....
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THE FREE CHURCH SOCIETY'S
W. H. BAILEY & SON,
OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED. readers will allow us earnestly to urge upon them both SUNDRY objections are made to the revision of our excellent our claim and our need for their increased support.
Those who are anxious to see strenuous efforts made, and Our progress in the last three months has been most made at once, to secure for English-speaking men as perfect a encouraging, but we would remind those who desire to translation as can be obtained of the written Word of God,
must expect to be stigmatised as Revolutionists. They might see the Church HERALD well established that they justly, we think, maintain that the onus probandi lies with must exert themselves. It is very difficult to produce those who take the opposite view, but as the prejudices of such a paper for a penny, and a great sale is absolutely society are formidable, and require an answer, it will be as
well to inquire what answer can be given. essential to success. Our friends can help us in three
Objectors will say that our present version is a venerable ways, first, by getting others to take the paper (let each one, and the object of affectionate and almost idolatrous one get a friend to take it in), secondly by buying hold words, and have been familiar to our ears from our
regard ; that any change in texts which have become houseextra copies and distributing them so as to make our earliest infancy, will loosen the roots of religion itself: that principles more generally known, thirdly very valuable even if there be a certain amount of unreason in this instinc
tive attachment, it is valuable and not to be shocked ; that help is afforded by persons sending us any items of when there are too many to whom novelty for its own sake is Church news which fall in their way. We have to dangerously attractive, it would be unwise to lose a chance of return thanks to very many for their most kind aid maintaining at least one bulwark or stability, as long as was
possible, inviolate. hitherto, which we hope they will continue.
Our Conservative sympathies favour a priori this plea, but call
its real value entirely depends upon the importance of the all who FEAR GOD AND upon
matter in question. A substance is not to be sacrificed to its HONOUR THE QUEEN to support us ; our accidents, nor primary to be preferred to secondary advantages. principles are those which have raised England to her The longer such a step is deferred, the more startling it must high position. We believe that all authority comes from pretend that our present version deserves, or can expect, an
be when its time does come ; for we suppose that none will
a part of religion. absolute immortality. Procrastination will only intensify the Knowing that His Church is One, we desire to evil that is apprehended ; a hundred years hence the incon
venience of to-day will be a matter of tenfold greater diffisee her breaches healed, but not by means of one culty. Besides, why need we view possible evils of a revision arrogant portion of the Family on earth domineering through a magnifying glass? Why should it not be a prinover the other ; far otherwise, let us unite as brethren. A ciple with our revisors to abstain, as far as possible, from over the other ; far otherwise, let us unite as brethren. A innovation? Why may we not expect to see, after necessary great struggle is now going on between those who hold alterations made, the great bulk of our "household words with us, and the Radical movers of sedition; it is of the unchanged? Why should we deny ourselves the vantage
ground resulting from such a discovery ?
The greatest posutmost importance that we should exert ourselves to sible respect for status in quo is precisely what we advocate, spread the knowledge of true and sound principles far and we have reason to conclude, that if the work of revision and wide. We are ready to continue this bold enunciation is conducted with expedition, but without precipitation (and
no one can accuse the English school of Divinity of an erratic of them, and only call on those who agree with us to aid audacity), the very wishes of the better-let-alone fraternity us by circulating the Church HERALD widely. Each would be better secured by their opponents than by themselves. number contains two Articles on topics of immediate
Nor must we forget that at present there is just that
amount of interest in a revised version, which, if we had the interest, also a Review of some Theological work, Short choice, we ought to prefer. There is no vulgar clamour Notices of Books and Periodicals, all the Church News raised, no scurrilous ridicule of our present translation, none
of the hot blood of party spirit. We have fair weather and which possesses any special interest, from all parts of a clear course, and nothing beyond that awakening interest the world, Reports of Meetings, Notes Antiquarian or which might operate well without the baneful concomitants of Historical, besides interesting Correspondence to which misdirected zeal. We all prize and love what we have. We
are right in supposing that there is not a version in the whole much space and wide liberty are conceded by the Editor. I world that approaches our own for honesty and felicity of
language. Our principles of criticism are of the sounđest. itself would disappear, if the Book of Common Prayer were The very absence of the highest proficiency in lingual revised ; and revised it must be, when that happy time comes, researches would serve our purpose, and restrain us from the when our present unbrotherly contentions bave in some audacious flights for which we justly censure the nation which measure abated or disappeared. unquestionably takes the lead in such studies. We have Others, on the proposal of a revision, cry out—"That the probably just that degree of critical acumen and respect for great bond which unites all English-speaking Churchmen is antiqaity which would enable us to appropriate all that is in danger of being broken." The idea of one Bible, is to them most sound in ancient and modern times; to enter, in fact, like the idea of one Church, or rather there is reason to fear the into other men's labours with the best discrimination and latter is lost in the former. Now no one denies them the effect. If this is not the fact, the truth would soon manifest right of considering this common Bible as a blessing and a itself in the progress of the work, and a cry would be source of pride. But what is sacrificed to it? That is the instinctively raised for even a greater amount of caution than question. Have we not in this case a sentiment setting itself at present we consider to be necessary; and attention would above positive advantages of a higher rank? It is a question be paid to that cry.
of predominance. On which side does the balance lie? But there are others who believe that changes might be Surely it is better to secure an accurate translation of God's made in their theological system if favourite texts were dis- written Word than to perpetuate the peculiarities which tend turbed; and this they dread. Now such texts must be either to make a portion of Christendom distinct from the rest. correctly rendered or not. If they are correctly rendered they Some have their doubts whether this is desirable at all. But will remain in all probability as they were ; if not, the chances in truth we can hardly be seriously setting this plea at a very are in favour of their being improved by revision. But of high value when we are translating our Bible into every known this objection, as of many others, we may truly ask-Are we language for Missionary purposes, and doing our best to have for the sake of a few narrow-minded and timorous critics to these translations as correct as possible. There seems no forego the following advantages ?—Elucidation of obscure reason why we should not secure for ourselves what we are texts ; encouragement of theological science with that of anxious to give to others. philology, especially the study of Hebrew, which has never Others, again, despair of ever seeing a version so pure and been cultivated as it ought in any portion of the Church ; the majestic in language as the present one. We ourselves yield discomfiture of those who taunt us with the stationary to none in our admiration of this feature in our present vercharacter of our acquirements; and lastly, the unspeakable sion. We have no words strong enough to express our high privilege (which no one can affirm will not be realised) of estimate of its simplicity and stateliness; but we have no idea being able to know with greater certainty what was said by of surrendering this. We would most earnestly adjure those our Lord himself, and by Prophets, Apostles, Evangelists, and who take part in a revision not to sacrifice this feature. We others not coming under these titles, who spoke as they were have not the same sense of rhythm now-a-days; but surely inspired by the Holy Ghost. The fact is that our want of we have taste enough to adapt our emendations to the style genuine interest is only too conspicuous from the delay that of the bulk of the book. If in some cases it seems essential has already occurred. It would give us a better opinion of to render with extreme accuracy in defiance of idiom, notices ourselves if it were not the first, but the second or third of this can be recorded in the margin, which also would be a revision of the authorised version that was now under dis- convenient place for other matter, such as various readings, cussion. Still we by no means say that had it been attempted equal, or not far inferior, to those in the text. it would have been a success. The same abeyance of interest These are the principal objections which we have seen which prevented it from being undertaken implies an absence urged; if there are others, we feel assured that, however of those qualifications which would have prevented failure. grave they may be, the pros, on mature reflection, will pre
A Divine of the Catholic school is not liable to be warped ponderate over the contra. by this unworthy timidity. His area is larger; he has some acquaintance with Patristic interpretation, and the great foreign theologians, and through them, with translations of
THE PRIVY COUNCIL'S JUDGMENT. texts more or less at variance with our version. The so-called Evangelical school had, and has, no claims to a reputation The late decision of the Committee of Privy Council in for an extended range of study. Their constant appeal is to Mr. Bennett's case, in principle is not worth much.
It is the Bible ; but their’s is after all not the Bible in strictness mainly valuable so far as that therein the said Committee of language ; it is a translation of it, which however excel- have, for the first time for several years, shown some trifling lent it may be, is no substitute for familiarity with the text amount of fairness in their dealings with Church doctrine and and with commentators of varied dates and countries. When Churchmen. The Church Association were desirous, as it we say this, we repeat that we do not mean for one moment seems, of criminating the Vicar of Frome in respect of a to run down our version as a perversion of the sense of the protest set forth by him, and of a pamphlet published by him, original, but only gently to suggest that it must have the dis- more than ten years ago, against the party decision made advantages to which all translations are exposed. Many over- by the late Archbishop of Canterbury in the matter of the strained notions of Inspiration have been broached, but Archdeacon of Taunton; wherein Mr. Bennett was alleged to certainly none of them ever claimed for the Authorized have contravened the Twenty-ninth Article of Religion, as to Version, in company with the “ Septuagint ” any miraculous the wicked eating the Body of Christ in the Sacrament, and interposition of Providence, to prevent the inevitable falli- in asserting the Real Presence therein. These pertinacious bility of human translators
. If there be a system which bloodhounds do not, as it seems, acknowledge any statutes of leans too much to the very wording of such an authority, the limitation to their persecuting hate ; forgive and forget is an sooner a reverence so servile and exaggerated receives a check unknown maxim with them. But they have received on this the better.
occasion a rebuff which they will not easily forget, and which Others find a difficulty in the discrepancies that would may perhaps cool their vindictive and untiring zeal. If we occur between this new translation and the portions of Scrip- understand the judgment of the Court aright, it has conture imbedded in our various Offices ; but this can hardly be firmed absolutely the decision of the Judge of the Arches considered as of much importance, as we have all the incon. Court, that the Articles of charge did not set forth from the venience of different versions in our different Services already, works of the defendant any passages which contravened this and do not seem to suffer much from it. But this difference Twenty-ninth Article, and that in this important particular the prosecution has wholly failed. In point of fact this advocate, and in the final prevalence of Catholic principle question would seem to have been foisted into the pleadings, and practice in Divine Worship; but then our efforts must mainly in order to increase the Proctor's costs and Mr. not be paralysed or put in jeopardy by the inconsiderate zeal Stephens's fees, which are not small, our readers may rest of those who wish to appropriate the fruits of victory before assured. We think we may gather from this Judgment a the desired success has been achieved. hint, that in questions of transcendental doctrine and opinion, which have no practical effect with ordinary people, and which, in fact, nine-tenths of
Reviews of Books. bers of the English communion do not understand or do not care about, a considerable latitude will hereafter VISSION SERMONS PREACHED AT St. Paul's, KNIGHTSBRIDGE be allowed, even to those who are called High Churchmen, by the Secular Power ; but that, in all that relates
AT THE LONDON MISSION OF NOVEMBER, 1869. By Rev. to the embellishment of public worship, and to outward
W. J. E. Bennett. (Hayes, London.
Pott and Amery, rites and ceremonies, by which alone the masses may really
New York.) be affected and won back to Catholic Christianity—a per- There was a peculiar fitness in the selection of Mr. Bennett tinacious system of oppression and resistance will be exercised to preach at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, during the Mission. towards them. We fear that such are the views of the Bishop Many of those among whom in time past he laboured still, of London, and of others of the Bishops of his platform. live there, and a peculiar interest must have been felt by alí Unaffected and even wearied by beauty of ceremonial them- in learing these remarkable Sermons from one who had done selves, they are still blind to the fact that the former bald and suffered so much for that parish. Mr. Bennett's energy and bare mode of perfunctory recitation of the Divine Offices eminently fits him, combined as it is with deep spiritual has not only failed to bring the people to Church or even to learning, for conducting a Mission. He dedicates this volume keep them there, but has instead, during the last century-and- to those eminent Missioners the Evangelist Fathers at Cowley, a-balf, repelled them from frequenting the Sanctuary, and in a preface of considerable length in which he points out scared them into Dissenting Chapels, where religion is vul- the great value of a Mission held by other than the usual garised to suit their debased tastes. Our ecclesiastical heads Clergy of a place. This is followed by eleven Sermons all cannot yet understand that men—and especially women are bearing on one another, and on the Spiritual life : the first rarely attracted, or converted, or won, to love saving truth or treats of the Soul contrasting it with the body, pointing out hearty worship, with its practical concomitants and con- the dangers which beset it, and so leading to the consideration sequences, unless it be accompanied by acts of corresponding in the next Sermon of Sin, that bane of man and curse to all external dignity and significance. It is surely manifest that creation. Having spoken of the soul as inhabiting a living the Catholic Faith imperatively demands the Catholic Ritual ; body, he commences here by a vivid description of a dead body, momentous words and doctrines must be expressed by suit- death being the result of sin, but death having taken away able signs and gestures to produce their due and proper effect. all power of action it becomes then dead unto sin. Не. By the one, indeed, you may partially convince the under proceeds :standing, but it is with the other that you must stir up the Now, my brethren, what that dead body is to sin, we ought also to affections, and effectually move the heart ; according to the be even
while we are here in the flesh as Christians. The same wise aphorism of Seneca " Homines amplius oculis quam auribus incapacity: powerlessness, want of will to sin ought to be in us as credunt ; longum iter est per precepta ; breve et efficax per bodies—as perfect “a living sacrifice," as that body is a dead sacrifice exempla."
in its powerlessness to sin. Our thoughts ought to be as free, our will For these reasons we rejoice unfeignedly, at what appears passion, as pure as that passionless flesh which you see before you,
as motionless, our every member of the body, wherein lurks the seat of to be the total collapse of the prosecution against Mr. Purchas. But, my brethren, are we so? Are we anything like this? Is the life The promoter in that suit expired recently, and as is known which we lead here in this world anything approaching such abolition the good old Bishop of Chichester, who originally authorised of sin as is described by the figure him to institute it, himself died of old age some time since. behold a tree in your garden, of which you know the berries are “ Actio personalis moritur cum persona," so that not only down the stem, level it to the earth, and think you have killed it. But
You cut is there no one left to prosecute the appeal, but nobody even lo! all around the original stem spring up a multitude of little shoots, to carry into effect tbe judgment already pronounced which, which you do not notice, and think of no consequence. The tree is not therefore, except so far as being an enunciation of the views dead; you have cut down the stem, but not taken out the roots. of the Judge of the Prerogative Court for the time being, of sin. You need not be a monster of lust, or a furious murderer, or a
life that you suffer to go on in the untouched root is your death. So becomes an absolute nullity; and the defendant not only gets miser hoarding up gold, or a drunkard, or a blasphemer; but you may rid of all responsibility for that in which he has been con- have within and about your heart, and in your daily life, a number of demned, but escapes his liability for costs.
shoots of little sins, which are all alive and feeding on you, and destroyThis being so, we would put it to Mr. Purchas himself, ing you day by day because you have not extracted the root. Try
whether this is not so. (pp. 23-4). whether it would not be worth while for him to reconsider his actual position, and to confine his ceremonial for the pre
Next in order we have a powerful Sermon on Repentance, sent to those points and matters which have never yet been in which we note that all the wicked men seem to be found decided by the superior Secular Court.
by the preacher among the rich and the higher ranks of There was an old Roman General, qui cunctando restituit society ; but he may have been led to draw one-sided illusrem. There was a loyal and gallant Prince, who, by too trations from the nature of the congregation he had to preach impetuous and headlong a charge, lost the fatal battle of to at St. Paul's. Following this naturally comes Conversion, Naseby when it was all but won. Why should
which is most ably treated of. Its true nature is shown, and the Priest
any just now elect to be the Prince Rupert of the Ritual con
result which immediately follows it, in the desire to avoid all troversy, and by an inopportune and too adventurous rashness evil by a course of Self-Examination, of which the next Sermon risk the defeat of the Catholic revival altogether? The late treats, wherein are pointed out the evils which arise from decisions of the Arches Court are open to the gravest criticism, the defective manner in which it is often carried on, so that :and in several important points seem to us to be most illogical / when I am trying to find out what my sins are? Can that itself be a
Self-examination might turn out a sin. What! you will say; a sin ! and irrational; and after all they are but the dicta of a subordinate tribunal to which general obedience is not due. sufficiency'; by putting out of sight what ought to be seen, through com
sin? Yes, in this very respect of a wrong criterion. Pride and selfFor our part, we have great confidence in the cause which we paring what our sins are in reference to men and not to God, might be
dead unto sin."