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mental doctrine of the Sacraments constantly held and the subject of jurisdiction in its varied and varying phases taught? But we need not go on with the list of errors and are alike considered, and this with great foresight and perfect contradictions, for which our readers may be referred to the honesty. The crude opinions of certain modern lawyers, chapters from which these extracts are taken. Still more self-destructive and contradictory, are criticised with shrewd astounding are the three chapters on “Forgeries,” “Domini- vigour and much literary skill—rendering the pamphlet one can Forgeries,” “Fresh Forgeries,” in which the long series of the most valuable we have seen for many a day. We quote of deliberate inventions, interpolations, and tamperings a long passage from the Preface, as well because of its forcible with documents are presented, by which the Papacy gradually eloquence and inherent truth, as because it exposes the hollow worked its way to absolute dominion, and laid the foundation nostrums of the Radical faction, and is, moreover, a key-note for the modern claim of infallible guidance. It is impossible to the Essay in general :not to be again and again reminded of the words of the old “Scarcely,” says Mr. Gladstone, in his “Chapter of Autobiography." Roman satirist, Quid Romæ faciam? mentiri nescio, as we had my work, "The State in its relations with the Church,' issued from read this crushing indictment against the Popes and their the press, when I became aware that there was no party, nó section of a trusted connsellors from the sixth to the sixteenth century. A party, no individual person probably in the House of Commons, who was
prepared to act upon it. I found myself the last man on the sinking French Jesuit writer of our own day has, it seems, admitted
ship.” Mr. Gladstone does not say his theory was false, only it was that these falsehoods have done nothing but mischief, since unworkable ; and it is thus he represents himself as sailing in a “sinking God nerer blesses fraud, but it is unfortunate, to say the least
ship.” Certainly, if truth is to be treated in this way, men must have of it, that the admission comes too late to anticipate the
small conceptions of its demands; and one may cease to wonder at the
rapid changes of opinion in the mob, when our public leaders show so exposure or avert the evil consequences of centuries of
little confidence in what they ought to be ready to sacrifice their lives to organised deceit.
maintain. Great men are content to labour all their lives long unappreA Roman Catholic divine can hardly be expected to raise ciated, to gain, it may be, the smallest perceptible advantage for those the question whether a Council from which Greeks and
ideas which they know to be more valuable to mankind than national
wealth or worldly estimation. The diminutive men of this nineteenth Anglicans are excluded is to be reckoned as fully Ecumenical.
century think more of a successful party vote in the House of Commons There is, however, another and simpler issue raised here, as than of the triumph of the most precious principles. Short sighted to whether bona fide freedom of deliberation and voting will reasoners regard Archbishop Laud as the most unsuccessful of men, and be allowed at the Vatican. Without this a Council degenerates
as being meritedly so. Those with greater powers of penetration see
that he saved the Church of England. Louis XVI. is commonly regarded into a mere empty pageant, and the Bishops, instead of being
| as the weakest and most vacillating of princes; yet the celebrated conthe pastors and representatives of the Faithful, become the cordat, which brought order out of confusion, was not remotely the conmere official registrars of the Papal decrees. Yet Janus not sequence of his sufferings. Governor Eyre is the living witness of the obscurely intimates that such is likely to be their rôle at the
proverbial ingratitude of the mob; and yet thoughtful men recognise in approaching Synod.
him the energetic ruler who saved thousand of lives, and probably milThe concluding words of the volume, lions of treasure. Success is not what it seems : and if we can get men coming as they evidently do from a great leader of thought among to act more upon faith in the unseen workings of Providence, we shall German Catholics, are so startling and suggestive that we be happier as a nation, and shall secure an extension of our national give the passage, as it stands, while exhorting our readers to
are to life, which seems now to be ebbing away, and to the decay of which the
postrums of political quackery offer no effectual arrestment. lose no time in procuring and carefully perusing the whole
Of course, violation of law, selfishness, capital crimes, and treason &o volume for themselves. They will find it very easy as well as no new things. History is made up of little else; but there used to be, very interesting reading, and while the cost is moderate, the at any rate, a Government which knew how to deal with these disintypography and get up of the volume are all that can be
tegrating elements of society. Mr. Gladstone thinks we have become
more conscientious as a nation than we were. I do not profess to know desired. We subjoin the last page:
from what facts he so concludes; but this I must say, that the increasing In Rimini and Seleucia (359), at Ephesus (449) and at Vienne (1312), profligacy, the shameless dishonesty in trade-principally caused by and at many other times, even at Trent, the results of a want of real increased luxury and worldliness--political and social combinations freedom have been displayed. In early times, when the Popes were as which defy the law, are bad evidences of the truth of Mr. Gladstone's yet in no position to exercise compulsion or intimidation upon Synods, statement. But these are not the things which principally alarm me. it was the Emperors who sometimes trenched too closely on this freedom. It is the difficulty of punishing crimes adequately; the fear of putting But from Gregory VII.'s time the weight of Papal power has pressed the law in force, because the people will not have it; the terrible parten times more heavily upon them than ever did the Imperial authority. tiality of our police courts, where offences are committed against unWith abundant reason were the two demands urged throughout half popular persons or parties; the impunity with which treason may be Europe in the sixteenth century, in the negotiations about the Council disseminated and practised; the power which our Law Courts have first, that it should not be held in Rome, or even in Italy, and secondly, assumed of interpreting the laws, so as to fit each case; the reckless that the Bishops should be absolved from their oath of obedience. The legislation and disregard of principle in legislatorsthese things, and recently proclaimed Council is to be held not only in Italy, but in Rome such as these are the evidences of a disease so deep. and a national itself, and already it has been announced that, as the sixth Lateran declension so universal, that nothing but the adoption of principles much Council, it will adhere faithfully to the fifth. That is quite enough more strict on the part of legislators and administrators of the law can it means this, that whatever course the Synod may take, one quality can save the country from ruin. never be predicated of it, namely, that it has been a really free Council.
Theologians and canonists declare that without complete freedom the decisions of a Council are not binding, and the assembly is only a To many the well-printed English translation of Father pseudo-Synod. Its decrees may have to be corrected.
Lacordaire's eight Lenten lectures, published under the un
usual if not profane title of Jesus Christ (Chapman and Hall), Literary Notices.
will be welcome. In some respects he represents the old
spirit of Gallicanism not yet dead. Vigour, originality, and Canon Humble, of Perth, has published a very remarkable
eloquence are his undeniable characteristics--imitations of pamphlet. The Nature of Ecclesiastical Establishments (Haves). / which, not always successful, being overdone by most EnglishIn this essay, occupying about sixty pages, he goes thoroughly
men, are found amongst Anglo-Catholics. Of our nation he to the root of the question regarding the relations between
writes as follows: Church and State, boldly setting forth and maintaining sound
Three countries formed the seat of the total revolt against Jesus Christ principles, and neverin the course of his argument swerving from
-England, France, and Germany. As to England, unbelief has long
ago ceased to possess any power or renown there. If your ears are the position taken up. Mere commercial and vulgar theories of
attentive to the echoes of the British Parliament, that highest of all vulgar writers are treated as they deserve : while the revolu expressions of national opinions, you will not have heard, since the birth tionary remedies for our present difficulties suggested by the of the present century, a single word of insult or menace to Christ. superficial High Church Radicals, are discussed with the
England has emancipated Catholics; she has recalled to the tribune of
her Parliament the proscribed voices of the defenders of the Papacy; knowledge and wisdom of a well-informed and experienced
she has opened her fields to the labour of monks, and her schools to the man of the world. The nature of the Royal Supremacy, learning of the Roman Clergy. The old walls of Oxford have heard the
most celebrated doctors of Anglicanism speaking of Jesus Christ like the is a growing feeling throughout the country that we want Ancient Church. They have witnessed the retreat of many who have
more Bishops, (one to each county,) and Bishops less richly passed from the rostrum to the humble cell, there to recite the office after the manner of the religious orders, and to pray at the foot of a crucifix
endowed. “Double their number, halve their incomes, an! for the return of their soul and of their country to the old faith of the relieve them from their duties in the House of Lords ;' this Anglo-Saxons. Catholic Churches, and even Cathedrals, have risen up, would probably express the wish of the vast majority of full of splendour, from the land of proscription, and Jesus Christ has Church men of the present day and of other Englishmen as marched triumphantly, with his Bishops and Priests, in the very places where stones and the sword pursued him. In fine, England is won back
well.” But if this destructive principle be sound, where and from unbelief, she who was the first to shelter it under the protection of when shall its application stop ? Utilitarianism, hand in hand her nobles and her men of genius.
with Unbelief, might apply it universally, and nothing might He would have written more, and more to the point, had remain to us in the ecclesiastical orbit but Curates, removable not the second-hand information on which he depended, been at the will of the majority, Parish Clerks and Beadles. If inadequate and sometimes one-sided.
Deans are to be abolished, why not Chapters ? or, in truth,
why not Incumbents ? Ere the second edition of this rash Dr. Littledale's Commentary on the Song of Songs (Masters),
brochure be called for, if any vacancy should occur, we trust
that Mr. Gladstone may have the wisdom to promote such a mainly taken from ancient and mediæval sources—and we may
good administrator and popular man as Mr. Stuart himself to add from very out-of-the-way mediæval sources—may no doubt
a Deanery. Then we might obtain a second edition with wise prove acceptable to that limited class of people for whom it was
emendations and abundant errata. originally compiled—Sisters of Mercy and Anglican religious. Some of the mediæval writers quoted notoriously had little
Minor Chords (Bell and Daldy), by Sophia May Eckley, else to do than exercise their cramped energies in finding out lan
gou a book containing nearly a hundred and twenty sets of verses, "some new thing;" or in giving full rein to unchastened
bears the mark of considerable talent, sound principles, and fancies and far-fetched day-dreams. The book, greatly in-|
refinement of mind. But while here and there we find much debted to such, is thus founded on the very antithesis of the
that is graceful and poetic (the “Vesper Hymn,” for instance, realistic system of interpretation, and not uncommonly runs
at p. 13, is pleasing, picturesque and religious), in other places into the strangest extremes in its method. While we should
we note careless rhymes, simplicity amounting to childishness, be the last either to reject the principle of mystical inter
and passages which are both prosaic and bald. In dealing pretation or to deny to the excellent people for whom it was
with writings of such unequal merit it would have been wise prepared any pleasure or profit they may derive from puzzling had Mrs. Éckley Weeded them well with an unsparing and over the commentary, we cannot help observing that this mode
judicious hand, before sending them to the press. With of interpreting Scripture, if applied to other books and parts,
sincerest respect and appreciation, we advise her in future to may make them mean anything, everything, or nothing; and
write less and concentrate her powers—which are by no means is, in fact, essentially rationalistic, though accidentally draped
small-on the accomplishment of a more uniform, complete, in a garment of poetry, and frequently breathing a spirit of
and artistic production. Nevertheless, the book is far above devotion. The metaphors, tropes and parallels with which
the average of such publications. the book is overloaded are frequently jumbled together in inextricable disorder : for surely if one interpretation be true,
That active disestablishment and Radical clique amongst another, and a contradictory, cannot be true likewise. More- the Clerov
the Clergy-not overblessed with brains itself, but which over, in parts the Sublime and the Ridiculous evidently do
hires the brains of others to make out a case,—should read not dwell very far apart. How proximate the latter may be
The Dissenting World: An Autobiography (Macintosh). In it in several passages we will not be ungracious enough to point we obtain a very curious and obviously natural account of out. How far, furthermore, true religion is likely to be
the treatment which a Congregational Minister has received advanced by such a curious compilation, we must leave others
because he thought fit to differ from his flock in politics, to decide. But for ourselves we honestly believe this kind of
and to oppose the destructive, revolutionary schemes of Mr. mysticism-gone-mad to be as pernicious in its effects as it is
Gladstone. The book is written with great vigour and much frivolous in itself. The external appearance of the book is
simplicity, proving its author to be a man of public spirit, like one of Mr. Masters' religious novels of the barley-sugar
independence and principle. It is very timely in its publicaschool-blue and gold, with red edges, and unreadable
tion. There is much in the book which leads us to hope lettering.
that Mr. Brewin Grant, its author, may join the National
Church: for there he would find true liberty. Her Pastors Just, as of old, every Puritan had his psalm and his are protected on the one hand from the over-exercise of Episdoctrine, so now every Liberal Parson has his crude proposition copal power, as well as from the cruel tyranny of stuck-up or revolutionary nostrum for application to the over-doctored tradesmen and obtrusive lay officials on the other. High Church of England. Do away with Deans : Cathedral Church Radicals, in their short-sighted folly, are endeavouring Reform, (Palmer) is the title of a production from the pen of to forge shackles for the Clergy like those broken by Mr. Mr. Stuart, the vigorous and original London Clergyman, Grans. whose alarining scheme is as follows:-“Do away with Deans by the simple expedient of uniting their office with that of Mr. Ffoulkes' “ Letter to Archbishop Manning” was a diffithe Bishop. As each Deanery becomes vacant let the Bishop cult obstruction for Roman Catholics Ultramontanes to overof the Diocese become ipso facto Dean ; let the Deanery come, as well because of its undoubted facts as of its incisive become his residence, and let the surplus income thus arising arguments. The two or three critics who have come forward to (from the suppression of the Dean's income and the sale of carp at unimportant details of it rather than to meet leading the Bishop's palace) be given as endowment towards new arguments, have not succeeded in materially altering the Bishoprics, until we have one Bishop for every county in deep impression it has created. Father Bottalla, the Jesuit, England.", ... “ Bishops might surely be required to in his new tract on The Papacy and Schism (Burns, Oates and reside six months in the year at their Cathedrals, as justly as Co.) is not altogether incompetent; and, for a foreigner, Parochial Clergymen are required to reside nine months at writes good English : but Mr. Ffoulkes is certainly not their several parishes; and if the bench of Bishops were answered by him, nor does he even appear to grasp his oppohappily relieved from their attendance in the House of Lords, nent's arguments. Far too much is assumed-far too little there would be no reason why they should not do this. There proved. To take for granted as true the very point which is
en to tv
being argued is the glaring mistake of a one-sided if not of and applause from “Liberals ” (Times, May 25, 1869) is what Vicea weak mind. Something better and abler than has yet | Chancellor James would call a “palpable crib " from an obscure German
C. C. B. appeared must be put forth on Father Bottalla's side ere it can be reasonably expected that Mr. Ffoulkes should take up SIR,—When the privileges of a Dean and Chapter are invaded by the his pen again.
attempt of a Liberal Premier to thrust upon a Diocese an extreme political partizan, it may be well to consider whether or not the Rights bestowed
by Magna Charta on the Clergy that "the Church shall be free " are not Dr. Littledale's reprint of John Austin's Devotions in the
to be carefully balanced with the empty threat of præmunire. John Way of Ancient Offices (Church Press Company), will be Selden in his Table Talk, under the heading “Præmunire” declares that acceptable to many, even to those beyond the confines of there can be no such thing. Let us commend his judgment to the Exeter Anglicanism. Though of late years so many similar publica- | Chapter..
Yours truly, A. Ř. FORBES-DAVIDSON.
hich Reigate, Oct. 16, 1869. tions have been compiled and issued, there are few which deserve a more cordial welcome than this, both for the
TORY APPOINTMENTS. excellence and completeness of its plan and arrangement, as SIR,—Allow me to put on record in your first number my sincere conwell as for the unaffected piety which is found throughout, viction—which is formed with as good a knowledge of facts as it is
possible to have—that few slights and mistakes have so dismayed and disin language unstilted and natural—which is not what we
appointed Tory Churchmen throughout the country as the fact that are always enabled to say with regard to some similar publi- | Archdeacon Denison was passed over when Mr. Disraeli was in office, cations. The editor has performed his work well. We could, and not made a Bishop. 'If our political leaders doubt his exceeding however, have desiderated a fuller preface as well as a
great influence or high popularity in the West of England let them con
sult the Duke of Beaufort, Sir Alfred Slade, and Mr. Gore-Langton. biography of the original author.
These will give better advice than certain Orange bigots whose success
ful action when our last Church appointinents were made, entailed the Mr. Orby Shipley has done good service to the Church of
X. Y. Z. England by having made so practical a step in advance, as Conservative Club, S.W., Oct. 16, 1869. the compilation and publication of Invocation of Saints and
SIR,—Whatever Mr. Disraeli did when in office regarding Church Angels, (Longmans). Variety and Catholicity, two of its
appointments at all events his intimate political friends did not promise leading features, are happily conjoined, with a respectable us a magnificent vista of Orthodox Bishops and Deans-only to discover judgment and more than tolerable taste. The main fault of that their promises had come to nothing. the work, however, is a certain redundant verbosity-resulting
Yet Mr. Gladstone, whose own personal organ-supported by his allies
and friends (the same organ that admitted those low-minded articles in an unreal bulk,—which it should be the author's earnest
entitled “The Jew Premier ") announces without a word of condemnaendeavour to remove in a second edition. The prefixed Essay tion Dr. Temple's appointment to Exeter. The principle of Essays and is a very scholarly composition, neither wanting in wit nor Reviews formally recognized and its chief writer elevated to the Episcoargument.
pate! How grateful the Church ought to be to our renegade Tory minister!
A LONDON PRIEST. A second edition of Mr. Baird's sernon, The Hallowing of 1
CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES AND POLICY.
SIR. I hope you will excuse me if I tell you under what conditions Common Life (Mozley) has reached us. Without either being I can heartly wish success to the CHURCH HERALD over-dogmatic or over-original in their practical aspect, they Firstly, you must stick to your principles, as announced on the flyleaf are carefully-written, earnest discourses : being plain, brief / which I have received. and perspicuous, with sufficient features of interest to enlist
If you will steadily uphold the old teaching and remember that the
Church when true to herself is essentially Conservative, then your for twelve minutes the attention of plain people. And tbis heralding may be of great service to those who hold to the good old ways is very high praise. By the way, there is no such person as which you declare it to be your intention to maintain. Archdeacon Manning (p. 36). When an Archdeacon becomes
Secondly, it is very needful to avoid the popular notion that principles an Archbishop he is commonly called by his superior and not
are shown merely by upholding Party Leaders. “Measures, not men,"
must be your motto. by his inferior title. This intentional mistake is an unin
On the other hand, avoid insubordination so often taught under the tentional pedantry. To be consistent Mr. Baird should style guise of a far-seeing policy. the Archbishop of Canterbury “Dean Tait.”
Party Leaders generally have opportunities for informing themselves which others lack.
You will be told that, to Catholics, politics are one of those minor Correspondence.
matters on which all must agree to differ, and some of our Liberal
friends expect, I know, to find their Revolutionary Republican notions THE APPOINTMENT TO EXETER.
prevalent, or at least tolerated, in that Kingdom, for the coming of which SIR,- do hope that some of our great leaders-Dr. Pusey, Mr.
we pray. Liddon, Mr. Colin Lindsay, Mr. Mackonochie, Mr. Hope Johstone, and
Now, Sir, with regard to your opponents who either hold opposite
principles, or glory as some do in having no opinions, but being guided others, will come forward with sober counsel and advice in the grave
simply by expediency, condemn their notions with all your power, but danger that at present threatens the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral of this ancient Diocese. They should not allow any personal affection
| don't be deluded into the idea that mere strength of adjective will
change their fancies or save waverers from being deluded by them. for our present popular Premier to silence their voices or stay their action
The point I am desirous, in conclusion, of pressing on you is, to in thus defending the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England
make it as plain as words can do, that, believing in the Divine in the Diocese of Exeter.
Sovereigaty as universal, we look on what are commonly called secular A BENEFICED CLERGYMAN AND MEMBER OF THE E.C.U.
politics quite differently from those who, leaning as it would seem to [Our correspondent forgets or appears to be unaware that Mr. Lindsay
the old heresy of matter being evil, think that religion has nothing to retired from the Church of England several months ago.-Ed. C. H.] do with politics. Surely Religion teaches us our duty to our fellow man,
whether it be to the King as supreme, or to our equals and inferiors. SIR,—The appointment of Dr. Temple to Exeter will probably evoke It seems to me if religion does not give us a guide as to political an universal feeling of reprobation and disgust amongst Catholic Con- matters, it cannot be fitting for us, being Christians, to have anything servatives. The assumed author of the essay on the "Education of the to do with politics, the conclusion from which is that a Christian cannot World,” in “ Essays and Reviews,” will undoubtedly meet with opposi- be a loyal subject. I am, Sir, tion in the old Cathedral town, whose motto has always been “Semper
Yours truly, GEORGE J. MURRAY. Fidelis.” But is Dr. Temple original, even in his infidelity? Is he not Junior Carlton Club, S.W., Oct. 13th, 1869. rather a mere second-hand copyist? In order that this question may be answered I would suggest that your readers should collate carefully the
WESTMINSTER ABBEY. essay by Dr. Temple on the “ Education of the World” with an essay SIR,– I solicit a place in your first number to point out how very dirty written by Lessing, “ Die Erziehung des Menschen," which was published and uncared-for Westminster Abbey seems to be. I have known it more in 1780, and an English translation of which was printed in 1858, prior or less for thirty years: but never at any time has its state been so to the publication of Dr. Temple's essay. There exists not the slightest altogether discreditable as it is now. The dust on the monuments, pillars, doubt that the two books are as identical as possible. The instances and metal work, stalls, seats and walls, is the dust of years. It seems verily arguments cited by Lessing are precisely those employed by Temple ; a desolation, and symbolizes something worse. Putting the question on and the celebrated essay which has excited so much odium for Christians, the lowest grounds, I venture to ask why, as the British Museum, the Tower of London and the National Gallery are properly dusted and cared TO THE VERY REV. THE DEAN AND THE VERY REV. THE for, Westminster Abbey should, in this particular stand as a melancholy desolation and a disgrace to the nation ?
F. R. S.
CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF EXETER. Broad Sanctuary, Oct. 15, 1869.
The Memorial of the undersigned, George Anthony Denison, M.A., Vicar
of East Brent, Archdeacon of Taunton. Showeth, THE PLIGHT OF THE EVANGELICALS.
I. That it is currently reported and believed that the Rev. Frederick SIR-I rejoice at the publication of a newspaper which shall maintain Temple, D.D., head master of Rugby School, has been recommended by Conservative and moderate Church principles. For myself I publicly the Prime Minister for the vacant See of Exeter. confess that I am a repentant Evangelical." I have lived to see that the II. That your memorialist, in the year 1861, moved for a committee of principle of non-natural interpretation of our Formularies, supposed at Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury to examine and report upon the time of the Gorham judgment to be a temporary blessing, has turned the book called “Essays and Reviews," and that he was chairman of the out an abiding curse. The Evangelical party as a party is demoralized committee. and far on the way to total extinction. O! my friends Death is surely in. III. That it appeared to him then, as it appears now, that the essay of the Evangelical pot. The work of demoralization began then. 'We Dr. Temple, being the prefatory essay of the book, has passages heretical crowed lustily on our dunghill, and now half the party are sceptical in terms; and, further, that it contains the substance of the entire : because a lie was put in the place of truth; and the other half, if circumstances allowed, would in repentance follow my example and ally IV. That it was, and is, impossible for him to come to any conclusion themselves to the Anglo-Catholic school.
other than that the volume was so devised and arranged, that the Our failure in our public policy likewise, has been as complete and remaining six “ Essays” or “Reviews” should proceed to develop in disastrous as our doctrinal failure. We flattered the Dissenters, allied detail the principles laid down and indicated in the prefatory "Essay” of ourselves with them, were “hail-fellow! well-met," and our reward is | Dr. Temple; the several subjects being assigned to the several writers by their political conduct in the case of the Irish Establishment.
an anonymous editor, conversant with, and, perhaps, initiating the entire This is what the Nonconformist quite recently said of our beloved scheme; and that all necessity of intercommunication between the Church. Please to print it:
several writers being thus avoided, each one of them was enabled to say “But these hucksters in lawn, these right reverend hagglers in rochets that he was answerable for his own “Essay," or "Review," only. and stoles, these orators whose eloquence reaches its highest flights when V. That your memorialist has shown by an analysis of the volume, defaming the operation of the original law for the support of Christ's published by him in 1861, that it is impossible to come reasonably to any ministers, or when fighting for the last penny which can be snatched from conclusion about the structure and composition of the volume other than endowments which have been the scandal of Christendom-these that herein above stated. The analysis was endorsed by men of high mainstays of Christianity, these chief warriors on the bulwark of Pro-position and great ability in sections of the Church not agreeing with testanism,' who rather than abandon State support and State pay, that section to which your memorialist belongs. volunteer to endow that Church which their own standards denounce as VI. That your memorialist has not at hand the records of Convocation, apostate, and so to admit the enemy into the citadel for a bribe-why so as to enable him to go here into the details of proceedings in the can say that they have imported a divine element into the political scene? two Houses of Convocation upon the book ; but that he is able to state A party of corndealers from Mark-lane, cheapening samples in their that the Lower House, at his instance, condemned the book upon the trade, or of Jews from the market in Houndsditch, battling over a report of its committee. mountain of old clothes, could scarcely have afforded a less noble VII. That Dr. Temple has not recalled his Essay: nor retracted the spectacle to the nation. All the episcopal eloquence has gone in the heretical passages in it; nor disclaimed sympathy with the other “Essays liae of womanish lamentation over the inevitable, of crying over spilt and Reviews," being its complement and development; nor even milk, of groaning over the broken bauble of court precedence; or worse, expressed publicly his sorrow for having written and allowed it to be in the perversion of history, in the bitter slandering of the free Churches published. of England, or in excuses for the endowment of Jesuitism."
VIII. That, regard being had to the facts herein above stated, your My eyes are opened. May it be granted to other and better men that
| memorialist is compelled to say that, if the appointment of Dr. Temple their eyes may be opened likewise before it is too late! A Church | to the See of Exeter, or to any other See of the Church of England, system must be positive or it goes to decay. Yours, &c.,
shall be carried out, a direct and intolerable offence and treason will have ONCE A PROTESTANT EVANGELICAL: BUT | been committed against Christ and His Church ; and that thereupon it NOW A REPENTANT SINNER.
will become the duty of every Churchman to labour actively and steadily,
to dissolve all connection between the Church and the State. DER PABST UND DAS CONCIL.
Your memorialist therefore respectfully prays that you will withhold SIR, I would call the attention of your readers to this remarkable your official sanction of, and concurrence in such appointment. book, of which translations in Italian, French, and English, are said to And your memorialist will ever pray. be in preparation. None can properly realise the increasing dangers
GEORGE ANTHONY DENISON, M.A., which threaten religion amongst Catholics until they have read as concise
Vicar of East Brent, Archdeacon of Taunton. and clear a statement of such dangers as it is possible to have put forth. Leeds, Oct. 14, 1869.
Your very humble servant, A. V. SHRADER. John-street, Golden-square, Oct., 1869.
We rejoice to hear that a Memorial to the late Rev. Dr. Todd is about The English Version-most ably rendered -is reviewed in another to be set on foot, as the subjoined will show :column.-Ed. C. H.]
104, Grafton-street, Dublin, October 11, 1869.
Dear Sir,-At a preliminary meeting of the friends of the late Rev. ST. CHAD'S, HAGGERSTONE.
James Henthorn Todd, D.D., held at the Palace, Dublin, on Wednesday, SIR,—Many here are remarking that it would be a good thing if a the 6th inst., it was unanimously resolvedcertain Clergyman, who has left his few sheep in the Gloucestershire “That the high character of the late Rev. Dr. Todd, and his eminent wilderness in order to interfere with the legitimate rights of the London public services to the Church, to Literature, and to the Cause of EducaClergy, would go back again and attend to his own flock, instead of tion in Ireland, should receive some public recognition." causing mischief and sowing dissensions in this part of London. The The form of the Memorial having been brought under consideration, it scandalous paragraph which appeared in Saturday's John Bull, regarding was agreed to adjourn the meeting to Wednesday, the 20th inst. St. Chad's, is believed to be the work of this officious busy-body. There Your presence is requested on that day at the Palace, St. Stephen'se is no law in the Church to forbid two altars in a Church. There are two green, at four o'clock. altars at Gloucester Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, If you cannot attend, and are willing to co-operate, any communicaand in many Parish Churches. And it is well for Early Communions to tion addressed to the undersigned, “Care of Messrs. Hodges, Foster, and have an altar in a side Chapel, so that a small congregation may profitably Co., University Booksellers, Grafton-street, Dublin," shall, if desired, be and quietly attend, instead of compelling the Priest to shout at the top submitted to the meeting.
Yours very faithfully, of his voice to people 90 or 100 feet away from him.
HENRY B. DOBBIN, A spy of any sort is an offensive creature ; but a clerical spy (who at
JOHN RIBTON GARSTIN, M.R.I.A.,
Hon. Secs., the same time is an Episcopal toady) is to my mind a most disagreeable
ROBERT C. G. O'CALLAGHAN, Clerk.,) Pro vento character.
Your humble servant,
The Guardian thus sums up the Church Congress :-“Men of all sorts Kingsland-road, 18th Oct., 1869.
were there, from Dr. Littledale to the person (whosoever he may be)
who is most directly contrary to Dr. Littledale; and differences of sentiNEXT YEAR'S CONGRESS.
ment were expressed freely-sometimes even noisily. It appears on the SIR, I hope that the people who have the management of the South
whole to have gone off fairly well, and to have produced some good Ampton Church Congress next year may arrange for the discussion of
| papers and useful discussions, though these are for the most part of too questions, pressing and momentous, of a little more interest than those
a sober a colour to be generally attractive, especially as reported in the appointed at Liverpool. Why was Corporate Reunion with the West any newspapers, overlooked or set aside ? A Congress to be of any use should be one in The Duke of Devonshire has laid the foundation-stone of a new Church which such topics are considered as are dear to the anxious hearts of men, to be erected at Buxton, Devonshire. His Grace gave the site and a and pressing for solution,
Yours truly, A, B. E, contribution of £1,000.
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arithmetic are all that is ordinarily required : the various artschools and other Utopian schemes for making young persons
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place them, create an artificial state of society the reverse of
healthy, if not positively mischievous. And with all this, Me. Gladstone's appointments to the vacant Bishoprics have pride, insolence, contempt for authority, a disgusting prescarcely realized the hopes of his more sanguine supporters. cociousness, and the introduction of lax manners with an The Bishop of Oxford, who was most mistakenly overlooked insolent disrespect forsuperiors, are extensively fostered. Thus by the Tories—for he certainly ought to have been translated religious education has been almost entirely set aside, for a to London goes to Winchester. This is natural. It is cer- system which will only tend more rapidly to demoralize the tainly unfortunate that, in connection with this appointment, people and bring about the nation's downfall. his Lordship's almost contradictory speeches of 1868 and 1869 | It is not more education that is wanted. but a plan for on the disestablishment question should be so fresh in men's
systematic emigration. The country is over-educated and minds. However satisfactory his later oration may have been
over-populated, and the sooner several thousands of the to the Whig Cabinet, it must have been exceedingly unpalat
hopeless, debilitated, and starving poor poor whose patience able in Ireland, and was very much disliked in the Diocese of in their miserable povert
in their miserable poverty is a marvellous virtue-are sent off, Oxford.
by government aid, to parts where the lands are rich and Lord Arthur Hervey is an amiable and respectable Clergy- fertile, the climate good and the country uninhabited, the man of moderate views and acquirements, who will efficiently better will it be for all classes. The Liberals, always great perpetuate the Whig notion of the Episcopate. Mr. Mackarness and efficient in duping the poor and lower classes by promises, a strong Liberal, and, until three days before his formal are exceedingly clever hands at breaking them. Whether appointment, a member of the notorious English Church these classes are benefitted or not by a Liberal policy cannot Union, is a Clergyman of whom nobody knew anything except be doubtful. The closing of Woolwich Dockyard, the paring, that he was a brother-in-law of Sir John Coleridge-the self- scraping, and dismission of inferior Government officers in constituted abolisher of tests at Oxford—and was all but order to make new places for personal allies of the Ministry, unanimously rejected by the Clergy of his Diocese on account is about the only action that the Government has recently of his Ecclesiastical Radicalism. His friends maintain that he taken on any subject of public interest, and that is not much
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