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he exhibited one substantiated fact to 6. Observer,” in another rodomontade, support his frontless assertion, that which that gentleman has kiodly given the Jesuits have done more mischief, i to his readers, boldly asserts, that if apd occasioned more bloodshed, than the Sovereigns of Europe should con. any other society that ever existed. I sent to receive the Jesuits into the boIf such is the case, let Mr. Cobbett, som of their states; “ should they or his deputy, produce evidence to the " cherish or even countenance a soci. truth of his assertion. Let him pro-1.66 ety that brought so many calamities duce one instance to corroborate the upon the earth; they may at once base accusation made in his Register. 16 bid adieu' to the high character they If, indeed, men were now stupid “ have obtained for magnanimity, to enough to believe in the absurd and 6 the stability of their thrones, and villainous tales circulated in the time to the prosperity of their people; of Titus Oates, when it was said and" for as certain as it is that they now credited that the Jesuits intended to " possess thrones, as certain is it that blow up the Thames with gunpowder," the Jesuits will do their utmost to in order to drown the Protestant city " suborrt them”. Here then we have of London, such assertions as we have a denouncement and a prophecy. Well seen in the Register of this month, this is something to be sure for a “No might:be swallowed for facts; but I Popery", man; and I shall not feel entertain a better opinion of my coun) surprised if Mr. Cobbett should get trymen; and I feel confident in the in- himself reimbursed for the fine he ability of the writer in the Register to lately had to pay, for this serious cau. substantiate his charge. On the con- tion to the crowned heads, to whom trary, no society or order of men have he has always shewn respect, against the done so much for the happiness of terrible jesuitical tricks of these venemankind, or the propagation of true rable fathers. The only thing which religion, as the Jesuits.—How many I doubt is, that the present Continienof the venerable fathers, with a disin- | tal Sovereign's of Europe know too terestedoess and courage unknown to well the worth of these incorruptible the infidel Atheist or pretended Re- and disinterested men, to listen to the former, have laid down their lives in ravings of an Observer," or even carrying the truths of the gospel among to Mr. Cobbett himself. But what the pagans, and even nations that calamities I would ask have the Jecalled themselves Christians and civi- suits brought upon the earth? In what lized? I have a list now before me of country are we to find the fatal effects twenty members of this illustrious or- | which have been thus laid upon their der who suffered in this country for no shouldersdi: If the conversion of Inother crime than preaching the same fidels if to change men, the most gospel which the apostles of Christ, barbarous ever heard of, into fervent taught by his divine command. In Christians;if to found commonwealths, short, the Jesuits were the undaunted that scarce needed any other laws than and courageous opposers of immorality | those of the gospel, and where the and corruption, wherever to be found, sublimest virtues of Christians became, whether in the palace or the cottage. | as it were, common virtues; if to in-Hence then arose the persecutions' fuser solid learning and virtue into which the zealous Fathers of the So-Woutk; and to cultivate the sciences to ciety met with from the infamous and l a higher degree of perfection than was corrupt Ministers of the then reigning I ever known before, are calamities to Catholic Princes; and hence arose the mankind, why then indeed the Jesuits gross calumpjes propagated against are guilty of the charge. I them by the Philosophists of France, to the loyal prophecy, or rather au and the enemies of Popery in Eng- nition to the Sovereigns, cautionis Jand. Mr. Cobbett's correspondent, them against these subverters of thrones


During the existence of the Society The fact is, the members of this ilļusmi from 1540 to its suppression in 1773, trious order are the most inflexible and history does not furnish us with one most efficient supporters both of the single instance of a Sovereign being altar and the throne. Of this the pro.. despoiled of his throne by the machi. moters of the French Revolution were nations of the Jesuits:+But who is well aware; for such was the knowthere among us who have notiwitnessed ledge of the fruits of the society, the dreadfut revolutions and convul wherever it had establishments, that sions in the States of Europe which the philosophists despaired of their prod? have occurred within the last twentyhjects and designs, unless the anti-revo-l five years? Now these could not be lutionary antidote which the rising gen occasioned by the intrigues of the Jeneration would be sure to receive from suits, for their order had been office these fathers was done away. Through cially suppressed. And yet the King of the intrigues of those owho bugbt to France lost his thronéwand his head; have protected the society the à otidote but France persecuted the Jesuits; the was removed, and suffering Europe hace King of Spain was dethroned, and sent witnessed the dreadful effects. - Can an exile into France; but not by the we then wonder that(the world should Jesuits-both Old and New Spain desire to see such a zealous and disinten were deprived of thousands of these rested body of men who have labout reverend teachers at one instantaneous ed and cultivated soóial orderand good blow, by the minister Aranda. -The government' among nations flourisb Royal Family of Portugal were driven again. To a few :irreligious apdsinfix from their European possessions, and del wretches ini this, country it may obliged to fly for safety to South Ames be a source of regret; but to the world rica'; but previous to this the infa. at large, I am convinced. it will be mous Minister De Pombal transported a subject of general joyi-Enough has all the Jesuits that were subjects of been said to shew the cowardice and Portugal, like cattle to a foreign soil, infamy of the attack ion this exalted with the exception of 75 of the fathers, body which has appeared in the Regiss reserved victims, whom he buried alive ter, and I shall conclude this article in thirty subterraneous cells, which he by directing the attention of the reas had constructed for the horrid purpose, der to the just and beautiful eulogy in the fortress of St. Juliano, without pronounced upon this Society, from communication from each other: the the eloquent pen of the Rev. Doctor Jesuits, therefore, could have no hand Coombes, which will be found in the in subverting the Braganza family: succeeding pages of this number. I We have also, in this period, seen'one King of Sweden assassinated, and his The length of the foregoing obser. son dethroned and banished the King | vations obliges me to defer my remarks of Naplesidriven to Sicily-the Prus- og the attack of his Holiness in the sian Monarch reduced to a state of Register to a future opportunity. vassalage; yet no one has dared to attribute it to Jesuitism. But, in the | The Rescript. To this subject I midst of all these 'wrecks, Russia has find I must 'return once more. --My remained unshaken and unimpaired; / correspondent B. N.G. has sent me notwithstanding the Jesuits were che- another of his very acute effusions, rished and supported in this country: and hopes I shall be kind enough to pon-Now I should be glad to know how give his observations an insertions. As Mr. Cobbett's cunning correspondent I do not like to be considered either will account for this! I should like partial or unkind, I here insert the to see, with all these historical facts I gentleman's letter according to his des before him, how he will prove that the sire; but I beg to inform him; unless Jesuits are the subyerters of thrones. he call furnish me with something more


interesting, I shall decline giving pube, selves by far the most disrespectful.m. licity to any of his future epistles. ' 1. Your constant reader, B. N.G .

| London, Sept. 10, 1814. To the Editor of the Orthodox Journal,

The writer of the above it seems is

vėry anxious to fasten upon me a wish Mr. EDITOR, I thank you for the to insult the Vicar Apostolic of the insertion of the letter signed B. N. G. London District; I believe there are and permit me to request you will be many others who would be happy to kind enough to give the following ob- do the same; but I know very well ·servations on your answer a place in they have it not in their power to prove

your next number. If I understand that I have a desire to do any thing of you right, you state that I should have the kind.-My correspondent arcused produced reason and argument, in ime of inserting a. passage in my Jour. stead of which I have substituted asti nal for July, which he considered a sertion and abusé: (were. I disposed I direct insult uppb the pious preláte of could point out numerous iustances this district. In my reply to his leta where you have been extremely lavish ter, I denied having aky such inten

of the latter.) In reply, I maintain | tion, and stated my reasons for .sup. · that the particular passage in your posing that it was done by a small

Journal which I objected to, I pointed band of intriguers, who have not been out; and from that passage I argued | ashamed of boasting that they were it was an insult on the Bishop of the base enough to impose upon the un. London District, and I defy you to suspecting manners of their prelates, put any other construction to it. For or, in other words, of jockeying their in the public papers, did not the trans. Bishops.: B. N. G. persists in his idea, lation bear the signature of Joseph and he now defies me 6 to put any Hodgson, V. G.? And as such there other construction to it; for in the certainly cannot remain a doubt but it " public papers did not (he-asks) the was published by the order of Dr. “ translation bear the signature of Poynter: consequently, he must be “ Jos. Hodgson, V. G. and as such (he the person whom you accuse of being “ says) there certainly cannot remain so forward in giving it publicity. As " a doubt but it was published by the to the propriety or impropriety of sub 4 order of Dr. Paynter; consequenta mitting the document to the public, 1 ly he must be the person whom you shall not pretend to determine;"bat I“ accuse of being so forward in giving insist that it was extremely indecorous | | “it publicity.” If my ideas had ex. in you, standing as the Éditor of an tended no further than B. N. Gr's apo Orthodox Journal, to have propagated pears to have done, I might perhaps such unwarrantable expressions : and plead guilty to the charge, but I had I will repeat, that I consider it an ag- some doubts upon my mind when the gravation to have so done, after re. | article in question was written, that it ceiving the very just admonition of was very possible for the Rescript to Mr. Gabb.--I should, if my business find its way into the public prints, even would permit, enter into a more genes with the name of the Vicar General ral view of your answer: but being attached to it, and this too without the unable, I shall conclude with one ob | knowledge of the venerable Prelate or servation, which is: I trust, in the his Vicar.-I have not the least doubt course of a short time, his Holiness but that a confidential copy of it was will sanction the Rescript of Quarani | laid before the Board, and by this totti, and then we shall be able to I means, and this means only, it found judge whether those who are now so its way to the public 'prints. But fond of accusing others of a want of this was not the actual case, as the ve respect to the Holy See, are not them. nerable Prelate was directed by : Quarantotti to communicate its con. Notwithstanding all this, B. N. G. tents to the Prelates in the united kinga still expresses a hope that “his Holi. dom, he was, in consequence, obliged ness will sanction the Rescript of M, to have circular copies of the Rescript Quarantotti.” In this I am certain printed. Now one of these copies my correspondent, will find himself. might very easily have been procured mistaken. --His Holiness, knows the by the intriguing band alluded to, who extent of his authority too well, and would not fail to communicate it to iś too much occupied with the spiritual the world, under the impression that it affairs of his holy functions to interfere would tend to promote the cause in in the temporal concerns of the Cae which it is engaged.' But I am the tholics of this kingdom. And I have more confirmed in my opinion, that'to the pleasure to inform B. N. G. and these intriguers, and not to the Bishop, my readers in general, that a letter has we are indebted for the exposure of been received from the illustrious Vie this unauthorized Rescript, from the car Apostolic of the Midland District, introductory paragraphs' which pre | Dr. Milner, dated August 13, which ceded its publication, all tending to states, that things were proceeding in deceive the public, which is directly a very favourable way'; and that sejew contrary to the principles of the ex ral of the Cardinals: are decidedly alted prelate, but which is correspond. | aversé to the Rescript. I hope, how. ing to the conduct of the most active ever, that B. N. G. will not accuse members of this Board, who have been these eminent divines of entertaining a endeavouring, by chicanery and deceit, disrespect towards the Holy See, be. to impose upon the prelates of their cause they differ from him, and agree church and the people of this kingdom, with me, in disapproving of the conboth Catholic and Protestant, for the tents of the document in question. last twenty-five years. For my own part, I do not regret the publication STATE OF IRELAND.—The people of of the document, because it has evi. | England, are, I believe, as ignorant dently been productive of good, inas- of the real state of the inhabitants of much as it has exhibited to our Pro- the sister island, although she now testant brethren; that neither the Cler- forms a part, and the most valuable sy or the Laity will ever submit to the part too, of the united kingdom, as decrees of Rome, when they exceed they are of the Gentoos in India, or the bounds of authority granted to the the Hottentots in Africa. But this Holy See.Our enemies are constant. is not much to be wondered at, when ly accusing us of being " ignorant and we come to consider the pains which "deluded," “ led by a blind submis. have been, and are now, pursued by “sion to the priesthood," and govern- | the interested faction to keep the Eng. ed by a “ foreign influence.” “Well, I lish nation in the dark respecting the this foreign induence” has been tried true situation of their brethren in Ire, by a few sycophantic creatures of the land.-If a sudden affray occurs in Ministers, and how has it been re. | that country at a fair, it is immediately ceived by the Catholic people at large? magnified into an outrageous and preHave not the Prelacy, Clergy, and concerted offence by our corrupt and People of Ireland been loud in their hireling prints, a ud sent forth to the condemnation and rejection of its mis. | English public, accompanied with chievous intentions; and I am confi. falsehood and misrepresentation, and dent, from what has come to my know.headed with large letters". A most ledge, that the Catholics of England, horrid transaction,''-"A bloody If they have not yet openly expressed and barbarous outrage, and such their abhorrence of its contents, are like titles, to prejudice the minds of equally as sincere as their brethren in their readers against the a, etors in the Irelapd in their détestation of it.“ scene. But when a dating: und lawless

transaction is committed in this coun- , rioting, with a heart callous to every try, such as frame, breaking, &c. it is sense of Truth and Justice, attempts inserted, perhaps in an obscure corner to stigmatize the brave, generous, and of the paper, and if any observation is faithful people of Ireland, as the most made upon the offence, an extenuation depraved beings upon the face of the is offered for the offenders, while the earth; accuses them of committing crime is condemned. But how is this barbarities not paralleled by the sato be accounted for, the reader will vages of the wildest islands of the naturally enquire!--To this it may be Southern hemisphere," or the interior replied with sincerity and truth, be: of Africa; and then, with the cant of eäuse' in Ireland the population is al. the most consummate hypocrite, he most exclusively Roman Catholic, ac. | asks, 6 Are these the fruits of Catho. cused of labouring under mental darkolicism 2 If so, Heaven defend us ness and superstition, but in England |" from giving any farther license to the mass of the people consists of Pro. |its encroachments."-Aye, there is testants, whose minds are said to be en: the sting! The rapid strides which lightened by the spirit of " Evangelical the Catholic cause is making in this « Liberty, and whose religious ideas kingdom is sufficient to make the Bigot are free and uncontrouled. It must tremble--and therefore he sends forth also be observed, that the whole ma- all his venom to poison the minds of pagement of the national affairs are his unsuspecting neighbours, and keep exclusively in the hands of the Pro. alive that religious feud which has too testapts, laws having been passed to long existed in a country that boasts deprive the Catholics of sharing in the so much of its great liberality and honours and emoluments of the State, freedom. In this attempt to revile the though they latterly have been per: religion which was once that 'of the mitted to labour in the toils of defeud. whole civilized world, and is nowipro. ing it, and have always been called fessed by the greatest part of Chrisupon to'pay their part of the burdens tians in the universe, I am sorry to to support it.-Conceiving this state of fuud the Editors of some of our indethings to be oppressiye and unjust, the l pendent prints profering their assist. Catholics have for some time been pea ance'to the faction of Bigotry. These titioning the Legislature to be received | men have imbibed the idea, that: Ca. into the bosom of that Constitution | tholics are governed by the Clergy in which was established by men profess. all the concerns of the State, as well ing the same creed as they now do, and as the Church; but a more upfounded for professing' which is the sole cause idea never was formed. In temporal of their exclusion. Discussions have concerns the Catholics are as free, and frequently taken place upon the şub. the history of our own country will ject of these petitions, and each suc: sufficiently prove the fact, as any other ceeding discussion has produced new | body of men. In the affairs of the friends to the Catholics, and the jealou. state the Clergy have no power to insy and suspicion which bung over the terfere, except as individuals, and as mind of the Protestants are gradually such they are undoubtedly entitled so dying away. Alarmed at this, the to do, as any other set of men, Bigot, whom, to use the words of the 'if they choose it. In spiritual conpatriotic Phillips.; humanity cannot | cerns the Catholic is equally free; he melt, nor miracle convert--who has has nothing to restrain him but the po pity, for he cannot feel no piety, conviction of his own mind, and the for he cannot forgive--whose prayers force of reason; nothing to make him are curses, and whose vengeance is adhere to his faith, amidst persecu. eternal-the, Bigot, trembling for his tion and privation, but his own free interest, ar,d fearful for the monopoly will, aided by the grace of God. The in which his faction has long been precepts enjoined by the Church stod

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