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Speaker, as I thought he would not choose to be summoned by me, when he could not have assigned the reason of it; but should this ill-judged measure still come forward, I shall then, from the notoriety of the case, think myself justified in setting all etiquettes aside, and desiring the Speaker to come here.

“GEORGE R.”

“ This idea of giving equal rights to all Christian Churches, is contrary to the law of every form of Government in Europe; for it is well known that no quieț could subsist in any country where there is not a Church establishment,

“I should be taking up the Speaker's time very uselessly if I said more, as I know we think alike on this great subject. I wish he would, from himself, open Mr. Pitt's eyes on the danger arising from the agitating this improper question, which may prevent his ever speaking to me on a subject on which I can scarcely keep my temper, and also his giving great apprehension to every true member of our Church, and, indeed, I should think (to) all those who with temper consider that such a change must inevitably unhinge our excellent and happy constitution, and be most exactly following the steps of the French Revolution.

"I have adopted this method of conveying my sentiments to the

THE DIANA OF ROMAN CATHO.

LICS; OR, MORE SHRINES TO THE VIRGIN.

(From the Dublin Evening Herald.) A CORRESPONDENT has enclosed us the following characteristic circular. As it was intended for the eyes of the faithful only, it unfolds a plain unvarnished tale, with a vengeance. There is no mincing of the matter here. Its object is to raise a fund for the foundation of a new altar to the Virgin in the neighbourhood of Strokestown, for the purpose of securing “her all-powerful intercession," and inducing the Mother to “recommend us to her Son." The inducements held out to catch subscriptions are, as usual, very plenty. “St. Teressa says (observes the persuasive circular), that any compliment paid to the Mother will not be forgotten by the Son.” Again, lest this should prove too remotely prospective an advantage, it superadds the practical undertaking that whatever they contribute shall be recompensed to them by Heaven in this life an hundred fold; and lastly, promises to each contributor a mass for every penny subscribed. Such an investment rarely offers :

he humbly trusted, for a better”:-"At the time you succeeded the late Mr. Pitt, being in waiting on my late revered and beloved royal master, I one day repaired to Buckingham House for the usual morning ride. Soon after the King was on horseback he called me to come nearer to him, when he said, I have not had any sleep this night, and am very bilious and unwell.' I replied, 'I hoped his ride would do him good.' He then told me it was in consequence of Mr. Pitt's applying to him to consent to Catholic emancipation. On our arrival at Kew, he ordered me to attend him to the library; and when there, asked me if I knew where to find his coronation oath. I said, 'in Blackstone;' but I think I found it in Burnet's · His tory of the Reformation. I was commanded to read it to him, which I did, and then followed quickly an exclamation. Where is that power on earth to absolye me from the due observance of every sentence of that oath, particularly the one requiring me to "maintain the Protestant reformed religion?Was not my family seated on the throne for

: that express purpose? And shall I be the first to suffer it to be undermined, perhaps overturned ? No; I had rather beg my bread from door to door throughout Europe, than consent to any such measure." “ These words," the General added, “I am ready to attest if called upon, and am of opinion they ought to be written in letters of

We fy to thy protection, O Holy

Mother of God. “ THE NEW INTENDED ALTAR OF

OUR BLESSED LADY, IN ROQSKEY. of Inn " In order to excite devotion towards the Mother of God, which is so much neglected, to increase the number of her children and clients, and to secure her all-powerful intercession in these times of sin and distress, it is our most ardent and anxious wish, to erect an altar to her honour, and specially dedicated to her holy and

ever-blessed name, where her divine A PARISH CLERK DISMISSED Son, Jesus Christ, the holy of holies, FOR HOLDING TRACTARIAN will be offered up as a propitiation · SENTIMENTS. for the sins of the whole world, where

A CIRCULAR, containing some printed the Mother will recommend us to

papers, having been sent to the parish her Son, where the Son will recon

clerk of Frome, as well as to many cile us to an angry Father, where the

others, the following was the reply childless and orphan will find parents,

received :where the strangers and wearied traveller will find a home and a resting. “Frome, Conversion of St. Paul, place, where the sick will find health

1847. —and (in a word) where the sinner “SIR, I duly received your truly and abandoned will find mercy, peace, Protestant papers. I shall not waste and reconciliation. The want of means much of my time in reply; it will be, necessary to complete this our hea- perhaps, sufficient to state that I have venly object, obliges us to appeal to fully made up my mind not to join in the heart of every pious and charitable any kind of way, with · Associations' Christian, for sympathy and assist of Heretics and Schismatics in revil. ance. You are now called upon in ing the holy Roman Church, our the name of that God who has created Spiritual Mother, to whom we are you, from whom you receive every undoubtedly indebted for all the good thing you possess and enjoy, and from we ever received,—Would that our whom you expect an everlasting re- Church were half so holy.-It is inward of happiness and riches, in a deed high time to speak boldly and better world, where the moth and rust plainly,—These are days of rebuke cannot consume it. You are called and blasphemy, when everything that upon in the name of his ever blessed is Catholic (and therefore good) is and glorious Mother, to whom he has abused and ill spoken of. It would never refused any request, to give be well if those professing to be memsome trifle for our sacred object. St. bers of the Church of England would, Teressa says, • Any compliment paid (instead of magnifying the errors and to the Mother will not be forgotten imperfections of our Mother Church,) by the Son. God now only asks a first of all examine themselves, and trifle of what he has lent you, and their own Church, the peculiarly isohis infallible word declares that any- lated position in which she stands thing given in his name shall be re- from the rest of the Christian world. compensed a hundred fold in this life Is the English Church, I would venand in the next.

ture to ask, so pure, so holy, so Ca" Any person contributing only tholic, in allowing, as she does, alas! 1d. shall be entitled to the infinite such lamentable goings on; such false blessing of one mass-2d. two masses, doctrine and heresy to reign trium6d. six masses, 1s. twelve masses, and phant within her pale? so on-so that every penny will secure ?“ With regard to the ensuing electhe benefit of a mass.

tion, I acknowledge that a great deal “Any person collecting from 2s. 6d. depends upon it, I should be most to 11. and upwards, besides his share happy however to give my support to and benefit of so many masses, a Catholic rather than to a member of shall also receive a spiritual book, the Protestant Association, for I firmly valuable in proportion to the sum he believe that it would be infinitely has collected.

better for this country to have a “ JAMES M‘NALLY, P.P.

Catholic rather than a rationalistic “PETER GORMLEY, R.C.C., Legislature, as it certainly portends “ Rooskey, Tarmonbarry.

Y, Tarmonbarry. to be “A mass will be said in Rooskey

“I remain, Sir, on every Sunday, in which those who

“Your obedient Servant, contribute the smallest mite shall be

. “A. FREDERICK CRUSE, specially prayed for.

Parish Clerk of Frome Selwood. " Remittances sent to the Rev. Peter “ To the Secretary of the Protestant Gormley, R.C.C., Strokestown.”

Association."

“In consequence of the sentiments expressed in the foregoing letter, the Rev. Charles Phillott, Vicar of Frome Selwood (under the authority of the Archdeacon of the Deanery of Frome), has dispensed with the services of Mr. A. Frederick Cruse, and forbidden him henceforth to perform any of the duties connected with the office of parish clerk. “ Frome Selwood, Feb. 26th, 1847.”

As such a very extraordinary production had the appearance of a hoax, a letter was addressed to ascertain if it had been written by the party from whom it purpurted to come, and a reply was received in the affirmative, dated Frome

"Anniversary of the murder of King Charles the First, by the Puritans.”

As it did not seem clear to which of the parishes in Frome the writer was clerk, a copy of the correspondence was sent to Archdeacon Law, who, on the 6th of February, wrote back as follows:

Weston-Super-Mare, Feb. 6, 1847. . “SIR, I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the letter which you have addressed to me, by order of the Committee of the Protestant Association, and also the receipt of a copy of a letter written by the parish clerk of Frome.

“I am exceedingly shocked to find that letter full of sentiments and expressions which betoken estrangement from the Protestant Church of England, and attachment to the corruptions of Popery.

"I write by this post to make full inquiries into the matter. "I have the honour to be, Sir, “Your faithful Servant,

“HENRY LAW. “To the Secretary of the Protestant

Association." On the 1st of March, the Archdeacon again wrote as follows:“Weston-Super-Mare, Mar. 1, 1847.

“SIR,—May I request you to inform the Committee of the Protestant Association, that I have fully inquired into the case of the Parish Clerk of Frome Selwood, and that in consequence of the sentiments expressed in his letter to the Committee, he is dis. missed from the office which he held. “I have the honour to be, Your faithful servant,

“HENRY LAW.', A copy of Mr. Cruse's first letter, with the following, has been, we are informed, extensively circulated in Frome, and has given rise to a correspondence published there, but which it were too long here to transcribe :

REFORMATION IN DUBLIN. ACCORDING to our announcement a recantation from Romanism took place in St. Audeon's Church on last Sunday. Twelve persons, nine men and three women, publicly abjured the errors of that system. Two of the former are priests, the Rev. Nicholas Beatty, D.D., &c., &c., late superior of the convents in Drogheda, Athlone, Waterford, and Multifarnham, and the Rev. Patrick Brennan, late parish priest of Creere, diocese of Elphin. Dr. Beatty was ordained by the late Pope Gregory XVI., and has the highest testimonials given at Rome, where he was educated. He has a faculty granted by the Trinitarian Society, empowering him to invest with the order of the scapular, and to dispense indulgences to the faithful. This he has done to thousands in Ireland.' He was esteemed so highly for his acquirements, that since his return to this country, the regular clergy of the above convents have successively elected him to the office of superior in their respective establishments. He says now, “that no doubt, many of his former brethren will follow his example of shaking off the unscriptural yoke of Rome." Another of the converts has recently been a student in the college at Galway, under the superintend. ence of the Rev. Dr. O'Toole; there was also the wife of a late stipendiary magistrate among the number. On the whole the class was very respectable. The Rev. Thomas Kingston, Rector of St. James's, and the Rev. John Prior, assisted in the service, and the Rev. Thomas Scott as usual received the converts, and administered the form of abjuration. The Rev. G. Sidney Smith, D.D., F.T.C.D.,

and Professor of Biblical Greek in our .“ Popery was the master-piece of University, delivered an able and ap- Satan, I believe him utterly incapapropriate sermon from the following ble of such another contrivance. It words, taken from the prophecy of was a systematic and infallible plan Ezekiel, viii. c., 12th and 13th v.: . for forming manacles and mufflers “ Then said he unto me, Son of man, for the human mind. It was a well hast thou seen what the ancients of laid design to render Christianity the house of Israel do in the dark, contemptible by the abuse of its prinevery man in the chambers of his ciples and its institutions. It was imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth formed to overwhelm, to enchant, us not; the Lord hath forsaken the to sit, as the great whore, making earth. He said also unto me, Turn the earth drunk with her fornicathee yet again, and thou shalt see tioris.' Popery debases and alloys greater abominations that they do." Christianity.”—Page 495. The congregation, though literally "A spiritual mind is a mortified wedged together in the church, re- mind. The Church of Rome talks mained patiently and attentively to much of mortification, but her miorthe close of his discourse. We shall tification is not radical and spiritual. not, in our brief notice of this me- Simon Stylites will willingly mortify morable ceremony, attempt an analy- himself upon a pillow if he can bring sis of it; but, in a word, he clearly people around him to pray to him, and cleverly stated the saving truths to pray for them. But the spiritual of the Gospel of Christ, as taught in mind must mortify itself in whatever the ancient Church of Ireland, and would retard its ascent towards heacontrasted them with the false and ven, it must rise on the wings of unscriptural teaching of the modern faith, and hope, and love." - Page Church of Rome.

553. All the converts sealed their solemn profession by partaking of the holy

CABINET. communion, and signing the recanta

DESCRIPTION OF CHRIST, OUR PATtion roll; after which they each rea

TERN.-The virtues of his life were ceived a copy of the sacred Scriptures, and the Book of Common Prayer. The

pure without any mixture of infirmity

or imperfection : He had humility only regret we have to express on the

without meanness of spirit; innosubject is, that hundreds went away

cency without weakness; wisdom from the church who were unable to gain admission to witness the inter

without cunning; and constancy of

resolution in that which is good, esting ceremony. We could wish to

without stiffness of conceit and persee it trebled in size. Mr. Scott an

emptoriness of humour: in a word, nounced that he would, God willing,

his virtues were shining and very exreceive another class of converts on

traordinary, without being in the the first Sabbath in the month of May

least extravagant. His life was even next.

and of one tenour, without noise and

tumult, always employed about the . MISCELLANEOUS.

same work, in doing the things which We give the subjoined extracts from pleased God and were of greatest “ Cecil's Remains," the fourth edition, benefit and advantage to men. Who in two vols.

would not write after such a copy, ." The Church has endured a Pagan so perfect and yet so familiar, and fit and a Papal persecution. There re- for our imitation ? Who would not mains for her an Infidel persecution, be ambitious to live the life which general, bitter, purifying, cement- God lived when he was pleased to ing.”—Vol. ii., page 494.

become man and dwell among us ?? We cannot refrain from adding à Bishop Jeremy Taylor.--Sermon 137. few more remarks from the same talented author, on the same subject; the sterling truth and sober judg

NOTICES OF BOOKS. ment contained in them will, we Martin Luther's Authority of Councils trust, be a sufficient apology for pre- and Churches ; translated from the senting them :

High German, by the Rev. C. B.

SMYTHE, Oxon., translator of Lu- brings into use some of the most ther's “ Treatise upon the Keys of powerful weapons against Popery. the Kingdom of Heaven.” London: Our neglect of having used them has

Painter, Strand, 1847. Pp. 219.: caused Popery to progress so fearfully. THE translator has done good service Our returning to this mode of opposto the Protestant cause in many ways, ing the Apostasy, will tend greatly to by bringing under the notice of our retrieve the past. readers this learned and useful Treatise of the great German Reformer.

INTELLIGENCE.

ISLINGTON.- ST. PAUL'S, BALL'S Popery in Ireland, a Warning to Pro

POND, DISTRICT. — A Lecture was testants in England ; being a Lec

delivered here on the evening of ture delivered before the Islington

Monday, March 1st, by James Lord, Protestant Institute, Monday, Jan,

Esq., on the Temporal and Spiritual • 18th, 1847, by the Rev. A. R. C.

power of the Church of Rome. The DALLAS, M.A., Rector of Wonston,

Rev. D. Wilson in the Chair. W. Hants. London: Seeleys. Pp. 52.

Venn, Esq., W. Pitman, Esq., Rev. MR. DALLAS has treated the subject

W. Cooke, &c., were present. The in a Christian spirit, and has given

auditory was numerous and respectmany striking instances of the practic

able, and listened with much interest. cal evils of Popery, whether affecting

to the Lecture. social happiness, or public peace and

DERBY.—Mr. Lord lectured here prosperity. The name of Mr. Dallas

on Thursday evening, March 4th, will commend the work to our readers.

Rev.Roseingrave Macklin in the chair.

We hope, when next called on to exHousehold Verses, by BERNARD BAR

ercise the elective franchise, the ProTON. Dedicated by permission to

testants of Derby will show that they the Queen Virtue, Ivy Lane.

esteem it of supreme importance to Pp. 240.

uphold the Protestant Institutions of A SPIRIT of simplicity and piety per

the empire, and to be represented by vades many of the Poems in this little

some one who is of the same sentiwork. The following may be taken

ments. as a specimen:

YORK.-Two Lectures were given “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, here on the morning and evening of to-day, and for ever!

Friday, March the 5th, by Mr. Lord; THE firmest friends may change,

T. Price, Esq., presided on each occaThe best beloved may leave us,

sion. There were present, Rev. T. Familiar ones—grow strange,

Price, Rev. S. Myers, Rev. G. Ca

midge, Rev. J. Crofts, Rev. - DunOr death, of all bereave us.

combe.Much interest was taken Where is the love undying ? in the proceedings, and we hope

The friend who never fails ? shortly to be able to announce the In whom the heart relying,

formation of a Protestant Association May trust when grief assails ! for the higher classes of York and Behold the Lamb who beareth its vicinity, as there is already one Believers' sins away,

for the operatives. For such He ever careth,

DURHAM.— Several parties here And now! as yesterday! .. were called on by Mr. Lord, and we

hope a meeting may shortly be held in The Light of Prophecy let in on the that ancient city, or a Lecture or two be

Dark Places of the Papacy; being delivered on some topic calculated to an Exposition of 2 Thess. ii. 3-12, lead our Protestant fellow-countrymen showing its exact fulfilment in the there, to a line of conduct, with referChurch of Rome, with special re- ence to the next election, adapted to ference to the aspect of that Church the crisis in which the country is at in the present day, by the Rev. this moment placed. ALEXANDER HISLOP. Edinburgh:. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.On the Whyte and Co. London: Long- evening of Monday, March 8th, Mr. man and Co. Pp. 206.

Lord was prepared to give a Lecture, This is a very valuable book. It as had been announced. The large

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