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Near Reconato sure 'tis fixed-but no, A POPISH LEGEND AND A PRAC Up and away again this house must go, TISED LIE.

Till at Loretto, on a lady's lands, (From the Protestant Elector.) It found a resting-place, and there AND shall the scarlet one of Babylon, still stands. Our English ground again set foot Lauretta was that noble lady's name; upon.

Pious and pure and chronicled by fame. Why was the vigour by our fathers O'er the poor shed she raised a marble shown?

fane, Why bigot James pushed reckless For fear the house should fly away from his throne ?

again, Why did the light of Gospel truth And having caged it safe invited all shine forth,

Who had their sins for sale to incrust If not to show this tinsel-nothing the wall worth.

Of that poor shed with gold, and A fellow claps three hats upon his make it fair

With all the gems that rich and preCries, I'm the Pope, for Heaven I cious are. stand instead!

What folly is too great for man? Blaspheming knave, that knows the Sure within cheat he deals,

Sore is the weight of unrepented sin. And sanctifies the fool from whom If gold can cure--from both most · he steals.

willing part, Your money, knaves! or I've a rod in Haste to Loretto,'tis the readiestmart.

So has it been for aye, for long we've Peas in your shoes, and marching to seen Loretto.

The foot-sore pilgrim, and the unYou've heard of that Loretto, 'tis a crowned queen ; wonder,

Priest, pimp, or pilot, conqueror or Wonder of wonders, store-house of

knave, Pope's plunder.

The bold-faced freeman and the It is a wandering kind of house, and cringing slave, never still;

Bring richest gifts to offer at that Now here, now there, or anywhere shrine, they will.

Blest by the fraud that popes have But hear the tale the juggling priests made Divine. relate

This one of many of the practised How blessed Mary in her lowly state cheat, Abode at Nazareth-in humble shed Long played for profit, and not yet (So far 'tis true) she laid her simple effete. bed.

. More of the cross in relics yet remain But not content with truth, they Than would rebuild the Royal George swear

again. That angels in their arms that dwel- I'll not repeat the blasphemies I know, ling bare,

Nor half the tricks these mounteAnd at Tarsato—a Dalmatian town- banks can show. Did with all care their holy load set But shall it be? that in an age of down.

light, Not long this restless house found When truth and knowledge have lodging there;

shown out so bright, Doomed once again to travel through These can prevail. Believe me 'tis a the air,

toy, Again the angels mustered up their The breath that made it can as soon forces,

destroy. Away they flew, as only changing Then gild your shrines, and echo horses ;

back your lies, Across the Adriatic, on th’ Italian Truth and the Gospel bear away the shore,

prize. ,né i This wandering mansion was set

- J. D. PAUL, Bart.. down once more.

July 17, 1847.

NOTICES OF BOOKS. Bishop of Rome. He has raised

w and united to himself a great party Anecdotes of the Roman Catholic

or faction, who, wherever they Church in the Nineteenth Century,

dwell, make innumerable things parts derived from the Notices of Travel

of their worship, and necessary to lers in Europe ; and other authentic

communion with them, which God Sources : including Particulars of

never required them to say or do in a Society of Roman Catholic Ladies,

public worship. No Divine comand Remarks on the present Posture

mand can be pretended for the subof the Papacy.--London: H. S.

mission of the whole Church to the Baynes; Edinburgh: J. Stillie ;

Bishop of Rome; for the worship of Dublin: W. Curry, jun., and Co. 1847. pp. 80.

angels, the Virgin Mary and other THE writer of

saints; for the worship of images, and this work offers

of the host; for prayers in an unknown apology, if that were needed, for the publication of his work, by referring

tongue; for making pictures and to the sentiments thus expressed by

images of the invisible God; for the

celibacy of the clergy; and a thousand two English Prelates, Dr. Gibson,

other things which are made as necesand Bishop Barrington :

sary to communion in the Church of “We can never be too watchful

Rome, as love to God, or faith in against the designs and approaches

Christ. These human institutions in of Popery. But I know not how

the worship of God, which are made those days of danger and terror are

terms of communion in that Church, clean forgotten by many amongst us,

are the only cause of division between who can make themselves a kind of

her and the Protestants. As long as advocates for the Papists, and per

she continues to teach for doctrines suade the nation, in effect, that neither

the commandments of men, so long the increase of Popery at home, nor

she is heretical, and the author of their open attempts abroad, deserve

that sect which is denominated Poour fear or regard.” (Dr. Gibson). — “I am far from being of opinion that

pish. And most justly it is called a no one can be saved within the pale

heresy or sect, because its centre of

unity is the greatest heretic or sectarý of the Church of Rome; but I do

in the world, viz., the Bishop of think, that any one who lives in habits

Rome, who impiously sets up himself of idolatry by the adoration of the host, of blasphemy by the invocation

as the head of a faction, in opposition

to the plain Divine rules of faith and of angels and saints, and of sacrilege

worship laid down by Christ in the by the suppression of half the Eu

Gospel.”-Hallett's Notes on the charist, is in a dangerous state; and that we are bound as Christians and we

Scriptures, vol. iii., p. 391. as Protestants, to use our best endeavours for securing at least our own

INTELLIGENCE. people from such errors, if we cannot WINCHESTER.—Mr. J. Lord gave succeed in convincing those who pro- a lecture here on the evening of fess them." (Dr. Barrington.)

Wednesday. Subject: Popery in The writer then proceeds to give a the nineteenth century, a warning to brief account of the proceedings of Protestants. Popery in France, Germany, Sardinia, ELECTION MOVEMENTS. – Our Italy, Spain, Portugal, Polynesia, and limited space does not admit of our England : and after adding extracts giving even an epitome of the various from Roman Catholic works of devo- and important movements to secure tion, concludes with remarks as to the return of Protestant Members to the present posture of the Papacy as Parliament. In our next Number follows:-“It appears, then, that the we shall hope to give a correct list of chief heretic now in the world is the those who may be returned.

Macintosh, Printer, Great New-street, London.

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What will be the result of the recent Elections with reference to parties remains yet to be seen. More than two hundred Members are returned who were not in the last Parliament. No General Election that we remember, has passed by so quietly. With here and there an exception, there has been little to excite, in any extraordinary degree, public attention. I wangu nita

To classify and arrange the present Parliament presents an insuperable difficulty. visi Peelites, Protectionists, Free Traders, Liberals, Conservatives, Repealers, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Jews, Socinians, &c., &c.; these form the component parts of the British House of Commons; parts by no means of one common whole. Should we attempt a definition as regards the political conduct of each of the sects or parties enumerated, we should not then be able to predicate on what given question certain of them will vote on the same side. ni

Siri น rs) 54% ใน # The Conservatives will not all support Sir Robert Peel, in his Pro-popery policy : the Protectionists will not all vote with Lord George Bentinck, for the endowment of Popery: the views of the Free Trade party do not all coincide with those of Lord John Russell and his compeers as to the Establishment principle, renewed intercourse with Rome, &c. Upon the question of Popery, we in common with our readers feel the deepest anxiety. 9. There was probably never a Parliament elected in this country at such a crisis as the present; never one of such incongruous material; never one of which it were so difficult to say, what will be the measures brought under its notice; what will be the mode in which they will be treated. aibye nem) Termine * This state of things will give to the most united and best organized party, great influence; and whilst our Protestant Members, like those who elected them, are too much divided as to questions affecting Popery, we doubt not but the Roman Catholics, and those who act with them, will exhibit a phalanx of ready, active, and determined men for the prosecution and attainment of their objects.

For a nation and a Parliament performing faithfully, according to the written Word of God, those duties to which, by its high Vol. IX.- September, 1847.

New Series, No. 21.

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18 not Great R pople and depen

Kome so far price of peace 2 dation, we sho alliance with

It will be will not be

NOTICES OF BOOKS. Bishop of ension. The Lord Anecdotes of the Roman Catholic

and unit & there is safety, and Church in the Nineteenth Century,

or fr. În vain shall the craft derived from the Notices of Travel awe ist those nations who have lers in Europe ; and other authentic shall nations seek to prosper Sources : including Particulars of dronounced him in their nolicy.

Of d, renounced him in their policy, a Society of Roman Catholic Ladie and Remarks on the present Post whose favour is better than life. of the Papacy. London: ground to doubt but that many are Baynes; Edinburgh: J. and to renew, if the people of this Dublin: W. Curry, jun., pipe

matic relations with the Court of Rome. 1847. pp. 80.

ures we believe to be impolitic, unscripapology, if that wers. We believe them to be so because to publication of his priesthood, would be to give greater power to to the sentiment is two English

enew diplomatic relations with Rome, would be

forores and Bishop and degrees the seat of government from St. James's

“ Wer inte against

at Britain sufficient for the governing of her own of Pr the Grea

ependencies? Have we allowed the insidious power tho

o far to gain ground as to be able to dictate to us the eace? And to require, as an instance of national degrae should, after a faithful protest of centuries, renew an

with the doomed apostasy? will be so if those who should oppose remain inactive. It not be so if those to whom, in Church and State, has been

cated the important duties of watching over our institutions, Tüp consistently to their principles and their convictions.

The Protestant feeling of the country is strong enough in itself, but it requires leaders-leaders in whom confidence can with good reason be placed—who have never yet betrayed their religion or their country,—who have not from love of popularity voted for Romish concession—and from love of popularity rather than conviction would vote for their removal.

Will those who love the truth, “ as the truth is in Jesus," will they allow that truth to be endangered and betrayed ? Made free themselves, and reconciled to God by a true and living faith in Christ the Son—will they permit a system of idolatry to be engrafted on the minds of the people of this land ? Will those who value the independence of the empire consent to see a controlling power—an appellant jurisdiction given to a foreign potentate and his conclave? We trust they will not, but that making themselves acquainted with the various measures from time to time to be brought forward in favour of Popery, they will be prepared, vigorously, prayerfully, to resist them by petitions, remonstrances, addresses, deputations,—will exert what influence they possess to uphold their faithful representatives in the House of Commons in their resistance of any attempts to throw off our national Protestantism, or impair our institutions, whether in Church or State, by infusing the leaven of Popery into them.


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(Concluded from page 250.)

“Hope sickens with extravagance: and grief,

Of life impatient, into madness swells;
Or in dead silence wastes the weeping hours.

At last, extinct, each social feeling fell,
And joyless inhumanity pervades
And petrifies the heart.”


Many there are who enter monastic enclosures with feelings of rapturous delight, fondly expecting to realize a hiding-place from the storm, a covert from the tempest, and a secure haven,

“Where no wind can reach them, and no wave can harm,” but who afterwards discover, to their unutterable sorrow, that they have followed the ignis fatuus” of their own imagination—are more tempest-tossed than ever—and instead of landing safely on a sheltered island, have but alighted on a dangerous quicksand.

But it may be asked, what is there pernicious in the monastic system, as “ religious " now-a-days, do not adopt the austerity of the ancient recluses ? I answer, in the first place, solitude. Now, very few minds are sufficiently impregnable to bear up against an evil so formidable as this. · And hence the adoption of solitary confinement by our civil rulers as a mode of punishment, to which the most hardened culprit must become sensitive. Think you, reader, is it nothing to pass your existence away in a dream to have your lips sealed for ever-your affections dead within your bosom—and no will that you can call your own? “ To be alone,” as Michelet says, “and yet not alone; forlorn, and yet watched. Alone in a solitude without tranquillity of mind, and void of repose. How sweet in comparison with this would be the solitude of the woods! The trees would have compassion-they are not so insensible as they seem--they hear and they listen !” And, reader, call you this nothing ?

But attend to the evidence of Dr. Andrew Combe on the evils of solitude :

“If we shun the society of our fellow-creatures, and shrink from taking a share in the active duties of life, mental indolence and physical debility beset our path. But if, by engaging in the business of life, and taking an active interest in the advancement of society, we duly exercise our various powers of perception, thought, and feeling, we promote the health of the whole corporeal system, invigorate the mind itself, and at the same time experience the highest mental gratification of which a human being is susceptible--that of having fulfilled


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