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room), he will be satisfied, if incon- referring to the Popish Missionary trovertible evidence will do so, even College at Drumcondra, applies the to satiety.
D. following stimulus to the piety of the
faithful :— The holy sacrifice of the
mass is offered up every morning for MISCELLANEOUS.
all the subscribers and benefactors, MANCHESTER ELECTION.—The Pro- living and dead, and for their intentestant Committee have published tions ; they will, moreover, be entitled the following handbill: — " Fellow- to a participation in the merit of all Protestants.-Having called forth the apostolic labours, conversions, from those who ask your vote an ex- masses, prayers, and other good works, pression of opinion on what we con- which may be the fruit of this instisider to be the vital question at issue, tution, throughout the world, to the even whether further concessions are end of time.?? to be made to the Church of Rome POPERY.-It hath a restless spirit, (" concessions," we say, for we hold and will strive by these gradations, that the entire course of truckling viz. :-if it once get but a connivance, policy latterly pursued towards that it will press for toleration; if that Church, has been nothing less but a should be obtained, Papists must have series of concessions won by agitation an equality; from these they will and yielded by weakness), we now aspire to superiority, and will never think it our duty to inform you, that rest till they get a subversion of true we look upon all the replies as so un- religion. satisfactory, that we cannot advise you to support any of the present
CABINET. candidates-least of all, Lord Lin- TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. — coln. We did fondly hope that we
The true knowledge of Christ alters should be able to support his Lord
and changes men, their judgment and ship as a member of the National
manners. It makes them as if made Church, and the son of one whose again anew, and to consume the name is illustrious for his uncom
works which they before esteemed promising Protestantism ; but we and judged to be good works. The have been bitterly disappointed; how- believer prefers Christ, and the knowever we may admire the candour of
ledge of him, above all riches or his Lordship's avowal, we are obliged
treasures of this world, showing us to say, that we should deeply deplore that it is better for us to be without his success, because it would be
all worldly riches than without Christ looked upon as a sanction on the part and his Word. of this great constituency of a mea
There is no getting to heaven as sure which we regard as alike false
our home, but by Christ as our way. in principle, and fatal in policy. For our own part, if such were the alternative, we would rather be misrepre
ENGLAND'S GATHERING. sented by an avowed Chartist, than We met with the following spiritby a man who hoists Conservative stirring lines in Devonshire, where colours only to betray them. The efforts have recently been made to good sense of the nation would make avert the evils which Popery, whether the one powerless, its credulity would theologically, or politically, would make the other dangerous. (Signed, bring upon our country. . on behalf of the Protestant Com
We should rejoice to see held in mittee), HUGH STowell, President every county of England, meetings ROMISH SUPERSTITION.—To those
similar to those recently held at who speak of the intelligence of the Exeter. nineteenth century having altered ENGLISHMEN! up! the hour is come, the nature of Popery, we recommend 'Tis your country's voice that calls the following short paragraph from you, the “Catholic Directory” for 1847: For God, for your Bible, truth, free“ A LIBERAL INDUCEMENT.—An ad dom, home, vertisement in the Dublin Review,' Up! up! ere the worst befals you.
All too long have ye idly lain, But never again—we will live free While the toils were around you In the one pare faith that nurs'd
spreading, Up! or your children's blood shall Take what ye list-take land, take stain
gold, The soil that your foot is treading. Take all, if the State shall need it, Oh! do ye not see yon shadowy B
e von shadowy But the Bible--that to the death hand?
we'll hold, Your Church, will ye not defend For our sons' sons they shall read
her? Protestants, can ye tamely stand, Do this, and a rescu'd realm's apAnd your dearest rights surrender? htá arrender?
plause Oh! think on the martyr's blood that Shall be yours, tho' its rulers fail flow'd
you: In the sacred cause of freedom, Do it not, and the guilt of a ruin'd Think on the martyr-fires that glow'd, cause
And then think who decreed them. Shall, even in death, assail you. Up! up! unite-rise all as one,
Then up in the name of God! up, all! "Up! if your bonds you'd sever;
Up now for your country's altars! Quit ye like men, and the work is
ie A nation's curse for a nation's fall done
Shall cling to the slave that falters.
NOTICES OF BOOKS.
it A Wonderful and Horrible Thing !
Lying Prophets, Usurping Priests, Oh! heed not party, where dupes and
and a Consenting People, combined knaves
to bring back Popery into England. Will betray, as they have betray'd
The substance of a Sermon preached you,
at Walcot Church, Bath, on ThursLook to yourselves, or live on, the
day, Norember 5, 1846. By the slaves
Rev. PETER HALL, M.A., Rector Which they and yourselves have
of Milston, Wilts, and Minister of made you.
St. Thomas's Chapel, Bath. LonIt is written, Put not in man your
don: Whittaker and Co. Bath: trust,
Binns and Goodwin.
Having commented at length upon just,
the various matters suggested by that For He can, and He will, avail you. portion of Scripture from which the
text was taken, Jeremiah v. 30, 31, Choose men who but one straight
and taken a review of many imporpath have trod,
tant points, the Reverend Preacher Whose deeds and whose lives have
thus concludes by exhorting Pro
thi shown it; .
testants to act up to their privileges Who know no fear but the fear of
in this crisis in the history of their
Church and country: And are not asham'd to own it.
“ What, after all, may be the end Say, ere ye send them forth to make
thereof, as regards the institutions of
the The laws that henceforth shall
our country, political, social, and relisway us,
gious, God only knows. I would One only pledge would we have you
hope the best : but I cannot help also take,
fearing the worst. The word of proAnd it is—That you'll not betray us.
phecy informs me, that, though it be Say, " Tell ye this to the powers that but for a season, the Antichrist of be,
the Popedom will again rise and Rome once with her grasp has reign. “And the signs of the times curs'd us,
convince me, that the nations are
already preparing to give their power ing; not in its spirit, but in many of to the Beast. I fear the destruction its details, especially as bearing on of Protestantism, and I fear the re- the state and posture of the Church. storation of Popery, as a national Whom will God call to such a work institution. For the Church, as by as this? Blessed be he among men! law established, I fear the blind lead- Though chosen, it may be, like David, ing the blind, till both fall into the from the lowest and the humblest, he ditch; I fear the timid and the time- shall lead the thoughts and actions of serving given over to strong delusions the noblest: and neither Luther nor to believe a lie; I fear the light ex- Melancthon, Calvin nor Zwinglé, Crantinguished, and the candlestick re- mer nor Ridley, Knox nor Melvill, moved from its place. But for the shall be deemed more worthy the body of God's elect, redeemed and admiration of the wise, or more happy sanctified in Christ Jesus, I fear in the favour and reward of God. nothing. Dark as the night, or Here, in the city of Bath, let the dreary as the road may be, God will Reformation of the Nineteenth Censtrengthen them to fight the good tury begin: but here it must not end. fight of faith, and make them con- Scotland is ready: Ireland is ready: querors, and more than conquerors, the Continent of Europe is ready: through Him that loved them. the isles of the South, and of the
“Beloved, vour privileges are great: East, and of the West are all ready. you have the Gospel of Jesus Christ Creation groans together. How long, faithfully preached in your churches, O Lord, how long? Awake, thou and brought home to your very that sleepest! Be strong, be bold, be doors. But as your privileges are, so resolute! And do your diligence, are your responsibilities and obliga- erery one of you, to your country as tions. What will you do? For my Englishmen, to your Church as Proself I am resolved what to do,-to testants, and to your God as Chrislive, and labour, and, if need be, to tians." die, in this most glorious cause, the maintenance of the truth of God, and of the liberty of the people of God, Monastic Institutions: their Origin. against the lies and usurpations of
Progress, Nature, and Tendency. Rome, however and wherever they
By the Rev. SAMUEL PHILLIPS appear.
DAY, formerly a “Religious” of * To But what will you do? Begin
the Order of the Presentation : by giving yourselves to the Lord.
Author of “Rome's Intolerance; Believe, obey the Gospel. Grow in
or, the Anti-Christian Spirit of the grace. Strive against sin. Watch
Papacy Delineated.” With an Inand pray. Ask God, What wilt thou have me to do? and whatever He
troduction, by the Rev. C. H. Min
CHIN, A.M., Chaplain to the Lyshows you as the work of duty, do it,
ing-in-Hospital, Dublin. London: while it is called to-day.
James Nisbet and Co., Berners“We must go back to the princi
street. Manchester : Fletcher and ples of the Reformers. Till we have
Tubbs, Cross-street. Pp. 232. done that, we can do nothing for our Church and country. But that is not The accuracy of the statements conenough: we must do more. Having tained in this book, must rest on the gone back, we must go forward. responsibility of the author. We They stopped, because they had have personally conversed with him, done all they could. They were and the work is commended by the hindered from advancing, some by notices of many well-qualified to the constraints of policy, some by the form an opinion on the subject. pressure of opinion, some by death. The Dean of Leighlin states it to T'he principles of the Reformation be a highly interesting and instructive are the principles of truth, and will book. last for ever; but the acts and deeds Its readers will no doubt find it of the Reformers came short. The such, and we are glad to see works Reformation itself still wants reform- appearing, and gaining a wide circu
lation, which are calculated to dis- Word, which contains the charter of abuse the public mind as to Popery, your salvation—the title-deed of your and to paint the real nature and de- heavenly inheritance. I call upon signs of Rome in a true light.
you to examine the doctrines of your "I can safely appeal to the Searcher creed by that Word-to examine of all hearts, who knows our most them as men, who are deliberating secret thoughts, that no worldly in- for eternity; whose everlasting welterest whatever has induced me to fare depends on your arriving at a act so decided a part, in a matter in- saving knowledge of the true faith. volving the interests of eternity. It Receive the affectionate admonition is painful to my feelings to be obliged of one who can have no other object to speak thus of myself, but I am in view in addressing you than the compelled to do so; for I am not ig- good of your immortal souls. I norant that 'converts from the speak as to wise men ; judge ye what Church of Rome' are always charged I say. And may the same Divine with being guilty of desertion from Teacher, who, I trust, has graciously selfish and interested motives. The opened my eyes to see the truth as Lord having taught me a better way, it is in Jesus,' vouchsafe to confer I feel that the concerns of a never- on you also the same blessed prividying soul are of the first importance. lege, to turn you from the darkness Influenced by this consideration, I of error and superstition, and to give trust I can fully appreciate the heart you the light of the knowledge of the searching question put by the Saviour glory of God in the face of Jesus of sinners :- What is a man profited Christ.' Amen!” if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? or, What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?'
INTELLIGENCE. This is my solemn conviction, and ISLINGTON.-- On Monday evening, actuated by it, I address myself to January 18, 1847, a Lecture was deyou, my Roman Catholic fellow- livered at the National School Room, countrymen; and I earnestly entreat Church-street, by the Rev. A. R. C. of you to shake off the trammels by Dallas, M.A., Řector of Wonston, which you are bound, to go to the Hants, and Chaplain to the Lord fountain head, the Word of God, and Bishop of Winchester, on the followto compare the tenets of your Church ing subject :-"Popery in Ireland in with the doctrines laid down by HIM the Nineteenth Century, a Warning in that infallible volume of inspira- to Protestants in England." The tion. You have souls to be saved, as Lecture was numerously and respectwell as the humble individual who ably attended. : ventures to expostulate with you ; lay MANCHESTER, JAN. 14.- There is aside, then, the fear of man, which a rumour to-day that Lord Lincoln bringeth a snare'- prove all things will not offer himself for Manchester. by that unerring guide, the revelation His declared willingness to endow of God's will, and hold fast that the Irish Catholic clergy has, it is which is good. You have reason to said, lost him the support of many, suspect that man of unworthy mo- who, as Churchmen, would have voted tives, however learned and exalted for him in preference to a Dissenter; in rank he may be, who would tell and his most influential supporters you, that the written word' is in- are Churchmen, many of whom oppose sufficient for man's salvation. Does Mr. Bright on that ground. The he not arraign the wisdom, justice, opposite party declare that in any case and mercy, of our heavenly Father, the return of their candidate is certain. when he ventures to question the IRELAND.-A new Institution, ensufficiency of the oracles of God' titled the “General Irish Reformation without the addition of the unwritten Fund, for the Restoration of her word' of sinful and fallible man? Primitive Religion, and the necessary As rational and accountable creatures, protection of those becoming ConI call upon you to assert your right verts," has succeeded in raising nearly to the possession and perusal of that £20,000 for a new body of Scripture
readers in Ireland. The prime movers Sabbath of the month of March in this noble scheme, have been Lord next. One of the young men, who Ashley and the Rev. E. Bickersteth. was intended for the Romish priest- Ěncouragement of Popery in Ire- hood, and who is nearly allied to a land.—“A new charter has been distinguished and noble family, in the granted to the Royal Hibernian south of Ireland, has addressed a School, providing for the endowment letter to his friends in his native of Roman Catholic teachers in that parish, in which he assigns a few of his establishment. This is merely ano- reasons for the vital step he has ther step towards destroying the taken. No doubt many of his relaProtestant character of our State tives will follow his good example. institutions." (Another move of the - Dublin Herald. Jesuits, who are bound to “pecu- Protestant Italian Journal.- We liar care in the education of boys.") are glad to observe that an Italian - Dublin Herald. Reformation Journal will appear on February 1, to in Dublin. — The good work goes be conducted on the principles of the on most prosperously in Dublin. Reformation, by Christian Italians We have now the gratification to resident in London. It will be cirannounce that, in St. Audeon's culated among the Italians scattered Church, on the first Sunday of the throughout England, France, and year, eleven persons were added to other parts of the Continent. The the Church ; such as, we trust, shall title is to be “ L'Eco di Savanarola." be saved in the day of the Lord. The Pope, the Jesuit, and Mr. After the converts abjured the errors Newman. -A clergyman at Rome, of Popery, the Rev. Thomas Scott writes under date of December last, preached from the following appro- as follows:-“The Pope is hated by priate words of the great apostle of the clergy, especially by the Jesuits. the Gentiles :-“For this I confess As to them, this will show you the unto thee, that after the way which popular feeling. On the Pope's going they call heresy, so worship I the to visit their convent, the people God of my fathers, believing all shouted again and again, Holy Fathings which are written in the law ther, do not take any chocolate there,' and in the prophets.” (Acts xxiv.14.) lest he should be poisoned. It is a The converts also received the holy fact, that letters have been sent to communion, and then signed the re. each Jesuit here, and each Cardinal, nunciation roll. The Rev. George forewarning them that if the Pope Tredinnick, Rector of Ballyshannon, fall sick, they will be murdered.” assisted in the solemn and interesting From the same letter, we copy the services of the day; and though the following:—"Mr. Newman, at Rome. church was literally crammed with I heard Mr. Newman make a fupeople, chiefly men, there was no in- neral oration over a Miss Brien. In terruption to mar the beauty of all matter, it was meagre,-in doctrine, the ordinance. Mr. Scott announced barren,—and in manner, ungraceful that he would receive another class of and unimpressive; altogether a failconverts, God willing, on the first ure.”
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Books Received.—“ Day on Monastic Andrew Steinmetz. London: Smith, Institutions;” “Martin Luther's Councils, Elder, and Co. and Churches." Translated from the High If our Correspondent from Wales will German by the Rev. C. B. Smythe." Ire- give us his name and address, we will see land in 1846—7, Considered in Reference forwarded a list of such tracts as he requires, to the Recent Rapid Growth of Popery." or he may obtain a list of the Welsh tracts By Philip Dixon Hardy, Esq. — Is The of the Religious Tract Society, or the Novitiate; or a Year among the English Society for Promoting Christian KnowJesuits, a Personal Narrative, &c." By ledge.
Macintosh, Printer, Great New Street, London.