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Lines on the Death of our Saviour. On the Murder of Mr. Longuet. 103 at the head of the catholic church in 1 Nor fear His angered justice to provoke, ** Sweden. · He was appointed in 1805 | To blast you as the lightning, rends the

. forest dak ? by Pope Pius VII. with the title of apostolical vicar, to perform the But no-what said that voice--that dying functions of the ecclesiastical mi

sound? nistry among the catholics of Stock

Those accents called no vengeance from

above : holm, and those who reside in the

That sacred blood bas crept its last sad different towns of Sweden. There 'round, should be three, or, at least, con And those were words that spoke the ten

derest love. stantly two priests. They then

To future worlds amazed those words shall might, by turns, and at certain times

prove, of the year, visit the catholics of the His boundless charity who e'en in death, interior, and administer the comforts

While yet his grief-worn heart and lips

could move, of religion to them. The congrega

And his dim eye look down on ought be. tion of propaganda has been anxious neath, to accomplish a purpose as glorious | Implored his foes forgiveness with his latest as it would be salutary. They even

breath.

March 11, 1817, CHRISTIANUS. did accomplish it for a short time; but the ovents of a later period op. ON THE MURDER OF THE REV., posed to their continued exertions

Mr. LONGUET. obstacles which they have been up. able to overcome.

Stat ferri acies mucrone corusca

Stricta, parata neci.' Æneis bib. 2. Stockholm, Nov. 9, 1812.

Lo! in the horror of yon midnight cave,

The gloomy monster, with his wrinkled POETRY

brow, Sits death-designing by the Stygian ware,

A dank, sulphureous, pigefold stream of ON THE DEATH OF OUR BLESSED

on woe. SAVIOUR.

Yes, 'tis you fell Murder, by whose side MYSTERIOUS darkness! welcome now thy Hangs the destructive blade of crimsog gloom :

hue; Veil the foul treason from my aching sight, Drunk with the waves of many a sanguine The bate-swoll'n breasts that urged their Saviour's doom,

Still warm and dripping with the purple Are darker, deadlier than thy thickest

night; And though thy horrors freeze me with The tyrant rushes from his dark abode, .. affright,

Tracing, with hasty step, his hollow Yet art thou welcome ....Cloud the sorrowing sun,

Thro' mazy tracks, where light-wing'd Haste with thy blackest veil to shut out phantoms trode,

He gaind the landing of the realms of Tell not the world that sucb a day has run, day. Do all to hide the deed, earth's shameless sons have done,

'Mid the thick gloom of some umbrageous

wood, And bas this fury urged you to the worst, Or in the moss-grown covert of the glen, O senseless, hardened, impious Deicides! Or by the margin of some stagnant Hood, And can you feel your guilty heads accurst, He steals, with craft, into the hearts of Kaow that the demon scorn that now des I . men.

rides, And the proud insult that in power con- At length, he views some hapless stranger fides,

pass, Will call down quickly Heaven's avenging Unconscious of the fate that hovers round stroke;

A destined victim, to bedew the grass Can you yet view the vengeance that be- With purple foods, and kiss the humid tides,

ground.

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light,

His blade the monster brandished o'er his No vivid lightnings hurtled in the ait, head,

Nor mighty Jove, the rattling thunder Then, raging, plunged in the stranger's hurld :: heart ;

Nor earth up-bursting with sulphureous D'er whose dim eyes a nightly mist was glare, shed,

Th' assassin blazing down its chaos The spirit issued thro' the vital part!

whirl'd? The tender' herb receives the ruddy die, Sleep, lovely soul !--no more the howling The modest cheeks are ghastly, pale, and

storm, cold,

Or bellowing wind shall rumble in thy. His rev'rend locks, his blooming featu res

ears; Jie

No thirsty dagger sball thy breast deform, worms a prey-to crumble into

Hush'd in soft bliss, and free from eartbmould!

born fears!

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Alas! an exile from his native shore,
No matron hand shall wipe his livid
brow;

ON LITCHFIELD CATHEDRAL. His stiffen'd limbs, his members ting'd with

gore, Pallid and lifeless, shall repose below!

STRING, ye pine, your heavenly lyre,

Tune on high the hallow'd song i

Warm me with poetic fire,
No fary passions kindled in bis breast;

Numbers flowing from my tongue.
No mad despair within his bosom boiled :
No pangs of conscience broke his tranquil

Yonder stands the sacred pile, • rest;

Rearing high its tap'ring tips; Nor serpent envy in his brain lay coiled,

Yonder sound along each aisles

Tender notes from fluent lips. Oft when' in silence slept the worldly gay,

With grim solicitude and pensive fear, There the nocturn owlets dwell, Imbrued in sweat, he trod some dreary I In their gloomy stone-roofed cave * way

There, ascending from the dell, To soothe the throb, and wipe the fall Ravens croak upon the grave. ing tear.

Hear the anthems flattering by,
No'pillar'd dome, or highly gilded beams, Rumbling thro' the hollow spire;

The frugal texture of his roof adorn : Swift descending from the sky,
Always the same in fortune's sunshine Tune them to the heav'nly lyre.

gleams, · Or lash'd by all the frantic waves of Mouroful let the theme arise, scorn.

Let the chrystal drop descend;

Sweetly breathe your tender sighs, The tear of pity beaming in his eye,

Gently falling on your friend. i O'er virtue's shrine in silence triekled down;

Virtue's happy days are past, His panting heart upbeaved a tender sigh, From ber golden seat she's flown; When vice stalk'd forth, array'd in hide. There with monks* she breath'd her last, ous gown.

Vice has forc'd her from the throne.

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In bis soft breast fair chastity arose, Devastation reigns around,
With lily blush, and fairest snow-drop Hellish legions throw their darts;
bloom ;

Ah! arise on holy ground,
Nor did the fow'ret droop into its close, Scenes for Vice to play its parts.
: Till death consigo'd him to the clay-cold
tomb.

Muses, let your sorrow rise,

Let the chrystal drop descend;

Sweetly breathe your tender sighs, .Stood there no white-rob’d son of light to

Gently falling on your friend. ward

E. B. Th’ impendiog fate, and unrelenting

hand ? Was there no veil the vital spark to guard, * At the dissolution of monasteries by

Nor blade to lay the ruffian on the sand? | Hcory the eighth..

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EPITOME OF INTELLIGENCE.

THE news received this month, / wards them, in consequence of their

1 both from Rome and Ireland, having committed a supposed offence, is of so important and interesting a by refusing to submit their opinions nature, that we feel an irresistible to that of one of their leaders. We impulse to devote a large share of the have little room for comment on this columns of this number to the ioser- | disgraceful conduct, and indeed any tion of the documents communicated remarks of ours would be quite una to the public, not only for the gene- necessary, as the facts speak for ral information of our readers, but themselves; we shall therefore prothat they may be handed down to ceed to lay the intelligence of the posterity for the profit and instruc. month before our readers in the ore tion of future ages. The leading ar- der received. The first act of the ticle in the last Journal exposed the conciliating committee was to issue tricks and chicanery of those vetoists the following circular, under the sig. who profess themselves catholics, nature of their chairman, Sir Thomas and hinted that our parliamentary Esmonde, bart. as the basis of their friends were not altogether free from future proceedings :being actuated by party motives.

“SIR-At the present period, we That this is unfortunately the case

should deem ourselves inexcusable, has been completely developed by

were we not to use our best exertions, the exertions of the conciliating

to procure unanimity; we are convinced,

that unanimity amongst ourselves is committee mentioned in our last, as alone now wanting to insure success. appointed for the purpose of seeking « We beg leave, however, to state, an union of all parties in the cause of that the only basis which can be found emancipation. A conspiracy, it for procuring unanimity, is the determi. would seem, was actually entered |

nation to exclude any species of veno

| istical arrangements from being in any into by the whig party, those staunch friends to civil and religious liberty, 1 relief

respect connected with our claims for to thwart Sir Henry Parnell's endea-1 « Vetoistical arrangements have been vours to obtain a discussion on the already condemned by the voice of the question of unrestricted emancipa- catholic prelates of Ireland. tion, because, forsooth, the catho

“ Vetoistical arrangements have also lics of Ireland refused to entrust Mr.

been repeatedly condemned by all clas

ses of ihe catholic laity, as well by Henry Grattan with the care of their those who signed the Petition entrusted cause, after he had explicitly de- to sir Henry Parnell, as by those who clined to advocate that cause on the signed that presented by Mr. Grattan, only terms which would be agrea- | in the last session. ble and satisfactory to his constitu- “ Whatever difference of opinion may ents. This is a fact which should ne

now prevail amongst the latter on this ver be lost sight of, and shews the

subject, the great mass of the catholic

laity still persevere in their rejection of degenerate state of public men in this

all vetoistical arrangements; and those enlightened age, when those who who are of a different opinion are so boast of venerating the maxims of ci- few, as, in point of number, to be quite vil and religious freedom, are not insignificant, notwithstanding any indi. only disregardful of the sufferings | vidual respectability. and proscriptions felt by five mil.

.“ There cannot, therefore, be any jions of their fellow-subjects, but are

prospect of unanimity, unless the few,

who are ready to tolerate vetoistical arnimated with a spirit of revenge to- rangements; concur with all the clergy ORTHOD. Jour. Vol. V.

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and with the rest of the laity, in ex- , bleston petition, conceiving it did cluding in future any such arrange- | not go that length ; but finding that ments.

the contrary was asserted in parlia“ But there is an arrangement which

ment, they utterly disclaimed any would take away all pretext of argument from our enemies, and which has

such measure. This communication already been sanctioned by our pre

of Mr. Hay gave general satisfaction lates, and received the full approbation

to the meeting. of the people-It is that of domestic no. On the Thursday following, the mination.

committee met again, when Mr. Ma.“ Under those circumstances, we re-hon informed the members present spectfully solicit of you to give your as I that he had written to Mr.Scully, relasistance to forward unanimity amongst

tive to a communication said to have the catholics, upon the basis of exclusion of every vetoistical arrangment,

been received by that gentleman from and of the adoption of domestic nomi Sir II. Parnell, to which he had renation.

ceived an answer, " that as it was “ Whatever minor obstacles to conci- marked private,” Mr. Scully did notliation amongst ourselves may have think it would be right to submit it existed in the subject of intemperance

to a public' meeting ; but he stated to and extraneous topics, have been al.

him, that Mr. O'Connell could give ready done away, and their recurrence, in futurę, all men will agree in guarding

| information upon the subject matter against.

of its contents to the committee. “We wish to add, that it appears to Mr. O'Connell said, that Mr. us, that every catholic, who desires Scully had only given him authority sincerely and honestly to promote the to state the substance of Sir Henry catholic cause, will now come forward | Parnell's letter, and to enable him to to prevent the continuance of dissension

do so, he (Mr. O'C.) had taken exänd division in the catholic body.. “ We respectfully solicit your senti.

tracts from that letter. He had no 'ments on those vital subjects, addressed authority to read eyen those extracts, to our chairman.”

as the letter was marked “ private," On the 25th ult, the committee

but the contents of those extracts reheld a meeting to receive the report

lated so directly to public business, of the answers sent to the secretary,

that, in his own discretion, he would in reply to the above circular.

not feel justified in withholding them

from the committee. They were as Counsellor Howley reported the result, from which it appeared, that

follows:

Sir Henry Parnell, after stating the although some few individuals still

reasons which detained him from Lonrefused all offers of conciliation, and

don, says, “I wrote to Mr. Brougham adhered with a singular pertinacity 10 name the 11th of March as the first to the veto, yet the spirit of unani. open day, as far as I could judge. I mity was almost universal. After | intended to present the Petition some the letters of adhesion to the veto

days before." and to dissension had been read,

“My plan was to bring forward the

question on four distinct occasions; the Mr. Hay, the secretary, rose and

first, on presenting the petition, by enterstated, that he was authorised to an ing upon the circumstances of the quesnounce to the committee, by a great tion, distinct from the general merits of number, perhaps a majority, of the it,as theyrelateto the conduct of the leadpersons in Dublin, who signed the ing members of government and oppo. * Trimbleston petition, that they would

sition; the second by going into the

grievances in detail, on the motion for prefer any evil, or, as many of them |

a se lect committee on the penal laws; expressed, to have their right arm

the third, by moving to have Sir John cut off, rather than accede to the Hippsiley's report taken into considera. veto ; and that they signed the Trim-tion in a committee of the whole house,

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with the view of shewing from it that to obtain the support of Mr. Gratdomestic vomination was the true prac- l tan to the prayer of the petition to tice of the church; and the fourth, by

be presented by Sir Henry Parnell, moving upon the general question of

moved that a letter should be foremancipation. “Mr. Gratian having undertaken the

warded to the right honourable gen. last motion, and the endeavours to pro

tleman for that purpose, which being cure an union not being yet closed, I am agreed to, Mr. W. then produced obliged to re-consider what I had deter- | the draft of the same, on which a mined upon, and, for the present, to long conversation ensued, princi. postpone any immediate proposition to the house of commons.

pally on the wording of the letter,

some of the members contending “ From what occurred last session, you must be well aware, that Mr. Grat

that one sentence therein seemed to tan has such an influence in the house,

imply disrespect to Sir Henry Paras to deprive me of the power of obtain nell, whilst others insisted that it ing a general discussion, and any sup had no such meaning.--The phrase pori upon a motion to take the petition was at length expunged, and the into consideration. I persevered last

rest being unanimously agreed to, the year against the opinion of every one in London in making the attempt,

letter was signed by the chairman, merely to shew the true state of this

Sir T. Esmonde, and transmitted to case; and after what happened I hope | Mr. Grattan. it will not be expected of me to do the On Monday, the 3rd inst. the same again. The use I am capable of committee held another meeting. turning my exertions to is, that of | Mr. O'Connell said, he had seen a securing a discussion every session,

letter from Mr. Hayes, their dele. so long as it is requisite to do so, and obtaining repeated debates, and also 1]

gate at Rome, which was addressed of canvassing for support, and obtain

to Mr. Mac Donnell, and having ing information for you. But whenever stated its contents, Mr. Hughes ob. Alr. Grattan choses to bring the ques served he conceived the letter should tion forward, the house will only attend have been officially addressed to Mr. to him, and come to a fair vote upon Hay, their accredited secretary, and his motion. It is not correct to think

not to a private individual, if Mr. that every one who supports him, sup. ports the particular petition which we

Hayes considered himself the acting last presented; the petition itself cannot

delegate in Rome for the catholics be the subject matter of debate, but the

of Ireland.-Mr. O'Connell agreed broad question of emancipation. To | with Mr. Hughes. Some further act upon the principle, that he ought to conversation ensued, in which seve. be opposed because this petition is dis

ral gentlemen objected to the letter agreeable, would be to carry the divi

being read; Mr. O'Connell said he sions which prevail into the house, and defeat all efforts of succeeding.

would not do his duty to the catho“ If the petition remains in my

Jics of Ireland, if he did not bring hands, contrary to my opinion of the the letter before the aggregate meetpolicy of withholding it from Mr. Grat. ing.-Several gentlemen having ex• tan, I should be glad, before I go over, pressed a wish to have the letter read, to know exactly what it is desired I

Mr. Howley objected to its being should do, and I shall have the opportunity of talking the matter over in

brought under the consideration of Dublin.”

the meeting. Mr. O'Connell said, The reading of these paltry in

if not suffered in any other way, trigues on the part of the whigs ex. he would read it as part of his speech, cited general indignation, and a

which he did as follows:letter was ordered to be sent to the

Rome, St. Isidore's, Feb. 1, 1817. worthy and patriotic baronet on the Dlar M'DONNELL-We have had subject. --Mr. Woulfe being desirous ! strange scenes here since I wrote to you

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