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tated in the vulgar tongue, have, through the notes and illustrations of Mr. Scru. temerity of men, produced more harm than tator were left at our shop, in Drakebenefit.” (Rule IV.) And this is the more to be dreaded in times so depraved, when
| street, by a gentleman, who, from our holy religion is assailed froin every the description given us of him, we quarter with great cuoning and effort, and take to be the author himself. This the most grievous wounds are ioflicted on
| acute production is of the cheap the church. It is, therefore, necessury to udhere to the salutary decree of the Congre.
| pamphlet fashion, and if we are to gation of the Index (June 13th, 1757), that credit the assertion of the writer, the no versions of the Bible in the vulgar tongue first edition was disposed of (how be permitted, except such as are approved
we cannot say) in a very short time, by the apostolic see, or published with annotations extracted from the writings of
as the copy left with us, is stated to holy fathers of the church.
be a second publication. From the We confidently hope that, in these tur- tenor and language of its contents bulent circumstances, the Poles will give the clearest proofs of their attachment to
| we are persuaded the public are inthe religiop of their ancestors; and, by your / debted to the theological.pharmd. care, as well as that of the other prelates copolist, whose gross inconsistenof this kingdom, whom, on account of the
cies and calumnies against catholics, stand they have wonderfully made for the de pository of the faith, we congratulate in
formerly sent forth under his proper the Lord, trusting that they all may very signature, having subjected him to abundantly justify the opinion we have en the ridicule and contempt of the up. tertained of them.
prejudiced part of the community, It is moreover necessary that you should transmit to us, as soon as possible, the Bi
| heyet finds necessary, for want of ble which Jacob Wulck published in the more beneacial employment, to disPolish language with a commentary, as charge from his bigotted and turgid well as a copy of the edition of it lately put | mind and for the
mind, and for that purpose assumes forth without those annotations, taken from the writings of the holy fathers of our
the fictitious titles of Laicus, Ralib, church, or other learned catholics, with Luther, Scrutator, &c.-. We have your opinion upon it; that thus, from col. | neither space nor time to enter on lating them together, it may be ascertained,
the merits of this last production of aiter mature investigation, that certain errors lie insidiously concealed therein, and
bigotry; but we have no hesitation that we may pronounce our judgment on in giving it as our decided opinion, this affair for the preservation of the true that this bull is a spurious instrufaith. Continue, therefore, venerable brother,
ment, of Bloomsbury manufacture, to pursue this truly pious course upon which
and adds a further testimony to the you have entered; viz. diligently to fight the correctness of the Rev. Mr. Whita. vattles of the Lord for the sound doctrine, ker's assertion, in his vindication of and warn the people intrusted to your care,
Mary queen of Scots, that forgery that they fall not into the snares which are prepared for their everlasting ruin. The is the offspring of protestanism. We church demands this from you, as well as shall propably return to this subject from the other bishops, whom our rescript in a future number. equally concerns ; and we most anxiously expect it, that the deep sorrow we feel on account of this new species of tares which an
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHARITY adversary has so abundantly sown, may, by
Schools. this cheering hope, be somewhat alleviated :
On the 13th inst. (Low Sunday) and, we always very heartily invoke the choisest blessings upon yourself and your
the Right Rev. Dr. Poynter deliverfellow-bishops, for the good of the Lord's ed a very eloquent and impressive Hock, which we impart to you and then discourse to a crowded congregation by our apostolic benediction.
in the chapel dedicated to the illustri. Given at Rome, at St. Mary the Greater, June 29, 1816, the 17th year of our Ponti
ous apostle of Ireland, Sutton-street, ficale,
PIUS P. P. VII. Soho-square, in behalf of the above Eight days after the appearance of truly excellent and laudable instituthis bull in the aforesaid paper, the tiods. "The venerable prelate took ORTHOD. JAUR. VOL. V:
his text from the words of our Bless. I the health of the duke of Kent, the ed Redeemer,-6 Suffer little chil. illustrious chairman said, he felt be dren to come unto and forbid them was but paying the tribute due to his not, for the kingdom of Heaven is near relative, for the warmth he for such," and dwelt strongly on manifested in the welfare of this inia the affection always manifested for stitution, at the last annivorsary children by Christ. Obedience to of which he presided, and for this command, he observed, led to the uniform activity he displayed in the formation of St. Patrick's chari. the numerous charitable associations ty.-After enumerating the manifold of which he was so efficient a memblessiogs flowing from the exercise of ber; and he assured the company, pious and charitable deeds, the wor- that although his royal brother was thiy bishop praised in the warmest abseat from the country, he still en: terms the managers of the schools, tertained as ardent a wish for the and particularly recommended, in prosperity of the institution as it be the most feeling language, the fe- were then present. --The health of male orphan asylum to the conside- of his royal highness was then drank ration of the feminine part of his au. With the most rapturous applase. ditory.. His lordship concluded by 1 About half past eight o'clock the addressing himself pointedly to the children of the charity, preceded by children and their parents, exhort- the stewards, entered the room. The ing the former to habits of docility, I girls, about 250 in number, two and application, and piety; to the latter two, headed by a handsome banner, a constant attention to all their re- on which were inscribed the words, lious duties, to evince their gratitude Ne derelinquas nos Orphanos ; and to heaven for the favours and bless. perhaps upon no occasion was å ings bestowed upon their offspring. I greater effect ever produced, than
Notwithstanding the absence of was caused by their appearance. many of the most opulent families | The band playing an appropriate in the metropolis, such was the force melancholy movement, caused a most and effect of the good prelate's ap- serious impression, which found its peal, that the collection amounted way to the hearts and feelings to 1141, 25. 6d.“
of every individual present, and On the Thursday following (the dissolved the ladies, who graced the 17th) the friends to the above cha- gallery of the hall, into tears of the titable establishments had their an. tenderest sympathy for the interest. niversary dinner, at the Freema-ing objects before them. These son's tavern, Great Queen-street.- amiable feelings soon gave way to * About six o'clock his Royal High. f others of unbounded exultation and ness the duke of Sussex (the chair- delight, when the boys, amounting man) accompanied by lord Fingall, to the same number, preceded by the right hon. John Philpot Curran, their school-master, and a flag, on and other distinguished characters, which was worked the effigy of St. entered the room, soon after which Patrick, made their appearance, nearly 300 persons sat down to an On their entrance, the band struck excellent dinner, On the cloth up the lively air of St. Patrick's being removed, Non nobis Domine Day, aud the youths gave an eleç. was sung, by some professional gen- trifying Irish hurra, which cer. tlemen and several amateurs, after tainly told 'upon the ears, and af. which the usual toasts of the royal torwards, as the amount of the sub. family were given from the chair scription proved upon the hearts of with much applause.--In proposing the company. Indeed, it was im
possible to view these children, the. It was intended to make them acquainto regular and orderly manner in whiched with the laws of God, and from they entered, and, above all, the neatness of their apparel, and not to
and respect for the laws of their couns
try. These were some of the blessings be struck with the conviction, that
which it was the object of the present those who had the careof them, did charity to bestow, But there was also what they could for their benefit. another object connected with it, which
While the children were yet in the he could not pass over without remark. room; Mr.Blake, addressed the company. It was the Asylum for Female Orphans; He began by stating, that he was re- this was an object worthy indeed of hyquested to announce to them the object man consideration. Thuse little fe: for which they had met.-He would male innocents who now filled the not, he said, dwell upon the trite sub- room might, by the want of that atject of the blessing of education; it was tention and care which it was the obunnecessary to dilate on this point, as ject of the charity to bestow upon them, there was scarcely an observation he become, instead of useful and respecto could make, which was not already in able members of society, its very possession of the company he had the pests.-Devoid of that watchful care honour of addressing. To them it was | which now guided their steps into superfluous to comment on the benefits the paths of morality and honour, they of education though that was one of the might become a disgusting burthen to greatest blessings of the Institution. He the community, and inight live to curse had, however in the discharge of his pro- | the hour which gave them existence. fessional avocations on circuit, bees for But the presence of so very numerous the last three weeks a witness of the and respectable a company of friends, dreadful increase of crime, and conse. gave him every reason to hope, that quent severity of punishment, which this would not be the case. The zeal were caused by the distresses of the which was evident in those who sur people, and the dearth of education rounded him, afforded a well grounded among those classes whose wants too confidence, that these little innocents. often impelled them to acts of outrage would one day become, through the and depravity. The altars of justice fostering care of their friends, a useful throughout the country were, at this and ornamental members of society. moment, streamiąg with the blood of Mr. B. then alluded to another topic such delinquents, who might have been which, he said, afforded additional saved if the early advantages of a vir. grounds for the support of the charity tuous education were ioterpused to re he great question of emancipation strain the natural tendency of their pas- which was shortly to be the subject of sions. He knew thatin many cases the legislative consideration. If the meetcondemned parties knew notihe ways of ing, as he was sure was the case, had God. Such a state of things ought to act this great object at heart, they would as a double impetus to their exertionsin best promote its end, by making those the general promotion of education. lor whose benefit it was intended, unIn a great metropolis like this, they derstand what was its nature, and revere were more peculiarly called upon to in time those blessings which it might give activity to their benevolent exer confer upon them. To such a meeting tions for this city was the very focus as he had then the honour of addressing, of crime-from it, either principals in it might perhaps be unnecessary to guilt, or their inexperienced emissaries, dwell farther upon this subject. The were 'dispatched throughout the coun- learned gentleman then apologized for try to disseminate the poison of their digressing into a political consideration, vice. If the lower orders of the com and alluded to the approaching motion munity were made to understand, they on the catholic question by that great would then respect the laws, but they man (Mr. Grattan), through the exercise could not understand them while they of whose powerful energies Ireland were so ignorant as not to be able to drew the first breath of freedom; her read. To obviate this great evil, and free trade, and the annual mutiny the many others which Howed from it, bill. This motion, would, he hoped, was one object of the present charity: I break the last link in the chain of poli
Separation among all classes of his ma- ; that the salvation of the liberties of the jesty's subjects. He would, therefore, country was interwoven with the spirit more particularly call upon the friends of education which taught the commu. of this institution to prepare the minds nity at large what they had to lose of the ruing generation over whose fale and to gain, by their attention to, or they presided, for that eligibility to the departure from, the laws of their counpalm of distinctiou which an equality try. This could only be taught by eduof privilege would confer, and of which | cation. There was only one point uptheir protestant fellow countrymen had on which he should differ for a moment availed themselves with such an ho- | from the gentleman who preceeded him. nourable proficiency. - The learned that genileman had said, that the obgentleman then called the attention of ject of the charity ought to be peculiarthe meeting, in conclusion, to the fe | ly dear to Irishmen. 'He (the duke of male branch of the schools under their Sussex), was not aware of any distincpatronage, and enlarged in eloquent tion which should make this charity terms upon the necessity of protecting dearer to the native of one island, than such children from the contagion of bad that of the other. For himself and his example, and the horrors of total neg- royal relatives he would say, vhat they lect.
were as much Irish as Engiish.-Dis.
tinction of country was a question which His royal highness the duke of
had never any weight wiih them.-The Sussex next addressed the meeting. I interest of one was that of all. He was He observed, that after the eloquent ad most happy to see such an union as he dress they had just heard, it would be then saw of persons of vifferent counalmost unnecessary for him to say one tries and religious creeds, associated in word. It was, however, expected from support of a cause which was common a president on such an occasion, to of
to them all the cause of charity.-That fer a few remarks on the object which cause was best advocated and supported had brought the meeting together. On by those who gave instruction and acthe first subject to which the gentleman sistance, without distinrtion of sector who had just sat down had called the
class. To give instruction to the poor, attention of the meeting, he should was the best possible way of giving supoffer no comment. The question of port to the government. When men giving education to those who had not were taught to know the value of the themselves the means of procuring it laws which governed them when they was one which afforded but one opinion. were instructed as !o the benefits they His opinion could not add to the weight enjoyed under those laws, they would and respectability already attached to | be the more anxious to defend them : this principle. He could not, however, and the more they knew of their value, avoid remarking, that it was now taken the more earnest would they be to preúp by the Legislature, and that the reserve them. His royal highness then port of the committee appointed to ex commented at considerable lenght on amine into that subject had been, if any the other advantages wbich were to be indeed were wanted, a proof of the derived from such an institution as the general wish for the dissemination of present, and concluded by proposing as knowledge amongst the lower classes. à toast: “ Prosperity to St. Patrick's In two points of view education was a Charity." This was drank with three primary object--first, as it was enjoined times three, and the loudest applause. by the duties of a christian to his fel. His royal highness next observed on lows in society, and the sublime com | the amiable conduct of a lady who had mandment of doing onto others as we contributed so very much to the supshould wish to be done by ourselves; ) port of the present charity. That amia. and secondly, as a temporal principle, ble lady devoted nearly the whole of essential to the well-being of society, her time to the forwardin, the great in a political point of view. Was it objects of the institution. She supernot right that the subjects of a state intended the education of the femal should know the laws by which they and though she did not refuse the salawere to be judged, and those on which ry which the society gave to such exertheir personal security depended?. In vions, yet not one penny of it did she this view he would not hesitate to say convert to her own use,
His royal highness then gave silver | negyric, which was received and drank medals which had been awarded by the with loud plaudits. committee of the charity, to Michael The duke of Sussex, in returning Cahill and Margaret Cooney, who had thanks, humourously observed, that he distinguished themselves by their great had often heard of one Irishman knockpropriety of conduct. In doing this, ing down another out of pure kindness, his royal highness impressed upon them but he never before understood it was the good effects which resulted from
their characteristic 10 stun a inan by their attention to the instructions which
the force of an obligation. All he they had received, and hoped that the would say was, that he thanked them reward which they then merited would for the honour, and assured them his be a stimulus to their good actions for heart could feel what his tongue could the remainder of their lives. In ad | not express. The manner in which verting to the situation of the lower or they conveyed the favour, in this, as on der of Irish, for the support and in many occasions, enhanced the gift itstruction of whose children the present
self. His royal highness repeated the charity was established, his royal high-| benefits which flowed from education. ness observed, that they came over to His creed was, that after maturely and this country in search of the means of conscientiously adopting a course of subsistence; that at the best of times opinion, he was bound to pursue it, they were not enabled by the most dili even to the sacrifice of life itself. That gent exertions to earn more than was was his opinion, and having informed sufficient for their animal support; but, them of his creed, he hoped to see theirs that in the present distressed state of in the result of this meeting His royal the country, they could scarcely earn
highness then concluded by drinking even that same. If they are driven to the health of Dr.Poynter and the Cathocrime, as was sometimes the case, it lic Clergy, and hoped that he would be was often through necessity, though then allowed to retire, being really unathat would not palliate their violation
ble to do business any longer, as this of the laws. But recent experience had was the fourth day in the present week shew, that they are sometimes deluded in which he had presided at public by those whose object it was to make | meetings. their criminality subservient to their His royal highness then withdrew, a. own base purposes.(Hear, hear, hear!) | mid the acclamations of the company, In alluding to this circumstance, which / Some persons then called out for Mr. must be fresh in the recollection of Curran to take the chair, and others for those who heard him, he could not but the earl of Fingall; the latter complied, offer one observation on the conduct of and Mr. Curran rose to thank the ineetthe individual, by whose exertions the ing for the honour they had intended unfortunate victims of a foul conspiracy | him. The right hon. gentleman entered were saved from an untimely death. | into a glowing description of the merits That individual, though scarcely able
of the Institution; it was, he observto speak a word of the English lan. | ed, a proud day to see the sympathy of guage. succeeded iu his diligence and Irishmen and the honour of English. attention in rescuing his unfortunate men so finely called into action. It countrymen from the fate which await would be foolish to commend those ed them. When such was the conduct | who acted on the impulse of their own
of an illiterate man, what might not | generous nature, and, at the moment ... be expected from those whom Provi- of action, received their heartfelt re
dence had blessed with every means of ward. He did not know that he ever relieving the necessities of their fellow | contemplated a more cheering and anicreatures! By law none but catholics-mated spectacle than the sight of the could be taught in a catholic school: | tender objects of their care. It was at . it was therefore incumbent on the once edifying both to man and his Mamembers of that profession to promote ker, to see those little slips that they the education of those belonging to them.
had planted springing up in rows before
| them, in all the luxuriancy of vegeta• The earl of Fingall then proposed the tion, which, were it not for their foster· health of the royal chairman, ou whose ling hapd, would wither in a sterile soil,
varied merits he pronounced a just pa. I or only live, like poisonous weeds, to