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He quits his boundless might, his bliss for- , His gifts abus'd inspire with blacker fear, sakes
| His blood despis'd claims vengeance more Assumes our weakness, and our sorrow severe.
Deep plungd in guilt she liv’d,-she dies In pain completes the task his love began; - the same, And GOD, stand Heav'as astonish’d! dies And meets a fate which pity fears to name. for man.
But, ah! how blest the happy virgin's : Hence grateful pray'r and praise their end, lives employ :
Whom virtue loves, whom seraphim beHence spriogs their love, and hopes of fu
friend; : ture joy :
Tho' wan consumption waste her languid Hope that foretastes the bliss that Heav'n
Or burning fevers all her bones inflame; With seraphs mingles, and their rapture Her pains still find her patient and resign'd, shares :
Nor inove her sweet serenity of mind;. Love, that refines, expands, and cheers the | Fixt on a rock of hope, she dares engage, breast,
And brave tbe torrent of their useless rage. Love, the fond pledge of everlasting rest. In Jesus is her strength, to him her praise, Calm flow their days, and when pale While vig'rous flow'd, nor ends with ev'ning throws
health's short days; Her shades around, and Nature claims re Willing to live, yet not afraid to die,
His will her law, pain scarce constrains a No guilt-rais'd host of fears their rest in
Welcome e'en death, that hastes her soul The joy that blooms on Innocence ne'er to bring fades :
To him her Friend and Father, Spouse and Io Heav'n diffus'd repose they die away, King. And melt in visions of eterual day.
As the sad exile, whom his king's comKnows bliss ' like this the fashionable
mands I fair?
Have long estrang'd in distant alien lands; A night of woe succeeds a day of care. In climes rude, black, iphospitable, wild, When on a weary sleepless couch reclin'd, I Whence Ceres flies, where Flora never The day's sad retrospect assails her mind,
smil'd; Stern eagle-ey'd remorse shall fiercely | Where howling blasts, and snow-capt bilfrown,
lows rise, And change to rocks of steel her bed of And rugged nature each delight denies ; dowo.
As blest with sweet command to grieve ao E’en while young health the loveliest more, blooms impart,
He hasts to quit th' iphospitable shore. Does conscience rude arraign the trem. Dispellid his sorrow, vanquish'd all bis
woes, But when pale languid pain o'er health Joy fires his soul, his breast with rapture prevails,
glows; And the cold iron head of death assails ; He sheds a parting tear to former pains, When first forewarns the sad physician's And seeks those climes where bliss for ever gloom,
reigas The menac'd horrors of the op'ning tomb; Then shall wild dread her aching breast | Thus, when kind death arrives with control,
sweet release, And agonizing horror rack her soul. The virgin joyful seeks the realms of peace; Past crimes dispel each hope, and raise There thron'd in endless glory shall she. each fear,
reign, And mild religion's self forget to cheer. I And Heayn's eternal bliss repay earth's In vain she bids ber in her God confide,
transiçat pain.' Tells how a God-man bled, a Saviour
C. J. died: Tells how repenting sioners glad the skies, Aod her Lord's promis'd gifts to aid them
rise. : ORTHOD. JOUR. Vol. V.
2 T . .
EPITOME OF INTELLIGENCE.
CINCE our last publication, the dominions, but is not called sọ. By
following truly momentous in the same post, his lordship dispatched a formation was communicated to the
rescript to propaganda-or, in other public by The Dublin Evening Post,
words, sent a request to his holiness,
that he would be pleased to take a very as extracted from a letter written by celebr
celebrated man, doctor Sebastiani, unthe Rev. Mr. Hayes, at Florence :
| der his protection, Now, this Sebastiani *** What all the intrigues and influ- ) is a man of very considerable talents, of ence of the English government and great żeal, it is said, and an ardent adtheir agents, who are well informed, ac
vocate for the spread and diffusion of tive and opulent--what the exertions of bible societies. He had been the means the vetoists here and at home--what of propagating the system in the east ; cardinal Gousalvi and his faction could
but it is now acknowledged, that this not accomplish, has been effected by
system of proselytism has not answer. what på sed in the board on the occa.
ed its professed object; and many of sion-alluded to, viz. my arrest and ex
the most sober and sensible of the pulsion---the loss of domestic nomina
church of England divines acknowledge tion, at the moment of its unanimous
at length, and experience has demonapprobation by the general congrega strated the justice of the confession, tion of propaganda, and the formal re
that as much mischief, at least, as beference of it, irregularly made by cardi.
nefit may be done by this inconsidepal Litta, on the part of the propagan- rate and thoughtless diffusion of the da, to cardinal Gonsalvi and the con- bible. If mischief may be wrought at gregation under his control. And what home among christians-how much was worse than all, as soon as the order | more mischief, even to the cause they for my banishment, and its supposed espouse, may be effected by this means immediate execution was made kuown
kuown among infidels and barbarians? So in London, lord Castlereagh postulates every man who has given the subject for the crection of three new dioceses in
serious attention must conclude, and so Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince
concluded the sacred congregation. They *Edward's Island, or New Brunswick,
knew he was an instrument in the hands and the prince regent appoints the three |
of the fanatics, and they recalled him to bishops, piz, the Rev.Messrs.Macdonnell, Rome. He caine through England, as Burke, and Macrane. Cardinal Gon-1 far as Milan: and to the kindést and salvi seat his lords hip’s letter to cardi- most pressing invitations of the holy nal Litta, who, without ever submitting
congregation, he continued to answer it to the cardinals of propaganda, desir- niost impertinently, that he would not ed the minister to answer that the Rev. proceed anless one of the first prefacies Mr. Burke had been appointed to in the Roman court were secured to Nova Scotia, which was true; that it him. Failing in this, he, in defiance of had also been intended to nominate the orders, returns to England, and, through Rev. Mr. Macdonnell to Upper Canada the influence of his bible brethren, is (which was not so true); and that pro- now becomgrended by lord Castlereagh paganda would examine into the cha-] to the dignity he demanded, and obtains bacter of the Rey, Mr. Macrane, in or.it. I do not know the identical prelacy der to his appointment. Thus, by allotted to him, but it is one of those calle quibbles of words, Rome endeavoursed cardinalatian, from which the incumto avoid) admitting the right of direct bent is regularly promoted to the red nomination in the crown of England; I hat! This is pretty well. England is which right, however, in point of fact, beginning again to make cardinalsshe carries into immediate execution, but you must not be surprised. With with as much facility as it appoints to a certain faction, the English governDurham or protestant Dublin. The ment is now paramount. It erects nero difference is only this, that the king is dioceses-appoints bishops dispenses eco made head of the catholic church in his clesiastical dignities, in her own domi.
nions and in Rome.---- Salvator Mundi, for neither of the British agents would salvi ecclesiam tuam !"
| take the responsibility on themselves, “This is the first attempt lord Castle through fear of parliamentary inquiry, reagh has made to try the pulse of with which I threatened them the ca. Rome, (as he hinted in his last speech,) Ilumnies, threats, offers of money, and and it has succeeded, perhaps, beyond every convenience held out to me by his hopes. The next will be, as I can the Roman government-the close cons state upon an authurity which never finement, restriction, threats of criminal: failed me, to nominate coadjutors to prosecution--the delusive hopes given doctor Poynter and co. in England and me in case I made an apology for my Scotland, and then Ireland comes into conduct, that so they might justify their his lordship's train as a matter of course. own; the siege I sluod against a host My firm persuasion is (grounded on of policemen, when, I locked myself facts which have come to my know- | up in the convent on the 24th May, ledge-upon my knowledge of the tem- | which, on my falling sick, was taken by per and subserviency of the authorities escalade at midnight, on the 28th. In here, as well as the activity of the Eng. a word, the fair and foul means con lish agents) that, perhaps, before next stantly resorted to during my eight session, the crown will obtain, not the weeks imprisonment, in order to tire me veto, (loid Castlereagh looks upon it out, and make me go off without force, pow as a trifle,) but the direct nomina- would fill a volume. But I forced them tion; and the fools who expect eman- to that pass which cardinal Gonsalvi se cipation, as a return for the bargain, much sought to avoid, viz, the public will be completely disappointed. You eclat of a military deportation, for he see what is lost by a dereliction of prin could not recede after he had once comciple, and by bending to what is called | mitted himself by arresting me." .. expediency.
“I have written hastily--and I am 1 The following letter; addresed by aware the magnitude of the subjects on the right reverend doctor Coppinger which I have touched will demand a to his venerated colleagues, has apmuch fuller and more explicit deve
peared in the Irish papers :-lopement; but confined as I am to such
: narrow limits, I can only cursorily
TO THE MOST REV. AND RIGHT glance at matters, which, if fully de
REV. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC
BISHOPS OF IRELAND.. scribed, and followed in their conse
MY DEAR AND HONOURED LORDS, -In quences, must make upon Ireland a
| a'crisis like the present, when our religion very strong impression. With respect
is more formidably threatened than at any to myself, I shall ouly give you a very period heretofore in the records of our nabrief account.
tionał sufferings, an old member of your “I was carried out of the Roman | body mav, without the imputation of cake. states on the 16th inst. by an under I pable obtrusion, bumbly suggest to your officer of the gendarmerie, whom they
lordships what he conceives to be imperacall a brigadier, armed with charged
tively required of us, as an additional, if firelock and pissol, sabre and bayonet.
not perhaps a last effort against the coming
evil. The Roman catholic church of IreHis orders were on his strictest responsi
| land is confessedly a national church; our bility, to watch me closely, sleep in the
hierarchy has continued unbroken, through same room, or in the same bed, with
every political convulsion, to the present the key in his pocket, and wot to let me 1 day. This is a profound eminence; wherespeak to a human being, particularly in as, then, by the special providence of God, public After four days he landed me we can take our stand upon it; let us, in Tuscany, put into my hands a pass while we firmly occupy that high ground, port of banishment, and I arrived at participating, as we naturally must, in the Florence on the 21st of July.
sentiments of indignation which now per. “ The incidents of this affair from
vade the Roman catholic people of Ire
land, at seeing their dearest interest, their the commencement-my protests before
spiritual conceros, handed over to a secrè. 'my arrest to the British consul general
1. trary for temporal affairs, associated with Parke against Ompteda, apd to cardi
| such incompetent assessors, let us enter our nal Gonsalvi, against both the loss of most solemo protest against that unpreceGonsalvi to find a plausible motive, dented measure : let our clergy and our
people speak out in unison with ns: we ' to add, without intending to give the least have all a right to coin plain. To this pró- offence that I am strongly impressed with cedure of the court of Řome we cannot, in the idea of the evil likely to arise from the my humble opinion, conscientiously ac premature publication of the address to cede; it would be a betraying of our the bishops, which, however guardedly trust, a criminal disregard of those souls expressed, cannot fail to furnish the friends for whose salvation upon our own, we are of vetoism with the pretext for asserting, respousible. When, therefore, our re what has beep urged with great success in peated delegations, our reiterated and a certain quarter, that the bishops are not most forcible remonstrances hitherto have free, and that their resolves are the effect proved ineffectual, what else remains for of intimidation. Far from my native home us now than the ineasure I have here pre I have rebutted the false assertion, mainsumed to suggest ? Let us then assemble, tained the freedom and independence of forth with, in some central spot of our re the Irish prelacy, and justified the upright spective provioces, accompanied by a cer: intentions of the gentlemen composing the tain number of our clergy ; and let us send catbolic board. I have the honour to reforward to Rome these our firm and ac main, dear sir, your humble servant, cordant protests from the four quarters of
“ JOAN MURPHY." the kingdom. Our common father cannot be ioattentive to such language from such
FROM THE CATHOLIC ARCHa long-tried portion of his faithful children. If success crowns our eđorts, the triumph
BISHOP OF TUAM. will be glorious indeed ; if discomfiture
“ Tuam, July 26, 1817. awaits us, we shall at least enjoy the con
“SIR,-Being abseot from this town for solation of haviog done our duty. W bat
the last three weeks, I had not the honour ever be the issue, we shall rise and fall
of receiving your letter of the 15th instant, with the catholic people of Ireland. I
until my return hither on this day ; I
lament, extremely, that the present poshave the honour to be, my dear lords, most
ture of catholic affairs in this country cordially and inviolably, your faithful humble servant, WM. COPPINGER.
should appear so critical to the catholic Cove, July 25, 1817.
board, as to fill them with astonishment, alarm, and regret. Hopes had been enter
tained that the reiterated resolutions, re. - Since our last, letters have been | monstrances, and addresses, which, since received by Mr. Hay, secretary to the year 1903, had been from time to time catholics of Ireland, from the under
unanimously agreed upon by the Roman
catholic prelates of Ireland, that the two mentioned prelates.
successive delegations which had been sent
to Rome, to hold personal and frequent in. FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF | terviews with the supreme pontiff, on the CORK.
momentous concerns of our church; and - " Cork, July 26, 1817. finally, that the tender of domestic nomina“ DEAR SIR,-The circular of the ca tion which has been latterly made by the tholic board, addressed to the catholic bi Irish prelacy in conjunction with their shops of Ireland, urging upon their consi clergy, would not only satisfy the governderation the critical circumstances in | ment of the country as to the loyalty of the which at present are involved the dearest catholic priesthood, but would likewise interests of religion, reached my house on convince the catholic people of Ireland the 18th instant, I was then ja the country, that their pastors were determined to make and received it on the 20th.
no sacrifice wbich might compromise or : “ Conscious of the reiterated declara endanger the safety and integrity of the
tions of my brother prelates, ignorant religion which they profess,and which they - what further steps were within their reach, are bound to preserve inviolate, at the exand wisbing to ascertain whether it was pease of their lives. their iotention to hold a general meeting, I. “How far the concession of domestic deferred delivering my individual senti- | nomination would satisfy the government of ments, conceiving it inost becoming that the country, is a question I profess myself -tbose of the episcopal body should be totally ignorant of; but, from the tepor of communicated by a general declaration. your communication, I should suppose,
" However, as some bishops have made that the coursewhich has been hitherto purindividual answers, although the idea of a sued by the Irish catholic prelates, is not general meeting is entertained, I shall sufficiently comprehensive to meet the declare that I sincerely lament the circum-wishes uf the catholic board. What furstapces which have led to the defeat of ther measures may be resorted to by the domestic nomioation, proposed by the bi- prelatos, at their next deliberation, to coashops, at Kilkenny, in 1816. Permit me ciliate all parties, without violating that
doctrine and discipline of which they are | I gave it a firm, unequivocal, and decided the guardians, cannot, at this moment, be negative. My deterinination, at that tinie, anticipated by me. I must, however, avail was not the result of the warm impulze of myself of the present opportunity, to as agitated feelings. Since that period I have sure you, that my feeble efforts shall | had time for calm investigation, and delialways be directed to prevent the inter berate judgment. I am of the same opi. ference of persons of a different religious nion still-00 inducement, under heaven, persuasion in the appointment of the will cause me to change it. I abhor the ministers of our church, and I may fear. idea of the ministers of the crown having lessly add, as my firm and unaltered con any share or influence in the appointment viction, that the united efforts of the Irish of our bishops. prelates will be zealously employed in "As to domestic nomination, it has not averting that great calamity, by opposing only my hearty concurrence, but will re• its adoption in a canonical and constitu. ceive every support in my power to tional manner, and by temperate and firm
give it. means, so as not to frustrate the exertions “I have it in my power to inform you, of our friends, or exasperate the preju that I have the sentiments of all the clergy dices of our opponents. I have the honour of the diocese of Derry,on those two importo be, with great respect, sir, your faith tant points. Their sentiments are in unison ful humble servant, OLIVER KELLY. with mine-there is not a single dissentient “R. Ç. Archbishop of Tuam.” voice. I can add, not only from their in
formation, but from my own koowledge, FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF that the catholic laity always were and are ARDFERT AND AGHADOE. inimical to a veto, and friendly to domes
“Killarney, August 1, 1817. tic nomination. “SIR,Being from home on a visitation " In fine, I must confess, I was not preof the most remote district of the diocese pared for the ungenerous reception that the of Aghadoe, I have had no opportunity be respected but firın remonstrance of the Irish fore now of acknowledging the receipt of prelates against the baleful veto met with your cireular of the 15th ultimo. Finding at the court of Rome, and the consequent ihat individoal answers furnish newspa unmerited persecution exercised by venal pers with an ample field for vituperation, influence against the delegate of such a and invidious comparisons, I shall reserve respectable portion of the church, as that my opinion on the subject of your letter of the catholics of Ireland. The provie. for the meeting of my confreres. The re dence of God may perinit us for a while sult of that meeting will furnish a general to be purified in the furnace of adversity: and, I hope, unanimous answer, to the to but, under his protection, the prelates of pics laid before us. I have the honour to Ireland will maintain with firm, constitube, your obedient bumble servant, i tional, and canonical means, the purity of
“C. SUGURUE.". faith they received from their illustrious
predecessor Saint Patrick. I have the FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOP honour to be, with very great respect, OF DERRY.
dear sir, your most obedient humble ser* Londonderry, August 5, 1817. vant,
CHARLES O'Donnell, * “DEAR SIR, -Unavoidable circumstances “Roman Catholic Bishop of Derry." hitherto prevented me from replying to the letter I had the honour of receiving FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOP through your official situation, from the ca
OF LIMERICK. tholic board, relative to the present criti.
“ Limerick, August 13, 1817. cal state of the church of Ireland. 1 deem it unnecessary to enter into the merits of
.." My dear Sir,--My absence from Lithe subject matter of it now, as I appre
merick for some weeks past, has prevent. hepd, from the posture of affairs, I may | ed me from replying sooner toyour friendhave an opportunity of declaring my senti ly letter of the 15th of July, ihe contents ments, viva voce, at a meeting of the pre- of which give me serious concern; after lates in Ireland a meeting not only expe- | the repeated petitions and resolutions dient, but, in my opinion very necessary, of the Roman catholic prelates, clergy to preserve the purity and independence of
and laity, from every quarter of Ireland, a hierarchy, venerable by its antiquity, and surviving the storins of the severest perse
it was generally supposed the veto bad
been given up and forgotten. Having cutions.
“ In the mean time, however, it is a | no wish to enter into a discussion on duty I owe my catholic countrymen to de. | this important and vital subject, whereclare, that when the momentous question in the dearest interests of our holy reliof the ruinous veto was hitherto agitated, gion are deeply concerned, I shall only