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in direct opposition to the views of sir, to make one single remark be. your establishment. I have but one fore we conclude, which is, that St. word more to add, and I have done. Francis de Sales is not so rigorous You must remember, madam, that as you are, since he allows his spisince the foundation of St. Cyr by ritual daughters to perform devoyourself, the eyes of every convent tional pieces.' — True, (replied are fixed upon it, and what is there | Mons. de Hebert) this great and practised, may serve as example to virtuous prelate does allow, as you others. Tired with the monotony say, the performance of devout of performing a few sacred pieces subjects ; but, observe, madam, again and again repeated, other sub- he allows it wholly and solely jects will at length be introduced ; among themselves ; rarely too, and the laity will be indiscriminately in in the most secret recesses of the vited, and the consequence will bé, monastery. So that the difference that every where convents will be is extremely great ; for at the Visin nurseries, not for religion, but the tation, it is a private recreation ; at theatre; will educate and rear, not St. Cyr it is made a public theatrinovices, but actresses,' -'All this cal exhibition."" I am, &c. (said Mad. de Maintenon) I perfect-|
T.T.T.. ly well understand; but allow me, Oct. 24, 1817.
The heart with soft effusion flows;
Unfolding to the day,
And breathing out its lay.
'Twas where, ioveil'd in humble state, Alone, within his murky seat,
The world's Redeemer reign'd;
The pledge of life regain’d.
And clad in white array,
And reigo'd amid the day. .
Bow down your heads, ye princes, bow;
Then raise your wond'ring eyes :
A liviog sacrifice.
A ray of hope illumes my breast TRANSLATION OF THE DIES IRÆ. | Thou bid'st ine in thy mercy trust; .
For Mary's sin thou paid the price, i
| Welcom'd the thief to Paradise. Day of wrath, and day of ire, When nature shall in flame expire;
I own my prayer unworthy Thee, To Israel thus proclaim'd the king,
I own my insufficiency: To nations thus the Sybils sing.
| O gracious God ! my soul deliver
From endless pain-from burning ever. Wbat terror shall o'erwbelm the mind When God shall come to judge mankind !
Amongst thy sheep, o let me stand To view thro' all the ways of man,
Secure, o God, on thy right hand ; With justice ev'ry thought to scan.
Nor herd me with th' accursed crew,
O call ine with thy chosen few. When the loud trump, with summons dread,
When all shall bear that sentence, “Go, Shall call the living, wake the dead;
“ Ye cursed, to eternal woe!" Unusual sounds, the grave shall hear,
Then call me with thy blest above, When all shall at his throne appear.
To thrones of light-to realms of love. . When nature shudders all around,
Contrite I bow before thy face, And death stands trembling at the sound ;
O grant me thy supporting grace; Quick from the tomb all flesh shall come,
That in what hour my life shall cease, To hear their everlasting dooin.
My trembling soul may rest in peace. Conscience shall theu a light dispense,
For terrible will that day be, The record of Omniscience ;
The dawn of immortality; A flame which shall a view impart
When man shall meet th' avenging rod, Thro' all the wand'rings of the heart.
Or dy with rapture to his God. Then shall all be brought to light,
Amen. Tbo' done in secret-veil'd in night; When the just Judge shall take his seat,
HYMNUS. Then evil deeds shall evil meet.
In Festo Sanctorum omnium 0. S. B.
Claustrique mites Incolæ, &c.
ALL hail, ye tenants of the cloister'd shade!
And ye, who is the solitary glade, Jesus ! thou source of love divine,
Strong in the aid of Heav'n have borne 80 Who freely sav'st whoe'er are thine ;
well, O Lord my God, in that dread hour,
And foil'd the open rage and secret arts of O save me by thy mighty power!
Lo! trampled and despis'd bepeatb your To save lost man thou cam'st on earth;
feet, I am the cause that gave thee birth : All that's admir'd as great, or sought as Let not thy blood be shed in vain,,
sweet ; O free me from eternal pain !
Whate'er from Virtue can the heart decoy,
Grandeur's false glitt'ring glare, and PleaWeary and Jorn, thou sought'st me still, sure's inimic jos. Redeem'd me in thy sov'reign wilt; Then gave thy body to the tree,
No luxuries adorn’d your simple board, O let ihy blood then plead for me.
Save what the vegetable tribe afford;
allay'd; In mercv grant a pardon free,
Water your only bev'rage, Eartb your only Avenger of iniquity!
bed. Before that last tremendous hour, i When all shall bend beneath thy pow'r. :
Far from the sight and social haunts of men,
Where with fell serpents (eems the poisome Weeping I stand at thy dread throne ;
den; I blush for guilt I can't disown.
Tho’lions roar, and demons crowd the air, In pity hear my suppliant cry,
arth's monsters rage in vain--Hell mado Forgive, O God of majesty!
I dens with despair.
No mhean concerns of earth your minds em
. AN EPITAPH..., ploy, No rublunary fears your peace destroy ; Above all human cares your spirits rise, Join the blest choirs above, and revel in 1
STRANGER, here lies C. B.* untimely
- dead, the skies.
| The cause not told; but yet, 'tween me Father of All! to Thee our voice we raise ;
and you, 'Tis laid by doctors, in the science read,
; Eternal Son! to Thee be equal praise ; And to the Holy Ghost, thro' earth and
On undigested pamphlets buff and blue ! heav'n,
Oct. 21. 1817. As equal praise is due, be equal glory
giv'. Oct. 10, 1817. CANICULA.
* Catholic Board.
EPITOME OF INTELLIGENCE.
IN our last we noticed the circu- dice the minds of your holiness and the I lation of an address or remon-cardinal presect of the sacred congrega. strance to his holiness the pope by
|tion de Propaganda Fidei, against one of
our venerable pastors, the right rev. Dr. the self-appointed leaders of the Eo
William Poynter, bishop of Halia, and glish catholic body, which had been
vicar apostolic of the London district, handed about for private use," we beg leave to lestify to your holiness, and which we intimated our inten- that from the time of his being appointtion of communicating the contentsed coadjutor to the late right rev. Dr. to our readers this month, not doubt. | Douglas, of revered memory, till the ing but they would be as much as present hour, the conduct of the right tonished at its substance as we were.
| rev. Dr. Poynter has been uniformly But in this we have been anticipated
| edifying and exemplary.
Acceptable to the highest, benign to by the self-assuming few, who, with the lowest, serving all for God, his zeal that degree of consistency which in the discharge of pastoral duty, and has ever marked their conduct, af his assiduous exertions to promote the ter sending it round to their select welfare of his flock, his learning and his friends as a choice secret, thought I piely are acknowledged by every one. proper to give it as much publicity
In a situation necessarily of great diffias they did the famous reseript of culty and delicacy, the constant tenor the deceived Mons. Quarantotti,
of conduct, at once blameless and re
spectable, has gained him universal reand accordingly it has appeared in /verence. nearly all the daily papers of the
The concern which we have menmetropolis, as well as some of those tioned is greatly increased by hearing, published in the sister isle. We (what we cannot bring ourselves to betherefore proceed to lay the same lieve) that there have been, and still before our readers, and earnestly are, projects to induce your holiness to beg their serious perusal of it: remove this excellent prelate from the ADDRESS.
district committed to his care. Most Holy FATHER, - We, whose Against any such attempt we most names are undersigned, peers and com- humbly and earnestly appeal to your mons, of Great Britain, professing the holiness; and we beg leave to represent, catholic religion, most humbly beg leave that such a measure would be highly to represent to your holiness,
detrimental to religion, highly distressThat we have heard with the greatest ing to the members of the district concern that endeavours have been which he has so long and so worthily made, and are now making, to preju, governed, and highly displeasing teuil
who interest themselves in the cause of to doubt the existence of the fact, the catholics of this realm.
upon the same ground as the sapient Confiding in your holiness's wisdom addressers doubt the most material and discernment, and your known and
circumstance against which they proved solicitude for all the churches
remonstrate. We know that the committed by Christ Jesus to the care of your holiness, his vicar on earth, we
leaders of the board strained every , beg leave, most holy father, to submit
nerve, and exerted all the influence to your paternal aliention these our they could bring into action, to get humble representations.
the indefatigable vicar apostolic of - Assuring your holiness of our invio- the Midland district into disgrace lable attachment to our holy faith, and with the holy father and the cardi• our obedience in Christ to the mother
nals; and we have been assured, and mistress 'see, we beseech your
by high authority, that a Newcastle apostolic benediction, and, with the most profound respect and reverence,
collier obtained a personal interview are your holiness's most dutiful and l with the pope, at which he exerobedient servants in Christ,
cised all his great eloquence and NORFOLK, earl marshal of England. | persuasive powers to induce bis hoSHREWSBURY, &c. &c. &c.
liness to remove this prelate from London, July 1, 1817.
his vicariate, but to no purpose. · Such a composition of consum- | The cardinals, it is true, who were mate folly and impudence on the ignorant of the infamous machinapart of the compilers, and of glaring tions resorted to for the purpose of insult to the venerable personage deceiving them, and who knew but 'whose character is thus introduced little of the intrigues 'which have to general notice, we verily believe been going forward here for the last was never before submitted to, the quarter of a century, expressed their spiritual head of the church of astonishment that the Midland vicar Christ, or communicated to the Bri- should have so many enemies. But tish public. For our own 'part, did Dr. Milner feel any uneasiness feeling the greatest respect for the at this hostile conduct towards him? virtues of the amiable and pious pre-'| Or did his friends send up any adlate of this district, we cannot re- dress, by way of propping up his press our indignation at this siep character, and dastardizing their ; which has been taken to lessen him spiritual chief in the exercise of his
in the opinion of his flock, by con- functions; he who had braved the · veying an idea that his character at dungeons of a tyrant, to preserve Rome was not sufficient to protect the independence of his sacred ofhim against any insidious designs fice? No; to all the observations
which his eneinies might put in of his friends at Rome, on the fury · practice to injure it, without the and numbers of bis enemies, this
recommendatory testimony and pa | unbought divine, with a truly great 'tronage of the remnant of protest- | mind, and a heart conscious of its
ing-catholic-dissenters. But who rectitude, contented himself with are the individuals who have been observing, that he knew he had and now are endeavouring to preju- | many enemies; they were not, dice the minds of his holiness and however, personal ones, but only the cardinal prefect against Dr. the enemies of his religion. Nor · Poynter? We have been assured did his friends feel more anxiety, , the question has been personally put being content to leave the subjects
to those who were employed 10 ob-' | wholly of a spiritual nature, to the "tain signatures to the document, but I unembarrassed decision of the holy - without obtaining a satisfactory an- see. And such, we are confident,
wer. We are, therefore, inclined must have been the feelings of Dra
Poynter, if similar endeavours were , claims, ''the bible-mongers, and the in process to traduce him in the opi- orangemen, assault the Vatican on nion of Rome as those used towards this occasion » Really, the ridicuDr. M. Why then did the busy-lous absurdity of the addressers fills meddlers officiously arrogate to us with the most indignant contempt themselves the power of dictating to at their conduct towards Dr.Poynter, their spiritual head in the exercise and we most fervently and devoutly of his holy functions, and this too hope the amiable prelate will not through the influence of ministers | lose one moment in announcing to of state ? This is a circumstance the catholic public his entire dissent which ought never to be forgotten from the presumptuous and unlawby the catholic body. The addressful proceedings of the board leaders, was transmitted to Consalvi, the which we have been compelled to pope's temporal servant, through the witness of late years; but more esBritish foreign secretary, instead pecially in this instance, where they of the cardinal-prefect of propagan-have dragged his character into da, to whom only our missions are public notice, uuder no very enviasubject. Here then we have a de- ble circumstances, eitherin this king. monstrative proof of the readiness dom or at Rome. Our enemies of our self-constituted leaders to may accuse us of inviting "to reli. submit their consciences and our gious insubordination and party disown, if we permit them, to the fa- | sention," but a candid retrospect of vourites of a court, rather than to their actions, compared with our the unbiassed decision of the con- past labours, will soon convince the stituted authorities of the church. unprejudiced man, that the ofence But, we again ask, who were the imputed to us belongs entirely to individuals thus engaged to prepos- our accusers. As to“religious insubsess the Roman see against the ve- ordination," have we not seen them, nerable vicar apostolic of the Lon. in 1790, in the second blue book, don district? If the constant te protest against the solemn and synour of his conduct has gained him nodical decisions of their superiors, universal reverence, and if his re-l past, present, and to come, as arbżmoval would be highly displeasing trary and unjust ; and ás encroachto all who interest themselves in ing on their natural, civil, and rethe cause of the catholics of this ligious rights. We have seen them realm; who could be so bold, who in 1811, agree to resolutions, exso mischievous, as toattempt to sully pressive of their willingness to enter his character, or desire his removal? into any arrangements that may be The thing is too preposterous to be required of them by protestants, for entertained for a moment by any | altering the laws of the church, and reasonable being, and could only es- this in the all-important article of ist in the imaginations of men, be appointing her head pastors. We wildered with the baubles of this have seen them in 1813, applaud the life, and lost to every sense of pub- framers of a legislative bill, and aplic honour and consistency. Would prove the bill itself, which 29 prethe catholic desire to see so excel-lates of their church, under the guidlent a character removed from his ance of the Holy Spirit, declared to high dignity, when it would be sobe schismatical and utterly incondetrimental to religion ? Would hepatible with the free exercise of assist to accomplish so ruinous a mea- their religion and the discipline of sure ? Most certainly not. By the catholic church. We have seen whom then were these endeavours them in 1814, by deceit and treachemade? Did the opposers of our ry, in the absence of the sovereign