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tions of the Vatican and Capitol museums, and the finest engravings of the Calcografia Camerale, splendidly bound. On the 4th, the King of Portugal arrived in Naples, on board a French Government steamer. The reception was of the grandest and most flattering description. All Naples was there to witness the landing.

Mr. Oakeley, the Minister of Cardinal Wiseman's model church at Islington, styles himself, in his published works and official doctments, Rector of St. John the Evangelist, Islington, and Canon of the Metropolitan Chapter." This is another step in the onward march of Popery.

It is understood that on the day of the Nativity the Pope will proclaim in full Consistory the creation of a new Orderthe Order of the Immaculate Conception.- Record, Aug. 22.

Notices of Books.

Glimpses of Jesus; or, Christ Exalted to do with religion, without being re

in the Affections of his People. By ligious; and know much of the letter W. P. BALFOUR. Second Edition. of truth, while destitute of its spirit. London : John Farquhar Shaw, The men who had read the most 27, Paternoster-row. 1855. 8vo. about Christ, knew least about Him; Pp. 251.

and he who looks for the pearl of « To know Him." The great Apostle great price through the eyes of others, of the Gentiles desired this, above all shall never find it. Commentators created good. The Church militant may be used, but should never take must attain unto this knowledge here, the place of the Great Teacher, nor or in vain may they hope to form the should their comments fill the place Church triumphant in heaven. Jesus of truth.” must be, aye ! He assuredly is, to the “ Men may write well upon the believer wisdom, righteousness, sanc- history of Christ, who know not the tification, and redemption. In our mystery of Christ; but even when day, knowledge of all kinds is “in- both history and mystery are known, creased." The Gospel of Christ is none may be followed implicitly; for doubtless spreading " for a witness the strongest minds are often leaky, among all nations; but it especially and the clearest intellect in some behoves all who have enjoyed the things, may point the wrong way.”. privilege of hearing of Jesus, to search "Learning, without grace, does but their own hearts whether they really becloud the intellect, and often makes exalt Christ in their affections. the light which streams direct from He is, as Mr. Balfour remarks, at heaven appear as darkness.”

The publication before us is rich in “ A precious cabinet of truth; it is valuable remarks; and we feel that the office of love and humility to list we can cordially recommend it. the lid ; the schools of this world not To insist upon the importance of being possessed of either, Christ has open Bible” for all would seem often stood in their midst, as among almost superfluous in the nineteenth the Jewish rabbins, unknown. The century; yet are there thousands who ancient doctors had the letter of truth, would have it a sealed book. and this was their plaything. They At page 93, we find a chapter upon were more familiar with sounds than the

Luke iv, 17—19, Christ, with sense. They thought more of in the synagogue, expounding the words than ideas. They counted the prophet Esaias. The whole chapter letters of the law, but knew not its is worthy of attention. We give a meaning; and lost the mind of God, short extract, p. 95:through leaning to the comments of “While speaking of Himself, Jesus their brethren. Men may have much conducts to the Word : He was not

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anxious to be seen simply, but to be forms, to whom, notwithstanding their seen through the truth to be heard; sumptuous temples, costly dresses, but his voice must be the echo of gorgeous ceremonies, sweet voices, truth. Happy day for the Church, studied gestures, and traditional digwhen all her teachers shall thus imi- nity, it might be said, Ye worship tate her Lord, direct their hearers to ye know not what.''

“Oh, why the Word of God, and proclaim Him will ye seek to exhume the bones and only to whom all the prophets gave dust of superstition. Love ye mediwitness."

æval relics and the trumpery of Rome We would conclude by calling at- more than the words of Him who tention to one other part of our Lord's said, . ' The true worshipper shall history, deeply interesting and instruc- worship the Father in spirit and in tive-his discourse with the woman of Samaria—at p. 183, on the words, The active spirit of the age renders “Woman, believe me,” &c. “ How caution necessary. We may be active soon does the Great Teacher demo- in carrying on good works, and be lish her traditional religion, and write yet destitute of spiritual life.

Our vanity upon the creed of her an- author reminds us, at p. 113, that cestors!

“ It is not by fitful starts of activity How faithfully he reproves her that we discover the healthiness of the ignorance ! Ye worship ye know organs of natural life, but by their not what.'

continued activity ; and it is not by a “How many are there who make few occasional groans, sobs, or sighs, long pilgrimages to reach a certain that we discover the healthiness of building, to touch certain relics, to spiritual life, but by the presence of hear certain sounds, to gaze upon

the spirit of habitual prayer." certain men, to participate in certain

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Intelligence. BOYLE U. “L'UNIVERs.”—The Rev. Mr. Boyle; and, as our learned counsel Mr. Boyle has recently brought an said upon the trial, we were ready to action in the French Courts against comply with his wishes as to the prothe newspaper

“L'Univers," with a duction of the letter if he could have twofold object; namely, in the first obtained the consent of the Cardinal instance, to compel the Editor of that to his demand. The cause tried at journal to place in the hands of a Paris presents no other interest than notary public the original letter, the an incident in the cause (vide translation of which was published in page 292,) now standing for trial its columns on the 23d of May, 1854, at the Croydon Assizes, that trial and which translation, subsequently being the third time the matter published in this country, constituted has been brought under the conthe ground of action which the Rev. sideration of a jury in England.” Gentleman brought against the Car- The Univers" then goes on to say: dinal in England. The second object “ This time the evidence of the Rev. of the proceedings in France was to Mr. Ivers, which at the last assizes recover 25,000 francs by way of was sufficient to lead to the loss of the damages, for the injury the plaintiff Cardinal's cause, will have no weight has sustained in his character by the on behalf of the plaintiff, on account publication of the said letter. The of the affidavits which have been filed French Courts decided against Mr. in the Court of Exchequer, completely Boyle, who is thereby saddled with invalidating the testimony of that all the costs of the proceedings.

witness.” The defendant's paper,“ L'Univers," DR. WISEMAN AND THE Rev. MR. in alluding to the trial, says, “Our BoylE.-Croydon Assizes, Aug. 13. own position is clear in this matter. -This morning the Court at Croydon Personally we bave no contest with was densely crowded, chiefly by persons from London, who were attracted terms were that the defendant is to by an announcement that the case pay 1001. towards the cost of the of “Boyle v. Wiseman,” which has abortive trial at Guildford, and the become so familiar to the public, whole of the taxed costs of the trial at would be tried for the third time. Kingston and the present action. Mr. Oakeley and a large number of Thus has ended these proceedings. Roman Catholic priests were present, The costs to be paid, it was said, while Dr. Worthington and several would amount to nearly 1,2001. other clergymen who sympathise with AMERICA.—New Movement AMONG Mr. Bayle attended for the purpose of ROMANISTS.-Americans who profess watching the proceedings. Before the the Roman Catholic religion, and Court assembled, Mr. Edwin James, many foreigners, who feel that in that Q.C., and Mr. Wordsworth, repre- country the temporal power of the senting Mr. Boyle; and Mr. Serjeant Pope should be thrown off, have Shee, Mr. Bramwell, Q.C., and Mr. evinced a determination to establish Badeley, representing Dr. Wiseman, an American Catholic Church. The had a lengthened consultation, when it feeling pervades not only the laymen, transpired that although the case had but the priests ; and in New York a been specially fixed for this morning, wish is expressed that some leading several of Mr. Boyle's chief witnesses paper would call a Meeting of the were abroad and in Ireland, and that it intelligent and independent laity to would be damaging to his case to pro- organize a number of independent ceed without them. Dr. Wiseman's Catholic Churches in that city, who counsel intimated an intention to non- shall and will own and maintain their suit the plaintiff, but this course of own Church, and call permanently a proceeding was subsequently aban- priest at their own charge, who shall, doned, it being shown that by such

if he so will,“ marry,

and that the means the case would only be deferred, whole service of the Church shall be as Mr. Boyle would be in a position performed in the English language, to go on with it at any time when his and that members of the Church shall witnesses might be forthcoming. A be allowed the Bible in their families, proposition was then made by the and such other improvements in the counsel on behalf of the Doctor, that worship as this enlightened age deif Mr. Boyle would withdraw the mands. This is requested by a priest, record, Dr. Wiseman would consent and a number of them stand ready, as to pay the costs of the two former soon as congregations are organized, actions and also of the one now pend- to accept the calls and all the offices ing. The counsel for Mr. Boyle when demanded. It is stated also, appeared willing to accept this offer, that fully two-thirds of the priests of if the Doctor would consent to add that city are ready to revolt from thereto an apology for the libels he under the tyranny of John Hughes had written and published reflecting (Roman Catholic Archbishop of New on the plaintiff, and which led to the York), but dare not till the indepenseveral actions. This was rejected by dent laity begin.-Record, Aug. 22. the Doctor's counsel, and after some It is said that M. Lucien further discussion it was agreed that Buonaparte, son of the Prince de the case should stand over during the

Canino, is to be made a cardinal at the day, and if no arrangement should be

next Consistory.--Record, Aug. 22. come to, be called up next morning. Of this, however, there is little chance,

BOOKS RECEIVED. as it is generally understood that

“ The End.” By Rev. Dr. Cumming. although the case is nominally posts Shaw, Paternoster-row. poned, it is in fact virtually settled “Select Works of Dr. Chalmers.” Vol. V. that Dr. Wiseman will pay the costs Natural Theology. Constable and Co. that have been incurred, and the

“Sabbath Morning Readings on the

Book of Numbers." By Rev. Dr. Cumpublic will hear no more of the matter.

ming. London: J. F. Shaw. It transpired afterwards that the

“Sunday at Home,” &c., &c.

Macintosh, Printer, Great New street, London.

THE

PROTESTANT MAGAZINE.

OCTOBER 1, 1855.

" FOREIGN CATHOLIC AFFAIRS.”

ROME Papal claims a jurisdiction as universal as that enjoyed in olden time by Pagan Rome. In the name of the meek and lowly Jesus, she demands the obedience of princes and people to her sway, or threatens temporal, not to say eternal vengeance to the disobedient. Christians, however, now, both at home and abroad, are becoming awakened to the hollowness of her pretensions, and the mischievous tendency of her domination. They would gladly shake off the yoke so long and so ignominiously placed upon the neck of Christendom, and enjoy a purer faith than Papal Rome has it in her power to bestow.

If the nature of religion is to be decided by the effects which it produces upon men and nations, Popery stands selfcondemned. Not only is she weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, and found wanting, but the kingdoms of the world rise up in judgment against her and condemn her; while that proud city from which have emanated decrees that have convulsed empires, trembles for her fate; and the miserable inhabitants ground down by superstition, oppression, and tyranny, and reduced almost to a state of beggary and starvation, turn with disgust from the Pope, and long for England to send them deliverance. Such are some of the results of a false religion.

True religion is from the Almighty. It tends to his glory, and the welfare of mankind. The only written revelation vouchsafed in ancient time, by which a knowledge of the true God was given to man, and by which the acceptable mode of worshipping Him was declared, is to be found in the writings of the Old Testament. The Jewish theocracy was a national protest against surrounding ungodliness. It was a national testimony, also, of the overruling providence of God, alike in the affairs of nations as of men.

Had the Jewish nation conformed to the requirements of Vol. XVII.- October, 1855. X New Series, No. 58.

Him, who “ Himself was their King," they would have con. tinued a prosperous, instead of being a blighted, outcast, and wandering people. But they forsook “the Lord their strength," and were punished by Him. They despised their blessings, and they were taken away. They neglected to walk by the light, and it was removed. No instance is on record of any nation being destroyed, while acting in conformity with the Divine will; and England must stand or fall by her faithfulness or her unfaithfulness.

Next to the Jewish nation, England stands forth as more highly blessed and favoured than any other people with the clear, long-continued light of Divine truth, and surrounded with providential blessings.

Long may she continue in the enjoyment of them, and be enabled to make a right use and due improvement of them. Yet her position as regards Rome, and what has been done for Rome, is anomalous, not to say critical. And many national transgressions, like dark clouds across a summer sky, tend to intercept the full measure of Divine blessing which might be otherwise vouchsafed.

Misled by a false expediency, statesmen in times past, and some even in the present, have played into the hands of the Papacy.

But we hope that events now passing, may lead those to whom now or hereafter may be committed the conduct of affairs, to extricate our country from its critical position in this respect.

À review of “foreign Catholic affairs' presents abundant cause, apart even from religious considerations, why Popery should be discountenanced by those who wish well to their country and the human race.

A Correspondent of the “Times," writing from Rome, under date of September 10, says

“If I am not misinformed, indeed, serious alarm has lately been felt for the tranquillity of Rome itself, and an additional Swiss regiment has been ordered in on account of the reduction of the French garrison, which does now not exceed 3,000 men. The French authorities are said to have contemplated assuming the entire control of the police, because of the great discontent prevailing, and the impossibility of doing more than hold the Castle of St. Angelo with such a small body of troops, in case the people should be driven to extremities by the present irritating system. To avoid such a crisis would naturally be the object of every rational Government, but the Papal police, on the contrary, has become more rigorous with the increasing discontent, and the annoying regulations of the precetto di contr'ora, or making persons under suspicion answer their names at certain hours at the police office or in their own houses, has lately been reimposed after a relaxation of two years."

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