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Mr. Carlile's Lectures on the Scriptures. We are happy to embrace an opportunity of recommending these lectures to our readers, and especially to such as are candidates for orderstheir object will be understood by the following extracts from Mr. Carlile's prospectus :

The proposed course of Lectures will aim at two objects.

I. The first will be to point out the evidences which the Bible itself bears upon it, that it is of Divine origin,

II. To illustrate the contents of Scripture. The structure of the Book of God as a whole; the plan on which it is formed; the ends and uses of its historical narratives; the application of the various periods of its history to its spiritual doctrines; the relation which its prophetical, epistolary, and poetical writings bear to its history; the characteristic differences between the Patriarchal, the Mosaic, and the Christian dispensations,-also between the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, and their connection with the Gospel covenant; and the distinctive characters of the Synagogue and Temple service, and their different relations to Christianity. The authority, also, of the Old Testament Scriptures as a rule of faith and practice; how far, and in what sense, any part of it has been abrogated, are questions on which the most loose and dangerous notions are abroad, and, which therefore will demand serious inquiry.

In the course of these investigations, Mr. Carlile proposes to avail himself of every means within his reach, of elucidating the historical nar

rative of Scripture. and also its Chronology, Geography and Natural History, by reference to Profane History, and to the observations and discoveries of travellers in Palestine and the adjacent countries. And should he meet with sufficient encouragement, he will spare no expense to provide such maps, drawings, specimens, &c. as may tend to further his object.

As it is impracticable to determine to what length the course may extend, tickets transferable will be issued, at one guinea each, admitting one person to all the lectures given during the space of one year, from May 1, 1828, till May 1, 1829.

For three persons from one family, tickets will be two guineas. For five persons from one family, tickets will be three guineas.

Recantations of Popery.-On Easter Sunday, May, 18, a lady of respectability and education, renounced the errors of Popery in the Cathedral of Armagh, and on the same day her sister, in the Parish Church of Dundalk.

On

On Sunday, May 4, Mr. A. Dooly of Newcastle, county of Limerick, renounced the errors of Popery. the same day, Mr. Bernard M'Gorin, nephew to the Rev. B. M'Gorin, Roman Catholic Priest of Kildallon, renounced the errors of the Church of Rome, in the Parish Church of Kildalla, county of Cavan.

On Sunday, April 20, one man renounced Popery in the Parish Church of St. Nicholas Within, Dublin. On the same day in Kilenummerry Church, one individual renounced the errors of the Church of Rome.

ECCLESIASTICAL AND UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.

Visitation.-On Thursday, May 22, His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam held his Annual Visitation of the Diocese of Ardagh, at Longford. An excellent Charge was delivered on the occasion by His Grace.

Church Consecrations. On Sunday, May 4, the Free Church was consecrated by His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishop of Kildare, and the Archdeacon of Dublin. The prayers and lessons were read by the Rev. Mr. Mayers and Rev. Mr.

Hare. The consecration sermon was preached by the Archbishop of Dublin. At the conclusion of his eloquent and impressive discourse, His Grace stated, that in the fifty-four places of public worship established in Dublin and its vicinity, there was scarcely any accommodation for the poorer classes; it had therefore been proposed to erect two free churches, one on the north, and the other on the south side of Dublin. The present edifice is the first of them-it had been purchased

by private subscription-one individual had contributed £1000, and had added a second subscription of £400, On Sunday, May 18, the Church of Killinick was consecrated by the Bishop of Ferns.

Appointments.-His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the Rev. John Gregg, Curate of St. Paul's Church, Portarlington, to the Parish of Kilsallaghan, county of Dublin.

The Lord Bishop of Dromore has been pleased to appoint the Rev. Hugh Hamilton, Curate of St. John's Sligo, to the Vicarage of Garvaghy, Diocese of Dromore, County of Down.

Ordination. At an Ordination held in St. Anne's Church, Dublin, the following gentlemen were admitted to Holy Orders by the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor :

Priests (for the Diocese of Connor) Rev. Thomas Drew, Rev. H. Dawson. (For the Diocese of Armagh) Rev. P. Ryan. (For the Diocese of Clogher) Rev. H. Maffet.

Deacons-(for the Diocese of Connor) Robert Casement, A.B. Samuel Ferguson, A.B. Robert Jos. Barlow, A.B. (For the Diocese of Down) W. S. Blackwood, A.B. Andrew O'Beirne, A.B.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.

Quarterly Examinations.-The next Quarterly Examinations will be held for Senior Sophisters, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17th and 18th; for Junior Sophisters on Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21st; for Senior Freshmen, on Monday and Tuesday, 23rd and 24th; and for Junior Freshmen on Thursday and Friday, 26th and 27th.

At the late Quarterly Examinations held in Trinity College, the science medal was granted to Mr. Kyle (Henry Stopford,) and the classical medal to Mr. Pomeroy, (Henry.)

At the same time were adjudged,FOR GENERAL ANSWERING, Certifi

cates to Molesworth, Wade Imus. (Nugent,) Mr. Leech, Mc Cay, Emerson, Mulcahy, Hamblin, Allen 5tus, (Michael Robert,) Lavelle; and Premiums to Kettlewell, sen. (Joshua,) Redmond sen. (John,) Christian, sen.(Jonathan), Newton, Bradshaw Imus. (William,) Murphy Imus. (Denis), Mr. Townsend, sen. (John) Mr. Mc Calmont, Nolan, Imus, (Thomas), Jones 3tius. (Samuel) O'Gray, jun. (James), Osbrey, Mara, 2dus. (Richard W.) Atkins sen. (John) Mc Neese.

FOR ANSWERING IN SCIENCE, Certificates to Mr. Synnott, Mr. Brady, Pollock 2dus (Joseph), Quarry, Mc Causland 3tius (Richard), Mc Auley, Mac Lean, jun. (Edward), Mr. Pakenham, Fitzpatrick, Dixon 4tus (Robert), Berwick, jun. (John),Jacob, jun. (William H.), Collins; and Premiums to Mr. Leader, Mr. Burrowes, O'Connor 5tus (Denis), Moeran, Pollock 3tius. (William), Symes, Lynch 6tus (David,) Woodward 4tus (George), Mr. Chapman 3tius. (William), Graves, Cousins, Hamilton 6tus (Hugh), Studdert, jun. (Lancelot), Delamare, jun. (John,)

FOR ANSWERING IN CLASSICS, Certificates to Mr. Finlay, jun. (Robert), Fitzgerald 6dus. (John), Pollock 2dus (Jossph), Quarry, Mc Causland 3tius (Richard), Mc Auley, Mac Lean, jun. (Edward) Kingsmill, Mr. Pakenham, Day 3tius (William), Downing 3tius. (Edmund B.), Woulfe, Collins; and Premiums to Mr. Head, Mr. Singleton, jun. (Robert), O'Connor 5tus (Denis), Franks 4tus (Matthew), Drury, Smith 11mus. (John W.), Mease, White 5tus (Henry), Mr Kelly, Graves, Irving 4tus (James), Lucas, jun. (Thomas G.), Sutton, Savage.

The following students have been placed at the head of their class, for distinguished answering in the medal course: Mr. Kyle, (Henry Stopford), Mr. Pomeroy, (Henry), Mr. O'Hara, (William), Mr. Jebb, sen. (Robert), Mr. Finlay, sen. (John William), Mr. Green, sen. (William.)

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

The last month has been marked by several events of consequence. War has been declared by Russia against Turkey, and the armies of the former VOL. VI.

power have passed the Pruth. In reply to a question put by Sir Robert Wilson, Mr. Peel confessed, that this would materially alter the nature of 20

the means by which the treaty of London would be carried into effect, but did not change the disposition of the then contracting powers towards Greece. Orders too have been issued for a blockade of the Morea, in default of which it was stated, that many thousand Greeks had been carried into slavery. France it is believed is arming to accomplish the treaty, but on this subject no information was afforded. We would not be surprised, if the unpopularity of the French Government compelled them to seek a temporary employment abroad for the spirits, whose agitation they fear at home. The Emperor of the Brazils has, it appears, ceded his right to the crown of Portugal, but the weak and infatuated Miguel, has not yet assumed resolution enough to invest himself with the title; it would seem as if he could rely on no European state to support his usurpation. In the House of Commons, the Roman Catholic cause has obtained a small majority of six, and instead of proceeding by bill, Sir F. Burdett has demanded a conference with the Lords upon the subject of Emancipation. The debate was certainly marked by

less violence, perhaps on the whole, less talent than on any former occasion; we are ourselves without apprehension on the subject, convinced that the promises of God to his Church are, yea and Amen in Christ Jesus, and equally convinced that the interests of Protestantism and the Church of England, (for we identify them, and so we believe do the great body of Dissenters) are connected with the advancement and prosperity of that Church,we look on political movements not indeed without interest but without fear, as we may trust the progress of religion to Him, who can turn the hearts of men as it suits his all-wise purposes. The partial triumph of the question in the House of Commons, has been received with exultation by the Roman Catholic Association. We shall not quote the open declaration of hostility to the Church and Church Establishment manifested by the leaders, but cannot avoid thinking that there can be no great sincerity of purpose in those, who so openly utter sentiments calculated to impede the progress of the question they would seem to advocate.

POETRY.

IMITATED FROM PSALM CXXX.
(By the late Mrs. H. Tighe.*)

From sorrow's depths to Thee I cry,
Oh Thou, who know'st my inmost fear!
Th' unutter'd prayer, the half breath'd sigh
Now let it reach thy pitying ear!

If Thou shouldst mark with eye severe

Thy children's faults-Ah! who could stand?
Ah! who with boldness could appear,

Or bless his God's creating hand?

The languid sufferer doomed to weep,
While painful nights their course delay,
Hopeless of sweet, refreshing sleep

Not more desires the morning ray,

Than this poor, harrassed, troubled soul
Hath watched for inly-whispered peace,

Till mercy shall its fears control

And bid its anxious sorrows cease.

And still at mercy's sacred seat

Let all thy children, Lord, be found,

For love is thine, and at thy feet
Consoling hopes and joys abound.

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* We are informed that the above lines were copied from the hand writing of the

late Mrs. H. Tighe, and were never before printed.

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