« FöregåendeFortsätt »
stated, but in a manner very well adapted to be popular with a tolerably-educated audience. There is enough learning and information to attract and coinmand attention, and a remarkably fluent and agreeable style. The argument is well conducted, and embraces all the leading topics urged by the advocates of the Gospel. It is almost to be regretted that this was not a separate work, as it would have been of a size better adapted for general circulation, and would have been a valuable addition even to the various treatises on the evidences which we already possess. There is nothing whatever to characterize the book as the work of a Romanist, as the author does not enter on the consideration of doctrines. With respect to the subjects treated in the first volume, there is, unquestionably, a good deal of ability shewn; but it is very difficult to discuss metaphysical subjects before a popular audience with advantage. At the same time it must be remembered that to an audience so perfectly free (as too many Parisians in 1803 were necessarily) from all knowledge of the commonest truths of religion, very ordinary observations might be productive of much advantage. The translator's style is easy and pleasant. The following Sermons, Pamphlets, and Minor Works deserve notice :-Some excellent Remarks on the Neglect of the Afternoon Service, by the Rev. A. Cooper, whose second collection of prayers ought also to have been noticed with commendation some time ago. No common Sermon, by the Rev. John Wordsworth (son of our great poet), called Church Membership and Discipline should be better understood, and more zealously maintained. (London: Rivingtons.) A Sermon, by the Rev. Ğ. Cole, of St. George's Chapel, Barbonine, called The Appeal of a Pious Monarch to a willing People. (London: Nisbet.) Summer Visits to a Country Village, by Mrs. Bowles (wife of the venerable and excellent poet.) The Elements of Latin Grammar, by R. Hiley. (12mo. London: Simpkin and Marshall.) Archdeacon Butler (a great authority) says, that “ where he has examined it, it is done with care and ability; it is short, clear, well selected, and likely to be very useful."
Mr. CHURTON has commenced an Illustrated Bible, with Plates, from designs by Messrs. Westall and Martin. Mr. Churton superintends the notes. How eight engravings and the fifty first chapters of Genesis, with notes, can be given for one shilling may well be a marvel.
EXTRACT FROM THE “BATH AND DEVIZES GUARDIAN;'
TRANSPORTATION OF A BISHOP TO BOTANY BAY." “We intended, but for the overpress of other matter, to have alluded in our last to the appointment of Archdeacon Broughton to the bishopric of Australia. Really it is high time that this sort of CREATING, as well as the VOL. IX.-March, 1836.
exporting, these ecclesiastical manufacturings was put a stop to. What presumption can be more impious, in the Christian sense of the thing, than for a set of sinners, for whom in the day of judgment, perhaps, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah, to sanction the pretence of CREATING, as it is technically termed, a spiritual being for exportation to the antipodes, there to assume apostolic functions,-- yes, even to impart divinity, by what is presumptuously called holy ordination? Is not the time arrived, as the expediency slang would have it, for crying down such imposture as a mockery of the religion of the lowly Jesus, which passes a sentence so severe on the hypocrite, and the foundation of which is humility and meekness of heart? Let it not, however, be supposed that we have any objection to the transportation of the whole fraternity, with all their trappings, to the antipodean regions, provided the islanders of the southern Pacific Ocean are desirous to possess themselves of specimens of the pomps and vanities of the world,' as precious in their kind as any to be found in these northern tracts of the habitable world."
[This “ Bath and Devizes Guardian” is said, whether truly or not, to be under Mr. Roebuck's direction. The perfect nonsense, the temper, and the style of this extract will certainly justify the supposition in the opinion of those who have had the misfortune to hear the Hon. Member's speeches, or read any of his productions. From this passage it appears that the writer hates bishops, and means to abuse them. But what he thinks of them who can tell ? Of the mode in which they become bishops, or what is supposed by churchmen about them, it is perfectly clear that he does not know one word. Indeed, it may fairly be doubted whether the person who could string such entirely senseless words together, could be made to understand what churchmen have said on the matter.]
COPY OF A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE
ORPHAN WORKING SCHOOL, CITY-ROAD.
Ladies AND GENTLEMEN,--A paper is in circulation, headed “Orphan Working School: Protest and Reasons."* It is signed by the names of forty governors,—thirty-six gentlemen, and four ladies, from among the ministers and laity of the unitarian party. Under the specious pretence that modern unitarians are to be identified with the presbyterians of former times, it is sought to revive the union of different denominations of protestant dissenters in the Sabbath-evening lectures, during the summer months, at the institution; which, to the satisfaction of a majority of the governors, and the increasing patronage of the public, have been discontinued for two years. The combination of orthodox ministers with unitarian ministers, in conducting a religious service, is obviously hopeless; and the lecture, if revived, must therefore be unitarian. The legality of discontinuing the lecture is now as distinctly established by the opinion of counsel (Messrs. Jacob and Wigram), as the moral expediency of it has been fully proved by experiment. The sentiments of the majority of governors must be now decidedly expressed, in order to settle the question; and that can be done only by the presence of the governors at the court on Wednesday next, February 3rd, in order to support their former orders.
Observing the union, zeal, and activity exhibited in the paper referred to,
* The Editor regrets that the length of this paper prevents its insertion just now. He must say, that in his opinion, as far as argument goes, on the intention of the founder, and on precedent, the Socinians have the best of it. This is one of the fruits of the amalgamation principle. Either Socinianism must be taught, or this fearful evil is to be remedied by doing away with all public worship! Such are the consequences of deserting the plain rule of duty. The result of the meeting was, the doing away the service.
we do earnestly request the favour of your personal attendance at the court, to be held at the King's Head, Poultry, on Wednesday, February 3rd. The chair will be taken at twelve o'clock precisely.
N.B. Ladies as well as gentlemen, being governors, are entitled to attend and vote. We remain, ladies and gentlemen, your obedient servants,
(Signed by forty-six governors.)
ROMANISTS' OATH. Malta Gazettes to the 11th of January have been received. It appears that the council of government established in that island in May last, has at length been organized, although not without some unexpected difficulties. The Roman-catholic Bishop, who was honoured by his Majesty with a seat in that council, being scrupulous to a degree not to be found in the consciences of all Roman-catholic legislators, hesitated as to taking the required oath, and particularly that part of it which runs—“ I will never exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the protestant religion, or protestant government of the United Kingdom.” These words of alarm made so strong an impression on the good bishop's mind, that he thought it right to apply to the Holy See for an interpretation as to how far they might compromise bis imperative duties to his intolerant church. The council was, after many months' delay, constituted and installed on the 29th of December, and the members sworn, with the exception of the bishop, who did not present himself, the Holy Father, the pope, not being willing to countenance with his infallible approbation the words of the Catholic oath. It appears, then, or rather it seems certain, from the highest authority, that these words are to be understood in their plain and ordinary sense, as always contended.
CASE OF DISTRESS. The following case of distress is strongly recommended to the benevolent. Mr. Scargill was the author of two papers on the “ Anatomy of Socinianism” in this Journal, which his unfortunate illness prevented his completing. If a presentation to Christ's Hospital could be got for one of the boys, it would be a great point.
The Rev. William Pitt Scargill, for some time minister of the chapel in Churchgate Street, Bury, and latterly a member of the established church, had, in the last three years, nothing to depend on for maintenance save the little which an aged mother, living with him, could spare from an annuity of 201., and the small proceeds of his literary labours. Under the pressure of pecuniary difficulties and incessant exertion, his mind became gradually weakened, an affection of the brain ensued, and after suffering therefrom several weeks, (during which he was, with his family, indebted to the kindness of friends for daily support,) he breathed his last on Sunday evening, leaving a wife and two sons, (one aged nine and the other seven,) with means of subsistence for a very short time only. A subscription for their relief has commenced, and any charitable contributions will be thankfully received by the Rev. H. Hasted; Thomas Robinson, Esq.; and Mr. Deck, who would act as trustees for the widow and her children.
REV. W. P. MANCLARKE. The following case is recommended to the consideration of the benevolent:
The Rev. William Palgrave MancLARKE, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge, after having performed for thirteen years the duties of a licensed curate in the parishes of Hardley and Thurlton, in the county of Norfolk, is obliged to retire from the charge, in consequence of a deprivation of sight. By this most lamentable occurrence, his income is so much reduced as to leave but a very scanty pittance for the support of a wife and five children, the eldest not yet five years of age. The nature of the calamity with which it has pleased God to visit him is such as to preclude all hope of his ever being able to contribute, by own exertions, to the maintenance of his family, or even to superintend the education of his children. Under these circumstances, the friends of Mr. Manclarke are anxious, if possible, to raise such a sum as will enable them to purchase a small annuity for his benefit ; and thereby mitigate, in some measure, the difficulties in which he is placed by so heavy a dispensation; but it is only by appealing to the benevolent they can hope to accomplish this most desirable object, which they trust will not be deemed unworthy of support.
The truth of the above statement is attested by the undersigned :Thomas Watson, Rector of Thurlton and Hardley; Thomas Drake, Rector of Intwood; John Gilbert, Rector of Cantley ; Edward Hibgame, Clk., Norwich; Johnson Grant, M.A., Kentish Town, and Rector of Binbrook; Henry Melvill, M.A., Camberwell; -Charles Etheridge, Starston, Norfolk; John G. Crosse, M.R.C.S., Norwich.
Trustees for carrying into effect the above purpose : John Kitson, Esq., Norwich; and Charles Etheridge, Esq., Starston.
Donations will be thankfully received at the banks of Messrs. Gurneys and Co., Norwich and Norfolk, and Messrs. Barclay and Co.; Messrs. J. Hatcbard and Son, Booksellers, Piccadilly; and Messrs. James Nisbet and Co., 21, Berners Street, London. Among the Subscribers are £ 8. d.
£ 6. d. His Grace the Archbishop of Can
The Very Rev. the Dean of Ely - 5 0 0 terbury
N. W. Ridley Colbourne, Esq. The Rev. İ. Lonsdale
0 0 The Venerable Archdeacon Oldershaw
10 0 0 Rt. Hon. J. Hookham Frere 5 Charles Sutton, D.D.
10 0 0 Rev. Temple Frere Hon, and Rev. Edward Pellew
15 0 The Venerable Archdeacon Bonney 1 0 0 Sir Edmund Prideaux, Bart. The Right Rev. Lord Bishop of
Sir George Crewe, Bart., M.P. - 25 0 London
10 0 0 Lady Crewe The Right Rev. Lord Bishop of
Honourable Mr. Justice Patteson 10 0 0 Norwich
15 0 0 Lord Chief Justice Denman 5 0 0 The Rt. Rev. Lord Bishop of Pe
Honourable Mr. Justice Littledale 5 0 0 terborough
5 0 Lord Chief Justice Tindal The Right Rev. Lord Bishop of
Honourable Mr. Justice Park Ely
10 0 0 Honourable Mr. Justice Bosanquet 3 The Right Rev. Lord Bishop of
Honourable Mr. Justice Gaselee 3
The Venerable Archdeacon Pott
Sir Edmund Lacon, Bart. bridge
Sir Jacob Preston, Bart.
5 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
3 0 3 0
The following fearsul catalogue has been published by the Kilkenny Moderator, in reply to the letter of a popish bishop, named Kinsella. It fatally corroborates all the statements made by the Rev. Mortimer O'Sullivan and the other Irish clergymen, but yet we have reason to believe it is defective in a great degree :
It may be remembered that the Bishop of Gloucester said, that many of the protestant clergy had been murdered, and others brutally assaulted. To this, Dr. Kinsella gave a flat denial, asserting that it “ was not true," and adding, “ I have heard but of the murder of one protestant clergyman,—and that occurred some years ago, and had no connexion with the state of religious or political feeling;” and then he proceeds to say—“I call upon your lordship to give the names and residences of the protestant clergymen who have been murdered and assaulted.” “To save some trouble to the Bishop of Gloucester," says the Moderator, “we publish the subjoined :"-(a brief extract is here given)
1829.-October—The Rev. Mr. Going, incumbent of Mealiff, county Tipperary, ASSASSINATED by insurgents on his return home from Thurles. He was shot through the heart when within half a mile of his own house. December 17th-The Rev. Mr. Day, curate of Roscommon, FIRED AT by one of three men, but escaped without injury. A man named Edward Moran was executed for the offence in the month of April following.
1831.–Feb. 28—The Rev. Mr. Willis, residing in Rossbercon, in this county, was PELTED, and HIS CARRIAGE SHATTERED, on his return home from this city. Sept. 24–The steward of the Rev. David Seymour, near Bosagher, MURDERED. The steward of the Rev. Mr. Peacock, of Moate, FIRED AT.
1832.- Jan. 24—The Rev. Irwin Whitty, rector of Golden, in the diocese of Cashel, stoneD TO DEATH, on his return home from the sick-bed of one of his parishioners. Oct. 25—The Rev. George Huston, rector of Feighcullen, near Naas, was shot in his own lawn, while overseeing some of his workmen. Dec. 14—The Rev. Mr. Fergusson, Timoleague, Cork, on his way to Bandon, was attacked by a number of persons. The unfortunate gentleman sought refuge in a house, but he was dragged out and MURDERED. Sept. 9—As the Rev. N. H. Mandeville, curate of Kilbeacon parish, was on his way to Mullinavat, he was met by a party of ruffians who made a furious attack upon him. They PELTED STONES after him, some of which struck the horse on which he rode, and knocked the animal down. Oct. 2–The eldest son of the Rev. M. Goold, rector of Borrisokeane, County Tipperary, was DREADFULLY BEATEN and LEFT FOR DEAD, near Moate. Oct. 20—The house of the Rev. John Kearney, of Bamfort, attacked ; the door broken open, several articles of furniture destroyed, and fire-arms taken. Dec. 14—The Rev. Charles Caulfield was met by five ruffians close to the demesne of Woodsgift, one of whom KNOCKED Mr. Caulfield OFF HIS Same date—The same evening, the house of the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, of Powertown, was attacked. Several shots WERE FIRED into it, but no entrance was effected.
1833.-Sept. 2—The Rev. Wm. Scott, rector, Fired on at Pallasgreen, county Tipperary. Two of the party afterwards taken by Mr. Scott and his
October 9—Several trees, the property of the Rev. Mr. Clarke, of Shronehill, county Tipperary, destroyed. October 29- The Rev. Thomas Caulfield, on his return from Waterstown, county Tipperary, was pelted
He escaped unhurt; a stone 4lbs. weight burst in one of the panels of his gig. Dec. 20––Rev. Mr. Ferguson, on his way from Tallow to Carlow on a jaunting car, was pursued and PELTED WITH Stones by a gang of ruffians. 26—The steward of the Rev. Henry Stannard, of Ballydowell, in this county, WAYLAID AND BEATEN by three men.
1834.- Jan. 7-The Rev. Mr. Whitty, surrounded by a mob, who threatened to murder him and his servant. Being well mounted, they escaped. Jan. 25—The steward of the Rev. John Spray attacked ; several shots Fired in his house. Feb. 23—The Rev, A. Armstrong, on his way to Ballyphilip, county Tipperary, FIRED AT, but escaped. March 7-A SHOT FIRED through the drawing-room window of the Rev. Lloyd, rector of Fennor, co. Tipperary.
THE BLOW OF A