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to those inflicted upon some of their brethren greater aversion, as heretics, by the Church at Damascus ? Who does not see that Pro- of Rome, may expect like mercy, if the same testants, who are regarded with equal or power may yet have rule over them?
RECENT POPISH PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS
BY THE INQUISITION. EDICT OF THE INQUISITION OF ANCONA service of any Christian in any domestic ocAGAINST THE JEWS.
cupation whatever, under pain of being imWe, Fra Vicenzo Salina, of the order of mediately punished according to the pontiPredicatori, Master in Theology, General fical decrees and constitutions. Inquisitor in Ancona, Sinigaglia, Jesi, 2. That all Jews who may possess proOsinio, Cingoli, Macerata, Tolentino, Lo- perty, either in town or country, permanent reto, Recanati, and other towns and dis- or moveable, or rents or interest, or any tricts, &c.
right involving shares in funded property, or It being deemed necessary to revive the leased landed property, must within the full observance of the disciplinary laws rela- term of three months from this day dispose tive to the Israelites residing within our of it by a positive and real, and not by any jurisdiction, and having hitherto without pretended or fictitious, contract. Should effect employed prayers and exhortations this not be done within the time specified, to obtain obedience to those laws in the the Holy Office is to sell the same by public Ghetti (Jewries) of Ancona and Sinigaglia, auction, on proof the annual harvest being authorised by the dispatch of the Sacred and got in. Supreme Inquisition of Rome, dated June 3. That no Hebrew nurses, and still less 10, 1843, expressly enjoining and command- any Hebrew family, shall inhabit the city, or ing the observance of the decrees and pon- reside in, or remove their property into, any tifical constitutions, especially in respect to town or district where there is no Ghetto Christian nurses and domestic servants, or (place of residence for Jews); and that such to the sale of property either in towns or as may actually be there in contumacy to country districts, purchased and possessed the laws must return to their respective previously to 1827, as well as subsequently Ghetto within the peremptory period of six to that period, we decree as follows :- months, otherwise they will be proceeded
1. From the interval of two months after against according to the tenour of the law. the date of this day, all gipsy and Christian 4. That, especially in any city where there domestics, male and female, whether em- is a Ghetto, no Hebrew must presume to ployed by day or by night, must be dismissed associate at table with Christians, either in from service in the said two Ghetti ; and all public-houses or ordinaries, out of the Jews residing within our jurisdiction are ex- Ghetto. pressly prohibited from employing any Chris- 5. That in a city which has a Ghetto no tian nurse, or availing themselves of the Hebrew shall sleep out of the Israelite quarter, nor make free to enter into familiar con- THE POPISH TEE TOTAL versation in a Christian house.
MOVEMENT. 6. That no Hebrew shall take the liberty, under any pretext whatever, to induce male Sir,- The best of causes has, in all ages, Christians, and still less female Christians, suffered by the crafty and designing making to sleep within the boundaries of the Ghetto. use of them for purposes distinct from or
7. That no Hebrew shall hire Christians, opposed to their main end. even only by the day, to work in their hou- Drunkenness is the bane of society; total ses in the Ghetto.
abstinence supplies a remedy for the con8. That no Hebrew, either male or female, firmed drunkard; example and persuasion shall frequent the houses of Christians, or are needful to strengthen his resolution to maintain friendly relations with Christian abstain, and abstinence from intoxication men or women.
raises him at least one step in the scale of 9. That the laws shall remain in force society; therefore Temperance and Tee respecting the decorum to be observed by Total Societies are good in themselves, and the Hebrews who may absent themselves separately considered. But it is only a from their Ghetto, to travel in other parts of negative good, and therefore capable of being the state.
conjoined to either positive good, or positive 10. That all Hebrews are expressly pro- evil. hibited from trafficking in sacred ornaments, Of itself it possesses no value, no interest, or books of any kind, and from purchasing, consequently the active faculties of its memreading, or keeping possession of prohibited bers, liberated by sobriety, must find embooks of any sort, under the penalty of 100 ployment or amusement in some exciting scudi and seven years' imprisonment; and scheme. The first and most natural object they who may have such articles in their would be, to win as many converts as possipossession must surrender them to the Tri- ble. Selfish indeed must they have been, bunal of the Holy Inquisition; and in case could they have remained inactive while one of failing to do so, they will be subject to drunkard was yet unreclaimed. Their efforts the above-mentioned penalty.
were properly directed to the reformation of 11. That the Hebrews, in conveying their drunkards of every creed and nation, pledging dead to the place of burial, shall not observe them only to observe abstinence from inany pomp or ceremony, and must especially toxicating drinks except medicinally, or in a abstain from singing psalms, or carrying religious ordinance. So far well. But betorches or lighted tapers through the streets, yond this every step became more dangerous. without the boundaries of the Ghetto, under The abstinence from intoxication by no pain of forfeiting the torches and tapers, and means bound to or implied abstinence from suffering other punishments, to which the other vices; old habits modified but not nearest relatives of the deceased will be con- changed still had full force with vast numdemned.
bers; religion with its salutary restraints They who violate the above articles will was as distasteful to them now as ever, and incur some or all of the penalties prescribed they must find something to occupy their in the edicts of the Holy Inquisition. And time agreeably, and the danger was that in order that no one may be ignorant of the they would go back; to prevent this, those dispositions above decreed, they shall be for- who had religious principles joined their mally communicated to the deputies and re- Sunday and holyday parties, to the neglect presentatives of the Israelite community of of Sabbath duties and ordinances, and thus this Ghetto of Ancona, with the injunction by degrees attached more importance to that the same shall be published in the syna- this negative virtue than to all the other gogue, the present edict being affixed there- virtues, even to Christianity itself. to; and these dispositions are to be enforced Meantime Rome was no idle spectator; in the same manner as if they were made she saw with alarm many who bore her known to all and every one, and notice must name joined in associations with those of be given forthwith to the Hebrews residing other creeds and of no creed. She therefore out of Ancona, but belonging to this Ghetto. forbad the Catholic associations joining with
Given at Ancona, in the Chancellory of others, but had no objection to any persons the Holy Inquisition, on the 24th of June, pledging in their associations whatever their
creed might be. She felt, and felt truly, FRA VICENSO SALINA,
that her influence in the movement was General Inquisitor. necessary to preserve her ascendancy over DON VITALIANO BURATTINI her benighted people.
(for the Chancellor). But this movement would soon outstrip
these feeble barriers, therefore without delay cannot receive the Lord's Supper but in the she makes an aggressive movement. Á Church of Rome, except they break their skilful soft-tongued Priest begins the work pledge. Having received of them this of reformation in Ireland; success of course pledge, he crosses and blesses them as the follows his efforts--they are so benevolent, children of his Church. Observe how so free from humbug, so unsectarian, so free jesuitically he turns his unsectarian profesfrom party or personal considerations in the sion to suit his purpose. He rejects an eyes of some, and according to his own ac- address because it bore the distinctive name count, that all alarm as to his ulterior ob- of Protestant; he would have done the same jects may be hushed into silence.
had it borne the name of Catholic! Of Success having raised his fame in Ireland, course he would, they are already his--the and his plausible unsectarian profession others must be shorn of their name, or they having excited sympathy in his favour in could not receive his priestly blessing. How England, he pays us a visit under pretence much of unsectarian spirit appeared in this? of reclaiming his own countrymen.
Had he been unsectarian, no such a prosSupposing these professions to be true, tration of principle would have been reof course they will bear investigation; it quired. But it was because they were by cannot, therefore, offend either the Apostle name opposed to his Church, that therefore of temperance, or his master, Gregory XVI., they, not he, must sink their party name, if we claim our right to private judgment, and merge themselves in his Church. and to examine for ourselves.
In his Church they have enrolled their He professes to be unsectarian. As a names; from her official they have received Priest of the Church of Rome this is im- a medal, liberally paying for it, but yet possible. By his oath when he took Priest's published by him ; before her priest they orders, he is bound to use all his powers, have bowed and sworn, and what remains to his influence, and authority in the service of be done, but for her to claim them as hers his Church. If he gains popularity, he when she has the power. must turn it to her account by swelling her Should any one doubt the object of this numbers or increasing her influence. What- priestly movement, the sabbath desecration ever wealth he obtains it is hers; by his vow by public meetings with Popish banners, and of celibacy he is severed from worldly rela- all the bustle of every day business, accomtives, ties, and affections for ever. The panied by the express declaration by one Church of Rome and her advancement take Priest, that it was wholly unconnected with their place and claim his regard, conse- religion, stamps this movement with the quently, he must either be untrue to his impress of Popery. Church, or he cannot be unsectarian. But Compare this with the declaration of the he cannot be untrue to his Church in this Romish hierarchy of Ireland, “We will movement, or he would have been cited to suspend all instruction on Sundays to teach acquit himself before the Pontiff-such is the people Repeal.” Is this a departure the present discipline of his Church. from that declaration, or a precursor to
Can he be unsectarian in this movement, Repeal agitation in England. The event when he is bound by all the obligations will show perhaps too late. Let us beware which his Church lays upon him—the canons —the Tee Total ranks have swelled the of the Council of Trent, the decretals of his Repeal ranks in Ireland. Church, the Bulls of Popes, and the statutes Sir, Protestants are yet asleep after all of Maynooth, to root out and extirpate, either the noble efforts of the Protestant Associaby craft or force, all heretics? He must tion. Let them not slumber until it be too either reclaim them to obedience, or extir- late. Let the authorities prevent the outpate them; the latter he cannot do. Is he rage of public decency which these Sunday not adroitly doing the former?
meetings are perpetrating, and let all who See him as the representative of Rome love the truth and are Tee Totalers, separate receiving homage from those who fancy they from these unhallowed associations, and are only complimenting the man. See him form one of their own. ordering them to kneel before him in the
A PROTESTANT. dust, receiving from them a pledge of allegiance, not to the principle of total abstinence, that they have already pledged to,
POPISH BLASPHEMY. but to the priest, the repesentative of Rome. Mark how he fixes them as her's; he pledges THE “ Annals of the Propagation of the them to abstain from fermented liquors, Faith," as most of our readers know, is a without any exception, consequently they Roman Catholic publication, giving an account of the proceedings of a society under may get it also into their hands for such the special patronage of his Holiness Gre- godly use and purpose.” gory XVI.
Is not Popery then in our day the same These Annals are occasionally publica- in her idolatrous and superstitious rites and tions: and during the last year, the English practices, that she was in the time of our branch of the Association printed 18,000 forefathers,—and ought not our opposition copies, besides several thousand copies of to be equally firm and christian ? prospectuses.
The writer proceeds :-“ At length the If any one would wish to know what Po- wished-for day arrived. When we came to pery is doing in the wide world, to bring the moment of communion, my tears flowed over the heathen from the idolatries of pa- in abundance. The men presented themganism to the idolatries of Romanism, her selves first ; the women came then enveloped mode of proceeding to the accomplishment in their white blankets as in a religious of this end,-her truthfulness, as to what veil. Being prostrated during the ceremony, she terms conversion,-her charitable feel- all advanced on their knees to the holy table. ings towards Protestant missionaries,—and We may believe that had they known of any other things connected with the working other mode of expressing greater humility and operations of this mystery of iniquity, they would have practised it. After having they can here gain much of the information RECEIVED THEIR GOD, they remained mothey may require.
tionless, and one might have supposed them We purpose occasionally to advert to dead, were it not that their lips moved these “Annals." The great scale upon slowly, and their faces appeared lighted up. which Rome is acting, ought to shame the No, I have never anywhere witnessed such puny efforts of British Christians; and a recollection and piety." consciousness of the deadly nature of the What a frightful perversion of christianity cup which Popery mingles - the corrupt is here !—The cross lifted up, not to destroy christianity she imparts — should awaken but to promote idolatry. many a pious prayer and strenuous exertion, to preoccupy the ground that she will otherwise take possession of, and plant the stan
CABINET. dard of the cross, the truth as it is in Jesus We must be content to be despised with -pure christianity instead of its worst cor- Christ here in this world, that we may be ruption.
glorified with him in yonder world.”- BiIn an early number for 1843, there is a
a shop Latimer's Sermon, Christ the best Phyletter from "ito Celestine, Bishop of Vin- • cennes,” who had been laboring amongst the tribe of the Pottawattomies, an Indian tribe, and amongst whom his labors had
POETRY. been very successful.
LINES ON THE OXFORD "On going one day to visit them,” he
MEMORIAL, says, "they asked his benediction ; whilst a group around us was melted to tears at the
ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE POPERY'S sight of a particle of the sacred wood of the
CRUELTY. cross, which had been exposed to their view." They purified his temple,-cast
If it were not for the solemnity of the Buyers and sellers forth; subject, it would be amusing to think what And then, without a murmur, pass'd an enormous pile a collection of all the Through man's short “ day of wrath.” sainted relics which this fond church of Oh! may we keep that temple pure, Rome has so mysteriously treasured up,
And in their faith abide ; would make-the head or arm of the same Yes ! like them to the end endure, saint in several cities; and with reference to Should we, like them, be tried. the cross, the third part of the sermon against peril of idolatry (see Homilies of
Oh! may our hearts within us stir, Church of England, p. 254, thus proceeds:
When thus are brought to mind, “And whereas our Lord bare his cross
Our Cranmer, Ridley, Latimer, alone, if all the pieces of the relics were
The friends of all mankind; gathered together, the greatest ship in Eng
Then not in vain yon stately spire land would scarcely bear them; and yet the
Shall proudly lift its head, greatest part of it, they say, doth yet re
Arising from the mould'ring pyre main in the hands of the infidels, for which
Of England's martyr'd dead. they pray in their beads-bidding, that they
bers will be required to provide themselves
with the “ Exercises” in 3 parts, at 6d. each, "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.”—1 Thess. v. 17. or the “ Manual” in 2 parts, at 2s.6d. each,
which may be had of the Secretary. The Members of the various Protestant The first lesson of the Course will be given Operative Associations will be glad to learn, (D.v.) on Monday Evening, September 18th, that the Rev. A. S. THELWALL, M.A. has 1843, at the Parochial Boys' School, corner promised, “ if the Lord will,” to preach a of Red Cross Street, Union Street, and be course of Five LECTURES, on the IDOLATRY continued every succeeding Monday and OF THE CHURCH OF ROME, more particu- Friday Evening, from half-past 8 till 10 larly addressed to Protestant Operatives and o'clock, until the Course is completed. No Sunday School Teachers, at Bedford Chapel, person can be admitted a Member after the Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury; to commence Second Lesson.-J. S. SYKES, Secretary. on Wednesday Evening, Sept. 6th, and to be The Inquisition again.-A great sensation continued every Wednesday Evening till has been created amongst the Hebrews in concluded.
the City by the promulgation of the edict The following are the subjects proposed: of the Pope by the Inquisition of Ancona, I. THE SIN AND DANGER OF IDOLATRY. which they consider tantamount to the ban
Sept. 6th. ishment of their countrymen from the Papal II. THE IDOLATRY OF THE Host, states. Such a measure was totally unex
Sept. 13th. pected by them in the present age in Europe, III. THE INVOCATION OF Saints, and the general exclamation is, that did the
Sept. 20th. power exist coequal with the will, the same IV. THE WORSHIP OF IMAGES,
anathema would be issued against Protes
Sept. 27th. tants. The Jews continue to be almost the V. A WARNING TO God's PEOPLE, only merchants in the Papal states, so that
Oct. 4th. it will, to a considerable extent, derange the Divine Service to commence at 7 o'clock. channels of intercourse with Italy. True Protestants are earnestly invited to A meeting of the Marylebone Association attend, and to pray for a blessing on the was held in the Fitzroy School Rooms, Grafword preached.
ton-street, on Friday, August 4. SubjectTO THE OPERATIVE CLASSES. - At a The necessity of Christian Union. Chairman, Meeting of Operatives held on Thursday the Rev. A. S. Thelwall. Speakers, Messrs. Evening, the 20th July, 1843, a Committee Allen, Callow, Binden, and Smith. was appointed to form an Association, to be On Thursday, August 10, the Tower called the Southwark Singing Association, Hamlets Association held a crowded Meetfor the study and practice of Vocal Music, ing, composed chiefly of Tee-totalers, for on the method of Wilhem, as adopted by J. the purpose of pointing out to Protestants Hullah, Esq. The Association will be un- the impolicy and danger of their uniting with der the patronage of the Rev. W. Curling, Papists in the Temperance Movement. The M.A., Rev. S. Benson, M.A.. Rev. J. Hor- Meeting was held in the St. James' Sunday ton, Rev. M. H. Seymour, M.A., and G. F. and Infant School Room, Ratcliffe. The West, Esq. Organist of St. George the Mar- Rev. A. W. H. Rose, A.M. in the Chair. tyr. The Classes will be conducted by Mr. Speakers, Capt. Hyland, and Messrs. TheoJ. E. Minot, an authorised Teacher of the philus A. Smith and Binden. The notice of above system. Any one wishing to join the the meeting caused an unusual excitement Association (whether male or female) may in the neighbourhood. obtain Cards at 2s. 6d. each, (for the whole The Shoreditch and Hackney Association course of 60 Lessons,) by applying to Mr. held a Meeting on Tuesday, August 22, in J. S. Sykes, 3, Adam's Place, High Street; the Lecture Roorn, 153, Shoreditch. ChairMr. Todd, 31, Worcester Street; Mr. Ro- man, Mr. Binden.' Speakers, the Rev. S. A. gers, 2, Great Dover Street; or Mr. Smith, Dubourg, and Messrs. Poole, H. Dixon, of 15, Great Dover Street, Borough. Mem- Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and Callow.
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