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49. A piece of the stone under which was [All the above relics are preserved in a laid St. Catharine, virgin and martyr. large shrine.]
50. The bones of St. Mary Magdalene 136 cases of relics of other saints and and twenty-five other virgins and martyrs. martyrs, male and female, of whom the pro
51. Relics of Elizabeth, queen and widow, per names are not known through their anti
52. Relics of St. Bridget and four other quity, and this shrine was that of St. Gregory virgins and martyrs.
the Pope. 53. Relics of 11,000 virgins and martyrs.
POPERY IRRECONCILEABLE WITH PURITY IN RELIGION,
OR FREEDOM IN CIVIL GOVERNMENT. POLITICAL power we cannot grant, because private confession, and the capricious absothe same history which sometimes relates lution. The essentials, and the non-essenyour good qualities as subjects, uniformly tials of our faith, all, all, are different. We asserts your opposite qualities as legislators. cannot walk together unless we be agreed; Your patience under adversity cannot prove we cannot agree unless one be reformed.that the community would be benefitted by Townsend's Accusations of History against your power in prosperity.
the Church of Rome, p. 196-7. * You wish that the Protestant and Romanist would abstain from contention, and SUTTON COLDFIELD GRAMMAR unite in defence of our common Christi
SCHOOL. anity." We dare not abstain from contention. The tares are mingled with the wheat, The following extract from the Tablet shows and though both must grow together till the the absurdity, impiety, and superstition of harvest, the Protestant labourer must en- Popery. It shows also how much she would courage the one and guard against the other. delight to regain all that she considers once SCARCELY IS OUR CHRISTIANITY COMMON. was hers. Vested rights, as against her, are The Scriptures which teach us, are different; of very little weight. Those conversant with for you receive as inspired the Apocryphal her principles, will feel little or no surprise at books. Our objects of worship are different; this effusion, which is so congenial to them; for you place on the throne of God, the and need not wonder, if Rome had the power, Virgin, the saints, and the angels. Our to see her exerting it to regain all lost estates, seals of faith are different; for you have ele- entirely, or to exact heavy fines from those who vated useful or doubtful institutions to the hold in trust for her, as she would tell them. rank of sacraments. Our modes of disci. * This work we are happy to inform our readers pline are different; for we reject the arbitra
is in course of republication as one of the Popular
Series of the Protestant Association, and will be ry fastings, the priest-inflicted penance, the edited by the Rev. J. E. Cox, Rector of
“ Sutton Coldfield Grammar School.--Pro- sion," "Scriptural Education," "Repeal of perty worth (in the present day) – 390 a the Emancipation Bill,” “Rev. T. D. Gregg year, with a house and land worth £ 80 a and Protestant Operative 'Association,” &c., year, were left in the reign of Henry VIII. &c., &c. On the table on the platform to trustees; who were to find a learned lay- were two equestrian figures of King William man to teach grammar and say the De Pro- III., dressed out with orange and blue fundis for the soul of the benefactor, John ribbons. A considerable number of ladies Vesey. This property has been, till lately, were among those present at the soiree. alienated from the School purposes, and Several of the male portion of the assemblage applied to private emolument; but a late wore orange and blue scarfs. decree of the Lord Chancellor has restored Shortly after eight o'clock the Rev. T. D. the School, under a liberal arrangement; GREGG, Vice-President, was called to the cheating, however, the testator's soul out of chair by acclamation. the De Profundis, and excluding, we presume, The Rev. Gentleman, on taking the chair, all pupils of the bishop's belief from its said that he could not but feel himself hoadvantages. As long as there remains a noured in a degree far beyond his desert, in learned layman in England, able and willing being called to preside over so vast and so to teach grammar and say the De Profundis, respectable an assemblage of the Protestants is it just to give the administration of these of Dublin. He did hope that the presidential funds to any person not so qualified ?" chair on the occasion would have been occu
pied by some nobleman or gentleman of
rank or influence; but the letters shortly DUBLIN FIFTH OF NOVEMBER to be laid before the meeting would lead SOIREE AT THE ROTUNDO.
them to see that it was no dislike to their
views or being averse to the organization It will we believe gratify and cheer many in which, perhaps, most of those present of our friends to read of the doings in were included, which prevented them from Dublin on the Sixth of November, and we the honor which the Committee had sought; have at a great and unusual length given and on every account he entreated a spirit some extracts from the proceedings on that of order, indulgence, and good feeling ; so occasion.
as that a great display of Protestant strength, We have not however in our confined unanimity, enthusiasm and national gratispace been able to find room for speeches, tude, might take place, and thus push fornor for all the letters and communications ward the glorious object which they had in received, but we give some of the most view, the promotion of the happiness and interesting.
true prosperity of their native country, and The members of the Protestant Operative of their countrymen in general. Association and Reformation Society had a Grace was then sung by the whole comsoirée and tea party at the Rotundo on Mon- pany standing, uncovered. day evening, to celebrate “the anniversary of Tea and cakes in large quantities were the Gunpowder Plot and the arrival in Eng. brought in ; and under the attentive direction land of King William III., of glorious and of the stewards the vast assemblage was, as immortal memory.” The entrance to the far as possible, accommodated with seats at round room was thrown open at 7 o'clock, the tables, and all supplied with the refreshand in a few minutes the room became ments provided for them, after which thanks densely crowded in every part, so much so were returned by all in full chorus. that many persons unable to endure the Mr.Wm. Battersby, who acted as secretary, suffocating heat were obliged to leave. read letters from the Marquis of Downshire, Others who arrived a little too late, not being Lord Lorton, Earl of Roden, Colonel Bruen, able to find room, were also obliged to go &c., &c. away. On the walls of the room were affixed
"Tollymore Park, Oct. 31, 1843. banners of orange and blue coloured silk, on “SIR I received your letter late last which were inscribed the following, among night, on my return from Belfast, inviting other mottoes :-“Protestant Ascendancy,'' me to attend and preside at the meeting of “No Popery,” “No Surrender," "Lord the Protestant Operative Society in Dublin, Roden," “ Ten Bishops restored,” “Lord which is intended to be held on the evening Lorton and Protestant Operative Asso. of the 6th instant, at the Rotundo. ciation of Cork,” “Marquess of Donegal “I regret extremely that circumstances and Protestant Operative Association of prevent my being in Dublin on that day, Belfast," “ Colonel Bruen," “ Grogan and otherwise I should have felt it a privilege to Gregory,” “No Ecclesiastical Commis- witness the honest efforts of my Protestant
brethren to uphold the British constitution
“Oak Park, Oct. 24, 1843. in Ireland, by opposing the project of a “SIR-A short absence from home has repeal of the legislative union. It is very prevented me from sooner becoming acevident to every true Protestant that such a quainted with the wishes of the committee of measure aims at the destruction of the Pro- your society. Much as I should wish to testant religion amongst us, and finally at gratify them, and highly honoured as I feel the ruin and misery of all grades and deno- by the distinction they would confer on me, minations of our Protestant people. I beg yet I regret to say that there are circumto enclose you a donation of ten pounds to stances which render it impossible for me to the funds of your society, which, I trust, will attend the meeting in November. With be received as my humble testimony to the respect to the station that you are so good value of those principles on which it is as to say I hold in the estimation of my founded. I rejoice to think that in Cork, Protestant brethren, I shall only say that Belfast, and elsewhere similar Institutions the good opinion of such men is, I trust, are in operation, calculated to unmask the duly estimated by one to whom their interests, deception practised as to the object of repeal, in the most extensive sense, are dear, and and to demonstrate to our loyal fellow coun- would think no sacrifice too great to make for trymen that it is the unlimited and exclusive their welfare. sway of the Church of Rome in Ireland
“I have the honor to be which is the main end that is sought to be
“ Your faithful humble servant, produced. I am led to prize these operative
"H. BRUEN. societies the more, inasmuch as they are “ Wm. Compton Espy, Esq. &c." strictly according to law, and, though last not
“ Beaulieu, Nov. 4, 1843. least, because they are the spontaneous efforts “ Sir I regret extremely that it is not in of the middle and humble, but independent my classes of my Protestant fellow-countrymen, the committee to attend the meeting of the
En my power to accept the kind invitation of “I have the honor to be, Sir, Protestant Operative Association and Refor“Your obedient Servant,
mation Society on Monday evening. It
“RODEN. “To the Secretary of the
would have given me the greatest pleasure
to witness a scene of enthusiastic and rational Protestant Operative Society, Dublin.”
commemoration of events that as yet have “Rockingham, Oct. 30, 1843. secured to us our civil and religious liberties. "SiR_This post has brought me yours From what I have observed of your proceedof the 28th, and in reply I beg leave to ings, I confidently look forward to the society, acknowledge the compliment it contains : ever keeping in mind the essential difference but at the same time have to regret that. between person and principle, and that an from a multiplicity of business, it will not be undying hostility to the abominations of a in my power conveniently to be present at false and idolatrous, and therefore a persecuthe commemoration of the birth-day of the ting form of religion, will be in union with great King William, the true friend of civil an active love towards the pitiable dupes of and religious liberty, &c. I have therefore priestly domination. I beg of you to to request you will be so good as to make accept the enclosed mite towards your funds, my apology to the Committee.
and also a book written by an English “ I have the honor to be, Sir, clergyman that
clergyman that has struck me as calculated “Your very obedient, &c. to encourage us, and may be made useful
LORTON. should it be possible to establish a lending "Wm. Compton Espy, Esq. &c.”
library for the Sunday reading of our poorer
members, and to which, anxious for the “ Hillsborough, Oct. 31, 1843.
proper employment of the Sabbath, I shall “SIR-I have been favoured yesterday be happy to contribute with your letter of the 28th inst., and am
“I remain, Sir, sorry that it will not be in my power to
“Yours very faithfully, accept the invitation conveyed in your letter
"Alex. Johnson MONTGOMERY. to me to attend the Protestant soirée meeting “ Wm. Compton Espy, Esq.” on Monday the 6th of November, and request you to make my excuse to the
" Blackrock House, Nov. 6th, 1843. Protestant Society accordingly.
“My Dear SiR-On my arrival here from “I remain, Sir,
England, I received your most kind invita“Your obedient Servant, tion on the part of your loyal and highly
“DOWNSHIRE. respected committee, to attend your com“ Wm. Compton Espy, Esq. Sec." memorative soirée at the Rotundo, on this evening, the 6th of November. It would made to her than to Him; more confidence have afforded me the sincerest pleasure to is placed in her intercession, than in that of have been able to accept an invitation from the Saviour ? The following is translated a confederation of Protestant patriots whose from a printed paper hung on the walls of a sentiments so entirely correspond with my church in Mons: own, but I cannot venture out in the night “I salute you, my Divine Queen, amiable air without great risk. I read all your Mary. I adore and bless the design which proceedings, however, with the deepest in- God has, of glorifying you in this holy place, terest and proportionate gratification. and of glorifying himself in you. To con
“I have the honor to be, my dear Sir, tribute as much as lies in my power to the With every sentiment of esteem, regard, admirable purpose of this supreme majesty, and respect, yours,
and to render you the honor due to you, I “HARCOURT LEES." cast myself, Holy Virgin, at the foot of the
« Adare. Nov. 2. 1843. throne of your glory, and with my humble « DEAR SIR-I had the pleasure of re- respect, offer you that which all earth and ceiving your note of the 27th ult. inviting heaven render to you. Amiable Mediatrix me on the part of the committee of the between God and man, it is particularly in Protestant Association to the great Protes- this holy place, you exercise this glorious tant soirée to be held on the 6th inst. Will office, and open to poor mortals the treasures you please tell the committee that I thank of divine favours, which, without your aid, them for the honor intended me, and that if Heaven would refuse. Refuge of the miserI were at all within reach I would gladly able, Protectress of all who call upon you, accept such an invitation, as I consider your particularly in this holy place, condescend society of vast importance at the present to pour on me your grace and to help your moment, and raised up by the Most High poor servant, who will do his utmost to not only to revive the hopes of Protestantism. proclaim, at all times, and in all places, your and to support her in the stagger which she praise and honor, to the greater glory of God received from the heavy blow and great and of his Holy Mother.” discouragement of her mistaken friends
Sau The following is translated from a card not only I say for this purpose, but unders
C sold in the shops at Brussells, illuminated the divine blessing to be the means of with gold and various colours: directing the minds of our poor Roman
“To Mary, Catholics to that truth which alone can make “ Our mother who are in Heaven. free. It shall be my fervent prayer to the “Our mother who are in heaven, O Mary,
Giver of every good and perfect gift' that blessed be your name for ever, let your love He may direct your hearts into the love of come to all our hearts, let your desires be God, and the patient waiting for Christ, and accomplished on the earth as in heaven; that Protestants generally may be brought give us this day grace and mercy, give us to consider seriously upon the exhortation the pardon of our faults, as we hope from of the Apostle—be ye therefore stedfast, your unbounded goodness, and let us no immoveable, always abounding in the work more sink under temptation, but deliver us of the Lord, for as much as ye know your from evil. Amen.” labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. Easily conceiving that our friends will “Yours faithfully,
have the greatest difficulty in believing it “RICHARD MAUNSELL. possible so to imitate the Lord's Prayer and “Wm. Compton Espy, Esq.”
apply it to the Virgin, we give the original to convince them of the fact.
“A Marie, THE GODDESS OF BELGIUM. “Notre mère qui étes aux cieux.
Roman Catholicism flourishes in this “Notre mère qui êtes aux cieux, ô Marie, que country (Belgium) as in a hot-bed. Rome votre nom soit béni à jamais, que votre itself cannot vie with it, in blind and active amour vienne à tous les cœurs, que vos zeal for all that is connected with the in- désirs s'accomplissent en la terre comme au terests of that awful system; and as may be ciel ; donnez-nous aujourd'hui la grâce et expected, Popery shows itself in all its un. la miséricorde, donnez-nous le pardon de blushing idolatry. Money is lavished on the nos fautes, comme nous l'espérons de votre building and adorning of churches, shrines, bonté sans bornes, et ne nous laissez plus and Virgins. The Virgin Mary is exalled succomber à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous and worshipped as divine, she receives more du mal. Ainsi soit-il.''--( From the appeal homage than Christ. More offerings are of the Belgium Evangelical Society for 1843.)
POPERY OBSTRUCTS THE PROPA- truth's sake-have applied to the Foreign GATION OF THE GOSPEL OF Office ; but though the reply has been that OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
instructions have been sent to Her Ma
jesty's minister in Portugal, directing him BISHOP WATSON, in a letter to Gibbon, to require, that with reference to Dr. Kalquotes the following from Helvetius : ley's case, the authorities of Funchal shall
“Popery, in the eyes of a sensible man, be ordered to respect the rights secured to is nothing but pure idolatry. We are as- British subjects by the treaties at present in tonished at the absurdity of the religion of force between Great Britain and Portugal the heathen. The religion of the Papist still Dr. Kalley remains in prison. Is this will one day greatly astonish posterity."'-- as things ought to be? Whence this bold The bishop then continues : -" We trust aggression upon British Protestants abroad? that day is not at a great distance ; and Is it the anticipated return for concessions Deism will then be buried in the ruins of made to Roman Catholics at home? Whence the Church of Rome ; for the taking of the this apathy prevailing in England upon the superstition, the avarice, the ambition, the subject? We trust it will not long prevail, intolerance of Antichristianism, for Christi- but as the facts become known, public opianity, has been the great error upon which nion will be aroused; and may He who infidelity has built its system both at home brings good out of evil, cause the hostility and abroad.”
offered to Christianity and the Bible in the
person of Dr. Kalley, to be the means of POPISH PERSECUTION IN opening the eyes of our countrymen, before MADEIRA.
they have entirely placed their country,
their liberty, their religion, beneath the Most of our readers are aware that Dr.
tyrant grasp of Romish despotism !! Kalley, a British subject, has been imprisoned at Madeira, for teaching the word of
CABINET. God, and proclaiming to perishing sinners " There is not in the world a greater sign the glad tidings of salvation by faith in that the spirit of reprobation is beginning Jesus Christ.
upon a man, than when he is habitually and Dr. Kalley, a physician from
Scotland; constantly, or very frequently, weary, and
Scotland, arrived some years ago at Madeira; and
slights or loathes holy offices.”—Taylor's remaining there longer than he had at first Holy Living, p. 277. expected, he established a hospital, to the
Gifts are not graces. maintenance of which he devoted the profes- Privileges habitually neglected and dessional emolument derived from a wealthier pised,' are the sure precursors of judgments. class of patients. He endeavoured to benefit the souls, not less than the bodies, of those
POETRY. with whom he was brought into contact, and many, it is to be hoped, have heard from ANCIENT SONNET ON RIDLEY. him the Word of Life.
Read in the progress of this blessed story, The desire to read the Bible grew in pro Rome's cursed cruelty and Ridley's glory. portion as they became acquainted with the
Rome's syren, sang, but Ridley's careless ear
Was deaf ;-she charmed, but Ridley would not truths it contained; and persecution at last hear; arose. After the converts had been perse Rome sang preferment, but brave Ridley's tongue
Condemned that false preferment which Rome cuted, Dr. Kalley himself became the object
| sung;-. of attack, and from suffering many afflictive Rome 'whispered wealth, but Ridley, whose great and trying events, has been at length con
Was godliness, he waived it with disdain; signed to prison.
Rome threatened durance, but great Ridley's mind This we believe contrary to the law of Was too, too strong, for threats or chains to bind;
Rome thundered death, but Ridley's dauntless eye Portugal prevailing there, and the provisions
Star'd in death's face, and scorn'd death standing which guarantee to all, liberty to worship by ;God in their own houses, according to the In spite of Rome, for England's faith he stood, dictates of their conscience.
And in the flames he seal'd it with his blood. Dr. Kalley has applied to be liberated
INTELLIGENCE. even on bail, though he has been pronounced to have done nothing for which he might be justly imprisoned. His application has
"PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.”—1 Thess.v. 17. not been acceded to. He has applied to the The Protestant Almanack for 1844 is now British authorities; and both he and others publishing in sheets and in books, embel-his private friends, and those who have lished with wood-cuts. Among these is a known him only by his suffering for the correct view of the interior of the Ladye