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sense which she gives to it which is alone all right, ought to govern us, who are the the true one. She cannot err: her decisions sword, by God's appointment, for the peoare then the divine meaning, and should she ple's safety. He who rules without the declare sin to be virtue, the faith of the Bible, is not to be called God's minister, or humble disciple is bound to believe it.” a king. Under that we ought to live, to

This is the fundamental principle of the fight, to govern the people, and to perform Church of Rome; and this also, says she, all our affairs. From that alone we obtain that which forms the confidence and repose all power, virtue, grace, salvation, and whatof each one of the faithful. His religion is soever we have of divine strength.” When in his priest. Let him follow his direction, the pious young king had said this, he, with and receive just so much as he (the priest) the greatest reverence, commanded the Bible communicates to him, and that will be all to be brought, and carried before him. of the Bible that he ought to know. “For the moment,” says that Church, “that he

BEZA.—It is related of Beza, one of the doubts, or questions the authority and de-

e reformers, that when he was old, and could cision of the Church, he in fact separates

e not recollect the names of persons and himself: he ceases to be Catholic.” * « The

things he had heard but a few minutes Church,” it adds, “is above the Bible; for

before, he could remember and repeat the it was before the Bible.”

for epistles of St. Paul, which he had committed Such is the sad condition of Romanists"

to memory when he was young. everywhere; and this is a cause of great The Irish PROTESTANTS.—It is related, grief to the disciples of the Bible. Poor in the papers of Richard earl of Cork, that deluded Romanists who believe their Church towards the conclusion of Queen Mary's and not that which God says !

reign, a commission was signed for the perStranger. But the Bible, the priest says, secution of the Irish Protestants; and, to is very obscure or very difficult for unlettered give greater weight to this important affair, people to understand.

Dr. Cole was nominated one of the commisDisciple.—But unlettered or ignorant peo- sion. The doctor, in his way to Dublin, ple are men ; and it is to the whole human stopped at Chester, where he was waited race that the God of heaven has proclaimed upon by the mayor ; to whom, in the course his love. To suppose that this gracious mes of conversation, he imparted the object of sage may be obscure or difficult to under- his mission, and exhibited the leather box stand, is to say that that which is charity, or which contained his credentials. The misthe proclamation of the love of God to man, tress of the inn, where this interview took is less good or less wise than the Father place, being a Protestant, and having overof this world: when I say to my children heard the conversation, seized the opportuthat I love them, my words do not appear nity, while the doctor was attending the to them either obscure or abstruse. And mayor to the bottom of the stairs, of exsuch was also the sentiment of the Saviour, changing the commission for a dirty pack whether when he delivered to the people his of cards, on the top of which she facetiously long and admirable Sermon on the Mount ; turned up the knave of clubs. The doctor, whether when he taught, in the city, in the little suspecting the trick, secured his box, village, by the sea-side, or in the field, the pursued his journey, and arrived in Dublin crowds of men and women who hung with on the 7th of October, 1558. He then lost raptures on his words. He never feared no time in presenting himself before Lord that his expressions were too profound, nor Fitzwalter and the privy council; to whom, that the people could not understand them. after an explanatory speech, the box was (To be continued.)

presented, which, to the astonishment of all present, was found to contain only a pack of

cards ! The doctor, greatly chagrined, rePROTESTANT ANECDOTES.

turned instantly to London, to have his com

mission renewed: but while waiting a second King EDWARD VI.---At the coronation time on the coast for a favourable wind, the of this monarch, which was on February 20, news reached him of the queen's decease, 1546, he being then only nine years old, which prevented the persecution that would when three swords were brought, as signs of have otherwise proved so awful a calamity ! his being king of three kingdoms, he said Queen Elizabeth was so much gratified with there was one yet wanting. And when the these facts, which were related to her by nobles about him asked him what that was, Lord Fitzwalter, on his return to England, he answered, “ The Bible !” “ That book," that she sent for the woman, whose name was added he, " is the sword of the Spirit, and to Elizabeth Edmonds, and gave her a pension be preferred before these swords. That in of forty pounds a year during her life.

POETRY,
THE MASSACRE OF THE PROTESTANTS AT PARIS,

AUGUST, 24, 1572.
St. BARTHOLOMEW's day! we remember the time,
So fearfully dark in the annals of crime,
When France saw her thousands who worshipp'd the Lord,
Fall, hewn to the ground by Rome's treacherous sword;
When her blood-hounds raged fierce to unpeople the land,
When a king on his flock turned his butchering hand ;
And the old and the young, and the weak and the brave,
Undistinguish'd were cast into one common grave.
Thou smilest, proud harlot ! perchance at the thought
Which Bartholomew's day to our memory hath brought ;
And high on thy throne, in thy purple and pride,
The woes of our martyrs canst calmly deride.
But deep on thy heart lies the guilt of that day ;
The shrieks of the dying have not passed away,
The cry of their blood hath ascended to heav'n,
And a day for dread vengeance will surely be giv'n.
Strangely flushed is thy cheek, but it is not with wine;
Thy hand grasps a cup, and thy brow bears a sign;
Thine eye glares with hatred, thy proud lip is curled
With a smile of contempt which defies the whole world.
But, mark it, thou drunken with holiest blood !
The day of thy plagues will come in as a flood;
The year of the Lord's purchas'd people draws nigh,
And the light of his coming will hash on thine eye.
We look on the blood which thy right hand hath spilt ;
We joy for our martyrs, we mourn for thy guilt ;
Though thy brow is as brass, and thy heart is as steel,
And thou laugh’st at our words—for thy woes we can feel ;
The smoke of thy burning to heav'n will ascend,
The shrieks of thy tortures the deep hell will rend;
While loud hallelujahs triumphant proclaim,
God hath punished thy guilt, and avenged his great name !

M. A. STODART.

CABINET. I see there is no man so happy as to have faithfully and kindly, and effectually with all things, and no man so miserable as not men, we must begin with them where God to have some. Why should I look for a in his word begins with them. We must better condition than all others ? If I have clearly and impressively set before them somewhat, and that of the best things, I will their apostacy and depravity; their spiritual in thankfulness enjoy them, and want the poverty and wretchedness; their ignorance rest, with contentment.-BISHOP HALL. and utter helplessness, their need of a divine

and justifying righteousness, and of the It is in vain to pluck the leaves off a tree; sprinkling of the blood of atonement, to give they will grow again. Lay the axe to the them peace and acceptance with God. We root, and the leaves will all fall off and will must urge on their consideration the necesappear no more. Grappling with particular sity of a change of heart, and of the abiding sins and vices merely, cannot warrantably and indwelling influences of the Holy Spirit, be expected to produce any radical improves to produce in them, through the knowledge ment of heart, any salutary change of prin- of Christ, that godly sorrow for sin, which ciple, any real reformation of life. To deal worketh repentance to salvation, not to be Sibley.

repented of: to lead them into all divine The Commissioners believe, that in the truth, to subdue their iniquities, to dispose Manchester workhouse a room is allotted and enable them to love the Lord their God for the religious services of the Roman with all their heart and soul and strength Catholic Clergyman, and they think it would and mind, and their neighbours as them- be advisable for the select vestry to adopt a selves ; and in all things to prepare them similar course in the Liverpool workhouse." for serving, honoring, and enjoying God; The vestry did not adopt the course recomfor rightly performing the duties which they mended. Manchester.—The Popish chapel owe to their fellow-sinners in all the rela- in this town is to be sold immediately, with tions of life, to inspire them, even in death, permission for the present occupants to retain with the hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus, possession for two years; meanwhile, a and to prepare them for the glory and the splendid mass-house is to be built in a more bliss of heaven.

eligible position. St. Albans.-Priest Ward, writing to the Tablet, August 9: “I have

the honour to be the first priest stationed in INTELLIGENCE.

this mission since the Reformation.” Luton.

-This same priest writes : “ On the first of "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING."-1 Thess. v. 17. June, I celebrated the first Sunday mass

that Luton had known for centuries.” Southwark.--A crowded and respectable IRELAND.-Escape of a Nun from the meeting of the Members and Friends of this Milltown Convent. There is a great deal of Association was held in the National School talk in this town about the return of Miss Room, Borough Road, on Tuesday Evening, Burke to her father's home from the MillAugust 19, Mr. James Callow in the Chair. town convent, and the causes that led to this The Speakers were, the Revs. H. Robbins unusual step, which has been very much and T. T. Cuffe, and Messrs. Binden and opposed by the conventual authorities.

However, no persuasion, or even threat _Liverpool.- A crowded Meeting of the could prevail on this young person to conToxteth Park Protestant Operative Society tinue an inmate of the convent. She is was held on Monday night, in the Hall, daughter to William Burke, a most respectMile-street, for the purpose of hearing some able resident of Castlemain. · What makes details relative to the history and principles this circumstance the more talked of is, of the order of Jesuits, and to warn against that a brother of her's left Maynooth, and the insidious maneuvres of that wily body,” is now a student of Trinity College.-who, it appears, are busy in that locality. Kerry Evening Post.-Clongowes Wood ColThe chair was taken by Charles H. Horsfal, lege, near Maynooth. The yearly academical Esq., who briefly addressed the Meeting concours of this thriving institute of the upon the position which Protestant Associa- Jesuits in Ireland, was held on Thursday. tions occupy in the eye of the public, and Dr. Murray celebrated a Pontifical High gave it as his opinion that they were now Mass. The number of pupils training to do more important than at any former period the work of the Jesuits in Ireland, Engin their history. The Rev. Mr. Parry ad- land, &c., is very large. dressed the Meeting, and concluded by a COLONIAL. — Trinidad. — The new demand for “No surrender," which was Vicar Apostolic of this island is expected to warmly responded to. The Meeting was sail from England shortly with a large numsubsequently addressed by the Rev. W. R. ber of priests. Popery is gaining great Hunt, J. Volan, and C. H. Marshall, after accessions in Trinidad. Dr. , Brady has which the audience dispersed.

recently been consecrated at Rome Vicar ENGLAND. - Liverpool. — The Popish Apostolic of Western Australasia. Grenada. priests of this town are seeking to obtain --Five Popish Churches are in the course permission to perform their idolatrous wor- of erection in this island. ship in the workhouse. At the meeting of FOREIGN.—Cologne.--The king of the the select vestry on Tuesday, July 29, a Netherlands has, through his Excellency letter was read from the Poor Law Commis- M. Scherff, Dutch Minister Plenipotentiary sioners, from which we extract the follow- at the Germanic Confederation, caused to be ing :—"The Commissioners have always intimated his Majesty's intention of subbeen in the habit of approving of arrange- scribing 1,000 florins towards rebuilding the ments by which Protestant Dissenters, being cupola of Cologne Cathedral. This is the inmates of a workhouse, meet to attend second Protestant Sovereign who has subDivine service, celebrated by a Dissenting scribed to rebuild that Popish Cathedral. minister, in a room in the workhouse. ... France. The French political world is busy with the approaching elections. Like other people), but the Aulic Council of Education parties, the Ultramontane or Jesuit have has opened to them all the colleges of the issued their circular to the electors. A empire. No other steps are necessary in struggle is to be made to recover the ground obtaining the direction of any educational they have lost by the recent movement of the establishment than for the candidate to obGovernment against them. Turkey.--The tain testimonials of fitness from the superiors agents of the Propaganda have lately opened of the order.'L'Esperance. Secrecy in a Popish Chapel at Mitylene (the ancient the Confessional.—The following appears in Lesbos). A fresh draft of priests has left some of the French papers as a private letter France for Egypt, China, &c. America, from Frankfort, under date of August 1. Charleston.—The Popish Bishop of this place The subject is interesting to us, who have so is in London seeking money for his Church. many Roman Catholics among our fellowColombia.A number of priests and nuns citizens :-" The Senate has just adopted a arrived here in August, 1844. Paris.—In strong resolution against a Catholic priest of January, 1844, the Abbé Maurette, who had the name of Roose, who has recently created been a priest in the department of Ariège, a sensation in this town. This priest had left the Church of Rome, and published tried to persuade a Catholic female, who is under the title of “Le Pape et l'Eglise,” his married to a Protestant, to endeavour to motives for separating from that apostate convert her husband and children to Cathocommunion. The work was seized, and he licism. She refused, and M. Roose upon was tried at the Court of Assizes of Foix, that refused to give her absolution when she for“ attempting to bring the Roman Catholić went to the confession, and added that her religion into contempt." The abbé was de- marriage, being a mixed one, was no marclared guilty, condemned to pay a fine of riage at all, and that she therefore lived, in 600 francs, and to be imprisoned for one fact, in a state of concubinage. The Senate, year. The term of imprisonment expired in the first place, requested the bishop to on the 24th of July last. On his release, change the residence of the priest, but the this victim of Popish persecution (semper bishop declared that he could not punish a eadem ) was conducted by sympathizing Pro- priest for such an offence as that alleged, for testant friends to the Taitbout Chapel, when that the advice given by M. Roose at the prayer and thanksgiving were offered to the confessional was under the seal of secrecy, Lord by a numerous assembly. Segonsac, and that to raise any question as to what France.-On Sunday, July 13, M. Charda- passed in that place would be an attack upon voine, lately curé at Migron, solemnly abjured the liberty of religion. The Senate replied, the errors of the Romish Church in the Pro- very truly, that the seal of secrecy was bindtestant Church at Segonsac. Marseilles.- ing upon the priest only, in as far as he was The Bishop of Marseilles has addressed a bound not to divulge what was confided to circular to the curés of his diocese, calling him at the confessional, but that there was on them to make collections towards defray- no such obligation on the communicant, nor ing the expenses attendant on the beatification could the priest be exempted from punishof Benoit-Joseph Labre, who died in the ment should he make an improper use of his last century in a state of sanctity. Austria. office of confessor. It, therefore, persisted - The Jesuits.—“We extract the following in its determination, and sent an order to from a recent journal :-'A letter written the priest to quit the town within a stated from the Rhine provinces on the position of time. M. Roose refused to obey, upon which the Jesuits in Austria confirms the news the Senate sent a body of police to his house, which we published a short time since. Not who, without further ceremony, carried the only, as we then said, does the Austrian Go- refractory ecclesiastic beyond the boundaries vernment allow the Jesuits free access to the of the Frankfort territory, giving him a States (the assembly composed of the three parting hint that he might meet with a disorders of the empire, clergy, nobility, and agreeable reception if he ventured to return."

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