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object-in pursuing that, you have tract, entitled, “England's Cæsar;" * met with discouragements, disappoint- and intreat you to put its principles ments, defeats. Be not cast down. into operation, in the discharge of the Success, though animating, is not, and duty which may presently fall upon never was, the measure of duty. Re- you as electors in this great kingdom. member that the God whom we serve, But a very different course these neand on whom it is our peace and gotiations may take. It may turn out strength to depend, has instructed us that such a cabinet cannot be formed in his holy word “ that the hearts of with any reasonable prospect of suckings and princes are in his rule and cess, and then a coalition may take governance, and that he disposes and place—some of the members of the turns them as it seemeth best to His late cabinet may join with members godly wisdom," and now, at this time, of the new one, and then we shall I earnestly entreat you, my Christian have a trial, upon the first Meeting of brethren, to present the heart of our Parliament, whether such a junction gracious Sovereign before the King of cabinet can stand or not. They may Kings, imploring him to guide it and prolong for a few weeks the appeal to support it, and to direct her through the people. It seems at present as if the painful crisis in which she is that must come at last. "And when placed. One part of her great men it does come! You know very well, unable to keep, and another part my Christian friends, the repugnance unable to make a Cabinet—at this we have long had to the notion moment where lies the responsibility of pledged delegates instead of free of the Government? We are in a representatives being sent to Parliasort of interregnum. Painful to every ment. In all matters of minor moone of right feeling, it must be doubly ment, in all matters belonging to painful to Her Majesty. Pray God to human policy which may vary with preserve her in peace, and give her circumstances, without interfering wisdom, and judgment, and discretion with fundamental principles, I hold it in all the interviews that Noble Lords, to be a violation of the British conRight Honourable Baronets, Dukes, stitution to ask candidates for our reand Marquises may have with her, presentation in Parliament to pledge pending the present negotiations ! It themselves in detail; but upon some is not a state of things upon which any points of deep and vital importance man who loves his country might upon matters which affect the religion speak rashly; it is a state of things of the country, the stability of the calling for seriousness and prayer, Church, and, as I humbly believe, the more than for public declamation. stability of the throne and the moWhat are we to have, or what can we narchy, I think it is the constitutional have? It seems impossible for a Whig right of an Englishman to take what Administration to govern the country steps he can to be sure that he will with the present Parliament, and if the not put in his name at the polling Noble Lord for whom Her Majesty booth in support of men who will pull has sent-for whom Her Majesty, I down those bulwarks, or aid in doing humbly conceive, was compelled in a so. And therefore I certainly would certain sense to send, when Her late advise you—not to promise. You will responsible advisers left her en masse be applied to by and by, perhaps, but -if, I say, that Noble Lord should in an apparent casual way in conversucceed in forming a Cabinet, what is sation, just to make a conditional he to do with the Parliament? The promise. I advise you to make no next step would be a dissolution of promise. Keep your own counsel. Parliament, which throws upon as Make no promise until the whole case many of us as are electors the dis- is before you. But this, I think, we are charge of a Christian duty, concerning at liberty, nay, in duty bound, to ask which I have more than once given you the best instruction in my power,
* This excellent Address has been
published and widely circulated by the instruction, I believe, derived from the
Protestant Association, and may be had pages of revelation. I would refer on application at their Office, 11, Exeter you, my friends, to the pages of the Hall.
of any man who comes to ask us to points? Just because they set out support him, “ Tell us now, not what with a determination to succeed. you think as an individual about Ro- They said, “We will never stop till manism, but tell us what you will do we get what we want." This is the as a legislator about it.” “Suppose language of the Anti-Corn-law League. the session of 1846 or of 1847 should “We will never cease till we get this." produce a Bill for the Endowment of -There is strength in determination. Roman Catholic priests in Ireland, I am not going to discuss that subject, which we were told must follow the or to enter at all upon it at present, endowment of Maynooth College, tell but I invite you to emulate their zeal us honestly, like a fine fellow as you and earnestness, though belonging to are, how you will vote?” “Will you, such a cause, which have so frequently no matter who the minister is, or who been successful. Let not your zeal are in the Government-for in this and earnestness in this great cause matter it does not signify a fraction evaporate in a shout, but speak of it, will you raise your voice, or, if you write of it, influence others upon it! cannot raise your voice, write a letter, Now is the time to get help. There which shall be your protest, or in some are some people who have not given way or other pledge yourself to vote us help for four or five years, who you against any such measure as shall will see coming by degrees, just to see identify the endowment of error with what you are doing; they will enquire, the national council of Great Britain ?” “Well, what did you do with the ope-One thing more and I have done. ratives last night?” I will say, “ Why There is a pledge I should be very didn't you come and see?” Here is glad to have from certain Honourable the point we are for. It is no light Gentlemen, or Noble Lords, who may matter; it is no party matter; it is no ask our suffrages at the next election secular matter either. It belongs to “Will you, if no other member of the the fundamental truth of religion; House gives notice before Easter week and our aim is to undo the disgrace
give notice that you will bring in a that last session marked upon our Bill, or ask leave to bring on a Motion, statute book-to erase the black act or originate a measure, and divide for the endowment of falsehood-to the House upon it, for the Repeal of take it away—to purge the statute the Maynooth Bill?” I think you book of Great Britain of that act. will agree with me when I tell you (Tremendous cheers.) That is what there is more strength in a positive we are for. Who will join us? We movement than in a negative protest. will test the town who will join us for One reason why measure after mea- the repeal of the Maynooth Bill. Let sure has gone against us is that all we this be the one sound that goes out have done has been silently to protest from this Meeting—"The Repeal of against the measure; if we could gain the Maynooth Bill!" ground we must originate a movement, go in advance, and have something to aim at. Now is the time. It is an RULES FOR CHRISTIAN CONunsettled time. Parties are to be new DUCT; OR, WALK CIRCUMcast, minds to receive a variety of im SPECTLY. pressions; applications are to be made, BY REV. LEGH RICHMOND. letters are to be written, feelers to be 1. ADHERE, most scrupulously, to sent out, answers to be given. Be truth; and labour to preserve the cautious how you give an answer either strictest integrity, simplicity, and sinin writing or speaking, but now is the cerity. time for movement. Let it begin 2. Engage in no pursuit in which here, and it will roll like a snow-ball you cannot look up unto God, and before a set of schoolboys upon a say, “ Bless me in this, O my Father!" plain. Let it begin here, I say, and 3. Strive to be as kind, forbearing, let the Protestants of England never and forgiving as you can, both to cease till they have repealed the May- friends and foes. nooth Bill. What is the reason your 4. Never speak evil of any one, on opponents have succeeded in so many any pretence whatever.
5. Strive to recommend religion, love their enemies; to do good to them by the courtesy, civility, and conde- that hate us, and pray for them that scending character of your conduct. persecute and calumniate you." .
6. Watch against irritation, posi- (Matt. v. 44.) And what was a great tiveness, unkind speaking, and anger; deal better-indeed the cream of the study and promote love.
matter, he practised what he preached; 7. Mortify lusts, sensuality, and for “when he was reviled, he reviled
not again; when he suffered, he 8. Never allow others to speak well threatened not; but delivered himself of you; nor especially permit your to him that judged justly.” (1 Pet. ii. self to say or think anything of your 23.) And again, when his ignorant self, but as poorly done. Keep down and persecuting disciples wanted him pride ; let it not be indulged for a to call down fire from heaven, to burn moment, and watch against it.
up the unfriendly Samaritans, who 9. Shut out evil imaginations and would not give him bit nor sup, nor angry thoughts.
night-shelter in their village; what 10. Let it be your sole business did he do? why he gently scolded here, to prepare for eternity. Con- them-saying, “ You know not of sider every moment of time in that what spirit you are, the Son of Man view.
came not to destroy souls but to save." 11. Remember that you have to (Luke ix. 55, 56.) Again, your contend with a legion of devils—a Reverence, holy St. Peter, the founder heart full of deceit and iniquity, and of your Church-the blessed man, a world at enmity with God.
follows the Holy Saviour, quite close 12. Pray that you may ever rejoice in his tracks—for says he, “ In fine, in the advancement of Christ's king- be ye all of one mind, having comdom, and the salvation of sinners; passion one of another, being lovers of and labour in every way to promote the brotherhood, merciful, modest, these objects.
humble; not rendering evil for evil, 13. Strive to preserve a praying nor railing for railing; but contrarimind through the day; not only at wise-blessing.” (1 Pet. iii. 8, 9); and the usual and stated periods, but sure enough, St. Paul matches this everywhere, and at all times, and in doctrine as like as two peas; for says all companies. This is your best pre- he, “ The servant of the Lord must not servative against error, weakness, and wrangle, but must be mild towards sin.
ALL men, apt to teach, patient, with modesty admonishing them that resist
the truth.” (2 Tim. ii. 24, 25.) Now, LETTER OF AN IRISH READER.
I put it to your Reverence's own TO THE REV. MR. CLAFFEY, breast, was your Reverence either COADJUTOR PRIEST OF CASTLETOWN. mild, modest, or merciful towards me, Rev, Sır,--Having heard it buzzed when you cursed, damned, and ballyabout through the parish that your ragged me from your altar? Sure, Reverence cursed and abused 'me, your Reverence, if I was in error, it from the altar, at Castletown chapel. was yourself that should have first a couple of Sundays ago; though i told me my fault in private, and then am a very poor, ignorant, and un- admonished me with all modesty ; but learned man, yet I will be so bold as no! your Reverence--you did no such to acquaint your Reverence most re
thing; sure then a man with only one spectfully, that such conduct was eye, can't help seeing that in my case, setting a very bad parable to the your Honour did not show yourself to neighbours about you, and that also be a real successor of St. Peter or St. in so doing, you were not following in Paul. I hear also, that your Reverence the steps of our blessed Lord and was pleased to jeer and mock at me, Saviour, nor of his holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul. For our blessed
* It will be seen that this and other
quotations from Scripture, are not Lord, whenever he preached (and
made verbatim from the authorized sure enough he was continually doing English version, though in substance that same), taught the people “ to agreeable thereto.-ED.
about my poverty, and to say that ifs Man shall not live by bread alone, I had come to you you would have but by every word that proceedeth given me something to keep me from the mouth of God.” (Matt. iv. from starving; ah! your Reverence, 4.) Now, your Reverence, St. Peter sure you must have been only hum- backs that mighty strong, for says he, bugging the neighbours, for sure your “As new-born babes desire the rational Honour can't but know that Father milk of the Word, without guile, that Carty refused plump to hear my thereby you may grow unto salvaconfession last summer, until I paid tion.” (1 Peter ii. 2.) Now, sure your him the sum of seven and six- Reverence knows, and all the papence; and not a bit richer was I then rishioners too, that not one of us poor than I am now; but any how your ignorant men can understand one Honour and all the parishioners know word good, bad, nor indifferent, that well, that the Church holds—that that your Honour says, for it is all Latin man will be damned to all eternity entirely, barring the screed of cursing that does not make confession to the and abuse, that you do give in the clergy. Oh! then it was yourself and sermon sometimes to those that vex Father Carty that had a power of pity you, by not paying their dues. Now and tenderness on my poor soul- St. Peter says that we should call no when betwixt yees both, you would man common or unclean." (Acts x. let me be damned to all eternity 28.) And also, that in every nation, for the filthy lucre of seven and “HE that feareth God and worketh sixpence!! But let me tell your justice is acceptable to him," be that Honour, that the first Bishop and man priest or be he parson. (Acts x. Pope of Rome, Saint Peter, taught 35.) “God is no respecter of perno such doctrine as that; he nor his sons;" handsome is, that handsome master Christ before him, never taught, does; God's blessed Word is the same, that the salvation of any sinner's no matter out of whose mouth it comes, soul, let alone mine-depended on the no matter whether it be read in chapel payment of money — no, no! our or in church. To speak out plain blessed Lord saith, by the mouth of then-the reason why, your Honour, the Prophet Isaiah, “Come unto me, I go to the church is, because I hear every one that thirsteth, and ye that the prayers and the Word of God read have no MONEY—come buy and eat, in a language that I can understand, yea come buy wine and milk, without according to the instructions of St. money and without price.” (Isaiah Paul, who says, “If the trumpet give lv. 1.) What was his command to an uncertain sound, who shall prepare the apostles ? “Freely ye have re- himself unto the battle ?" so likewise ceived-freely give." And what said you, except you utter by the tongue the blessed St. Peter, to that notorious plain speech, how shall it be known beretic, Simon Magus? “Keep thy what is said, “ for you shall be speakmoney to thyself to perish with thee, ing unto the air ?” (Cor. xiv. 8, 9.) because thou hast thought that the Now, your Reverence, if I am hungergift of God may be purchased with ing and starving for the Bread of Life, money." (Acts viii. 20.) And again, and cannot get it at the bakery, sure says he, “knowing that you were not it is but small blame for me to look redeemed with corruptible things as for it at the hucksters, and that when gold or silver, from your vain conver- I can get it for nothing too. sation of the tradition of your fathers, Now, your Reverence, give me but with the precious blood of Christ, leave to tell you, that though I am a as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled.” poor-a very poor man (not the worse, (1 Pet. i. 18, 19.) I hope now, that however, for that, in the sight of the I have settled that point to your good Priest Jesus, for God's only Honour's satisfaction. Your Rever- Son had not where to lay his head; ence, I hear, is also mighty angry with he preached to the poor, and healed me for going to Castletown Church; them without cost or charge,) — give will your Honour hear me out, till I me leave, I say, to tell you, that when jell you the reason why; troth then, you are angry with your brother without I go there just because it is written, a cause; when you curse, abuse, and hold up a poor unoffending creature to Gregory XVI.), has recently arrived. be beat to mummy by the ruffians of in England, and is now zealously the country, you are guilty of murder engaged as a Protestant missionary in the sight of God. Now, your among the poor Italians in London. Reverence, don't be telling the people Mr. Ciocci has informed us also that that you have a right to curse or ex- Mr. Valci, not long since a member of communicate me for reading or hear- the Church of Rome, who during ing God's Word; or for what is worse three months has been suffering in a in your eyes, being too poor to pay you Sardinian dungeon, into which he was my dues ; I tell your Honour, most cast for distributing Protestant tracts, humbly, that you have no right to do has just made his escape to this so; if I was a fornicator, or covetous, country. The last two gentlemen are or a server of idols, or a railer, or a co-operating with Mr. C. in his efforts drunkard, or an extortioner, then no to ameliorate the condition of his poor doubt you would have a right and countrymen in this kingdom. Those power to visit me with the chastise- who, like Mr. C. and his friends, are ments of the Church; but your Re- so well acquainted with the mysteries verence knows well I am given to of the iniquitous Papal system, and who none of these practices, though God have experienced in their own persons forgive me for saying it, some of your the infliction of its cruelties, and in the own greatest pets and favourites in gracious providence of Almighty God this parish are of that sort; but never have been brought out of Rome,” a blast you let out against them at all require no urging to a continual war-Oh! no indeed, but it's nothing but fare against that apostate Church. the top of the morning to the likes of Why are Protestants, alas ! so lukethem.
warm ? Must we have a taste of Now I humbly beseech your Honour, Rome's cruelties before we arise and to pardon this great freedom that I protest against her abominations, and have taken, and praying Almighty cast the “ accursed thing” out of the God on my bended knees, that he will camp? shower down as many blessings on your Reverence, as you heaped curses on me, and hoping that he will soften your heart, and bless you by turning
MISCELLANEOUS. you .away from your sins,
DANGERS' Overcome.—I have been I remain,
frequently surprised that I experienced Your faithful humble Servant, no insult and ill treatment from the
John Reed, Irish Reader. people whose superstitions I was thus Castletown, April, 1840.
attacking; but I really experienced none, and am inclined to believe that the utter fearlessness which I dis
played, trusting in the protection of HAPPY DELIVERANCE FROM
the Almighty, may have been the
cause. When threatened by danger, PAPAL BONDAGE.
the best policy is 'to fix your eye We have been informed by Signor steadily upon it, and it will in general Ciocci, the author of “Iniquities and vanish' like the morning mist before Barbarities of the Church of Rome in the sun; whereas, if you quail before the Nineteenth Century,” that the it, it is sure to become more imminent. Rev. Dr. Camillo Mapei, lately a -Borrow's Bible in Spain, Vol. I. priest and canon in the city of Rome, p. 51. has recently left the Romish Church A Good CONSCIENCE.-A good conand has been married to an English science is better than two witnesses. lady at Liverpool. We learn also It will dispel thy fears, as the sun disfrom the same gentleman that the solves the ice; it is a staff when thou Rev. Mr. Crespi, until lately a Ca- art weary, a spring when thou art puchin monk and missionary of the thirsty, a screen when the sun burns Propaganda at Rome (to which office thee, a pillow in death. he was appointed by the present Pope,