« ElőzőTovább »
of a nature to undervalue their Lordship to be on his guard and limit privileges or trouble their con- the number of his guests whom he sciences.”
may be disposed to harangue to Signed by the Under Secretary of twenty, the number allowed by the
State, M. A. PASSY. French law. At all events, we wish This is all the explanation which his Lordship joy of the residence he Mons. le Ministre deigns to give of has chosen, where " les autorités the most arbitrary act a Government locales” have such a keen sense of can commit. The Préfet declares preserving l'ordre public. that the residence in France of the I am quite prepared to furnish you Sieur
C i s dangerous to public with the original documents relative order. The Minister of State to this affair; and it may contribute declares that the supreme authority something to the cause of religious only acts on the representations of liberty, if we can shame our neighthe local authorities. And upon bours into something like respect for these grounds the poor Swiss school- the rights of conscience. master is banished from the French
I am, yours, VIATOR. soil; no reason whatever is assigned, except that his presence was dangerous to public order; and the
IMPORTANT MOVEMENT AT Protestants of France, although
EXETER. legally constituted into Consistorial Churches, are gently reminded that To the Editor of the Protestant Magathey are Dissenters; that is from the
zine. “established" Church of Rome. SIR,—The following is the copy of a
From this statement of facts it letter addressed by the Protestants of appears therefore, that a foreigner Exeter, to each of the representatives who is supposed to trouble l'ordre of that city: public by reading the Scriptures or “Dear Sir,--A nunīber of gentleholding a prayer-meeting, even men attached to the Protestant religion although he may be a licensed teacher, of our country, believing that its best may be summarily expelled from the interests are endangered by the repeatFrench territory without any reason ed concessions made to the demands of being assigned ; and if he have Popery, have (in pursuance of a Reacquired property and made France solution passed at a numerous public his home, he is allowed just twenty- Meeting) associated themselves under four hours to dispose of all he has the name of a Protestant Committee, and to be ready at the end of that for the purpose of opposing all contime to walk away under an escort cessions for the future. Though of gens d'armes, and yet our French hitherto belonging to different politineighbours would make the world cal parties, they desire henceforth to believe they are living under a uphold Protestantism as paramount free constitution, and in the enjoy- to any party interest. Feeling that ment of civil and religious liberty. it is on the floor of the House of ComThis is one of the numerous instances mons that the religion which they of daily occurrence of the subjection hold dear will be attacked, and must of the secular Government in France be defended, they are determined, on to the priesthood; and if the influ- all future elections of Members of ence of that despotic power continues that House, to vote only for those to gain ground as it has done since candidates in whom they can place the conflict began on the educational reliance as defenders of the Protestquestion, nothing can prevent the ant faith. At present they have scene of persecution being acted over reason to fear that whatever party again which disgraced the reign of may be in power, some further conthe modern Nero, Louis XIV. This cessions to Popery in the endowment remarkable instance of arbitrary of its priesthood, will soon be propower has occurred at the place Lord posed, and they therefore beg to ask Brougham has fixed upon for his of you, as one of the representatives esidence. It may be well for his of this city, whether you are prepared
to give such proposed, or any similar most exorbitant usury, though all one, your earnest opposition—from usury was prohibited as a sin by the whatever source it may be proposed
The Government also to provide the necessary funds ?” began to entertain serious injury from
It is to be hoped that the example the multiplication of religious houses ; of Exeter will be followed by other apprehensions were entertained that places. For if the different sti- men would be wanting for the service tuencies in the kingdom were to pro- of husbandry and for war, if so many ceed upon the same plan, it would were collected in convents; and a be an excellent method for diffusing real diminution in the revenue was Protestant feeling throughout the felt, in the failure of knight-service, kingdom, and for resisting the further and of the rights appertaining to the encroachments of Popery.
Crown, upon marriages, deaths, and AN INHABITANT OF EXETER. wardships, accidents to which Church Nov. 16, 1846.
lands were not liable. The statute of Mortmain was passed to prevent
further foundations; and from the PAPAL ENCROACHMENTS.
various devices for evading it, the
greater number of our fictions in law MR. EDITOR,—It were well that the have arisen.” And again, p. 199:good people of this country rouse “ The Friars who by their assiduity themselves in time, be up, and unite and boldness, forced themselves everyin bodies, to resist, before it is too where, interfered here with the rights late, the establishment of Popish of the Universities, as they had done priests, and the power of the Pope in with those of the secular clergy. this country, unless they are prepared Their desire was to recruit their to sit down quietly and be fleeced of numbers with the most hopeful subtheir substance, as their ancestors jects, and as the most promising youth were, in the reign of Henry III., be- were brought together to these schools fore Wicliffe arose; in proof of this, of learning, there were no places I send you a short extract from where they collected so many novices. Southey's “ Book of the Church," a The boys whom they inveigled were work of unimpeachable authority, pp. taught to disregard filial duty: 198, 199.-I am, &c., ALARUM. the more averse indeed their parents
“ The first discontent in England were to their taking the vows, the was provoked by the manner in which greater the merit was represented the Popes abused their victory in this of the children who made the sacrifice.” country. They had acted with con- -And again, the man who opposed summate policy during the struggle; them.-" This man was John Wicbut rapacity is short-sighted, and a liffe, whom the Roman Church has people who gave full credit to all stigmatized, as a heretic of the first their frauds, and yielded implicit class, but whom England, and the obedience to their pretensions, felt Protestant world, while there is any and resented the merciless extortions virtue, and while there is any praise, which were practised upon them, by will regard with veneration and gratithe Pope's agents, and by the foreign- tude.”—From Southey's History of ers upon whom the benefices were the Church. bestowed. In the reign of Henry III. the Italians who were beneficed here, drew from England more than thrice
O'CONNELL'S INFLUENCE. the amount of the King's revenue, fleecing by means of priests, who To the Editor of the Protestant Magawere aliens also, the flock whom they
zine. never fed. Repeated statutes were SIR,—It is said that the present Gomade against this evil. A set of Lom- vernment have consigned the patronbards, too, established themselves here age of Ireland into the hands of in connexion with the Legates, to O'Connell. This has been publicly advance money upon all sums due to stated by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Pope, for which they exacted the and has not been contradicted. In
deed O'Connell's second son Morgan ever, anxious to premise, that all conhas already received a sinecure situa- troversy, and agitation are utterly tion worth 1,5001. per annum. The alien from their inclination; and glad arch-conspirator seems now to have would they have been had their lot the power of setting up and pulling fallen in days when they might, condown Administrations. Lord John sistently with their duty, have joyRussell could never have into fully served the Lord in all godly office, had he not, by a previous com- quietness.' But these are not such pact with O'Connell, secured the votes days. In every part of the world of the sixty or seventy members under Popery is making rapid advances, the influence of the champion of the and putting forth unprecedented Papacy. Lord John Russell is hardly efforts. But to recover her former seated in power before the priests, ascendancy in England is the object grow tired of him, and demand the of her most sanguine hope, of her re-appointment of Sir Robert Peel. highest ambition, and of her special
They are instantly obeyed, and a co- prayers. By different administrations alition is formed betwixt Lord John of our Government many a heavy and Sir Robert. But even this ar- blow and great discouragement' has rangement cannot be made without been given to Protestantism. On the O'Connell's sanction and promise of other hand, a marked countenance support, for the coalescing parties and support have been afforded to when united, are too weak to stand in- Popery; and there seems but too just dependently of him and his followers. ground for the general persuasion And conscious as he must now be of among well-informed persons, that his importance, we cannot suppose the speedy and complete endowment that he will give his support unless of the Romish Church in Ireland is his demands are fully acceded to. contemplated by the different leading Behold, then, the deplorable condi- parties of the State. tion to which the country is reduced ! “Now, the Committee are satisfied Are not the judgments of God upon that their fellow.countrymen have too the land, and are we not delivered much love for Protestant truth and over into the hands of those that hate Protestant privileges to allow the us ?
nation to be thus unprotestantized A FRIEND TO THE PROTESTANT without making strenuous efforts to CAUSE.
prevent it, were they only sufficiently Nov. 16, 1846.
aware of what Popery is, of what Popery is doing, and of what Popery
is expecting to attain. To confine IŠLINGTON PROTESTANT INSTI. themselves to the first of these points, TUTE.
they are deeply convinced that Popery
is, as our Church and Constitution A Society has been formed at Is- pronounce it to be, a system essentially lington under the above name, idolatrous—a system which sets aside Committee of twenty clergymen. the Bible as the only rule of faith
They have put forth the following which eminently dishonours Godaddress to the Protestant parishioners which disparages the whole work of of Islington :
the Saviour-which fatally ensnares “ The Committee of the Islington souls—which studiously shuns the Protestant Institute have the satisfac- light of truth—which on principle tion to announce to their fellow-pa- enjoins the persecution of those withrishioners the formation of this So- out its pale, and tyrannizes over the ciety. Its object, as the name imports, consciences of those within, which is the counteraction of Popish efforts, practically sanctions crime—which and the support of the cause of Pro- casts a blight over social happiness, testantism. The reasons which have and is utterly subversive of civil led to its formation it is incumbent liberty. They regard it as that “myson the Committee, in inviting the co- tery of iniquity,' which is directly opoperation of their fellow-parishioners, posed to the mystery of godliness, distinctly to explain. They are, how- *the apostasy' whose origin is from
beneath, and whose destruction will to their children. By so doing they be speedy, sudden, terrible. Yet will, at the same time, act for themfurther, the word of God declares— selves. Rome is unchanging and unand it is a point which the nation changed; she has abandoned no one should at this time seriously lay to superstition, she has abjured no one heart—that those who partake of persecuting principle. Nor will it her sins' will assuredly · receive of admit of a reasonable doubt, that if her plagues.
the Romish Church were fully pos“ Such is the deliberate conviction sessed of its former power, Protestantof the Committee as to what Popery ism would not be permitted to exist.'* still is, as a system. They do not. The sense, therefore, of danger to however, mean to assert that there ourselves, to our rising families, and are no individuals, connected from to our country, combines with the birth or other causes, with that com- higher principle of fidelity to Christ munion, who in spite of its corrup- and his truth, and forcibly urges to tions have shown piety and charity action. The effort must be suited to in their personal character. Nor are the crisis. It must be prompt, united, they ignorant that its grosser features energetic, persevering, prayerful. are, according to times, places, and " A centre of Protestant union is circumstances, carefully kept in the now presented to the inhabitants of back-ground; nay, that sometimes Islington. The Committee invite cothat fallen Church appears to be operation and support ; and they earalmost transformed into an angel of nestly hope that the appeal will be light. But, notwithstanding this, responded to by their fellow-pathe Committee are persuaded that rishioners in a manner worthy of their they can substantiate, to the satisfac- Christian privileges. tion of such as will carefully and im
C. F. CHILDE, partially examine evidence, the truth
J. G. HEISCH,
"Signed of the representation they have now
W. PITMAN, made. To this end, and also with the
D. HAZARD, view of awakening attention, and
Honorary Secretaries. affording information in regard to “ Persons desirous of supporting this momentous subject, publications the Society, either as subscribers or will from time to time be issued, and free members, are requested to forvarious other means adopted by the ward their name and address to the Institute.
Rev. D. Wilson, President, 9, Barns“ The farewell voice of the Bishop bury-Park; to G. Friend, Esq., Treaof Calcutta will not be soon forgotten. surer, 25, Park-place West, Liverpool• I consider Popery,' said that revered road; or to either of the Secretaries.” and zealous prelate, “the rampant evil of the times,' It was the warning of wisdom and
ce, of FROM THE DAILY NEWS. truth and soberness. It found an
Nov. 3, 1846. echo in many a Protestant heart.
HAMMERSMITH. EXTRAORDINARY “ But if these things be indeed so,
IF TRUE.— Yesterday a young Irish and felt to be so, the time past must suffice' to have been torpid and supine. female, named Elizabeth Doolan, aged
nineteen The resolution must be formed in the
years, was brought up strength of God, and acted upon, that charged on the police-sheet with the Reformation shall not be re
having threatened to drown herself.
-Mr. Clive asked her what she had nounced—that the Constitution shall not be betrayed—that the Bible shall
to say in answer to the charge ?not be surrendered, the rights of the
The prisoner said she would not Sovereign invaded, nor the liberties deny that she had threatened to
drown herself. She belonged to of the people sacrificed.
“ It is a duty to act for posterity. Britons have derived their Protestant tery against the Church of Rome,
*" Townsend's ' Accusations of Hisprivileges as a birthright. They are published by the Protestant Associabound to transmit them unimpaired tion.
Frankfield, in the county Cork, and the throat, but she cried out, and the was a Protestant. She left Ireland clergyman in the house came to her. about three months ago for the pur- Several of the Catholic clergymen, pose of seeing her sister, who lived who came to the Asylum, came to near Ratcliffe-highway. On going to talk with her on religious matters, her sister's lodgings she found she and she got excited from hearing Prowas at Plymouth with her husband, testants spoken against: the nuns and not knowing what to do or where asking the children taught there to go, she wandered about and meet- where Protestants would go to, to ing two women, dressed like ladies, which the answer was, that they would who looked hard at her, she asked go to everlasting torment. On Sathem if they could recommend her to turday evening, being tired of being an honest lodging, as she had nine there on that account, she said she sovereigns with her. They said they should leave and try and get into could, and they took her to a house some Protestant Asylum, but they where she remained a week. She refused to let her go, and tried to could not tell the name of the street, force her to bed, and being much exbut she could show the house if any cited, she did threaten that she would one were sent with her. While she drown herself if they did not let her was there she spent part of the money, go. Mr. Clive inquired if any person and was robbed of seven of the sove- from the Asylum was in attendance. reigns, and being quite disgusted -Inspector Morgan said, he had sent with the mode of life she was leading, a serjeant to the Asylum to make inshe left at the expiration of the week quiries, who was told by the superior with the intention of going to the that they were not aware of any of Magdalen Institution in the Black- the proceedings stated by the prisoner, friars-road. On her way she was but that some one should attend at met by a Catholic clergyman, Mr. the court to explain. No one was, Moore, who seeing she was an Irish- however, present.—Mr. Clive ordered woman, spoke to her. She told him the prisoner to be removed from the where she was going, but he said she bar, while he considered how to dishad better not go amongst Protest- pose of her: and at a subsequent ants, but that if she would come with period of the sitting he gave direchim he would keep her for a fort- tions to Inspector Morgan to see that night till he could get her into a she was taken to the Hammersmith convent. She went with him to workhouse, in order that she might his house, where she was three be passed over to Ireland by the padays, after which he took a lodging rochial authorities. for her in the neighbourhood of Ratcliffe-highway, where she remained until the fortnight was expired. Mr.
DR. WAREING. Moore then sent her with a letter to another clergyman, the Rev. James
To the Editor of the Morning Herald. O'Neill, in the Grove-road, St.
November 11, 1846. John's-wood, who gave her a shilling SIR-A Father, Mr. Paley, and to get a bed in the neighbourhood Dr. Wareing, have, in their letters that night, and the next morning he revived matters of deep and painful sent her in a cab with a female to the interest to Englishmen. Asylum of the Good Shepherd, where The father laments the perversion she had been for two months. She of a son, and complains that it was had been very kindly treated there, effected by the trick and stratagem but they wanted her to change her of his tutor. His tutor disclaims the religion and become a Catholic, which credit or disgrace, which, according she refused to do. She attended to different views, may be attached to mass, but refused to attend confes- him. The father reiterates the charge sion. The nuns told her that none -implicates Dr. Wareing in the guilt but Roman Catholics could be saved, of the transaction, and of granting a and when she expressed her disbelief dispensation to profess one religion of this, one of the nuns seized her by whilst he belonged to another.