bit rendered most acrimonious by reli- will no longer be endured,---and that
gious animosity, had continued during all persecutors must expect contempu-
several months,-that many persons had raneous abhorrence, and a contempt as
been murdered, - that public worship permanent as the remembrance of ibeir
was prevented,-that churches were de- crimes.
spoiled, - that trade and manufactures 10. That, aware that imperious neces-
were suspended, --- that hundreds, ap. sity can alone justify a foreign interfer-
palled and alarmed, had quitted their ence, and that such interference, espe-
occupations---their property ---and their cially when needlessly protracted, may
homes, and become fugitives ;---and that increase jealousy, --- perpetuate suspi.
all the evils had locally existed, which cion,---and inflame resentment in foreign
mobs, unrestrained by adequate countries;--- l'elying on the auspicions
authority, and stimulated by party change which has obviously and actu-
spirit, ignorance, drsire of pillage, and ally occurred,.--confiding in the pro.
superstition, could inflict.

mises of future and equal protection, 8. That altiough the COMMITTEE do now repeatedly promulgated by the not rely on letters influenced by fear,--Court of France --- encouraged by the on publications induced by interest,-- recent assurances which have been and on assurances inserted in the sub given by Lords Liverpool and Castle, servient Journals which circulate in reagh to the inhabitants of Glasgow, France ;-and although they regret t?rat and the Catholics of the north,---and perfect compensation has not been informed of the wishes and situation of made to the sufferers, and more deci, the Protestants of France,--this Comsive meusures earlier adopted against MITTEE will not solicit Subscriptions on their aggressors, -- they are convinced their behalf, and will now withdraw that, even in that department where from active interposition with their the evils did exist, those evils are now affairs ;--- but that they will continue much decreased: that the rights of the feelingly alive to their future destiny, Protestants have been officially recog, and ready to afford them all that assist. nized, in reiterated publications ;---ano ance, --cordial, prompt, and abundant, ther Royal Ordonnance, for their ad. --which authentic applications may. vantage, has been announced ; --- civil invite, or unexpected exigencies shall and military anthorities have united for demand... their protection ;--- their ministers have 11. That the COMMITTEE cannot an... been placed on an equality with the nounce this determination without Catholic Clergy in the Electoral Assem- renewing their acknowledgements to blies, and flattered by titular and hono- the BRITISH GOVERNMENT for their sary distinctions ;--- their churches have wise and liberal conduct ---por without been re-opened ;--- many fugitives have expressing their Thanks to the COR. retwned ;---manufactures have reviyed; PORATE and other Bodies ---to the ---some of their persecutors have been public spirited Iohabitants of Glasgow',;. committed for trial;---and repose and Hull, Newcastle, Gosport, and Plymouth, security re-appear.

---and to the Cutholics of Dublin and of . 9. That this COMMITTEE cannot but the North of England, who have afford.. attribute these results to the declarations ed them manly and Christian co-operaof the Allied Powers, to the special tion aud support. And, efforts of the British Cabinet, and to 12. That, convinced of the resistless • those expressions of Public Opinion in power of public opinion in a free connEngland and throughout Europe, which trv, and of the inestimable value of the have abashed the violent and unconsti- independence of the Press, the COMMITtutional Catholics in France---aud, pe.. TEE canvot but offer their unfeigned netrating to the Thuilleries, have in- and grateful applause to the spontaneous duced that Court to display an interest perseverance and zeal with which the ---a decision ---and an energy, which great majority of the Editors of the had been too long deferred :--and that Public Journals have, witis judgment the Committee therefore rejoice in all aud eloquence, advocated the cause of the exertions which have not only con. Humanity and Freedom ---have countertributed to this immediate eftect, but acted the efforts of opponents --and have which have formed an example for fue promoted an important and memorable • ture labours --- have announced the triumph fór Religious Liberty and rights of conscience---have declared to Truth. the existing generation, and to future ages, thai Religious Freellom is ez. teemed and revered --- that Intolerance

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The subject of this Memoir That period which succeeds be. was a native of Limerick, and de- tween early youth and manhood, in scended from a family of great re- which the imagination paints every spectability. His father, the late thing in false' but glowing colours ; Rev. Dean Hoare, was a man uni- in which the objects of sense ob versally esteemed. His mother' trude themselves upon the minds of was the eldest daughter of the late thouglitless youth with an almost Alderman Ingram, of Limerick, irresistible force; when the “still and sister of the Rev. Jacob In- small voice” of God is but seldom gram, Chancellor of St. Mary's Ca. heard, and little regarded, was thedral in that city.

spent under the roof of kind and Mr. John Hoare was the eldest indulgent parents, except at those of a numerous family, and was of seasons when he was obliged to rea delicate constitution from his ear- ' turn to the metropolis to attend his liest days. It was his happiness to college duties. When speaking of be born of parents who had a sin- this period of his life to the writer cere attachment to religion ; from of this Memoir, he mentioned the whom he received an education solemn sense of the presence and which guarded him from the snares power of God, and the awful conof infidelity, and preserved him victions of the certainty and eternal from many of the vices of youth. duration of a future state, which he Being designed for the church, he then frequently felt. His mind received every advantage that could was often filled with terrible apprequalify him to appear with reputa- hensions of the divine displeasure, tion in that profession. After mak- arising from a consciousness of the ing the usual proficiency in classic depravity of his nature, and the sincal knowledge, he was entered a fulness of his life. Amidst the student of Trinity College, Dublin. gaiety of youth, he was often made During his residence there, he dili- to feel the force of keen reflection; gently improved his time and op- and he bitterly lamented that he portunities, and assiduously prose. had not improved those gracious cuted his studies.

visitations, which, alas, were too XXIV,


soon opposed by the principles of not received that knowledge of him. degenerate nature, and counteract- self, or of the Son of God, by the ed by a mind that was at enmity illumination of the Holy Ghost, with God; for young and un- without which, orthodoxy itself is blameable as he might appear in the but barren opinion, and the most sight of his friends, he was then a rigid observance of forms and ordistranger to the religion of the Gos- nances, but having a name to pel, and had a spirit within him live." That was alienated from God. After he had been some years

After he had finished the usual preaching in his usual - strain, it course of study at the University, pleased God to produce in him a he was admitted into holy orders, great change. His views of the and ordained by Dr. Pery, Bishop nature of Christianity underwent a of Limerick. Upon this solemn complete revolution; and “the una occasion he made it a matter of fer- " searchable riches of Christ,” which vent prayer that God would assist he had hitherto overlooked, became his pious résolutions, and enable the subject of his preaching. The him to discharge his duty, so that sincere desire which he had always he might not bring reproach upon manifested to do good, was now his profession. Shortly after his encreased in a ter-fold degree. Ime ordination, he settled as curate of pressed with the awful responsibili. St. John's, one of the most popu- ty of his office, he “watched for souls, lous parishes in the city of Lime- as one that must give an account ;" rick. Here his ministry proved, and “deternained to know nothing very acceptable; and he soon ac- but Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” quired a considerable share of po. He desired to keep back no part pularity. · At this time, however, of the counsel of God. He never his views of the Gospel were by no dared to wear two faces, or to conceal means correct; but he possessed the characteristic doctrines of the great integrity, and was exceeding- Gospel, so as to render it dubious ly desirous of being useful to his what he believed himself. His serparishioners. His sermons were mons were purely evangelical, expeculiarly solemn, and displayed a perimental, solid, and judicious, far better view of the doctrine of though not marked with brilliancy of justification than was generally figure or variety of subject, and not held forth at that time in the much adorned by the graces of elochurches. In this situation he con- cution. They turned principally tinued several years without any upon the most useful points of faith particular alteration in his views of and practice; and were well adapted, religion, or any diminution in his by the benediction of the Spirit of zeal to do good. The rector of God, to inform the judgment, to St. John's taking the duty upon reach the conscience,-to warm the himself, Mr. Hoare accepted the heart,--and to regulate the life. curacy of St. Mary's. It was in By the kind providence of God, this church that the writer first Mr. Hoare, in the course of a few heard him preach, about the year years, was introduced to new scenes 1795, though then but a child; of labour. He still continued to and he well remembers the impres- officiate at St. Mary's, of which he sion made on his mind by the core was some time after made chancelrectness of his manner, and his lor. On being appointed to the energetic appeals to the hearts of living of Rathkeal, in the county his hearers. As yet, however, he of Limerick, and Vicar-General of was a stranger to the power of real the diocese, he resigned his charge godliness in his own soul, and had as curate at St. Mary's, but con

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