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of the truth, and endow the Romish their brethren of the Establishmentpriesthood in Ireland. All the ancient but they will do so at the expense of and time-out-of-mind honoured prin- our common Christianity. They may ciples of our forefathers that a nation stab the Church of England, but the is, as a nation as well as a church, a dagger will first have passed through witness for and upholder of the truth, the heart of our national piety. If are gradually being undermined by the hostility to the Church secure the ensubtle theories of modern liberalism. dowment of Romanism, how well may

And then, at this season, when it be said to English Dissent, “Et tu, every effort of the combined house- Brute!" hold of faith is required to resist the Still, amidst all discouragements common foe, how sad is it to reflect at home and abroad, the faithful on the grievous disunion of profes- heart will rely on God's promises and sing Christians! When from every hope to the end. The device which English Christian's lips should come the Kirk of Scotland has adopted, is the cry, “ No endowment of Romish a bush burning and yet unconsumed, idolatry," it makes the heart quite with the motto “nec tamen consusad to hear the war-cry of “no State mebatur.” And so, also, let us beendowments," raised at this critical lieve of Christ's universal Church. juncture by many of our dissenting It may suffer sore affliction, but it brethren. We implore them to re- can never be destroyed.

“ As the member that, if they combine with mountains are round about Jerusapro-Romanists at the next election, lem, so the Lord is round about his they may indeed inflict a blow upon people from henceforth even for ever.”

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REMARKABLE EVENTS. RECENT visitations seem to address cial indignation, not only the spirit us with a voice of pointed admonition. of Popery now so evidently struggling The great agitator of Ireland, the for ascendancy, but also that more champion of Romanism and party insidious and dangerous spirit of politics, is dead, having lived just unbelief which lurks beneath the long enough to see his country re- thirst for gain now so fearfully preduced to the lowest point both of valent in this country: both at the moral degradation and physical dis- present time united in an unhallowed tress. He breathes his last at Genoa, crusade against the cause of truth while preparations are making for his and godliness.* But, be this as it triumphal entry into Rome.-No

may, recent events are obviously desooner have the promoters of Corn- signed to remind how vain is all law abolition accomplished their the wisdom and power of man, whatboasted object than famine comes ever be his station, creed, or party, to upon the land. A

the very time secure happiness to a people! and when their applauded leader is making that to lean upon an arm of flesh, is a procession of triumph through to lean upon a broken reed. They Europe, a large portion of Europe ought to convince us that the true itself is said to be on the verge of Christian is the only true patriot, bestarvation.- When commercial enter- cause it is upon his labours alone that prise was to have been unfettered, the Divine blessing can be expected and trade flourishing, monetary em- to rest. And that whether he be perbarrassment and stagnation of trade mitted, like Wilberforce, to see before prevail to an alarming extent in the the close of life the fruit of his labours, commercial world. The thought may or be taken away in the midst of his indeed be fanciful, but it would cer- days, to him alone belongs the satistainly seem as if the Almighty in- faction of knowing that he has not tended thus to mark with his

X. * It may seem harsh to call the spirit of trade an infidel spirit; but when in excess, it is difficult to imagine anything more directly opposed to faith in that Gospel which declares “ the love of money" to be “the root of all evil ;” and enjoins the believer not to lay up for himself “ treasures on earth.” (Matt. vi. 19.)

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We strongly recommend the follow- and entreating them not to add to ing touching letter to the sympathy their price, at least on the day that and benevolence of our readers. The was expected. The consequence of good Count, with his 200 orphans, this state of affairs is that the corndeserves all possible support. The dealers refuse to give further credit, Editor will thankfully forward any and the cart that was sent to fetch

corn, some days since, was returned

empty, with the declaration that noDusselthal, May 19.

thing but ready money would be I have been waiting from day to received. All entreaties to wait, if day irresolute whether to write to you but for a few days, were in vain, and or not, partly in the hope that, by the count was obliged to raise the delaying, I might be able to give you money with difficulty, by begging it a more cheerful letter, partly in the from different gentlemen in the neighfear of tiring out your kindness. I bourhood, in small sums, and in percannot longer be silent; I must en

Added to this general state of treat your further efforts for us. I affairs, a report has unfortunately know not to whom else I can look. got abroad, and is spread far and The generous gifts sent us this winter near, that the Institution has been relieved our wants in many a painful taken charge of by the government, hour, and procured food for the es- and therefore does not need private tablishment. We began to hope for contributions. This totally unfounded better times, especially as much was report arises from the part the king's said of ships being expected loaded ministers have in the arrangements with grain, and that the government concerning the appointment of the was taking steps for the relief of this new director here, and the count's reprovince. These hopes, founded on tiring to his estate in Silesia-a medearthly succour and human help, have dling, indeed, with private affairs failed. Provisions have risen, and which we English cannot compreare rising, to an enormous height. It hend. The count uses every means is said that the corn merchants, and possible to contradict this opinion by some farmers, are keeping up their advertisements in the public papers, barns full, whilst others are privately periodical works, &c., &c., but the sending their corn out of the country antidote takes effect slower than the to higher markets, whilst those around poison. The dear count, with tears them are dying of want. I know not in his eyes, begged me to make every whether this be true-God grant that effort possible to obtain relief till harthis cruel avarice may not be added to vest, and this evening the countess the sins of this people! But be it as asked me sorrowfully whether I had it

may, these reports enrage the minds not yet written a letter for them. of the starving populace. The mob Let me earnestly entreat you not to rose last week, and threatened to set lose courage or be weary, but conthe town of Dusseldorf on fire, if the tinue your exertions for this instituprice of bread was increased. The tion. Pray beg earnestly our friends magistrate was unprovided with suffi- to make collections for poor

Dusselcient force at the moment, and it was thal, of even a shilling. Among with difficulty he could repress the many this would soon bring the yiolence, by assembling the bakers, necessary supply together.”

PROTESTANT COLLEGE, MALTA.

ABJURING PRIESTS OF ROME.

IN yarious Roman Catholic countries on the Continent a marked change has lately been observed in the minds

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many priests, and there is reason to believe that if opportunities were offered for procuring information on the subject of a Scriptural Christi- cation that there are already five anity, and an asylum afforded them priests prepared to avail themselves during a probationary period, and of the advantages which such an esuntil their services might be made tablishment would afford; and the available as missionaries, under the Bishop expresses great anxiety that authority of the Church of England, su favourable an opportunity should a great number would be prepared not be lost of finally rescuing those to throw off the yoke of Rome and persons from the errors of Rome, and seek for Christian liberty in the Gos- of preparing them for different spheres pel. In France, at this time, where of usefulness in the Church of Engthe law allows a priest the liberty of land. The Committee having taken renouncing his connexion with the the whole of this subject into their Romish priesthood, there are several serious consideration, beg leave to now engaged in preaching the Gospel lay their plan before their friends and within the Reformed Churches. The subscribers. Abbé Maurette, who has undergone Not far from the College building a year's imprisonment for having at St. Julien, is a house which is published a vindication of his con- ultimately intended for the residence duct, is now pursuing a successful of the Principal ; this house can be ministry in the Arriège. The Abbé furnished at a very trifling expense, Bruitte is engaged in an interesting and be made capable of receiving at scene of labour at Siouville, near least ten inmates; the cost of mainCherbourg. Mons. Trivier, but a tenance would be about £25 each, year ago one of the most distin

per annum, so that if £50 be taken guished priests at Dijon, is now as the estimate for fitting up ten bed preaching in a town near Angoüleme, rooms, and be added to the £250 is the faith which once he destroyed;" required for boarding the ten inand several others might be enumer- mates, no more than £300 would be ated of less consideration. In Belgium wanted for the first year for the board similar conversions have taken place. and lodging of ten abjuring priests; The Protestant schoolmaster at Char- in subsequent years it would be leroi is an example. In England there something less. The Committee are at this time not fewer than six would then have to provide TheoItalian priests who have renounced logical Lectures for that branch of the errors of Rome, and are endea- the College, and in the present state vouring to be useful to their coun- of the school, it would not be diffitrymen. This spirit of reform has cult for the Rev. G. H. Hadfield, the spread among the priests to such an Principal, at least to superintend that extent that it is no longer possible department. In which case, a defor the Romish bishops to conceal it. sirable mode of supplying a complete But with more especial reference to course of Divinity Lectures would be, the Protestant College at Malta, it to invite clergymen, who are preparing may be stated that there are at pre- to seek a mild climate for the sake of sent several priests in that island who restoring their health, to direct their are asking for admission into the steps to Malta; and it might be conEnglish Reformed Church. The venient and agreeable to some one so Bishop of Gibraltar having had be- circumstanced to accept of an apfore him several cases of the nature pointment for a season, upon payabove described, has brought the ment of his travelling expenses to subject to the notice of the Commit- that island, and back again to Engtee of the Malta Protestant College. land. But this can only be looked In a letter addressed to Lord Ashley, upon as a temporary measure, until the Chairman, the Bishop suggests the finances of the institution admit that the difficulty may be met, if it of the establishment of a chair of should be thought consistent with theology; or afford the committee the rules of the institution, to form a the means, by the appointment of a separate department for the instruc- Vice-Principal, of committing the tion of inquiring priests. His lord- duties of that important chair to the ship has intimated in his communi- Principal. Should the committee be

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enabled to carry out this plan, they work of the ministry, either in the have the satisfaction of knowing that English or Evangelical Churches of in a little time the whole ten rooms the Continent; and for this object would be occupied by priests re- the committee appeal to the friends nouncing the errors of the Church of Protestant truth

to the addicare would nal sum of 50 a-year,

spetaken in the selection of candidates, cial donations for the first year, to and some evidences would be re- enable them to defray the expenses, quired of their sincere desire to and it cannot be doubted that in less

come to a knowledge of the truth than five years THIRTY OR FORTY and be saved.” At the end of two CONVERTED

will have years, at the most, they would be passed through the institution. prepared for occupying missionary Dr. Achilli, who left the Romish stations in the east, or on the shores Church in 1842, is waiting with Dr. of the Mediterranean, under the Camillieri jurisdiction of the Bishop of Gibrale

as tar, or of Bishop Gobat in Jerusalem. the Malta College. And in some cases they might, ac- The Principal of the Malta Col. cording to their native tongue, be lege writes,— Dr. Achilli is a very sent to some of our more distant pos- earnest, ardent preacher-his heart's sessions, or perhaps find an entrance desire' is to see a Reformed Italian into their respective countries. But Church. He left Italy on account of a at all events, the committee are of demand made on him to write a book opinion that it is time now to make in defence of the Romish Church.” some such provision as is here de- When the Pope was informed by scribed, for the reception of a few "an Italian gentleman of the secession at least of those priests whose con- of Dr. Achilli, he struck his forehead Elences are called by the chains of with his hand, and appeared much

disconcerted,

១ខែន fore, propose to receive into the Col- It is a well known fact, that there lege priests coming from the Greek are a great many persons in Italy and Latin Churches, who may be among both the laity and clergy, who disposed to embrace the principles are longing for a Reformed Italian of the Reformation, and to do the Church.

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Isrt 25 FRISOTY TELIMIZ 6 10 3xlass TAE want of space has prevented the insertion of the long but valuable

le paper of uig. After this month, the large portion of it, relative to the duty of electors, will in all proba bility be comparatively useless. Nor does it exactly take the ground which seems at preb sent the most seasonable and important. It is impossible to gainsay "X's.'h truly Christian views of the subject, and yet the Editor has a very strong opinion that in the present fearful crisis every consideration must give way to that of choosing representa tives who will boldly and unequivocally resist the encroachments of Popery, and uphold our Protestant privileges. But some excellent men, of most amiable and spotless character, and even of sound religious principle, are preparing to advocate the succouring and encouragement of Popery. What is to be done in such a caşe? Am I to vote for a candidate of high moral worth, and perhaps, to a certain extent, of enlightened piety, but who, from an obliquity of judgment, and kind liberality of feeling, heart to get the better of his head, and will, as I verily believe, help forward

the ruins country by his pro-popish votes; or for a candidate who may want some of his personal advantages, but may be blest with what I conceive to be a sound and enlightened judgment, and is thus prepared to uphold our dearest national interests? We have noti a doubt on the question, and therefore we cannot quite enter into the sentiments of X.,' valuable and good as they are in theory and general principle, but failing to recognise such a case as we have proposed.

The Editor begs to receive from "X.” the sequel to the first part of his paper, and gladly avails himself of the conclusion of it, as "X.' will perceives sasniciBii. The Editor would be glad to know X's.”' name and addresserwer 898 Received. The Brief Account of the Death of a Lady Senex "+" D. S. H.” &c.

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND MAGAZINE.

AUGUST, 1847.

THE MOTHER OF PRINCE WALDEMAR OF PRUSSIA.

It is related of an English countess, man oppression under the Gallic that she thanked God for the letter usurper,) crowned the galaxy of her M;" without which," said she, “the virtues by an 'unostentatious, but Apostolic declaration, (1 Cor. i. 26,) most decided and unshrinking prowould have run, Not any noble are fession of Evangelical principles. called, and thus my earthly distinc- At a period when it was esteemed tions would have become the source no honour to avow reliance on reof deepest irremediable woe."

deeming love, she hesitated not fearFew nations, within the Christian lessly to profess the joyful assurance pale, have numbered, among their of faith which filled her heart; and great ones, so many who might give those preachers, whose decided prothanks, on a similar ground, as that clamations of the glory of Divine of Prussia, whose princes, as well as grace were known to proceed from nobles, have been frequently as much personal experience of its renewing distinguished by the defence of Chris- power, numbered the Princess Maritian doctrine, and the practice of anne among their constant hearers, Christian virtues, as by their worldly at a time when it might be specially rank. Happily, our times form no ayerred, that “not many noble” were exception to this remark; and

among to be found in their worshipping asthose who have “esteemed the re- semblies. proach of Christ greater riches than The Moravian brethren, with whom, the treasures of Egypt,” the lately as is well known, atonement and redeceased Princess Marianne, of Hesse conciliation by the blood of Christ Homburg, Consort of Prince William ever form the centre and sum of docof Prussia, (and consequently sister- trine, attracted her affectionate regard. in-law to the late, and aunt to the With many members of that comreigning monarch,) holds deservedly munity she cherished a constant and a high place. This royal lady, dis- intimate intercourse; and one of their tinguished for beauty, talents, and text-books, known by the title of attainments, (and still more so, per- “Something for the Heart(Etwas haps, for the warm patriotism evinced für das Herz), was her daily source of by her during the sad years of Ger- spiritual refreshment. The earnest

AUGUST—1847.

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