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blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of A GOOD passage in Baronius, stating why darkness.

the wise and good among the heathen be—“They also that erred in spirit shall came converts, vol. 2, p. 256. It is percome to understanding : and they that mur- fectly applicable to Bucer and Beza and mured shall learn doctrine."

those who forsook his own idolatrous church. “For that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not “Let us take care," says LARDNER, (vol. heard shall they consider."-Ibid. lii. 15. 1, p. 257,)“ that by introducing numerous

inferior and intermediate beings and their THE Romish system is to be taken from

agency, we do not derogate from the Di. its authorized records, and its established vine empire and government, as supreme practices. From books which have been

over all causes and things, visible and inexamined and re-examined, revised and visible.” corrected, and finally approved and licensed by Qualifiers, Inquisitors, Provincials, and REVELATION. JACKSON, vol. 1, p. 164. Heads of Orders, not from such books as an Englishman sets forth at his own plea- TIME and space. St. Augustine.—Ibid. sure, and for his own purpose. I take it vol. 1, p. 883, vol. 2, p. 20. as it appears in Baronius and Bellarmine, in the Acts of your Saints, in the Annals of OPPORTUNITIES of retirement which the your Religious Orders, in your Church convents afforded.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 926. Service, not as it is in the British Roman Catholic Church, nor in the Declaration of 152. HEAVEN within us. — Ibid. vol. 2, Kelly, &c. nor in the Evidence of Drs. p. 29. Doyle, and Co. I take it as it appears and is, at Madrid and Rome, not as it is in Great CONTINGENCY and Providence.-J. TAY. Ormond Street.

LOR, D. p. 13.

CONCERNING novel reading, the ABBE F. 105. POLICE. Louis Buonaparte. 3, p. says, “nos voisins sont plus sages que nous. 80, (Entret. sur les Romans, p. 112.) The English are too wise a people to read such frivolous PONTIFICIA potestas est velut cardo, things (see the passage,) and he speaks fundamentum, et ut uno verbo dicam, with great contempt (p. 114) “ d'une lec- summa fidei Christianæ."

SKULTENIUS, ture, dont le seul agrément est de pouvoir Apol. pro Bellarmino, c. 6. Quoted in dire dans un cercle, qu'on a lû le livre du Featley's Advertisement to Crakanthorp's jour, et de le trouver admirable ou detes- Vigilius Dormitans. table."

“ In Papâ omnem esse potestatem supra POPERY makes infidels, and is the worst omnes potestates, tam cæli quam terræ."enemy of Christianity. Necessity of ex- STEPHEN, Archiepisc. Patracensis, in an posing it for this reason, which Baronius oration at the Lateran Council before Leo applies to the exposition of heresies. “Sed X. Quoted in Poole's Nullity of the Romish quorsum, dicat aliquis, quæ profundo per- Faith, p.

118. petuoque fuissent sepeliendæ, silentio, hujuscemodi sordes, suo putore aërem ipsum Cressy had said in one of his books (the corrumpentes, hinc inde ex industriâ veluti Exomol. I believe) that “no such word as inscopâ collectæ, produntur in lucem ?”. fallibility is to be found in any council. But Vol. 2, p. 69.

in his second edition (" et secundæ cogitati

ones sunt meliores," says Poole) I find him The real name of Andreas Eudæmon sick of his former notion. I suppose he hath Johannes Cydonius was Jean L'Heureux. met with sharp rebukes from his wiser bre- Refutation of P. Coton's Letter, p. 18. thren: what penances or censures they have See the Anti-Coton, English translation, inflicted on him, I know not, but the effect p. 30-2, for the Kakodæmon's justification of is visible, and the man is brought to a re- Garnett. Garnett and Oldcome are both canting strain. And that he may have by him and by Bellarmine called martyrs, some colourable palliation for it, he pretends and their names are in the Jesuits' Catalogue that he was misunderstood, and never meant of their martyrs printed at Rome. to deny infallibility to the Church, save only in the most rigorous sense that the IN BALE's Epistle to the Reader, before term would import, and therefore he roundly his Pageant of Popes, English translation, asserts that the Church can neither deceive A. D. 1574, he says of the Regulars, “ they believers that follow her, nor be deceived gave unto them in most places either the herself.—Exomolog. sect. 2, c. 21. Poole's French pockes, or the Spanish disease." Nullity of the Romish Faith, p. 244. Thus distinguishing them.

“ CONCERNING this glorious text of not “Truth, fully and evidently declared, erring, the case is easy, and the issue short. will justify itself against all gainsayers." If the true church, which can never err, be JACKSON, vol. 2, p. 170. the visible church, then that visible church which often hath erred, and doth still err, “I SEE not how any man can justify the cannot be the true church.”—JACKSON, vol. making the way to heaven narrower than 3, p. 841.

Jesus Christ hath made it,-it being already so narrow that there are few that find it."

. , . 7, . . ««"Όπερ είμι τούτο μένω, και δυσφημώμε- |-J. TAYLOR, vol. 7, p. 446.

, νος και θαυμαζόμενος.”-NAZIANZEN.!

PERMIT me, sir, in my turn, to ask if you “But in vain they do worship me, teach

have read it, or if your allusion to it is built ing for doctrines the commandments of upon the interpretation given to it by that men.”—Mattheur, xv. 9.

foul slanderer James Laing, whom I thank Every plant which our heavenly Father in one of his erudite volumes, and for desig

Sir Egerton Brydges for introducing me to hath not planted shall be rooted up."— nating him as a furious and calumnious bigot. Ibid. 13.

AUSTERITIES.—The man who worshipped To the words of your church, sir, I must cleanliness, and was burnt at Paris. Conkeep you,' “ for by thy words thou shalt be

trast him with the stinking saints. justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”—Ibid. xii. 37.

MR. HUSSENBETH, a Romish priest in

Lord Stafford's family, expressing his disBELLARMINE saith, they must go directly approbation of a book of Prayers recently to hell who do not believe in purgatory.- published in France,“ which are nothing De Purgatorio, l. 1, c. 11, SS Hæc sunt. but charms or spells beneath the regards of Quoted in Doctrines and Practice of the

any reasonable person,” complains of those Romish Church truly represented, p. 119. who would make " it believed that such ri

diculous charms are sanctioned by the Ca! I have not been able to verify this passage,

tholic Church. If they were," he adds, “ I, and it certainly does not read right.-J. W.W. as one of her ministers, however unworthy,


should be bound to defend them."— Nor- | few minutes' ride, as many at a time as the folk Chronicle, Jan. 14, 1826.

coach would hold.

p. 729.

* Tell me, gentle reader," says Light- Tue Armenian Bible Christians, comfoot, vol. 4, p. 59, “ whether doth the Jew monly called Briantes, have female as well Romanize, or the Roman Judaize in his as male itinerants. The female preachers, devotions."

described in the Pulpit, No. 6, p. 91, were

dressed like Quakers. One of them held “ It is a canonical saying which the Son forth fluently, distinctly, with ability, and of Sirach hath to this purpose, ‘In every apparent effect upon a not numerous audiwork be of a faithful heart,' (Ecc. xxxii. tory in the fields between the City Road 23.) Or as Drusius, trust thy soul,—but and Islington. She belonged to the London most directly to the author's meaning, be- Circuit, and was No. 11 of the place. lieve with thy soul, for this is the keeping of the commandments." — Jackson, vol. 1, P. Bagot, who was confessor to Louis

XIII. used to say, “ si l'on vous fait entrer

à la Cour par la porte, sauvez-vous par les “ VIOLENT passions, intensive desires, or fenêtres."— Vie de Boudon, p. 39. strong affections, either strain out, or suck in, only so much of the sense of scriptures “ Decem præceptorum custos Carolus," as symbolizeth with themselves, for with written upon Charlemagne's sword. much the same reason that if one string be stiflly bent and another slack, only one doth " It is a strange thing that, among us, sound, though both be touched.”—Ibid. p. people cannot agree the whole week because 1021.

they go different ways upon Sundays."—

FARQUHAR. DR. SAYERS (vol. 2, p. 73) argues acutely Poor Farquhar probably did not care that “ a want of miracles would have been which way he went. accounted by the very persons who object to them, and certainly by others, a want of “ An everlasting reproach upon you, and the material part of the evidence for a di- a perpetual shame, which shall not be forvine revelation."

gotten.”—JEREMIAH xxiii. 40.

HARTLEY was of opinion that it is im. “ Ceux qui sans nous connoître assez possible to prove all Pagan miracles to be pensent mal de nous, ne nous font pas de false. Sayers, vol. 2, p. 80, differs from tort; ce n'est pas nous qu'ils attaquent, him. Pagan miracles, Baronius, vol. 2, p. c'est le fantôme de leur imagination.”—LA 102-3. Romish ones, Matthew vii. 22-3. BRUYERE, tom. 2, p. 144.

Mes. Hughes heard Wesley say at a “ Rien ne nous venge mieux des maumeeting where the singing did not please vais jugemens que les hommes font de nôtre him, “ There are two ways of performing esprit, de nos meurs et de nos manières, this devotional exercise, singing and scream- que l'indignité et le mauvais caractère de ing:-Don't scream."

ceux qu'ils approuvent.”—Ibid. p. 146. She lived in the street at Bath where he had his quarters, and observed that he used “ The civil magistrates' facility to counto order his carriage every day some half tenance every prating discontent, or forthhor before he wanted it himself, that the putting vocalist in preaching what he list." children of his flock might be indulged in a -JACKSON, vol. 1,

p. 190.

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“ WEEDS are counted herbs in the be- The worst malison that can be

proginning of the spring ; nettles are put in nounced against one of an uncharitable, enpottage, and sallats are made of eldern- vious, malicious, spiteful mind, isbuds.”-FULLER's Holy State, p. 11

“Let him be still himself, and let him live.”

Ibid. “ Christ," says good old FULLER the Worthy, “ reproved the Pharisees for dis

The brewers have a society for the profiguring their faces with a sad countenance.

tection of casks. Fools! who to persuade men that angels lodged in their hearts, hung out the devil

If the argument presses you with a peine for a sign in their faces.”—Ibid. P


fort et dure, you have brought it upon your« 'Ανάγκη πότε χρόνο εκ των ψευδώς

self. αγαθών αληθές εκβήναι κακόν."

Jackson, vol. 2, p. 318. But whether Tue gunpowder heroes,—the pious and by the great philosopher, whom he quotes, persecuted Percy, calumniated Catesby, inAristotle or Plato' be meant, I am not cer

trepid Tresham, and glorious Grey; base tain, probably the former.

Bates; the excellent and elevated Sir Eve..

rard. Best speaks of his family as illus“ As passengers of good respect would trated by the name of Sir Everard, and the often pass by unregarded of poor cottagers, plot as ministerial. Even if it had been so, did not ill-nurtured curs notify their ap

Sir Everard was not the less a traitor. proach by barking; so many divine mysteries would be less observed than they are, “ The presumed absolute infallibility of did not profane objectors become our re

the visible Romish church for the time being, membrancers.”—JACKSON, vol. 2, p. 410. doth lay a necessity upon their successors

of freezing in the dregs of their predecesLA BRUYERE, (vol. 1, p. 40), says truly, sors' errors.”—DR. J. Jackson, vol. 3, p. that there is a sort of criticism which cor

187. rupts both the writer and the readers.

“For among my people are found wicked Jackson says, that“ to distinguish feign- men; they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; ed or counterfeit from true experimental they set a trap, they catch men. affections, is the most easy and most certain “ As a cage is full of birds, so are their kind of criticism."-(Vol. 1, p. 22.) True; houses full of deceit; therefore they are for men who have the faculty of discern- become great, and waxen rich. ment. But there is nothing in which com- They are waxen fat; they shine." mon readers and common critics are more

Jeremiah, v. 26-7-8. frequently deceived.


“ As a fountain casteth out her waters; “ Nor is it when bad things agree

so she casteth out her wickedness.”—Ibid. Thought union, but conspiracy."


REFORMATION. ! I have not found the passage in Aristotle, whom I have searched by the Index. The “ Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the argument, and the words nearly, I have found ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, in the Philebus of Plato, ii. 40. Ed. Priestley where is the good way, and walk therein, à Bekker, vol, v. p. 521. As Jackson makes no reference he probably quoted memoriter.

and ye shall find rest for your souls.”—Ibid. J. W. W. vi. 16.

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“ They have made lies their refuge, and “BENEFITS please, like flowers, while they under falsehood have they hid themselves."- are fresh." - Jacula Prudentum. G. HERIsaiah, xxviii. 15.

“ Living well is the best revenge." “ They will prove their religion,” says

Ibid. LIGHTFOOT, (vol. 1, p. 190), " by antiquity, universality, and I know not what. Let

“ Take heed of an ox before; of a horse them show it by the humility and merciful

behind, of a monk on all sides.”—Ibid. ness of it, and we shall desire no more."

" A PIECE of a churchyard fits every “This is the reason, (Ibid. p. 192), that so

body.”—Ibid. many Protestants turn Papists, (1674);. because Popery opens an easier way to hea

“ BOLERMOS a los mismos lances de la ven a thousand fold than the Protestant platica passada, que es donde doblamos la doth."

hoja.”—PEREZ DE MONTALOAN, p. 74. In that story of the Frison chief, (Ro- “The fear of the Lord is the beginning chardus, Lightroot calls him), who having of wisdom ;' but calling it the beginning, his foot in the Baptistery, asked whether his implies that we ought to proceed farther, unbaptized forefathers were gone to heaven -namely, from his fear to his love." or hell; and being told by the bishop, that

PALEY. Sermon 2. most certainly they were gone to hell, withdrew his foot, and saying, then I will go WORSE sins than idolatry, when men walk the same way with them, refused to be every one after the imagination of his evil baptized, -I am more inclined to compas- heart.-Jeremiah xvi. 11-12. sionate the error of the bishop than of the barbarian.

And above all things well and thoroughly

consider the horrors of the Mass,- for the OLD truths will be again acknowledged, sake of which idol God in justice might and exploded principles re-established. It have drowned and destroyed the universal will be in philosophy as in geography since world.—Coll. Mensalia, p. 288. we have re-discovered Baffin's Bay.

“Who dips with the devil, he had need “ Rouge au soir, blanc au matin, have a long spoon." —Apius and Virginia. C'est la journée du Pelerin. L'on entend cela

pour le temps
Mais je l'entens pour le vin.” Mor.

Jacula Prudentum.
Le Berger Extravagant, vol. 1, p: 40.

HE that stumbles and falls not, mends
Constant alliance of the Popes with any
conquering dynasty noted by THIERRY.

The gentle hawk half mans herself. " When thou sawest a thief thou con

A lion's skin is never cheap. sentedst unto him."

Nothing is to be presumed on, or deAnd this from Phocas and Charlemagne

spaired of. down to Buonaparte.

Think of ease, but work on.



his pace.

“ I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done."Psalm 1. 21.

1 A common proverb. So in the Comedy of Errors, “ Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil." -Act iv. sc. ii.

J. W. W.

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