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more folly; and I have always found more are abomination to the Lord.” — Proverbs, springs of action in the weakness than in xvii. 15. the wickedness of our natures."


is gravelled here. “ Mais pour quoy s'en étonner ? il n'y a rien de si naturel, c'est que les sots font “CONFIDENCE in an unfaithful man in time toujours des sottises." The old French of trouble, is like a broken tooth, and a foot Lady Stafford, Grammont's daughter, used out of joint.”Proverbs xxv. 19. to say this.-LADY HERVEY's Letters, p. 180.

“Should I then be angry God hath made

him no wiser ? Howbeit were not his meanA PHILOSOPHE who puzzled Lady Hervey and a very sensible cautious Abbé, and ing better than his understanding, he might engaged them in controversy with each

chance now and then to try a man's paother, ended by saying, “the abbé was de

tience."—STRAFFORD, Letters, vol. 1, p. 381. termined to believe more than he could, and Lady H. ready to give up as much as

“ Tuus saith the Lord: If ye can break she dared.” This is the case with the Ro- my covenant of the day, and my covenant manists and the Unitarians.-Ibid. p. 184. of the night, and that there should not be

day and night in their season : Then also In Denmark and Sweden, the reformation may my covenant be broken with David my

servant."-Jer. xxiii. 20-1. was accomplished without a struggle, and the same good consequences seem to have

STRAFFORD writes of Lord Netherdale, resulted in the church there, which the peaceful occupation of the country produced less catholic, and for the rest, let him do

“ all I say is, I wish him more christian, among the Icelanders in their state of his worst."-STRAFFORD's Letters, vol. 2, p. society.


MR. HALLAM tells us, that when inno

“ They say it is an Englishman's quavations are intended in religion, every arti-lity not to let things alone when they are fice of concealment and delay is required, well." - Ibid. vol. 2, p. 157. (vol. 1, p. 30). This should be borne in mind when we observe the proceedings of

“ WHERE shame, faith, honour, and regard that party to which Mr. H. is attached.

of right

Lay trampled on." “He is an irrecoverable puppy by dispu

Ben Jonson, vol. 9, p. 10. tation that dares avow the speaking for them.” CLARENDON's State Papers, vol. 2, p. 337.

“SUNK in that dead sea of life.”

Ibid. p. 11. The Romanists who cannot, and do not, believe what they uphold, “He that sinneth

STILL the creature waiteth in earnest against me," saith Wisdom, "wrongeth his

expectance for the manifestation : and the own soul.”—Proverbs, viii. 36.

whole creation groaneth and travaileth in

pain together still.—Romans, viii. 19-22. The seven abominations, Proverbs vi. 16-19, are found in the Papal church. “An evil, an only evil, behold is come.”—

Ezekiel, vii. 5. “ He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both “La haine et la demangeaison de médire

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cat tos vars plus loin que la reconnuis. Bent with this despising and contemning sance et l'amitié, et la calumnie trouve plus remark, - Now there's ane end of ane oli aisenect crosance dans la public, que les song."-Lockhaar's Memoirs, vol 1, p.223 Eirages et les louanzas" – CHARLEVOIX. X. There may have been more of feeling France, vol. 2, p. 257.

than of levity in this Wat the charch of England holds with Un feelings are in accord with the En. regard to the chanh of Rome. Joseph peror Baber, when speaking of a villainoz Vale.

deed be says—“Let every man who bears o Sibo's, Ca's, and Arm. p. 496-7.

this action of Khostou Shah pour out im

precations on him; for be who hears of susi ISTEDTCTIOS of Dex articles of belief a deed, and does not curse him, is bimse Istee Picasa. Hammond-Ibid. p. 560 worthy to be accursed. — Leydes's Jem iis Eer for a groundwork of unity.

of Baber, p. 63.

- He that getteth wisdom, loveth his own -The rail is upon their heart. Verertbe! soul.”—Proverbs six. 8. less ben it stali turn to the Lord, the rail

1 1 be taken away. -2 Corinth. ii. 15-16.

* I ax on my Persian steed, sir, and the

plains of prolixity are before me. - Au observation tends to confirm that

** I placed my foot in the stirrup of rese life, at all ages, is better than male, solution, and my hand on the reins of conal even married better than single."— fidence-in-God."—BABEB's Memoirs. Vientes of Eridence on Friendly Societies, 4. D. 1897. p. 38.

Pepsi Church. “ I am come in my

Father's name, and ye receive me not : it The increase of population entirely at. ' another shall come in his own name, him tributable to a diminution in the rate of ye will receive." —John v. 43. mortality.-Ibid. p. 38.

India. Captain William Bruce remarked A FERI small number of first-born chil. to me that if our empire in that country dren are alive at the expiration of ten years. were overthrown, the only monuments which -Ibid. p. 42.

would remain of us would be broken bottles

and corks. As important point had been gained in Along the whole coast, he says, our gocivilization when men began to build with vernment is popular, because the people stone.

share in the advantages of a flourishing

trade. But in the interior we are bated. “But let him that glorieth glory in this. There it is a grinding system of exaction ; that he understandeth and knoweth me, we take nine-tenths; and the natives feel that I am the Lord, which exercise loving the privation of honours and places of aukindness, judgement, and righteousness in thority more than the weight of imposts. the earth; for in these things I delight, One of them compared our system to a saith the Lord.—Jeremiah ix. 24.

screw, slow in its motion, never violent or

sudden, but always screwing them down to When the Earl of Seafield signed, as the very earth. Chancellor of Scotland, the engrossed exemplification of the Act of Union, he re- SWORD and spear have been beaten by turned it to the Clerk, in the face of Parlia- | the flail.

ers did.

If ye search the Scriptures " ye shall "If the root be holy, so are the branches." know the truth, and the truth shall make -Romans xi. 16. you free."-John viii. 32.

In the Atlas of February 18, 1827, is this “ He that is of God heareth God's words : passage, forming part of a leading paraye therefore hear them not because ye are graph in the Morning Chronicle. not of God.”—Ibid. 47.

“ Those who use the word liberty, as ap

plied to civilized life, are either very ignoSatan has always two strings to his bow. rant, or very evil-intentioned. Wherever 2 Corinthians iv. 2.—This our Reform

we turn in civilized life, we are met by restraints on our liberty; and the more civi

lized the society the more numerous the IDOLATRY prevailed because it was adapt. restraints. If we use the words good going religion to low and earthly minds. So vernment, we shall then speak an intelligible their saints are like fetishes, whom they treat | language. Now such restraints as are nefamiliarly, coax, threaten, maltreat and

cessary to the well-being of society, that is, punish.

to good government, must be submitted to." One of our Martyrs.—2 Maccabees vi.

“ IGNORANTIÆ inimicus alienæ, inimicis23.

simus meæ, et à quocunque corrigi paratus." EFFECT of processions in which children -DR. O'Conor, ad lectorem. bear a prominent part. The handsomest chosen for angels, and the parents making

" Tu autem.—Memento, genus esse hoit a pride to decorate them with all the minum adeò malignum, ut quidquid benè jewels and finery of the family.

egeris in pessimam semper partem acci

piant et aliorum mentes suo metientes inA DISTINCTION between glory and honour. genio, benefacta quælibet pravo animo inThe glory of France is what Buonaparte terpretentur.”—Ibid. sought. The honour of England is that for which we contend.

I Lay no siege to impregnable understand

ings. The Temple at Jerusalem served as a bank for deposit.—Maccabees ii. See the

I WOULD examine this argument farther, miracle of Heliodorus,-a use for which in

as a Spaniard said in the Cortes, “si las war time the convents also served.

bellas razones y exemplos con que se ha

sido apoyada, no probaran mas bien su imAt Strasburg, 1826, forty days' indul

pertinencia gence to all those who, after having fully de las Cortes, t. 4, p. 182.

que su oportunidad.”—Diario confessed and communicated, shall visit this cathedral on the anniversary of the birth of Latent hope, which exists in almost all the holy father I. Loyola, and shall there extremities. pray for the union of Christian princes,“l'extirpation des hérésies,"—and the exalt. Sir F. BURDETT admits that high prices ation of the holy and true religion. are probably best. I think they are both

an effect and a cause of prosperity. I am So the Oracles of old time. “Thus Delphi," sure that system must be the best which says MITFORD, “ appears to have become the will make poor lands pay for cultivating. great bank of Greece, perhaps before Homer, in whose time its riches seem to have been a). ready proverbial.”-C. iii. sect. 2. vol. i. p. 213.

WHEN we have once gone astray, the best 8v0.-J. W. W.

thing we can do is to retrace our steps.

“ Now the end of the commandment is the fire did not begin by bis means. Bu: charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good it will be matter of perpetual anguish and conscience, and of faith unfeigned." - vexation of heart to remember that it was 1 Timothy i. 5.

in his power to have extinguished it.”—Ibid.

P. 982.

“ Tue time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,-and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”—2 Timothy iv. 3-4.

More fit to be answered, as King James said, fustibus quam rationibus. Or, at least. fistibus.


p. 1099.

One of the sticklers against a liturgy in Fuller said well in James's Parliament, the days of the Puritan Rebellion used to 1606, “ that country is miserable where the ! say of the prayers of his own party, great men are exceeding rich, the poor men “ Though we speak nonsense, God will pick exceeding poor; and no mean, no proporout the meaning of it."—Walker's Suffer- tion between both.”—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 1082.1 ings of the Clergy, part 2, p. 197.

“Studied orations,” said James I. " and “ Invention is a solitary thing."—Har- much eloquence upon little matters, is tisi

for the universities, when not the subject

that is spoken of, but the trial of his wit that Our despondents. - Parliamentary Flis- speaketh is most commendable ; but on the tory, vol. 4, p. 678.

contrary, in all great councils of parliament,

fewest words with most matter do become “These things saith he that is boly, he best; where the dispatch of the great erthat is true, he that haih the key of David, rands on hand, and not the praise of the he that openeth and no man shutteth, and person, is most to be looked into."-Ibid. shutteth and no man openeth.”Rev. iii. 7.

A text not very consistent with the Pope's pretensions.

CONFERENCES between the two Houses,"

James said, “ breed but delays; for someSir Edward Dering, (A.D. 1675), says,

times the Lower House brought nothing “Another thing as properly under our cog

but tongues, sometimes nothing but ears." nizance as Popery, is regulating men’s man

-Ibid. p. 1156. ners, very worthy of our consideration. Under that notion of religion it may be

Ile said well of Ireland,“ they can never done. We want censores morum as well be reduced to so perfect obedience with. | as inquisitors of faith : thinks that else we out establishment of religion.”—Ibid. p. cannot see religion prosper.Parliamentary

1151. History, vol. 4, p. 746.

KING JAMES concerning the Papists.“ – It is a duty which we owe to God Ibid. pp. 984-1057. and to ourselves, to the present age and to posterity, to improve the opportunities God Churcu discipline relaxed.—Ibid. p.774. gives us of fencing our vineyard, and making the hedge about it as strong as we can. A Mr. Hislock called here to-day to -LORD CHANCELLOR Finch, Ibid. p. 980. solicit a subscription for the Moravian mis

sions. I asked him if he were a Moravian “He whose house is destroyed by fire, minister ? He said, no; an Independent. would find but little consolation in saying so called, he added, though we are the most

Pym says,

dependent poor creatures on the face of the Office, the persons who have visited Margate earth.—April 12, 1827.

by the steam-packets are found to have in

creased from 41,347 in the twelve months “ the execution of laws against ending April 1822, to 64,070 in the same Papists forces not their conscience, but prevents mischief ; and therefore he would have space of time ending April 1827. the Papists used like madmen, and have all

HALLAM's opinion that England might be dangerous weapons taken from them."

made a republic. Parliamentary History, vol. 1, p. 1314.

Yes; just as Melrose was made a kirk,

and Glastonbury a manufactory. MR. THOMAS CREWE. “ It is a wonder to see the spiritual madness of such as will fall in love with a Romish harlot, now she ries would call themselves Greens and Blues,

H. WALPOLE's wish that Whigs and Tois grown so old a hag." A.D. 1621.-Ibid.

as at Constantinople.

Parties are thus divided into colours in “ Account of the English Government the counties. in the Corte del Dios Momo. 55. By Dr. Joseph Michele Marquez.” Our liberals

“Be not persuaded in any treaty to conknow about as much of the Spanish people sent to any thing you do not think simply now as this writer did of the English Go- good in itself, upon any imagination that by vernment then.

yielding now to somewhat unreasonable and

inconvenient, you may be able hereafter to Some good remarks upon frugality.- reverse it.”—CLARENDON to Lord Hopton. Ibid.

1647. Papers, vol. 2, p. 369.

p. 1321.

pp. 351-9.

SCOFFERS at religion cannot make good Pour qui sait y lire, peu de docustatesmen, “ for none are such save they mens indiquent mieux la verité que les menwho from a principle of a conviction and songes ofliciels.”—M. DE BARANTE. persuasion (say rather a religious sense of duty) manage public affairs to the advan- “Since I have ventured to preach to you," tage of those who employ them. Since they says Hyde, writing to Lord Hopton, “ let care not for the things themselves, and scorn me prophecy too, that those Reformed such as employ them, they must never care Churches will be destroyed, and grow into for what events attend them." And as an

contempt for want of Bishops, whom they so example, Sir G. MACKENZIE says, (p. 439), much contemn.”—CLARENDON Papers, vol. “ Have we not seen some of these great | 2, p. 403. wits prove

the worst of all statesmen in our own days, and as far below the meanest in “Motives for founding an University in management as they were above the wisest the metropolis. 1617.” One should like in wit and sharpness ?”

to see those motives, and compare them

with the views of the present founders and Roman Catholics and their abettors at supporters. this time.

“ Surely in vain the net is spread in sight “For the wrath of man worketh not the of any bird.”Proverbs i. 17.

righteousness of God.”—James i. 20. “ The prosperity of fools shall destroy them."-Ibid. 32.

Car rien ne met davantage de mau

vaise humeur, qu'une proposition raisonBy the receipt-book at the Margate Pier nable et sans replique, faite à des gens, qui

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