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Lines on the Death of our Saviour. On the Murder of Mr. Longuet. 103 at the head of the catholic church in 1 Nor fear His'angered justice to provokie, Sweden. He was appointed in 1805 To blast you as the lightning, rends the

forest dak ? by Pope Pius VII. with the title of apostolical vicar, to perform the But no-what said that voice—that dying functions of the ecclesiastical mi

sound? nistry among the catholics of Stock. Those accents called no vengeance from

above : holm, and those who reside in the That sacred blood bas crept its last sad different towns of Sweden. There round, should be three, or, at least, con- | And those were words that spoke the tenstantly two priests. They then To future worlds amazed those words shall might, by turns, and at certain times

prove of the year, visit the catholics of the His boundless charity who e'en in death, interior, and administer the comforts While yet his grief-worn heart and lips

could move, of religion to them.

The congrega- and his dim eye look down on ought betion of propaganda has been anxious neath, to accomplish a purpose as glorious Implored his foes forgiveness with his latest as it would be salutary. They even

breath.

March 11, 1817, CHRISTIANUS. did accomplish it for a short time; but the events of a later period op- ON THE MURDER OF THE REV. posed to their continued exertions

Mr. LONGUET. obstacles which they have been un• able to overcome.

-Stat ferri acies mucrone corusco

Stricta, parata neci. Æneis bib. 2. Stockholm, Nov. 9, 1812.

Lo! in the horror of yon midoight cave,

The gloomy monster, with his wrinkled POETRY

brow, Sits death-designing by the Stygian ware

A dank, sulphureous, nivefold stream of ON THE DEATH OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR.

Yes, 'tis you fell Murder, by whose side MYSTERIOUS darkness! welcome now thy Hangs the destructive blade of crimson gloom :

hie; Veil the foul treason from my aching sight, Drunk with the waves of many a sanguine The bate-swoll'n breasts that urged their tide, Saviour's doom,

Still warm and dripping with the purple Are darker, deadlier than thy thickest

dew. night; And though thy horrors freeze me with The tyrant rushes from his dark abode, affright,

Tracing, with hasty step, his hollow Yet art thou welcome ....Cloud the sorrow

way; ing sun,

Thro' mazy tracks, where light-wing'd Haste with thy blackest veil to shut out phantoms trode, light,

He gain'd the landing of the realms of Tell not the world that such a day has run, day. Do all to hide the deed, earth's shameless sons have done,

'Mid the thick gloom of some umbrageoue

wood, And has this fury urged you to the worst, Or in the moss-grown covert of the glen, O senseless, hardened, impious Deicides ! Or by the margin of some stagnant tood, And can you feel your guilty heads accurst, He steals, with craft, into the hearts of Kaow that the demon scorn that now de

rides, And the proud insult that in power con- At length, he views some hapless stranger fides,

pass, Will cell down quickly Heaven's avenging, Unconscious of the fate that hovers round stroke;

A destined victim, to bedew the grass Can you yet view the vengerace that be- With purple foods, and kiss the humid tides,

ground.

woe.

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men.

His blade the mobster brandished o'er his No vivid lightnings hurtled in the ait, head,

Nor mighty Jove, the rattling thunder Then, raging, plunged in the stranger's hurl'd :: heart;

Nor earth up-bursting with sulphureous O'er whose dim eyes a nightly mist was glare, shed,

Th’ assassin blazing down its chaos The spirit issued thro' the vital part!

whirl'd ? The tender herb receives the ruddy die,

Sleep, lovely soul !-No more the howling The modest cheeks are ghastly, pale, and

storm, cold,

Or bellowing wind shall rumble ia thy His rev'rend locks, his blooming features

ears; lie

No thirsty dagger sball thy breast deform, To worms a prey—to crumble into Hushd in soft bliss, and free from eartb

born fears! mould!

E. B.

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Alas! an exile from his native shore,
No matron hand shall wipe bis livid
brow;

ON LITCHFIELD CATHEDRAL. His stiffen'd limbs, his members ting'd with

gore, Pallid and lifeless, shall repose

below! STRING, ye nine, your heavenly lyre,

Tune on high the hallow'd song ;

Warm me with poetic fire,
No fary passions kindled in his breast;

Numbers flowing from my tongue.
No mad despair within his bosom boiled :
No pangs of conscience broke his tranquil | Yonder stauds the sacred pile,
rest;

Rearing high its tap'ring tips;
Nor serpent envy in his brain lay coiled,

Yonder sound along each aisles

Tender notes from fluent lips. Oft when' in silencé slept the worldly gay,

With grim solicitude and pensive fear, There the nocturn owlets dwell, Inabrued in sweat, he trod some dreary In their gloomy stone-roofed cave way

There, ascending from the dell, To soothe the throb, and wipe the fall- Ravens croak upon the grave. ing tear.

Hear the anthems flattering by, No'pillar'd dome, or highly gilded beams, Rumbling thro' the hollow spire; The frugal texture of his roof adorn :

Swift descending from the sky, Always the same in fortune's sunshine Tune them to the hear’nly lyre.

gleams, Or lash'd by all the 'frantic waves of Monroful let the theme arise,

Let the chrystal drop descend;

Sweetly breathe your tender sighs, The fear of pity beaming in his eye,

Gently falling on your friend. O'er virtue's shrine in silence triekled down;

Virtue's happy days are past, His panting heart upheaved a tender sigh, From ber golden seat she's flown; When vice stalk'd forth, array'd in hide. There with monks* she breath'd her last, ous gown.

Vice has forc'd her from the throne.

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scorn.

In bis soft breast fair chastity arose, Devastation reigns around,
With Jily blush, and fairest snow-drop Hellish legions throw their darts;
bloom ;

Ah! arise on holy ground,
Nor did the flow'ret droop into its close, Scenes for Vice to play its parts.
Till death consigo'd him to the clay-cold
tomb.

Muses, let your sorrow rise,

Let the chrystal drop descend ; Stood there no white-rob’d son of light to Sweetly breathe your tender sighs,

Gently falling on your friend. ward

E. B. Th’ impendiog fate, and unrelenting

hand ? Tas there no veil the vital spark to guard,

* At the dissolution of monasteries by Nor blade to lay the ruffian on the sand? Hcory the eighth.

EPITOME OF INTELLIGENCE.

THE

THE news received this month, wards them, in consequence of their

both from Rome and Ireland, having committed a supposed offence, is of so important and interesting a by refusing to submit their opinions nature, that we feel an irresistible to that of one of their leaders. We impulse to devote a large share of the have little room for comment on this columns of this number to the ioser. disgraceful conduct, and indeed any tion of the documents communicated remarks of ours would be quite une to the public, not only for the gene- necessary, as the facts speak for ral information of our readers, but themselves ; we shall therefore prothat they may be handed down to ceed to lay the intelligence of the posterity for the profit and instruc- month before our readers in the ore tion of future ages. The leading ar- der received. The first act of the ticle in the last Journal exposed the conciliating committee was to issue tricks and chicanery of those vetoists the following circular, under the sig. who profess themselves catholics, nature of their chairman, Sir Thomas and hinted that our parliamentary Esmonde, bart. as the basis of their friends were not altogether free from future proceedings :being actuated by party motives.

“SIR-At the present period, we That this is unfortunately the case

should deem ourselves inexcusable, has been completely developed by to procure unanimity; we are convinced

were we not to use our best exertions, the exertions of the conciliating that unanimity amongst ourselves iš committee mentioned in our last, as alone now wanting to insure success. appointed for the purpose of seeking “ We beg leave, however, to slate, an union of all parties in the cause of that the only basis which can be found emancipation. A conspiracy, it for procuring unanimity, is the determi. would seem, was actually entered

nation to exclude any species of venointo by the whig party, those staunch

istical arrangements from being in any friends to civil and religious liberty, relief..

respect connected with our claims for to thwart Sir Henry Parnell's endea- Vetoistical

arrangements have been vours to obtain a discussion on the already condemned by the voice of the question of unrestricted emancipa- catholie prelates of Ireland. tion, because, forsooth, the catho- “ Vetoistical arrangements have also lics of Ireland refused to entrust Mr. been repeatedly condemned by all clasHenry Grattan with the care of their those who signed the Petition entrusted

ses of the catholic laity, as well by cause, after he had explicitly de- to six Henry Parnell, as by those who clined to advocate that cause on the signed that presented by Mr. Grattan, only terms which would be agrea- in the last session. ble and satisfactory to his constitu

“ Whatever difference of opinion may ents. This is a fact which should ne

now prevail amongst the latter on this ver be lost sight of, and shews the subject, the great mass of the catholic degenerate state of public men in this all vetoistical arrangements; and those

laity still persevere in their rejection of enlightened age, when those who who are of a different opinion are so boast of venerating the maxims of ci- few, as, in point of number, to be quite vil and religious freedom, are not insignificant, notwithstanding any indi. only disregardful of the sufferings vidual respectability. and proscriptions felt by five mil.

“ There cannot, therefore, be any jions of their fellow-subjects, but are

prospect of unanimity, unless the few, nimated with a spirit of revenge to

who are ready to tolerate vetoistical ar

rangements; concur with all the clergy ORTROP. JOUR. Vol. V.

ments.

and with the rest of the laity, in ex- , bleston petition, conceiving it did cluding in future any such arrange- not go that length; but finding that

the contrary was asserted in parlia“ But there is an arrangement which ment, they utterly disclaimed any would take away all pretext of argu- such measure. ment from our enemies, and which has

This communication already been sanctioned by our pre

of Mr. Hay gave general satisfaction lates, and received the full approbation to the meeting. of the people-It is that of domestic no- On the Thursday following, the mination.

committee met again, when Mr. Ma“ Under those circumstances, we re- hon informed the members present spectfully solicit of you to give your as- that he had written to Mr.Scully, relasistance to forward unanimity amongst the catholics, upon the basis of exciu tive to a communication said to have sion of every vetoistical arrangment,

been received by that gentleman from and of the adoption of domestic nomi- Sir II. Parnell, to which he had renation.

ceived an answer,

to that as it was “ Whatever minor obstacles to conci- marked private,” Mr. Scully did not liation amongst ourselves may have think it would be right to submit it existed in the subject of intemperance to a public' meeting ; but he stated to and extraneous topics, have been al him, that Mr. O'Connell could give in future, all men will agree in guarding information upon the subject matter against.

of its contents to the committee. “We wish to add, that it appears to

Mr. O'Coonell said, that Mr. us, that every catholic, who desires Scully had only given him authority sincerely and honestly to promote the to state the substance of Sir Henry catholic cause, will now come forward

Parnell's letter, and to enable him to · to prevent the continuance of dissension do so, he (Mr. O'C.) had taken exand division in the catholic body.

He had no " We respectfully solicit your senti. | tracts from that letter. ments on those vital subjects, addressed authority to read even those extracts, to our chairman."

as the letter was marked 66 private, On the 25th ult, the committee but the contents of those extracts reheld a meeting to receive the report lated so directly to public business, of the answers sent to the secretary, not feel justified in withholding them

that, in his own discretion, he would in reply to the above circular. Counsellor Howley reported the re

from the committee. They were as

follows: sult, from which it appeared, that although some few individuals still

Sir Henry Parnell, after stating the

reasons which detained him from Lone refused all offers of conciliation, and don, says, “ I wrote to Mr. Brougham adhered with a singular pertinacity 10 name the 11th of March as the first to the veto, yet the spirit of unani- open day, as far as I could judge. I 'mity was almost universal.' After intended to present the Petition some

the letters of adhesion to the veto days before. and to dissension had been read,

My plan was to bring forward the Mr. Hay, the secretary, rose and first, on presenting the petition, hy enter

question on four distinct occasions; the stated, that he was authorised to an

ing upon the circumstances of the guesnounce to the committee, by a great tion, distinct from the general merits of number, perhaps a majority, of the it,as theyrelateto the conduct of the leadpersons in Dublin, who signed the ing members of government and oppoTrimbleston petition, that they would sition; the second by going into the prefer any evil , or, as many of them grievances in detail, on the motion for

a se lect committee on the penal laws; expressed, to have their right arm

the third, by moving to have Sir John cut off, rather than accede to the Hippsiley's report taken into consideraveto ; and that they signed the Trim- tion in a committee of the whole house, with the view of shewing from it that I to obtain the support of Mr. Gratdomestic vomination was the true prac- tan to the prayer of the petition to tice of the church; and the fourth, by be presented by Sir Henry Parnell, moving upon the general question of

moved that a letter should be foremancipation.

" Mr. Gratian having undertaken the warded to the right honourable genlast niotion, and the endeavours to pro- tleman for that purpose, which being cure an union not being yet closed, I am agreed to, Mr. W. then produced obliged to re-consider what I had deter- the draft of the same, on which a mined upon, and, for the present, to long conversation ensued, principostpone any immediate proposition to pally on the wording of the letter, the house of commons. “ From what occurred last session,

some of the members contendingyou must be well aware, that Mr. Grat- that one sentence therein seemed to tan has such an influence in the house, imply disrespect to Sir Henry Paras to deprive me of the power of obtain- nell, whilst others insisted that it ing a general discussion, and any sup- had no such meaning:-The phrase, port upon a motion to take the petition was at length expunged, and the into consideration. I persevered last rest being unanimously agreed to, the year against the opinion of every one in London in making the attempt

, letter was signed by the chairman, merely to shew the true state of this Sir T. Esmonde, and transmitted to case; and after what happened I hope Mr. Grattan. it will not be expected of me to do the On Monday, the 3rd inst. the same again. The use I am capable of committee held another meeting. turning my exertions to is, that of Mr. O'Connell said, he had seen a securing a discussion every session, so long as it is requisite to do so, and

letter from Mr. Hayes, their deleobtaining repeated debates, and also gate at Rome, which was addressed: of canvassing for support, and obtain to Mr. Mac Donnell, and having ing information for you. But whenever stated its contents, Mr. Hughes ob. Ir

. Grattan choses to bring the queso served he conceived the letter should tion forward, the house will only attend have been officially addressed to Mr. to him, and come to a fair vote upon Hay, their accredited secretary, and his motion. It is not correct to think not to a private individual, if Mr. ports the particular petition which we Hayes considered himself the acting Jast presented; the petition itself cannot delegate in Rome for the catholics be the subject matter of debate, but the of Ireland.-Mr. O'Connell agreed broad question of emancipation.--To with Mr. Hughes. Some further act upon the principle, that he ought to conversation ensued, in which seve. be opposed because this petition is dis-ral gentlemen objected to the letter agreeable, would be to carry the divisiops which prevail into the house, and being read; Mr. O'Connell said he defeat all efforts of succeeding.

would not do his duty to the catho" If the petition remains in my lics of Ireland, if he did not bring lands, contrary to my opinion of the the letter before the aggregate meetpolicy of with holding it from Mr. Grat. ing.-Several gentlemen having ex. tan, I should be glad, before I go over, pressed a wish to have the letter read, to know exactly what it is desired I Mr. Howley objected to its being should do, and I shall have the oppor- brought under the consideration of tunity of talking the matter over in Dublin."

the meeting. Mr. O'Connell said, The reading of these paltry in- if not suffered in any other way, trigues on the part of the whigs ex- he would read it as part of his speech, cited general indignation, and a

which he did as follows:letter was ordered to be sent to the

Rome, St. Isidore's, Feb. 1, 1817, worthy and patriotic baronet on the DLAR M'Donnell,-We have had subject. --Mr. Woulfe being desirous ! strange scenes here since I wrote to you

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