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speeches from them, for the edifica- / street chapel, to superintend, and tion of the legislature, and the pro-approve for publication, in Dr. T.'s tection of the church. There was name, the said bible. M‘Namara, not a moment to be lost. The ca- not being able to finish the work, tholics should, with one voice, dis- Mr. Cumming engaged the same claim those very odious doctrines ; clergyman to complete the unfinishhe was sure there was not a single ed part, wliich he did ; and the catholic in Ireland that did not feel work was moreover publicly adver. as he did,--abhorrence at the prin- tised as containing the elegant, ciples those notes contain.Surely copious, and instructive notes or anthe acknowledged courage of this notations of the Rheimish testa. great patriot must have been consi- ment;" carefully revised by the Rev. derably daunted, tha: he calls so Mr. Walsh, by permission of Dr. stoutly for a general disclaimer from Troy. This being the case, what the catholics of Ireland, to pacify had the ignorance of M.Namara, or the bigotry of our enemies, and se. the speculation of Cumming, to do, cure the good graces of our parlia- with the question? The work must mentary friends. But why did not have been in circulation some time, the learned gentleman produce one and no complaint is heard of it, unsingle note in support of his sweep. til a nest of bigots, associated for the ing charge against 'the Rheimish purpose, raised an outcry against it, annotators? Does he imagine that by imputing to its authors the most the Irish people will be satisfied with obnoxious principles regarding the his bare assertion, unsupported by security of the siate and society in one solitary fact? Indeed, the man general, and charging the catholics ner in which he has attempted to of the present day with holding and sooth the ravings and slanders of a encouraging the same. As soon as hireling press makes me blush for the outcry reached Ireland, Dr. T. the veracity and good sense of this issued a declaration, censuring the hitherto eminent advocate for the notes in globo, and Mr. O'Connell rights of his oppressed countrymen. calls for an unanimous disclaimer on 'The passage I have just quoted is the part of the catholic laity, alcontrary to fact and void of reason. though he admits that the conduct Never did I witness a more miséra. of the brawlers was unfair and ble attempt to blink the question, or infamous in the exsreme. But is not á more pusillanimous desire to soli- this an act of injustice, on the part cit pardon for a supposed offence. of Mr. O'Connell, not equalled by The first translation is stated to have the inquisition, to accuse and cong originated from party feelings; the demn authors and their works, with, last from ignorance and a love of out hearing them in their own de gain. The former 'I have shéwn 10 fence, and this too when their ac, be opposed to truih, and the latter I cusers dare not meet them upon shall make appear to rest upon no

fair grounds, but have recourse 29 better foundation. Mr. O'Connell wilful inisrepresentations and auda should have recollected that the cious falsehoods? If the anooting printer, well aware of his own want tions to the new edition of ibę of knowledge, applied to the catho-Rheimish testament contaią odious lic arclibishop of Dublin for his doctrines, which inerit the abhor, sanction of the work, and also 'that rence of every Irish catholic, for he would depute a competent person God's sake let them be pointed out, to revise and correct it for the press that the official and responsible te Dr. Troy accordingly did depute viser, Mr. Walsh, may justify himself the Rev.Mr. Walsh, of Denmark, for inserting them, or receive the indignation of his catholic country-racy of his judgment. But does Mr. men, instead of taking shelter un- O'Connell sincerely believe that the der the wretched subterfuge that Rheinish doctors or Mr. Walsh the re-publication of the obnoxious intended that their readers should work was occasioned by ignorance believe such abominable doctrines and interest, and therefore the ca- as he named were essential to the tholics are not chargeable for its senti profession of the catholic faith? ments. The religious doctrines of If he does, I am of opinion it would the catholic church have always be more magnanimous in him, been, and must still be, the same. and more advantageous to the caused The work in question on its first ap- of his countrymen, to denounce the pearance raised a similar commotion reviser of the censured work before among the puritan party of that a criminal tribunal, instead of blame day, as the last edition of it has done ing the ignorance of a poor printer in the present; but instead of yielding before the catholic board. Let the to the foul accusations of their ene- man amongst us, who dare to broach mies, and putting forth a renounce and propagate such doctrines, be ment of the supposed criminal pro- consigned to the offended laws of positions, the authors defended them, his country, but do not condemn and exposed the fallacious reason. him by implication, por pass judgings and unjust conclusions adopted ment upon hin from ex parte eviby their adversaries. And would it dence. Mr. O'Connell disclaims not be more honourable on our pait the Rheimish testament because to follow the example set us by men such abominable doctrines may be who sacrificed every thing to pre- deduced from the notes ; but upon serve their religious integrity, and the same principle he should, to be hand it down to us pure and unspot consistent, disclaim the text also, ted? Mr. O'Connell says, “he is a Did not the covenanters deduce catholic, from the conviction tha: it from scripture the necessity' of ex was the best form of religion ; but tirpating popery, prelacy, superstihe would not remain one, one hour tion, heresy, schism, and profaneness, longer, if be thought it essential to by force of arms, in the three kingthe profession of the catholic faith to dom's ? Did not some of the scripbelieve that it was lawful to MURDER tural reformers deduce from the text protestants, or that faith might be a justification for the committal of innocently broken with heretics. Yet whoredom, cursing, swearing, and such (he said) were the doctrines to other abominable impieties? Did be deduced from the potes to the not the arians deduce from the writ. Rheimish testament." I question ten word the non-existence of the not the sincerity of Mr. O'Connell's divine nature in the second person catholicity, but I lament the weak- of the blessed Trinity? The calviness of his nature, in thus sacrificing nists, that God is the author of sin? the venerable fathers of the English The methodists, that faith alone is church, to gain the need of popu- sufficient for salvation? The qualar applause. The learned gentle kers, that baptism is useless, and man complains of the unfairness of religious ceremonies ridiculous ?-the British Critic, in quoting with. Now, if such blasphemous and imout giving either text or page, to pious doctrines as these may be, and avoid detection ; and yet he is guilty are, “ deduced” from the word of of the same thing, as he did not fa- God itself, why does not Mr. O'Convour his 'hearers with one passage nell disclaim against its circulation, from the notes, to enable them to as containing bigotted and intolerform a correct opinion of the accu-lant doctrines, meriting the abhor POD. JOUR. VOL. V.

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it was otherwise ordained, and PRINCESS CHARLOTTE * Death lies op her, like an ontimely frost OF WALES,

"Upon the sweetest flower of all the field."

Her Royal Highness was born the Only child of their Royal High-7th of Januar, 1796, and married nesses the Prince Regent, and the the 2d of May, 1816, to Prince Princess of Wales, and consort to Leopold of Saxe Cobourg, wbuse state his Serene Highness Prince Leopold of inconsolable affliction and grief, of Saxe-Cobourg, after being deli- may be more easily conceived than vered of a still born male infunt. described. From the first notifi

cation of her death, (he inhabitants It is our painful duty, which we of the metropolis : spontaneously fulfil with emotions of heartfelt grief, evinced their feeling for this irrépato record “an event (it has been rable loss, by closing the windows of truly said by cotemporary writers) as their houses, and slipping the shuicalan itous as could well occur in the ters of iheir shops. The day of her annals of our hereditary monarchy, funeral, which took place on the 19th, for it involves the death of the only was observed as a day of religious two presumptive heirs to the crown, devotion and lamentation throughout in direct succession-the Mother and the whole empire. The shops were the Child."-On the fifth of Noven- closed, business of all kinds susher instant, her Royal Highness was pended, and every place appropridelivered of a still born male child, ated for divjoe worship was filled at nine o'clock at night, and about with the most numerous congregahalf past twelve the princess was tions ever witnesserl, all penetrated seized with great difficulty of breath- 4 with due sentiments of compunction ing, restlessness, and exhaustion, and regret, at this sigpal visitation of which alarming symptoms increased an all-wise Cod. -At the catholic till half past two the next morning, chapels, bigh mass was celebrated when her Royal Highness, expired in the wost solema manner, particuat her seat, Claremont Lodyr, in Inrly at the Portuguese ambassador's, Surrey.---As soon as the fatal event where the music was of the sublimest transpired, the whole metropolis ex- kind.--In Ireland, the national sorhibited one universal sceve of sor- row has been greater, if it is possible, row, which spread to the remotest than that of England, and the publiparts of the kingdom ; for never we cation of the daily journals was. vobelieve was, grief more sincere or pe- Sumarily suspended in Dublin in the neral ; never was the national feeling day of interinent; a mark ef respect so strongly depicted on the coun- | unparalleled on the demise of a mentenace of every individual, as onber of' ile Royal family in England the present afflicting calamity. Each According to court etiquette, an one on receiving the news, was struck order was issued by the Deputy Earl with melancholy sadness, and all Marshal of England, (the Hereditary mourned the premature end of a Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, Princess whose virtues had gained being a catholic) for a general mournher the love and affection of the ing; and such is the general respect whole nation; for had it pleased Pro- and veneration entertained for the vidence that she should mount the virtues of this illustrious and deeplythrone, there is no doubt she would lamented princess, that scarce an have brought to it the spirit of an individual is to be met who is not English queen, untainted with the clothed in of some ihe sable habiliblandishments of luxury and poing, ments of woe. Peace be to her shade,

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ort.2 THE RHEIM13H TEsTAMENT AND, TAB, been created in the sister island by Irish CATHOLIC BOARD. the article of the British Critic; and

the leaders of the board seem to have T was my full intention to have been seized with a of volung base conduct of the British. Critic them nearly non compos mentis at and its worthy associates of the least : such is the inference which press, towards the learned annotators may be drawn from the report of of the Rheimish testament; but eir, their second meeting, as given in the cumstances have arisen out of this aforesaid paper. On the very first conduct, which call for immediate day the board assembled, Mire attention; I shall therefore close this O'Connell gave notice of bis inten: volume with some remarks on the tion to move, at the next meeting transactions which took place on the for the appointment of a committees recent opening of the Irish board, to draw up a disavowal of the very but particularly on the speech de- dangerous and uncharitable doce livered by Mr. O'Connell, for a re. trines contained in certain notes to port of which I refer the reader to the Rheimish testament:???: Nout The epitome. I am well aware that what right these gentlemen have to in bringing before my readers the assume to themselves the power and public acts of so justly celebrated a authority to decide on doctrinal character as Daniel O'CONNELL, I points, I have yet to learn ; and I shall incur the displeasure of some really think it would be more beportion of them ; nevertheless, I coming in them to confine their pro, consider my duty, as the impartial ceedings to political subjects, than editor of an independent print, and to be meddling with matters whicla my, veneration for the cause of truth, do not come within the province of should be paramount of every other a lay-assembly. Indeed, I cannot consideration, and I therefore re help thinking, that, by their present quest that the admirers of Mr. conduct, they resemble more the O'Congell will set aside their partial character of inquisitors, which they ity, in this instance, and scan my appear to abhoj, than of men com, dissent from the sentiments imputed bined for the purpose of forwarding to him with candour and equity.- a legal and laudable object. If these From the accounts published in the gentlemen are such strengus jadvor Dublin Evening Post, which has cates for the liberty of the presegas been very severe in its condemna. they pretend to be why not have tion of the reprinting of the Rheim, recourge to its defence of their ish notes, it appear that a more principles, instead of erecting them than usual degree of interest hasselves into a tribunal for the general OPTHOD. Jour, Vol. V.

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rence of every Irish catholic? If answerable in its propositions, tha his objection to the circulation of the no one dared to assume the task o notes affixed to the Rheinish tésta- refuting it. Chagrined and deject ment is grounded on their liability ed, it was resolved by the puritan of having " abominable doctrines” critics, in order to hide their defeat deduced from them by bigotted pro and confusion, to raise a cry of into, testants, to calumniate and slander lerance against the learned author the principles of catholics, he must, and catholics in general. This was if he wishes to be consistent, disown accordingly done, and the cringers the text as well as the illustrations, in our body became alarmed, lest it because our fanatic opponents are should injure them in the good opi

, as inuch in the habit of adducing the nion of the advocates of emancipaformer in support of their accusa- tion, which we all were seeking to tians as they are of deducing from the obtain. Under these apprehensions, words of catholic expositors senti- our self-appointed boardmen applied ments favouring their uncharitable to the ecclesiastical superiors of Mr. chargęs. But will 'he forward the Gandolphy, and by them he is decause of emancipation one step, by šired to suppress his work as containthis denunciation of our controver, ing erroncous doctrines. He refuses sial writers ? No; he will injure it, to suppress, but is ready to cancel by creating an alarm in the mind he is therefore suspended, not in of the rigid catholic, lest it may deed by the neck, but only from ļead to an abandonment of priuciple, using his sacerdotal faculties. Shortand weaken that steady adherence ly after, the question of emancipato the unalterable doctrines of our tion comes on for discussion, and the church, which has ever marked the bigots having found an organ to prosincere and disinterested professors mote their unworthy plan of en. of them.

kindling the dying embers of preI cannot here help, noticing the judice to a flame, several garbled ex. near approximation this conduct of tracts from Mr. Gandolphy's work Mr, O'Connell bears to the now rul- were quoted by Mr. Leslie Foster, to ing maxim of the self-constituted shew that the opinions of catholics Eaglish board, to suppress and re

were still of the most' 'uncharitable nounce all works which may be con

nature. I have, in former numbers, gidered obnoxious to the present li-placed the author and the critic in beral taste of protestants; not with their proper colours ; I have shewa standing the latter are not very de- that the former was governed by the licate in the dishes they serve up for sublime maxims of truth, and that à popish palate. Somewhat more

the latter was influenced by coutrary than twelve months ago, the Rev. motives. But low were the obser Mr, Gandolphy completed a series vations of Mr. Foster niet in the sea of controversial discourses, which nate? Why the hon, Mr. Elliot was embraced nearly every topic of dis- instructed to offer a general dispute between the various sects of claimer of the work, and to assure protestants and the catholics, In the members that the author was sus. this arduous undertaking the rever. pended for the tenets it contained. -end author entered into the subject 'Thus, instead of meeting our adverwith peculiar animation, and disa saries with a broad and open avowal played the most acute reasoning.- of our principles, and shewing the As soon as the work appeared, a perfect' inocuousness of them, our copy was carried to the den of bi. friends are directed to advance the gotry, were it underwent a critical thing which is not, and hazard the examination, and was found so unconfusion of an exposure. For what

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