Imatges de pÓgina

called 'Catholic Emancipation,' render some explicit testimony desirable, lest those views should be understood as, in any degree, a compromise of our other principles.

These, then, are our reasons of Pro

testantism. We reject the authority of the Pope and Church of Rome, because it is

The Reasons of the Protestant Religion. A Discourse delivered at a Monthly Association of Protestant Dissenting Ministers, &c. By J. P. Smith. D.D. Price 2s. Conder, London. 1815. When the Pope was in chains, we said a few words in his favour, as circumstances would justify us; but, since he has quitted his dungeon, he has grossly abused our indulgence: now, if this ecclesiastical officer, whom we have cha-an usurped authority; because its tendency gion; because it demands belief in docis to destroy the very essence of real relitrines palpably absurd, unscriptural, and pernicious; because it is an impious inva sion on the office of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only spiritual lawgiver; because it is subversive of the use and value of the Holy Scriptures; because it promotes the vilest forms of tyranny; and because, while it fact, an audacious system of innovation on assumes the right of prescription, it is, in the old, apostolic, and primitive religion of Christ.

ritably thought to be a good man, and a sincere Christian, when restored to power, can display such unchristian malevolence as he has done-if he can revive the Order of the Jesuits, and reestablish the bloody Inquisition, then, we say, his conduct must be taken as a fair specimen of the actual disposition of the Romish Church, of which he is the head. Under confinement, the Pope exhibited Christian virtues; therefore. let him be remanded to confinement, where he may prolong and practise those virtues. Again, seated on his throne, he has abused his power; therefore, let his abuses be exposed to the universe, and stigmatized as they deserve; every rational creature and Christian must abhor the ecclesiastical sovereign who thus tramples on the honest rights of man, of the Church of Christ, and of Almighty God himself!

The events of the day, are reasons sufficiently strong in support of the Protestant religion; nevertheless, it is a duty to adduce, on proper occasions, those

"Our Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upsion absolve thee! And I, by his authoon thee, and by the merits of his holy pasrity, and that of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and our most holy father the Pope, granted and in this respect committed to me, de thee absolve: first, from all ecclesiastical censures by thee in whatsoever way incurred; and moreover, from all sins, which constantly retain their validity;mitted how enormous soever, even such as crimes, and excesses by thee hitherto comwhich no change of circumstances cau vitiate or impeach. That has been the object of Dr. Smith in this discourse.

are reserved to the apostolic see; so far as
the keys of the holy mother church extend;
in remitting to thee by a plenary indulgence
all punishment in purgatory, due from thee
for the aforesaid offences; and I restore
thee to the holy sacraments of the church,
and the unity of the faithful, and to the in-
nocence and purity of thy baptism: so that
when thou departest, the doors of punish-
ment shall to thee be shut, and the gates of
the paradise of delights open; and if thou
die not [soon], this indulgence shall be va-
lid at whatsoever other time thou shalt be
in the article of death. In the name of the
Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


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In our estimation, the principles of the Protestant Religion are of very great importance, and ought to be constantly held up to view because they are the basis of all great advancements in the intellectual character and the social happiness of man; because they are essential to rational piety; because the Roman Catholic system has, unhappily, still many millions of blindly devoted adherents, and many active organs of proselytism, who are beyond description, adroit in the use of the most wily sophistry to gam their end; and because the liberal views which Protestant Dissenters very generally entertain, ou the subject usually VOL. II. New Series, Lat. Pan, Sept. 1815.

As to Catholic Emancipation, in the Irish sense of the terin, the Pope has ruined it, wholly not one voice in a thousand which formerly opened in its favour,

now ventures a word.

The instrument that first set afloat ideas on the necessity of reformation may be new to some of our readers; it cannot be too generally known and examined.

The form of the grant of absolution openly sold throughout Germany in 1516.

This was intended, by art, to ease fools of their money; but, the Church has also power to deprive wise men of their senses.

Prefixed to the third volume of the excellent Commentary ou Sir Isaac Newton's • Principia,' by le Seur and Jacquier, two monks in a convent at Rome, is the following "Declaration."-Newton in this "third book assumes the hypothesis of the earth's motion. His propositions could not be explained but upon the admission of this hypothesis. We have therefore been compelled to put on the appearance of admitting it. But we hereby profess our submission to the decrees of the popes against the opinion of the earth's motion.--Rome, 1742." Truth honesty, as well as science, must flourish admirably in the holy and eternal city!

are an assistance not to be despised, because they cannot teach every thing. The present seems to be fit for the purpose intended by its author, and embraces a great variety of cases, as can well be comprised in the same compass.

The Universal British Merchant; embracing the Epistolary style of Commercial Correspondence between Great Britain and the principal trading cities of Europe, &c.; translated from the "Le Negotiant Universel," with an appendix, for the use of scholars. By W. Keegan, A. M. Law and Whitaker, London, 1815.

The Duel, a satirical poem, in four can-
with other Poems. By L. O.
Shaw. Small 8vo. price 6s. Black-
burn printed. Baldwin and Co. Lon-
don. 1815.


This jeu d'esprit has pleased us: it well depicts the manners of duelling heroes, and its satirical shafts are well aimed. Annexed is a poem, entitled "Harold" many parts of which glow with a poet's fire, and are the offspring of a vigorous mind; but, the manners are not accurately traced: events could not be conducted as the bard conducts them; could not take the course the bard' assigns them. Intended murder, in a nobleman's castle, The period is that of the battle of Cressy. intended violence on his daughter;—a child deprived of his birth-right, by his uncle, becomes a page to a knight, is to be re-discovered, and marry his uncle's daughter-this is foreseen from early in the piece; which suffers equally from the readThis title is but an abridgment of the er's anticipation, as from his incredulity. original the general tenor of the work Not so, the Duel: the whole is wellmay easily be inferred from it. We in- managed, and the parts are well susdulge the hope that the commercial con- tained. A lie given between an Actor cerns of Britain will now, without ob- and a Prompter, over night, leads to a struction or prohibition, embrace all challenge, which both parties regret the parts of the world, especially of the next morning; but, as "honour bears civilized world, from much of which war them on," and as they cannot by the and violence have excluded our coun- duello avoid it:" they meet, they fire; trymen. Such a work, therefore, is well- neither are killed, though both are ready timed, and being supported by the repu- to fall; and a bottle of "Bob Elliott's tation of Le Negotiunt Universel, it will Stingo"-" drinks down all ́unkindness.” probably become popular in commercial The description of Old Toper, who susacademies. It is not possible, neverthe-pends his boozing to carry the challenge less that any thing short of the labours is good. He thus ruminates during his of the counting-house should form a progress. merchant: there are so many minor points to be attended to, so many enquiries to be made, so much knowledge of the properties and excellencies of cles to be acquired, and to be employed. by the man who would do justice to ha principal, that practice is usually found to be a ver distinct thing from theory But, book ay teach something, and



"What bloody-minded dogs! I trow,
These fools would shoot each other now;
That fiery Scot's a second Mars!---
Lord help us! what a deal of stars!

Zounds! what can all this mean? odds-blood
One, two, three moous-by all that's good;
Where's that Scotch parson, now, I wonder?
Why don't he rectify this blunder?
He's sharp enough, (the d-l burn him!)
In meddling with what don't concern him.


Let heavenly thoughts his mind employ,
And from terrestrial things decoy;
Where am I? curse me if I know,
I've lost my way-hollo-hollo."

The duel itself is highly amusing, though not altogether according to the rules established in the neighbourhood of St. James's. One of the heroes asks the the second of the other,

"Pray, Mister O-e, what trifling load May that machine of your's explode?" A dire presage of murder shook him, Whilst thus in answer ()—e bespoke him"Six balls, about the size of grapes, A dozen slugs of different shapes, Three loaded squibs, with sulp'rous tails, About a dozen rusty nails, And some small shot of various sizes Is all the blunderbuss comprises!""Really"-quoth Jones, convuls'd with fear, "And who the devil brought it here?" "I brought it here"-quoth Pat, (who now Began to storm and curl his brow, And as cold fear convuls'd his rival, Felt a proportionate revival) "I brought it here, and if I fail To lodge a bullet, slug or nail, And your last drop of blood to spill, Call me poltroon, or what you will: Toper, stand back, you stupid beast, The shot will spread a mile at least.” Then to full length his arms he spread, Shut both his eyes, and turn'd his head, And for the trigger 'gan to fumble, Resolv'd to give his man a tumble, And stretch him, mangled, and disjointed, Ere he could have his pistol pointed! "Hold, hold," quoth O-e, "don't fire a ball,

Except you mean to shoot us all,
Now turn your stupid noddle round,
And tell us whom you mean to wound."
Here Jones exclaim'd-" Odds slugs and

Cannot we pierce each others gullets,
Without discharging such a storm
Of slugs, of every size and form?
If he'll perform a genteel part,
I'll fight with him with all my heart;
But if you think I'll stand a shock
From that stupendous stock and lock,
'Tis just the same as to suppose
I'd drench me with an arsenic dose,
Or take a viper by the fang,
Or burn, or smother, drown or hang!
Good heavens! what bloody planet reigns,
Steels all your hearts, and fires your brains?
Surely the moon has left her sphere,
Or center'd all her influence here,
And with malicious frenzy fill'd
The brain of every mother's child!
Here is my weapon, and I'll fire
At fifty paces-nothing nigher-

Are you content?" quoth he to Pat, "Aye, Sir, and twenty more to thatI bear no malice in my breast, And a long shot will suit me best." "I see" quoth Toper, with a smile, "You're not within a half a mile :

e, load these pistols at your leisure, Then with a grave, and serious face, Whilst I the fifty paces measure;" He took a mincing, shuffling pace; Just such a pace as I have seen Made by a virgin of fifteen; Whilst this was done the valiant pair Survey'd him with a ghastly stare, And cried "Step out to th' utinost stretch, Step out, you bloody-minded wretch !" But now the fatal moment came When each should take his deadly aim. Quoth O—e, “Now Paddy, mind your eye

Aim low, and hit him in the thigh:
Now, Gentlemen, as both are ready—
'Sdeath, Paddy! hold your pistol steady,
And turn your head, I can't surmise
How you can see without your eyes:
Friend Sandy, raise your pistol higher-
Now, gentlemen-one-two-three-fire!"
Each trembling hand the trigger found;
The fields re-echo'd to the sound!
But when they heard the pistols crack,
Each party reel'd six paces back,
And held his wind, to ascertain
Whether he was or was not, slain.
Uncertain long-but when they found
Their bodies free from scar or wound,
Each champion straight began to muster,
And strut about the field and bluster:
Quoth Pat, "I must acknowledge fairly,
My rival fires a pistol rarely;
His bullet whistled past my ear,

And brush'd the curl which dangles tnere :"
"And I," quoth Jones, "must fairly own
Your ball had nearly brought me down :
As my old coat can testify;

Those things which speak not, cannot lie."

That this engagement ended without bloodshed is no wonder: because Toper informs us, very gravely,

That as no bullet in was put, No ball could ever issue out.


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At press, Hints from an Invalid Mother to her Daughter, on subjects connected with moral and religious Improvement in the conduct of Life, in various Relations. By Anna Williams, authoress of "Incitement to Early Piety."

Mr. Bryan is printing a Compendious Astronomical and Geographical Class Book, for the use of families and young persons.

The Rev. H. Batten, of Bellevue-House Academy, proposes to publish in October, a Report of a Series of Experiments which he has made on Children of various ages, to ascertain the different Systems of Education, by which he proves, that by the interrogative system, childreu may learn as much in one year, as by the ordinary method in four years.

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Proposals have been circulated by Boy-ture of the organic remains which it condell and Co. for publishing a print of the tains. Three vols. 8vo. Battle of Waterloo, dedicated to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the same At press, the Naval Monitor, containing manner and size as those they published of many useful hints for both the public and pri the Death of General Wolfe, the Death vate conduct of the young gentlemen in, of Lord Nelson, &c. for which purpose or entering that profession in all its branches; they have engaged Mr. Atkinson to execute in the course of which, and under the rea picture of large dimensions, with the ex- marks on gunnery, are some observations ception of the portraits, which will be on the naval actions with America. Also, painted by Mr. Devis, both of whom are a plan for improving the naval system as far now on the continent collecting every infor- as it regards that most useful set of petty of mation, and taking portraits of the Duke officers, the midshipmen, By an officer in Wellington, Prince Blucher, the Prince of the navy. Orange, Duke of Brunswick, and such Shortly will be published, Paris, during others as will be essential to the composi- the interesting month of July, 1815: a

Series of Letters, addressed to a Friend in London By W. D. Fellowes, Esq. illustrated by portraits of the Royal Family of France, en-groupe; a present likeness of Bonaparte, en-vignette; and other interesting plates, in one volume.

The Rev. Francis Wrangham, is about to publish his collected works, consisting of Sermons, Dissertations, Essays, and Poems; to which will be added, amongst other ar-pal chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh. ticles, a translation of Milton's Defensio Secunda He is also editing a new edition of the British Plutarch, with very considerable additions, and many new lives; to be published in 6 vols 8vo.

A new and complete edition of the works of the late Rev. Richard Cecil, with a Memoir of his Life, by the Rev. Josiah Pratt, will be shortly ready for publication.

Speedily will be published, the fourth volume of Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland; to which is prefixed, an Account of the principal Proceedings of the Society since 1807. By fleury Mackenzie, Esq. one of the di



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Speedily will appear, the second volume of Discourses on the Principles of Religious Belief, as connected with human happiness and improvement. By the Rev. Robert Morehead, A.M. late of Baliol College, Oxford, junior minister of the episco

An Heroic Poem, to commemorate the glorious victory of Waterloo, will appear in a few days, splendidly printed in quarto, under the immediate sanction of his Royal Highness the Commander in Chief, entitled "Waterloo." By the author of the General Post Bag, Rejected Odes, &c.

The Field of Waterloo, a poem. By Walter Scott, Esq. will soon appear.


The Rev. John Morley, rector of Bradfield Combush, in Suffolk, will soon publish in an 8vo. volume, Discourses partly Doctrinal and partly Practical.

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A Dissertation on Lime, and its use and abuse in agriculture; embracing a view of its chemical effects. By Thomas Hornby, Esq. surgeon, York. 8vo. 2s.


Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon. By Claudius James Rich, Esq., resident for the Hon. East India Company, at the court of the pasha of Bagdad; illustrated by engravings. Royal 8vo. 8s.

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