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ical worship of the confession of Augsburg, May 17, 1826. Svo.

2s. 6d. Seeley. Faber Rev. G. S., B. D. The difficulties of Romanism. 8vo. 10s. 6d.

Murray. Fox's Book of Martyrs. The Rev. T. F. Dibdin, D.D., F. R. S. S. A.

has issued a prospectus of a new edition, to be published by subscription. It will contain the entire text of Fox, with short illustrative notes, fac-similes of the spirited wood-cuts peculiar to the Black letter editions, and Portraits upon wood of the principal Reformers. It is calculated that it will not exceed 12 vols. 8vo. of

650 pages, at 14s. each. Large paper, 283. per vol. Garbert Rev. John, M. A. The Nullity of the Roman Faith, being

a practical refutation of the doctrine of Infallibility, in a view of the History and Evidence of the leading tenets of the Church of Rome. 8vo. Murray.

A letter to the Right Rev. John Milner upon certain erroneous statements and incorrect quotations respecting the character of eminent Divines of the Church of England, in a book entitled,

“The End of Religious Controversy." GILLEY Rev. Wm. Stephen, M. A., M. R. S. L. Narrative of an Ex

cursion to the mountains of Piedmont in 1823, and Researches among the Vaudois or Waldenses, &c. with an appendix, containing

copies of ancient M.S.S., &c. 4th Edition. 8vo. 183. Rivingtons. HORNE Rev. T. Hartwell, M. A. Romanism contradictory to the Bible,

or the peculiar tenets of the Church of Rome as exhibited in her accredited formularies, contrasted with the Holy Scriptures. New

Edition. 12mo. Is. Cadell. HUNTINGFORD H., L. L. B. Romanist Conversations, or Dialogues

between a Romanist and a Protestant. Translated from the original work published at Geneva, 1713. 2d Edition. 18mo. 2s.6d.

Longman. Isaacson Rev. Stephen, B. A. Translation of Jewell's Apology,

with a memoir of his life and writings, and a preliminary discourse on the doctrine and discipline of the Church of Rome, in reply to some of the opinions of C. Butler, Esq. Addressed to Dr. Southey,

on his Book of the Church. 8vo. Hearne. Keary Rev. Wm. An Historical Review of papal and conciliar Infalli

bility. 12mo. 6s. Hatchard. Mc. Crie Thos., D. D. History of the progress and suppression of

the Reformation in Italy. 8vo. 10s. Od. Cadell. MENDHAM Rev. Joseph, M. A. An account of the Indexes both pro

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Hatchard. Pailpott Rev. H., D. D. Letters to Charles Butler, Esq. 2d Edition. Svo. 9s. 6d. Murray.

Supplemental Letter to Charles Butler, Esq. Svo. 5s. 6d. Murray. RICHARDSON Rev. JAMES, M. A. Popery brought to the test of its

own principles : a Review of the Declaration of the Roman Catholic

Bishops, &c. 8vo. 58. Hamilton. Southey Robert, L. L. D. The Book of the Church. 3d Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. 24s. Murray.

Vindiciæ Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ. The Book of the Church vindicated and amplified. 8vo. 15s. Murray. Scott John, M. A History of the Church of Christ, particularly in

its Lutheran branch from the diet of Augsburg, A. D. 1530, to the death of Luther, A. D. 1546. Intended as a continuation of Milner's History of the Church of Christ. 8vo. 12s. Seeley.

Todd Rev. HENRY JOHN, M. A., F.S. A. Archbishop Cranmer's De

fence of the true Catholic doctrine of the Sacrament of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ, &c., with an Introduction, historical and critical, in illustration of the work; and in vindication of the character of the Author and therewith of the Reformation in England, against some of the allegations which have been recently made by the Rev. Dr. Lingard, Rev. Dr. Milner, and Charles Butler, Esq. 2d Edition, with Notices of Dr. Lingard's and Mr. Butler's

remarks on the first Edition. Baldwin. TOWNSEND Rev. Geo., M. A. The accusations of History against the

Church of Rome examined, &c., with a supplementary Letter to Mr. Butler. New Edition. 8vo. 10s. Supplement separate, Sro. 3s. Murray.

Review of a Pamphlet entitled “Declaration of the Catholic Bishops, the Vicars Apostolic, and their Coadjutors in Great Britain”-paragraph by paragraph, to which is added an appeal to the Roman Catholic Laity who signed an Address to their Protestant

fellow-countrymen_founded upon that Declaration. Svo. London. White Rev. Joseph BLANCO, M. A., B. D. Practical and Internal Evidence against Catholicism. 8vo. 9s. Murray.

Letter to Charles Butler, Esq., on his Notice of Practical and Internal Evidence against Catholicism. 8vo. 6s. Murray.

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Poor Man's Preservative against Popery. 4th Edition. Rivingtons. A correspondent informs us that the Rev. J. Blanco White's “Evidence against Catholicism” has been translated into the German language, and appears in a list of German works publisled by Treuttel and Wurtz, London.

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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

ROMISH SUPERSTITIONS.

seats on that occasion, and conCoronation of the Image of the taining the prayers, hymns, an

Virgin Mary of the Immaculate thems, &c. prescribed for the
Conception in the Church of occasion.
Gesi Vecchio, Naples.

“ The most Reverend Chapter By whatever modified appella- “ of St. Peter, “in Vaticano" is tion Roman Catholics may chuse “ accustomed to bestow every year, to designate the worship they pay crowns of gold to adorn those to images, its practical tendency “images of the Blessed Virgin, on the minds of the lower orders, “which are most celebrated either who cannot enter into such fine- for their antiquity, or their prodrawn distinctions, must be col- digies, or their concourse of lected from the effect it produces “people; for the purpose of conin those countries, where that "tinually increasing their worship religion is the only one of which " ("il culto,") and to excite the they have any notion. It may, piety and devotion of the faithful therefore, be interesting to give a 's towards the great Mother of short account of the ceremony “God, &c. &c. in having taken mentioned in the heading of this "into consideration the solicitaarticle the quotations which I “ tions made to them to grant the shall make are from a book given “crown of gold to the image of the to those admitted to the reserved “Immaculate Conception which

said "

“is venerated (“che si venera”) the eyes of the blind"-and to
“in the Church, &c. &c.— has bestow “every good and perfect
“granted the crown of gold, as gift” (“Bona cuncta")—which I
"well to the said image of the have hitherto been taught to believe
"Blessed Virgin as to that of the with the Apostle, can only come
Infant Jesus in her arms, and from “the Father of lights, with
“has obtained the Apostolic Brief whom there is no variableness nor
d of the reigning Pontiff Leo xii. shadow of turning," James i. 17.
“dated this 2nd December, 1826, -She is also represented as able
“not only approving this grant, to bestow on us a holy life, and
“but according a plenary indul- lead us in the safe way--was it.
gence to all the faithful who have then of her aid the Prophet said,
“ing confessed and communicated, “thine ears shall hear a word

may visit said Church on the day behind thee, saying, this is the of said Coronation; the same way, walk ye in it, when ye turn “brief has appointed as Delegate to the right hand, and when ye “to perform said Coronation, the turn to the left;" —when he also “ Cardinal Archbishop of Naples, ye shall defile also the cov"&c. and has named the 30th ofering of thy graven images of silver, “this month for this sacred rite!” and the ornament of thy molten

From the above it is evident, Ist, images of gold, thou shalt cast that there is a worship “Culto” them away, thou shalt say unto it paid to images separate from that get thee hence.” (Is. xxx. 21, 22.) paid to the persons they repre

After the above hymn, is prescribed sent: and 2nd that there is a

the following prayer:

* Famulo“piety and devotion” paid to the rum tuorum, quæsumus Domine, Mother of God separate from that delictis ignosce; ut qui tibi placere paid to God himself: and lastly, de actibus nostris non valemus, that the chapter of the Vatican and Genetricis Filii tui Domini nostri the Pope himself, consider this intercessione salvemur." In this worship of the image, and this prayer it is hard to determine derotion to the Virgin of such which is considered of most importance as to deserve the issue importance, the pardon sought of an Apostolic Brief, and the from the mercy of God, or that prescription of most solemn ob- salvation expected from the interservances (as will be seen in the cession of the Virgin—In a subsesequel,) which should obtain for quent anthem, however, the minds the faithful attendants thereon, a of the faithful which might have plenary indulgence. The book I been. perplexed for a moment by have mentioned then prescribes, the character of the preceding that for three days previous to the prayer, are led to contemplate the coronation, preparation should be Virgin alone in the full plenitude made by prayers, sermons, and of her power as an abundant refuge benedictions in said Church. In -“ Sub tuum præsidum confugithe respers of the evening, a hymn mus sancta Dei Genetrix; nostras to the Virgin is introduced, which deprecationes ne despicias in necontains the following petitions,— cessitatibus; sed a periculis cuncSolve vincia reis,

tis libera nos semper, virgo gloriProfer lumen cæcis,

osa et benedicta." Mala nostra pelle,

Similar petitions might be cited Bopa cuncta posce,

from other parts of the ceremony; Vitam præsta puram,

but these must suffice. Iter para tutuin,

The crowns having been sprinkUt videntes Jesum,

led with holy water, fumigated Semper collætemur.

with sacred incense, and conseIn which it seems to me that she crated, the brief, containing the is represented as able “to loose plenary indulgence, was promulthose that are bound”-“to open gated; then followed various anVOL. 1.

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thems, petitions and rites, per- torches, with the public functionformed by an excellent orchestra, arics and priests, followed, and two (the whole Royal Family being priests went before, fumigating her present,) and a great number of with incense; the whole accompriests and canons richly dressed. panied by sacred music and an. Now, that expectation was raised thems. Thus she was conducted to the utmost, the delegated Arch- outside the Church, and exhibited bishop preceded by a priest bearing to the assembled crowds who the

a magnificent could not obtain admittance, and cushion, and followed by canons whose applause testified their graand priests, carrying wax torches, titude and adoration; nor was the ascended to the gallery, and the homage of those within during the recess above the grand altar, where procession less enthusiastic, and the Virgin awaited them; the in the progress of her return to whole keeping time to the sound her abiding place, the confused of solemn music. When the crown mixture of supplications and apwas placed on the head of the plause, of shouts and shrieks was infant Jesus, there was a general renewed. Methought for a momovement; but when she was

ment, in the general tumult, that crowned, the lower orders could I heard a Satanic voice, triumphno longer contain themselves, and antly exclaim, “Great is Diana the shout of men, the cries, the of the Ephesians.” Thus was she outstretched imploring hands, the brought back to her niche; "they tears and convulsive shrieks of the bear him on the shoulder; they women, shewed how vehemently carry him, and set him in his and profoundly they adored the place, and he standeth; from his Virgin, and worshipped her image. place shall he not remove; yea, At this moment the royal band one shall cry unto him, yet shall outside the Church struck up, (as he not answer, nor save him out prescribed ;) all the Church bells of his trouble."- (s. xlvi. 7. in the city sounded, and all the I had nearly forgotten to menbatteries sounded a royal salute. tion, that the moment after the

The feeling of the multitude is coronation, the delegate and priests contagious, and it is difficult for

pronounced the following sentenone in a crowd to resist the pro- ces and responses, in which the gress of a strong and universal unlimited power of the Virgin excitement. As I listened and over all nature is unhesitatingly looked, I was confused, and daz- proclaimed in phrases almost zled, and for a moment I thought Scriptural. I saw the Royal Divinity animated, Ves.

“ Corona aurea super caand nod, and smile; but the shout put ejus."-Ecclus. xiv. 15. ceased, I looked again, and she R.” “Expressa signo sanctitatis, was cold and stationary as before. gloria honoris, et opus fortitudiShe was not, however, allowed to nis." remain so, for being crowned, she V. “Coronasti eam Domine." must be borne, like a queen, in R.

“ Et constituisti eam super royal pomp:

opcra manuum tuarum." Having been, with some diffi- When the crowd dispersed, and culty, brought down from her I remained almost alone in the niche, in front of the high altar, Church, I drew nigh to take a six priests, clad in rich dresses of closer view of this wonder working blue silk and silver, to correspond being, whose claims to be more to her drapery, elevated her on highly exalted, had occupied the their shoulders; and six others attention of the chapter of the Va. supported over her (on long poles,) tican, and had been recognized by a stately canopy of blue silk and

a Papal Brief; and whose coronasilver, ornamented with plumes- tion had wrought up the public the Royal Family carrying wax feelings to such a pitch of enthu

siastic emotion. I drew nigh, but either of promises or other maneubehold it was a lifeless, motionless vres, in order to effect a converimage of wood, too like those of sion, he shall be condemned to a ancient days, which "had mouths, further fine of fifty dollars. By but spoke not-eyes, but saw not, the same ordonnance, children un-ears, but heard not-hands, but der fiiteen years of age, belonging they handled not, and feet, but to parents who shall change their they walked not.”—Ps.cxv. 5, 6, 7; religion, cannot themselves change Oh! that this benighted people their religion, until they have had the Scriptures, that they attained the age of twenty-one might read the verses which fol- years." low, “they that make them are Although this tyrannical ordonlike unto them, and so is every nance is made to appear to be dione that trusteth in them. Ó rected against a change of religion Israel trust thou in the Lord, he generally, we do not hesitate to is their help and their shield.” say, considering the quarter from

R. H. G. which it proceeds, that it is only a We are indebted for the above mode of Popish intolerance adaptinteresting sketch to the valuable ed to the circumstances of the prepages of “the Christian Examiner sent times. Popery would impede and Church of Ireland Magazine.” the inquiry into religious truth, The original communication is which now is happily prevailing, dated Naples, Dec. 30th, 1826. by all the means in its power; and We shall take occasion from time as these seasons of inquiry are not to time to lay before our readers the times for the extension of its similar specimens of the degrading dominion,—till they be past, it will superstitions of modern Popery. consent to have its hands tied, so We are fully aware that the state that Protestantism be disabled in of things in this country is very like manner. If I cannot advance different, and we are thankful that iny own interests, says the Church it is so. It may serve, however, of Rome, in the liberty of conscian important purpose to exhibit ence, I will do all I can to obstruct Popery in her full growth and pro- the advancement of those interests per genius, not forgetting that we to which I am opposed by putting have specimens in the sister island fetters upon conscience-Flectere which may almost compete with si nequeo superos, Acheronta moany which Italy or Spain can furnish. vebo!

We can but remark how strong POPISH INTOLERANCE. is the contrast between the ample An ordonnance of the King of liberty of proselyting without moSaxony (who lately succeeded to lestation which Roman Catholics the throne) prohibits every Saxon, in this country possess under a who is under twenty-one years of Protestant King, with the restraints age, or who is not in the full pos. on the liberty of acting according session of his intellectual powers, to conscience imposed by the King from changing his religion. Those of Saxony. The spiritual tyranny persons, however, are excepted, of which we have just given an who shall determine on making instance, the advocates of the such change in the article of death. Church of Rome would persuade Every Saxon subject, who shall us was peculiar to the dark ages secretly embrace a new creed, shall but is now never resorted to. The for ever be deprived of all his civil present case, however, does not rights AND CONDEMNED TO A PE- stand alone. A similar instance it CUNIARY FINE. Every clergyman, will be remembered by most of who shall attempt to draw over to our readers, occurred recently in his religion any person who pro- the case of the Prince of Salm fesses another, shall be deprived Salm, who was banished from his of his place : and, if he make use country when sigoifying his inten

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