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Tho' the author of the following apply to the 'God an illustrious de od leiter in a private note expressed fome ilde man' these naughty games; nor fears for its insertion, we have to in. can we well imagine, how he, who form him that we are too ambitious of can rhapsodize so finely about "plung, decoration for our Magazine, to suf. ing paiglards into cold remains, und fer fuch an elegant specimen of the causing second difolutious,' could glide vituperative style in writing to appear so naturally into nick-names and scur. before the public in any other publica. rility. To be serious, it is our inten. tion.
tion always to unmask the hypocrite, Now taking on ourselves all re- to howl after the real bigot, and neiiponfibility for the passage in our last other the titles of lord or alderman number's obituary, which has roused shall-ever screen any illustrious bad his honelt indignation, we are sure man from our censure. even aker he cannot complain of illiberal treat- death. If his maxim were universally ment, when we thus give a page or two followed, nil de mortuis nisi bonum di. toebe Tud of abuse which he pourson cere, the cause of virtue would not this
We cannot blame this disconso. day be served by the abhorrence Jace mourner for espousing the cause, which mankind feel for the memory of his friend and relative so vigor- of a Nero; Trilhmen could not execulv; we only think that while he crate the infamous Elizabeth, nor adresses the cause of the departed could they multiply posthumous curses faint, he joies bimself entirely in the on Pitt, the union-maker. Without ceaiution of his irritated feelings. I meaning a comparison between these The poor man is perhaps one of the great illustrious dead and our corresconventicle, and why should he not pondent's little illus: vous dead, we will be angry?-Or some good-natured conclude, by giving him Itill a greater clerk of the late alderman, who proof of our liberality, promising him feizes this opportunity of paying a tri that if he writes a decent handsome bute of love to his master's memory. elegy on his piors friend and relation, The zeal, breathing fire and burning and takes care to finish his sentences, through the wlaole letter, inclines us and to pay fome attention to grammato the former opinion ; but the neat tical exad ess, we shall give it a place round hand of the autograph, beauti- just near our obituary. fed by charming flourithes and a profufion of capitals greatly leads us to the latter. We wilh we could present our readers with a jae fimile of our To The Editor of the Irish Magazine correlpondent's epistle, and ihen they and Montbly asylum for negleded Bimight see with what grace a charge ografby. of inelegance comes from the writer. Tho'he tears every claslical feather
March, 1908. fronour brow,and putson our head the Sir, dirty cap of vulgarity; yet we have By mere accident I mjet with the presumption enough to think that he last
. Number of the Irish Magazine : himself must have spent a few hours And though Its Tiele page attracted in Pill-bane, from the Foissardes of my attention, I litcie suppoled That which place he certainly has learged the contents of the last page was 10 the sweet-lounding and genteel titles excite my abhorrence and Resencof villain, ruthan, asfalin, &c. &c. ment. Now vulgar as we are, we would not After a l'erufal of your Obituary,
you must excuse my warmth, when negleEted Biography : and the Wis. you reflea on the outrage committed dom of Rational Men will no doubt not only on the Feelings of a Friend Consign both Author and Work to and Realite ; but also on the com- well-merited Contempt and Oblivion. mon Feelings of Humanity.
The Scholar and the Centleman will Political Differences, Sir, have too alike turn alide with Difpuit from his fregcently in this unhappy Country, Production : And the Christian will been the Cause of Animolities among find Exercise for his Faith, and make the Living : But the Writer of the it an Effert of Piety and Refignation, Article alluded 10, has with a Species not to repine at Providence for perof Barbarity peculiar to bimself, car- mitting The Existence of such a Repried his venomous Malice beyond the tile as the Writer. Grare, and Attempts to disturb the Having occupied you longer than I Repose of the Good and Illustrious intended in expressing those Feelings Dead.
of Abhorrence which in Common To Apply to this Writer the Terms with all Mankind I mult feel at the of Villain or Afilio does not in my Unmanliness and Cruelty of AttackOpinion Sufficiently Convey an ade. ing The Character of those that are quate Idea of the Atrocity of his no more; I hall not dwell on the Goik; And I believe he English Virtues and good Qualities that Language is deficient in an App:0. adorned my good and highly respeted priate Term to bellow on the San- Relative and Friend. Flis beloved guinary Spirit of an Anonymous Ruf memory is already Entombed in the han, who after Death has seized its Hearts of his numerous Friends ; Viâim, endeavours, 20 Cause a Se. and in spite of the Libel you have cond Dissolution in the Hearts of published, his very Name will ConSurviving Friends by plunging his Itantly recall to their Remembrance Poignard into the Cold Remains of every Sentimeat of real Virtue and departed Honor, Worth and Vir- unaffe ted Piery; I repeal it of Piety
for l: required liccie Penetration to The Friends of the Noble Marquiss discover, That his Tisle to ! his Quamentioned in the Obituary may not
lification alone, called forth the prothink it worth their While' to observe fane and Scurrilous Abuse Contained on the Character given of him in it: in your Magazine, and which tho' i: as the Writer pretends to delineate it proffies to uphold a particular Syfsolely by pouring forth Invectives tem of Religion, it is Évident in one against his Lordships Ancestors.-- Department at least, receives the Ar. Bu: from the Skeich he has given of liftance of a Writer of no Religion as Alderman Huilon, I feel it my Du- all. ty as well as Inclination to request of A Review of the whole Publication you to inform rhe Author for the opens its Objects and Views : It is Improvement of subsequent Numbers unnecessary for me to enter into them; of his Work, That bis Obituary, as I have done with the Author of your far as it respects that Gentleman is as Obituary ; I leave him to his own devoid of Truth, as the Stile of Com. Reflections, with this Admonition, position is of Classical Elegance and That Repentance is never too late.
The Authors Silly I need not add that I am proud of Attempt at Wit Can only be parral. being leled by his Vulgarity. A miser- a Friend and Relative able Pun at the Expence of Religion, to the late Alderman Il tton. Rewards his Labours in Behalf of
To the Editor of the Irish Magazine. neceffarily have spent his nights and
his days, was so very depraved, that I promised you, Sir, in my laa, to he could borrow nothing from the send a few remarks on the present but mere naked argument. His dif. style of preaching, and my ideas on the courses are therefore more remarkapreachers of the metropolis. Tho' at 'ble for solidity, for point, for hiftoria first it was my intention to speak of cal illuftration than any of those grathe Catholic preachers only, I intend ces of eloquence which adorn the fer. at a future period to offer you my ob- mons of the classical Hamil. The as. servations on the pulpit oratory of the liduous attendance at Francis-Itreet, other churches in Dublin.
of those great ornaments of our coun. Amongst the many clergymen of try, Grattan and Curran, whenever the Catholic perfuafion who have by Dr. Hamil preached, is not the leaft their talents raised themselves to pub- praile which his talents have extorted lic notice the two Vicars.general of from the public. Grattan was heard the Diocese, Drs. Hamil and Betagh to say, that there existed in his fer. stand prominently forwards. They mons, a fel city of composition and atare both now in the wane of life, the rangement which even Kirwan did formar has been forced into retire- not possess. Kirwan spoke in thuhment from the labours of the mission, der, but the mild angel of the gospel by the feebleness and afflictions of age; breathed peace and instruction to man: but tha other gifted with a better con. kind, in the voice and language of Hirution, fights in the cause of reli- Dr. Hamil. I will venture to say gion and buman happinels, even aribe that if this good man could be prevery goal of mortaliey. The indivi- vailed on to give his discourses to the dual merits of these great men might public, that Tillotson would be do perhaps be best developed by initio longer the standard of pulpit'eloquence turing a comparison between them.- with the young preacher. With the fame great end in view, the The next preachers who challenge honor of their God and the salvation our attention, are the Rev. Drs. of their fellow men, they have tra. Molloy and D'Arcy. Both those velled different ways, but both serve clergy men are universally known, tho' to sew the various capabilities of the the latter, on account of his absence human mind. Dr. Hamil seemed to in England, has not appeared fo often have from nature a finer imagination, before the public as the former a more exuberant fancy, a more cor- 'Tis not very easy to form one's judg. rect judgment, and confequently a ment of Mr. Molloy ; his sermons more exquihte taste for the beauties are always unequal, alternately subof composition. He culivated his lime and affecting-low and heavy knowledge of the English language-He learned his rhetoric in the with more labour, and thereby ren. Italian school, and he gives his fancy dered his fermons complete models of all the scope and flight of an Italian claffical elegance aed melodious dic. poet. Depending on the resources sion. Dr. Beragh on the other hand, of his great calenis, he seems to have despises the ornament of fudied and neglected study, and not to have ima brilliant language. The dry subjects proved his judgment by sober, midof controversy, we must allow, do not night reflection. If he had left his afford such a wide field for oratorical Taffo and his Ariolto in Italy, and display and the style of the controver. burned the ftudent's famp'over the fial writers with whom Dr. Betagh must correct and fimple Addison, 'tis pro:
böle toue Mr. Molloy would be at read or heard. You 'almost saw the this day the greatest preacher the em. hall.farved child of famine, the erra. pire could bcait. He has all the re- ciated famishing manufacturer stalking quities of a great crator. - Nature before you. You lieard the orphan's bas dose every thing she could for cry of hunger calling for alifiance to him. A fire person, a voice poffeff. the corpse of its departed mother, ing all the force of thunder, and all whom death had just snatched from the tones of weeping, a genius equal the anguish of be holding her little one to the highest soarings of the fublime, perish. You found yourself in the and a loal with more than the sensi- room of sickness, in the habitation of buity of a woman. These energies, disease, and your soul fickened at the if brought into action by retined taste distresling scene, until the aed fober judgment, would have thought proper to remove these af. mised him, indeed, to an enviable situ- fecting objecis from before you. ation amongst the eloquent. Unfor- I must now conclude, Sir, with a tunately however, Mr. Molloy does promise to continue the subject in your ngt seem to value much bis oratorical next number. Jowers, and accordingly we hear
LAICUS, from him those hurried effufions, which, tho' they bear the stamp of sterling secius, yet are often Glled with fultian and bombast. His ON CATHOLIC EMANCIPAthoughts by their naked force harrow
TION. up cry feelings and extort my tears ; but then I immediately smile at some puerile fancy, at some wiid metaphor Hying far beyond Bature. Nor so the
To the Endit:r of the Triso Magazine. Rer. Mr. D'Arcy. I his gentleman according to my conception of the SIR, perfect pulpit style, advances near to This great question which has octhe perfeet preacher. He has the fire of cupied the public mind for so many Molloy with the correctness of Hai years, appears to be a subje& no longe mil. Equal to any reach of the sub. er entertained by Ministers, they have lime, he keeps the mind wound up to fairly reliled it in power; having gaina tension of greatness, and he never ed that power by a candid and uniform degenerates into the pompous on one
arowal of their principles. They esireme, or into flatness on the other. have not grasped the helm of the state He leads you where he pleafes, and by profesling attachments, or political you are alionished at his transitions doctrints which they recanted in offrom the most impaflioned Now of ora. fice. “No Impery," was the watchtory to the level of sobor instruction. word that drove their antagonists from dir. D'Arcy pofieffes a particular at- the royal presence, and this fame, 'N traction for an Irish audience. He is Popery, continues to secure them the 2 heart, you feel that he has a con- confidence of the religious people of geniality of loul with yourself, and England and their conscientious fove. jou are imperceptibly led by him into reign. There is a respect which the a perfuafion of whatever he wilhes to molt rigid virtue pays to 'undisguised esforce. I was present at his lift and conlistent villany ; its frankness is charity sermon, and I think his de. is not calculated to tteal your config Seription of the sufferings of the Irish dence, to betray your interests it bold. pour equal to any thing I have eitherly and openly insults, but it never
meanly meanly descends under the guise of exelufiue right of leadership ought to friendship, to impose on the under. excite our indignation and make us ftanding, to worm itself throngh pub. cast them from our confidence. The lic credulity, in'n public good opinion, catholics must be fadly debased if they Atill keeping wonin its coil the poison suffer themselves to be thus bartered of intended treachery.
by an association between the haugh. For my pari, fir, as a member of tiness and vanity of birth and rulgar the catholic conmunity, I am not suffi. opulence, that has no one qualificaticiently in trusled in the immeinate ad- on but the accidental one of wealth. vantage and utility of catholic eman. The fenfe, the letters, the industry, cipation. If it will contribute to the the peasantry, the hierarchy of lre. extension of our trade ; if ie will give land, are all about to be brought to a a llimulis to industry; if it will take British market; there like any other even a scan.y portion from the load of Smithfield bargain, the sellers are to poverty and wretchedness which bears have the profits, and the catholic caldown the peasant ; if it adds the tle are filently and tamely like good Juxury of a little comfort to his beasts as they are, conveyed over ia meal of salt and potatoes; if it des exchange for foolish honours and emp. creases the number of absentees, who ty power. Spend in the imperial city, the produce If we are to look for emancipatiof that land which is nurtured by our on, let us seek for it like men ; let the fiveat and werred with our tears ; i: it country act for itself-let them follow witl do any of these services, let us ne. the example of the county and city of ver cease crying for this emancipation Kilkenny where the independance of Prill we obtain it. But suppose that the people has manifested itself, un. these evils I have mentioned should re- Mackled by “ Natural Representamain after emancipation, suppose the tives ”_ But if we are to be sold, let union act should not be repealed us be brought to the minifterial hani. what is it to me or to the peasant, to mer by our Old Representatives-let iee Lord Fingal in the senate, where the legitimate chapmien have the ex; ne might reli his vote for a place, to clusive right of offering the national fee Mr. Byrne ride in a coach with a commodity for purchase: bue for coronet and get a bow or a falute heaven's sake, let us not suffer ourfrom Lord This one or Thai-one- selves to be gagged and bound by the to hear Mr. Randle Mac Donell Hero of Tara and his compeers, trump a Speech very full of manicipal four millioos as we are, be driven like wisdom, at William-street, or fee him a heard of swine to Si. James's.prow fatter than he is, by eating tur. Perhaps I have run my metaphor too ile with grofs-feeding Aldermen. I far, my wi'h is that the people whona have had always my fears of the fair the Lord, the Orator, and ihe Grocer intentions of the Dublin catholic aris. despise, should understand me; that cocracy, and I am by recent occur. my fellow citizens of Dublin should rences, fully perfuaded that they are know themselves, and the petty iyo only fruggling hard with each other
tants of public oppinion, who have to try who can bring us first to market. taken advantage of the convention act, 'Tis a bad sign too not to behold the to delegate themselves for the catholic Patriot Keogh amongst our now lead- body.
In fact, the natural reprelenta- Though these ideas may not meet ties of the people by their feli-appoint yours on the subject of catholic enandieni, their insolent affumption of an cipation, I hope you will have libera.