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Tho' the author of the following apply to the 'God an? illustrious ded leiter in a private note exprefled fome ilde man' thele naughty dames ; nor fears for its insertion, we have to in. can we well imagine, how he, who turn him that we are too ambitious of can rhapsodize so finely about • plungdecoration for our Magazine, to suf. ing fogards into cold remains, und fer fuch an elegant specimen of the causing second disolutious,' could glide vinnerative lyle 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 neiSponfioility for the passage in our last ther the titles of lord or alderman Dilmter's obituary, which has roured fall.ever screen any illustrious bad his honelt indignation, we are sure man from our censure, even aker he cannce 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.
torte fi jud of abusewhich he pourson cere, the cause of virtue would not this .115 We Cannot blame this disconfo. day be served by the abhorrence
lave gourner fur esp. uling the cause, which mankind feel for the memory of his friend ani relative' so vigor- of a Nero; Trilhmen could not exeOull; he only think that while he crate the infamous Elizabeth, nor
N imes the cause of the departed I could they multiply posthumous curses saint he loses himself entirely in the lon Pitt, the union-maker. Without corrution of his irritated feelings. meaning a comparison between these The poor man is perhaps one of the great illustrious dead and our corresconvencicle, and why should he not pondent's little illus: ious dead, we will be angry?-Or some good-natured conclude, by giving him till a greater clerk of the late alderman, who proof of our liberality, promising him seizes this opportunity of paying a tri that if he writes a decent handsome bute of love to his master's memory. elegy on his pious friend and relation, The zcal, breathing fire and burning and takes care to finish his sentences, through the whole letter, inclines us and to pay fome alien:ion to grammato the former opinion ; but the neat tical exacl ess, we ball give it a place round hand of the autograph, beauti- just near our obituary. fed by charming flourishes and a profusion of capitals greatly leads us to the latter. We wish we could pre. sent our readers with a juc fimile of our To The E iitor of the Irish Magazine correspondent's epistle, and ihen they and Mothly asylum for neglede Bin might fee with what grace a charge ography. of inelegance comes from the writer. Tho' he tears every claslical feather
Mirch, 1808. from our brow,and putson our head the Sir, dirty cap of vulgarity; yet we have By mere accident I met with the presumption enough to think that he last Number of the Irish Magazine : himself nuit have ipent a few hours And though lis Tile page attracted in Pill-bane, from ihe scissaries of my attention, I little fupposed That which place he certainly has learned the contents of the last page was 10 the sweet-founding and geoteei titles excice my abhorrence and Resent. of villain, ruftan, aflatin, c. &c. m ot. Now vulgar as we are, we would no: Afrer a l'erufal of your Obituary,
you must excuse my warmth, when neglected Biography : and the Wire you reflea on the outrage commited dom of Rational Men will no doubt Dot only on the Feelings of a Friend Consign both Author and Work to and Relative; but also on the com. well-merited Contempt and Oblivion. mon Feelings of Humanity.
The Scholar and the Centleman will Political Differences, Sir, kave too alike turn alide with Dispult from his fregbently in this unhappy Country, Production : And the Chrillian 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 Relanation, Árticle alluded to, has with a Species not to repine at Providence for perof Barbarity peculiar to bimself, car. mitting The Existence of such a Kep. . ried his venomous Malice beyond the tile as the Writer. Grare, and Attempts to disturb the Having occupied you longer than ! 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 Mao-kind I mult feel at the of Villain or Afiaffio does not in my Unmanliness and Cruelty of AttackOpinion Sufficiently Convey an ade. ing The Character of those that are quale Idea of the Atrocity of his no more ; I Thall not dwell on the Gail; And I believe 7 he English Virtues and good Qualities that Language is deficient in an App:0. adorned my good and highly respeted priate Term to bestow on the San. Relative and Friend. His beloved guinary Spirit of an Anonymous Ruf. memory is already Entombed in the fan, who after Death has seized its Hearts of his numerous Friends ; Vidim, 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 stantly recall to their Remembrance Poignard into the Cold Remains of every Sentiment of real Virtue and departed Honor, Worth and Vir- unaffected Piery; I repeal it of Piety
for lo 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 delineare it prokalles. to uphold a particular Sys. solely by pouring forth Inve&rives tem of Religion, it is Evident in one against his Lordships Ancestors. Department at least, receives the As. Bat from the Sketch he has given of Gstance of a Writer of no Religion as Alderman Huiton, 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 davs, was so very depraved, that I promised you, Sir, in my lat, to he could borrow nothing from thom send a few remarks on the present but mere naked argument. His dit. Ityle of preaching, and my ideas on the courses are therefore more remarkapreachers of the metropolis. Tho’at 'ble for solidity, for point, for hiftori. first it was my intention to speak of cal illustration than any of those grathe Catholic preachers only, I intend ces of eloquence which adorn the ler. at a future period to offer you my ob- mons of the classical Hamil. The ar. servations on the pulpit oratory of the fiduous attendance ai Francis-street, other churches in Dublin.
of those great ornaments of our coun. Amongst the many clergymen of try, Graitan and Curran, whenever *the Catholic persuasion who have by Dr. Hamil preached, is not the Icast 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 ferStand prominently forwards. They mons, a fel city of composition and at. are both now in the wane of life, the rangement which even Kirwan did formar has been forced into retire. not posters. Kirwan spoke in thun. ment from the labours of the million, der, but the mild angel of the gospel by the feebleness and afflictions of age; breathed peace and instruction to man. but thə other gifted with a better con- kind, in the voice and language of ftitution, fights in the cause of reli- Dr. Hamil. I will venture to fay gion and human happinels, even atine that if this good man could be prevery goal of mortality. 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 insti. longer the Atandard of pulpit'eloquence tuting a comparison between them. with the young preacher. With the same great end in view, the Tbc 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 clergs'men are universally known, tho' to Mew the various capabilities of the the latter, on account of his absence human mind. Dr. Hamil seemed to in England, has not appeared so 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 jude. rect judgment, and consequently a ment of Mr. Molloy ; his sermons more exquinte talte for the beauties are always unequal, alternately fab. of composition. He cultivated 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. poer. Depending on the resources rjon. Dr. Beragh on the other hand, of his great talents, he seems to have despises the ornament of ftudied and neglected study, and not to have im. brilliant language. The dry subjects proved his judgment by sober, mid. of controversy, we must allow, do not night reflection. If he had left bis afford such a wide field for oratorical Tafio and his Ariollo in Italy, and display and the style of the controver. burned the ftudent's lamp'over the fial writers with whom Dr. Betagh must correct and simple Addison, 'uis pro.
table that lir, Molloy would be at read or heard. You 'almost saw the This day she greatest preacher the em. half-farved child of famide, the erra. pire cont balt. He has all the re- ciaied famishing manufacturer stalking auties of a great orator. - Nature before you. You licaid the orphan's bas doce every thing she could for cry of hunger calling for alliance to hin. A fce person, a voice poster the corpse of its departed mother, tag all the force of thunder, and all whom death had just snatched from ibe toges of weeping, a genius equal the anguish of beholding her little one to the highest soarings of the fublime, perish. You found yourself in the and a soal with more than the fenfi- room of sickness, in the habitation of buity of a woman. These energies, · disease, and your soul sickened at the if brought into action by retined talte distresing scene, until the orator and fooer judgment, would bave thought proper to remove these af. raised him, indeed, to an enviable ftu feeling objects from before you. ation amongst the eloquent. Unfore I must now conclude, Sir, with a tunately however, Mr. Molloy does promise to continue the subject in your not seem to value much his oratorical next number. powers, and accordingly we hear
LAICUS. from him thole hurried effufions, which, tha' they bear the stamp of leerling genius, yet are often filled with fuftian and bombast. His ON CATHOLIC EMANCIPAthoughts by their naked force harrow
TION. up my feelings and extort my tears ; but then I immediately smile at some puerile fancy, at some wiid metaphor Hyisz far beyond nature. Not so the To the Edit:r of the Irish Magazine. Rev. Mir. D'Arcy. This gentleman accordiag to my conception of the
SIR, perfe& pulpit style, advances near to This great question which has octhe perfect preacher. Hebas the fire of cupied the public mind for so many Policy with the correctness of Ha. years, appears to be a subject 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 refined it in power; having gainå tension of greatness, and he never ed that power by a candid and uniform degenerates into the pompous on one avowal of their principles.-They extreme, or into flatness on the other have not grasped the helm of the state He leads you where he pleases, and by profesing attachments,' or political you are afionished at his tranfitions doctrints which they recanted in offrom the most impaflioned flow of ora. fice. “No Fopery," was the watch. tory to the level of fobor inftruction, word that drove their antagonists from dir. D'Arcy poffefies a particular at- the royal presence, and this fame, Ni traction for an Irish audience. He is Popery, continues to secure them the ail heart, you feel that he has a con. confidence of the religious people of geniality of foul with yourself, and England and their conscientious sove. you are imperceptibly led by him into reign. There is a respect which the a perfeasion of whatever he wishes to most rigid virtue pays to 'uodisguised enforce. I was present at his last and consistent villany; its frankness is Charity sermoo, and I think his de. is not calculated to steal your confir Icription of the sufferings of the Irisa dence, to betray your interests it bold. pour equal to any thing I have either ly and openly insults, but it never
meanly descends ander the guise of exelusiue right of leadership ought te friendship, 10 impose on the under excite our indignation and make us ftanding, to worm itself through pub. cast them from our confidence. - The lic credulity, inin public good opinion, catholics must be sadly debased if they Atill keeping virhin 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 community,I am not suffi. opulence, that has no one qualificati. ciently intru.'led in the immeriate ads on but the accidental one of wealth. vantage and utility of catholic eman. The sense, the letters, the indullry, cipation. If it will contribute to the the peasanıry, the hierarchy of lre. extension of our trade ; if it will give land, are all about to be brought to a a limule's to industry ; if it will take British market; there like any other even a scanty portion from the load of Smithfield bargain,' the sellers are 10 poverty and wretchedness which bears have the profits, and the catholic cate down. the peasant ; if it adds the tle are filent'y and tamely like good Juxury of a little comfort to his beasts as they are, conveyed over ia meal of salt and po:aloes; if it de. 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 a&t for itself-let them follow will do any of these services, let us ne. the example of the county and city of ver cease crying for this enjancipation Kilkenny where the independance of Prill we obtain is. But suppose that the people has manifested itself, unthese 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 hould not be repealed us be brought to the minifterial hani. what is it to me or to the peasant, to mer by our Old Representativeslet iee Lord Fingal in the fenate, where the legitimate chapnien have the ex he 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 ; but for coronet and get a bow or a falute heaven's sake, let us not suffer our. from Lord This one or Thai-one- felves to be gagged and bound by the to hear Mr. Randle Mac Donell Hero of Tara and his compeers, and inump a Speech very full of monicipal four millions as we are, be driven like vitlom, at William-street, or see him a heard of swine to St. James's.-prov fatter than he is, by eating tur. Perhaps I have run my metaphor too
Je with gross-feeding Aldermen. I far, my with is that the people whom have had always niy fears of the fair the Lord, the Orator, and the Grocer intentions of the Dublin catholic aris. defpire, thould undersland me ; that cocracy, and I am by recent occur. my fellow citizens of Dublin should rences, fully perfuaded thai they are know themselves, and the petty tye only firuggling hard with each other rapes of public oppinion, who have to try who can briog us first to market. taken advantage of the convention act, "Tis a bad fign too not to behoid the to delegate themselves for the catholic Patriot Keogh amongst our now lead- body. ers. In fact, the natural representa. Though these ideas may not meet trus of the people by their foli-appoint. yours on the subject of catholic eman. bieni, their insolent assumption of an 'cipation, I hope you will have libera