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about a mile distance from home, to lowing year, 1613, he was by Dr. recite in the way with his brethren, Kellison, lately made prefident of the the little hours of our lady's office; college, fent upon the English miland when he was coming home at Gon. night, the vespers and complia : and In England he quickly recovered that his first care after he came home his health; and employed his nislioswas to withdraw into his oratory, ary labours in his own county of and there to perform his customary Lancashire, with great zeal and suc. devotions of the Jesus pfalter, the se. cess. The printed account of his ve'n plaims, &c. And such was the death, published in 1630, gives his sweetness of his temper, and his com, character in short thus : “ That he portment, that even his protefiant was a man of mean presence, but of school mafiers were very fond of him, great innoceney in his life, of lincerity At length, having tried in vain to in his nature, of great tweetness in pass over to one of the Spanish semi. his convertation, and of great indul. Daries he succeeded better in his at, try in his function. And that he was tempt to go into Flanders, where he ever of a chearful countenance, a was received in the English college of most probable sign of an upright and Douay in December, 1605.
unspotted conscience.' A fellow la: Soon after his arrival at Douay he bourer of his, in a manuscript which received the sacrament of confirmation I have in my hands, tells us to the in which he took the name o: Ed. same purpole, “ that though his pre: mund (which was the name of his sence was mean, yet he was both zea. uncle Dr. Arrowsmith) and by this lous, witty, and fervent : and so forname he was ever after called. He ward in difputing with here:ics) that had performed here a great part of I often wished him mernily, says he, his humanity studies, when he was to carry falt in his pocket to scalon obliged by the bad state of his health his actions, lest too much zeal with to interrupt the course of them, and out discretion might bring him too to return to his native country; where foon in danger, considering the ve. in a short time he recovered, and hement sudden storms of persecution then his old mafter sent him back to that often assailed us." My author the college : where, taking the usual goes on : “ sometimes I have been oath, he was admitted amongst the in his company, when meeting with pope's alumni ; and applying himself ministers sumptuoully mounted, I close to his studies, though somewhat have had much ado to keep him from infirm in health, he made a great pro- difputing with them ; which if he had gress in learning : but as his too done, it would have brought the great application threatened a return whole company into danger. In his of his former illness, his superiors travels on a time he met with a pro.. thought it most adviseable, (he hav. testant gentleman, who seeing him of ing now gone through a good part of so mean a presence, and understandhis divinity) to present him to holy or. iog by some in company who and ders, and to send him to England. what he was, thought he had got a Upon this he received all the lefler companion that he might freely jelt orders in St. Nicholas's church at at and play upon : but his jelts were Douay, June 14, 612; and before so retorted back upon him, that he, the end of the same year, was ad.
swearing vanced to the greater orders at Arras, and there made priest, December 9. And on the 17th of June of the fol
iscaricg a great oath, said, I thought that it must be an enemy in disguise, I had del with a sily fellow, but who would wish to have expoled the now I fee be is either a foolish fcholar, infamous lyhem of the late President, or a lerned fool.
to the preierving of which or four
years, piery and order, and learning (To be Continued.) and justice were facrficed, which in
ten months caused the expulsion of twenty-one Itudents, and which lost
to the catholic hierarchy of Ireland, Mayncab College.
many young men, who might have
been made perhaps, its ornamental In our last Number, we gave a ge- members. It is our opinion, and Deral, though a very imperfect ac- that opinion is founded on facts, that count of Maynooth College. The Dr. Dunn was totally incapacitated animadverfions which we were oblige for holuig the effice into which he ed there to make on fome of whole was thrust by the Auence of Lord wbo the direction of ibat ellablish- Fingal and in which he w skep 'or meri, have made us, it appears, ma- four years by the same influence, in oy enemies. We have even been de- defpile of the very obvious ruin which lied ia the newspapers, to produce he was every day bringing or the efproofs of the bad government of the tablishmeni. As to Loru Final, we late president, Dr. Dunn, and we know very well the merits ard dehave been accused of having through merits of his character, aud though malicious motives, originating in prin all the catholic fuols of the kingdom vate injury, endeavoured to fully the should ring his prailes, we will al immaculate character of Lord Fingal. ways hold him in the niott unqualified Now, with all due contempt for this detellation. As privite character 1:20 in the newspaper, and with a we know not--that we leave to his perfect understanding of bis own ma- domeftics and his sycophants ; but lice in thus artfully coming forward scanning the public man or public prinwith a firmy and foolith defence of ciples, recollecting his conduct when the Dea'utes lately pursued in the he balcly feceded from his catholic College, to wrest from us any secret countrymen, passing over in review, the publication of which might be in his archievmients in the year 1998, jurious to the establishment itself; we and adding to those, his conduct as a will proceed tenperately to falissy trustee of Maynooth College, in the curiosity of the public which seems which capacity he has done most mir10 be anxious for a more particular chief to his country, and to his religiaccount of the fiudies of the young on, we cannot but execrate the deinen educated in it. Let it not, howo legare of the Dublin Catholic Arile ever, be imagined that we decline tocracy.' coming to a close engagement with 'Thai Maynooth College should be any one who really thinks that Lord so long in existence, without exciting Fingall and Dr. Dunn can be defend more general attention and oblervaed on fair grounds. We are respon- tion, is rather wonderful. The adMble for what we advance, and we vocates of ascendancy, seem to have will not descend to a contest with bebeld it with a lullen silence, fearing any anonymous correspondent, whose to be perfectly acquainted with the molives we could not be able to dire importance of the ellablishment. The cover. We have before declared, catholics, on the other hand, der
pending pending on the integrity of the men There were allo on the establishwho were at its head, gave them- ment, profcfforthips for the Hebrew Selves no trouble to inquire into the and lriih Languages. But tho' Dr. tate of a place, which ihey supposed Flood was indetatigable in his search to be in a very flourishing condition. for able men to occupy thole places, Even Di. Duigenan passed it by in his they were not illed. It is n:uch io anti-catholic parliamentary harangues be regretted, that some unknown without notice, though one would difference between this president, and think that the popim college ought to Mr. Theophilus O'Flanagan, prebe a fertile lource for calumny and vented the latter from eniploying misrepresentation. This apparent his talents for the good of his counapathy in all parlies, did not certain try, in lecturing on a language he ly serve the college. If its studies was so eminently qualified to reach. and its government were more fre- Trinity College in its best days nequently made subjects of public dif- ver poffefed a greater number of cussion, neither the one or the other learned men, than were at this pewould have been so shamefully ne- riod at the head of the classes in glected. Dr. Milner, to whom the Maynooth. Dr. Flood was allowed catholics already owe so much, by all the Parisian divines, to be the brought it before the public, and tho' ffrit Scripturist and Casuilt in France. his information was very wrong and Dr. Aherne's fame was spread lihro' - very defective, we ought ftill to give all the catholic colleges on the contihim every praise for the uprightness nent, and those who have read his and the patriotism of his intentions, Treatise on the true Christian Church, Since the publication of his Letters declare that it abounds with pallages on Ireland, Maynooth has attracted written in the true style and spirit of universal curiority. It is our wish, Ciceronian latinity. Father la Hogue that it may always continue, for was for forty years professor in the surely nothing ought to interest the Sorbonne, and though he retains all catholics of Ireland, more, than the the impedious and disgusting self-suseducation of their priesthood.
ficiency, all the narrow and despotis We have learned what was the bigotry which generally diftinguithed course of itudies in the year 1800, the Doctors of that famous univerfi. when Dr. Flood was president, and iy, yet he is a clever schoolman, and before Dr. Dunn and Dean Coin, the decply learned in the history and faself-dubed Master of Arts, began thers of the church. La Hogue has their crusade against literature: Dr. translated the Letters of St. Cyprian Aherne, one of the most celebrated into French, and has compiled variDivines in Europe, then held the first ous treatises on Divinity and the Divinity chair, and Pere la Hogue, Scriptures. Delort the pro!effor of a professor of Sorbonne and an emio Natural Philosophy and the Mathe. grant, the second Dr. Delort, matics, was a great and univeriai geprofeffed Natural Philolophy and the nius. He was a polithe) as well as an Mathematicks. Abbe Dare taught erudite scholar; adding the most reMetaphysics and Logic. Mr. (now siped taste to the mott profound and Countellor) Clincb was then profel- well-selected knowledge. He was for ot Greek and Rheioric, and Mr. in great repute amongst the literati of Love'ack prefided at the Humanity Paris, the intimate acquaintance of Clases. Mr. Uiher was Master of Linguois, the inathematician, and Poetry and the English Language ; Lavoifar, the famous chymit. His and the Abbe Power of the French.
mathematical acquirements were in tries in the year 1802. He had been such efeca, that tho' a roman ca- in both the English Univerlities, in tholic priest, he was solicited by the Edinburgh, and at the college of fellowso: Trinity College, to become Dublin ; at each or which places, he a p:otetor on their establishment. He converted wiih the cleverest men, in left it's country after the peace of the Greek and Roman congues. Alter Ameos, acd reldesnow in Bourdeaux. being some time in the college of To do julice to the talents of Mr. Dublin, curiofily led him to Mayo C'inch, would require the pen of nooth. It was during the lunimer re. Cijach biunself. Unless Dr. Johnson. cels, and most of the professors and parhaps a greater prodigy of learning fudents were from home. He mera kas ant appeared in modern tiines. - lad about 20 years of age, with whom His acquisitions in universal science be entered into conversation. He and the languages, are buyond cre- alked several questions concerning dibility. Tnere is so tłudy which be the internal economy of the college; has not tafted, and none ihat he has and amongst the selt, if there was a tafted which he does not seem to have prof for oi Greek on the establishGeroured. A linguist, a caroniit, a di- ment. The young lad indinant at Vine, a historian, a matheipatician, the affront offered his Alma later, a thetorician, a poet, a philosopher spoke to him in that languige with
were not the powers of the human the most aftonishing fluency. The mind unlimited and unknown, we Hungarian was iliuck with wonder, could scarcely believe that a man of and afterwards declared, that the best Mr. Coach's age, could already have Greek Icholar he had conversed with acquired such a vast mass of various since he left his own country, was a knowledge. His talents however, student of Maynooth college. This are fuperior to his industry, and inde- young man's name is Patrick Connerpendent of his acquiremenis, be may ry, he is now a clergyman, and is a nabe considered a true original genius. tive of Ballyraggel, in the county of By nature an orator, and an orator Kilkenny. From the talents he has of the highest kind.His rhetorica! already discovered, and the acquirelectures at Maynooth, were equal in 'ments he has made in the lan juages grandeur and 'sublimity to the Les and univer'al science, it is to be hopcors of Longinus." He was him- ed, that his future life will redound felt the same fublupe he drew."-He much to the honour of Irilh litcrareared every foul about him, to a ture. greatness of sentiment and thinking, Mr. Ulher, the profeffor of Engand infused a portion of his own ge
- lith, nius into all who heard him.
So great was the progress made in the larguagesby the scholars under
NOTE Mr. Clioch, ibat Greek appeared to be almok their veroacular tongue. * As a proof of the Gothic spirit, As an instance of this proficiency, we and hostility to learning, which Dean will relate an anecdote of one of Coin has invariably evinced, it ought them, which does equal honour 10 to be known that he made five dittethe abilities of the master and the dif- rent efforts, though ineffectual, tor ciple. A Hungarian, who translated this lad's expullion ; and yet this vansome of Ovid's Elegies into Greek dal is still kept in the house ! ! ! veife, travelled through these coun Y
Jish, a descendant of the famous For the lois M. gazine. Archbishop of that name, and ton of the author of the “ Free-thinkurs ON THE PREVALENCE OF THE Lellers, has published an English Pro- CATHOLIC FAITH IN IRELAND. nouncing Gransmar, and has written a bhori Trtit je on ibe Profody of English IN defiance of parliamentary re. Poetry. He is indeed a truly deterv. strictions, perfecutions, and charter ing nian, joining the most engaging schools, the catholic religion has admanners to a very extensive informa- vanced with incredible rapidity in tion.
this country. It is certain, that Such were the men who at this muce the reign of Charles II. the namperiod, directed the studies of the ber of catholics has received an augMaynooth fudents, and no college mentation of more than two millions. ever boasted a brighter constellation The English propagandists in their of yenius and learning Lei the ene- zeal to force their doctrises on the nies of Maynooth colk-ge, and those Trills, in exchange for their lands, conwho with the learned Dr Duigenan, fidered that an effential part of the are in the habit of regarding it with buộness would be accomplished by contempt, read this account, which defroying the lin linguage, and in is far from being overcharged with effect this, the vanual reformers deex ggeration, and bluth for their illi- stroyed every vestige of ancient Irish berality. Let the Edinburgh review- ierature which fell into their hands, ers learn the information they re- The very reverse of what they plinnquired, and do justice to the Roman ed was the consequence, for the ca. Catholic college of Ireland. For tholic faith advanced with the cultitheir fatisfaction, we will give a list of vation of the English language. the clats books read in Maynooth, The unrelenting and industrious and we pl-dgt ourselves for its accu courle of pervention pursued by the racy. In Speculative Theology, the proteitani plan ot literary and perico procuror dictated manuscripts of his nal extermination, had driven thouown to be ichilars, in Moral I beo. fands of men who escaped the sword. logy Pere Antoine was the chiei clafs- to other countries. The women that book In Naiural Philofophy, the survived, remained in Ireland, and profeffor allo gave wrillen dizains; intermarried with their English vifibut Newton's Principii, Lazcifier's lors; who, after securing iheinfelves C, youtiy. Kiel's Altionomy, Linin the property of the countiy, be. gues Bezu, Le Clerc, and other came careleis o: a religion they adFrench authors on the mathemaiics, nuired, while it affilted them to acwere universally Audid. In Mera, quire plunder. The plurdur being phyfics and Logic, the same system in polliton. indolence succeeded, of dicia'ing was followed ; bui Clarke and the apostle of the sword and the and Lock were in every one's hands. golpe', fatished with the good thin's In the buhar Greek and Latin claim of this world, left the management ses, Thucio des, Longinus, Sopho- of the other to his catholic wife. The dis. Horace. Dinosthenes, Isocrates, women of Ireland, remarkable for Livy, Cicero, Juvenal, Homer, and their aitachment to their religion, Terence were read. In the lower, taught it to their children. English Lucian, Epicteius, Zenopbon, Vire protestantilin only lingered in the fagi, Ovid, Justin, Sailuit, and Cæsar, ther, and with him it cxpired, while
his descendants inherited bis fans without his creed.