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death, with such blame as Peter, who " dissembled" with the Judaising Christians, and “led away Barnabas” into the same error. And when the college of the Apostles was assembled to decide an important question; James, if any, was the presiding Apostle.

But Dr. B. quickly leaves this subject, to present us with his sixth point of preference.

« The Catholic Church has ever preserved the stability of character designated by “the rock against which the powers of hell were never to prevail!... Only the « original church continues undiminished, undivided, and unchanged." —P. 4i.

The man must possess no small degree of confidence who could use such language as this. " The original church continues undiminished, undivided, and unchanged !" What does Dr. B. call diminution or division? In the ninth century, the whole of the Eastern churches separated themselves at once: Africa soon followed: six hundred years after, a large portion of Europe became Protestant: and nothing came to repair these losses but the slaves of South America. From being, in fact, the Catholic Church, she has fallen so far as no longer to reckon one half of Christendom within her pale. And yet Dr. B. tells us that she is “ undiminished, undivided, and unchanged."

We have now arrived at the end of this discourse ; and have found, as we expected, that its ingenious and plausible representations were not supported by either facts or arguments capable of bearing a close examination. We have scarcely room for another word, but we cannot part with Dr. B. without giving him one question to resolve, which it will rather perplex him, we imagine, satisfactorily to answer.

The purport of his sermon is to win us, in a gentle manner, to the conviction that the Romish religion is really the only true, the only safe one, and that Protestants are wandering up and down in mazes of error,

from which there is no way of escape but into her bosom. But Dr. B. must believe that the disciples of a church with which Christ promised to be present “all days, even to the consummation of the world,” will naturally be the most exemplary and the most happy of human beings; while the poor wandering separatists from her communion would fall into every description of vice and misery. “Length of days is in her right hand; 66 and in her left hand, riches and honour.”

But what are the facts? Look over the whole face of the globe, and, among the nations professing Christianity, say, which are the most prosperous and happy, and which are the most miserable and hopeless. Look at Spain and at Italy, the two countries which, of all the kingdoms of Europe, are the most exclusively Catholic, and say if they are not, also, the most deplorably situated of all. But, if you would look for peace and morals, liberty, industry, and happiness, look towards Protestant Saxony, Protestant Sweden, Protestant Holland, and, above all, Protestant England. And, to come still nearer home, take the three kingdoms which support the British Crown, and observe the remarkable contrast they present. Two of them, differing in origin, in character, in church government, and long estranged from each other by perpetual warfare, are yet now cordially united, and operate together with a power which is felt in every part of the world. To such a point of influence has Providence now raised this little island, that every thing done in it becomes matter of interest even at the farthest extremity of the globe. But there is a third member of this union there is a sister isle.' That isle is blessed with a delightful climate, a most fertile soil, a numerous, active, and ingenious population; and yet this, the most favoured of the three countries in all natural advantages, is nevertheless a dead weight upon the energies of the sister kingdoms. In every kind of circumstance, under every kind of treatment, she continues an absolute drawback to the strength which she ought to augment; a gigantic pauper, reducing the wealth which she ought to increase. And, yet, wherein lies the cause which produces this amazing difference? In this one thing, Religion. England is “a land of heretics:” Ireland continues in the bosom of that church, “with which," according to Dr. Baines, “Christ promised for ever to remain.” Like Spain and Italy, she is pre-eminently attached to the Roman Catholic religion ; and, like Spain and Italy, she is miserable. Is not this, upon Dr. Baines's principles, even more than paradoxical ? We know he would endeavour to attribute the whole to the want of what is called “ Emanci. pation.” Emancipation from spiritual bondage is indeed the greatest want of Ireland; but mere political emancipation cannot be the cure for miseries, the cause of which lies far deeper than any political remedy can ever reach. Her malady is the malady of Rome; it is the same which ruins Italy and Spain; and her cure will be found in that tree alone “ whose leaves are for the healing of the nations."

DECISION OF THE APOCRYPHAL QUESTION. We are happy to announce, however late, the termination of this unhappy and alarming dispute, by which the very existence of that noble Institution in which it originated was threatened.

On Monday, Nov. 21, at a Special Meeting of the General Committee, at the Bible Society's House in Earl Street, the Special Committee appointed to examine into the question of the circulation of the Apocrypha made their report; after which the following resolution was adopted :That the funds of the Society be applied to the printing and circulation of “ the Canonical Books of Scripture, to the exclusion of those books, and

parts of books, which are usually termed Apocryphal: and that all copies “ printed, either entirely or in part, at the expense of the Society, and whether such copies consist of the whole or of any one or more of such books, be

invariably issued bound, no other books whatever being bound with them. “ And, further, that all Money Grants, to societies or individuals, be made "* only in conformity with the principle of this regulation.”

RECEIPTS OF RELIGIOUS CHARITIES IN 1824-25.

£. s. d. Bible Societies.

Societies of a mixed nature.

£.

s. d. British and Foreign mamm. 93,285 5 2 Christian Knowledge ww62,387 3 4 Naval and Military

2,615 2 0

Propagating the Gospel 32,016 14 5 Merchant Seamen's mmm 911 4 7 Jews

113,715 2 1 Missionary Societies.

London Hibernian 8,143 3 11 Church -45,383 19 10 Continental

2,133 15 10 London mom mammamummannanna?

40,719 16 Book Societies. Wesleyan

38,046 9 Prayer-Book and Homily 1,781 12 10 Baptist mum.15,995 11 2 Church Tract Society 737 19 9 London Moravian Assoc.. 3,568 17 3 Religious Tractmomanom 12,568 17 0 Scottishmmmmmmmmmmmmaa 8,257 4 3 Home mmmm 5,092 15 10

IN IRELAND, School Societies.

Hibernian Bible Society. 6,728 10 4 British and Foreignum 2,114 19 3 Sunday-School Society2,653 7 2 Sunday-School Union 4,253 12 2 Tract and Book Society - 3,647 6 3 Newfoundland 701 0 6 Irish Society

wwwmoran 1,060 3

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Account of B-, Miss Hannab 369 Calvin, Death of

128
B-, Miss E.

409 Canada, Plan for promoting Industry in 399
Boy, a little

48 Capital Punishments, Remarks on •.36, 79
Calvin.... ..1, 41, 81, 121 Carrick on Shannon Bible Meeting
Lasco, John à
281 Card Playing

291
- Martyr, Peter ,.....401, 441 Carlow. Bible Discussion.

457
Mary -,215, 258, 289, 335, Castalio's Errors, corrected by Calvin 82

378 Catholic Association, Proceedings of.. 33
E. M.
• 999, 461

Suppression of .. 114
Petri, Olaus.

201
Emancipation

144
Pistorius

241
Question

154
Sisters, Two Aged

367
Superstitions

343
Taussan.ii
161 Chapel, Floating

.117, 315
- V. Miss S.

171

Meihudist, at Barbadoes 276
Vergerius

321 | Cheerfulness, Want of in Christians 64
Zegedine

361 Children, House of Reform for Female 277
Africa, Western

397 Chillingworth on the Apocrypha 425
Aged Disciple, Remains of... 183 Christ, on preaching

132
America, Christianity in South. 257 Christian Remembrancer, Remarks un 15
American Episcopal Church

158
Amusements

21
Amusements, on Christian...

21
Electors, Duty of

254
A pocrypha, Chillingworth and Rainolds

The Dying

332
425
Friendship

338
--,. Edinburgh, Cambridge, Christianity in South America

257
Simeon, Gorham, &c. on
307 Church Methodists...

75
:- Discussions on..360, 400, 482,

American Episcopal

158
- 512 Circulation of the Scriptures

56
Attention to Business..
56 Conversation, Cottage.....

350
Babylon, Rome the spiritual ....419, 465 Cottage Visitor......12, 34, 89, 130, 169
Baines, Dr. on Sermon of

Cunningham, Speeches of
501

228, 233
Baptism of Jews..
-37, 275 Dancing at Christmas...

21
Barbadóes, Methodist Chapel at 276 Death of Barnes, J. M. Esq..

197
Barnes, J. M. Esq. Death of

197
-Dennett, Mrs. Sarah

17
Bartiineus

218
-Fauntleroy, Mr.

35
Beaclicroft, Rev. R. P. Speech of 228

-MacNeill, Captain

250
Believer, Death of ::..

407

-Richmond, Mr. Wilberforce 78
Bexley, Lord, Speeches of ..227, 249, 315 - a Believer

407
Bible Anecdotes

19 Death, Soliloquy of Christian on 23
Benefit of early reading
9 Despondency, Remarks on

14
Discussions in Ireland
437 | Desire after God ...

288
the Religion of Protestanis 211 | Disciple, Remains of an aged

183
Society, Jowett's Kemarks on 383 Doyle, Dr. Observations on ........ 155
., Objections against, no- Duty of Christian Electors.

254
ticed.

80 Duties of ihe Christian Minister, 214
Meeting of ai Carrick Dwight, Rev. S. Speech of

231
on Shannonii

9
Bibles, Chinese at Malacca ........ 277

East India Sugar..

40
Boy, Happy Death of a.......

48 Eclectic Review on the Apocryplial
Boys, Extract from Commentary of

Controversy....

386, 482
Rev. Mr.ioosoo
428 Education, on Religious..

326
Blessedness of Righicous

217 Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Discoveries in 101
Braske, Bishop, opposition of tu Olaus Electors, Duly of Christian

254
Petri....

205 Elphin, Speech of the Bishop of 436
Budd, Sermon of Rev. H...... 358 Emancipation, Catholic

199
Business, on Attention to

56 England, on State of Religion in 474
Epitaph on Anthony Punker.

306
Calthorpe, Lord, Speeches of .227, 231 Episcopal American Church

158
Calvin, Account of ....... 1, 41, 81, 121

Floating Chapel Society 315
Conduct of, towards the English

Evening, Remarks on a Summer's.... 305
Reformers

86
to Servetus.
124 Faitli, walking by

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318 MEMOIR of-See ACCOUNT,
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117, 315 Minister, Duties of a Christian

214
Fire, Kent East-Indiaman destroyed by 261 Middleton, Conyers

295
Forgery, on capital Punishment for

36 Ministerial Unsuccessfulness 91, 172, 339
Friendship, on Christian

338 Morning, A Summer's, Reflections on 305
Friends, on the Loss of

53

Thoughts, Extracts from
Fox's Martyrs
19 Cunningham's ...

88
Mullon, Rev. Mr. Speech of

194
Gambier, Lord, Speeches of .. 226
Gorham, on Eclectic Review of the Naples, Letter from

293
Apocryphal Question

385 Naval and Military Bible Society 77
Gordon, J. E. Esq. Speech of.... 193, 194 Neglect of Public Worship ........ 141
Grant, R. Esq. Speech of
232 New Year's Meditation

24
Grieving the Spirit

380 Noel, Speech of the Hon. B......... 235
Gosnell, Mr. Fire in Printing Office of 160 Obedience, Extract from Watkins's Ad-
Gurney's Observations on the Society

vice to Apprentices...

.......... 269
of Friends
65 O'Connell, Mr.....

.34, 274
Olaus Petri, Life of................

201
Hamilton, Speech of Rev. C.

436 Onnipresenee .

................ 456
Harrowby, Speeches of Earl of.. 230 Ordination, Validity of Protestant,
Hatchard, Rev. J. Baptism of Jew by 275

denied by Roman Catholics 73
Heathen, gross Immorality of

293 O'Hagan, Speech of Rev. Mr. 195
Henhöfer, Mr. Alogx, Conversion of 26
Herculaneum, Ruins of

293 | Pastor, the Village ....245, 476
Hieroglyphics, Discoveries in Egyptian 101 | Pearson, Speech of the Very Rev. Dr. 227
Hoare, Speech of Rev. C.J.... 228 Penitent, the Poor-house 215, 258, 289,
Honour, Dr. Paley's Description of the

335, 378
Law of....

35 Peter Martyr, Account of ..., 401, 441
Hope, Verses on.....

11 Peter, on the Fall of
Petri, Olaus, Life of

201
Images, Popish Worship of
501 Pighius foiled by Calvin.....

82
India, Female Education in ... 318 Pistorius, Life of
- Intelligence from

POETRY.
Intoleravce of Roman Catholics. 240 Bartimeus

208
Ireland, Bible Discussions in...
437 Death of a Believer

407
Irving, Speech of the Rev. E.

237

- Soliloquy of Christian on.... 23
Desire after God...

288
Jacab wrestling, Observations on 340

Dying Christian

332
Jews, Baptisms of ....
.37, 275 Epitaph on an old Man

306
Jowett on the Bible Society
383 Friends.

53
Jubilee at Rome
158 Hope

11
Jadas, on the Character of..

417
Heb. xiii. 8..!

260
Mark iv. 36.

129
Kent East-Indiaman, Loss of........ 261 Matt. xx. 31

88
Kilkenny, Address to Parisbioners of 62

ix. 15 i ..

170
November 29, Lines on

18
Lasco, Memoir of Jolm à .....
281 Psalm xlii. 11

260
LETTERS.

--xlvi.

144
To a Clergymau on Card Playing.. 291 Religion

47
Ofa Husband on his Wife's Deatlia. 408 Star of Bethlehem

491
On ile Eclectic Review..... 386, 482 Vessel in a Storn

366
From Rome and Naples ..
293 Walking by Faith

430
Leo XII. Encyclical Letter of
74 World, the present

392
Lilford, Lord, Speech of...
233 Sabbath, Millennial...

303
Liturgy, Prussian
77, 136 | Poor-house Penitent

215
Lichfield and Coventry, Speech of Pompeii, Ruins of
Bishop of......

231 Pope, Rev. Mr. Speeches of......194, 235
Liverpool, Speech of the Earl of, at Popish Superstitions........26, 343, 501
Kingston Bible Society

355 Popery and Protestantism, Publications
Lord's Supper, Prussian Preparation for 139

on....

75
Loss of the Kent East-Indiaman...... 261 Popery, Mischief of

155

Power, Rev. W. Address at Iniermont
Malan's Sacred Poetry, Extracts from 260

of

174
Malacca, Chinese Bibles at...... 277 Prayer, on

61, 304
Martyr, Peter, Account of......
...... 401, 441

Secret, Importance of.....
Metliodists in Ireland......

75

in an unknown Tongue. ..... 501
Chapel at Barbadoes
276 Preaching Christ, on

132
Magazine .......... 345, 439 Priest, Conference with a Syrian 78
M•Neill, Capt. Address at Interment of 250 ' Prophecy, Remarks on Uses of 372

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PROTESTANT, The 33, 73, 114, 154, 198, Humbert's Precis de l'Histoire de la
239, 279, 314, 353, 437, 501

Reformation is...

.. 113
Protestants, the Bible the Religion of 211
Prussian Liturgy

Irving's Orations for Missionaries,

.77, 136
Punker, Epitaph on Anthony

after the Apostolical School.... 145
306

Leighton, Pearson's Life of Abp... 105
Public Worship, on Neglect of 141
Punishments, Remarks oli capital ..36, 79

Llogd's Inquiry on preaching Christ 492

Macdonald's Memoirs of Benson 107
Pargatory, Remarks on.....

M'Neile's Sermon for Irish Society 188
Mopre's Life of Wesley .

345
Quenching the Spirit, on ......

380

Marison's Sermon on Amusements 152
Question, Catholic

· 154, 198, 239 Morrison's Chinese Miscellany 433

Mortimer's Missionary Sermon .... 145
Rainolds, Opinion of, on the Apocrypha 425

Myers on the Chinese Language

433
Reformers, Memoirs of 1, 41, 81, 121, 161,

Nouveaux Cantiques Chrétiens

270
201, 241, 281, 321, 361, 401, 441

Pearson's Life of Leighton....

105
Calvin's Conduct to the En-
Select Poetry

270
glish,

86

Simeon's Letter to Lord Teignmouth 307
Reform, Female School of ....

78

Statement of Edinburgh Bible So-
Religious Education, on ...,

326
ciety

307
Report of Commissioners of Irish Edu.

Watkins's Advice to Apprentices

273
cation Inquiry....

279

Webster's Prayers for Families .... 150
Richmond, Mr. Wilberforce, Death of 78

West's Journal

393
Righteous the, Blessedness of

217
Wesley's Life and Family

345
Righteousness, Imputed....

15
Roe, Rev. Peter, Ninth Annual Address

Wesleyan Magazine

345, 439
of.

62 Saints, Popish Worship of.......... 502
, Address at Interment of Rev. W. Salisbury, Dean of, Speech of

227
Power
174 Saviour, Hynın to

........ 344
to a Sunday School.... 210 Seminary for Missionaries at Berlin 316
at the Interment of Capt.

SERMONS.
M'Neill
250 On Death of Mrs. Dennett

17
Roby, Rev. Mr. Speech of
192 On the Witness of the Spirit

59
Robinson's Observations on Methodism 440

For Whitsunday.

177
Rocksavage, Earl of, Speech of ..... 228 Before Church Missionary Society 225
Roman Catholics necessarily intolerant 240

of Dr. Baines, on ........

501
Catholic Superstitions 26, 343, 601 Servetus, Account of too...

122
Interruptions ....124, 237 | Scott's Works, Extract from

141
Question
239 Scripture, Circulation of..

56
Sermon of Dr. Baines 501

Benefit of early reading..

9
Rome, Jubilee at .....

158

Desire for anong Catholics 27
Letter from

293 Society, British aud Foreign School o' 275
the Spiritual Babylon .419, 465

Seamen 117
Rose, Sir G. H. Speeches of

228

Bible ........191, 319, 353, 512
REVIEW.

Jowett on the

383
Antinomianism, by Agnostos

492

Merchant Seaniel's .. 357
Apocryphal Controversy.

307

Naval and Military 77, 350
Benson's Life by Macdonald
107 - Canadian

399
Blackader's Life

110

Missionary, Church, 39, 115,
Bull's Sermons

31

225, 275, 318, 397
Cambridge Remarks on Apocrypha 307

Missionary, Scottish

39
Church Missionary Society, Proceed-

Hiberninn

........233, 353, 436
145

Correspondence with
Clarke's Memoirs of the Wesley Fa-

Nir. O'Connelli

274
mily

315

-,ManchesterAuxiliary 192
Cooper's Crisis..

185
Guardian

120
Crichton's Life of Blackader

110
Kildare Street

353
Davy on Edification

Newfoundland School

358
Defence of Religious Liberty 431

Poor pious Clergy....

159
Fawcett's Sernion on the Loss of the

Prayer-book and Homily, 115, 238
Comet

500

Religious Inquiry in Ireland.. 159
Fry's Second Advent

185

Refuun of Female Children 277
Gorham's Statement on the Apocry-

Spanish Translation... .39, 316
pha ...

307
Sunday School..

118
Gurney's Observations on the Peculi. South America, Christianity in

257
arities of the Society of Friends 65 Shore, Speech of the Hon. C.

234
Harp, The Sabbath...
270 Sisters, the aged

367
Hodgson's Letters from North Ame- Spirit, on the Witness of

59
rica

-on grieving and quenching .... 389

ings of

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