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REVI8W.-The Living and the Dead. (May, Often, alas ! 'tis mine to mourn

as I heard the little ones joyfully relate, Without a hope to which to fly,

• the savings of our pocket-money towards By torture's looth my heart is torn, grand-papa's Church. The plate for the And yet each burning lid is dry!

communion was presented by the Archdea, con; and there is a fact connected with it

so emblematic of his simplicity of heart, 82. The Living and the Dead. By a Coun- and to my mind so expressive of his charac

try Curate. 8vo, Pp. 379. ter, that I cannot forbear recording it. WHEN we first looked at this book, Some months previous to the completion of we were afraid that it had issued from

Rode Church, its indefatigable supporter the manufactory of Mr. , the Ori- was so severely attacked with illness, that ginal Sin man, and other charlatans, his recovery was deemed hopeless. Ac. who propose to introduce the golden quainted with the opiuion of his medical

men, and perfectly coinciding in it, he calmly age into Great Britain, by stuffing it full of blind devotees, like Italy, Spain, and affairs, and especially every particular relat

and steadily betook himself to settle his Portugal. But we have been agreeably ing to his Church. • Let the Communion . disappointed -- practicul Christianity, vessels,' said he, to his old friend Mr. Hey, and the qualities useful to society (i. e. • be as handsome as can be made - but a correci understanding of the inten- plated. I have always condemned those tions of Christ in the reformation of who have placed unnecessary temptations in the world) is its sole object, and it is the path of their fellow mortals ; and I am not a book which makes Christianity earnest that the last act of my life should a mere lucrative trade for preaching hold out to others no inducement to sin.' auctioneers; or, in the words of our

« Nor is the beautiful Church at Rode author (p. 75), a system of all others the only substantial proof which the Archthe best calculated for disseminating deacon has given of his zeal for the Esta

blishment. The inhabitants of Bath well doctrines fatal to morality, and en

know how unwearied and how liberal an couraging confident hypocrites.

advocate he proved himself to be for the In short, it is a charming miscel- building of Christchurch in that city; the lany, full of sweet sentiment and the money, the pains, the time, and the exertion

beauty of holiness," as beautiful in which he brought to the cause. Such is description as an angel of Guido upon the man who has been styled, forsooth, 'a canvas. — But we have no room for hypocrite.' Well; there are, to be sure, praises, not even or numerous fine various shades of hypocrisy, and different passages, because one long one we modes of evincing it, but that which the must give - viz. the following account

Archdeacon has adopted appears to be the of ARCHDEACON DAUBENY -a man most extraordinary of all. One has heard whom hawkers and pedlars in religion of men giving to a cause their breath, in the

way have represented to the vulgar as a

of eulogy-or sanctioning a charity by

their name, and a nominal subscription ; Vicar-general of the devil himself, be

but to devote a handsome private fortune to cause he has justly thought that schism

the support of the Established Religion of is only one roguish mode of selling bad the country, and this, year after year, in the

most liberal manner, and at every opportu, We shall not copy their slander, but nity, and as it will be seeu in the sequel, by commence our account with the build- the exercise of the most undeviating selfing of the Church of Rode, co. Wilts. denial - is one of the most extraordinary

specimens of hypocrisy I have ever chanced “ The Church is a perfect picture. Built to meet with. in the most beautiful style of Gothic archi- “ So much for his public character. We tecture, on the summit of a hill- in the will now look at him in another light, as a midst of the most enchanting landscape parish priest. The peasant of sixty years looking down with an air of protection upon ago would hardly recognise, in its present the hamlet, that is scattered at irregular state, the village of North Bradley: "It was intervals below it—and completely isolated

once a poor, straggling, miserable hamletfrom every other object-it forms a feature had a Church half in ruins—and, surrounded on which the eye of the most fastidious with a few stunted shrubs, a vicarage appacritic may repose with transport. Its cost rently in a state of dilapidation : it is now is reputed to have exceeded ten thousand the very picture of thriving industry. Its pounds, of which the Archdeacon alone Church and Church-yard in admirable order, contributed three. • It is my legacy,' he tell the passing stranger that there is a said to me at Bradley, after the consecra- watchful eye over both; while the vicarage, tion was over,' to the Church of England.' embosomed in trees, with its verdant lawn The books for the reading-desk are the gift and sweeping shrubbery, says as plainly, of the Archdeacon's grandchildren; being, that both taste and generosity bave been

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439 tried here. In the centre of the village, and warm clothing for the aged and infirm; the heart of the philanthropist is gladdened hats and bounets by the score, for the inby a noble structure, entitled, the Vicar's dustrious poor ; coals by the chaldron ; Almshouse;'—it is built of Bath free-stone, potatoes by the cart-load; and cheese by in a style at once handsome and substantial, the ton ;—such is the princely manner in and is devoted to the reception of twelve which the Archdeacon's bounty arrives at poor people, who, from the experience of Bradley. And the liberality with which it better days, and the education and habits of is distributed, does not disgrace the donor. former years, are far too good for the pollu- His own chaplain - whom, I believe, I may tion of the common poor-house, and yet are safely term his almoner — told me, the obliged, by sorrow and misfortune, to seek Archdeacon's directions to me are, ask no any shelter, however dreary, where they questions of the applicant, whether he goes may hide their head and die. I have often to Church or Chapel ; if he can look you in dreamed in theory of what a blessing such the face as an honest man, and say I am in an institution as this might prove to a want, and you have no reason, primâ facie, parish; 1 never till now saw it realized-and to disbelieve his statement, give without yet in a commercial country like our own, enquiry, and at once.' These are the acand where wealth is in such a constant state tions, pursuits, and plans of a man who is of Auctuation, what a circle does not such a in bis second childhood.' These are the scheme embrace. For what country Cler- circumscribed' charities of A Bigot!gymnan, at all conversant with the state of This is the manner in which, inonth after his Aock, cannot say that he has found month, and yes after ear, the fortune, many children of sorrow, far superior to the time, and talents of that man are employed, indiscriminate mixture of the village work- whom the Catholic Bishop, Dr. Baines, has house, but who, aged, helpless, diseased, the hardihood to insinuate is a hypocrite. and stricken, have no longer the power or “ But perhaps it may be urged in reply, the means of assisting themselves. A little all this display of charity is very Christian further on is the Asylum, endowed in the and very praiseworthy; but the Archdeasame liberal manner as the former-built in con's fortune is handsome, and he can afford the same handsome style and furnished it. Beyond doubt, there is no gratification with the same comforts; here four blind which he denies to himself. The reverse is and aged people pass the little remnant of the fact. The pervading feature of every their life in continual prayers and praise ; object at the Vicarage, is its extreme simprayer, that God would shower down his plicity; every thing is good, but singularly choicest blessings upon their generous bene- plain. His table is frugality itself; the epifactor ; and praise, for having their lot cast cure or the fanciful eater must not trust in a parish where there is one who has the himself there: Fuge littus iniquum. Alas! means and the inclination to cherish and for them, not a trace of self-indulgence, protect the helpless blind.

personal extravagance, or private gratifica“ Nor has the rising generation been tion is perceptible. In conversation, the forgotten. The Vicar's school, a room Archdeacon is reserved ; and there may be well designed, and admirably adapted to its some truth in the remark, that he does object, is filled with healthy and happy not possess the knack of talking ;' but the faces; while a school-master and school. few observations which fall from him are mistress are paid, with a comfortable resi- those of a man who has read much, and dence, from the same ever open hand. thought more. He is cautious and rather

“ It is hardly possible for the stranger to unwilling to form fresh acquaintances; and pass through North Bradley without having is accused, I think, most unjustly, of banghis curiosity excited by the appearance of ing back from the younger Clergy. I say one or other of these striking buildings: unjustly, because I have heard those whoin and it is still more impossible, on becoming distance had placed beyond the sphere of his acquainted with its object, to check the action, and others whom fanaticism had enquiry who built it? The same answer blinded to his worth, term him'a haughty will apply to all—the Archdeacon. Or, as dignitary,' and a high priest,' &c. but a farmer's wife, with her bright good-hu- during a residence in his own immediate moured face, answered my incredulous query neighbourhood, I had reiterated proofs of on the subject—- Ay, you may stare ; but the kindness and courtesy of his manner to 'tis all the old gentleman's doing—all his his younger brethren in the ministry; how doing. Ah! it was a fine day for the parish, ready he was at all times to afford them not when parson Daubeny came to Bradley only his advice, but his able and unwearied It has been calculated, that the sum of fif- assistance, and, if circumstances required it, teen thousand pounds would barely cover his personal support. His circle of private the past and present charities of its venerable friends is small. I remember his once sayincumbent ; nor do I think this by any ing to me, there is not in England a great means an extravagant computation. I well deal of society in which a Cle-know in what an overflowing stream his is, I mean, a Clergymana · Winter charity' annually flows. Flannel of his holy calling,

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(May, sacredness and separation of his professioni, scientious dissenters, we are sure ; only can with propriety mingle.? He holds in those fripons who live by schism. Let dignified and just contempt that vilest of all such men call him hard pames, and expedients for killing time-taking up, and expunge his book (as they do) from laying down, scraps of painted paper ; but those fit to be read, because it shows is particularly fond of sacred music. Like that their own wretched works are some other able men, he has lived too much in his study, and too little in the world; only bills of mortality, accounts of the and is occasionally the dupe of the most the numbers that die of them, still

diseases which they propagate, and of barefaced imposition. Of this I heard an instance from his own lips. We had been DAUBENY ON Schism is founded upon talking of the London Society for the Con- the uncorrupted doctrine of the Gospel, version of the Jews. "Not long ago,' said and his venerable name we fondly the Archdeacon, a most singular looking trust, registered in the last volume of individual, miserably clad, and the very pic- that Gospel-lhe Book of Life. ture of poverty, came to Bradley, and requested to see me. After a short preface, he told me he was a converted Jew. My 83. Romanism contradictory to the Bible; mind misgave me about the man; but as I or the peculiar Tenets of the Church of felt reluctant to turn him empty away, I Rome, as exhibited in her accredited entered into conversation with him at some Formularies, contrasted with the Holy leugth, and questioned him pretty closely. Sca ures. By Thomas Hartwell Horne, His answers were so singularly well express- M.A. 12mo. 8vo. Pp. 60. ed, and evinced such an intimate acquaintance with Scripture-his account of himself so

EVERY body knows that the Roplausible--and the change, which gradually man Catholic religion was no more in cook place in his mind, was so extremely its origin than Heathenism plated over natural, and so ingeniously described - that with Christianity, and that, after plain I felt convinced I had done him injustice. brass Paganism was subdued, the old I kept him ten days, clothed him, and gave Romanism was improved into a mere him a draft for ten guineas. Forty-eight engine of power and profit for the behours afterwards I heard of his getting drunk nefit of the Bishops of Rome. All at the Ring of Bells in the next village, this is perfectly plain; but now-a-days, and boasting how gloriously he had gulled forsooth, the lady of Babylou is affirmold Daubeny! I must confess, I felt rather ed never 10 have been a naughty wochagrined at the moment; though to be sure, after the experience I have had, i man, always a chaste, venerable maought to know better by this time. Well, tron, and so forth. However, Prowell, after all, I had better be the cheatee testants maintain that Christianity than the cheater.'

should be tested by the Bible; and “ Reserved, and at times austere, as he Mr. Horne shows that the Papists reckappears, he abounds in kindly feeling. It on Christianity to be vested in the was delightful to see him come out in his person of the Pope. Thus virtually grey reading gown, and romp with his little they exalt him to the rank of the Holy grandchildren on the lawn, the most noisy Spirit. and riotous of the party; and there is no Mr. Horne shows the errors of Roinstance I remember, of my ever having manism, by contrasting the Scriptures spent a day with him, in which he did not with their tenets. We shall go mention the late Mrs. Daubeny, coupled with some brief but most affectionate

through his sections seriatim. apostrophè to her memory.” Pp. 366-376. plete rule of failh, (2 Tim. iii. 15, 17;

1. The Holy Scriptures are a com“Such (says our author) is the Arch- Rev. xxii. 8, &c. &c.) The Council DEACON of Sarum—the HYPOCRITE of Trent, however, says, All saving and the Bigot. How far the portrait truth is not contained in the Holy is correct, let those who know him Scripture.” pp. 8, 9. best delerinine. I have sketched him 2. Canon of Scripture. The Romish as he is - in a light far niore subdued Church makes the Apocrypha to be of than my own respect for his worth, equal authority, and admiration for his talents would 3. It is the duty of all to read the prompt me. If the portrait, then, ap- Scriptures. The Church of Rome propears highly coloured, blame not the hibits the reading of them. painter, but the original.”

4. The Holy Scriptures invite and Who, we add, will be mean enough command inquiry, -the Pope cannot 10 asperse such an apostolical, philan- be infallible, i Thess. v, 21, *. I. thropical character no abstract con- Cor, r. 15. Gal. i. 8. The infallibility

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44,1 is disproved by the bad lives, various and in the following year he exhibited a doctrines, &c. &c. of Popes.

most edifying instance of papal duplicity, 5. The Romish Church is not the when it suited his interest, by entering into mother and mistress of all churches, - concordat with Buonaparte (who had not those of Jerusalem, Samaria, Cyprus, long before professed himself à Mussulman Phenice, and Antioch, being much

in Egypt), in which, besides suppressing older.

146 episcopal and metropolitan secs, and 6. God alone is to be worshipped without any form of judicature, he absolved

dismissing their Bishops and metropolitans (Matt. iv. 10. Acts iv. 12); but the

all Frenchmen from their oaths of allegiance Romish Church admits the merits and

to their legitimate Sovereigu, and authointercession of the Virgin Mary and rized an oath of allegiance to the first Conthe Saints, &c.

sul; and when Louis XVIII. sent his am7. The Romish Church errs in its bassador to Rome to present his credentials, manner of worship, by celebrating the Pontiff refused to receive him. With service in an unknown language, con

marvellous infallibility, however, not quite trary to 1 Cor. xiv. 3, 6, 14, 16, 19. eight years after, the same pontiff issued a

8. The complete atonement of bull (in June 1809), excommunicating BuoChrist is contradicted by the Church Daparte and all who adhered to him in his of Rome, but the Romanists inake invasion of the Papal states ; in which bull

he makes the same extravagant pretensions this atonement dependent upon celebration of Mass, and destroy all the by Saint Gregory VII. Innocent III. and

to supreme power, which had been put forth arguments contained in chapters 7, 8,

other pontiffs.' 9, of the Hebrews.

Mischierous as is to the world such 9. The Romanists affirm that good nonsense as Romanism, yet by allowworks alone are meritorious, and wor

ing no system of education whatever, ihy of eternal life; that there was no which is not incorporated with the original sin in the Virgin Mary, &c. 10. The Romish Church makes se

support of that system, and masterly ven sacraments, whereas Christ has policy, supported by the secular arm,

it continues to dupe thousands; and only founded two. 1. The Romish Church forbids continue in it nominally, because it is

those who do not adopt it sincerely, the cup to the laity, contrary to Matt. against the point of honour to change xxvi. 26–28. I Cor. x. 16. It prohi

a political or religious creed ; as in bits inarriage to the Clergy, contrary France, such persons turn infidels. to well-known texts.

The demoralizing consequences of up17. Purgatory and Indulgences. The holding a religion which men cannot first is contrary to Heb. ix. 27. 1 Sam. think to be worthy of God are manixxv. 29. Mati. vii. 13, 14. viii. 11, 12. fest, and thus such a religion becoines The second to Ps. cxxx. 4. Isa. xliii.

a serious public evil, and, we are sure, 25. xliv. 22. Jer. i. 20. Mark ii. 7. contributed in a great degree to that Loke v.21, Eph. iv. 32, 18. Auricu.

wickedness which obtained and (aclar confession is contrary to Scripture cording to Sir Walter Scott in “ Paul's and reason. 19. Deposing power of the Pope. Letters”) still obtains in France, and

, Here we shall give an extract from ed a mere matter of form,-an evil

which sorsooth is now to be cured by “ In 1800 the late Pope Pius VII. an- the Jesuils, in the present state of nounced his election to the pontificate to knowledge! Louis XVIII. as the lawful King of France ;

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