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İNDEX.-Continued.

Miscellaneous

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PAGE 4 Dutch Professor in the 16th Century.. 146 | Irish Peasantry ...................... 184 Practical Christianity.................. Bishop Wilberforce.................... 148 , Letters to the Editor ..........51, 160, coil Society for the Suppression of the Opium Blinc, M. Louis ........... ........... 69 New Cross Ward Shorthand Writers

Trade...... Celebrated Men, Singular habits of .... 292: Association ........................ 51 | Tait, last deeds of Archbishop ........ Church of England 'Temperance Confer Notes—3, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 27. 34, 39, 51, 65, 70, The Story of Elizabeth Barton, " The ence

13 73, 76, 77, 89, 97. IOI, 105, 113, 125, 136, 137. ' Nun of Kent"..... Faith :....

149, 161, 173, 185, 197, 209, 221, 226, 233, | The Story of Major Strangeways........ Galignani, William...

82: 245, 257, 269, 280, 281, 293. 305 ....... , The Merchants' Lecture .... Gambetta, M. ......

58 Old Tales Retold-No. I., Birmingham | Trollope, Anthony ... Gems of Thought .....

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Riots .......... 279 Victoria University.... Green, John Richard....

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No. II., the Mutiny of Wrennall, The Very Rev. Monsignor Canon Hood, Rev, E. Paxton, on Mr. Gladstone 14 I the Grant Highlanders. ............. 303

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PAGE Cheetham ..................25, 64, 75, 88 | Manchester

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Salford ...... Gorton .............................. 48 Newton Heath......

87 Stretford ....... Harpurhey ..........25. 36, 48, 64, 75, 86 Oldham ...... Longsight .... ........36, 48, 64. 87 | Prestwich ..........12, 25, 36, 48, 64,

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Mutual Improvement Societies.

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Patricroft Congregational ....38, 65, 75, 100 Zion Chapel ......

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...... 65 Atheneum ............................ 6. Methodist New Connexion Chapel ...... . S6 Young Men's Christian Association ...... 86

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Lecture by Col. Shaw, U. S. Consul............
Sermon by the BISHOP OF SALFORD at St. Bede's Church, Prestwich Parliamentary Debating Society ..................
Alexandra Park ..........

Zion Chapel Mutual Improvement Society ....................
Sermon by the Rev. R. BUTLER, M.A., at St. Clement's General News:--The Church of England Temperanoc
Church, Greenheys .......

Conference.—Society for the Suppression of the Opium "The Fifth of November" ....................................... Trade, &c. .........

IN CONSEQUENCE OF FIRE.

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OCT 83

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HEYWOOD & CO.,
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THESE GOODS ARE VERY SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, BUT IN ORDER TO SECURE AN IMMEDIATE SALE THEY ARE

DINING AND TEA ROOM

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I TTPPER BROOK STREET FREE CHURCH SUNDAY

SCHOOL MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. CHURCH & SCHOOL FURNISHERS,

Next TAURSDAY Evening, Nov. 9th, a DISCUSSION will take place Patentees and Sole Makers of the

upon the proposed MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. Chair to be taken at Eight o'clock. Friends cordially invited to attend and speak.

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UPPER BROOK STREET FREE CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL.--The annual sermons will be preached to-morrow (Sunday) by the Rev. Dr. Crosskey, of Birmingham-morning, 10-45; evening, 6-30. In the afternoon az a service of song, entitled “Rath,” will be given by the scholars. Reader, Rev. Dendy Agate, B.A., Gorton, who will address the children.

For use in Schools, Mission Churches, &c. This Desk forms also a

"Seat with Back," and “Table with Seat."

Illustrated Price List on application.
Designs and Estimates furnished for every description of
Church and School Fittings; also for Mediaeval Metal Work,

413, OXFORD ROAD. 27, BLACKFRIARS-ST., MANCHESTER. French Lending Library

GOLDEN BITTERS. — A Charming “Pick-Me-Up."
UT A Great CURE for INDIGESTION, LIVER COMPLAINTS, and
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Sold in 18., 28. 6d., and 48. 6d. bottles.
E G. HUGHES, Chemist, VICTORIA STREET, Manchester.
DRERETON'S COUGH LOZENGES.—Celebrated for
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The Proprietors will be glad if Secretaries of Matual Improvement DRAWING MATERIALS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Societies will send a copy of their Syllabus to them at once.

Large Assortment of Stereoscopic Slides. CHURCH AND CHAPEL NOTICES INSERTED AT MODERATE

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A most valuable collection of manuscripts has lately NOTES.

been found at Revel. Some workmen were engaged in

refitting an apartment on the ground floor of the Town-hall The Rev. Samuel Rolles Driver, M.A., of New College, when they discovered a vault completely filled with books and Oxford, has been appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew, and manuscripts. Many of these are documents relating to the Canon of Christ Church, in succession to the Rev. Dr. Pusey. municipal affairs of the Hanse Towns during the 14th, 15th,

and 16th centuries. The application on the part of the Bishop of Manchester in reference to the case of Mr. Green, confined in Lancaster 1 On the 15th of December, the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. Castle, is to be heard by Lord Penzance to-day. The church Gladstone's return for Newark, Messrs. Cassel & Co. intend wardens of St. John's, Miles Platting, of which church Mr. to issue a new edition of G. Burnett Smith's " Life -of Mr. Green is the rector, have received notice of the sequestration

Gladstone." The addition of several new chapters by the of the benefice by the Bishop. The officials of the Diocesan author will bring the biography down to the present time. Registry have also affixed a notice to the same effect on the church doors.

MR. WILLIAM SAWYER, the editor of Funny Folks, died on Wednesday night of typhoid fever. Mr. Sawyer was born

at Brighton in 1828, and at an early age devoted himself to It appears, however, that Mr. Green has already sent in

journalism and other literature. The works by which he is his resignation to the patron, Sir Percival Heywood. In a

chiefly known are “ Ten Miles from Town" (1867) and the letter addressed to his congregation he points out that to

“Legend of Phyllis" (1872). He also contributed to periodimaintain himself in Miles Platting, in the face of existing

cals a number of works of fiction, some twenty-five novels obstacles, would entail the expulsion of the congregation and and many articles, criticisms, &c. the loss of the patronage. At the express desire of the Bishop, the Rev. Ruthven Pym, B.A., curate of Lytham | THE Atheneum says that the title of Mr. Walter Besant's parish church, has agreed to take charge of the parish. He story for the Christmas number of All the Year Round is commences his duties on Sunday next.

“Let Nothing you Dismay.” Mr. Allardyce's “ Life of Lord

Keith " is to be followed immediately by another naval · ARRANGEMENTS had been made for the Rev. Forbes Winslow,

biography. Messrs. W. H. Allen and Co. hope to issue vicar of St. Paul's, St. Leonards, to preach · last Sunday at

before Christmas a “Life of Admiral Lord Hawke," by the Melbourne Hall, Leicester, a sermon in connection with

Professor Montagu Burrows, of Oxford. The family papers the local Temperance Mission. The incumbent of the parish

have been placed at his disposal, and there will be as a in which Melbourne Hail is situated objected, and appealed

frontispiece an engraving from a picture of the Admiral in to the Bishop of the Diocese, who laid Mr. Winslow under

the possession of the family. The court-martial upon an interdict, thus preventing him from carrying out the

Admirals Byng and Keppel will receive some illustrations arrangements. The matter has caused a considerable amount

from original sources in the body of the work. Mr. W. B. of ill feeling in the district.

Richmond has resigned the Oxford Slade Professorship of the
Fine Arts. The Rev. W. Walker is preparing an extended

memoir of the Rev. John Skinner, Dean of Aberdeen and It is stated that proceedings have been initiated before the

the father of the Bishop of that name, who wrote the “ Annals congregation of rites at Rome for the canonisation of Sir

| of Scottish Episcopacy." Thomas More, the learned anthor of the “Utopia,” and the first lay Lord High Chancellor of England. Refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII. as supreme head of the Church of

The oldest naval officer on the official record, Staff England, he was tried for high treason and executed.

Commander James Charles Atkinson, died at Southampton a few days since, in the 100th year of his age. He was born

in Middlesex on the 1st of May 1783, and commenced his Ar Bombay seven members of the Salvation Army have seafaring career by entering the merchant service in 1796, in been arrested and placed upon their trial, charged with being which he remained until 1803, when he joined Her Majesty's members of an unlawful assembly, in consequence of their Navy as a volunteer. The veteran lost the sight of one eye persisting in marching in procession through the Mahomedan in 1847, and has been totally blind for the last fifteen years, quarter of Bombay, in spite of the remonstrances of the but otherwis retained all his faculties unimpaired until his police.

death.

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there among the many nobles that had become priests, and SERMONS.

the office was sung with great splendour, there was a leader of the choir called John Precenter, and he was induced to

come to England so that he might instruct the monks in By the Right lev. HERBERT VAUGHAN, D.D., Bishop of Salford, Northumbria in the Roman mode of singing the Divine office,

on Sunday, the 29th October, at St. Bede's Church, Alexandra and St. Benedict Biscop brought him over for that purpoge. Park, on the Feast of St. Bede, patron of the Church and College. St. Benedict Biscop began various monasteries. First, there

was the Monastery of St. Peter at Wearmouth. This was

commenced but a year after the birth of Bede. There was MHE feast we are keeping to-day is the feast of St. Bede, also the Monastery of St. Paul at Jarrow, built somewhat

I and he is indeed, as I think you will presently all admit, later. There churches or these monasteries were the first in a fitting patron for such a college as this, and not only for England built of stone. St. Benedict Biscop brought masons the college, but for the congregation itself. For I suppose who knew how to labour in stone, and there were also not that the college is what I may call a business college, and the only masons, but he introduced workers in glass and the art greater number of the members of the congregation are of manufacturing glass, and the windows of those two abbey persons engaged in daily work, and in business which occu- churches were filled with glass for the first time that any pies the greater part of their time. The Venerable Bede, church in England was so lighted and protected. The faith therefore, is for them also a most fitting patron. His life, as increased, and spread not only in England but abroad. Where brought down to our notice, does not contain a very large there is true faith, true zeal, it will also manifest itself in the number of incidents, but still there are some so remarkable darkness without. So that before the time of Bede Angloand so touching that they pourtray with master strokes the Saxon saints had gone from England to Friesland, Holland, character and the life of the man, and the work which he and Saxony, preaching the Gospel. One became the apostle did, and the especial fitness of his being the patron of this of Germany, establishing bishoprics, and preaching the faith college and congregation. In the year 596 St. Augustine, under the Roman Sovereign Pontiff, whose blessing he espeSt. Paulinus, and the monks of our holy father St. Gregory, cially sought, and finally laid down his life in martyrdom. landed in Britain. The country was covered with the dark- Such was the spirit filling the living Church in England ness of paganism, but in a short time those mists passed when the venerable Bede was born. When seven years old away, and with the coming, as it were with the suddenness his parents (we know not who they were) lived near Wearof a northern summer, the Catholic faith spread itself from mouth, and they took their young child to the venerable Benedict north to south, from east to west, from sea to sea, and that Biscop, and offered to place him under his charge, and begged in an exceedingly short space of time. One hundred years him to take him into the monastery, and there to train him before the birth of St. Bede the whole of England was pagan. up in the knowledge and service of God, and Benedict Biscop l'orty years before he was born, the kings of Northumbria took him, adopted him, and placed him in his monastery at were all sunk in the darkness of heathenism. The Catholic St. Peter's, Wearmouth. There the child dwelt for a year, religion had not then taken fuil possession of the country. and by that time the new monastery of St. Paul's at Jarrow, Still great progress was being made, and monasteries and some few miles distant, was ready to be opened. The venerchurches were being built in various parts of the country, as able Benedict Biscop's companion in his travels to Rome was the custom of that time of wood, cemented with clay. (Ceolfrid) was placed at the head of the monastery, and some Among the great men of that time perhaps the greatest may seventeen monks, old and young, left to establish themselves be considered to have been St. Benedict Biscop, who ruled at St. Paul's. Among them was the little boy Bede, and throughout Northumbria, whose whole life seems to have been there he dwelt, picking up from the lips of those older than summed up in a mission to spread the spirit, and I will say himself words of wisdom, and growing into his heart was the to revive the very life of St. Peter the apostle in England. grace of the Holy Ghost, while the monks day and night Five different times he undertook the formidable journey in filled the monastery with the praise of God. For five or six those days to Rome, drawn by the tender love (which over- | years Bede remained there, and 686 a terrible pestilence broke came every kind of resistance) which he had to St. Peter the out in the monastery, and the whole community was swept Apostle. The joy which he felt in kneeling at the tomb of away with the exception of Ceolfrid, the abbot, and the little St. Peter overcame every kind of resistance, and long and boy Bede, then aged fifteen. Those two survived the terrible arduous journeys were quickly accomplished, comparatively plague which must have laid low thousands of the population speaking, with the full advantage of knowing what would be round about when it so severely affected the monastery with his recompense at his journey's end. But his heart was also all its conveniences and means of sanitary arrangements. with the Anglo-Saxons over whom he ruled, and each time And we read that when all the monks were dead and buried, he went to Rome he came back with his hands laden with and there remained but the old abbot and the little boy, they benefits, and oftentimes accompanied by illustrious strangers, were to be seen walking together from the monastery into the in order to assist him in instructing the Anglo-Saxon people church day and night, and there singing together the office in the north of England. Thus we read that on one occasion of God. And it was, the historian says, with tears and he went into the great Basilica, to the Church of St. Martin, sorrow, as they remembered their dear friends their former the site of which is now occupied by one of the pillars that companions, who had been so full of promise for the future support the dome of St. Peter's. On just that site now so of the monastery, but so untimely taken away. From that occupied there stood the ancient Church of St. Martin, and / time the venerable Bede, as we learn from various indications

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