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prohibiting the meeting, and another by the leaders volutionary character. So closed the second day of of the opposition, announcing that it would not be revolutionary conflict. held. The abitrary procedure of the government Thursday the 24th saw it renewed with still more was certain to irritate the excitable Parisians, al- determined vigour. Although it was now apparent though the opposition declined to provoke a trial of that the vast assembled army would not act as the strength. But this irritation was greatly increased king had expected, yet the people did not in the by the defensive preparations of government, least abate their vigorous efforts to convert every Throughout the whole of the evening and night of street into an intrenchment and battery. And, lest Monday, an immense military force was introduced other forces ght be brought to the city, the railways into Paris, traversing its streets in all directions, were torn up, and all communication with the country taking possession of its public squares, and filling its interrupted. Conflicts took place in various parts of formidable fortifications. Before morning not less the city; and Thiers and Barrot in vain issued a than 100,000 armed men, fully equipped with all the proclamation, calling on the crowds to disperse and munitions of war, were concentrated in and around cease firing. They persevered in their revolutionary Paris. The Parisians seem to have regarded this as purpose. The Palais Royal was attacked, and about a challenge by Louis Philippe to a trial of strength 500 fell in the conflict that ensued. The palace of and courage. The muster of troops provoked the the Tuileries was the next object of assault. Louis very conflict which they were intended to overawe, Philippe abandoned the struggle, and abdicated in or crush into subjection.
favour of his grandson, the Count de Paris, a child When the morning of Tuesday the 22d dawned, and of about ten years old, the discrowned monarch showed the city in possession of a military force so seeking his rsonal safety in a hasty flight from his vast, the effect was strange and ominous. For a time fortified capital, while the triumphant populace carall was still and silent, like the stillness and silence ried his vacant throne through the streets, and which precede the thunder-storm. Ere long bands burned it at the base of the column erected to sigof young men began to parade the streets, singing nalize the previous revolution by which he had berevolutionary songs. When attempts were made to come its occupant. Cunning had been disappointed, disperse them, they retired lightly, even playfully, and force had failed; but one more attempt was made as if neither alarmed nor irritated, but immediately to engage the power of pity and sympathy in support rallied and pursued their course. The young tiger of the perishing dynasty. The widowed Duchess of had not yet tasted blood, nor been wounded, and he Orleans, clad in deep mourning, and leading the did not look very dangerous. Meanwhile the oppo- | young Count de Paris, her son, in her hand, entered sition deputies prepared an impeachment against the the Chamber of Deputies, to present to them the ministers of the crown, which Guizot, the prime youthful Prince, and to claim their protection. minister, is said to have regarded with derision. There was a tremulous thrill of temporary feeling Towards nightfall matters began to wear a more in the hearts of some at the touching scene, and serious aspect. The pavement was torn up, and bar- Odillon Barrot attempted to direct it to the advanriers erected in many of the streets; the people tage of the young prince and his mother. But the began to collect arms from the houses of the citi- revolutionary crowd forced their way into the Chamzens; and resistance was made to the military and ber, interrupted the proceedings, and demanded a the municipal guard. Blood had begun to flow, and provisional government. The unhappy Duchess hurthe fierce spirit of the Parisians was beginning to be ried away in alarm; many of the deputies also withroused. Night interrupted the actual conflict; but drew; a provisional government was named, and the the red and angry glare of the military watchfires in revolution was completed. the streets, and the incessant preparations of the people, now bent on achieving their purpose, fore
The provisional government hastened to the Hotel boded a fiercer struggle when dawning light should
de Ville, and issued the following proclamation : enable them to resume it.
“ TO THE FRENCH PEOPLE. Early on Wednesday the 23d, the struggle was re- “A retrograde Government has been overturned by the newed with increased energy and daring. It was
heroism of the people of Paris.
“This Government has fled, leaving behind it traces of blood, now a revolutionary conflict in terrible earnest.
which will for ever forbid its return. Railings were torn up for weapons, trees were eut “ The blood of the people has flowed as in July; but, happily, down, vehicles of every kind seized and overturned, it has not been shed in vain. It has secured a national and and the pavement heaped together for barricades, popular government, in accordance with the rights, the prowhile crowds of men and even women rushed through gress, and the will of this great and generous people. every thoroughfare and avenue to join the comba
“A Provisional Government, at the call of the people and tants. Yet the conflict wore a strange aspect. The
some deputies in the sitting of the 24th of February, is for the
moment invested with the care of organizing and securing the troops manifested no eagerness for the strife-avoided
national victory. It is composed of MM. Dupont (de l'Eure), the shedding of their countrymen's blood-and when Lamartine, Crémieux, Arago, Ledru Rollin, and Garnier the national guard declared in behalf of the people, Pagés. The secretaries to this government are MM. Armand, the soldiery in general changed the hostile attitude Marrast, Louis Blanc, and Ferdinand Flocon. into a military salute, and seemed prepared to sup. patriotic mission which has been imposed upon them by the
“ These citizens have not hesitated for an instant to accept port the insurrectionary movement. The King's trust
the urgency of the occasion. in the troops and the fortifications was gone. Guizot "Frenchmen! give to the world the example Paris has given appeared in the Chamber and announced the resig- to France. Prepare yourselves, by order and confidence in nation of the ministry. But this was not now enough. yourselves, for the institutions which are about to be given A spirit had been raised which was not to be so easily you: allayed. The attempt of Count Molè to form a new
“ The Provisional Government desires a Republic, pending administration failed. Thiers and Odillon Barrot ately consulted.
the ratification of the French people, who are to be immedithen undertook the task, with more probability of "Neither the people of Paris nor the Provisional Governsuccess, from their known extreme-liberal, if not re- ment desire to substitute their opinion for the opinions of the
citizens at large upon the definite form of government which ing and remaining a republic. No hostility has been the national sovereignty shall proclaim.
shown to the ambassadors of foreign powers; but, on *** L'unite de la nation, formed henceforth of all classes of the contrary, the provisional minister for foreign the people which composes it; “The government of the nation by itself;
affairs (Lamartine) has addressed a note to the Bri* Liberty, equality, and fraternity for its principles;
tish ambassador, “declaring that the new forms and “The people to devise and to maintain order ;
institutions which have been adopted by France will "Sach is the Democratic Government which France owes to make no alteration in her position in Europe; and berself, and which our efforts will secure to her.
that the French government will display the same * Such are the first acts of the Provisional Government."
loyal and sincere desire of maintaining the most ami(Signed by all the members named above.)
cable relations with all powers, who may, like France, This proclamation, together with several others of determine to respect the independence and rights of corresponding character, was announced by Lamar-nations." At the same time, Lord John Russell has tine in the following emphatic terms :
declared, “that her Majesty's government has no * Citizens !
intention whatever of interfering with the form of * The Provisional Government of the Republic has called government which the French nation may choose to apon the people to witness its gratitude for the magnificent adopt, or in any way to intermeddle with the internal national co-operation which has just accepted these new in
affairs of that nation.” So far, then, we may rejoice stitutions.
"The Provisójnal Government of the Republic has only that there is no immediate prospect of war; and some joyful intelligence to announce to the people here assembled. hope may be entertained that yet for a time that * Royalty is abolished.
dread calamity may be averted. But we cannot cast * The Republic is proclaimed.
aside our apprehensions—we cannot dispel the dark “The people will exercise their political rights.
and threatening clouds that have long been gathering, "National workshops are open for those who are without and may speedily burst, amid the reverberations of work. “The army is being re-organized. The National Guard
the thunder-peal of this third French Revolution. indissolubly unites itself witħ the people, so as to promptly Not that we expect the surrounding nations to conferestore order with the same hand that had only the preceding derate for the suppression of the new republic, and moment conquered our liberty.
the restoration of the fallen and crownless king, as " Finally, Gentlemen, the Provisional Government was in the period of the first Revolution; but because in anxious to be itself the bearer to you of the last decree it has resolved on, and signed in this memorable sitting—that is, the
almost every kingdom in Europe the elements of a abolition of the penalty of death for political matters."
similar convulsion abound, and may be startled into
sudden life and energy by what has occurred in With these proclamations the first act of this France. The slightest glance at the state of Europe strange and mighty movement closed. There had will make this apparent. been one day of mutual alarm and distrust; one day The throne of Belgium rests on no firmer basis of commencing conflict; two days of actual struggle, than did that of Louis Philippe; for both were the ending in the complete overthrow of the Orleans result of the Revolution of July 1830; and the Queen dynasty; and the two closing days of the week suf- of Belgium is the daughter of the dethroned monarch. ficed for the organization of the provisional govern- That a sympathy of the most dangerous kind must ment, and the framing of measures intended to re- exist between them cannot be doubted; and already store tranquillity, and of proclamations declaring rumour has muttered about a Belgian revolution. France a Republic. The earthquake of a week sunk That event has not yet taken place; but the slightest into sudden stillness—a stillness scarcely less aston- cause would be sufficient to rouse a convulsion which ishing than had been its sudden outburst, and its could not be suppressed. dreadful convulsions.
Sicily has already been revolutionized. Several of But how did the new-born Republic spend its first the Italian States are trembling in the struggle, which Sabbath? Not in returning thanks to Divine Pro- has begun and been allayed, begun again and been vidence for that liberty which they had been enabled again allayed, repeatedly within the last few months. to achieve; for they saw not in the revolution any The spurious liberalism of the Pope has given fresh thing but the result of their own courage and energy; encouragement to the desire which has long been felt but in military reviews and parades, in triumphant in Italy for something like civil, if not religious liprocessions to the Column of July, there to proclaim berty; so that even the Papal territories are heaving the republic; and in opening all the theatres in the with the throes of what might prove a revolutionary evening, erery one of which was densely crowded! This, convulsion. Switzerland has had an incipient contoo, was mournfully and ominously characteristic flict, of a peculiar character; and though that has of France. A scenic life of startling contrasts is the ceased at present, there are elements of a most dandelight of that most volatile and artificial people : gerous nature rife and spreading throughout that magnanimity and meanness_excessive politeness entire community. Its infidel Radicalism seerns bent and the most ferocious cruelty-lofty sentiments ex- on suppressing freedom of conscience; which is both pressed in magniloquent or terse and pointed terms, morally impossible, and the very recoil of which is and the light and frivolous badinage of mirth and certain to prove destructive to the persecutor. Could mockery--a battle and a dance-carnage and a play the Swiss Radicals succeed in crushing religious li-a revolution and a masquerade or an opera-meet berty throughout the Cantons, they would find that and mingle in horrible companionship to constitute by the same act civil liberty had been annihilated. I the sum and round of French existence.
Bavaria has had its petty revolutionary movements, It is impossible yet to take a calm survey of the one of which is scarce yet over; and nothing could formidable events, a brief outline of which we have be easier than to evoke another of a much more forattempted to trace. Tranquillity, it is said, already midable nature than any that have yet tossed up reigns in Paris. So far as information has yet reached their little tempests. Prussia is in a very unsettled Britain, it appears that all France is readily accepting condition. It can scarcely be said that the mind of the change, and delighting in the prospect of becom- Prussia_has obtained possession of any well-defined
principles of any kind, on any subject. Something | such ease and completeness, as to extinguish for ever like a political constitution has recently been granted the hope of the Parisians to disturb his power. But -enough to awaken the desire of the popular party his soldiers refused to imbrue their hands in the blood for much more, but not enough to satisfy even men of their countrymen-for which they deserve the of enlightened minds and modified opinions. Its applause of all men- -and his most trusted chiefs, Church is nominally in the enjoyment of religious even to Bugeaud of Algerine infamy, found no diffiliberty, but, in reality, completely under the power of culty, after a temporary struggle, and a brief interval the monarch. Religious opinion is in a state of com- of hesitation, in declaring their readiness to serve plete anarchy, which is mistaken for liberty; and a the new republic. The despot had increased his vain and empty, or a proud and haughty, philosophy army till it ceased to be a body isolated from the delights to set all religious belief at defiance. The community, and having no interest but that of the whole of Germany, indeed, is in a state of entire monarch whose pay it received; it had become merely chaotic confusion, so far as matters of principle are a vast assemblage of armed citizens, whose love to concerned. The recent quasi-religious movement their country and regard for its social welfare was a begun by Rongé appears to be fast sinking into infi- stronger element than their attachment to an arbi. delity, having been rather a revolt against Popish trary monarch. Other absolute sovereigns, who tyranny than an attempt to discover and defend maintain large armies, may perhaps find in due time Gospel truth and freedom.
that such armies have learned to regard it as not more Even Austria is insecure, though the government their duty to defend their country against foreign has long been a despotism so absolute as to crush the invasion than against domestic tyranny. very conception of liberty, and though the country But a darker thought arises. Louis Philippe had resembles one vast camp. Hungary is uneasy and for years been managing to support his government dissatisfied; Bohemia droops in sad and silent unrest; by every species of intrigue and corruption. Some Lombardy and all the regions contiguous to Italy and of the more glaring cases of official corruption had Switzerland are ready for an insurrectionary con- been dragged to the light, and the disclosure had fict, were it not for the presence of the vast armies filled all France with disgust and indignation. The by which those countries are garrisoned; and though possession of brilliant talents could not compensate Poland has been blotted out of the map of Europe, for the loss of public honour; and the moral degrathe Polish people exist_scattered, down-trodden, dation of the ministry was not only the forerunner, and dejected, but with hearts not wholly crushed, but one of the direct causes of its fall—in which, by and souls sad but indignant, waiting for the hour of a righteous retribution, the chief corrupter was himretribution, which they still believe will full surely self involved. The elementary causes of the Revolu
tion regard the past chiefly, though they affect also And what is the state of Britain ? Better, we the present, and may the future; for, since the mind trust, than that of any other kingdom in Europe; of the army and of the nation are one, whatever the but still such as to give much reason for profound nation may resolve and decree, the army will be anxiety. A deficient revenue, rendering increased ready to execute; and till some trust be placed in taxation almost imperatively necessary, and yet al- public and official integrity, no confidence can be remost impracticable; commerce in a state of inaction, posed in any form of government. But the darkest through the torpor of alarm caused by the recent element is yet to be specified, and it chiefly relates pecuniary crisis; and Ireland on the brink of social to the future. The heart of France has lost all consciousdissolution, caused by the fearful combination of ness of vital religion. It would have been a solemn famine, disease, murder, and insubordination. Even and sublime, as well as a most encouraging spectacle, Britain is in danger, should the influence of the re- had the young republic devoted its first Sabbath to cent revolutionary earthquake assail the basis of her sacred rest, and to the fervent worship and grateful social fabric in its present condition.
adoration of that God who stilleth the tumults of the Taking this rapid glance at the state of Europe, it people. But after a pompous Te Deum, and a profane seems impossible to avoid the conclusion, that the harangue, the Sabbath was devoted to triumphal French Revolution may lead, ere long, to a universal processions and proclamations, to exulting and lavish European war. For, should the disaffected party, in carousals, and to the glittering criminalities of theatriany one of these countries, stimulated by the success cal exhibitions. There is not, in all this, the slightof France, attempt a revolution, and either fail to est appearance of the possible existence of any prinobtain immediate success, or be able to resist imme. ciple able to govern and direct the selfish and ambidiate suppression, and to maintain the struggle, it tious passions which every revolution tends to proseems inevitable that such revolutionary party would duce and strengthen. And as it belongs to the very apply to France for help, and as certain that France nature of a republic to divide, and by dividing, alwould grant it. The present Provisional Government most to destroy, the feeling of responsibility, there is may be sincere in their declared pacific intentions; the more need for the presence of religious principle, but another brief convulsion might place a very dif- in its most powerful aspect and condition, to check ferent set of men in power, who would be ready to and govern that adverse and perilous tendency. But rush into war, as the means of securing their own of everything like true religious principle the French ascendency. That this is extremely probable may Republic as yet appears to be utterly destitute. be easily shown. One thing which has struck every Among the spoils of the Tuileries, the people found thoughtful person at first with surprise, and after a a sculptured image of Christ. They bowed before it, little reflection, with alarm, is the sudden and utterly took off their hats, and bore it solemnly to a church. unexpected outburst of the Revolution. So confident This a priest termed “carrying God to his altar.” did the French king appear to be in his long fore- We cannot regard this as a proof of anything else cast arrangements, his fortifications and his armies, than that theatrical materialism which amuses the that he seems even to have courted an attempt at fancy, but leaves the soul in spiritual deadness, and revolution, that he might crush it at once, and with the heart unchanged. The slightest impulse of a contrary nature could, with equal ease, have pro- ciating staff-who from two opposite desks gave the duced a scene exactly the reverse. So long as the responses to each other, standing side-ways to the people of France are thus utterly destitute of vital congregation. Below each reading desk there was a and spiritual religion, we cannot anticipate stability bench for the choristers, consisting of surpliced boys, to any resolution they may adopt, or any constitu- three or four in each bench. The whole service was tion they may frame. And, as the greater part of ckanted and intoned—a style of devotional utterance Europe is equally devoid of religious principle, it not unnatural in itself, and, to our taste, far from unmust be almost equally possible, especially in Popish pleasant when done in moderation and with simplicountries, for similar convulsions to arise. For this city, but carried to the extent, and conducted with reason we think it more than probable that the revo- the formality, which characterize the cathedral serlutionary movement, thus begun, will traverse and vice, and that of all the Puseyite churches and shake all Europe, ere its earthquake agitation cease. chapels, it was, to our feeling. positively sickening.
It has for several years been deeply impressed on It is hardly necessary to say that the prayers were the minds of many, that Christendom is on the very all said or sung with face to the altar and back to the verge of its last grand convulsion, previous to the people. No genuine Puseyite would ever think of destruction of Antichrist. In that singularly clear doing otherwise. During the communion service, and suggestive treatise by Fleming, on the “Rise however, a ceremony was gone through for which we and Fall of Papacy,” * the author expresses his opi- were not prepared, having seen nothing of the sort nion that the fifth vial would be poured out on the before out of the Popish Church. The incumbent seat of the Beast, beginning in 1794, and more di- having gone up to the altar-on which, by the way, rectly in 1848; in which latter year he expected that stood two huge unlighted candles, monuments at once those events would commence which would greatly of the Romish longings of the party and of their weaken Papal authority, and tend to its signal over- cowardly fear of a premature discovery of them throw and ruin. And, in connection with this idea, knelt right in front of it, and remained there in a we have felt inclined to believe that the convulsion devotional attitude, but uttering nothing audible, for would be of a revolutionary and infidel character, a few moments; after which he rose and gave place led on, or instigated, or at the least countenanced, by to one of the curates, who did the same, while Mr. Popery, overthrowing in its course every throne Bennet knelt behind him. On this curate rising, within the compass of the Roman world. The ten another took his place while he retired and seemed horns are without crowns when they are last seen to kneel behind Mr. Bennet; and thus it seemed to in the Apocalyptic vision. We would not rashly go through all the four, each retiring behind the presume to apply the recent French revolution, the other as he rose from the altar, and all at the last real character and consequences of which we are apparently kneeling in a row together. We were yet so unable to comprehend, as a confirmation not near enough to be sure that our description is of this conjecture. But it bears, at least, enough perfectly accurate; but the main features of the of such a character to render it a matter demanding ceremony were not to be mistaken. The sermon close and awakened attention, that we may under was not begun till nearly half-past twelve; but this stand its meaning as it evolves, and be prepared for is regarded rather as an advantage. On a former the issue. We will not, however, prosecute this line occasion, when the time left for the sermon was conof thought at present. Enough for us to know that siderably shorter, Mr. Bennet intimated that the the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth; and that when congregation would see how unsuitable a sermon was he shall arise to shake terribly the nations, even at all on such an occasion, and that properly it ought then, when men's hearts are failing them for fear, to be reserved to another occasion (meaning, we his own people may lift up their heads, for the day suppose, when there would not be such a press of of their redemption draweth nigh.
communicants to serve as on such a great day). And as men of Mr. Bennet's school feel preaching at any
time to be rather in their way, and would gladly A VISIT TO ST. PAUL'S, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, avail themselves of any decent excuse for jostling it
WITH SOME INFORMATION TOUCHING out or huddling it into a corner, perhaps he is taking · THE SEMI-ROMANISM “ DONE” THERE. steps towards that happy consummation, and graLast Christmas we went to St. Paul's, Knights return. Of course, he preached in his surplice; for
dually preparing his congregation for it. But to bridge, one of the most fashionable and crowded
what Puseyite would preach in a gown? His text churches in London. Having heard not a little of was that glorious prophecy of the incarnation, Isa. the way in which the service is conducted there by ix. 6: “ Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is the “ Perpetual Curate,” Mr. W.J. E. Bennet, we given.” The sermon lasted twenty minutes; of which took the opportunity of that “ high day” to judge space, how much does the reader imagine was spent for ourselves. The church_large and handsome, upon the doctrine of the incarnation? Just five minutes; though not remarkably so for a London church-is
the rest consisting of a longish introduction on the of such length, that those near the door can with heresies of the early ages against Church-doctrine in difficulty distinguish the priests at the chancel, and general, and a conclusion, considerably longer, on but imperfectly hear them. On our arrival, a few the necessity of enlarging their collection for the minutes after the service had begun, we found the poor-which, in Episcopal churches, is always made on pews nearly filled, and the three aisles crowded with Christmas-day. Even the five minutes spent upon strangers, awaiting, as we had to do, their chance of the proper subject of his text contained nothing fita seat. We were soon fortunate in this respect,
ted either to enlarge his hearers' conceptions of that though the pew into which we were politely invited | wondrous event and its bearings, or to elevate their was unpleasantly far back. In addition to the in minds under its power. As for practical application, cumbent there were three curates—the regular offi- there was not an approach to it, save when he bade
• See Fleming's Rise and Fall of the Papacy, page 54. them “ try to realize the incarnation"!
Buch was the ceremonial, and such the teaching, of Ward, and the whole tribe who have within the last this noted place; on retiring from which, two thoughts few years performed the journey from Oxford to forced themselves upon our mind, the correctness of Rome.” Nor can it be doubted that others will one which was strikingly confirmed to us not many days by one follow their steps. But there is another after.
section, who, with as intense a Tractarianism, seem First, when we thought of the crowd of apparently determined to remain where they are. Such, we interested and earnest worshippers, just dispersed, apprehend, is the Coryphæus of the system, from whom we could not help feeling that there was not a little the party bas obtained its popular name-Dr. Pusey in this sort of thing which was fitted to take with a himself; and such, we thoroughly believe, is Mr. pretty large and increasing class of Englishmen- Bennet. Approximating so nearly to Rome as to differ those who, in the middle and upper classes, are feeling from it by little more than the fact that they are out their need of religion, but have not had sufficient of its pale-differing far more from the Protestant training to know what true religion is, and would Church of which they are the sworn ministers—they scarcely relish it, perhaps, if they did. Stiff, cold yet manifest a determination to keep aloof from the High Churchism has had its day. A fox-hunting clergy one body and cling to the other. Now, knowing, as will not do, and even a worldly clergy will hardly do, we do from history, that Laud, who carried his Rofor the present day. Earnest men are getting to be manizing projects far beyond anything even attempted more in request in these earnest times. And if this in our day, peremptorily refused to join himself to can be found in connection with a semi-Roman cere. Rome, though solicited by the most splendid bribes, monial, and with a mere apology for the illuminating we can hardly doubt that there is an object at the and quickening ordinance of preaching-if men can be bottom of this policy; nor is it very difficult to confound who, in right earnest, will set themselves to jecture what it is. If they join the Church of Rome, serenade the religious feelings, and sopite the soul's they run the risk of being lost in the mass; and even anxieties, by the soft appliances which we have de- if the Church of England should “reconcile itself” scribed-we think there is every chance of at least a to the “mother and mistress of all the Churches," temporary popularity for such men, with a class of its present position, relatively to other branches of Englishmen not to be despised either for their num. the same body, would be considerably reduced, and bers or their position and influence in society. its present liberties certainly abridged. Politic and
But, secondly, this system cannot stop at its pre- knowing men cannot fail to see this; and while those sent stage of development, nor can any intelligent who are simply bent on following out their convicand hearty supporter of it, whether clerical or lay, tions, and attaining to what they deem a state of contin long satisfied with it as it is. Take its doc- piritual safety, go over, without a thought of the trine of the altar for an example. Who does not see consequences, to that body in which alone they see that the doctrine of a Real Presence—in the Romish, perfect consistency,--others, holding the same opinions, or all but Romish sense—is the true key to all the but more cool in their temperament or calculating in ceremonies that are made to point to the altar, and all their procedure, cherish the hope, that, submitting to the awe with which it is regarded? But if so, surely what they cannot help, taking meantime what they there is no room for comparison between the Romish can get, bending all their efforts to the “unprotesand the Anglican way of expressing it. If there be tantizing” of the Church, and biding their time, a God upon the altar, and this is to be expressed by they may yet see their own body sufficiently Roappropriate services, what a pitiful figure do the bald manized without the inconvenience of a junction with exhibitions of a Tractarian chapel cut in the presence Rome, and get more than all the power and the inof the gorgeous and thrilling pomp of Rome's altar. Auence which that union would ever allow them, worship? The one ceremonial, abhorrent though it without having to doff their cap to the Pope for it. be to the spiritual worshipper, whose soul is only But we must now hasten to notice the confirmation starved and cheated while his senses are wrapt, ac
which these thoughts, painfully borne in upon us by complishes the object in view, and is not unworthy the visit above described, received but a few days of a sensuous religion; the other is a mere gingerbread thereafter. We had read something in the public imitation of the same ceremonial, which its advocates prints of a secession to Rome from the ranks of Mr. would gladly, we doubt not, bring nearer to the ori. Bennet's clergy; but it was not till after this that the ginal, if they dared. What, then, must be the feeling particulars came before us in the pamphlets of which of those who have drunk deepest into the spirit of we here give the titles :this system? Why, that the thing is very incomplete,
“ Apostacy: A Sermon in reference to a late event at St. and that there must be a further development,--that the fundamental ideas on which their whole religious
Knightsbridge, preached on the 22nd Sun.
day after Trinity, 1847, by the Rer. W.J. E. Benlife turns must have some more impressive scenic expression, else it will be impossible to rest in it.
net, M.A., Perpetual Curate. Seventh edition.
Cleaver: 1847." Accordingly, there are at present two opposite tendencies in the party, not a little embarrassing to a
“ A Statement of Facts, in reply to the Rer. W.J. E. superficial observer of their movements. One section
Bennet's Sermon, in reference to a late event, &c. -undoubtedly the most ardent and single-eyed
By Alexander Chirol, B. A. Ninth edition. Burns: finding it hopeless to expect a doctrinal adoption and
1847." ceremonial expression of the whole circle of Romish “Conversion: A Letter to Mr. Alexander Chirol, and his ideas” in the English Church, while separated from family, on their happy admission to the Communion Rome, have acted the part of honest men, by joining
of the Holy Catholic Church, and on some publications themselves openly to the Roman apostacy, to which in
to which it has given rise. BY THE Right Rev. N. deed they in heart already belonged, but in the bosom of WISEMAN, D.D., Bishop of Melipotamus. Fifth which they may some day find themselves“ encircled”
edition. Burns: 1848." by a few more ideas” than they had previously cal. “Strictures on a Sermon entitled 'Apostacy,' &c. By culated on. Such are Newman, Perceval, Faber, Oakley, Caustic. Saunders: 1847.”