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Darvell supported hiinself, in a half-reclining posture, « Why?» with great difficulty. He asked for water. I had some « You will see. » doubts of our being able to find any, and prepared to go « The ninth day of the month, you say ?” in search of it with hesitating despondency-but be « The ninth.» desired me to remain; and turning to Suleiman, our As I observed that the present was the ninth day of the janizary, who stood by us smoking with great tranquil. month, bis countenance changed, and be paused. As he lity, he said, « Suleiman, verbana su,» (i. e. bring some sate, evidently becoming more feeble, a stork, with a water,) and went on describing the spot where it was to snake in her beak, perched upon a tombstone near us ; be found with great minuteness, at a small well for and, without devouring her prey, appeared to be stedcamels, a few hundred yards to the right: the janizary fastly regarding us. I know not what impelled me to obeyed. I said to Darvell, « How did you know this ?» | drive it away, but the attempt was useless; she made a - He replied, « From our situation; you must perceive few circles in the air, and returned exactly to the same that this place was once inhabited, and could not have spot. Darvell pointed to it, and smiled : he spoke-1 been so without springs : I have also been here before.» | know not whether to biinself or to me--but the words

« You have been here before!-How came you never were only, « 'T is well!» to mention this to me and what could you be doing in « What is well? what do you mean ?» a place where no one would reinain a moment longer « No matter : you must bury me here this evening, than they could help it?»

and exactly where that bird is now perched. You know To this question I received no answer. In the mean- the rest of my injunctions.» time, Suleiman returned with the water, leaving the ser- Ile then proceeded to give me several directions as to rugee and the horses at the fountain. The quenching of the manner in which leis death might be best concealed. his thirst bad the appearance of reviving him for a mo- After these were finished, he exclaimed, « You perceive ment; and I conceived hopes of his being able to pro- that bird ? » ceed, or at least to return, and I urged the attempt. He Certainly.» was silent-and appeared to be collecting his spirits for « And the serpent writhing in her beak ?» an effort to speak. He began.

« Doubtless : There is nothing uncommon in it; it is « This is the end of my journey, and of my life-1 her natural prey. But it is odd that she does not devour came here to die: but I have a request lo make, a command--for such my last words must be. — You will He smiled in a ghastly manner, and said, faintly, « li observe it!»

is not yet time !» As he spoke, the stork flew away. « Most certainly; but have better hopes.»

My eyes followed it for a moment; it could hardly be « I have no hopes, nor wishes, but this conceal my longer than ten might be counted. I felt Darvell's death from every human being.”

weight, as it were, increase upon my shoulder, and, « I hope there will be no occasion; that you will returning to look upon his face, perceived that he was cover, and -->

dead! « Peace! it must be so : promise this.»

I was shocked with the sudden certainty which could «I do.

not be mistaken-his countenance in a few minutes « Swear it by all that»--He here dictated an oatla became nearly black. I should have attributed so rapid of great solemnity.

a change to poison, had I not been aware that he had « There is no occasion for this-I will observe your no opportunity of receiving it uuperceived. The day request ;-and to doubt me is-->

was declining, the body was rapidly altering, and « It cannot be helped, -you must swear. »

nothing remained but to fulfil his request. With the I took the oath : it appeared to relieve him. He re- aid of Suleiman's ataghan and my own sabre, we scooped moved a seal-ring from his finger, on which were some a shallow grave upon the spot which Darvell had indiArabic characters, and presented it to me. He pro- cated: the earth easily gave way, having already received ceeded

some Mahometan tenant. We dug as deeply as the « On the ninth day of the month, at noon precisely time permitted us, and throwing the dry earth upon all (what month you please, but this must be the day), you that remained of the singular being so lately departed, must fling this ring into the salt springs which run into we cut a few sods of greener turf from the less withered the Bay of Eleusis : the day after, at the same hour, you soil around us, and laid them upon his sepulchre. must repair to the ruins of the temple of Ceres, and Between astonislıment and grief, I was tearless. wait one hour.»

Parliamentary Speeches.

DEBATE ON THE FRAJE-WORK BILL, IN TUE HOUSE My Lords—The subject pow submitted to your lordOF LORDS, FEBRUARY 27, 1812.

ships for the first time, though new to the House, is by

no means new to the country. I believe it had occuThe order of the day for the second reading of this pied the serious thoughts of all descriptions of persons, bill being read.

long before its introduction to the notice of that legisLORD BYRON rose, and (for the first time) addressed Jature, whose interference alope could be of real sertheir lordships, as follows:

vice. As a person in some degree connected with the

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suffering county, though a stranger not ouly 10 this chinery, in that state of our commerce which the counllouse in general, but to almost every individual whose try once boasted, might have been beneficial to the attention I presume to solicit, I must claim some por- master willeout being detrimental to the servant; yet tion of your lorid-hips' indulgence whilst I offer a few in the present situation of our manufactures, rotting in observations on a question in which I confess myself warehouses, without a prospect of exportation, with deeply interested.

the demand for work aod workmeu equally diminished, To enter into any detail of the riots would be super- frames of this description tend materially to aggravate fluous : the House is already aware that every outrage the distress and discontent of the disappointed sufferers. short of actual bloodshed has been perpetrated, and But the real cause of these distress's and consequent that the proprietors of the frames obnoxious to the disturbances lies deeper. When we are told that these rioters, and all perso:is supposed 10 be connected men are leagued together, not only for the destruction with them, have been liable to insult and violence of their own comfort, but of their very means of subDuring the short time I recently passed in Nottingham-sistence, can we forget tha: il is the biller policy, the shire, not twelve lours elapsed will out some fresh act destructive warfare of the last eighteen years, which of violence; and on the day I left the county, I was in has destroyed their comfort, your comfort, all men's formed that forty frames had been broken the preceding comfort? that policy whiclo, originating with a great evening, -as usual, without resistance and without de- statesmen now no more,» has survived the dead to betection.

come a curse on the living, unto the third and fourth Sueli was then the state of that county, and such I generation ! These meo dever destroyed their looms have reason to believe it to be at this moment. But still they were become useless, worse than useless; till! whilst these outrages must be admitted to exist to an they were become actual impediments to their exertions alarming extent, it cannot be denied that they have in obtaining Wrir daily bread. Can you, theo, wonder arisen from circumstances of the most unparalleled ibar, in umes like these, when bankruptcy, convicia) distress, The perseverance of these niserable men in fraud, and imputed felony, are found in a station poi their proceedings, tends to prove that nothing but abso- far beneath that of your lord ships, the lowest, though lute want could have driven a large, and once honest once inost useful portion of the people, should forget and industrious, body of lloc prople, into the commission their cury in their distresses, and become only les of excesses so hazardous to themselves, their families, Builty than one of their representatives? But while the and the community. At the time to which I allude, exalted offender can tind means to battle the law, Dex | the towu and countey were burtlessed with largc detach- capital punishments must be devised, new shares of ments of the inilitary; the police was in motion; the death must be spread for the wretched mechanic, who magistrates assembled; yet all the movements, civil and is famished into guilt. These men were willing to die, military, had led 10-nothing. Not a single instance but the spade was in other hands : tey were not had occurred of the apprehension of any real delinquent ashamed to beg, but there was none to relieve them : actually taken in the faci, against whom there existed their oun means of subsistence were cut off, all other legal evidence sufficient for conviction. But the police, employments pre-occupied, and their excesses, however however useless, were by no means idle: several noto- to be deplored and condemned, can hardly be subject of rious delinquents had been detected; men, liable to surprise. conviction, on the clearest evidence, of the capital crime Juras been stated, that the persons in the temporary of poverty; men who lud been nefariously guilty of possession of frames connive at their destructiou; if lawfully begetling several children, wliom, thanks to this be proved upon inquiry, it were necessary that such the times! they were unable to maintain. Considerable material accessories to the crime should be principal injury has been done to the proprietors of the improved in the punishment. But I did hope, that any measure frames. These machines were to them an advantage, proposed by bis majesty's government, for your lontinasmuch as they superseded the necessity of employing ships' decision, would have had couciliation for its basis a number of workinen, who were left in consequence or, if that were hopeless, that some previous inquiry, 10 starve. By the adoption of one species of frame in soine deliberation would have been deemed requisie, particular, one man performed the work of many, and not that we should have been called at once with the supertluous labourers were thrown out of employ out exanimation, and without cause, to pass sentences ment. Yet it is to be observed, that the work thus by wholesale, and sign death-warranis blindfold. But executed was inferior in quality; not murkctable at admitting that these men had no cause of complaint, bome, and merely burricel over with a view to exporta- that the grievances of them and their employers were tion. It was called, in the cant of the trade, by the like groundless; that they deserved the worst; what name of << spider - work.» The rejected workmen, in inefliciency, what imbecility has been cvinced in the the blindness of their ignorince, instead of rejoicing at method chosen to reduce them! Why were the military

these improvements in arts so beneficial to mankind, called out to be made a mockery of, if they were to be | conceived themselves to be sacrificed to improvements called out at all? As far as the difference of seasoos I in mechanism. In the foolishness of their hearts they would permis, they have merely parodied the summer

imagined, that the maintenance and well-loing of the campaign of Major Stur con; and, indeed, the whole industrious poor were objects of router consequence proceedings, civil and military, seemed on the model of than the enrichment of a few in lividuals by any im-libose of the Mayor and Corporation of Garratt. -Sach provement, in the implements of trade, which threw marchings and counter-marchings! from Norrioghain the workmen out of cinployment, and rendered the lo Bullwell, from Bull well to Banford, from Banfond to labourer unworthy of his lure. And it must be con- Manstield' and when at length the detachments arrived

fissoil, wat although ther adoption of the colarged ma- al their destivations, in all the pride, pomp, and ciri

curastance of glorious war,» they came just in time to sucl objects demand it. I have traversed the seat of witness the mischief which had been done, and ascertain war in the Peninsula, I have been in some of the most the escape of the perpetrators; to collect the " spolia oppressed provinces of Turkey, but never under the opiman in the fragments of broken frames, aod return most despotic of infidel governments did I belold to their quarters amidst the derision of old women, and such squalid wretchedness as I have seen since my rethe bootings of children. Now, though in a free country, turn, in the very licart of a Christian country. And it were to be wished, that our military should never be too what are your remedies ? After months of inaction, formidable, at least to ourselves, I cannot see the policy of and months of action worse than inactivity, at length placing them in situations where they can only be made comes forth the grand specific, the never-failing nosridiculous. As the sword is the worst argument that can be trum of all state-physicians, from the days of Draco to used, so should it be the last. In this instance it has the present time. After feeling the pulse and shaking been the first; but providentially as yet only in the the head over the patient, prescribing the usual course scabbard. The present measure will, indeed, pluck it of warm water and bleeding, the warm water of your from the sheath; yet had proper meetings been held in maukish police, and the lancets of your military, these the earlier stages of these riots, -had the grievances of convulsions must terminate in death, the sure conthese men and their masters (for they also had their summation of the prescriptions of all political Sangragrievances) been fairly weighed and justly examined, Idos. Setting aside the palpable injustice, and the do think that means might have been devised to restore certain inefficiency of the bill, are there not capital these workmen to their avocations, and tranquillity to punishments sufficient in your statutes ? Is there not the county.

At present the county suffers from the blood enough upon your penal code, that more must be double intliction of an idle military and a starving poured forth to ascend to Heaven and testify against population. In what state of apathy have we been you? How will you carry the bill into effect? Can plunged so long, that now for the first time the House you commit a whole county to their own prison ? hias been officially apprised of these disturbances! All Will you erect a gibbet in every field, and hang up men this has been transacting within 130 miles of London, like scarecrows? or will you proceed (as you must to and yet we, « good easy men, have deemed full sure bring this measure into effect) by decimation ? place our greatness was a-ripening,» and bave sat down to the country under martial law? depopulate and lay enjoy our foreign triumphs in the midst of domestic waste all around you ? and restore Sherwood Forest calamily. But all the cities you have taken, all the as an acceptable gift to the crown, in its former condiarmies which have retreated before your leaders, are tion of a royal chase and an asylum for outlaws ? Are but paltry subjects of self-congratulation, if your land these the remedies for a starving and desperate popudivides against itself, and your dragoons and your

lace? Will the famished wretch who has braved your executioners inust be let loose against your fellow-citi bayonets be appalled by your gibbets? When death zens.—You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, is a relief, and the only relief it appears that you will and ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to afford him, will be be dragooned into tranquillity? quiet the « Bellua multorum capitum» is to lop off a Will that which could not be effected by your grena. few of its supertluous beads. But even a mob may siers be accomplished by your executioners! If you be better reduced to reason by a niixture of concilia- proceed by the forms of law, where is your evidence ? tion and firmaess, than by additional irritation and re- Those who have refused to impeacha ibeir accomplices, doubled penalties. Are we aware of our obligations when transportation only was the punishment, will to a mob! It is the mob thai labour in your fields, and hardly be tempted to witness against them when death serve in your houses,--that man your navy, and recruit is the penalty. With all due deference to the noble your army,—that have enabled you to defy all the lords opposite, I think a little investigation, soine preworld, and can also defy you when neglect and ca- vious inquiry, would induce even them to change their lamity have drives them to despair. You may call the purpose. That most favourite state measure, so marpeople a mob; but do not forget, that a mob too often vellously efticacious in many and recept instances, speaks the sentiments of the people. And here temporising, would not be without its advantages in must remark, with what alacrity you are accustomed this. Wben a proposal is made to emancipate or reto tly to the succour of your distressed allies, leaving lieve, you besitate, you deliberate for years, you tempothe distressed of your own country to the care of Pro- rize and uamper with the minds of men ; but a deathvidence or—the parish. When the Portuguese suffered bill must be passed off hand, without a thought of the under the retreat of the French, every arm was stretch consequences. Sure I am, from what I have heard, ed out, every hand was opened, from the rich man's and from what I have seen, that to pass the Bill largess to the widow's mile, all was bestowed to enable under all the existing circumstances without inquiry, them to rebuild their villages and replenish their gra without deliberation, would only be to add injustice Daries. And at this moment, wiren thousands of mis- to irritation, and barbarily 10 Deglect. The framers guided but most unfortunate fellow-countrymen are of such a Bill must be content to inherit the honours struggling with the extremes of hardships an hunger, of that Athenian law giver, whose edicts were said as your charity begau abroad it should end at home. to be written not in ink but in blood.

But suppose A much less sum, a tithe of the bounty bestowed ou it passed; suppose one of these men, as I have secu l'ortugal, even if those meo (which I cannot admit them,-meagre with famine, sullen with despair, carewithout inquiry) could not have been restored to their less of a life which your Lordships are perhaps about employments, would have reudered unnecessary the to value at somcilıing less than the price of a stockingtender mercies of the bayonet and the gibbet. But frame-suppose this man surrounded by the chilJoubiless our friends have too many foreign claims to dreo for whom he is unable to procure bread at adınit a prospect of domestic relief; though never did the hazard of his existence, about to be torn for ever

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from a family which he lately supported in peaceful in- The interval of a century has not weakeed the force dustry, and which it is not his fault that he can no of the remark. It is indeed time that we should leave longer so support-suppose this man, and there are off these petty cavils ou frivolous points, these Lilliten thousand such from whom you may select your putian sophistries, whether our « eyes are best broken victims, drauged into court, to be tried for this new at the broad or narrow end.» offence by this new law; still, there are two things The opponents of the Catholics may be divided into wanting to convict and condemo him; and these are, two classes ; those who assert that the Catholics have in my opinion,-iwelve Butchers for a Jury, and a Jef. 100 mucli already, and those who allege that the loser feries for a Judye!

orders, at least, have nothing more to reqnire. We are told by the former, that the Catholics dever will be

contented: by the latter, that they are already too happy. DEBATE ON THE EARL OF DONOUGUMORE'S The last paradox is sufficiently refuted by the present,

MOTION FOR A COMMITTEE ON TUE ROMAN | as by all past peritions; it might as well be said, that CATUOLIC CLAIMS, APRIL 21, 1812.

the negroes did not desire to be emancipated, but this My Lords—The question before the llouse has been livered them out of the house of bondage without any

is an unfortunate comparison, for you have already deso frequently, fully, and ably discussed, and never

petition on their part, but many from their task-masters perhaps more ably than on this night, that it would

to a contrary effect; and for myself, when I consider be difficult to adduce new arguments for or against it. this, I pity ihe Catholic peasantry for not having the But will each discussion dificulties have been remov-good fortune to be born black.

But the Catholies are ed, objections have been canvassed and refuted, and some contented, or at least ought to be, as we are told : I shall of the former opponents of Catholie Emancipation have therefore proceed to touch on a few of those circumat length conceded to the expediency of relieving the stances which so marvellously contribute to their espetitioners. In conceding thus much, however, a new

cceding contentment. They are not allowed the free objection is started; it is not the time, say they, or it is exercise of their religion in the regular army; the Caan improper time, or there is time enouglı yer. In some tholic soldier cannot absent himself from the service of degree I concur wille those who say it is not the time the Protestant clergyman, aud, unless he is quartered in exactly; that time is passed; better had it been for Ireland, or in Spain, where can he find eligible opporthe country, that the Catholics possessed at this moment

tunities of attending his own? their proportion of our privileges, that their uobles (tholic chaplains to the Irish militia regiments was con

The permission of Caheld their due weight in our councils, than that we

ceded as a special favour, and not till after years

of should be assembled to discuss their clairns. It had in

remonstrance, although an act, passed in 1793, estadeed been better

blished it as a right. But are the Catholics properly Non tempore tali

protected in Ireland? Can the Church purchase a rood Cogere concilium cum muros obsidet bostis.

of land whereon to erect a chapel? No; all the places The enemy is without, and distress withio. It is too late of worship are built on leases of trust or sufferance from to cavil on doctrinal points, wlien we must unite in de the daily, easily broken and often betrayed. The moment fence of things more important than ile mere ceremo- any irregular wish, any casual caprice of the benevolent nies of religion. It is indeed singular, that we are called landlord meets with opposition, the doors are barred together to deliberate, not on the God we adore, for in against the congregation. This has happened continually: that we are agreed; not about the king we obey, for to but in no instance more glaringly, than at the town of him we are loval; but how far a difference in the ce- Newtown-Barry, in the county of Wexford. The Catholics, remonials of worship, low for believing, not too little, enjoying no regular chapel, as a temporary expedicet, but too much (the worst that can be imputed to the brired two barns, which, being thrown into one, served Catholics), how far too much devotion to their God, may for public worship. At this time, there was quartered incapacitate our fellow-subjects from effcctually serving opposite to the spot an officer, whose mind appears to ! their king.

Juve been deeply imbued with those prejudices which Much has been said, within and without doors, of the l'rotestant petitions, now on the table, prove to Church and State, and although those vencrable words ve been fortunately eradicated from the more rational have been too often prostituted to the most despica- portion of the people; and when the Catholics were ble of party purposes, we cannot hear them too often : assembled on the Sabbuh as usual, in peace anxi goodall, I presume, are the advocates of Church and State, will towards men, for the worship of their God and the Church of Christ, and the State of Great Britain ; yours, they found the chapel door closed, and were but not a state of exclusion and despotism, vot an in- told that if they did not immediately retire and they tolerant church, not a church militant, which renders were told this by a yeoman officer and a magistrate), itself liable to the very objection urged against the the riot act should be read, and the assembly dispersed Romnisl communion, and in a greater degree, for the at the point of the bayonet! This was complained of to Catbolic merely withholds its spiritual benediction the middle-man of government, the Secretary at the

and even that is doubtfuld; bout our church, or rather Casue in ido6, and the answer was (in lieu of redress', our churchimen, not only refuse to the Catholic their that he would cause a letter to be written to the colonel, Spiritual grace, but all temporal blessings wliatsoever. 10 preveut, if possible, the recurrence of similar disJt was am observatiou of the great Lord Peterborough, turbances. Upon this fact, no very great stress need be made within these walls, or within the walls where the laid; Lutit tends to prove that while the Catholic church Lord, iben assenbleu, that he was for a « parliamentary dus vol power to purchase laud for its chapel to stanu king and it parlimentary constitution, but not

the laws for its protection are of no avail. In the purliamentary God and parliamentary religion.» mantime, the Catholics are at the mercy of every

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« pelting petty officer,» who may chuse to play liis a fan. must be paid for and accounted upon oath. It is true, lastic tricks before high heaven,» to insult his God, and this economy in miniature cannot be sufficiently cominjure his fellow-creatures.

mended, particularly at a time when only the insect Every school-boy, any foot-boy (sucli have held com- defaulters of the Treasury, your Hunts and your missions in our service), any foot-boy who can exchange Chinnerys, when only these « gilded bugs» can escape his shoulder-knot for an epaulet, may perform all this the microscopic eye of ministers. But when you come and more against the Catholic, by virtue of that very forward, session after session, as your paltry pittance is authority delegated to him by luis sovereign, for the wrung from you with wrangling and reluctance, to express purpose of defending his fellow-subjects to the boast of your liberality, well might the Catholic exclaim, last drop of his blood, without discrimination or dis- in the words of Prior,tinction between Catholic and Protestant. Have the Irish Catholics the full benefit of trial by

To Jobs I owe some obligation, jury? They have not; they never can have, until they

But Joho uoluckily thinks fit

To poblish it to all the nation, are permitted to share the privilege of serving as she

So Joha and I are more than qult. riffs and under-sheriffs. Of this a striking exainple occurred at the last Enniskillen assizes. A yeoman was Some persons have compared the Catholics to the arraigned for the murder of a Catholic pamed Mac- beggar io Gil Blas. Who made them beggars? Who are vournagh : three respectable uncontradicted witnesses coriched with the spoils of their ancestors? And cannot deposed that they saw the prisoner load, take aim, fire you relieve the beggar, when your fathers have made at, and kill the said Macvournagh. This was properly him such? If you are disposed to relieve him at all, commented on by the judge ; but, to the astonishment cannot you do it without flinging your farthings in his of the bar, and indiguation of the court, the Protestant face? As a contrast, however, to this beggarly benejury acquitted the accused. So glaring was the partia-volence, let us look at the Protestant Charter Schools; lity, that Mr Justice Osborne felt it bis duty to bind to them you have lately granted 41,000l. : thus are they over the acquilted, but not absolved assassin, ip large supported, and how are they recruited ? Montesquieu recognizances : thus for a time taking away his license observes, on the English constitution, that the model to kill Catholics.

may be found in Tacitus, where the historian describes Are the very laws passed in their favour observed the policy of the Germans, and adds, « this beautiful They are rendered nugatory, in trivial as in serious cases. system was taken from the woods ; » so in speaking of By a late act, Catholic chaplains are permitted in jails, the charter schools, it may be observed, that this beaubut in Fermanagh county the grand jury lately persisted tiful system was taken from the gypsies. These schools in presenting a suspended clergyman for the oftice: are recruited in the same manner as the Javizaries at thereby evading the statue, notwithstanding the most the time of their enrolment under Amurath, and the pressing remonstrances of a most respectable magistrate, Gypsies of the present day, with stolen children, with named Fletcher, to the contrary. Such is law, such is children decoyed and kidnapped from their Catholic justice, for the happy, free, contented Catholic! connexions by their rich and powerful Protestant peigli

It has been asked in another place, why do not the bours: this is notorious, and one instance may suftice rich Catholics endow foundations for the education of to show in what manner. The sister of a Mr Carthy (a the priesthood ? Why do you not permit them to do so ? Catholie gentleman of very considerable property) died, Why are all such bequests subject to the interference, leaving two girls, who were immediately marked out as the vexatious, arbitrary, peculating interference of the proselytes, and conveyed to the charter-school of CoolOrange commissioners for charitable donations? greny. Their uncle, on being apprised of the fact, which

As to Maynooth College, in no instance, except at the took place during his absence, applied for the restitution time of its foundation, when a noble Lord (Camden), at of his nieces, offering to settle an independence on the head of the Irish administration, did appear to in-Wiese relations; his request was refused, and not till terest himself in its advancement; and during the go- after five years' struggle, and the interference of very vernment of a noble Duke (Bedford), who, like lis high authority, could this Catholic gentleman obtain ancestors, has ever been the friend of freedom and back his nearest of kindred from a charity charter mankind, and who has not so far adopted the sel6> school. In this manner are proselytes obtained, and policy of the day as to exclude the Catholics from the mingled with the offspring of such Protestants as may number of his fellow-creatures; with these exceptious, avail themselves of the ins:ilution. And how are they in no instance bas that institution been properly encou- taught? A catechism is put into their hands consisting raged. There was indeed a time when the Catholic of, I believe, forty-five pages, in which are three quesclergy were conciliated, while the Union was pendiug, tions relative to the Protestant religion; one of these that union which could not be carried without them, queries is, « Where was the Protestant religion before while their assistance was requisite in procuring ad- Luther?» Answer, «In the Gospel., The remaining dresses from the Catholic counties; then they were forty-four pages and a half regard the damnable idocajoled and caressed, feared and thattered, and given to latry of Papists! understand that the Union would do every thing ; » Allow me to ask our spiritual pastors and masters, is but, the moment it was passed, they were driven back this training up a child in the way which he should go ? with contempt into their former obscurity.

Is this the religion of the gospel before the time of In the conduct pursued towards Maynooth College, Luther ? that religion which preaches « Peace on earth, every thing is done to irritate and perplex-every thing and glory to God?» Is it bringing up infants to be men is done to efface the slightest impression of gratitude or devils ? Better would it be to send them any where from the Catholic mind; the very hay made upon the than tcach them such doctrines; better send them to lawn, the fat and tallow of the beef and mutton allowed, thosc islands in the South Seas, where they might more

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