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- BELLARMINE.

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zealously defend them against all opposers: | in 1775. "The duty of a clergyman,' says
he may think justly concerning the incar- | he, 'was very seldom required of me. One
nation of our Lord, concerning the ever day, however, when I met my naval com-
blessed Trinity, and every other doctrine, mander in a street of Portsmouth, and
contained in the oracles of God: he may payed my respects to him, he proposed that
assent to all the three Creeds; that called I should do duty on the ensuing Sunday,
the Apostles, the Nicene, and the Athana- on board. I replied, it was my wish to re-
sian: and yet it is possible he may have no ceive such a command more frequently.
religion at all, no more than a Jew, Turk, | At all events, replied he, I think it is right
or Pagan. He may be almost as orthodox, that these things should be done some-
as the devil; though indeed, not altogether. times, as long as Christianity is on foot.”".
For every man errs in something ; whereas Memoirs, vol. 1, p. 457.
we cannot well conceive him to hold any
erroneous opinion, and may, all the while,
be as great a stranger as he to the religion
of the heart.”-SOUTH, vol. 7, p. 92.

[St. Patrick and the Spirit.]
“ St. PATRICK used to hear the Spirit

praying in his own inside. Hear him in [Christian Intercession.]

what are said to be his own words : Aliâ 1676, April 14. “The Church met at the nocte, nescio, Deus scit, in me, an juxta me,

verbis peritissimis audiebam quosdam ex spipastor's house at Tallentyre, where some hours were spent in prayer for the Churches

ritu psallentes intra me, et nesciebam qui esof Christ in New England, upon the ac

sent quos ego audivi et non potui intelligere, count of the nation setting upon

them.

nisi ad postremum orationis sic affatus est ; Lord hear the petitions made for them, lavi. Et iterum audivi in me ipsum orantem;

qui dedit pro te animam suam. Et sic evigiand be thou their protector and defender.

et erat quasi intra corpus meum, et audivi Amen. June 9. “ The Church had a day of super me, hoc est, super interiorem hominem,

et ibi fortiter orabat cum gemitibus. Et inter prayer for the afflicted people of God in

hæc stupebam, et admirabar, et cogitabam, New England, warred upon by the Indians.

quis esset qui oraret in me? sed ad postreSept. 22. “A day of thanksgiving was

mum orationis dixit, se esse Spiritum; et rekept according to appointment. The same

cordatus sum Apostoli dicentes, Spiritus adday there was an account given of God's appearing for his poor people in New Eng. Tessio S. PATRICII de Vitâ et Conversatione

juvat infirmitatem orationis nostræ.”—Conland according to their request, June 9th

sua. Acta Sanctorum, Martii, tom. 2, p. before. Blessed be the Lord, who is a God

535.
hearing prayer. Lord compleat this de-
liverance of thy people in that part of the
earth.” Amen.-MSS. Extracts from a Re-
cord of the Church gathered in and about

[Fides Catholica.]
Cockermouth.

BELLARMINE in his 4th book and 5th chapter De Pontifice Romano, has this monstrous passage,

« that if the Pope should [Natal Chaplain.]

through error or mistake command vices

and prohibit virtues, the Church would be " PERCEVAL STOCKDALE through Gar- bound in conscience to believe vice to be rick's interest was appointed chaplain to good and virtue evil.” I shall give you the the Resolution 74, Capt. Sir Chaloner Ogle | whole passage in his own words to a tittle :

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SOUTH - - SIR THOMAS MORE - SCOTT.

· Fides Catholica ducet omnem virtutem esse babelynge of theyr dyspycyons, buyldynge Bonam, omne vitium esse Malum. Si autem all uppon reason, which rather gyveth blynderraret Papa, præcipiendo vitia vel prohi- nesse than any lyght. For man, he sayd, bendo virtutes, teneretur Ecclesia credere vi- had noo lyght, but of holy scrypture. And tia esse Bona, et virtutes Malas nisi vellet | therefore, he sayd, that besyde the Latyn contra conscientiam peccare. Good God! tonge, he had ben (whiche I moche comthat any thing that wears the name of a mende) studyouse in holy scrypture, whiche Christian, or but of a man, should venture was, he sayd, lernynge ynough for a crysten to run such a villanous, impudent and man, with whiche the appostles helde themblasphemous assertion in the face of the selfe contente.”—ff. 5. Rastell's edition. world, as this ! Did Christ himself ever assume such a power, as to alter the morality of actions, and to transform vice into vir

[Anticks in the Pulpit.] tue, and virtue into vice by his bare word ? Certainly never did a grosser paradox, or

“WELL, who's for Aldermanbury ? You a wickeder sentence drop from the mouth would think a phenix preached there, but or pen of any mortal man, since reason or

the birds will flock after an owl as fast: religion had any being in the world. And and a foot-ball in cold weather is as much I must confess I have often with great followed as Calama by all his rampant dogamazement wondered how it could possibly day zealots. But 'tis worth the crouding to come from a person of so great a reputa- hear the baboon expound like the ape tion both for learning and virtue too, as the taught to play on the cittern. You would world allows Bellarmine to have been. But think the church as well as religion, were when men give themselves over to the de- inversed, and the anticks which were used fence of wicked interests and false proposi- to be without were removed into the pulpit. tions, it is just with God to smite the great- Yet these apish tricks must be the motions est abilities with the greatest infatuations." of the spirit, his whimsie-meagrim must be -South's Sermons, vol. 2, p. 441.

an ecstasie, and Dr. G. his palsey make him the father of the sanctified shakers. Thus, among Turks, dizziness is a divine trance;

changlings and idiots are the chiefest saints; [Sir Thomas More and Study.]

and 'tis the greatest sign of revelation to be Sir Thomas More describing the person out of one's wits. with whom he held his Dialogues, “ touch- “Instead of a dumb-shew, enter the seryng the pestylent secte of Luther and Tyn- mon dawbers. O what a gracious sight is dale, by the tone bygone in Saxony, and by a silver ink-horn. How blessed a gift is it the tother laboryd to be brought in to Eng- to write short hand! what necessary impleland," says, “enquyring of hym to what fa- ments for a saint are cotton wool and blotculte he had most gyven his study, I under- ting paper. These dablers turn the church stode hym to have gyven dylygence to the into a scrivener's shop. A country fellow Latyn tonge: as for other facultyes he last term mistook it for the Six Clerks sought not of. For he told me meryly that Office. The parson looks like an offender Logycke he rekened but bablynge, musyke upon the scaffold, and they penning his to serve for syngers. Arythmetryche mete confession, or a spirit conjured up by their for marchauntes, Geometry for masons, As- uncouth characters. By his cloak you would tronomy good for no man; and as for Phy- take him for the prologue to a play; but losophy, the most vanyte of all ; and that it his sermon, by the length of it, should be a and Logycke had lost all good dyvynyte taylor's bill; and what treats it of but such with the subteltyes of theyr questyons and buckram, fustion stuff? What a desperate

HERRERA — FATHER CRESSY

CORTES.

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green-sickness is the land fallen into, thus pass their hands over them. When the to doat on coals and dirt, and such rub- | Spaniards laughed at this, they stopt their bish divinity! must the French cook our allowance of food, and an old Indian said to sermons too! and are frogs, fungos, and Cabeza de Vaca, that he spake like one who toadstools the chiefest dish in a spiritual | lacked understanding when he said that collation ? Strange Israelites ! that cannot such mode of curing were no avail. Stones, distinguish betwixt mildew and manna. said he, and other things which we find in Certainly in the brightest sunshine of the the field have a virtue in them; my way of Gospel clouds are the best guides; and healing is to lay a hot stone upon the stowoodcocks are the only birds of Paradise. mach: and surely there is in man greater I wonder how the ignorant rabbies should power and virtue than in things insensible. differ so much, since most of their libraries This argument, and the cogent measure of consist only of a concordance. The wise witholding food induced him to try what men's star doubtless was an ignis fatuus in the sign of the Cross would do, with a Pater a church-yard ; and it was some such will Noster and an Ave Maria."-HERRERA, o'th' whisp steered prophetical saltmarsh, vol. 4, p. 5. when riding post to heaven, he lost his way in so much of revelation as not to be understood; like the musick of the spheres, [Question of Canonical Ordination.] which never was heard.”The Loyal Sati

FATHER CRESSY observes here that “some rist, or Hudibras in Prose. Scott's Somers' Protestant controvertists do unreasonably Tracts, vol. 7, p. 68.

collect from hence that the Britons before St. Gregory's time did not in their ordina

tions conform themselves to the Roman [Incomplete Sign of the Cross.]

Church, and endeavours to prove that they “In the original Solemn League and Co- | did conform from this very legend. But to venant which is now in the British Mu- prove this he affirms that the defects in St. seum, there are abundance of marksmen, Kentigern's ordination when he afterwards who from their abhorrence of popery, leave called them to mind, caused great unquietthe cross unfinished and sign in the shape ness and remorse in him, (p. 247.) And of a T.”-Nic. and Burns' Hist. of Cumber- he overlooks a question which the Bollandland.

ists ask in a note, si toties Romam profectus

est St. Kentigernus, cur demum de suâ ordina[Queen of the Angels.]

tione interpellavit S. Gregorium.” Fr. Alonso PEREZ SERAPHINO wrote a poem with this odd title. “ The Complaints of Lucifer to the honour and glory of the

[Purchase of Masses.] Queen of the Angels." Quezas de Lucifer, " WHILE Cortes was absent on his exen gloria y honra de la Serenissima Reyna pedition against Christoval de Oli, his death de los Angeles de los Remedios."

was reported by men who assumed the government at Mexico; they ordered cere

monies and masses for his soul, and paid for [On Miracles of Healing.]

them with his effect. When he returned, “ CABEZA DE VACA was persuaded to Juan de Caceres the rich, bought all these work miracles by a remarkable argument.acts of devotion for his own account. ComThe Indians wanted him and his comrades pró los bienes y missas que avian hecho por to heal them, saying nothing more was el alma de Cortes, que fuessen por la de Caneeded than to breathe upon the sick and ceres."—BERNAL Díaz, p. 221.

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For one load of furs-fagots 3 4 [The three constant Martyrs.]

For the carriage of these The three martyrs, Cranmer, Ridley, and

four loads

2 0 Latimer were suffered sometimes to eat

a post

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3 - two chains.

4 together in the prison of Bocardo. STRYPE “I have seen a book of their diet every

two staples

06 says, dinner and supper, and the charge thereof;

four labourers

2 8 which was at the expense of Winkle and

Then follow the charges for burning CranWells, Bailiffs of the city at that time, under whose custody they were.

As for example in this method.

For an 100 of wood-faggots 6 0

For 100 and I of furs-fag-
The first of October. Dinner.

gots

3 4 Bread and Ale

2d.

For the carriage of them. 08
Item Oisters.

1
To two labourers

1 4
Butter

2 Eggs

'2

“ It seems the superiors in those days Lyng

8 were more zealous to send these three good a piece of fresh Salmon 10 men to Oxon, and there to serve their ends Wine

3 upon them, and afterwards to burn them, Cheese and Pears

2 than they were careful honestly to pay the

charges thereof. For Winkle and Wells, 8.2 6

notwithstanding all their endeavours to get

themselves reimbursed of what they had “From this book of their expenses give laid out, which came to £63. 108. 2d. could me leave to make these few observatioms.

never get but £20. In 1566 they put up a They ate constantly suppers as well as dinners . Their meals amounted to about three petition to Archbishop Parker and the other

Bishops, that they would among themselves or four shillings : seldom exceeding four. raise and repay that sum which the said Their bread and ale commonly came to two Bailiffs were out of purse, in feeding of or three pence. They had constantly cheese these three reverend Fathers, otherwise and pears for their last dish, both at dinner they and their poor wives and children and supper, and always wine, the price should be utterly undone,' and Laurence whereof was ever three pence, and no more.

Humfrey, President of Magdalen College, The prices of their provisions (it being now an extraordinary dear time) were as follow. Parker.”—Strype's Cranmer, p. 393.

wrote a letter in their behalf to Archbishop A goose 14d. A pig 12d. or 13d. A cony 6d. A woodcock 3d. and sometimes 5d. A couple of chickens 6d. Three plovers 10d. Half a dozen larks 3d. A dozen of [Protestant Work not to be relied on when larks and two plovers 10d. A breast of Edited by a Roman Catholic.] veal 11d. A shoulder of mutton 10d. Roast

I HAD used the edition of De Lery in De beef 12d. " The last disbursements (which have Boy's Collection. While I was transcribing

this portion of the work for the press,

the melancholy in the reading) were these,

original French edition was sent me from

S. d. Norwich, by my old friend Mr. William For three loads of wood

Taylor. Apprehending that the translation ggots to burn Ridley

might sometimes be inaccurate, I compared and Latimer

12 0 my own narrative with the French, as I COLUMBANUS— ELLIOTT.

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proceeded, to see if any thing material had
been mistaken, or overlooked; and it sur-

[Foundations out of Joint.]
prized me to find that my references to the

I DREAMED I was at church, attending chapters were frequently wrong. At length service; the minister was reading the LiI perceived that my numeration was always tany: a sudden noise caught my attention, one behindhand. This could not be acci- and looking towards the place from whence dent; and upon collating the works I dis- it proceeded, I saw a person of bright ap; covered that De Boy has omitted the whole pearance, who beckoned me with his hand. chapter in which Villegagnon's conduct is I followed him : he led me to the back part exposed : he has omitted the preface also, of the church, and descending down a numand many passages in which the errors of ber of steps into a cellar under the church, Thevet are pointed out, and his falsehoods it seemed as if the foundation of the church confuted. This is worthy of notice, not

were removed, and the superstructure was merely as relating to the book in question; now supported upon pillars of wood, which but as it may teach others never to rely

were worm-eaten and rotten. I was much upon the work of a Protestant, when pub- astonished. My guide observing this, said, lished by a Catholic editor, let the subject You see the situation of this foundation, be what it will,—but always to refer, if and then, pointing to the place by which possible, to the genuine edition.-R. S.

we entered, said • Escape!' I did so, and suddenly awoke. This, and a thousand circumstances which have since happened,

bave satisfied me that it is inexpedient for [Pope's Supremacy.]

me to attend any place of worship where “The Pope's supremacy consists in a

the Gospel is not preached. But I condemn power given by our Saviour to St. Peter,

no man in this matter.”— Experience of of inspecting the conduct of all orders of MR. ELLIOTT. the hierarchy, so as to take care, not that they shall share such church discipline as he may think proper to impose ; not that we shall have bishops of his nomination ; but

[Baxter's Retrospect.] that the faith, which we outwardly profess, “ THERE is another thing which I am shall be conformable with that revelation changed in," says Baxter, “whereas in my which was made by our Saviour; and that our morals shall be conformable with our

younger days I never was tempted to doubt

of the truth of Scripture or Christianity, faith. It is on this visible agreement of but all my doubts and fears were exercised faith and morals , that the unity of the Church at home, about my own

sincerity and inis founded, and it is for the preservation of terest in Christ, and this was it wbich I that visible unity that we have a visible Head, called unbelief; since then my sorest aswhose primacy existed in the days of St. saults have been on the other side, and Peter, as fully as in the pompous days of such they were, that had I been void of inLeo X. In this, and in this only, consists

ternal experience, and the adhesion of love, the Pope's supremacy by Divine right. All other powers which have been annexed to discerned more reason for my religion than

and the special help of God, and had not his primacy in subsequent ages are of human institution.”—COLUMBANUS ad Hiber

I did when I was younger, I had certainly nos, No. 1, p. 87.

apostatized to infidelity, though for atheism
or ungodliness my reason seeth no stronger
arguments than

may
be brought to prove

I am that there is no earth or air, or sun.

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