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death, with such blame as Peter, who « dissembled" with the Judaising Christians, and “led away Barnabas" into the same error. And when the college of the Apostles was assembled to decide an important question ; James, if any, was the presiding Apostle.' · But Dr. B. quickly leaves this subject, to present us with his sixth point of preference.

The Catholic Church has ever preserved the stability of character designated by « the rock against which the powers of hell were never to prevail.'... Only the “ original church continues undiminished, undivided, and unchanged." -P. 41.

The man must possess no small degree of confidence who could use such language as this. " The original church continues undiminished: undivided, and unchanged !” What does Dr. B. call diminution or division? In the ninth century, the whole of the Eastern churches separated themselves at once: Africa soon followed: six hundred years after, a large portion of Europe became Protestant: and nothing came to repair these losses but the slaves of South Americà. From being, in fact, the Catholic Church, she has fallen so far as no longer to reckon one half of Christendom within her pale. And yet Dr. B. tells us that she is “ undiminished, undivided, and unchanged.”

We have now arrived at the end of this discourse; and have found, as we expected, that its ingenious and plausible representations were not supported by either facts or arguments capable of bearing a close examination. We have scarcely room for another word, but we cannot part with Dr. B. without giving him one question to resolve, which it will rather perplex him, we imagine, satisfactorily to answer.

The purport of his sermon is to win us, in a gentle manner, to the conviction that the Romish religion is really the only true, the only safe one, and that Protestants are wandering up and down in mazes of error, from which there is no way of escape but into her bosom. But Dr. B. must believe that the disciples of a church with which Christ promised to be present “ all days, even to the consummation of the world,” will naturally be the most exemplary and the most happy of human beings; while the poor wandering separatists from her communion would fall into every description of vice and misery. "Length of days is in her right hand; 66 and in her left hand, riches and honour.”

But what are the facts? Look over the whole face of the globe, and, among the nations professing Christianity, say, which are the most prosperous and happy, and which are the most miserable and hopeless. Look at Spain and at Italy, the two countries which, of all the kingdoms of Europe, are the most exclusively Catholic, and say if they are not, also, the most deplorably situated of all. But, if you would look for peace and morals, liberty, industry, and happiness, look towards Protestant Saxony, Protestant Sweden, Protestant Holland, and, above all, Protestant England. And, to come still nearer home, take the three kingdoms which support the British Crown, and observe the remarkable contrast they present. Two of them, differing in origin, in character, in church government, and long estranged from each other by perpetual warfare, are yet now cordially united, and operate together with a power which is felt in every part of the world. To such a point of influence has Providence now raised this little island, that every thing done in it becomes matter of interest even at the farthest extremity of the globe. But there is a'third member of this union-there is a sister isle. That isle is blessed with a delightful climate, a most fertile soil, a numerous, active, and ingenious population; and yet this, the most favoured of the three countries in all natural advantages, is nevertheless a dead weight upon the energies of the sister kingdoms. In every kind of circumstance, under every kind of treatment, she continues an absolute drawback to the strength which she 'ought to augment; a gigantic pauper, reducing the wealth which she ought to increase. And, yet, wherein lies the cause which produces this amazing difference? In this one thing, Religion. England is “a land of heretics :" Ireland continues in the bosom of that church, “with which,” according to Dr. Baines, “ Christ promised for ever to remain." Like Spain and Italy, she is pre-eminently attached to the Roman Catholic religion ; and, like Spain and Italy, she is miserable. Is not this, upon Dr. Baines's principles, even more than paradoxical ? We know he would endeavour to attribute the whole to the want of what is called “ Emanci. pation.” Emancipation from spiritual bondage is indeed the greatest want of Ireland; but mere political emancipation cannot be the cure for miseries, the cause of which lies far deeper than any political remedy can ever reach. Her malady is the malady of Rome; it is the same which ruins Italy and Spain; and her cure will be found in that tree alone “ whose leaves are for the healing of the nations."

DECISION OF THE APOCRYPHAL QUESTION. We are happy to announce, however late, the termination of this unhappy and alarming dispute, by which the very existence of that noble Institution in which it originated was threatened.

On Monday, Nov. 21, at a Special Meeting of the General Committee, at the Bible Society's House in Earl Street, the Special Committee appointed to examine into the question of the circulation of the Apocrypha made their report; after which the following resolution was adopted : * « That the funds of the Society be applied to the printing and circulation of

“ the Canonical Books of Scripture, to the exclusion of those books, and « parts of books, which are usually termed Apocryphal: and that all copies “ printed, either entirely or in part, at the expense of the Society, and whether “ such copies consist of the whole or of any one or more of such books, be 6 invariably issued bound, no other books whatever being bound with them. 6. And, further, that all Money Grants, to societies or individuals, be made "* only in conformity with the principle of this regulation.”

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RECEIPTS OF RELIGIOUS CHARITIES IN 1824-25. Bible Societies.

£. . $. d.

Societies of a mixed nature. £. S. do British and Foreign m m.93,285 5 2 Christian Knowledge www.62,387 3 4 Nayal and Military mum 2,615 2 0 Propagating the Gospel 32,016 14 5

Merchant Seamen's mm 911 4 7 Jews mammamunanummer 13,715 2 1 Missionary Societies.

London Hibernian am 8.143 3 11 Church warmannamamman 45,383 19 10 Continental

wwcomma 2,133 15 10 : London momanormam 40,719 16 Book Societies.

Wesleyan mmmmmmmmmm 38,046 97 Prayer-Book and Homily 1,781 12 10

Baptist mammammamum.15,995 11 2 Church Tract Society mario 737 19 9 · London Moravian Assoc.m 3,568 17 3 Religious Tractmomanom 12,568 17 0

Scottishmamannamma 8,257 4 3
Home mammammamma 5,092 15 10

IN IRELAND.
School Societies.

Hibernian Bible Society - 6,728 10 4 British and Foreignum 2,114 19 3 Sunday-School Society am 2,653 7 2 Sunday-School Union me 4,253 12 2 Tract and Book Society - 3,647 6 3 Newfoundland mwana 701 0 6 Irish Society mamamman 1,060 3 8

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-- Calvin........1, 41, 81, 121 | Carrick on Shannon Bible Meeting .. 9

Lasco, John à ........ 281 Card Playing........
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Aged Disciple, Remains of..... 183 Christ, on preaching ..............
America, Christianity in South...... 257 Christian Remembrancer, Remarks on 15
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- -,. Edinburgh, Cambridge, Christianity in South America ...... 257

Simeon, Gorham, &c. on ...... 307 Church Methodists......
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Circulation of the Scriptures .... 56
Attention to Business............. 56 i Conversation, Cottage.............. 350

Cottage Visitor......12, 54, 89, 130, 169
Babylon, Rome the spiritual ....419, 465
Baines, Dr. on Sermon of .......... 501

Cunningliam, Speeches of ...... 228, 233
Baptism of Jews................37, 275 | Dancing at Christmas........
Barbadóes, Methodist Chapel at .... 276 Death of Barnes, J. M. Esq.....
Barnes, J. M. Esq. Death of ........ 197

-Dennett, Mrs. Sarah .. 17
Bartimeusi....iii....iiii...... 208

-Fauntleroy, Mr. ...... 35
Beachcroft, Rev. R. P. Speech vf .. 228

MacNeill, Captain ..

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Believer, Death of ii.iiii....

-Richmond, Mr. Wilberforce 78
Bexley, Lord, Speeches of..227, 249, 315

- a Believer .............. 407
Bitle Anecdotes....... ......... 19 | Death, Soliloquy of Christian on .... 23
_ Benefit of early reading ...... 9 Despondency, Remarks on ........ 14

Discussions in Ireland ........ 437 | Desire after God .................. 288
the Religion of Protestants .... Disciple, Remains of an aged ... 183
Society, Jowett's Kemarks on .. Doyle, Dr. Observations on ..... 155

, Objections against, no Duty of Christian Electors....... 254
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Duties of the Christian Minister.. 214
Meeting of al Carrick Dwight, Rev. S. Speech of ........ 231
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Bibles, Chinese at Malacca ........ 277 |

East India Sugar..... ......... 40
Boy, Happy Death of a.......

Eclectic. Review on the Apocryphal
Boys, Extract from Commentary of

Controversy.............. 386, 482
Rev. Mr.: ....si

Educalion, on Religious. ...

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Blessedness of Righteous .......... 2

Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Discoveries in 101.
Braske, Bishop, opposition of tu Olaus

Electors, Duly of Christiau ........ 254
Petri..............

Elphin, Speech of the Bishop of .... 436
Budd, Sermon of Rev. H........... Emancipation, Catholic ............ 199
Business, on Attention to ..........

England, on Siale of Religion in ..., 474

Epitaph on Anthony Punker........
Calthorpe, Lord, Speeches of ....227, 231

Episcopal American Church ........ 158
Calvin,'Account of ....... 1, 41, 81, 121

Floating Chapel Society .. 315
-- Conduct of, towards the English Evening, Remarks on a Summer's.... 305
Reformers ......

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Fire, Kent East-Indiaman destroyed by 261 | Middleton, Conyers .............. 295
Forgery, on capital Punishment for .. 36 | Ministerial Unsuccessfulness 91, 172, 339
Friendship, on Christian .......... 338 Morning, Å Summer's, Reflections on 305
Friends, on the Loss of ............ 53 - Thoughts, Extracts from
Fox's Martyrs r............. 19 1 Canningham's .................

Mullon, Rev. Mr. Speech of ........ 194
Gambier, Lord, Speeches of ........ 226
Gorham, on Eclectic Review of the

Naples, Letter from .............. 293
Apocryphal Question .......... 385 Naval and Military Bible Society .... 77
Gordon, J. E. Esq. Speech of.... 193, 194 Neglect of Public Worship ........ 141
Grant, R. Esq. Speech of ..........

New Year's Meditation ...

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Grieving the Spirit .............. 380

Noel, Speech of the Hon. B......... 235
Gosnelli, Mr. Fire in Printing Office of 160

Obedience, Extract from Watkins's Ad.
Gurney's Observations on the Society

vice to Apprentices............ 269
of Friends ......

O'Connell, Mr..................34, 274

Olaus Petri, Lise of......... 201
Hamilton, Speech of Rev. C. ...... 436

Omnipresenee .................... 456
Harrowby, Speeches of Earl of...... 230

Ordination, Validity of Protestant,
Hatchård, Rev. J. Baptism of Jew by 275

denied by Roman Catholics .... 73
Heathen, gross Immorality of ...... 293

O'Hagan, Speech' of Rev. Mr. ...... 195
Henhöfer, Mr. Aloyx, Conversion of 26
Herculaneum, Ruins of ............ 293 Pastor, the Village ............245, 476
Hieroglyphics, Discoveries in Egyptian 101 | Pearson, Speech of the Very Rev. Dr. 227
Hoare, Speech of Rev. C. J......... 228 Penitent, the Poor-house 215, 258, 289,
Honour, Dr. Paley's Description of the

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Law of.....

Peter Martyr, Account of ....., 401, 441
Hope, Verses on..

11 Peter, on the Fall of .............. 428

Petri, Olaus, Life of ............. 201
Images, Popish Worship of .....

Pighius foiled by Calvin............ 82
India, Female Education in .. 318 Pistorius, Life of .........c..... 241
Intelligence from ....

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Intoleravce of Roman Catholics.. 240 Bartimeug ................... 208
Ireland, Bible Discussions in........ 437 Death of a Believer, .......... 407
Irving, Speech of ihe Rev. E. ......

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Desire after God....

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Jacab wrestling, Observations on .... 340 Dying Christian ....
Jews, Baptisms of ..............37, 275 Epitaph on an old Man ........ 306
Jowett on the Bible Society ........ 383 Friends.....................
Jubilee at Rome .................. 158 Hope ...................
Jadas, on the Character of.......... 417 Heb. xiii, 8...............

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Leo XII. Encyclical Letter of ...... 74 World, the present ......

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Liturgy, Prussian .............. 77, 136 | Poor-house Penitent.

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Lichfield and Coventry, Speech of Pompeii, Ruins of ....

Bishop of.................... 231 Pope, Rev. Mr. Speeches of......194, 235
Liverpool, Speech of the Earl of, at Popish Superstitions........26, 343, 501

Kingston Bible Society ........ 355 Popery and Protestantism, Publications
Lord's Supper, Prussian Preparation for 139 on.......................... 75
Loss of the Kent East-Indiaman...... 261 Popery, Mischief of .............. 155

Power, Rev. W. Address at Intermont
Malan's Sacred Poetry, Extracts from 260

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Malacca, Chinese Bibles at.......... 277 Prayer, on ...................61, 304
Martyr, Peter, Account of...... 401, 441 - Secret, Importance of........ 341
Methodists in Ireland...........

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Chapel at Barbadoes .... 276 | Preaching Christ, on .............. 132
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Protestants, the Bible the Religion of 211 Irving's Orations for Missionaries,
Prussian Liturgy ................77, 136

after the Apostolical School, ... 145
Punker, Epitaph on Anthony ...... 306 Leighton, Pearson's Life of Abp..... 105
Public Worship, on Neglect of ...... 141

Llogd's Inquiry on preaching Christ 492
Punishments, Remarks 011 capital ..36, 79

Macdouald's Memoirs of Benson .. 107
Pargatory, Remarks on............ 503 M`Neile's Sermon for Irish Society 188

Moore's Life of Wesley .........
Quenching the Spirit, on ............ 380

Marison's Sermon on Amusements 152
Question, Catholic ........154, 198, 239

Morrison's Chinese Miscellany ...: 433

Mortimer's Missionary Sermon :... 145
Rainolds, Opinion of, on the Apocrypha 425

Myers on the Chinese Language : 433
Reformers, Memoirs of 1, 41, 81, 121, 161,

Nouveaux Cantiques Chrétiens .... 270
201, 241, 281, 321, 361, 401, 441

Pearsoni's Life of Leighton........ 105
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Simeon's Leiter to Lord Teignmouth 307
Reform, Female School of ........... 78
Religious Education, on ............ 326

Statement of Edinburgh Bible So-

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Report of Commissioners of Irish Edu-

Waikins's Advice to Apprentices .. 273
cation Inquiry.... ........ 279

Webster's Prayers for Families .... 150
Richmond, Mr. Wilberforce, Death of 78
Righteous the, Blessedness of ...... 217

West's Journal ................ 393

Wesley's Life and Family ........ 345
Righteousness, Imputed............ 15

Wesleyan Magazine i....... 345, 439
Roe, Rev. Peter, Ninth Annual Address
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- Address at Interment of Rev. W. . Salisbury, Dean of, Speech of ...... 227
Power ....................

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Roby, Rev. Mr. Speech of ........ 192 On the Witness of the Spirit ......
Robinson's Observations on Methodism 440 For Whitsunday..
Rocksavage, Earl of, Speech of ..... 228 Before Church Missionary Society 225
Roman Catholics necessarily intolerant 240' of Dr. Baines, on .......... 501
Catholic Superstitions 26, 343, 501 Servetus, Account of ro...... 122

Interruptions ....124, 237 Scott's Works, Extract from .......

Question .......... 239 Scripture, Circulation of ............ 56
- Sermon of Dr. Baines 501

Benefit of early reading.... 9
Rome, Jubilee at .................. 158

Desire for among Catholics 27
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Society, British and Foreign School, 275
- the Spiritual Babylon ....419, 465

- Seamen 117
Rose, Sir G. H. Speeches of ........ 228 -- Bible ........191, 319, 353, 512
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~, Jowett on the ........ 383
Antinomianism, by Agnostos ...... 492

- , Merchant Seanien's .. 357
Apocryphal Controversy..........

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-, Naval and Military 77, 356
Benson's Life by Macdonald ...... 107

Canadian ................ 399
Blackader's Lite ................ 110

Missionary, Church, 39, 115,
Bull's Sermons ................

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Cambridge Reinarks on Apocrypha 307 Missionary, Scottish ......... 39
Church Missionary Society, Proceed-

- Hibernian ........233, 353, 436
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--, Correspondence with
Clarke's Memoirs of the Wesley Fa-

Mr. O'Connell................ 274
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Manchester Auxiliary 192
Cooper's Crisis.................. 185

Guardian ................ 120
Crichton's Life of Blackader ...... 110

Kildare Street ............ 353
Davy on Edification ....... 492

Newfoundland School ...... 358
Defence of Religious Liberty ......

Poor pious Clergy.......... 159
Fawcett's Sernion on the Loss of the

Prayer-book and Homily, 115, 238
Comet .................... 500

Religious Inquiry in Ireland.. 159
Fry's Second Advent ............. 185

Refuin of Female Children .. 277
Gorham's Statement on the Apocry-

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Gurney's Observations on the Peculi. South America, Christianity in ......

arities of the Society of Friends 65 Shore, Speech of the Hon. Č. ........ 234
Harp, The Sabbath.............. 270 Sisters, ihe aged ............ 367
Hodgson's Letters from North Ame Spirit, on the Witness of .......... 59

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