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blind shall see oat of obscurity, and out of darkness.
—"They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding: and they that murmured shall learn doctrine."
"For that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not buu-d shall they consider."—Ibid. lii. 15.
Tbb Romish system is to be taken from its authorized records, and its established practices. From books which hare been examined and re-examined, revised and corrected, and finally approved and licensed by Qualifiers, Inquisitors, Provincials, and Heads of Orders, not from such books as an Englishman sets forth at his own pleasure, and for his own purpose. I take it as it appears in Baronius and Bellarmine, in the Acts of your Saints, in the Annals of your Religious Orders, in your Church Service, not as it is in the British Roman Catholic Church, nor in the Declaration of Kelly, &c. nor in the Evidence of Drs. Doyle, and Co. I take it as it appears and is, at Madrid and Rome, not as it is in Great Ormond Street.
Concebhtng novel reading, the Abbe F. says, "nos voisins sont plus sages que nous." (Entret.tur lei Roman*, p. 112.) The English are too wise a people to read such frivolous things (see the passage,) and he speaks with great contempt (p. 114) "d'une lecture, dont le seul agrement est de pouvoir dire dans un cercle, qu'on a lu le livre du jour, et de le trouver admirable ou detestable."
Popert makes infidels, and is the worst enemy of Christianity. Necessity of exposing it for this reason, which Baron i us applies to the exposition of heresies. "Sed quorsum, dicat aliquis, quae profundo perpetuoque fuissent sepeliendae, silentio, hujuscemodi sordes, suo putore aerem ipsum corrumpentes, hinc inde ex industrial veluti scopa collects, produntur in lucemf"— Vol. 2, p. 69.
A Good passage in Baron ins, stating why the wise and good among the heathen became converts, vol. 2, p. 256. It is perfectly applicable to Bucer sod Bexa and those who forsook his own idolatrous church.
"Let Us take care," says Labdxee, (vol. I, p. 257,) "that by introducing numerous inferior and intermediate beings and thenagency, we do not derogate from the Divine empire and government, as supreme over all causes and things, visible and in
Retexatioe. Jackson, Tol 1, p. 164.
Tike and space. St. Augustine.—Ibid, vol. 1, p. 883, vol 2, p. 20.
Oppobtcnities of retirement which the convents afforded.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 926.
152. Heaves within us. — Ibid. voL 2, p. 29.
Cohtikgehct and Providence.—J. TatLoe, D. p. 13.
105. Police. Louis Buonaparte. 3, p.
"PoirrmciA potestas est velut cardo, fundamentutn, et ut uno verbo dicam, gumma fidei Christiana." — SEtxTKNics, Apol. pro Bellarmino, c. 6. Quoted in Featley's Advertisement to Crakanthorp's Vigilius Dormitans.
"Is Papa omnem esse potestatem supra omnes potentates, tam coeli quam terra."— Stephen, Archiepisc. Patracensis, in an oration at the Lateran Council before Leo X. Quoted in Poole's Nullity of the Romish Faith, p. 118.
Cbesst had said in one of his books (the Exomol. I believe) that "no such word as infallibility is to be found in any council. But in his second edition (" et secundte cogitationes sunt meliores," says Poole) I find him sick of his former notion. I suppose he hath met with sharp rebukes from his wiser brethren: what penances or censures they have inflicted on him, I know not, but the effect is visible, and the man is brought to a recanting strain. And that he may have some colourable palliation for it, he pretends that he was misunderstood, and never meant to deny infallibility to the Church, save only in the most rigorous sense that the term would import, and therefore he roundly asserts that the Church can neither deceive believers that follow her, nor be deceived herself.—Exomolog. sect. 2, c. 21. Poole's Nullity of the Romish Faith, p. 244.
"Concerning this glorious text of not erring, the case is easy, and the issue short. If the true church, which can never err, be the visible church, then that visible church which often hath erred, and doth still err, cannot be the true church."—Jackson, vol. 3, p. 841.
""Offfp eiftt Tovto fitva, xal Iva^nixifievoc Kdi SavjjLaZojxtyoi;."—Nazianzen.1
"But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."—Matthew, xv. 9.
"Every plant which our heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up."— Ibid. 13.
To the words of your church, sir, I must keep you," " for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."—Ibid. xii. 37.
Bellarmine saith, they must go directly to hell who do not believe in purgatory.— De Purgatorio, 1. 1, c. 11, §§ Hsec sunt. Quoted in Doctrines and Practice of the Romish Church truly represented, p. 119.
1 I have not teen able to verify this passage, and it certainly does not read right.—J. W. W.
The real name of Andreas Eudsemon Johannes Cydonius was Jean L'Heureux. Refutation of P. Cotorii Letter, p. 18.
See the Anti-Coton, English translation, p. 30-2, for the KakocUeraon's justification of Garnett. Garnett and Oldcome are both by him and by Bellarmine called martyrs, and their names are in the Jesuits' Catalogue of their martyrs printed at Rome.
In Bale's Epistle to the Reader, before his Pageant of Popes, English translation, A. D. 1574, he says of the Regulars, " they gave unto them in most places either the French pockes, or the Spanish disease." Thus distinguishing them.
"Truth, fully and evidently declared, will justify itself against all gainsayers." — Jackson, vol. 2, p. 170.
"I See not how any man can justify the making the way to heaven narrower than Jesus Christ hath made it,—it being already so narrow that there are few that find it." —J. Taylor, vol. 7, p. 446*
Permit me, sir, in my turn, to ask if you have read it, or if your allusion to it is built upon the interpretation given to it by that foul slanderer James Laing, whom I thank Sir Egerton Brydges for introducing me to in one of his erudite volumes, and for designating him as a furious and calumnious bigot.
Austerities.—The man who worshipped cleanliness, and was burnt at Paris. Contrast him with the stinking saints.
Mr. Hussenbeth, a Romish priest in Lord Stafford's family, expressing his disapprobation of a book of Prayers recently published in France, " which are nothing but charms or spells beneath the regards of any reasonable person," complains of those who would make " it believed that such ridiculous charms are sanctioned by the Catholic Church. If they were," he adds, " I, as one of her ministers, however unworthy, should be bound to defend them."—Norfolk Chronicle, Jin. 14, 1826.
"Telx me, gentle reader," says LightToot, vol. 4, p. 59, " whether doth the Jew Romanize, or the Roman Judaize in his devotions."
"It is a canonical saying which the Son of Sirach hath to this purpose, 'In every work be of a faithful heart,' (Ecc. xxxii. 23.) Or as Drusius, trust thy soul,—but most directly to the author's meaning, believe with thy soul, for this is the keeping of the commandments."—Jacksoh, vol. 1, p. 729.
"Violent passions, intensive desires, or strong affections, either strain out, or suck in, only so much of the sense of scriptures as symbolizeth with themselves, for with much the same reason that if one string be stiffly bent and another slack, only one doth sound, though both be touched."—Ibid. p. 1021.
Db. Satebs (vol. 2, p. 73) argues acutely that " a want of miracles would have been accounted by the very persona who object to them, and certainly by others, a want of the material part of the evidence for a divine revelation."
Hartley was of opinion that it is impossible to prove all Pagan miracles to be false. Sayers, vol. 2, p. 80, differs from him. Pagan miracles, Baronius, vol. 2, p. 102-3. Romish ones, Matthew vii. 22-3.
Mrs. Hughes heard Wesley say at a meeting where the singing did not please him, " There are two ways of performing this devotional exercise, singing and screaming.—Don't scream."
She lived in the street at Bath where he had his quarters, and observed that he used to order his carriage every day some half hour before he wanted it himself, that the children of his flock might be indulged in a
few minutes' ride, as many at a time as the coach would hold.
The Armenian Bible Christians, commonly called Briantes, have female as well as male itinerants. The female preachers, described in the Pulpit, No. 6, p. 91, were dressed like Quakers. One of them held forth fluently, distinctly, with ability, and apparent effect upon a not numerous auditory in the fields between the City Road and Islington. She belonged to the London Circuit, and was No. 11 of the place.
P. Bagot, who was confessor to Louis XIII. used to say, " si Ton vous fait entrer a la Cour par la porte, sauvez-vous par les fenetres."— Vie de Bovdon, p. 39.
"Decem prseceptorum custos Carolus," written upon Charlemagne's sword.
"It is a strange thing that, among us, people cannot agree the whole week because they go different ways upon Sundays."— Faeqlhae.
Poor Farquhar probably did not core which way he went.
"An everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten."—Jebemiah xxiii. 40.
"Ceux qui sans nous connoitre assez pensent mal de nous, ne nous font pas de tort; ce n'est pas nous qu'ils attaquent, e'est le fantome de leur imagination."—La Brlyebe, torn. 2, p. 144.
"Rien ne nous venge niieux des mauvais jugemens que les hommes font de notrc esprit, de nos mceurs et de nos manieres, que l'indignite et le mauvais caroctere de ceux qu'ils approuvent."—Ibid. p. 146.
"The civil magistrates' facility to countenance every prating discontent, or forthputting vocalist in preaching what he list." —Jackson, vol. 1, p. 190.
"Weeds are counted herbs in the beginning of the spring; nettles are put in pottage, and sallats are made of eldernbuds."—Fuller's Holy State, p. 11
"Christ," says good old Filler the Worthy, " reproved the Pharisees for disfiguring their faces with a sad countenance. Fools! who to persuade men that angels lodged in their hearts, hung out the devil for a sign in their faces."—Ibid, p 18.
"'Kvayntj Itotc vpoVj) Ik Tuiv )//eu2<3c dyaSwv a'Xn&c tKpj/yai Kanoy."
Jackson, vol. 2, p. 318. But whether by the great philosopher, whom he quotes, Aristotle or Plato1 be meant, I am not certain, probably the former.
"As passengers of good respect would often pass by unregarded of poor cottagers, did not ill-nurtured curs notify their approach by barking; so many divine mysteries would be less observed than they are, did not profane objectors become our remembrancers."—Jackson, vol. 2, p. 410.
La Bruyere, (vol. 1, p. 40), says truly, that there is a sort of criticism which corrupts both the writer and the readers.
Jackson says, that" to distinguish feigned or counterfeit from true experimental affections, is the most easy and most certain kind of criticism."—(Vol. 1, p. 22.) True; for men who have the faculty of discernment. But there is nothing in which common readers and common critics are more frequently deceived.
"Nor is it when bad things agree Thought union, but conspiracy."
1 I have not found the passage in Aristotle, whom I have searched by the Index. The argument, and the words nearly, I have found in the PhUebvt of Plato, ii. 40. Ed. Priestley a Bekker, vol. v. p. 521. As Jackson makes no reference he probably quoted memoriter.
The worst malison that can be pronounced against one of an uncharitable, envious, malicious, spiteful mind, is—
"Let him be still himself, and let him live."
The brewers have a society for the protection of casks.
Ir the argument presses you with a peine fort et dure, you have brought it upon yourself.
The gunpowder heroes,—the pious and persecuted Percy, calumniated Catesby, intrepid Tresham, and glorious Grey; base Bates; the excellent and elevated Sir Everard. Best speaks of his family as illustrated by the name of Sir Everard, and the plot as ministerial. Even if it had been so, Sir Everard was not the less a traitor.
"The presumed absolute infallibility of the visible Romish church for the time being, doth lay a necessity upon their successors of freezing in the dregs of their predecessors' errors."—Dr. J. Jackson, vol. 3, p. 187.
"For among my people are found wicked men; they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
. " As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit; therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
"They are waxen fat; they shine."
Jeremiah, v. 26-7-8.
"As a fountain casteth out her waters; so she casteth out her wickedness."—Ibid, vi. 7.
"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."—Ibid, vi. 16.
u Thet haTe made lies their refuge, and under falsehood have they hid tkemtehx$T— Itaiak, xxviii. 15.
"Thet will prove their religion," says LicBTrooT, (vol. 1, p. 190), "by antiquity, universality, and T know not what. Let them show it by the humility and mercifulness of it, and we shall desire no more."
"This is the reason, (Ibid. p. 192), that so many Protestants turn Papists, (1674); because Popery opens an easier way to heaven a thousand fold than the Protestant
la that story of the Frison chief, (Roc hard us, Lighttoot calls him), who having his foot in the Baptistery, asked whether his unbaptized forefathers were gone to heaven or hell; and being told by the bishop, that most certainly they were gone to hell, withdrew his foot, and saying, then I will go the same way with them, refused to be baptized,—I am more inclined to compassionate the error of the bishop than of the barbarian.
Old truths will be again acknowledged, and exploded principles re-established. It will be in philosophy as in geography since we have re-discovered Baffin's Bay.
"Rouge au soir, blanc au matin,
Cokstakt alliance of the Popes with any conquering dynasty noted by Thierry.
"When thou sawest a thief thou consentedst unto him."
And this from Phocas and Charlemagne down to Buonaparte.
"I wnx reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done."— Psalm 1. 21.
"BKXErrrs please, like flowers, while they are fresh."—Jacttla Pnulentum. G. Hsaun.
u Litog well is the best revenge." — Rid.
u Take heed of an ox before, of a horse behind, of a monk on all sides."—Ibid.
"A Piece of a churchyard fits every body."—Ibid.
"Bolermos a los mismos lances de la platica passada, que es donde doblamoa la hoja."—Perez De Moxtaloah, p. 74.
"' The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;' but calling it the beginning, implies that we ought to proceed farther, —namely, from his fear to his love."
Palet. Sermon 2.
Worse sins than idolatry, when men walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart.—Jeremiah xvi. 11-12.
Asd above all things well and thoroughly consider the horrors of the Mass,—for the sake of which idol God in justice might have drowned and destroyed the universal world.—Coll. Merualia, p. 288.
"Who dips with the devil, he had need have a long spoon." 1—Apitu and Virginia.
He that stumbles and falls not, mends his pace.
The gentle hawk half mans herself. A lion's skin is never cheap. Nothing is to be presumed on, or despaired of.
Think of ease, but work on.
1 A common proverb. So in the Comedy of Errors," Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil."—Act ir. sc. iii.