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from the communion, which was rejected, the number being, clergy, 42 ayes, 12 noes; laity, 19 ayes, 22 noes. This vote was subsequently reconsidered, and the canon laid over to the next Convention.
Annual Convention of Massachusetts.-The Convention of the Episcopal Church for the diocese of Massachusetts was held on Wednesday the 16th of May. The Bishop's report shows the diocese to be in a satisfactory condition. The number of confirmations has greatly increased, and several new churches have been consecrated, and new societies formed. A resolution respecting the increase of the fund for the support of the Bishop was indefinitely postponed by a unanimous vote. It was announced that the old journals of the diocese, as far back as the middle of the last century, had been printed, and were ready for distribution.
Statistics of the Diocese.-The whole number of clergymen in the diocese of Pennsylvania is stated at 144; parishes, 124. Of this number, three are without edifices, three others are building in connexion with other denominations, three have unfinished buildings, and six are worshipping in edifices not yet consecrated. The corner-stone of four
churches has been laid, and five have been consecrated.
Romish Council at Baltimore.-A National Synod of the Romish Church in the United States met at Baltimore on Sunday, the 6th of May last. There were present on the occasion two archbishops and twenty-four bishops, with their theologians and the heads of the different religious orders. Among them was the aged Bishop of Louisville, who is upwards of eighty years old, and who was one of the earliest Romish Missionaries to the United States.
Among the topics which were to be deliberated upon by this Council, is the evangelic letter of the pope, proposing the declaration of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, as a new article of the faith. Another subject of considerable importance is the settlement of the jurisdiction of the new Metropolitical See of St. Louis. Notwithstanding this hierarchal display, however, it appears that popery is rather on the decrease in the United States. The Catholic Almanack, published in Baltimore, represents no increase in the Roman Catholic dioceses of Baltimore, New Orleans, Louisville, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, Mobile, Detroit, Vincennes, Natchez, Pittsburgh, Little Rock, Milwankee, Albany, Galveston, and Buffalo; while in the diocese of Cleveland there has been an actual loss of 5000 souls from the last year's computation of 30,000. The total decrease of Roman Catholics in the United States during the year, is stated at 109,400; their present number at 1,276,300.
REMARKABLE PASSAGES IN THE CRITICISMS,
EXTRACTS, NOTICES, AND INTELLIGENCE.
Abbot, Mr. Jacob, unworthy mode of speaking of our Saviour, in his "Corner-stone," 152.
Allies, Mr., his "Journal in France," a panegyric on Romanism, 210. Alps, the, Mr. Montgomery's description of the impression produced by, 317. Anderdon, "The Words from the Cross,"
extracts from these sermons, 209. Apocalypse, Dr. Wordsworth's new edition of the, 447.
Apocalyptic Beasts, dissertation on the name and number of the, by David Thom, Minister of Bold-street Chapel, Liverpool, 195.
Armenians, schism of the, statement of Bishop Southgate, 250.
Armstrong, the Rev. J., his proposed penitentiaries, 17.
Athanasian Creed, the, its date, 140; Waterland supposes Hilary of Arles its author, 141; arguments on the other side, 142, 143; illustrated by passages from St. Augustine, 144; and the definitions of Chalcedon, 145; Le Quien's arguments examined, 146; inconclusive, 147; resemblance to the Commonitory of Vincentius, 148; the date assigned by Waterland singular, 149; its authorship, 150; Archdeacon Wilberforce's learned treatise, 151; this Creed removed from the American Prayer-Book, 152; unworthy mode of writing of our Saviour, 153; plan of the Archdeacon's work, 154; early developments of doctrine, 155; the authority of Scripture, and of the Church, 156; the value of the Catholic creeds, 157; objections and heretical statements forcibly disposed of, 158.
Balmez, Rev. J., his views of the effects of Protestantism and Catholicity on the civilization of Europe, 438; admiration for the inquisition, 438; maintains the lawfulness of insurrections, 439. Banerji, the Rev. Krishna, his account of the Kulin Bráhmans, 415. Baptism, complete without Confirmation, 426.
Blakey, Mr., his "Temporal Benefits of Christianity exemplified," 457.
Borneo, account of the mission there, 483. Browning, Robert, his poems, 354; his
defective views on "Political Murders," 335; criticisms on his "Sordello," 356; want of historic truth in "Strafford," 357; excess of reality in "The Return of the Druses," 358; consistency of his characters, 359; extracts from his "Paracelsus," 360, 361; continuation of the story, 362; lines on human trials, 363; descriptions of morning, 364; death of Paracelsus, 365; criticism on his" Pippa passes," 366; lines on contentment, 367; his poem of "King Victor and King Charles," 368; criticism on it, 369; poem of "Colombe's Birthday,' "Is Love or Vanity the best?" 370; extracts from it, 371; poem of "A Blot in the 'Scutcheon,' 372; its evil moral tendencies, 373; lines on a brother's love, 374; criticism on "The Return of the Druses," 375; tragedy of" Luria," 376; extracts from it, 377-379; the story of " The Soul's Tragedy," 380; a bitter satire on "Byronisers," 381; "Dramatic Lyrics and Romances," 382; lines from "Pictor Ignotus," 383; "The Lost Leader," 384; general criticisms on Browning's poems, 385; compared with Tennyson and Miss Barrett, 386.
Butler, Rev. W. Archer, his letters on the Doctrine of Development, 255; the state of Ireland, 256; sufferings of the clergy, 257; early years of the Rev. W. Archer Butler, 258; conversion from Romanism, 259; his poetical powers, 260; his style of oratory, 261; and remarks on preaching, 262; his Lectures as Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Dublin, 263; his indefatigable labours as a pastor, 264; his exposition of Platonic philosophy, 265; his sermons, 266; one on "Self-delusion as to our state before God," 267; on Church principles and Christian sympathy, 268.
Canadian Life, by a Presbyter, 458; for
the use of emigrants of the higher
classes, 459; Life in the Bush, 460;
travelling in the backwoods, 461.
Carbonari, the, with King Leopold II. of
Carlyle, Mr., his views of King Charles I.,
Catechism, the Church, dissenting objec-
Cathedral Music, a few words on, by Dr.
Wesley, 468; two choirs necessary,
468; their present ineffectiveness, 469;
church music, 470; historical facts
about choirs, 471; choir property, 471;
Dr. Wesley's plan for the improvement
of cathedral services, 472; a musical
college to be established, 473.
Cavendish, Hon. Richard, his letter to
the Archbishop of Canterbury on the
actual relations between Church and
State, 387; this the great question of
the present day, 387; historical facts
connected with it, 388; its present
state, 389; surrounded with difficulties,
390; and many divisions, 391; fairly
described in Mr. Cavendish's letter, 392;
quotes Mr. Baptist Noel on the qualifi-
cations necessary for a bishop, 393;
spiritual qualifications ought to be pri-
marily sought, 394; present mode of
appointment, 395; its effects, 396;
evils of a divided episcopate in parlia-
ment, 397; of state nominations, 398;
the revival of Convocation advocated,
from the religious division in
parliament, 400; Archdeacon Wilber-
force's remarks on this subject, 401;
objections answered, 402; Convocation
claimed as a right, 403.
Chalmers, Dr., Sermon on Ministers en-
grossed by secular business, 208.
Charles Edward at Versailles, affecting
anecdote of, 197.
Childhood, Mr. Montgomery's lines on,
Christian Life, the, by Robert Mont-
Choirs, Church, Dr. Wesley's opinion of
their requisite numbers, 468.
Church and State, Essay on the Union of,
by Mr. Baptist Noel, 286; political
and religious objections advanced
against it, 289.
Church Extension and Reform, plan of Mr.
Colquhoun, 52; Mr. Malet's account
of the Tithe Redemption Trust, 53;
Mr. Colquhoun's admirable pamphlet,
54; remodelling of the Ecclesiastical
Commission, 55; value of ecclesiastical
lands, 56; and funds, 57; Commission
for investigating this subject, 58; par-
tial proceedings in Ireland, 59; an-
nexation of canonries to form benefices,
60; number of additional clergy requi-
site, 61; periodical returns to be made
in each diocese, 62; patronage of the
new churches, 63; increase of the
episcopate, 64, 65; the number re-
quired, 66; their incomes, 67; those
of deaneries to be so appropriated, 68;
objections to this plan answered, 69;
want of pastors, 70; Churchmen must
petition for these objects, 71; the
reform of discipline, 72; Mr. Wright's
pamphlet on Ecclesiastical Synods, 73.
Civilization of Europe, Protestantism and
Catholicity compared in their effects on,
by the Rev. J. Balmez-his admiration
for the Inquisition, 438; approval of
"Clergy-Church," the Bunsen and Ar-
nold notion of, controverted by Dr. Mill,
Coleridge, his opinion on the loss of the
Colquhoun, Mr. J. C., his plan of Church
extension and reform, 52.
Committee of Council on Education, 94;
its unconstitutional character pointed
out by Lord Stanley, 95; and the Bishop
of London, 96; a revocation of its un-
limited powers necessary, 97; Lord
Brougham's efforts for a general non-
religious education, 98; vanquished, 99;
regulations for the distribution of the
grant for educational purposes, 100;
report from the Lords of the Treasury,
101; educational efforts of the Church,
102; Lord Brougham's Bill to create a
"Department for Public Instruction,"
103; and plans for religious instruc-
tion, 104; the appointment of the
Committee of Council, 105; institutes
the normal school, 106; inspectors
appointed, 107; this latitudinarian
scheme exposed by the Bishop of Lon-
don, 108; and withdrawn, 109; or
at least postponed, 110; vigorously op-
posed in both Houses, 111; address to
the Crown, and reply, 112; the right
of inspection claimed, 113; resisted
by the clergy, 114; amicably arranged,
115; suspicions of evasions by the
Council, 116; Lord John Russell's plan,
117; which he seeks to carry out, 118;
pernicious influence of the teachers,
119; the management clauses, 120;
their regulation of the constitution of
the Committees, 121; their objection-
able tenor, 122; their insidious intro-
duction, 123; remonstrance of the
National Society, 124; some modifica-
tion specified by the Council, 125; Mr.
Denison's letter to the Bishop of Bath
and Wells, 126; episcopal supervi-
sion, 127; last published negotiations,
128, 129; aid granted to Romish
schools, 130; contrary to the sense of
the Minute of 1839, 131; monstrous
inconsistency of the Council, 132;
Lord Lansdowne's explanations, 133;
new Minute made to include Romanists,
134; further evils contemplated, 135;
in the pay of Jesuit teachers, 136;
limitations to the power of the Council
needed, 137; and provisions against
misappropriation of the grants, 138;
our existence as a Church and Nation
depends on the decision of these great
Communion of the Anglican with the
Roman Catholic Church abroad con-
Convocation, its revival advocated, 399.
Cope, Rev. W. H., his musical attain-
Cottrell, Mr. C. H., his rationalistic views,
Culloden, lines on anniversary of-Charles
Edward at Versailles, 197.
Curzon, the Hon. Robert, his visit to the
monasteries of the Levant, 432; hu-
morous and entertaining, but not suf-
ficiently reverent, 433; search for manu-
scripts in an Egyptian tomb, 434.
Daniel, Bishop of Winchester, his instruc-
tions to the missionary St. Boniface,
Demoniacal possession, ingenious and
learned dissertation on, 215.
Development, letters on the doctrine of, by
Rev. W. Archer Butler, 255.
Devonport, appeal on behalf of schools
Dickens, the religious bearing of his pub-
lications, especially in the "Haunted
Dressmakers, Report of the Association
for the aid of, 1; this class surrounded
by temptations, 2; the duty of the
Church to preach repentance to them,
3; men and their victims unequally
judged by the world, 4; the causes of
these sins, 5; principally poverty, 6;
common amongst the orphans reared in
workhouses, 7; and the families of sea-
faring men, 8; Mr. Paget's tale of
"The Pageant" full of sad facts, 9;
causes of such overwork, 10; its sad
results, 11; fearful overcrowding of the
dwellings of the poor, 12; emigration
recommended as a remedy, 13; model-
lodgings, 14; penitentiaries needed, 15;
and the preaching of evangelical re-
pentance, 16; the Rev. J. Armstrong's
publication on this subject, 17.
Dumouriez, General, his conduct de-
fended from the aspersions of M. de
Ecclesiastical Synods, need of, 441.
"Evangelical Alliance," the objections
against it, 291.
Farindon, Rev. Anthony, notice of, 443;
his sermons, 443, 444.
Females, Report of London Society for
Protection of Young, 12.
Florentine History, by Capt. Napier, R.N.,
18; his objects in writing it, 19; a
profitable picture of human life, 20;
a sketch of the history, 20, 21; some
inaccuracies, 22; origin of Florence,
23; struggles between the popedom and
the empire, 24; internal history of
Florence, 25; romantic life in the
middle ages, 26; tale exemplifying this,
27; reflections on it, 28; war for the
sake of a lap-dog, 29; merits of the
Florentines, 30; progress of arts, 31;
causes contributing to this, 32; enmity
between Florence and Pisa, 33; siege
of Pisa, 34; military council held, 35;
death of Maso degli Albizzi, 36; and
fall of Florence, 37; exhortations of
Rinaldo, 38; rise of the Medici, 39;
Cosimo de Medici, 43; succeeded by
his sons, 41; end of the Medici, 42;
Girolamo Savonarola, 42; the storming
of Prato, 43; Clement VII., 44: Ales-
sandro and Cosimo de Medici, 45;
Leopold the First, 46; his wise mea-
sure, 47; a true patriot king, 48; he
and Bishop Ricci reform the Tuscan
Church, 49; his accession to the im-
perial throne, 50; Leopold II. and the
Flowers, Mr. Montgomery's lines on,
Free Church of Scotland, its statistics, 294.
Free Kirk, the, admonished G. Hugh
Scott, Esq., 221.
French Revolution of 1789, Lamartine's
description of the, 308.
Friends and Fortune, by Anna H. Drury,
charming description of an Old Vicar,
Fripp, Mr. C. Bowles, fearful facts con-
cerning the dwellings of the poor, fur-
nished by Mr. Bowles, 12.
Garrick, his reply to Dr. Hill's Lampoons,
Girondins, history of the, by M. de Lamar-
tine, 74; its style and effects, 75; the
fuel of a new revolution, 76; not
favourable to the Girondins, 77; their
share in the death of the king, 78;
Madame Roland, 79; her husband dis-
missed from the administration, 80;
her wish to have seen the queen in her
humiliation, 81; proscription of the
Girondins, 82; General Dumouriez,
83; his epitaph, 84; defence of his
conduct, 85; compared with La Fayette,
86; Robespierre, 87; his system of
terrorism, 88; the Guillotine, 89; the
faults of this history, 90; political and
religious, 91; blasphemous reasoning,
92; the worship of reason, 93.
Greek poetry, introduction of, in Rome,
Grey, Earl, his circular on the official
titles of Romish bishops, 467.
Hall, Robert, anecdote of, 299.
Hare, Archdeacon, his Letter to the
Editor of the English Review, 181;
its violent, unchristian tone, 182; sub-
stantiates previous statements, 183;
unjustifiable publication of Sterling's
Life, 184; his reasons for so doing,
185; attempt to introduce German
Theological writings, 186; though ac-
knowledging it undeniable, 187; in-
consistency of his sayings and doings,
188; this school seek absolute liberty
of thought, 189; state of religion in
Germany, 190; personality of Mr. Hare,
191; his previous knowledge of Ster-
ling's sceptical views, 192, 193; his
unjustifiable and abusive expressions
and quotations, 194.
Heaven, Lines on "the First Soul in Hea-
Herons, anecdote of, by Mr. A. E. Knox,
Hogarth, his Print of "The General Elec-
Horace, Rev. H. H. Milman's edition of,
269; some wrong readings, and want of
notes, 270; engravings and decora-
tions, 271; the life of Horace, 272;
lines on his childhood, 273; the son of
a freedman, 274; Mr. Milman's ac-
count of the introduction of Greek
poetry in Rome, 275; different kinds
of poetry, 276; Horace's appreciation
and description of Nature, 277; his
Satires, Epistles, and Odes, 278; his
versification, and selection of phrases,
279; difficult to translate, 280; many
merits of his writings, 281; but their
evil moral tendency, 282; his better
knowledge, 283; compared with Ovid
and Juvenal, 284; the effects of his
Hospital. Rules for the Brethren and
Sisters of the Church Hospital in New
Indian Pandits, Priests, and Missions,
404; Hindoo Castes, 405; learning of
the Brahmans, 406; to he met by
learning in our Missionaries, 407;
paradoxies of Hinduism, 408; on the
Supreme Being, 409; on Matter, ib.;
on Man's free will, 410; apparent as-
sent of Brahmans to Evangelical doc-
trines, 411; their comprehensive faith,
412; changes in Brahminical tenets,
413; from the preaching of Buddhism,
Jainism, and Christianity, 414; the
study of Sanscrit recommended, 415;
at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury,
416; European education for the Na-
tives useless, 417; Oriental education
for ourselves, 417; more hope in con-
verting Brahman bigots than Anglified
sceptics, 418; examples of St. Paul,
419; and of all early Missionaries,
420; difficulties in learning Sanscrit,
421; review of the defect of our Mis-
sions, 422; and their cure, 423.
Ireland, sufferings of the clergy of, 257.
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin-extract from the writings of
Father Ravignan, on the, 491.
Immaculate Conception of the Virgin-
Encyclic of Pius IX., on the, 238.
James, Mr. J. Angell, an Independent,
his works, 307.
Justification and Sanctification, the doc-
trine stated, 220.
Kay, Mr. J., his opinions of the respective
effects of Romanism and Protestantism
on the masses of the people, 386.
Kirjath-Moab, ancient Christian Commu-
nity discovered at, 502.
Knox, Mr. A. E., his Ornithological Ram-
bles in Sussex, 453; visit to Parham
Heronry, 454; snipe-shooting in Ire-
Lady Alice, a Novel-criticism on, 464;
the question of the communicating of