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T. C. SAVILL, PRINTER, 107, st. MARTIN'S LANE, CHARING CROSS,

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ORIGINAL PAPERS:-

Baptism

59

On the Twentieth and last Number of

Lawson's Roman-catholic Church in

the “ Quarterly Journal of Education" 1

Scotland

59

The late Bishop of Ferns........

5 Society for Promoting Christian Know-

The Dark Ages

148

ledge

7, 125, 248, 485

Memorials of the Inquisition

21 Society for Propagation of the Gospel 153, 154

The Martyrs'-Field, at Canterbury 117

St. Patrick

156

Home Thoughts Abroad... 237, 357

Place of the Sermon in Divine Worship, 163

Op " Letters, Conversations, and Recol-

Preaching previously to Morning Prayer, 165

lections of S. T. Coleridge"

165

369

Confirmation

Inconsistency of Modern Jewish Cate Churching of Women ......... 167, 639

chisms

477 Leighton's Wish to die at an Inn

168

St. Anne Shandon Chapel-of-Ease 496

On Clerical Sporting

................ 169, 296

170

Rise and Progress of Jansenism......

Mr. Blanco White

597

The Church in an Hospital.......

170

603 Evening Lectures, Keswick

Roman-catholic Ordo and Registry for

Mr. King ...

171, 399

1836.

173

606

Injustice toward the Clergy

Luther's Letters

174

TBACTS AGAINST POPERY:

The Romish Doctrine of Attrition... 178

Works of Penance are not Satisfactions Origen, as treated in the Papers on “ the

to Divine Justice ...

266 Dark Ages"

272, 398

On Transubstantiation

373 Church of Rome

274

Protestants cannot conscientiously be On the Lord's Supper........................ 275

present at the Celebration of Mass... 496

Changing the Lessons.

279

Parish CHURCHES :

Bishop Middleton, on the Greek Article, 281

Stourton, Wiltshire...

402, 632

18

On the 1st Chapter of Genesis...2

Schismatics

286

Whitwick Church, Leicestershire 121

Association with Heretics

293

Orcheston St. Mary, Wiltshire 258

On Ecclesiastical Discipline

294

Hanbury Church, Staffordshire...... 620

Divinity Fellowships

295

ANTIQUITIES:-

Dr. Murray

297

Wicliff's Works

Lamartine's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 298

134

Selections from Evelyn's Diary

Mr. Dowling

299, 644

268

The Feast of St. Matthias

388

Hymas of Richard Rolle.........

499

Dens's Theology

397

DEVOTIONAL & PRACTICAL :-

Clerical Meetings, and Prayer Meetings.. 400

College at La Tour

402

From the Parisian Breviary

.27, 503, 626

Intercessory Supplications

405

Pastoral Letter to the Congregations of

the Diocese of North Carolina

Irish Scripture Lessons for Schools

138

The Tithe Bill

412

Public Worship

381

On Confirmation and the Means of Grace, 511

SACRED POETRY .........

Observation of the Rubric

518

31, 144, 270, 385

520

508, 630

Making the Responses...

CORRESPONDENCE:-

Services in Lent

521

Effect of Liberal Principles predicted...... 522

Moore's History of Ireland...35, 158, 290, 394 Expediency

523

The October Festival

38, 61

Roman-catholic Controversy

526

Poyoder’s Popery in Alliance with Hea-

Bossuet's Exposition, ....

527, 647

thenism .....

43

Irish Synods.......

Mr. Stanley and Dens's Theology......... 528

46

Bible, Prayer Book, and Homily Society, 634

Divinity Fellowships

46

On the Antiquity of Writing ...

Sponsors at Baptism ....,47, 277, 637

Singing before Service

639

Ordination Service.-Acts, vi. 2–7...... 48 Saint Worship in the Church of Rome... 640

Burial Fees

49 On Mr. Newman's Character of Lot.

Pluralities....

49

Sermons, vol. ïï......

641

Care of Young Persons after leaving the Ministers among the Quakers.............. 643

National Schools.

51

Hooker quoted by Dr. John Milner 646

Post-Office Regulations

52

Mr. Bickersteth's Address to the Irish

St. Martin of Tours...

55, 161, 392

Clergy

649

Destitution of the Clergy in North Ame-

55 NOTICES AND REVIEWS ... 62, 180, 301

On the Days of Creation.........
57

415, 529, 650

406

635

rica

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MISCELLANEA:---

Birmingham

423

Fanaticism

67

Second Report of the Church Commis-

Mr. Woodward and the “ Dublin Uni-

sioners

424

versity Magazine".

67

Appendix (A.) to Second Report of the

“ Eclectic Review".

68

Church Commissioners

551

Bible Statistics, (or rather) Absurd Non-

Coventry Religious and Useful Know-

69

ledge Society

557

Association incorporated for Discounte-

Manchester Church Building Society..... 559

nancing Vice, &c..

69

Popery

560

Chapel at Walsall Wood

69

A New Popish Miracle

561

186

Irish Tithe Bill....

562

Voluntary System

187

Founders and Builders of Churches

Conforming Dissenters....

662

“ The Christian Advocate".

188

Religious Destitution

663

Irish Church.....

Church Accommodation in Birmingham, 666

189

Causes for Regret in the Events of the

Particulars and Plan of an Episcopal

Last Year ..

Chapel at Wharton ....

666

“ Congregational Magazine'

190

Extract of a Report of the Committee

On Attention to the Rubric in the Com-

for the Relief of the Vaudois, at a Ge-

munion Service........

192

neral Meeting, held May 9, 1836, the

Appeal for a New Church in the Capital

Lord Bishop of Winchester in the Chair, 667

of Newfoundland

193 CHURCH MATTERS:-

Extract from the “ Bath and Devizes

Guardian"

309

Irish Clergy

77

Destitution of Great Towns

Copy of a Letter addressed to the Gover-

79

nors of the Orphan Working School,

Management of Universities

85

City Road....

310 Society for Promoting Christian Know-

Romanists' Oath

311

ledge

89, 328

Case of Distress

311

Irish Clergy

207

Rev. W. P. Manclarke

311

Medical Education.-Metropolitan Uni-

An Address to Congregations of the

versity

208

Church of England on the Devotional

“Edinburgh Review”.

216

Use of the Church Service

422 Religious Destitution of Great Cities, 316, 675

Romanist Suppression of Books in this

Registration and Marriage Act 323, 439

Country....

422

The Tithe Bill .... .325, 444, 563, 680

Mr. Goulburn's Speech on the Marriage

Popery

327

Bill...

543

Dr. Hampden

329, 434, 566

Laying of the Foundation Stone of the

Bishop of Durham

333

New School in the Village of Bowness,

On the Education of Medical Students,

Windermere

545

335, 455, 689

Church Livings

549

Language of Dissenters, as to the Govern-

Dr. Conquest's Prize

550

ment

438, 570

New Church at Cockermouth

659

Second Report of the Church Commis-

Monument to the late Bishop of Durham, 660

sion

449

The “ Record” and the Society for Pro-

DOCUMENTS:-

moting Christian Knowledge.

451

The “ Record"

571, 685

Incorporated Society for Promoting the

Scotch Universities Bill ..................... 573

Enlargement, Building, and Repairing

Romanism and Dr. Wiseman

668

of Churches and Chapels 70, 203, 315

Church Commissioners' Third Report. 680

423, 559, 661 Prussia and England

681

Extract from Mr. Nangle's Letter to On Irish Disturbances--By G. C. Lewis,

Lord John Russell

71

Esg.

685

Extract from Mr. Nangle's Letter to Dr.
M•Hale.

72

Self-supporting Dispensaries

74

Lord Brougham, and the National Society 194 ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE:-
** Catholic School-book”....

197
Morality taught at Maynooth...

199

Ordinations, Clerical Appointments, Pre-
Church' Destitution at Birmingham 201

ferments, Clergy Deceased, &c. 90, 217
Statistics of the Roman Schism in Eng-

337, 459, 578, 694

land

202 | UNIVERSITY News ........ 96, 221, 341, 463

Subscribers to the Society for Promoting

581, 697

Christian Knowledge

203 | BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES... 101, 223, 345, 468

Tithes
203

585, 701
New Poor Law..

205

Summary of the Expenditure of County

EVENTS OF THE MONTH...... 102, 224, 346, 469

Rates in England and Wales for 1792

586, 702

and 1832, &c. &c.

206 New Books 114, 234, 354, 474, 593, 714

St. Matthias.....

207

Outrages upon the Protestant Clergy of Funds, &c. .........115, 235, 355, 475, 594, 715

Ireland

312

Rathcormac

.............. 314 Notices TO CORRESPONDENTS...115, 235, 366

Church-room at Southampton
316

476, 595, 716

THE

BRITISH MAGAZINE.

JAN. 1, 1836.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

ON THE TWENTIETH AND LAST NUMBER OF THE “ QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION.” A writer in the last “ Edinburgh Review,” from whom truth occasionally drops with the air of an indiscretion, laments that no respectable class in society is favourable to the party now in power. “ The church, too,” he adds, “is against them, and regards them, most absurdly, and most wildly, as the source of all its perils."

Without inquiring into a point,—not desirable to discuss here, and certainly with the earnest wish to believe that whoever is minister of this great country, is not hostile to its church, --it may still be permitted to observe, that it is much to be lamented that ministers allow the church to be spoken of as it is, in quarters which they publicly countenance. Let us look at a publication of the most elaborate and imposing pretensions, entitled " The Quarterly Journal of Education,” issued under the sanction of a committee, including the names of Lord Brougham, Lord John Russell, Lord Denman, Lord Spencer, Lord Ebrington, Lord Nugent, Right Hon. J. C. Hobhouse, &c.

It is, perhaps, one of the few favourable symptoms of the time, that this farrago has failed to attract sufficient attention to make it

pay its way; for this is the plain English of the concluding article of the last Number, and is probably also the existing cause of the concentrated malice in its final volley. But can the committee just named be in the slightest degree aware that the Church is arraigned in such terms as the following, in a work which they countenance ?

“ The early friends of general education—(mark, not religious education)--were the seceders from the orthodox mother-church; probably they had in view the ulti

Vol. IX.-Jan. 1836.

mate increase of their own sect—(qu., sects ? how will their dissenting friends relish this unparliamentary imputation of motives ?)—by instilling into the rising generation their own principles and religious tenets. Be this as it may, the church took the alarm, and seeing that there was some danger in remaining passive, the clergy belonging to the establishment, almost simultaneously, actively promoted the cause of education throughout the country.”—(No. xx., p. 323.)

“ The knowledge of reading and writing is no more education than feet are walk. ing, or eyes seeing; they are the organs by which these acts are performed. [Is this one of the discoveries of the nineteenth century?] If we turn out hungry boys, unskilled in simples, into the woods to suck their food, where for every edible plant there grows a hundred of a poisonous nature, who would express surprise at their falling a sacrifice to their ignorance? If we substitute the mental appetite for that of the stomach, [this, surely, is precious stuff!) such is the condition of the nationalschool children when they leare off what is termed their education. Still the nation proudly boasts that she gives her children education.

“ Knowledge she gives enough to make them know

How abject is their state, how deep their wo;
The worth of freedom strongly she explains,
While she bows down, and loads their neck with chains.“
Faith, too, she plants, FOR HER OWN ENDS IMPREST,
To make them bear the worst, and hope the best;
And, while she teaches, on VILE INTEREST'S PLAN,
As laws of God, the vile decrees of man,
Like PHARISEES, of whom the Scriptures tell,

SHE MAKES THEM TEN TIMES MORE THE SONS OF HELL. “ It is incontrovertible that the children of the poor derive no moral instruction, (strictly so understood, )--[what is meant by a strict understanding of moral instruction?]-and no mental training that exercises their reasoning powers from the na. tional schools. The system is tiresomely iterative and monotonous: the mind, when it is sequacious-wax to receive and marble to retain-is wholly neglected; it goes into the school ductile, and capable of being moulded, but comes out stupified and hardened, in a condition to receive only the worst impressions."—(p. 324.)

The writer goes on to ridicule, with surprising wit and vivacity, the school questions “ about Joseph and the Virgin Mary,” subjects, of course, in his estimation, utterly devoid of moral or mental edification ; and he censures the conductors of national schools, in no mild nor measured terms, because they cease to educate lads exactly at the time when the controul of education is most needed,—when “ they are cast upon the great sea of life, with all their passions growing into full power;" but he does not inform us by what authority the clergy — the principal managers of national schools—are to “ bow down and load with chains the necks” of young men, who, at this dangerous age, become their own masters, refuse to submit to discipline, and, to our deep regret, quit our schools, and plunge into all the temptations of humble life.

“ But we shall be told by the directors of these schools, that they inculcate both religion and morality, besides teaching the Catechism and making children acquainted with the Scriptures; and then they will ask if this is not cducation? We reply by referring to our previous remark, that education, to be effective, must draw out and expand the reasoning faculties: the encumbering the memory with matter UN

* In the name of goodness, what chains ?

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