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of revenue,—have added an additional thirty million to the dead weight; and to pay their Commiuioners, are obliged to issue exchequer hills at the rate of nearly four millions per annum more than was ever heard of after a twenty yean'peace! We request our readers to look to the pounds, shillings and pence. Comment were superfluous.
But it may be asked, have the parliamentary laboursof ministers effected nothing? We wish it were so; but, unfortunately, they have been actively mischievous. The Protestant Church in Ireland is at its last gasp: its destruction having been voted by 319 professed christian senators, whilst the friends of God and man were only 282!! I And the ground upon which this unholy resolution has been adopted is, that the cause of religion is in a minority. On this point, we direct our readers' attention to the eloquent and emphatic peroration of Sir James Graham's speech, at the late Cumberland election. "I may be told (said the right Hon. Baronet,) that Protestantism is in a minority in Ireland. I admit the fact. But I, for one, would never consent to make religion a question of arithmetic, to be decided by the rule of proportion. That was not the way in which our Protestant ancestors acted. They, though at first a small minority, by their perseverance, succeeded in establishing Protestantism on the ruins of Popery. They went forth a small minority, armed in the panoply of truth, shedding their blood like water in the cause which they had undertaken ; and ceased not until they established that pure creed of Protestantism which they now enjoy. The question has now arrived at this point:—Shall The Established ReLigion Of Ireland Be Popish Or ProTestant 1 For my part, I have made up my mind upon the subject, and am ready to stand or fall by my opinions."
The Bill for converting the boroughs of England and Wales into dens for rabid Whigs, has also past the Lower House, as it is well named. But we have the Peers; and failing them, we have Our Kino!
Our readers must excuse our passing sub silentio the other Bills introduced by his Majesty's ministers; they
are mere tubs to tl>e whale ; and "very like a whale " they are.
Spain.—The death of that distinguished patriot and immortal hero, Zumalacarreguy, has cast a temporary gloom over the royal cause in Spain.
France.—The citizen king has endeavoured to get up another assassination plot. The wolf may really come at last.
The French troops in Africa have received a severe defeat near Oran, from an Arab force, under Abdel Kader. The foreign legion, which was to have joined the Christinos in Spain, is nearly annihilated.
The other powers of Europe are resting upon their oars.
West Indies.—Letters from Martinique, to the end of May, announce the burning of seven or eight houses at St. Lucia, which the emancipated negroes set on fire. Nice freemen these,—if they had but votes, they would be sure to return Whigs!
Demekara.—In this colony an experiment has been tried by John Stewart, Esq. M. P. for Lymington, and some other influential planters, which promises to be attended by the most beneficial consequences. A number of labourers have been imported from Madeira, under certain regulations agreed to by the individuals, and sanctioned by the Portuguese authorities: these men are found capable of performing one-third more work than the negro has been accustomed to do whilst a slave, and their example has already excited a spirit of emulation in the apprentice, which if duly encouraged and properly directed, must have a vast moral influence on the destinies of this valuable and interesting colony.
Sweden.—The king is carrying on, with increased activity, his well-conceived system of cultivating and peopling the northern parts of his dominions. Between 1821 and 1832, thirteen millions of acres have been brought into produce, and eight hundred and twelve new farms are occupied by families, who are all prosperous. Verily, Bernadotte is a wise man.
Such a plan might answer in Ireland, after the extirpation of Popery, and transportation of O'Connell.
UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL
TRIBUTES OF RESPECT.
Rev. Henry Handle* Norms.—" Tothe Rev. Henry Handley Norris, M.A.,Rector of South Hackney.—We, the undersigned, members of your congregation, being anxious to place on record the high estimation in which we hold you, deem the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of our church an appropriate opportunity to express the deep respect, gratitude, and affection, with which your long, disinterested, and valuable services as our pastor have inspired us. While we contemplate with thankfulness your liberal contributions towards the erection, and the subsequent enlargement and reparation of our church, and the admirable manner in which its sacred services have uniformly been conducted, — the renouncement of your rectorial revenues for the purchase of ground for a cemetery, and a house for future rectors:— the purity of your life, your extensive private charity, evinced in relieving the temporal necessities of the poor, and in founding and supporting, principally at your own cost, schools for the religious instruction of their children ;—your recent munificent transfer of the school-house and endowments to trustees for the benefit of the parish for ever; your promotion, by the silent influences of your intercourse with your parishioners, of peace, harmony, and christian fellowship in the district over which you preside, all combine to lead us to recognise the mercy and blessing of the Almighty in casting our lot under the pastoral charge of one possessing such high and durable claims to our confidence and warmest regard.
"However vastly inferior to the high rewards which, we humbly trust and believe, await you at the hands of Him whose zealous servant you have thus proved yourself to be, and to the inward testimony of your own conscience, we indulge the hope that this expression of our feelings will not be unacceptable, and that it may contribute to comfort and sustain you in the discharge of your sacred duties.
"In the fervent desire that your eminently useful life may be extended to a remote period, we beg to subscribe ourselves,
"Your grateful and affectionate Parishioners and Friends."
Rev. E. L. Bennett.—The inhabitants of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, have presented their Vicar, the Rev. Edward Leigh Bennett, M.A. of Merton College, with a handsome silver salver, " as a small token of their sincere regard and esteem."
Rev. A. C Rowdy.—On Sunday se'nnight the Rev. A. Crowdy, M. A. of Brasennose College, Curate of Longstock, near Stockbridge, took leave of his parishioners and congregation in a most impressive farewell discourse, which was listened to with the greatest attention by a crowded congregation, who were deeply affected. The parishioners and congregation of Longstock have presented him with a silver tea-service, as a mark of their high esteem and attachment, bearing the following inscription: "Presented by the parishioners and congregation of the Rev. A. Crowdy, M.A. Curate of Longstock, as a tribute of their esteem and gratitude for the faithful and exemplary discharge of his ministerial duties: June 30, 1835."
Dorking Church.—The voluntary subscriptions towards rebuilding the body, and repairing the tower and chancel of the above church, under the superintendance of that rising architect, Mr. M'Intosh Brookes, of Adam-street, Adelphi, already amount to 4500/.
Secession Of Holland Chapel, North Brixton.—The Bishop of Winchester has added that well-known dissenting place of worship, called Holland Chapel, at North Brixton, to the Chapels of the Church of England, and has granted his license to the Rev. Francis Grossman. It has been some time under repair, and is now re-opened."
The Riv. Bernard Gilpin, of Christ's College, Cambridge, has recently vacated the Rectory of St. Andrew's, Hertford, in consequence of some conscientious scruples as to certain passages in the Communion Service of the Church of England. The living is in the gift of the Chancellor of Lancaster.
Protestant Meeting.—A second Meeting was held at Exeter Hall, (Lord Kenyon in the Chair,) on Saturday, July 11th, "to prove to Protestants of all denominations, by authentic documents, the real tenets of the Church of Rome, as now held by the Roman Catholic Bishops and Priests of Ireland." The great room was crowded to excess, and several very interesting addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. M'Ghee, O'Sullivan, and others.
Irish Church Bill.—In illustration of this destructive piece of Whiggism, Sir R. Peel clearly establishes the following facts:—
1. That by the reductions contemplated in the commutation part of the bill, every living of 100/. per annum, derived from tithe, will be reduced to 571. Is.; and every living of 600/. will be reduced to 332/. 15s. as in the latter case an additional per centage of 21. 10*. will be deducted.
2. That the whole parochial tithes of Ireland being 507,367, will be reduced to an available sum of 288,135/.
3. That, whereas there are 670 benefices, with from 50 to 200 Churchmen upon each of them, 2U9 with from 500 to 1000, and 242 with more than 1000 j if these were provided for at the rate of 200/. per annum for the first class, 300/. for the second, and 400/. for the third; the sum required for this moderate arrangement would be 293,500/. which actually exceeds by some thousands the whole amount of tithe, to be collected under the new act!
The reduction in value arises from the deduction of three-tenths by a clause in the bill, from a change in the average value, on which the composition is to be made, and from the sixpence in the pound as charge for collection. In the above estimate nothing is allowed for curates.
Henlet Upon Thames.—On Tuesday, July 14, an eloquent and powerful Sermon, in aid of the funds for the S. P. C. K., was preached at Henley, by the Rev. Lord Augustus Fitzclarence, LL.D. from Galalians vi. 7. In proof of this, the amount of the collection more than doubled that of any former year, being 48/.
By the Lord Bithop of Ckichetttr, July 5. , v
Hull, William (let. dim.) Lit,
Maltby, Henry Joseph B-A. Cams Cambridge
Palmer, George Thorns* M.A. Brasennose Oxford
Smyth, Thomas Graham Stud, of Trinity Oxford . ,
Snowden, Charles Crowe B.A. Worcester Oxford
Hodges, Henry B.A. University Oxford';
Pelham! the Hon. John Thomas B.A. Christ Church Oxford
Visme, Louis Davison de B.A. Balliol Oxford
Warren, Henry M.A. Jesus C.mbndg*
Banner, .,,... Chancellorship of Emly.
Dnnn g Master of Maldon Grammar School.
Dunne C .... Rural Dean for one division of the Deanery of Pershore,
Hanklnson.T Minister of Zion Chapel, Camberwell.
Maltby H.J Domestic Chaplain to the Lord Ross of Chichester. ,
Mantoii H. Mastership of the Grammar School at Sleaford.
Netherwood, J. . . . . Head Mastership of the Grammar School, Appleby. ,
Nunn —.'!.... Head Mastership of Preston Grammar School*. . ~
Poore' C. H. Minor Canon of Winchester Cathedral. ,
Power, E Head Mastership of the Gr. Sch. Atherstone.Warwicksrare.
Rolfe E. N Domestic Chaplain to Earl Nelson. . .„
Smith, G. N Head Mastership of Preston Grammar School.
Smith— Vicar General of the Diocese of Elphin.
Young, D . , • Domestic Chaplaiu to the Right Hon. the Earl of Clare.
Davis, W Curate of Llanmihangel, Glamorganshire.
Godwin, J Wolverhampton.
Heatbcoate, G Southwell.
Morgan, W Monmouthshire.
Waistell, R. ..... Curate of Cleashy, Yorkshire.
In a Convocation holden on Wednesday, June 21, it was agreed to affix the University Seal to the following petition to the House of Lords against Lord Radnor's Bill; the numbers on the scrutiny being, for the petition 91, against it 4;
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Bri'ain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled.
"The humble petition of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, of the University of Oxford,
"Showeth,—That your petitioners have learned that a Bill, entituled, 'An Act prohibiting subscription to the Thirty-nine Articles, in certain cases,' has been introduced into your Lordships' House.
"Your petitioners, with all submission and humility, beg to represent to your Lordships, that for several centuries they
have enjoyed the high privilege of legislating for themselves in all matters relating to their internal government.
"That this privilege has enabled them to arrange and maintain a system of education, by means of which the rising generation is nurtured in the doctrine and discip'ine of the Established Church.
*' Your petitioners, therefore, humbly, but earnestly, pray, that a measure subversive of a privilege so beneficial to the extension and preservation of the Protestant form of religion established in this kingdom, may not pass into a law.
"And your petitioners will ever pray.
"Given at our house of Convocation, &c. &c."
The nomination of Travers Swiss, B.C. L. and Fellow of University College, to be a