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THOMAS C. SAVILL,

PRINTER, ST. MARTIN'S LANE, CHARING CROSS.

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424

... 543

554

658
TRACTS AGAINST POPERY :

Christ is the only Expiatory Sacrifice... 25
On the Remission of Guilt, &c.......... 130
Celibacy of the Clergy....

260
No Infallible Judge of Controversies 396
Papal Supremacy...

513

ANTIQUITIES:

Selections from Evelyn's Diary....... 28, 268

MS. Letter of Bishop Bedell to Warde 132, 674

Wickliffe's Expository Works......... 401, 526

DEVOTIONAL:

406

SACRED POETRY 30, 135, 270, 411

529, 680

CORRESPONDENCE:-

Church of the Fathers.......... ..35, 148, 281

On the Hebrew Shoterim

42

Singing at Church
Van Mildert and Waterland

47
Cheap Mode of Building.–Pisé.

48

Reverence of Expression..

49

Primitive Church..

50
On the Greek Article

51
" Wretchlessness"

53
Pluralities Bill

54
The Daily Church Service .......

154
Collection after Service

156
Service in Gaols

156, 545
Poor Law Commissioners

157
Coronation Oath

158, 426
Creature-Worship

160
Mr. Moses Stuart..

161
On Sponsors at Baptism

164
Character of Lot ..

168
Oath to observe the Canons

176
Toleration of Error

177
Dr. Wiseman's Lectures

138, 278

On the Episcopacy of the Herrnhuters, 288, 289

Seventeenth Article of Religion ..... 291

Parallelisms in the Epistle of Barnabas, 292, 546

On Alphabetic Writing and Hieroglyphics,

with Rema a Dr. Lamb ...... 295, 541

570

The word “ Catholic".

571

Mr. Bickersteth and Bp. of Peterborough 572

Letter from an Eastern Christian ......... 572

Sunday Penny Reader....

............. 575

New Marriage Law

682

Clerical and Prayer Meetings 420,423,683, 686

Answer to “ Cereticus"

787

Baptism.......

700, 709

A Convert to Romanism..

703

Catechising and Visiting..

706

Sabbath..

710

Conditions of Salvation.-Epistle of St.

Barnabas

415, 711

Use of the Word “ Merit,” &c.

712

David's Numbering the People

713

Dr. Buckland

714

Origin of Dr. Hampden's Theory 714

Westminster Abbey.- Cathedral Service, 716

Burial of Paupers...........

717

Mr. Byng ..

Answers to Questions

.44, 5+7

718

... 718

NOTICES AND REVIEWS ... 56, 179, 327

436, 577, 719
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MISCELLANEA :-

Mill Hill Academy

..64, 188

Churches Built or Rebuilt

64

Roman-catholic Meditations

185

Poor Law Commissioners

188

Home Missionaries. Letter to Lord Bexley 190

Literates

191

New Chapels built by Private Individuals 329

'The Rhemish Bible.....

330

Bicester Union ...

444

New Church at Tipton

445

Proposed New Church at Snenton

Sunday School Society

581

Increase of Churches

581

Proposed School-rooms at Sheerness...... 583

Some Specimens of Christian Spirit ...... 583

Specimens of Religious Advertisements... 584

Dignity of the Roman Church

585

Extract from the Bishop of Exeter's

Charge — Remarks on the Irish Bill ... 726

State of Religion in Prussia

727

Specimens of Religious Feeling

728

Society for Prom. Christian Knowledge 731

DOCUMENTS:-

Appendix (A) to Second Report of the

Church Commissioners

65

Chapel at Grantham

72

Third Report from the Church Com-

missioners ....

191

Fourth Report from ditto

199

Reports of the Church Building So-

ciety

209, 211, 596, 740

Parish Priests of Ireland.

211

On the distinguishing Regulation” or

Principle” of the British and Foreign

School Society, &C.........

212

Act for the Commutation of Tithes ... 330

The New Poor Law Bill.-Petition of

Magistrates, and others, of Petworth... 356

Extract from His Majesty's Speech to

both Houses of Parl., Feb. 24th, 1835, 357

Reed and Matheson's Visit to the Ame-

rican Churches........

358

Marriages

359

An Act for Marriages in England

Act for Registering Births, Deaths, &c. 459

An Act to regulate Parochial Assessments, 474

An Act for Suspending for One Year Ap-

pointments to certain Dignities .....

477

Act to Facilitate Conveyance of Sites...... 479

New Churches in Oxford and its Vicinity, 48]

Archbishop Cranmer on Episcopacy 481

Lady Powerscourt's Questions for 1835... 481

Average Prices of British Wheat, Barley,

and Oats, for the Seven Years pre-

ceding the 31st of Dec., 1835..... 482

Falsehoods respecting Christian Malford, 483

Prayer Meetings for all Sects

484

Extracts from the Report of the Lichfield

& Coventry Dis. Church Building Soc., 484

Number of Churches Endowed, and

Livings Augmented, by the late Bishop

of Durham

487

An Act for carrying into Effect the Re-

ports of the Church Commissioners... 585

Metropolis Church Fund...

594

New Churches in the Diocese of Chester, 597

More Churches Wanted

598

Draught of a Petition from the Chapters, 599

Clerical Library

602

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Queen Anne's Bounty

603

Omission of Burial Service Ilegal 607

Church-Rates Abolition Society.

607

Dean of St. Asaph

608

Tithe Composition Bill for Ireland... 610

Extract from Mr. O'Connell's Letter to

his Constituents of Kilkenny.

610

Recommendations of the Ecclesiastical

Commissioners.

732

Extract from the Bp. of Exeter's Charge, 739

Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol

739

List of Churches built since 1890, in the

Counties of Hants and Surrey

741

Church Rates

742

Case and Opinion of Dr. Lushington...... 742

CHURCH MATTERS:-

English Tithe Bill.—Rating of Tithes.-

Important to the Clergy. –Irish Tithe

Bill. The Scottish Universities.

Church Building.–Church Statistics.-

Dr. Wiseman's Review.-On Irish Dis-

turbances, by G. C. Lewis, Esq. -

Letter from Mr. M'Ghee on Peter

Dens

73 to 98

Church Reform. Memorials of the

Chapters.-English Tithe Bill. --Meet-
ing at Exeter Hall. -- The Million

Scotch Universities. London
Church Building Fund...... 219 to 234

Retrospect.

Romanism.

Religious

Amalgamation.--Questions for Discus-
sion at a Religious Meeting at Dublin,
in September. Return of Roman-
catholic Chapels.- Mr. Lennard. - The
Author-M. P.'s. The Voluntary
System.-Confession.- Justice of Re-
formers. -- The Church in Ireland.

Tithe Commissioners, &c. 359 to 369
The Tithe Bill. -- Registration and Mar-

riage Acts. -On the Regard due to Ec-
clesiastical Canons.- Religious Orders
in the United Kingdom.- Irish Schools

-National Education ........... 498 to 496

Tithe Bill.–Church Building Society.

--Church-Rates Abolition Society.

The last German Discovery.- Bishop

White.-The Errors or Unfairness of

Dr. Wiseman.—New Marriage Law.

- Presbyterianism in Ireland. -- Church

of England Service

611 to 622

Church Rates. Tithe Bill. – The

Errors or Unfairness of Dr. Wiseman.

— Reform among the Jews ...... 743 to 760

Act. —

ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE:-

Ordinations, Clerical Appointments, Pre-

ferments, Clergymen Deceased,&c. 101, 234

369, 497, 623, 760

UNIVERSITY NEWS............106, 239, 371, 499

627, 765

BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES..,111, 240, 374, 500

629, 767

EVENTS OF THE MONTH......112, 242, 375, 501

630, 768

New Rooks.........119, 251, 382, 509, 642, 778

Funds, &c..........119, 251, 383, 510, 643, 779

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS... 120, 252, 393

511, 614, 779

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(Concluded from the last Number.) It would exceed the limits of the present paper to enter at any length into the biography of the Port Royal saints; my present object being rather to speak of Jansenism as a system, than to view it in its effect upon those who professed it. I cannot, however, forbear from introducing in this place some account of one of these eminent

M. Le Maitre (not, I believe, the same who was afterwards called Saçi, and also translated the Bible, but a relative,) was the ornament and oracle of the French bar. When he pleaded, (says the historian of the Port Royal,) the other courts of law, and even the lecture rooms, at Paris, were deserted. At the age of twenty-seven he had become a councillor of state, and was in the highest favour at court, as well as in his own profession. His mother, a woman of great piety, dreaded the effect which so much popularity and distinction might produce upon a naturally ambitious mind. When Le Maitre was in his thirtieth year, and at the height of his reputation, it happened that Madame D'Audilly, the intimate friend of his mother, with whom she had taken refuge from the ill-treatment of her husband, became dangerously ill. She was visited by the Abbé de St. Cyran, who conversed with her upon rekgious subjects, and read by her side the prayers of the church. At some of these interviews Le Maitre was present; and the truths of religion, enforced by so experienced a teacher as St. Cyran, and heightened in their effect by the striking circumstances under which they were presented, were speedily impressed with indelible force upon a mind naturally warm and imaginative. He withdrew from the death bed, and formed, without delay, the resolution of quitting the world, and of dedicating the rest of his life in retirement to God. The historian of the Port Royal has preserved the letter which Le

VOL. X.-July, 1836.

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Maitre wrote, upon forming this determination, to his father; and I am sure that I shall be excused for giving a translation of it.

“ You have been (he writes) instrumental, under God, in placing me in the world; and I am too sensible of the respect due to a parent to lose one moment in acquainting you with the resolution which, by God's infinite mercy, I have formed, after three months' reflection, of quitting my profession, and withdrawing into retirement, where I may dedicate the remainder of my days to God. I have abstained, by the advice of my friends, from making known this resolution, until quite satisfied that it was no excitement of the moment, but a direction from above. T'ime, instead of weakening, has only confirmed the impression; and I am now satisfied that it comes from Him who is alone the master of our hearts, and changes them at his own pleasure.

“ I quit the world at His bidding, as you would quit it if called by the same voice. I pretend to no special revelation or extraordinary vision. I am simply following the voice which speaks in the gospel, urging me to repent of my sins. I am not exchanging the honours of one profession for those of another ; reputation at court, for reputation in the church. I do not desire the notoriety of retiring into a monastery; but I seek some private abode, where ambition can have no place, and wherein I may seek God in repentance and by prayer.

I expect that my resolution will astonish you. Six months ago, I thought no more of such a step than you think of it at present. I came to the determination without the advice of any friend. A voice spoke, not to my ear, but to my heart.

If the example of an eldest son quitting the world in his thirtieth year, with for. tune smiling around him, with the favour of kings shining upon him, with the path of honour open to him-if an example such as this could move you, it would be to me a cause of greater joy than that which you felt on hearing of my birth. But this must be God's work. My words are of no avail, and I have ever shrunk from acting the preacher with you (dous savez d'ailleurs que je n'ai jamais fait le prédicateur avec vous.) I will only say, what you doubtless, know better than myself, that it is no mark of weakness to cultivate the Christian graces. One whom the world has never held weak or scrupulous, and who is still the same as ever, resolves to sacrifice the fair fame of an orator and a courtier, for the simple character of a servant of Christ."

This letter presents (I think) a fair specimen of the tone and spirit of Jansenism. Who can fail, upon reading or hearing it, to lament that any should carry out of the world a temper so fitted to amend it ? Practical religion had not yet realized its perfect work,--the spirit of the hermit, in the midst of social intercourse and lawful occupation. The spirit of Jansenism is, by many degrees, the best which the church of Rome has exhibited ; but the reformed catholic church has come nearer still to the scriptural pattern, according to which activity in business may be combined with fervour of spirit.

We need not bid, for cloistered cell,

Our neighbour or our work farewell;
Nor strive to wind ourselves too high
For sinful man beneath the sky.

The trivial round, the common task,
Would furnish all we ought to ask-
Room to deny ourselves: a road

To bring us, daily, nearer God.”
Le Maitre retired into a private house, near the Abbey of Port
Royal; and having once put his hand to the plough, did not turn
back.

It seems necessary to my subject that I should touch briefly upon the question of the Port Royal miracles.

The first miracle professed to have been wrought in the Port Royal,

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