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was conscious of the folly of the work one of the peasantry was with him ; she was engaged in. Midway between he was abusing the countryman for Ballina and Killala is the fine Abbey having broken a bottle of whiskey by' of Moyne, which I visited ; the stee- accident, which this gentleman bad taken ple is perfect, and the arches and up with him, by way, I suppose,of makcloisters are in good order; the tomb- ing his head steady in this ticklish place. stones have been wantonly broken by Poor Paddy was in a great fright and some mischievous persons, but in fu- sure he never put a finger to the botture no injury can occur, as the Abbey tle, but that he saw it of itself give a is closed up, and under the care of a jump, and dash itself against the person, by the order of Mr. Jones the steeple—and no wonder it should, present proprietor. My guide was said he, for it was an undeacent thing to communicative ; he told me a Mr. R. bring to so blessed a place !--Sure one lived in part of the Abbey about forty might drink enough before or after one years ago, and kept hounds near it, visits here! if, cried he, I got the but that he had no luck in it for his world I culdn't taste a sup of whiskey senses went astray on him. He or- in the presence of all them sculls, God dered his body to be buried near the be merciful to their souls ! Upon saycloisters overa stream that runs through ing so much, Paddy'hastened down the the Abbey,and the guide pointed out his steps lest the gentleman might have tomb in that particular spot. A tomb- been tempted to have sent him by a stone over the remains of a Mr.B. stands

Next day was Ladyerect against the steeple. • This poor day, the finest day that came for a gentleman,' said my guide,' met with month before, and although the hay a sudden death;' * What was that ?' and turf demanded all hands to work ; said I. 'He was hung, your honor, the whole country presented one scene the time of the French, whose part he of idleness : upon remonstrating with took, thinking they would conquer the a man I saw idling, he observed, “ this English. His brother was the Catbo- is a blessed day, our Lady's-day, and lic Bishop, and he, Lord rest his soul, we know better than to work on it." lies beside him, just there, your honor. The next day was one continued pour Oh! they were cruel times in the of rain, and all were forced to be idle, year ninety-eight. See all the fine a bad return made by the Lady for all tomb-stones smashed in smiddereens the compliments paid her the precethere; 'twas the Prince of Wales did ding. It was remarkable that at all the all that, your honor.'

patterns held over the country on friend, I never heard that his Royal Lady-day, the usual fighting between Highness was in Ireland at that period.'

clans was not to be seen. At TubberOh, your honor, 'twas bis rigiment, murry, county Roscommon, where " the Prince Wales Fencibles,” and sculls were broken without number by they were quartered at Killala at that the Carneys and the O'Flannigans at time, and it was then that smashed all the pattern of last year, all was peace the tomb-stones here, just like Crom- and harmony. Such is the present well's army long ago. May be your organization among the peasantryhonour would come up top of the such the influence of the great leader, steeple, it has 180 steps in it.' I O'Connell. agreed to do so, and had a very ex- I had some other things to notice, tensive view from the tower. On the but fearing I have tresspassed too much top I met a person very well dressed ; upon your patience I shall conclu e.

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OBITUARY

Diep.- At Richmond-place, on the ness of Christ, the practical influence of 29th of July, Elizabeth, the wife of the the religion of Jesus. The details of doRev. William Faussett. In ber, were mestic and social life furnished in her exemplified the advantages of early piety. case, an expressive commentary upon Brought acquainted in her youth with the apostolic precept, “ That ye study the excellency of ber Redeemer, she was to quiet, and do your own business.” enabled, througbout a trying course, to The sacred volume was indeed ber conmanifest with uncompromising firmness, stant companion. “ The word of Christ tempered with the meekness and gentle- dwelt in ber richly." Though her path

was chequered with many afflictions, she with bis Son Jesus Christ, cheered and " went up through the wilderness, lean- sustained ber, turned “the shadow of ing on her Beloved." To the last, she death” into the dawn of an everlastiug had found peace in the blessed truth, that day, and administered to her departing “Jesus bad put away sin by the sacrifice spirit, an abundant entrance into the of himsell.” Fellowship with God, and Kingdom of her Lord.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

Since we last went to press, no ma- tors, who abviously ascribe the qui. terial change has taken place in our fo. escence of Governinent to fear, has reigu relations : Portugal continues in roused even the most moderate Pro. the same state, awaiting the Brazilian testant to a feeling of indignation, not declaration ; but in the mean tinse has unmingled in the minds of many, with placed Madeira under a blockade, which a fear of the ultimate consequences. is not, of course, respected by our An order of the Lord Lieutenant, that cruisers. The violence of the wretch- seemed preliminary to the disarming ed tool of bigotry, who calls himself of the Yeomanry, and a speech of the king, will probably provoke our Go. Member for Derry, at a recent meet. vernment to take a decided part, as ing in that city have contributed not some British subjects bave been seized a little to this. Tbis gentleman, by his agents, and thrown into prison, hitherto conspicuous for carrying and notwithstanding the representa- Orange principles to a violence that tions of the proper authorities still was objectionable even to his own detained. No very certain informa party, took the opportunity of readtion has transpired from the seat of ing his recantation, grounded on the war between Russia and Turkey; but frightful state of Ireland, and the abthe former seems to be making gradual solute power possessed by the Associand steady advances on the terri- ation; and no measure seemed to him to tories of the Porte. The plague is be likely to meet these evils but Emansaid to have checked their progress cipation. These sentiments, which more effectually than the Turkish arms. were doubtless sincere, coming from Much of the public interest is indeed a Minister of the Crown, and a near absorbed in the consideration of the connection of Mr. Peel's, and groundstate of Ireland ; and in truth we do ed as they were on circumstances which not remember to have ever known even every friend of Ireland had long since this our country in a situation calling lamented and pointed out, served to for more prompt or more prudent irritate the Protestant population exmeasures. It is not that the parties ceedingly. The situation of our Cadividing Ireland, are in a state of ac- binet is certainly one of great diffitive hostility ; awful as such a situation culty; and the strange and hesiwould be, the remedy would be obvious, tating manner in which Ireland has but the present excitement has deepen- been governed, the absurd and ed into the most decided hostility, and dishonest expedient of playing off there is a fearful pause of expectation one faction against another, have proat this moment, that instead of pro- duced that bitter harvest our governmising tranquility, looks, in truth, ors are now reaping. We trust much more like the forerunner of a storm. to the firmuess and good sense of our The state of unchecked licentiousness Premier - but much more to the goodin which the self-constituted Catholic ness of Him from whom “ counsellors Association were permitted to revel, by learn wisdom," and we hesitate not (we will say) the mistaken policy of to say, that it is not the artifices or Government, has produced the dou- violence of our enemies that we dread, hle effect of giving organization and but the absence of true Protestant and confidence to their friends, and pro- Christian principle in our nominal ducing a counteraction and excitement friends. While we see a spirit of in. on the opposite side. The expiration Jifference and carelessness pervade all of the restraining act, has permitted the ranks, a want of that serious and scripOrangemen to reorganize themselves tural feeling on the subject of religion in great numbers, while the triumph- that is so necessary in the present ant exultation of the Association ora- times, and even those who take an active

lead in works of piety, proving by them pray that wisdom may be given their conduct that motives less pure to our rulers, and sobriety to our peothan the love of God and his people ple, certain that our Church can only actuate them, we do fear for our Zion. be subverted by the worldly-mindedOh, let those who feel the importance ness of those who call themselves ber of Scriptural religion, oppose them- children. selves to this spurious admixture ; let

POETRY.

RETROSPECTIONS.
(By the Author of " The Lough Dearg Pilgrim," &c.)

Sweet the bright gale, which through the vale
Of deep Glentorvin blew,
And the winter storm on bleak Slieu-gorm
Had its awful beauty too ;
I've since view'd many a fairer scene,
But none so dear to view.
Can I forget how the sun would set
On the brow of dark Culmore >
Like Hope when shed round the Christian's head,
When his warfare here is o'er;
I may see many a setting sun,
But I'll see thine no more.
When day's first light bad banish'd night,
Like a monster to his cave,
And the breeze of spring tried his young wing
Upon the morning wave ;
Alas! the joy which then I felt
No other prospect gave!
When the early smoke from the cottage broke,
So tapering and so fair ;
And Zepbyr play'd us half afraid,
Around it in the air;
'Twas sweet to see them wantoning
In graceful beauty there.
As tbe white low mist the meadows kiss'd,
In the summer twilight's glow,
And the otter splasb’d, and the wild-duck dasb'd
In the sedgy lake below;
'Twas sweet to bear the silver bell
From the flocks on high Dunroe.
From the rail's boarse throat the ceaseless note,
Would flit now far, now nigh,
And the quavering hum of the spipe would come
Quick shooting from the sky,
Whilst the lovely beam of the evening star
Shone to the raptur'd eye.
Oh! memory brings a thousand things,
Wbich care cannot controul ;
The scented heath, and the orchard's breath,
And the strains which often, stole
At eve, from lips that made them dear
To my impassion'd soul.
When tbe morning ray of the Sabbath day,
Fell on my slumbering eye,
And a stream more bright of heavenly light,
Spread round a boly joy,
Oh! the worship of the warbling fields,
Rose gratefully on bigh:

And as the bell, whose distant swell
From the grey cathedral's tower,
With measur'd sweep, came slow and deep,
To wake devotion's power,
'Twas sweet to join the village train
And solemnize the hour.
Oh! Lumford's glen was lovely, when
In youtbful joy I stood,
And tried to call back echo's fall
As it died on solitude ;
Or on Knockmany's peaceful top
Repos'd in thoughtful mood :
Then the moon would rise in cloudless skies,
And throw ber beauteous veil
of shadowy light o'er the brow of night,
Whilst througb the groves of Teel
Black-water's dark and silent stream
Beneath her light would steal.
I then would turn to Logan's burn,
Whose little babbling stream
Beneath the rays of the same light plays;
Whilst many a broken gleam
Sparkl'd upon my youthful eye,
Romantic as a dream.
Now by the Rath I find my path,
With quick and lengthen’d bound,
Urg'd on by fear, lest I should hear
Some strange unearthly sound;
Happy to meet the shepherd's boy
Upon his nightly round.
Wby is each tree so lov'd by me
Each early scene so dear ?
The birds that sung when I was young
Still sweetest in my ear ?
And wby, as fancy brings them back,
Now falls the pensive tear?
Ah! man is wrong, - tis not among
Our native bills and plains
The magic lies, which turns our eyes
Back to their dear domains ;
'Tis wbat we were, ere passions strong
Enslav'd us in their chains.
In darker years, when sin appears
The only joy of men,
Where'er we turn, alas, we mourn
Those early visions, when
Life was more peaceful, happy, free,
Because less guilty then.
And if so dear the memory here
Of scenes so dark and dim,
How full must be our joy, to see
Th' eternal fields of Him
Who with Jehovah fix'd his throne,
Betwixt the Cherubim !
Tis there on high the Christian's eye,
By faith, should always turn,
On wing of prayer unceasing, there
His spirit should be borne;
There lie those scenes which, once beheld,
No heart will ever mourn,

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RELIGIOUS COMMUNICATIONS.
LAST MOMENTS OF DR. JOHNSON
ON THE SLAVE TRADE
ON THE UNCONDITIONAL FREENESS OF THE Gospel.
BIBLICAL CRITICISM-1 John v. 16
TAE SEPTUAGINT QUOTED IN THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS.
ON THE ISRAELITISH DESCENT OF THE IRISH AND SCOTCH (continued)
FATHER Butler (continued)

REVIEW.
Bishop HEBER'S JOURNAL

NOTICES of Books
FOREIGN RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.....
INDIA. Serampore-Dr. Marsham's Account of the Providential manner

jn wbich tbe Scriptures have been introduced into it. Ava-Nature and
extent of Budbuism. PRUSSIA-Important Intelligence concerning
the Jews. AMERICA-Letter from Mr. Luke Matthews-Favourable
disposition of the Public Authorities to the reading of the Bible by the

People.
DOMESTIC RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE....
Dublin Sunday School Union- Irish Society— Wicklow Bible Meeting-

Reformation Meeting-Limerick Branch of the Hibernian Bible So-
ciety-Extracts of Private Letters from Waterford and Carlow-Es-
tablishment of the Stations of the Cross in Phibsborough Chapel-

Shropshire Auxiliary to the Sunday, School Society for Ireland,
ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE.
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.......
POETRY
Bishop HEBER'S FIRST HYMN FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT,

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