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The proportion of inhabitants in the sister that such an ordinary man was able to do island who speak the Irish language is very more good than if he had had Latin without large. “I feel quite confident,” says Dr. any Irish at all ; nor was he deceived in his Mason, who was examined on the subject expectations." " William Bedell, bishop of by the Commissioners of Education Inquiry,* Kilmore and Ardagh . . . lamented much that " that I very greatly underrate the number his clergy were English, which have not the of persons in Ireland who can speak the tongue of the people, nor can perform divine Irish language, in stating it to be two millions offices, nor converse with them, and that ... I must add . . . that I have, in giving they were barbarians to them. He even rethis testimony, studiously avoided exaggera- fused a living to a near relation of... one of tion; and think that I might consistently the lords deputy. ... chiefly because upon with the truth claim .... three millions examining him he found him unable to read of individuals; and assert, that more than the Irish. He had the common prayers read five hundred thousand can speak no other in the Irish every Sunday in his cathedral, but the Irish tongue. Of the remaining at which he always was present : he, notwithtwo millions and a half, there are two classes; standing much opposition, obliged every mithe first, of those who understand the En- nister to perform services in a tongue unglish, although very imperfectly; the second derstood by the people.” comprises a large number of persons, to

But certain objections, it appears, are startwhom the English is familiar, but whose ed, which it may be well briefly to notice. It prejudices shut them up from receiving spi- | is said that we shall promote the continuance ritual instruction in the former.” Surely of a barbarous language, and hence, that we the spiritual wants of so large a body of our should rather labour to communicate instrucfellow-subjects ought not to be disregarded. tion in English. Now, even though a barAnd if, as it is probable, a majority of these barous language were to be some time longer are Roman Catholics, the necessity is so preserved, yet we must remember that the much the more pressing, that Protestant souls of men are at stake; they may perish, clergymen should have every facility of while you are striving to abolish the Irish bringing to their understanding the know- tongue, for lack of knowledge. But it seems ledge of the truth. For the monstrous posi- demonstrable by fact, that instruction comtion, which now unhappily finds such favour municated in Irish tends to generate a desire in the world, can never be too strongly re- for learning English. I shall mention, by pudiated, that the Protestant minister is to and by, a proof of this. And it is to be recare only for the Protestants within his cure. membered that, independently of the natural He is to consider himself charged especially fondness of the Irish for their own language, with the oversight and instruction, if in multitudes of those who understand and speak any way practicable, of his Romanist pa- English well enough for the ordinary purrishioners; just as a faithful shepherd will poses of social life, would be little able to be especially solicitous to recover the sheep comprehend an English sermon. who have wandered from the fold. If a In support of the views brought forward in Protestant may leave unconcernedly any


paper, I shall quote two or three illussouls to the teaching of the Romish Church, trative facts from the " Quarterly Extract," then our martyred fathers, who shed their No. 53, of the Irish Society, published 1836. blood in breaking off the papal yoke, were

" In the dark and bigoted villages of — weak enthusiasts; and we are bound, by light is rapidly beaming; and numbers now every principle of Christian unity, to re- reading the Scriptures in Irish, who would concile ourselves with Rome. The fact, then, not have looked into one in any other lanI would urgently maintain, that so many guage. Several applications have also been of our Irish brethren are Romanists, is an made for "translations, as they term them, additional argument, not to be evaded, for meaning the English Testament.” “I found the necessity of an Irish-speaking Protestant the demand for the Scriptures to be as extenministry.

sive as ever: even several Bibles and TestaOf the testimonies of eminent men who ments in the English authorised translation strongly held this opinion, Dr. Mason has have been bought ... with much eagerness, produced, in the pamphlet before referred to, and many applicants remain unsupplied." an abundant selection. I can find room here “ Present was a master between the age

of for only two short extracts. “James Usher, sixty and seventy, whose parents were lapsed primate of Ireland ... ordained a person who Protestants, and therefore more hostile to was unacquainted with the Latin, but versed Protestantism and the Scriptures. Nothing in the native language ; being satisfied ... could once exceed the hatred of this man to * See Reasons and Authorities for using the Irish Language,

the English Bible ; but the Irish Testament by H. J. Monck Mason, LL.D.

found a way to his heart. A second time he


became in his old age child ; and he sat out fully the intentions of the trustees, still down and learned the alphabet, and graduated they are resolved to appoint a professor through our several classes. As scriptural and commence the work as soon as 1500l. light found entrance into his mind, a growing should be received. They hoped that this desire accompanied it of diffusing it among might be effected by last October -- it is not others. At first he discontinued his attend-effected yet! The university is ready, the ance upon the chapel, to search the Scriptures. trustees are ready to appoint-it is underHe then employed the Sabbath sitting beside stood that they have already a competent the highway, reading the sacred page to those person in view—hundreds of thousands of who would otherwise have profaned the day Irishmen are ready, eager, to listen to inin riot or pleasure, at the public-house, or struction in their own language

a word in the pattern. He afterwards became openly it is sure to reach their hearts;-shall the and avowedly a teacher; and now, relin- necessary funds not be ready? O ye sons quishing altogether the errors in which he and daughters of Britain, who could easily, had been educated, and to which he had from the crumbs that fall from your tables, clung for more than sixty years, he has taken supply this need, I entreat you, into whose upon him the scriptural profession of Pro- hands this paper may fall, I entreat you, for testantism, and has become a steady and at- the love of souls, for the glory of God, be tached member of our excellent Establish- not slack to perform for your brethren this ment." I envy not the man who can read work and labour of love.

C. these extracts with unmoved feelings.

The conclusion, then, to which we must come is, that something ought to be done to

ADDRESS ON THE REGISTRATION ACT.. remedy the want of Irish-speaking clergy- MUCH-RESPECTED PARISHIONERS,-Your religious inmen. They are now so few, and the faci

terests are a matter of deep concern to us. Placed lities of learning that language so small, that

over you by God, as your spiritual instructors, it is

our duty, at all times, to call your attention to points when the archbishop of Tuam had intimated, connected with your well-being in the scriptural sense a few years ago, his intention of requiring of that term: and as it is impossible for us to reach the knowledge of it in the clergy of his dio

the ear of every individual in this large and populous cese, he was compelled, by the absolute im- parish from the pulpit where we stand, on the Sabbath,

“ declaring unto you the whole counsel of God,” we possibility of finding men, to relax his rule.

avail ourselves of an address like the present, to bring The only method by which a proper supply before you what appears to us conducive to your good. of duly qualified individuals can be secured, The subject which we have thought it well to select is by the promotion of Irish learning in the

on the present occasion, though not of so edifying a

character as some others upon which we might have Irish university. A professorship of Irish addressed you, is, nevertheless, an important one, as must be established there, and young men it bears not only upon individual interests, but those must be encouraged by premiums and scho- of society at large and we therefore hope you will larships, as in other branches of study, to

give it your attentive consideration.

You are aware that an act has passed the legislaapply themselves to this. This plan is now ture, and is to come into operation in July next, proabout to be pursued. Already a subscrip- viding for the registration of births, marriages

, and tion has been opened, and a few muni- burials. By this act it is required that the names of ficent bishops and noblemen have brought all infants shall be duly entered in a book kept by the their gifts to it. I ask, therefore, with all the registrar for that purpose, within forty-two days from

their birth; and as to marriages, although they may urgency the wants of Ireland demand, will still be solemnised as heretofore, a sanction is given the public not be ready to support them? to their being contracted before a civil officer without will not those to whom God has given wealth

any religious performance. Upon these two points

(the law relating to burials requiring no comment) consecrate some of it for such an object ? It

we wish, out of an anxiety for the Christian consistency is impossible that the university of Dublin of those committed to our charge, to offer a few obsercan itself endow a professorship - its funds vations. have been of late exhausted by other press

As to the first, the registration of the names of all ing calls; but the university itself invites the

children born in the parish, in the manner prescribed

by the new act, is unobjectionable; it, however, inaid of those who wish well to Ireland ; and volves a ground of apprehension. The indifference should this invitation be disregarded, should of many parents to the rite of baptism, except so far this justice to Ireland be refused or delayed, as it may conduce to the interests of their offspring in I should indeed believe it one of the worst

a worldly point of view, is an evil which the ministers

of religion have long had to deplore. They have auguries of our eventful days.

come to the hallowed font with that apparent unconHitherto, I regret to say, but few persons cern which has shewn that they regarded that sacrahave responded to the call : I would fain ment of the Church as little else than a mere formal hope, that it is because few have been made

ceremony, which may or may not be observed, without acquainted with the real necessities of the

much affecting the spiritual interests of their children;

and in instances not a few, so thoroughly unimportant case. But it is right to state the fact, that though 50001. would be required to carry

• This address was drawn up by the ministers of St. Saviour's, Southwark, for circulation among the parishioners.

have they considered the rite, that they have ne- tioning marriage without thic appendage of religious glected it altogether. Now, as we fear that persons obligations. But we trust that you, who wish to have who are careless about religion, and think of no in- that act sanctioned and blessed by the God of the terests beyond those that are worldly, may deem the Bible, will not refuse still to bow the knee in the bare act of registering their children's names quite church where you have been taught to worship, and sufficient, and so omit baptism, we write to exhort before Him whose name it is your duty to adore : reall who would obey God, and act faithfully towards cognising God in all you do, and imploring his blessthe children committed to their care, on no account ing on every undertaking, you will have that smile to deprive them of an ordinance which has the solemn which will make your path prosperous; whereas if stamp of Divine authority, and to which there are you put Him aside, and take a step so important in annexed many and great blessings. Baptism was in- its consequences as that of forming a matrimonial constituted by Christ, the divine Founder of our holy nexion, without any reference to the Divine will, or religion : it was made by him the door of admission any prayer for the Divine blessing, that which you look to his visible Church: it was the rite that distin- to as a source of happiness may prove one of misery. guished his disciples from the unconverted pagans; No human law can make marriage merely a civil coni. and in precisely the same light it is to be viewed now. tract—it rests upon a Divine law, and is religiously We are not warranted even to call ourselves Chris- binding on the consciences of all who engage in it. tians unless we have been baptised into the faith of Bear this in mind; and as you value religion, which Christ: we are out of the pale of the Christian Church is the only sure safeguard of the morals of a country, until we have been received into it by that rite of do nothing to sanction the least departure from it. Divine appointment; and therefore, if you neglect These are the points which a sense of ministerial that sacrament in the case of your dear children, you duty urged us at the present moment to bring forward. fail to place them where only you bave reason to ex- We wish not to oppose the law of the land, but only to pect the communication of heavenly blessings; and uphold the supreme law of God. If you follow our Christians as you may wish them to be, you are really advice, you can act upon the one, without disregarding bringing them up in a state of heathenisin.

the other. Give us credit for purity of intention-beWe trust that you will weigh well your duty in this lieve that we are sincerely anxious to lead you in the respect, and look on baptism as an important means right way; and may God give you grace to follow our of grace; as a very solemn religious ordinance, the instructions. due observance of which is connected with your chil- Before we conclude, we wish to inform you that, dren's highest interests, both in this world and in with a view to your edification and “growth in grace," that which is to come. We warn you, most affec- we have thought it well to devote an hour or two, in tionately, not only against neglecting that rite, but the middle of each week, to that more riendly interalso against the impropriety of using it as a mere course between minister and people than can be had matter of form. Take heed to the spirit in which you in the stricter services of the Sabbath, and which we approach it: much, very much, depends upon that. feel assured your spiritual wants require. To these The service of our Church supposes a pious disposi- meetings we carnestly and affectionately invite you tion on the part of parents and sponsors; and if you All who are " religiously and devoutly disposed" will always brought this right disposition along with you, there, we trust, find what shall conduce to their spiriand presented your children with faith and prayer to tual well-being. Unite your prayers with ours that the Lord, what a blessing would attend the admini- the Spirit of God may come down and water abundantly stration of the sacrament! We hope that you will do the “ parched ground," and give success to all our un

Attend first to personal religion, and then you dertakings. Let us see you attending on the ministry will not fail to implore the Divine blessing on your of the Gospel ; let us see you walking in the paths of offspring, to secure for them the possession of every righteousness, adorning the doctrine of God our Christian privilege, and to "bring them up in the nur- Saviour in all things ;" and at the final day, when we ture and admonition of the Lord.” The instruction shall meet at the same bar, may we be partakers of the rising generation in this parislı, in the pure through Christ of the same blessedness. “ For what principles of the Christian faith, is with us a matter is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not of the deepest solicitude; and we earnestly entreat even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his you to attend to it, in your family circles, as a thing coming? For ye are our glory and joy." of the very first importance.

We are, much-respected Parishioners, The second point upon which we are desirous of

Your most faithful and devoted servants, offering a remark or two, relates to the ceremony of


February 1st, 1837. The new act, as we have already stated, allows you to regard it merely as a civil contract, without bringing a single religious consideration to add its solemn MANY ARE CALLED, AND FEW ARE and binding authority to its performance. Against

CHOSEN. this we protest, as taking away from the institution of marriage that sacredness of character with which God, “MANY are called, and few are chosen." These words its divine Author, invested it: and we confidently of our Saviour are very hard to be understood; and appeal to you, whether, having the choice of forming therefore it is not good to be too curious in them, as the most important of all earthly relations either within the walls of a sacred edifice, where you solemnly

some vain fellows be, who, seeking carnal liberty, call God to witness the deed, and have the prayers of pervert, toss, and turn the word of God after their the Church put up for a blessing upon you; or in the own mind and purpose. Such, I say, when they read office of a civil registrar, where the stroke of a pen these words, make their reckoning thus, saying, “Need and the payment of a fee, unaccompanied by any thing I mortify my body with abstaining from all sin and of a religious nature, will give all the validity necessary to marriage,-you will not prefer the long-established

wickedness? I perceive God hath chosen some, and mode, and adhere to the practice of your fathers. It

some are rejected. Now, if I be in the number of the was to ease the consciences of those who could not chosen, I cannot be damned; but if I be accounted conform to the orthodox creed of the Church of Eng- among the condemned number, then I cannot be saved; land, where we invoke the Divine blessing, on the parties concerned, from the Holy Trinity, Father, Son,

for God's judgments are immutable.” Such foolish and Holy Ghost, that the alteration was made, sanc

• From Bishop Latimer,

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and wicked reasons some have, which bringeth them written thus, “ God would have all men to be saved." either to desperation, or else to carnal liberty. There- His salvation is sufficient to save all mankind; but fore it is needful to beware of such reasons or exposi- we are so wicked of ourselves, that we refuse the same, tions of the Scripture, as it is to beware of the devil and we will not take it when it is offered unto us; himself. But if thou art desirous to know whether and therefore he saith “ few are chosen :" that is, few thou art chosen to everlasting life, thou mayest not have pleasure and delight in it for the most part begin with God; for God is too high-thou canst not are weary of it, they cannot abide it ;--and there are comprehend him; his judgments are unknown to man, some that hear it, but they will abide no danger for therefore thou mayest not begin there: but begin with it: they love more their riches and possessions than Christ, and learn to know Christ, and wherefore he the word of God. And therefore “ few are chosen;" came; namely, that he came to save sinners, and there are but a few that stick heartily unto it, and can made himself a subject to the law, and a fulfiller of find in their hearts to forego this world for God's sake the same, to deliver us from the wrath and danger and his holy word. There are some, now-a-days, that thereof, and therefore was crucified for our sins, and will not be repreheuded by the Gospel; they think rose again, to shew and teach us the way to heaven; themselves better than it. Some again are so stuband by his resurrection, to teach us to arise from sin; born, that they will rather forswear themselves than so also his resurrection teacheth and admonisheth us confess their sins and wickedness. Such men are cause of a general resurrection. He sitteth at the right of their own damnation ; for God would have them hand of God, and maketh intercession for us, and saved, but they refuse it, like as did Judas the traitor, giveih us the Holy Ghost, that comforteth and whom Christ would have had to be saved, but he restrengtheneth our faith, and daily assureth us of our fused his salvation. He refused to follow the doctrine salvation.

of his Master Christ. And so, whosoever heareth the Consider, I say, Christ and his coming; and then word of God, and followeth it, the same is elect by him. begin to try thyself, whether thou art in the book of And, again, whosoever refuseth to hear the word of God, life or not. If thou findest thyself in Christ, then and follow the same, is damned. So that our election thou art sure of everlasting life. If thou be without is sure, if we follow the word of God. Here is now him, then art thou in an evil case. For it is written, taught you how to try out your election; namely, in "No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Christ, for Christ is the accounting-book and register Therefore, if thou knowest Christ, then thou mayest of God: even in the same book-that is, Christ-are know further of thine election. But when we are written all the names of the elect. Therefore we about this matter, and are troubled within ourselves, cannot find our election in ourselves, neither yet in whether we be elect or no, we must ever have this the high counsel of God; for “ unsearchable are the maxim or principal rule before our eyes ; namely, judgments of the Most High.” Where shall I find, that God beareth a good-will towards us-God lovethi then, my election? In the counting-book of God, us---God beareth a fatherly heart towards us. But which is Christ; for thus it is written, “ God hath so you will say, how shall I know that ? or how shall I entirely loved the world, that he gave his only bebelieve that? We may know God's will towards us gotten Son, to that end, that all that believe in him through Christ. God hath opened himself unto us should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Whereby by bis Son Christ. For so saith St. John the Evan- appeareth most plainly that Christ is the book of life, gelist, “the Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, and that all that believe in him are in the same book, he hath revealed it."

and so are chosen to everlasting life ; for only those And that we may perceive bis good-will and love to

are ordained which believe. wards us, he hath sent the same his Son into this world, Therefore, when thou hast faith in Christ, then thou which hath suffered most painful death for us. Shall I art in the book of life, and so art thou sure of thine now think that God hateth me? or shall I doubt of his election. And, again, if thou be without Christ, and love towards me? Here you see how you shall avoid have no faith in him, neither art sorry for thy wickedthe scrupulous and most dangerous questions of the ness, nor have a mind and purpose to leave and forpredestination of God. For if thou wilt inquire his sake sin, but rather exercise and use the same, then counsels, and enter into his consistory, thy wit will thou art not in the book of life as long as thou art in deceive ; for thou shalt never be able to search the such a case; and therefore shalt thou go into evercounsels of God. But if thou begin with Christ, and lasting fire--namely, if thou die in thy wickedness consider his coming into the world, and dost believe and sin without repentance. But there are none so that God hath sent him for thy sake, to suffer for thee, wicked but he may have a remedy. What is that ? and to deliver thee from sin, death, the devil, and hell, Enter into thine own heart, and scarch the secrets of then, when thou art so armed with the knowledge of

the same. Consider thine own life, and how thou Christ,—then, I say, this simple question cannot hurt hast spent thy days. And if thou find in thyself all thee; for thou art in the book of life, which is Christ manner of uncleanness and abominable sins, and so himself.

seest thy damnation before thine eyes, what shalt thou Also, we learn by this sentence, that "

then do? Confess the same unto thy Lord God. Be called"—that the preaching of the Gospel is uni- sorry that thou hast offended so loving a Father, and versal-that it pertaineth to all mankind-that it is ask mercy of him in the name of Christ, and believe written, “ through the whole earth their sound is stedfastly that he will be merciful unto thee in the heard.” Now, seeing that the Gospel is universal, it respect of his only Son, which suffered death for thee; appeareth that he would have all mankind saved, and and then have a good purpose to leave all sin and that the fault is not in him if we be damned; for it is wickedness, and to withstand and resist the affections

many are


of thine own flesh, which ever fight against the Spirit, His renown as a preacher, a scholar, and a and to live uprightly and godly, after the will and disputant, was now so great, that Sir Thomas Edmonds, commandment of thy heavenly Father. If thou go

being appointed ambassador to the court of France, thus to work, surely thou shalt be heard. Thy sins

made choice of Featley to accompany him thither as his

chaplain. In this service he spent three years, and shall be forgiven thee: God will shew himself true

was considered to have reflected much honour on the in his promise ; for to that end he hath sent his only | English nation by his contests with the most learned Son into this world, that he might save sinners. Con- papists and doctors of the Sorbonne. He evinced in sider therefore, I say, wherefore Christ came into this

these discussions talents so remarkable, that even his world; consider also the great hatred and wrath that

opponents could not forbear giving him the titles of

acutissimus and acerrimus [most acute and most shrewd). God beareth against sin: and, again, consider his

On his return to England, he repaired to his college, great love, shewed unto thee, in that he sent his only and took, in 1613, his bachelor of divinity's degree. Son to suffer most cruel death, rather than that thou Soon after, he was presented, by a gentleman, who had shouldst be damned everlastingly.

been one of his pupils, to the rectory of Northill, in Consider, therefore, this great love of God the

Cornwall. But he was scarcely settled in his new

sphere, when he received an invitation from Abbot, Father, amend thy life, fly all occasions of sin and archbishop of Canterbury, to become his domestic wickedness, and be loath to displease him. And in chaplain. Accordingly, he repaired to Lambeth, and this doing thou mayst be assured, that though thou received the rectory of that parish in exchange for hadst done all the sins of the world, they shall neither

Northill. In 1617, at the archbishop's desire, he was hurt thee nor condemn thee; for the mercy of God is

made doctor of divinity. On this occasion he so greater than all the sins of the world. But we some

puzzled Dr. Prideaux, the professor, with his argu

ments, that a quarrel began, and the primate himself times are in such a case, that we think we have no

was forced to interpose. Antony de Dominis, archfaith at all; or if we have any, it is very feeble and bishop of Spalatro, was present, and was so pleased weak. And therefore there are two things: to have with Featley's acuteness, that, being then master of the faith, and to have the feeling of faith. For some men

Savoy, he gave him a brother's place in that hospital.

Soon after, Archbishop Abbat presented him to the would fain have the feeling of faith, but they cannot

rectory of Allhallows, Bread Street, which living he attain unto it; and yet they may not despair, but go subsequently exchanged for that of Acton, Middlesex. forward in calling upon God, and it will come at He was also made the third and last provost of Chelsea length: God will open their hearts, and let them feel College. During his residence at Lambeth he held his goodness.

several disputations with Jesuits, and was once admitted

to a scholastic contest with the king (James I.) And thus may you see who are in the book of life,

In 1625, having married a short time previously, be who are not. For all those that are obstinate sinners retired from the service of the archbishop, during the are without Christ, and so not elect to everlasting life, great plague of that year, to Kennington, where his if they remain in their wickedness. There are none wife had a house. At a period somewhat later, he is of us all but we may be saved by Christ; and there

said to have incurred the displeasure of Archbishop fore let us stick hard unto it, and be content to forego George. For this he was compelled to make

a hum

Laud, by a passage in one of his books relating to Si. all the pleasures and riches of this world for his sake,

ble submission. From 1626 he entirely laid aside his who for our sake forsook all the heavenly pleasures, polemical divinity, and devoted himself without reserve and came down into this miserable and wretched to the study and practice of piety and charity. world, and her uffered all manner of afflictions for

But the breaking out of the civil wars, Featley our sake. And therefore it is meet that we should do

had his full share of persecution. This was the more

remarkable, because he was a distinguished champion somewhat for his sake, to shew ourselves thankful

of Protestantism, a man of moderation, in doctrinal unto him; and so we may assuredly be found among views agreeing with the puritans, and esteemed but a the first, and not among the last : that is to say, among little while before one of their special favourites. His the elect and chosen of God, that are written in the conscientious attachment to the Church, however, was counting of God, that are those that believe in Christ

held to be reason sufficient to authorise the treatment

he endured. Jesu, to whom, with God the Father and the Holy quartered at Acton, when they understood that the

In Nov. 1642, a party of soldiers, being Ghost, be all honour and glory world without end.

rector was precise in his obedience to the canons and Amen.

rubrics, came to the church, broke open the doors, defaced and profaned the interior, pulled down the

font, destroyed the windows, burned the railing in the Biography.

chancel, declaring at the same time, that " if they had the parson there, they would burn him with his popish

trinkets." They were very solicitous to take vengeance DANIEL FEATLEY, or Fairclough, was the second son

on the church Prayer-book ; but that a child of Dr. of John Featley, sometime cook to the president of

Featley's family conveyed out of their reach. These

zealous reformers also took care to plunder as much of Magdalen College, Oxford. He was born at Charlton, in Oxfordshire, in March 1582. He was educated at

his property as they could. Therefore they lived at the grammar-school adjoining Magdalen College, vision, and burned down his barn full of corn, together

free quarters in his house, drank and ate up his prowhere he was a chorister, then admitted scholar of

with two stables. Corpus Christi in 1594, and probationer-fellow in 1602, being then bachelor of arts. He soon after proceeded

In the following February, they committed the same, M.A., and gained very great credit for the manner in

or indeed worse outrages at his other living of Lamwhich he performed his exercises. He then applied

beth: for on Sunday, the 19th of that month, five himself wholly to the study of divinity, and became

soldiers came armed to the church, with the resolution, profoundly learned in the fathers, councils, and school

as it seemed, of murdering the doctor. He had left

his house to attend the service; but was saved by a See his Life by his nephew, John Featley, and Walker's

timely intimation of his danger. The ruffians, howSufferings of the Clergy,

ever, disappointed in meeting him, wreaked their


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