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take him to Himself; and in that case it will be no small consolation to those who now sympathize with him in his distress, to know that they, at least, did what they could that his grey hairs should not be brought down with sorrow to the grave."

During the delivery of these remarks, a deep and solemn silence pervaded the whole Convention; many being affected to tears. The resolutions were immediately seconded by several members, and passed by a vivá voce vote; there being but two or three negative voices. Dr. Coleman then rose, and after humbly thanking God for the remarkable unanimity displayed, renewed the offer which he had before made-to reconsider the question, if it was desired, that the clergy and lay deputies might vote as two distinct orders; but the loud ayes from every part of the House rendered such a course unnecessary.

Exclusion of Negro Churches.-At the same Convention of the diocese of Pennsylvania a petition from St. Thomas (African) Church, praying "that the eighth revised regulation, which precludes the lay delegates from that Church from taking seats in this Convention, be rescinded," was ordered to be laid upon the table by a majority of 99 to 50.

Annual Convention of New Jersey.-Attempted Impeachment of Bishop Doane. At the meeting of this Convention, on Thursday the 31st of May, a resolution was proposed, on the ground of certain "serious charges impeaching the moral character of the Bishop," propagated by "public rumour as well as newspaper publications," for the appointment of a committee of three clergymen, and three laymen, to “make such inquiries as shall satisfy them of the innocency of the accused, or of the sufficiency or ground for presentment and trial." After an earnest debate" the Bishop, who retained his seat as President of the Convention, rose, and, after a few brief observations on the painful position in which he was placed, put the resolution, when not a single voice, not even that of the proposer, responded by an aye; but, on the contrary," an unanimous shout of noes plainly indicated the sense of the Convention. From what fell from the speakers in the course of the debate, it would appear that the charges related to alleged imprudence in pecuniary transactions for the promotion of diocesan objects.

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Annual Convention of Virginia.-At the annual Convention of Virginia, held at Charlottesville, a new constitution for the Theological Seminary was submitted by its trustees for ratification, and adopted. The number of students is 25.-On the report of the committee appointed in regard to the Presidency of William and Mary College, it was resolved that if the Bishop and assistant Bishop, after further conference with the visitors of William and Mary College, shall be of opinion that the interests of religion and literature will be promoted by Bishop Johns' accepting the Presidency of the College, the Convention give their consent to such acceptance, his continuance in the same being subject to the future advice and action of the Convention.-A new code of canons was adopted, with the exception of the canon respecting offences for which members of the Church may be repelled

from the communion, which was rejected, the number being, clergy, 42 ayes, 12 noes; laity, 19 ayes, 22 noes. This vote was subsequently reconsidered, and the canon laid over to the next Convention.

Annual Convention of Massachusetts.-The Convention of the Episcopal Church for the diocese of Massachusetts was held on Wednesday the 16th of May. The Bishop's report shows the diocese to be in a satisfactory condition. The number of confirmations has greatly increased, and several new churches have been consecrated, and new societies formed. A resolution respecting the increase of the fund for the support of the Bishop was indefinitely postponed by a unanimous vote. It was announced that the old journals of the diocese, as far back as the middle of the last century, had been printed, and were ready for distribution.

Statistics of the Diocese.-The whole number of clergymen in the diocese of Pennsylvania is stated at 144; parishes, 124. Of this number, three are without edifices, three others are building in connexion with other denominations, three have unfinished buildings, and six are worshipping in edifices not yet consecrated. The corner-stone of four

churches has been laid, and five have been consecrated.

Romish Council at Baltimore.-A National Synod of the Romish Church in the United States met at Baltimore on Sunday, the 6th of May last. There were present on the occasion two archbishops and twenty-four bishops, with their theologians and the heads of the different religious orders. Among them was the aged Bishop of Louisville, who is upwards of eighty years old, and who was one of the earliest Romish Missionaries to the United States.

Among the topics which were to be deliberated upon by this Council, is the evangelic letter of the pope, proposing the declaration of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, as a new article of the faith. Another subject of considerable importance is the settlement of the jurisdiction of the new Metropolitical See of St. Louis. Notwithstanding this hierarchal display, however, it appears that popery is rather on the decrease in the United States. The Catholic Almanack, published in Baltimore, represents no increase in the Roman Catholic dioceses of Baltimore, New Orleans, Louisville, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, Mobile, Detroit, Vincennes, Natchez, Pittsburgh, Little Rock, Milwankee, Albany, Galveston, and Buffalo; while in the diocese of Cleveland there has been an actual loss of 5000 souls from the last year's computation of 30,000. The total decrease of Roman Catholics in the United States during the year, is stated at 109,400; their present number at 1,276,300.




Abbot, Mr. Jacob, unworthy mode of
speaking of our Saviour, in his "Cor-
ner-stone," 152.

Allies, Mr., his "Journal in France," a
panegyric on Romanism, 210.
Alps, the, Mr. Montgomery's


tion of the impression produced by, 317.
Anderdon, "The Words from the Cross,"

extracts from these sermons, 209.
Apocalypse, Dr. Wordsworth's new edition
of the, 447.

Apocalyptic Beasts, dissertation on the
name and number of the, by David
Thom, Minister of Bold-street Chapel,
Liverpool, 195.

Armenians, schism of the, statement of
Bishop Southgate, 250.

Armstrong, the Rev. J., his proposed
penitentiaries, 17.

Athanasian Creed, the, its date, 140;
Waterland supposes Hilary of Arles its
author, 141; arguments on the other
side, 142, 143; illustrated by passages
from St. Augustine, 144; and the defi-
nitions of Chalcedon, 145; Le Quien's
arguments examined, 146; inconclu-
sive, 147; resemblance to the Commoni-
tory of Vincentius, 148; the date as-
signed by Waterland singular, 149; its
authorship, 150; Archdeacon Wilber-
force's learned treatise, 151; this
Creed removed from the American
Prayer-Book, 152; unworthy mode of
writing of our Saviour, 153; plan of
the Archdeacon's work, 154; early
developments of doctrine, 155; the
authority of Scripture, and of the
Church, 156; the value of the Catholic
creeds, 157; objections and heretical
statements forcibly disposed of, 158.

Balmez, Rev. J., his views of the effects
of Protestantism and Catholicity on the
civilization of Europe, 438; admiration
for the inquisition, 438; maintains
the lawfulness of insurrections, 439.
Banerji, the Rev. Krishna, his account of
the Kulin Bráhmans, 415.
Baptism, complete without Confirmation,


Blakey, Mr., his "Temporal Benefits of
Christianity exemplified," 457.

Borneo, account of the mission there, 483.
Browning, Robert, his poems, 354; his


defective views on "Political Murders,"
335; criticisms on his "Sordello," 356;
want of historic truth in "Strafford,"
357; excess of reality in "The Return
of the Druses," 358; consistency of
his characters, 359; extracts from his
Paracelsus," 360,
of the story, 362; lines on human trials,
363; descriptions of morning, 364;
death of Paracelsus, 365; criticism on
his" Pippa passes," 366; lines on con-
tentment, 367; his poem of "King
Victor and King Charles," 368; criti-
cism on it, 369; poem of "Colombe's
Birthday," "Is Love or Vanity the
best?" 370; extracts from it, 371;
poem of "A Blot in the 'Scutcheon,"
372; its evil moral tendencies, 373;
lines on a brother's love, 374; criticism
on "The Return of the Druses," 375;
tragedy of "Luria," 376; extracts from
it, 377-379; the story of " The Soul's
Tragedy," 380; a bitter satire on
"Byronisers," 381; "Dramatic Lyrics
and Romances," 382; lines from
"Pictor Ignotus," 383; "The Lost
Leader," 384; general criticisms on
Browning's poems, 385; compared
with Tennyson and Miss Barrett,

Butler, Rev. W. Archer, his letters on the
Doctrine of Development, 255; the
state of Ireland, 256; sufferings of the
clergy, 257; early years of the Rev.
W. Archer Butler, 258; conversion
from Romanism, 259; his poetical
powers, 260; his style of oratory, 261;
and remarks on preaching, 262; his
Lectures as Professor of Moral Philo-
sophy in the University of Dublin, 263;
his indefatigable labours as a pastor,
264; his exposition of Platonic philo-
sophy, 265; his sermons, 266; one on
"Self-delusion as to our state before
God," 267; on Church principles and
Christian sympathy, 268.

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Canadian Life, by a Presbyter, 458; for
the use of emigrants of the higher
classes, 459; Life in the Bush, 460;
travelling in the backwoods, 461.
Carbonari, the, with King Leopold II. of
Tuscany, 51.

Carlyle, Mr., his views of King Charles I.,

Catechism, the Church, dissenting objec-
tions to, 303.

Cathedral Music, a few words on, by Dr.
Wesley, 468; two choirs necessary,
468; their present ineffectiveness, 469;
church music, 470; historical facts
about choirs, 471; choir property, 471;
Dr. Wesley's plan for the improvement
of cathedral services, 472; a musical
college to be established, 473.
Cavendish, Hon. Richard, his letter to
the Archbishop of Canterbury on the
actual relations between Church and
State, 387; this the great question of
the present day, 387; historical facts
connected with it, 388; its present
state, 389; surrounded with difficulties,
390; and many divisions, 391; fairly
described in Mr. Cavendish's letter, 392;
quotes Mr. Baptist Noel on the qualifi-
cations necessary for a bishop, 393;
spiritual qualifications ought to be pri-
marily sought, 394; present mode of
appointment, 395; its effects, 396;
evils of a divided episcopate in parlia-
ment, 397; of state nominations, 398;
the revival of Convocation advocated,
399; from the religious division in
parliament, 400; Archdeacon Wilber-
force's remarks on this subject, 401;
objections answered, 402; Convocation
claimed as a right, 403.

Chalmers, Dr., Sermon on Ministers en-
grossed by secular business, 208.
Charles Edward at Versailles, affecting
anecdote of, 197.

Childhood, Mr. Montgomery's lines on,

Christian Life, the, by Robert Mont-
gomery, 312.

Choirs, Church, Dr. Wesley's opinion of
their requisite numbers, 468.
Church and State, Essay on the Union of,
by Mr. Baptist Noel, 286; political
and religious objections advanced
against it, 289.

Church Extension and Reform, plan of Mr.
Colquhoun, 52; Mr. Malet's account
of the Tithe Redemption Trust, 53;
Mr. Colquhoun's admirable pamphlet,
54; remodelling of the Ecclesiastical
Commission, 55; value of ecclesiastical

lands, 56; and funds, 57; Commission
for investigating this subject, 58; par-
tial proceedings in Ireland, 59; an-
nexation of canonries to form benefices,
60; number of additional clergy requi-
site, 61; periodical returns to be made
in each diocese, 62; patronage of the
new churches, 63; increase of the
episcopate, 64, 65; the number re-
quired, 66; their incomes, 67; those
of deaneries to be so appropriated, 68;
objections to this plan answered, 69 ;
want of pastors, 70; Churchmen must
petition for these objects, 71; the
reform of discipline, 72; Mr. Wright's
pamphlet on Ecclesiastical Synods, 73.
Civilization of Europe, Protestantism and
Catholicity compared in their effects on,
by the Rev. J. Balmez-his admiration
for the Inquisition, 438; approval of
insurrections, 439.

"Clergy-Church," the Bunsen and Ar-
nold notion of, controverted by Dr. Mill,

Coleridge, his opinion on the loss of the
Convocation, 399.

Colquhoun, Mr. J. C., his plan of Church
extension and reform, 52.

Committee of Council on Education, 94;
its unconstitutional character pointed
out by Lord Stanley, 95; and the Bishop
of London, 96; a revocation of its un-
limited powers necessary, 97; Lord
Brougham's efforts for a general non-
religious education, 98; vanquished, 99;
regulations for the distribution of the
grant for educational purposes, 100;
report from the Lords of the Treasury,
101; educational efforts of the Church,
102; Lord Brougham's Bill to create a
"Department for Public Instruction,"

and plans for religious instruc-
tion, 104; the appointment of the
Committee of Council, 105; institutes
the normal school, 106; inspectors
appointed, 107; this latitudinarian
scheme exposed by the Bishop of Lon-
don, 108; and withdrawn, 109; or
at least postponed, 110; vigorously op-
posed in both Houses, 111; address to
the Crown, and reply, 112; the right
of inspection claimed, 113; resisted
by the clergy, 114; amicably arranged,
115; suspicions of evasions by the
Council, 116; Lord John Russell's plan,
117; which he seeks to carry out, 118;
pernicious influence of the teachers,
119; the management clauses, 120;
their regulation of the constitution of
the Committees, 121; their objection-

able tenor, 122; their insidious intro-
duction, 123; remonstrance of the
National Society, 124; some modifica-
tion specified by the Council, 125; Mr.
Denison's letter to the Bishop of Bath
and Wells, 126; episcopal supervi-
sion, 127; last published negotiations,
128, 129; aid granted to Romish
schools, 130; contrary to the sense of
the Minute of 1839, 131; monstrous
inconsistency of the Council, 132;
Lord Lansdowne's explanations, 133;
new Minute made to include Romanists,
134; further evils contemplated, 135;
in the pay of Jesuit teachers, 136;
limitations to the power of the Council
needed, 137; and provisions against
misappropriation of the grants, 138;
our existence as a Church and Nation
depends on the decision of these great
questions, 139.

Communion of the Anglican with the
Roman Catholic Church abroad con-
sidered, 464.

Convocation, its revival advocated, 399.
Cope, Rev. W. H., his musical attain-
ments, 472.

Cottrell, Mr. C. H., his rationalistic views,

Culloden, lines on anniversary of Charles
Edward at Versailles, 197.

Curzon, the Hon. Robert, his visit to the
monasteries of the Levant, 432; hu-
morous and entertaining, but not suf-
ficiently reverent, 433; search for manu-
scripts in an Egyptian tomb, 434.

Daniel, Bishop of Winchester, his instruc-
tions to the missionary St. Boniface,

Demoniacal possession, ingenious and
learned dissertation on, 215.
Development, letters on the doctrine of, by
Rev. W. Archer Butler, 255.
Devonport, appeal on behalf of schools
in, 8.

Dickens, the religious bearing of his pub-
lications, especially in the "Haunted
Man," 206.

Dressmakers, Report of the Association
for the aid of, 1; this class surrounded
by temptations, 2; the duty of the
Church to preach repentance to them,
3; men and their victims unequally
judged by the world, 4; the causes of
these sins, 5; principally poverty, 6;
common amongst the orphans reared in
workhouses, 7; and the families of sea-
faring men, 8; Mr. Paget's tale of
"The Pageant" full of sad facts, 9;

causes of such overwork, 10; its sad
results, 11; fearful overcrowding of the
dwellings of the poor, 12; emigration
recommended as a remedy, 13; model-
lodgings, 14; penitentiaries needed, 15;
and the preaching of evangelical re-
pentance, 16; the Rev. J. Armstrong's
publication on this subject, 17.
Dumouriez, General, his conduct de-
fended from the aspersions of M. de
Lamartine, 83-86.

Ecclesiastical Synods, need of, 441.
"Evangelical Alliance," the objections
against it, 291.

Farindon, Rev. Anthony, notice of, 443;
his sermons, 443, 444.

Females, Report of London Society for
Protection of Young, 12.

Florentine History, by Capt. Napier, R.N.,
18; his objects in writing it, 19; a
profitable picture of human life, 20;
a sketch of the history, 20, 21; some
inaccuracies, 22; origin of Florence,
23; struggles between the popedom and
the empire, 24; internal history of
Florence, 25; romantic life in the
middle ages, 26; tale exemplifying this,
27; reflections on it, 28; war for the
sake of a lap-dog, 29; merits of the
Florentines, 30; progress of arts, 31;
causes contributing to this, 32; enmity
between Florence and Pisa, 33; siege
of Pisa, 34; military council held, 35;
death of Maso degli Albizzi, 36; and
fall of Florence, 37; exhortations of
Rinaldo, 38; rise of the Medici, 39;
Cosimo de Medici, 43; succeeded by
his sons, 41; end of the Medici, 42;
Girolamo Savonarola, 42; the storming
of Prato, 43; Clement VII., 44: Ales-
sandro and Cosimo de Medici, 45;
Leopold the First, 46; his wise mea-
sure, 47; a true patriot king, 48; he
and Bishop Ricci reform the Tuscan
Church, 49; his accession to the im-
perial throne, 50; Leopold II. and the
Carbonari, 51.

Flowers, Mr. Montgomery's lines on,

Free Church of Scotland, its statistics, 294.
Free Kirk, the, admonished G. Hugh
Scott, Esq., 221.

French Revolution of 1789, Lamartine's
description of the, 308.

Friends and Fortune, by Anna H. Drury,
charming description of an Old Vicar,

Fripp, Mr. C. Bowles, fearful facts con-

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