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entrust an irresponsible tyrant ma taries of important power, and vested jority with the decision of a pecuniary it in numerous bodies, who are ill.inquestion of twenty shillings, we never- formed and irresponsible, and whom theless entrust to it the appointment the experience of all ages, and of orof those to whom we surrender the dinary life in every departnient, has direction of our immortal souls ? proved or found to be incapable of

Patronage of churches, when vested managing even the most common conin a single individual, may be often ceros of human affairs. That is to say, abused; but the real question is, we shall have voluntarily favoured in. not whether such abuse exists, but justice, and forwarded revolution, in whether it is not more likely to be in order to diminish the chances of the creased than diminished by vesting the people obtaining the best class of spinomination of the clergy in the whole, ritual teachers. or any considerable number of the And if the cause of universal sufparishioners. Patronage, as present frage is triumphant in the church, how, constituted by law, has one immense it may be asked, is it to be resisted in advantage in the estimation of all the State? If the Non-intrusion party who are acquainted with the workings succeed by dint of clamour, resistance of human nature ;-it vests the power to the law, and misrepresentation, in of nomination in one responsible at last obtaining the worst mode of person. No doubt he may often make appointing spiritual teachers that hu. an improper appointment; sometimes man wit has ever yet devised, namely, do so from selfish, or improper mo- the nomination of the masses in one tives ; but if he does this, every one part of the kingdom, how is it to be knows that the appointment rests with resisted in another? With what coun. him, and he will never hear the last of tenance can it be maintained, that the it as long as he lives. But, if any rights of patrons are to be spoliated improper appointment is made by an and set at nought to the north of the irresponsible promiscuous body, of Tweed, and defended and maintained some hundred or thousand parish. in violate to the south of that river ioners, every body will throw the that the clergy are to be elected blame upon his neighbour; the ma- by universal suffrage in Scotland, jority who chose him will be lost in and by the crown, the bishops, or the the obscurity of the whole electors; patrons in the English counties? Such and no individual will be found upon an imaginary line was never between whom the responsibility of the wrong revolution and Conservatism in the appointment can be thrown. It is same empire. If the great cause of proverbially known, that large bodies patron spoliation, and non-intrusion of men are much more prone to error, resistance to the laws, be successful in and much more liable to be deceived, the northern end of the island, it will un. than when acting singly, or in two or questionably be not slow of spreading three together; and it is for that reasou also to the southern. Obsta principiis, that in all ages it has been found ne is the only safe principle upon which cessary to vest the government of Conservatives or holders of property nations, armies, and provinces in single canact in such cases. The anomaly of individuals, instead of irresponsible a popularly elected church and a heremasses. If, therefore, the Non-intru, ditary monarchy cannot co-exist in the sionists shall prove successful in spoli- same country. The English may now ating the patrons, and establishing unin not understand, or despise, the quarrels versal suffrage in church matters, by of the Scottish church, but let them preaching up resistance to the law, we beware. In former days, it was the shall have voluntarily taken the im- Scottish covenant which overturned portant trust of appointing our spirit the English crown, and another solemn ual guides out of the hands of those league and covenant has been formed, who are known, and are responsible, and signed, and is now acted upon by and whom the experience of all ages the Non-intrusion party to the north has found to be the only safe deposi- of the Tweed.

INDEX TO VOL. XLVIII.

A few hours at Hampton Court, 764.
A night excursion with Martin Zur-

bano, 740.
Abaza, a second chapter of Turkish his-

tory, 177.
Alison, Archibald, Esq., review of vol.

viïjof his History of Europe, 64-
his works on the Principles of Po-
pulation, and their connexion with

Human Happiness," reviewed, 808.
Andryane, Alexander, his Memoirs of a

Prisoner of State, noticed, 495.
Archæus, thoughts in rhyme by, 280.
Art and its vehicles, 255,
Austrians, Charles Julius Weber's ac-

count of them quoted, 487— notice
of Von Wolfgang Menzel's Travels
in Austria, taken, 487—notice of Peter
Evan Turnbull's Austria, taken, 487.

Caucasian war, the, being a review of

James Stanislaus Bell's “ Journal of a
Residence in Circassia during the

years 1837, 1838, and 1839,” 619.
Celtic language, the history of the, being

a review of L. Maclean's work of that

name, 249.
Chamberlayne, Dr, quotations given from

his “ Sketches of England in the 17th

century," 263.
Charles-Edward after Culloden, by B.

Simmons, 824.
Cicala-Pasha, a chapter of Turkish his-

tory, 18.
Circassia, a political sketch of the pre-

sent position of that country, 84-J.

S. Bell's journal of a residence in, re.
v iewed, 619-a war-song, 675.
Contrabandist, the, 771.
Correggio and Leonardo da Vinci, on,

270.

Barlen-Baden, 478.
Lagdad, the fall of, a third chapter of

Turkish history, 595.
Bath, the Monarch of, 773.
Beauty Draught, the, a tale, 795– Chap.

II., 798_Chap. III., 806.
Bell, James Stanislaus, his “ Journal of

a Residence in Circassia during the
years 1837, 1838, and 1839," review.

ed, 619.
Bridegroom of Barna, the, an Irish

tale, 680—II., 688—III., 694_IV.,

696_V., 698—VI., 700–VII., 702.
Boundary question, the results of the

late survey of it made by English en-
gineers, stated, from their report,

331.
Bouvet, F., his réponse à M. Guizot,

noticed, 522.
Bunn, Alfred, his work on “ The Stage

both before and behind the curtain,"
reviewed, 234.

Delta, to a wounded ptarmigan, 175-

De Quincey's Revenge, a ballad in

three fittes, by, 578.
Democracy in America, being a review

of M. de Tocqueville's work of that
name, 463.
De Quincey's Revenge, a ballad in three

fittes, with genealogical and antiqua-

rian notes, by Delta, 578.
Devil's, The, Last Walk, 676. -
De Walstein, the Enthusiast, a tale of

the French Revolution, 338.
Dreams, Omens, &c., a few passages

concerning, 194.

Europe, history of, from the French

Revolution in 1789, to the restoration
of the Bourbons in 1815, being a re.
view of the eighth volume of Mr Ali-
son's work of that name, 64.

Camoëns, a dramatic sketch, in one act, Field Flowers, a poetical homage, 674.
by Frederick Halm, 220.

Foreign Politics, 546—a strong feeling
Carmen Triumphale, stanzas suggested exists, and has existed, in this country
under the flag of the marble arch of in regard to the designs of Russia,
the Queen's palace, the evening of ib. by thus accusing Russia of
Wednesday, June 10, 1840, by B. schemes of aggrandizement, it is not
Simmons, 33.

iinprobable that she may be driven to
Candidates' garland, an excellent new attempt what she bas so long been

song, so named, to the air of “ Crop. accused of, ib.-- this delusion of
pies lie down,” 534.

Russian aggrandizement has arisen

from the press of this country having Germany, the spirit of her history,
followed in the wake of the French literature, and social condition, 123
press, which accuses Russia of being notice of sketches of Germany and
an enemy to free institutions, in or the Germans, by an English resident
der to avert our eyes from their own in Germany, 123.
republican tendencies, 547-let the Guizot, M., his papers in the Revue
cases of aggression against Russia be Française, De la démocratie dans
calmly considered, and first in regard les societés modernes," “ De la reli-
to Khiva, which was only a movement gion dans les societés modernes," and
after all on her part to protect her “ Du Catholicisme, du Protestantisme,
great trade in the east, from the de et de la Philosophie en France," re-
predations of the Khivan marauders, viewed, 522.
618-in regard to the British testi-
mony against Russia on this and other Halm, Frederick, a dramatic sketch
points, it has all been derived from Bri- by him, termed Camõens, given, 220.
tish officers in the east, whose minds Hampton Court, a few hours at, 764.
were prejudiced before leaving the Hanmer, Sir Thomas, quotations given
country, 549—that testimony, there from his sketches of France in the
fore, is good only for its facts, and 17th century, 259.
amongst its facts, only for that part Hints for the Hustings, 289-intended
which depends on official report, for the use of Conservative candidates
ib.- Is it then for itself that Khiva at the next general election. The
is occupied ? No.-550—Is it a step mode how the following topics should
ping-stone to any thing connected be treated on the hustings, by Conser-
with this country ? ib.-- Let the situa vative candidates, is pointed out; 1st,
tion of Khiva be considered for this The accusation of disloyalty against
purpose, 1st, it is hostile, ib.—2d, it the Queen, 289—2d, the subject of
is difficult of access, ib.-3d, it is the revolt in Canada, 295-3d, the
under water for a long season of the question of the union of the two
year, ib.—4th, the passage of artil Canadas, 299-4th, the agitation on
lery from it to Bokhara is nearly an the corn-laws, 303-5th, on the state
impossibility, 551— facts and argu of Ireland, 305—6th, the subject of
ments to support these points, ad. pauperism, 309-on Chartists and
duced, ib.-Russian expressions of Chartism, ib. et seq.
hostility have been disavowed, and
what is the Russian interest in India ? Irish registration bill of Lord Stanley's
None.-554_besides the difficulties of explained and enforced, 135.
a Russian invasion in India are insu.
perable in various respects, ib.—The Kõlle, Von Friedrich, his Erliebtes von
selfish motives of France detected in Jahr 1813, in the Deutsche Pandora,
the attempt to excite hostile feelings revi
against Russia, and especially in re-
gard to the signing of the quintuple Lector on the legal merits of the Iliad,
treaty of 15th July, 1840, 556_a 355.
eaveat entered against the misrepre, Leonardo da Vinci and Correggio, on,
sentation regarding the part taken by 270.
Russia in putting down the last affair Louis-Philippe, a biographical sketch of,
in Poland, 558.-But the object of 587.
this paper is not so much to raise a
scruple of Russian hostility as to notice Maclean, L., his work on the “ History
the great revolution for mankind, of the Celtic language" reviewed, 249.
which seems at present going on to Mahon, Lord, his work on the “ History
force Great Britain and Russia into of England, from the peace of Utrecht
friendship, for the purpose of Chris to the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle,"
tianizing the East, 559. et seq.

commended, 531.
Forster, Frederick, his Erinnerrungen, Menzel, Von Wolfgang, his " Travels in

&c., in the Deutsche Pandora, review Austria,” noticed, 487.
ed, 746.

Monarch of Bath, the, 773.
France, M. Guizot's recent sentiments

on the moral and religious condition Non-intrusion question, the, considered,
of that country, reviewed, 522.

835.

Germany, being a review of Charles

Julius Weber's work on, 119-notice
of Bisset Hawkins', M. D. work on

Omens, dreams, &c., a few passages con-

cerning, 194.
One Quarter More, a new song, to be
sung with great applause at an ap- same time that it confers a public
proaching Cabinet entertainment, to benefit, inasmuch as it annihilates an
the air of "One bottle more," 793. extensive system of fraud and perjury,

ib._thirdly, it abolishes the hypocrisy
Personification, on, Part II. 35.

of personation, 143-and fourthly, it
Population, on, 808.

exposes the bullying threatenings of
Post-Mortem Musings, 829.

the Irish agitators, ib.
Proteus, the politician, a poetical sketch, Stryck's Institute of the Law of Spectres
506.

reviewed, 325.
Ptarmigan, to a wounded, by Delta, 175. Style, No. I. 1-No. II, 387_No. III.
Raymond, a tale, 705—Chap. II. 508.

706_Chap. III. 709_Chap. IV. 712
- Chap. V. 716—Chap. VI. 718 Tee-Totalism, and total abstinence, be-
Chap. VII. 721-Chap. VIII. 722— ing Tomkins' practice and opinion of
Chap. IX. 724_Chap. X. 726_ them, 214.
Chap. XI. 730—Chap. XII. 732 Ten Thousand a-Year, a tale, Part IX.
Chap. XIII. 736.

92-Part X. 145_Part XI. 399_
Reminiscences of the year 1813 in Ger. Part XII. 431_Part XIII. 623.
many, 746.

Ten Years of Whig Government, 563—
Review of an unpublished tragedy, 610. the evil consequences of it now seem
Royal Academy Exhibition, 374, 481. about to fall on us, ib.—the first delu-

sion that overspread the land was
Simmons, B., Carmen Triumphale by, 33 Reform, and to its success all the

-Vanities in verse, by him, 231-826 others may be ascribed, ib.—the next
- Charles - Edward after Culloden, delusion was the popular mode of con-
824.

ducting our finances, 564-another
Sketches of France and England in the favourite delusion was the manage-
seventeenth century, 259.

ment of the Romish population of
Smith, the late James, his biography, Ireland, 565--the West Indies was

entitled “ Literary Remains," by his another theatre on which the new
nephew, reviewed, 361.

principles were to be advocated, ib.--
Spectres, Institute of the Law of, by Canada has also been made the theatre
Stryck, reviewed, 325.

of the new system of government, 567
Stage, the metropolitan, being a review -while wounds were inflicted in the

of Bunn's work entitled, “ The Stage, West, dangers have been allowed to
both Before and Behind the Curtain,” accumulate in the East, 568-but if
234.

the East and the West have been the
Stanley's, Lord, Irish Registration Bill, theatre of reform innovations. Europe

135—the motive of the furious oppo has been the theatre of unaccountable
sition set up by the Ministry against vacillation and perplexity of policy,
this bill, is obvious and natural, it is 569—first, in regard to Turkey, 570
because only by the disorder of the —then, as to Holland, ib.-next, in
election franchise that an O'Connell regard to Spain and Portugal, 571-
influence exists, and only by an O'Con and now, as regards Egypt, ib.-it
nell influence that a Melbourne cabi was the shameful desertion of our old
net exists, ib.—they cannot allege ally Turkey, that has been the root
against it that no reform of the regis. of the whole evil, 572—the imminence
tration is required, for, for three of the present crisis is thus great, ib.
successive sessions they themselves and what have we gained by sup-
brought forward measures for that porting revolutionary allies? 573-
particular reform, 137---but the actual nothing but loss of trade, as proved by
objection brought against it of its public documents, ib.—ultimate advan-
being of a restrictive character with tages, however, will overbalance these
regard to the franchise, may be urged perils, first, by unmasking the revolu-
against all measures of true reform, tionary projects of France, 576—se-
138_this bill has the higher tendency cond, by producing unprecedented una-
of strengthening party principles nimity in the Conservative party, ib.
though it may injure personal inter and lastly, by placing in a clear point
ests, 139– It has also the great merit of view the enormous peril, both to
of putting the two parties, the Con the interest of the individual and the
servative in favourable contrast with safety of the state which arises from
the Whig; for, first, it forces the pursuing that wretched system of
Ministry to the public support of Irish economy which has so long paralysed
perjury, 142–secondly, it confers a the naval and military strength of
benefit on Conservative policy, at the Britain, 577.

Thoughts in rhyme, by Archæus, Turnbull, Peter Evan, his work on 280.

“ Austria,” noticed, 487. Tobias Correspondence, the, No. I., 52 Vanities in Verse, by B. Simmons, 231, -No. II. 205.

826. Tocqueville, M. de, his work on the Visit to the Lions in Drury-Lane Thea

“Democracy of America,” reviewed, tre, a metrical sketch, 359.

463. Tory, Whig and, a metrical meditation, Wags, the, a true tale, 536.

Weber, Charles Julius, a review of his Tourists, the, a poetical sketch, 462. work on Germany, 119, 487. Trollope, Mrs, her work entitled, Whig Government, ten years of, 563

“ Vienna and the Austrians," quoted, Whig and Tory, a metrical medita495.

tion, 792. Turkish History, chapters of, Cicala

Pasha, 18-Abaza, 177—the fall of Zurbano, Martin, a night excursion with Bagdad, 595.

him, 740.

792.

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