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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.
viïjof his History of Europe, 64-
Human Happiness," reviewed, 808.
Prisoner of State, noticed, 495.
count of them quoted, 487— notice
Caucasian war, the, being a review of
James Stanislaus Bell's “ Journal of a
years 1837, 1838, and 1839,” 619.
a review of L. Maclean's work of that
his “ Sketches of England in the 17th
sent position of that country, 84-J.
S. Bell's journal of a residence in, re.
Turkish history, 595.
II., 798_Chap. III., 806.
a Residence in Circassia during the
tale, 680—II., 688—III., 694_IV.,
696_V., 698—VI., 700–VII., 702.
late survey of it made by English en-
both before and behind the curtain,"
Delta, to a wounded ptarmigan, 175-
De Quincey's Revenge, a ballad in
three fittes, by, 578.
of M. de Tocqueville's work of that
fittes, with genealogical and antiqua-
rian notes, by Delta, 578.
the French Revolution, 338.
Europe, history of, from the French
Revolution in 1789, to the restoration
Camoëns, a dramatic sketch, in one act, Field Flowers, a poetical homage, 674.
Foreign Politics, 546—a strong feeling
iinprobable that she may be driven to
song, so named, to the air of “ Crop. accused of, ib.-- this delusion of
Russian aggrandizement has arisen
from the press of this country having Germany, the spirit of her history,
&c., in the Deutsche Pandora, review Austria,” noticed, 487.
Monarch of Bath, the, 773.
on the moral and religious condition Non-intrusion question, the, considered,
Germany, being a review of Charles
Julius Weber's work on, 119-notice
Omens, dreams, &c., a few passages con-
ib._thirdly, it abolishes the hypocrisy
of personation, 143-and fourthly, it
exposes the bullying threatenings of
the Irish agitators, ib.
706_Chap. III. 709_Chap. IV. 712
92-Part X. 145_Part XI. 399_
Ten Years of Whig Government, 563—
sion that overspread the land was
-Vanities in verse, by him, 231-826 others may be ascribed, ib.—the next
ducting our finances, 564-another
ment of the Romish population of
entitled “ Literary Remains," by his another theatre on which the new
principles were to be advocated, ib.--
of the new system of government, 567
of Bunn's work entitled, “ The Stage, West, dangers have been allowed to
the East and the West have been the
135—the motive of the furious oppo has been the theatre of unaccountable
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.
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