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HAMMERSMITH GOOD SHEPHERD ASYLUM.
NOTHING can be more painful to our Clergy and other humane persons, than the ingratitude they so often receive from those whom they seek to rescue from poverty and crime. On the 2nd of the present month, a poor creature was brought before a Magistrate, charged with having attempted to drown herself. She made a statement, to which a reply was made on Monday last, by some Catholic Clergymen. The report of their triumphant refutation renders it unnecessary to publish the statement of the wretched girl.
HAMMERSMITH.-On Monday, after Mr. G. CLIVE the sitting magistrate, had disposed of the night charges and other usual routine business, Inspector Morgan, T division, informed the magistrate that the Rev. James O'Neal, the director of the Asylum of the Good Shepherds, in the Fulham Road, Hammersmith, with the Rev. Messrs. Moore, Kelly, and Conway, Catholic clergymen, were in attendance, for the purpose of denying the truth of a statement made in that court, on Monday, the 2nd inst., by a young woman of the name of Eliza beth Doolan, who was charged with having threatened to destroy herself by drowning, on the Saturday previous.-Mr. Clive inquired if the girl, Elizabeth Doolan was also present.-Inspector Morgan replied that she He had sent a message to the master of the Fulham Workhouse, where she had been placed, and she was in attendance.-Rev. Mr. Moore said he would commence the contradiction, as he was the first named in the statement in the papers. His attention was first drawn to the report, on the morning of its publication, Tuesday last, by a friend. He found that the girl had stated, that as she was proceeding through the street at Ratcliffe Highway, on her way to a Protestant Institution for Magdelens, in the Blackfriarsroad, she was accosted by a Roman Catholic clergyman of the name of Moore, who, seeing that she was an Irish woman, spoke to her, and on her telling him where she was going, he pursuaded her not to go among the Protestants, but to go home with him, and he would keep her for a fortnight or so, until he could get her into a convent. Now, he begged most emphatically and solemnly to state, that all that statement was a falsehood. He did not meet her in the street as she
had said. The real facts were, that about a fortnight before she was admitted into the asylum, she presented herself the first time to him in the Catholic chapel in Virginia-street, Ratcliffe, of which he was the minister, where he was officiating, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, when she stated to him that she was an unfortunate Irish girl, who had been an inmate for three months of a house of ill-fame, from which she had run away. She also represented herself as from the county of Cork, and said that her father and mother were Catholics, and that she had been brought up as a Catholic by the nuns of some religious establishment in that part of Ireland; that as it was her intention to reform, she wished him to place her in some establishment conducted by nuns, like that in which she had been educated; and out of humanity to her he undertook to take her case into consideration, and he gave her the means of providing herself with a lodging for that night, and promised to get her into the Asylum of the Good Shepherd, for which purpose he wrote to the Rev. J. O'Neall, who was, however, absent in the country. He then provided her with a lodging for a fortnight, when he sent a second letter to the Rev. J. O'Neall, and she was then admitted. He did not even know personally where she lodged
during the fortnight, and she had in her statement that she was three days at his house overrated his kindness to her, as she was not there at all. It was as come to him at the chapel as other poor persons who false as her having met him in the street, she having crowd it every morning for assistance, and whose wants, whether Catholic or Protestant, he only regretted he was often not able to relieve to the extent he wished. amounted to a direct denial of the truth of the girl's Mr. Clive said the reverend gentleman's statement statement.-The Rev. J. O'Neall said, he received the second letter sent him by Mr. Moore, having been in the country when the first was sent, and he gave her an admission into the asylum: bnt it was not true that he sent her there in a cab. The truth was that the van from the asylum happened to be at his house with clean linen at the time, and he gave her into the care of the religieuses who were with it, who took her in the van. He had two of the penitents from the asylum, who were Protestants, present in the court, who would testify to the kind treatment they there received, and who would also state that the girl Doolan while there professed great indignation at the Protestants who were in the asylum: and that, so far from their baving been forced to attend confession, they were not called upon to do so. While in the asylum she had spoken of suicide and its consequence with the greatest levity and with ridicule, and her manner was such towards the nuns as caused her ultimately to be discharged from the asylum. The nuns were ladies of education, who had consecrated their lives and fortunes to the cure and reformation of persons of the unfortunate class to which the girl belonged, and afterwards to procuring for them respectable situations. The explanation now given would, he trusted, make the girl's conduct still more vile and odious in the eyes of the public.
The two penitents were then called forward, and stated that they were Protestant inmates of the Asylum, and had every reason to say that the girl's statement was not correct.-Mr. Clive asked the girl Doolan what she said to the contradiction of her stateMr. Clive said it was clear to him that the statement ment?-Doolan persisted that her statement was true. made by the girl was a story made up for the occasion of her being brought to the court. He had no doubt but that the contradiction of its truth would go forth to the public, and that it would make the same im
pression which it had made on his mind-viz: that her statement was all a tissue of falsehoods. The deputation thanked the magistrate for the opportunity he had given them of contradicting it: and as they withdrew, the girl Doolan said to them, "Never mind, old priests, I am ready to make oath to the truth of what I have said."-She was then taken back to the work
WIVES AS THEY OUGHT TO BE.-Women should be acquainted, that no beauty has any charms, but the inward one of the mind; and that a gracefulness in their manners is much more engaging than that of their persons: that meekness and modesty are the true and lasting ornaments: for she that hath these is qualified as she ought to be for the management of a family, for the educating of children, for an affection to her husband, and submitting to a prudent way of living. These only are the charms that render wives amiable, and give them the best title to our respect.— Epictetus.
YOUNG MEN.-The best rules to form a young man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.-Sir W. Temple.
LONDON RELIEF OF IRISH FAMINE.
"FULL many a throbbing heart beats high,
A few devoted adherents of Ireland, who love her the more as her woes increase, have determined upon collecting funds for the relief of the famine, now raging in that fruitful land. The Central Committee is held at Mr. Fanning's, 20, Houghton-street, Clare Market. The very Rev. Doctor Magee, of Westminster, is the general Treasurer, and all moneys subscribed are to be paid to his, the Rev. Doctor's, credit, at the London Joint Stock Bank, Pall Mall. By direction of the central committee, their secretary has written circulars to the four Roman Catholic Archbishops of Ireland, as directed by the committee, informing their Graces of the formation of committees in various districts of London; and sending to each, per Dr. Magee, the first remittance of money. The Central Committee received much aid from Mr. Fanning, of the Shamrock Tavern, at whose house their meetings are held; and the highest praise is also therein awarded to the zealous exertions of a committee formed in the Gray's Inn Lane District, at Mr. Ives, the Guy Earl of Warwick Tavern.
The letter further states that at meetings held in Gray's Inn district, presided over by Messrs. Timothy and Daniel Murphy, Daniel Ives, and Robert Seward, the utmost enthusiasm was manifested: and no doubt
is now entertained of the immediate organization of district committees in every locality of London, in connexion with the Central Committee in Houghton Street.
Men are exerting themselves in the cause of the distressed Irish, without any reference to sect, party, or country. One of the most active members of the Central Committee, is Mr. Louis Kyesor, a gentleman, who is by religious profession, a Jew; whilst one of the first subscriptions received, was from an English Protestant, Mr. James Barrett, who is foremost in every cause having for its object the succour of the indigent. The indefatigable Secretary of Gray's Inn District, Mr. Sutton, is also an Englishman and a Protestant, who discharges gratuitously the duties of Refesecretaryship, which are exceedingly onerous.
rence must also be made to the ardent exertions of Mr. Faery, an English Protestant, and to the zeal of the Meat Salesmen generally, of the Newgate Market. To the letters forwarded by the secretary, the following replies have been received. First, from the Most Rev. Dr. Murray:
Still, so desire is the calamity, that enough will be left for the exercise of the most enlarged private benevolence; and I for one, shall acknowledge with gratitude, and dis pense with the utmost promptness, any fund that may be consigned to me, for the purpose of alleviating this awful visitation.
I have the honour to be,
Mr. B. O'RYAN.
Your faithful servant,
JOHN ARCHBISHOP OF TUAM.
Every word of the letter of Dr. Machale, onght to be printed in gold. With the sanction and co-operation of such illustrious men as Archbishops Murray and Machale; under the Treasurership in London of Dr Magee, it will be no difficult task to collect forthwith such a sum of money, to relieve the Irish, as will do honour to the Irish Exiles, and their English and other freinds in London. All further particulars may be learned at the Central Committee, Houghton Street; and next week we will give a list of the places at which the meetings are weekly held.
CHURCH-BUILDING PARSONS AND PRIESTS.-When any pious Catholic einher builds or endows a chapel, we too frequently hear of the exactions and deceits of the Romish clergy. It is not so when a church for Protestantism darts into existence at the bidding of some liberal person. Miss Burdett Coutts recently signified her intention of building and endowing a church in London. Dr. Bloomfield, as Bishop of London, told her it would cost £30,000. The sum was at once forthcoming, and the lady seems to have advanced it with great singleness of purpose; her object certainly was not to secure church patronage to herself or The following letter throws some her successors. light on the subject:
To the Editor of the New Catholic Magazine.
SIR, AS Miss Burdett Coutts, at an expense of about £30,000, is to build a church in Westminster, public attention should be called to it. As a great indulgence, the lady is to have the first presentation, after which the patronage is to be vested in the bishop of the diocese. Surely the munificent founder might reasonably have expected to secure the patronage in perpetuity: and if the point were not suggested on her behalf, ought not the Bishop to have conceded to it without a prompter?
Complaints are often made of the want, in these Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Nov. 7th, 1846 days, of that princely spirit of liberality which flourished among our ancestors so greatly to the benefit of their posterity. Can we wonder at the fact, when an occasional exercise of the same old spirit only serves to call forth claims from men already over-gorged with patronage, for fresh opportunities of providing for their dependants and flatterers. I am, Sir,
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter on the 31st ult., and will be happy to cooperate through our relief committee, with the benevolent object which you mention.
I have the honour to remain,
The next letter is from the Most Rev. the only Archbishop of Tuam.
St. Jalath's Tuam, Nov. 6th, 1846.
Dear Sir, I have been favoured with your kind letter, intimating the active charity of many benevolent persons in London, in endeavouring to rescue the poor of Ireland from starvation; I feel much obliged by the communication. It is an undoubted fact, that much of this misery has been brought upon us by the mismanagement of those to whom the country was intrusted. It is, therefore, the duty of the Government, in the first place, to interfere vigorously, in order to rescue the people from famine.
Your obedient Servant,
A LOVER OF THE CHURCH. There is great sense in this "Lover's" letter; it is plain, however, that his love is not so ardent as to render him blind to the faults of the object of his adoration!
UNKINDNESS.-More hearts pine away in secret anguish, for unkindness from those who should be their comforters, than for any other calamity in life.Young.
A SERVANT.-There is no law to prevent a bigot, who advertizes for a servant, adding to his advertisement "No Irish need apply." The most distinguished of living Irishmen was staying in London at a West End Hotel during the Parliamentary Session, and such an advertisement was issued from the very Hotel in which he was domiciled. It met his eye. He summoned the waiter, and asked "if an Irishman might apply for his bill." The bill was quickly | furnished: as quickly was it paid, and the hotel lost a very profitable inmate. Could not this mode of action be further carried out?
A SAILOR.-Why should you give some pounds sterling for a Child's Caul? Of what use would it be? It is neither cable, sail, compass, log-book, nor an. chor. The repeated advertisements in the newspapers for the sale of such commodities are based upon the superstitious folly of men whom old women cajole to believe that a "Caul" is a protection against wreck or danger. A sausage envelope, or the outer coat of a bladder of lard would be just as useful when a ship is assailed by the " blustering railer."
A CANTAB.-You are right. It appears that you travel frequently by the Eastern Counties Railway. Such being the fact, you neglect your duty to your family if you do not insure your life, even though it be at an extra risk.
O. P.-Thomas Clarkson, the eminent philanthropist, was born at Wisbeach, Isle of Ely. The house in which he was born is still standing. VIGILANS.-It will no doubt be a material part of our duty to correct the mis-statements of opponents, and to administer due chastisement to the reckless and conscienceless maligners of Catholic faith and Catholic discipline. Our correspondent calls our attention to the following paragraph, which last appeared in the "People's Periodical:"
"POTATOE DISEASE.-An old friar at Castle Blaney (Monaghan) is in the receipt of an handsome income by selling holy water at three-pence a bottle, to be sprinkled over the fields to cure the potatoe disease."
This is a gross falsehood; the malignity of it seeks to brand the Irish priests as extortioners-the Irish people as superstitious dupes, and the Catholic religion as the encourager of the exactions of the former, and of the superstition of the latter. We do not condemn the editor of the People's Periodical as the inventor of this falsehood. He is to be censured only as an inconsiderate propagator of it. An editor who knows his moral responsibility, will prefer truth to attractiveness, and he ought not for pence to pander to prejudice.
ONE FROM THE 'LAURE.'-The reverend gentleman to whom you refer was never one of the editors of the "Oscotian."
THE TABLET.-A Staffordshire correspondent says he saw the advertisement of this Magazine in the Times newspaper, and in The Dispatch; and he accuses us of an un-Catholic spirit in not advertising in the Tablet. Our reply is, that our advertisement was offered to the Tablet, and the insertion of it was positively refused, though the money to pay for the insertion was, in the ordinary way of such business, tendered.
A VOLUNTEER.-A work containing Irish Statistics of territorial extent, population, rental, wealth, resources, taxation, &c., is much wanted. The best book extant upon such matters is "Battersby's Repealers' Manual," but it does not come down to anything like the present time.
H. P.-The Benedictines were the most numerous order in England. At the time of the suppression of the monasteries they had one hundred and eightysix religions houses.
THE IRISH REBELLION.-With some very slight exceptions, the best History of the Irish Rebellion (1798), is Mr. Harwood's, published by Chapman and Elcoate, Shoe-lane.
Catholic Friendly Society, for the promotion of Education and Works of Charity.-Some years back a few Catholic young men, who, witnessing in those places where working men are wont to resort when the work of the day is done, for the purpose of relaxation, the gross immorality practised there, agreed amongst themselves to form a society for social intercourse on a strictly moral basis. But when the society was formed, it was conceived that something besides singing songs and discussing the topics of the day might be attended to, and thus be wise as well as merry; "for the eulogium was not bestowed on merriment only, but on merriment combined with wisdom." The members accordingly cast. their thoughts about for an object-a useful object. upon which they could concentrate their energies for a small portion of their leisure time. That object very soon presented itself; it was charity, the best of all possible objects, upon which there cannot be a difference of opinion: for what difference of opinion can there be about relieving the distressed or instructing the ignorant? Well, it was determined that Charity should be the object, and here arose the society whose title we have set down above. Now it remains to be seen what this society has done-what a comparatively few humble working men have done and can do, who combine together for a good purpose. Among the many good things it has done-and it would be difficult to enumerate all-we may mention a few:-To the Reverend Mr. M'Avilla, of Islington, £14 to aged Poor's Society, a tribute of a gold snuff-box to Rev. J. Hearn, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, which cost £25, as a mark of respect and esteem for his extraordinary exertions for the wants of the poor, and in promoting education, but which box he subsequently gave to the Teetotalers of Clement's Lane in support of their school; £20 to the Rev. Dr. Baldiconi, for Saffronhill school. Subsequent to all these, the Society supported a school of its own for a very considerable time, in Marchmont-street, Brunswick-square; £20 or thereabouts towards the repairs of the Lincoln's Inn Fields chapel; £5 to the Teetotaler's school, Clement's-lane; £10 to the Rev. Mr. Cotter, for the Brixton schools. We have thus taken a cursory glance at the Catholic Friendly Society, its rise, progress, and the good it has done; nor can we take leave of the subject without strongly impressing upon the minds of Catholics in the Lincoln's Inn Fields district the imperative necessity of devising some means of education for the Catholic children therein. There cannot be less than one thousand children who are wholly unprovided with the means of education in this district. The evils consequent upon allowing such a number to grow up to mature age in a state of ignorance, is truly fearful to contemplate. Let it be borne in mind that by giving those children education now, they may make them good members of society, besides adding to the means of their eternal salvation. "That the soul be without knowledge (says the wise man) is not good." Why, then, shall we leave the soul without knowledge? That soul which God has made in his own image and likeness. Let us rather earn the reward that is promised those who instruct many to justice.-W.
Weekly Catholic Magazine.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1846.
OUR OPENING WORDS.
In necessariis unitas: in dubiis libertas: in omnibus caritas.-ST. AUGUSTINE.
To commence a New Catholic Publication is an undertaking of no little difficulty. The first source of disheartening is, in the number of such publications which, within the last few years, it has been vainly attempted to establish. The History of Catholic Periodical Literature in this country, would be little more than a list of speculations which have failed—of hopes which have been thwarted-and of money and energies expended. They have not been expended in vain. The seed, which has been so labouriously sown, and which has lain so long in the ground, is germinating at last; and it holds out prospects of abundant fruitfulness. Years ago, long previous to emancipation, there were able and disinterested labourers in the field. They wrote-they published-and died poor. They were not duly encouraged. The public mind of the Catholic Body was not buoyant enough to rise superior to the prevailing apathy. But now, we live under a mighty change. Parliament is open to us-we have our libraries, our institutes, our guilds, confraternities, publishers, schools, monasteries, and convents. More than all we have our converts. Not even France, in so spontaneously and generally throwing off infidelity, and assuming again the pure garb of virtue, faith, and obedience: not even that France, has made more rapid steps in the path of religious reclamation, than England has
towards her re-conversion to the faith of the Au
ugstins, the Alfreds, and the Edwards. What has been our progress? Proscription and ban were our doom. In the few towns in which we dared to have chapels, they were in bye-places, and loaded with ignominy. Birmingham had "Mass House Lane" -it now has a Cathedral. For a history of our progress read the recent proceedings at Exeter. Is not this returning to the old times, when the Benedictines, the Cluniacs, the Cistersians, the Premonstratensians, the Knights Hospitalers, and others had three thousand and nineteen monasteries, colleges, chantries, and hospitals, and free chapels studding the whole of the land-the homes of the pious-the refuge of the poor?
In this change, there is manifestly God's own hand Non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da Gloriam. When, to a mariner is a calm so welcome as after the storm which threatened to consign him to the deep-his worn-out power no
longer able to give combat to the hurricane? Just so, to whom can the solidity ard the everlasting fixedness and consolation of truth be so attractive, endearing, and soothing as to those who have found no safeguard in an irresponsible latitudinarianism, shielded beneath an indefinite and ever-varying creed? So long as state power, court interest, party intrigue, and selfishmen could make the law-fabricated religion the only passport to preferment to office, to rank and to wealth, a great discountenance was offered to the investigation of Catholic doctrines; but truth is possesed of an elasticity, eternal and illimitable and hence it is now gaining adherents in crowds.
Those who are actually engaged in reading Catholic works, to learn the Catholic doctrines, are by no means the only class from which our neophytes are to come. There is a far more numerous class, who are yet only in the first stage of transition from hostile to favourable feelincreased, and their energies are stimulated by the ings regarding us.
The number of these is
tone which is begining to prevail in a large portion of the public mind. The old laws-old customs
old rites, of Catholic days, are now, to say the shrines. Those who twenty years ago would releast, respected. Senators pay homage at their mark, learn, and inwardly, digest" it. This favourject a Catholic work, are now ready to "read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest" it. This favour able feeling, the result of past inquiry, and also the handmaid of future investigation, manifests itself almost everywhere, except in the dens of Exeter Hall, where those of the rabies genus most do congregate. Perhaps, in nothing is the returning Catholic Spirit of the times more strikingly illustrated, than in the ecclesiastical architecture which is now adopted so generally. The work of Dr. MILNER, (the Athanasius of his age) on gothic architecture, in some degree was the pre
cursor of what PUGIN and HANSOM are now carrying into effect. The alterations in a modern Protestant Church, so as to render it applicable to Catholic worship, will be very trifling indeed.
At a period when such are the features of society, it is no doubt a heavy task which has fallen upon us to perform. We promise fidelity-we solicit aid in our literary department; we rely upon suphumility we hope to act in the benevolent spirit of port for the pecuniary means: in fervour and our motto. "Unity in matters of necessity, freedom in matters of doubt, and charity in all things."
ST. MARY'S, MOORFIELDS.-TUE IRISH RELIEF FUND. On last Sunday, November 1st., the Very Rev. Dr. Smyth, of Esker, preached a charity sermon in the Catholic Church of St. Mary's, Moorfields, for the relief of the poor of Ireland. The proceeds of the sermon were upwards of a hundred pounds.-Weekly Paper.
PUSEYISM NO NOVELTY. (CHAP. I.)
BY A CONVERT.
Ar almost every period since the Reformation, there have been men in the Established Church of England who held the same opinions as those now professed by the Puseyites. Did not Dr. Milner in his "Letters to a Prebendary," combat his opponents with weapons which were, in a great degree, drawn from the works of Protestant divines, who bore testimony to the truth of our doctrines? Has not almost every other Catholic controvertist done the same? In the year 1704 a very remarkable book was published from the pen of "A Minister of the Church of England."— It was entituled, "An Essay towards a proposal for Catholick Communion, wherein above sixty of the principal controverted points which have hitherto divided Christendom being called over, it is explained how many of them may and ought to be laid aside, and how few remain to be accommodated for the effecting of a general peace." This work was reprinted in 1800, and again in 1812, but it is still not known so generally as its merits deserve. It is now very scarce, and another reprint of it would answer well at present. The
""Tis a point I have been long considering and a work for which I have now for some years been preparing, omitting no opportunity of books, or other information that could give me an insight into the state of our division. And because I was sensible how absolutely necessary an impartial hand was for carrying on this design, therefore my great solicitude was, how to break that bias which education, study, and interest had given me, in disfavour of the Church of Rome. Upon which consideration I concluded it the most unsuspected method, not to take information of that Church, either from my own idea of it, or from any adversary, but to let it speak for itself; and accordingly, without asking questions of any that are without, I have gone into it as far as was lawful in my station; I have gone into its Councils, into its Profession of Faith, into its most approved Catechisms, into its Liturgy, into its most solemn Offices, and have every where both enquired and searched what it teaches, what it forbids, what it allows, and what it discourages."
After stating further how he had tested Catholic doctrines by Catholic authorities, the writer of the work in question, as a Protestant, adds :—
"I have done the same on our side; examining how far is granted by those who seem to be men of learning and temper; not charging the opinions of such particular doctors upon our church, but to see how far it is tolerated at least, if not allowed within our pale; and while in this I have made choice of such chiefly whose dignity has made them eminent, whose learning challenges respect, and whose labour in the study of antiquity qualifies them for speaking in this point, I hope so much deference will be had to them, that their depositions may be allowed in all such cases, where the question is of what was taught and believed in the Primitive Church; and there will be judged no necessity, at least of separate Communion, upon the account of such points which these positively maintain within our own Communion, and as positively assert to be Primitive Truths."
In the pursuit of his object, the writer quotes largely from the authors in favor of Protestantism. Most of these quotations shall, next week be considered with a view to show what the head of this article affirms, viz.:-that Puseyism (except in name) is no novelty."
IRISH DISTRESS AND ENGLISH ANOMALIES.-A
CATHOLIC acting in any official capacity, will frequently find himself in circumstances which entail considerable embarrassments. In this predicament Mr. REDINGTON, under-secretary for Ireland, most manifestly stands at present. He is popular, and most deservedly so. He wishes, no doubt, to extend religion, and to supply his famishing fellow
men with food. The Law, or rather the Executive, steps in between him and his good intentions. Amongst the presentments made in the recently
held baronial sessions, bave been a few for the erection of places of worship, catholic as well as protestant. Upon Mr. Redington has devolved the very uncongenial duty of informing the parties concerned, that in no case can such presentments be confirmed. Does Lord Besborough, or do the Board of Works consider that a well-built parishchapel is not a public advantage and improvement? The money could not be better spent, either for the purpose of affording present relief, or for securing permanent moral and social advantages. The Government, however, which is so It has done much extolled, thinks otherwise. more. It has discovered that meal for the poor will lose its nutritive qualities, if distributed by the hands of a religious minister. No clergyman of any denomination is allowed to act upon any relief committee in Ireland. The plain meaning of this is, that those who have known most of the misery of the people, shall have the least to do with the mitigation of it. This is an anomaly which would be unintelligible were it not that it is of English parentage.
PORTRAIT OF POPE PIUS IX.-This portrait is in the best style of the Lithographic art. It is well drawn and carefully handled. In the distance a view of St. Peter's at Rome, is in good keeping. From the character of the head of his Holiness, and from the general artistical excellence of this print, we are inclined to take it as a good likeness of so distinguished a character. Not only will the Faithful throughout the world, be anxious to possess this representation of their Holy Father; but by the part which he is taking in the progress of reforms of the most beneficial cha racter, his Holiness will be regarded by men of every creed, as one of the most enlightened and appreciable potentates in existence, and as one whose portrait all will be anxious to possess. As a work of art this portrait cannot be praised too highly. Overbeck's name as the artist is a sufficient recommendation of it; and Messrs. Herring and Remington of 137, Regent Street, have done good service by introducing it into the