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gated him, they were completely hum- executioners determined to prolong his bled. We are informed that towards the agonies to the utmost, and constructed close of the discussion he was wearied, his fagots of green wood. His tortures browbeaten, and abashed. His constancy, were prolonged to such a degree, that however, did not utterly forsake him. some of his guards listed him on their He refused to recant, but cast himself halberds, and threw him into the flames, upon the king's clemency. The king where he was consumed. Whilst they declared that he would be no protector were thus engaged, he cried aloud several of heretics, and that Lambert must expect times, “None but Christ, none but to be committed to the flames. Lambert Christ;" and these words were in his was condemned to prison, and left to mouth when he expired. His last bapmeditate upon his awful fate. On that tism was the baptism of suffering. He morning he had been the gazing-stock of was privileged to drink of his Lord's thousands; he had had a king for his an- cup. His support was the love of Christ. tagonist, and had disputed with the high- Sustained by the Holy Spirit, he triest dignitaries of the church; at night he umphed over the malice of Satanic was a solitary and condemned criminal, cruelty, and died with the Saviour's menaced by the terrors of a death of tor- name upon his lips, and with his love ture. But, doubtless, the same gracious enshrined within his heart. How impoSaviour who bid Paul be of good cheer, tent, after all, is human vengeance, and deserted not his servant in his hour of how short is the triumph of the enemies need. Fervent indeed, we may be sure, of God! When the flames had exhausted were the martyr's prayers, rich the their destructive powers upon the marspiritual consolations which were vouch- tyr's bodily frame, all that remained in safed to him, and bright and glorious the the possession of his persecutors was a hope which irradiated his soul.
heap of dust; his emancipated spirit had The morning of Lambert's execution already joined that bright band " which dawned, and the most excruciating suf- came out of great tribulation, and washed ferings awaited him. But the martyr's their robes, and made them white in the spirit was undaunted; his heart was firm blood of the Lamb.” as adamant, and his aspect bespoke the In Lambert we behold one of the most confidence of victory. He knew in glorious martyrs of the church of Christ. whom he had believed, and he was con- This honour belongs to him, not because fident that the God who had enabled he laid down his life in defence of his Jerome of Prague to walk to his funeral opinions, but because he suffered for the pile with greater cheerfulness (10 use the truth; not because he triumphed over words of Pope Pius II.) than most men bodily torture, but because he triumphed journeyed to a banquet, would not desert through the love of Christ. Hindoo him. He doubtless remembered the fanatics have courted martyrdom, and cheering declaration of the apostle Paul, been unconquered by the flames; Ma“Who shall separate us from the love of hommedan fanatics have rushed upon Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or certain death; vainglory and Satan have persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or had thousands and tens of thousands of peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy martyrs. But Lambert died for the love sake we are killed all the day long; we of Him who was despised and rejected are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. of men, and in whom there is no beauty Nay, in all these things we are more than to the natural man that he should desire conquerors through him that loved us. him. He was a champion of that gospel For I am persuaded that neither death, which to the Greeks was foolishness and nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor to the Jews a stumbling-block, but unto powers, nor things present, nor things to them which are called, both Jews and come, nor height, nor depth, nor any Greeks, Christ the power of God, and other creature, shall be able to separate the wisdom of God." By the divine us from the love of God, which is in power imparted to him, he died as a witChrist Jesus our Lord.” His barbarous ness of that truth which in his uncon
verted state he would have eagerly sought fear of scorn in England, and the wellto destroy. In his death, therefore, he grounded apprehension of demoniac perglorified the grace of God.
secution in Ireland, are powerful barriers It is needful at the present day to call against the progress of their evangelizathese things to mind. It is requisite, tion. But the power of God is resistfirst, that the fountains of religious doc- less; the prayer of faith and the labour trine be pure, and, secondly, that the of love must as certainly prevail at last martyr spirit revive. In the apostolic over priestcraft and superstition, as it is church of Ephesus, the fountains of certain that God is true, and that his truth were pure, but the first love had Spirit is invincible. There is nothing in already departed. In the present century the intellect or affections of modern there has been a great revival and exten- Romanists which renders them invulnersion of evangelical truth; but whilst there able by the sword of truth. In Ireland, is a widely diffused light, there is, com- numerous converts have been made, and paratively speaking, but little heat. The among these are to be found some of the
. wisdom that is from above, it is true, is finest specimens of apostolic Christianity. “first pure, then gentle," and few, alas! What is wanting on the part of reformed at the present day, breathe the genile- Catholics is, a stronger faith, a more ness and meekness which are divine. ardent zeal, a more apostolic love; yes, But albeit the wisdom that is from above the martyr-love of a Stephen, a Paul, a is not only pure, but gentle and love. Peter, a Lambert, a Ridley, and a Latibreathing; it is faithful and uncompro- mer. That British Protestants, possessmising in its protest against error. Paul ing the knowledge which they do of the spared not the superstition of the polished superstitions, idolatry, priestcraft, false Athenians; Peter hesitated not to declare gospel, and deadly errors of Romanism, to the Jews that by wicked hands they should almost sleep, whilst seven milhad crucified the Prince of Lise; the lions at least of British and Irish Roman language of the protomartyr Stephen was Catholics, are the vassals of the Romish even of a stronger character, and yet his church, and the victims of her lethiferous last prayer was for the pardon of his system, is neither more nor less than a murderers. To denounce the soul de- standing miracle, which must be the substroying errors of the Romish system, ject of boundless amazement to the angels and to counterwork the efforts of the of light and to the spirits of darkness. emissaries of Rome, is as solemn a duty May the recollection of the glories of as it is to mourn over the declension, and heaven and the agonies of hell, of the to pray for the conversion, of Roman sweetness of God's pity and of the terCatholics. What is wanting at the pre- rors of his wrath; may the love of Christ sent day is the revival of the martyr constrain all who believe the truth as it spirit in the churcı of Christ, and the is in Jesus to assume the missionary determination, through that love-breath- office, and as far as their pecuniary ing but dauntless spirit, to destroy Ro- means, their personal exertions, their manism in the United Kingdom of Great voices, their pens, their literary talents, Britain and Ireland, by that gospel which their prayers, and their examples, can is the power of God unto salvation. avail, io embark in the noble enterprise Policy, humanity, faith, the love of souls, of seeking and saving their Roman Caand the love of Christ, dictate, in lan- tholic fellow-countrymen, and conjuring guage which cannot be misunderstood, them to cast their idols to the bats and persevering, strenuous, almost super- the moles; to place no confidence in human, efforts for the conversion of their good works and penances for the our Roman Catholic fellow-countrymen. atonement of their sins; to renounce the Great, every one must admit, are the hyperdulian veneration of the Virgin difficulties which impede their reception Mary, and in life and in death to exof the true gospel. Political and religious claim, “None but Christ, none but bigotry, ignorance of the truth, attach- Christ." ment to error, hereditary predilection, the
The School Girl in France. By Miss K. M Crin- Citizenship, and other similar matters in dell. One vol. 18mo. Philadelphia: H. Hooker. a book which appeals to the popular
This work should be circulated at sense of the country. It is evidence that such a time as this, when Romanists are
these topics, discussed in an enlightened making the greatest efforts to multiply spirit, are more and more becoming famiand extend their schools and colleges in
liar to the people, when they thus form every part of the country, and while
no ungraceful appendage to a book of especially they are, and have long been, pretty and humorous composition. Mr. encouraged in these efforts by the patron
Mathews brings his wit to the service of age of Protestant families. All experi
truth, and it is a weapon which, in all ence shows that our children in these
the great discussions in the world, reschools either attach themselves to the ligious and secular, truth has never dis
dained. In Pascal's hands it was an Roman Church, or imbibe sentiments so genial to it as greatly to impair the force instrument in the service of theology, as of the Protestant faith on their practice in
in Sidney Smith's it is of cominon sense, after life. It is from this cause that the Against the claims of the Romanists for
a division of the school fund, and a pormajor part of converts to Popery are made in this country. The process is
tion of it to be entrusted to their special silent-unobserved it may be slow and management, Mr. Mathews replies, that indefinite, but its full resuli comes out at
the school fund is for the benefit of the last in thousands of cases. The work people of the state, irrespective of their before us gives a clear insight into the religious character. He thus speaks of management of these schools. The
the plea of conscience." authoress was educaied in a nunnery of “ We hear much of conscientious scruples France, and tells what she saw and expe. in this discussion. To what purpose has conrienced. She is at present the principal science just now become nice and scrupulous? of a seminary for the education of young just at this time to shake its delicate fibres ?
What portentous shape hath the goblin taken ladies in London, and must be regarded Reading, writing, and the use of the globes ! as a competent witness and judge of mat- The litile mimic ball, that humbly represents ters embraced in her book. The work our planet, swarms with direful hieroglyphics; has had a wide circulation in England. the twenty-six letters have formed themselves
into a terrible regiment of black dragoons, and The style is attractive, ils temper Chris
the unpretending school-slate, is one of the tian like, and the many incidents which
devil's cards in this profound game that is it narrates, make it altogether a most played to ensnare consciences and entrap the pleasing, entertaining, and useful volume feet of the unwary. We cannot say that we to be put into the hands of the youth of feel an extraordinary respect for any man our country, as a corrective of the evil of whose conscientious scruples are found travel
ling on this road; we are rather inclined to exposing so many of them to the temp
commend him to a dark lantern and the crutch tations and dangers of Antiprotestant of an octogenarian. Daylight and a swist schools.
pace, that keeps abreast of social rights, are no pleasures of his.
Conscience, sitting serenely in the breast of The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews.
man, sagacious and austere, and lifting her Complete in one col. New York: Harper of
terrible front against whatever debases, obBrothers, 1843.
scures, or mars the soul, inherits a noble realm
of duty from which she can not be drawn to We are gratified not only with the
do task-work for hire, or favour, or the fur. general spirit of manliness and indepen- therance of a doubtful cause. She inspires dence which are evident in the various scruples that speak out, in very audible tones, contents of this volume, and the stamp against the oppression of tyrants, the crafts of of literary ability which they bear, but priests
, the violences of wicked men, and not
against the rights and immunities of humble are especially pleased with the discussion
children, pensioners on our bounty and justice of such questions as the School Fund, for a few words of healthful knowledge. Doth
conscience stand in the portal, rebuking com- patrol in gaiters, and the latest Parisian curvemon schools? What is there in all their wise tailed coats; then, the architect, pricked by and plain operations at which she can be scruples of conscience, may say that there is justly affronted? The common school recog- no religion in square church-towers, and cry nizes a God, a conscience, and Saviour; a out, with a lusty throat, for pointed spires, with Being that holds the ends of the wide universe the good gilt ball and weather-vane at top. together; a tribunal that arraigns the crimes and vices of men; and a mediator, pleading One of the “Poems on Man,” The and interceding between the two. A Creator Preacher, expresses this tone of civil and and a judicial spirit within us, áll men will admit; and if any say they can not take cog- religious freedom with a keen sense of nizance of the great head of the Christian indignation against whoever would dischurch, to them we make answer, in a merely turb the state. secular view of the case, that it is through the imagination the heart is purified; and when- Ever aslant the sky behold a shape, ever they can present to our contemplation a Leaning al length upon the mastered air! nobler, lovelier image, and one more likely to
Man like in form and yet divinely fair,
About his head a golden glory glows, arrest the regards of a wise and pure soul, we And fair as morning every feature shows. will, if the sternness of their exactions so re- His feet are toward the earth, and upward thrown quire, have our Saviour depart from the con
His stretched and yearning arms appeal to God; secrated school-room, and hail with joy and
With Gud he talks at thai far height-with God alone. earnest acclamation the advent of the glorious Athwart all troubles of day, night, or clouds, substitute."
Alh wart eclipse of sun or moon, or the dun tempest's And by the following reductio ad ab
Behold that radiant figure streaming,
'Twixi Earth and Heaven, and Heaven and Farth, surdum he disposes of the arrogance
An angel mighty, meek as the gwaihed infant at its birth,
All the mid region from its gloom redeeming. of the claims of these Romanish New
'Tis Christ, 'l is sacred Christ who there is beaming, Yorkers.
Oh, ye who sentried stand upon the temple wall
Holy, and nearer to the glory's golden fall“ The Jews, and with very great show of justice, too, may insist on keeping open shop
Moon like possess and shed at large its rays
The wide world knilling in a web of light, on Sunday; cause a session of aldermen to be
Whose every thread the gladdening truth makes bright; called at the hall, to consider some pressing Peace, love, and universal brotherhood, grievance; order the omnibuses out (for one
Good will to man, and faith in God the good.
Withered be ne, the false one of the brood, or two of them may seek to go a journey to Who, losbandman of evil, scallers strise, Chelsea), and fall into a horrible ferment Brambling and harsh, upon the field of life: should all other citizens decline to take down Bui deeper cursed he whose secret hand their shutters, and proceed to their avocations.
Plucks on to doom the safeguards of the land, The Quakers will at once, and rightly enough, Freedom, anıt ciril forms and sacred rights disband the military companies. The Came- That conscience owns: he, conscience stung, who plights ronians or Covenanters, will destroy the bal
His roire 'gainst these, should sheer down fall
From off the glory of the temple wall, lot-boxes, and have no voting under a govern.
Smitten by God as false to truih and love ment which does not publicly recognize the And all the sacred links that bind the heavens abode Christian religion. The Seventh-day Baptists
And man beneuth: a mi hered Paul, -coming a little in conflict, it must be admit. Apostleless, beyond recall! ted, with their Hebrew brethren-will insist that the omnibuses be all laid up; the drivers
The discussion of the International taken down from their seats, and put away in Copyright Question, forms the cona mow or manger, to enjoy their sabbath cluding portion of the volume, and it is slumbers; would send the city fathers home handled on the same broad ground of to apparel themselves in a garb suited for church and the grave duties of the diaconate; Mathews' labour in this cause our earnest
truth and justice. We accord to Mr. and have every bow window made close as a tomb. Nay, further; we can not see why the thanks for the cause of the protection of face of the city itself should not be subjected literary property in the cause of national to constant changes, to accord with the temper independence, of national self-respect, or whim of any projector, if only sufficiently and what is at the bottom of all, the pubclamorous, whatever. The conscientious mathematician may demand that our public
lic morals. The effect of the immorality squares shall all be laid out in octagons and taught by the popular publications of the rhomboids; the oil-dealer, of an expansive last few years is incalculable, and we besoul, may suggest the doubling of the public lieve that the extraordinary encouragelights, and a revival of the exploded custom of embellishing the mayor's residence with a
ment of this species of literature is due pair of lamps; the delicate-minded tailor, in to the absence of a copyright law. Let sist that the city watchmen shall be put on the the public, the bench, the pulpit, teachers and fathers, look a little into this matter, fore the twelfth century; consequently it and check the rapid development of a never was nor could have been left by licentious foreign literature, by at once Christ to his church. drawing the line (as they would by the "The Romish doctrine of indulgences is passage of a law by Congress) between built upon the false foundation of purgaan honest responsible mode of publica- tory, and the supererogations of the saints, tion, and the present devil's rule of li- that is, their satisfying over and above cense.
what is needful for themselves, and their
own sins; so that their satisfactions may The Protestant Memorial: By Thomas Hartwell serve for others who want them, or who
Horne, D.D., one Volume, 24mo. New York, have not enough of their own. That this John S. Taylor.
doctrine has no foundation in the Bible, This admirable little book contains a and consequently was not instituted by brief historical sketch of the Reformation; Jesus Christ, is acknowledged by some a demonstration of the antiquity of the re- of the most learned Romanists themligion of the Protestants; " the safety of selves. (See Bishop Taylor's Dissuasive continuing in the Protestant church," and from Popery, part i. ch. 1, sec. 3.) It is "Romanism contradictory to the Bible." also well known, that the profligate sale We know of no work of its class de- of indulgences by John Tetzel,* under serving a warmer approval or a more uni- the authority of Leo X., led to the gloversal circulation. It is written in the rious Reformation, of which, under God, same style as the article in this miscel- Luther was a distinguished instrument. lany by the same distinguished author, (See pp. 18, 19, supra.) Not to repeat on the worship of the Virgin Mary and earlier testimonies, it will be seen by the of the Popes of Rome. We quote from following extract from the Bull of Leo it the following section on Indulgences:
XII., for the Jubilee of 1825, dated Rome, “ Indulgences.
May 24, 1824, that the Popes still usurp "Indulgences are defined to be a remis
the prerogative of Almighty God, in sion of the temporal punishment due to granting remission of sins :-During sin by the decree of God, when its guilt this year of Jubilee, we mercifully in the and eternal punishment are remitted, and
The following is a translation of the form which may consist, either of evil in this
of indulgence sold by Tetzel, and signed by life, or of temporal suffering in the next him “Fr. Johannes Tetzel Subcommissarius (which temporal suffering is called purga- proprio manu scripsit.” “ May our Lord Jesus tory).
Christ have mercy upon thee, and absolve
thee by the merits of his most holy passion. "ASSERTIONS OF THE ROMISH CHURCH. And I, by authority of his apostles Peter and
“I affirm that the power of indulgences Paul, and of the most holy Pope, granted and was left by Christ to his church; and committed to me in these parts, do absolve that the use of them is very helpful to thee, first, from all ecclesiastical censures, in Christian people. (Creed of Pius IV., and then from all thy sins, transgressions, and
whatever manner they have been incurred; excesses, how enormous soever they may be, even
from such as are reserved for the cognizance "THIS ASSERTION IS CONTRADICTORY TO
of the Holy See: and, as far as the keys of the THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
holy church extend, I remit to thee all punish“They declare that it is the prerogativement which thou deservest in purgatory on of the Infinite and Almighty “God alone their account; and I restore thee to the holy to forgive sins" (Psalm cxxx. 4; Isa. xliii. sacraments of the church, to the unity of the 25; xliv. 22; Jer. 1. 20; Mark ii. 7;
faithful, and to that innocence and purity which Luke v. 21; Eph. iv. 32), and that“ when diest, the Gates Of PUNISHMENT SHALL BE SHUT,
thou didst possess at baptism, so that when thou we have done all those things which are commanded us (Luke xvii. 10), we are
And if thou shalt not die at present, unprofitable servants."
this grace shall remain in full force when thou “It is a fact, well attested in ecclesiastical
art at the point of death. In the name of the history, that the power of granting indul- Amen." (Seckendorf, Comm. de Lutheranismo,
, gences was not claimed by the Popes be- p. 14. Francofurti, 1692.)
AND THE GATES OF THE PARADISE SHALL BE