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The Compiler of this little, but not unimportant work, has been moved to the task by the following facts of universal notoriety, threatening alike the welfare of the Protestant Religion and the liberties of mankind:

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The O'Connell Rent:

The increase in this Island of Roman Catholic churches :

The conduct of the Archbishop of Cologne, supported by the Pope of Rome, in the affair of mixed marriages in Rhenish Prussia; together with the Pope's late minatory Bull upon the restoration of Innages in Portugal, as well as the solemn christening of Bells in re-re-re-revolutionized, regenerated, philosophic France :

The Public Dinner given to the Hon. and Rev. George Spencer, a seceder from the ministration of the Church of England, and a convert to the Church of Rome, on his return from the Continent. The toast then and there drank “ the health of the Pope, God's Vicegerent on earth ;" and the

expressed and cherished expectation of the return of England to the bosom of the Church of Rome :

The Procession in pontificalibus at Leeds, and other ostentatious displays in defiance of the penalties of the Law :

The inefficacy of the Confessional in deterring a People from the commission of crimes ; as evidenced by those mysterious murders in Ireland, not produced by the desire of plunder or for the concealment of robbery, but by some secret Instigation, which in a country under the honest influence of the Protestant Religion would long since have been brought to light :

The evidence before the Lords Committee, and the treatment of the Protestant colony at Achill :

The unsettled, and therefore unsound, state of the Public mind exhibited in its permitting itself to listen to various constructions of this plain oath ; House of Commons.--The Oath taken by Roman

Catholics. I A. B. do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to Her MaJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, and will defend Her to the utmost of my Power against all Conspiracies and

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Attempts whatever, which shall be made against Her Person, Crown, or Dignity; and I will do my utmost Endeavour to disclose and make known to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, all Treasons and traiterous Conspiracies which may be formed against Her or Them : And I do faithfully promise to maintain, support, and defend, to the utmost of my power, the Succession of the Crown, which Succession, by an Act, intituled, An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, is and stands limited to the Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protestants ; hereby utterly renouncing and abjuring any Obedience or Allegiance unto any other Person claiming or pretending a Right to the Crown of this Realm : And I do further declare, That it is not an Article of my Faith, and that I do renounce, reject, and abjure the Opinion, that Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any other Authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or by any Person whatsoever : And I do declare, That I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other Foreign Prince, Prelate, Person, State or Potentate, hath or ought to have any Temporal or Civil Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority or Pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this Realm. I do swear, That I will defend to the utmost of my Power the Settlement of Property within this Realm, as established by the Laws : And I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any Intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by Law within this Realm : And I do solemnly swear, That I never will exercise any Privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the Protestant Religion or Protestant Government in the United Kingdom : And I do solemnly, in the Presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, That I do make this Declaration, and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary Sense of the Words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or mental Reservation whatsoever.

So help me God.And lastly-The non-appearance of improvement in Daniel O'Connell since his visit to the Monks of La Trappe; which visit, from its meek and penitential character, had raised the charitable hopes of men of all Persuasions.

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