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consecutive refutation of statements as they severally came before the public. Their pamphlets against the Church have been met with vindications of her authority, and with personal exposures, of which we should be sorry to be the objects. Their claims to the sanction of Bishops and Archbishops-authorities which they have practically and systematically contemned-have been refuted by bona fide letters from the very prelates in question; and it is with feelings of shame, for men claiming to be the ministers of truth, that we turn to the letters forming the Appendix to Mr Christie's Analysis, which so distinctly repudiate their reiterated assertions of having the countenance of the English Bishops. It must be a subject of deep regret to every rightly constituted mind, that men who have knelt within the sanctuary to receive the unction of holy orders, should yet, by their want of candour and fairness-not to say common honesty-have called into existence so humiliating an expo


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We think Mr Christie has been particularly successful in vindicating the Church in Scotland from the miserable attacks of Mr Drummond as to the alleged 'vitiated succession' of her bishops; and he brings out, greatly at Mr D.'s expense, the facility with which this latter gentleman can play fast and loose, as best suits his immediate object, with authorities to which he finds it expedient to appeal. For instance, while he virtually acknowledges the authority of the College Bishops' in their sentence of suspension against Bishop Millar-his object being to cast a doubt upon the validity of certain acts performed by this latter prelate—yet he takes the very fact of non-juring-all the College Bishops being non-jurors—as being the vitiating cause in the consecration of Bishop Gadderar, Bishop Hickes himself consecrated by non-jurors-being one of the consecrating bishops. On what class of readers does Mr Drummond reckon, in thus venturing to stultify his own assertions? We offer no opinion as to the wisdom of the non-jurors of England attempting to perpetuate their own line of bishops; but to say, as Mr Drummond takes upon himself to do, because an arbitrary exercise of the secular power had ejected them from their respective dioceses, that they were schismatical,' and without 'spiritual powers,' and that those on whom they laid hands were impotently pronounced bishops,' is so unblushingly Erastian, as to put, we should suppose, even Mr Drummond's readers out of countenance.


It would greatly exceed the limits of these pages to draw largely

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on Mr Christie's text; and to draw less than largely, would be doing him injustice in his really triumphant vindication of our 'vitiated' succession. We must, therefore, content ourselves by referring the reader to the works themselves; for it is necessary to observe, that the perusal of Mr Christie's Vindication of the Church in Scotland,' as well as of his Analysis,' is requisite to the complete development of Mr Drummond's most unfair and unworthy crusade against a Church into whose pastures he voluntarily obtruded himself— a Church which, at least, has the satisfaction of acknowledging, almost uniformly, the peaceful deportment and dutiful submission of her indigenous clergy, and for which it would have been fortunate had she been spared the intrusion of men who would never have sought her communion but for purposes unattainable in their own country. Mr Christie has done the Church good service, and we beg to thank him for the same.


We have not had opportunity to notice a recent publication of 'Sermons Academical and Occasional,' by Mr Keble; but cannot refrain from inserting here, from that work, the following most beautiful paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer with which the preface is concluded:

'May one be permitted (though most unworthy) to offer one concluding suggestion, which will surely be taken in good part by all kind readers, of whatever section of the Church? It is this: That at one time or another, in our daily devotions, we should offer up our Lord's Prayer, as a prayer in special for Church union; if so be he may graciously accept it, remembering his own eucharistical petition, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, as we are.

'Our Father which art in heaven, one God the Father Almighty, one Lord Jesus Christ, one Holy Ghost proceeding from the Father and the Son; have mercy upon us Thy children, and make us all one in Thee.

'Hallowed be Thy name: Thou who art one Lord, and Thy name One; have mercy upon us all, who are called by Thy name, and make us more and more one in Thee.

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Thy kingdom come: O, King of Righteousness and Peace, gather

us more and more into Thy kingdom, and make us both visibly and invisibly one in Thee.

'Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven: Thou who hast declared unto us the mystery of Thy will, to gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; conform us, O Lord, to that holy will of Thine, and make us all one in Thee.

'Give us this day our daily bread: Thou in whom, we being many, are one bread and one body; grant that we being all partakers of that one bread, may day by day be more and more one in Thee.

'And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us: Thou, who didst say, Father, forgive them, for those who were rending Thy blessed body; forgive us the many things we have done to mar the unity of Thy mystical body, and make us, forgiving and loving one another, to be more and more one in Thee.

'And lead us not into temptation: As Thou didst enable Thine apostles to continue with Thee in Thy temptations; so enable us, by Thy grace, to abide with Thee in Thy true Church under all trials, visible and invisible, nor ever to cease from being one in Thee.

'But deliver us from evil: From the enemy and false accuser; from envy and grudging; from an unquiet and discontented spirit; from heresy and schism; from strife and debate; from a scornful temper, and reliance on our own understanding; from offence given or taken; and from whatever might disturb Thy Church, and cause it to be less one in Thee.

'Good Lord, deliver and preserve Thy servants for ever.'



O HOLY JESU! sweetest Friend!
Hope of the pensive eager mind:
Thee now I seek with tender tears,
Without Thee I am full of fears.

O Jesu! Balsam of the heart;

Of souls the Life and Light Thou art;
Vast Fount of mercy, full and free,
Opened upon the gory tree.

When Thou vouchsaf'st to visit me,
Then truth divine I clearly see;
Vile things of earth I soar above,
And inly burn with heavenly love.
Kind Jesu! may I now discern
The fulness of Thy love eterne ;
O shew Thy glory unto me,
And satisfy my soul with Thee.

He only whom Thy love makes warm,
Knows, Jesu, of its taste the charm;
How blest the soul who feels its fire!
There's nothing else she can desire.

Jesu angelic glory bright,
Eternal source of Life and Light;
To me Thou'rt as a pleasant song,
And sweet as honey to the tongue.

When wilt Thou, then, my mind illume,
And drive away its darkling gloom?
To my lone soul when wilt Thou come,
And make in her Thy holy home?

Now what I sought, mine eyes behold,
What I desired, mine arms infold;
With fond desire my spirit mourns ;
My heart with love of Jesus burns.


O beatific holy fire!

O unconsuming strong desire!
O sweet refreshment ever new!
To love the Son of God most true!

Jesu! Thou art the mind's delight;
Of love Thou art the perfect height;
Thou art my glory, praise, and boast,
Jesu salvation of the lost.

Of heavenly hosts the joy Thou art;
To earth Thou dost true peace impart ;
Thou art the Life, the Truth, the Way,


weary, care-worn souls the stay.
Jesu The martyr's crown, the prize
For which Thy faithful liegeman dies;
Sweet virgins meek, and souls as pure,
In Thee find endless peace secure.

Jesu my supplication hear,
To my lone heart be ever near;
Me with Thy presence still inspire,
For nought beside Thee I desire.

Dec. 13, 1847.

R. K. T.


How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!-A day in Thy courts is better than a thousand.-PSALM 1xxxiv. 1-10.

AMIDST the hills of Earnia's dale

A lonely TEMPLE stands,

The crown of CRIEFF's romantic vale

A work of pious hands.

There rich and poor with Christ their Lord

Do hold communion sweet;

Join in His praise with one accord,

And worship at His feet.

There, far removed from care and strife,

The weary soul may rest;

Feed on the food of heavenly life,

And there be richly blest.

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