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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
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
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.
PARAPHRASE OF THE LORD'S PRAYER.
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.
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.'
TRANSLATION OF ST BERNARD'S HYMN TO THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS.
O JESU MI DULCISSIME.
O HOLY JESU! sweetest Friend!
O Jesu! Balsam of the heart;
Of souls the Life and Light Thou art;
When Thou vouchsaf'st to visit me,
He only whom Thy love makes warm,
Jesu angelic glory bright,
When wilt Thou, then, my mind illume,
Now what I sought, mine eyes behold,
O beatific holy fire!
O unconsuming strong desire!
Jesu! Thou art the mind's delight;
Of heavenly hosts the joy Thou art;
weary, care-worn souls the stay.
Jesu my supplication hear,
Dec. 13, 1847.
R. K. T.
LINES ON ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CRIEFF.
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.