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ABBOTSFORD, and Newstead Abbey. By the author of The Sketch Book'

Abdy's Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America.
Abstract of Evidence before the Select Committee appointed by Parliament to en-

quire into the extent, causes, &c., of the prevailing vice of Intoxication

American Almanack and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1835

Amulet, The

Annuals, Illustrations to the

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Jay's Slavery in America, &c., with an Introduction by S. H. Cox, D.D.
Kaye's, Dr., Bishop of Lincoln, account of the Writings and Opinions of Clement

of Alexandria

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Rates, being a report of a Vestry Meet-

ing in Louth, Oct. 2d, 1834, when a Church-rate was refused .

Lawrance's Geology in 1835

Leifchild's Memoir of the late Rev. Joseph Hughes, A.M.

Lewis's Sketches and Drawings of the Alhambra

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Retzsch's Outlines to Shakspeare, second series

48

Umrisse zu Schiller's Lied von der Glocke. Outlines to Schiller's

Song of the Bell

48

Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha. By

the Author of Vathek

127

Riland's Antichrist; Papal, Protestant, and Infidel

318

Ritchie's Journey to St. Petersburgh and Moscow, (Picturesque Annual)

491

Roberts's, Miss, Scenes and Characteristics of Hindoostan

414

Roscoe's Tourist in Spain, (Landscape Annual)

491

Rudiments of Trees, from Nature

304

Sacred Classics. Vol. XIX. Knox's Christian Philosophy

241

Vol. XX. Selections from Rev. John Howe's Works'.

241

Saffery's Poems on Sacred Subjects

247

Scriptural Unity of the Protestant Churches exhibited in their published con-

fessions

Second Address of the Annual Assembly of the Congregational Union of Englaná

and Wales

Silver's Memorial to his Majesty's Government on the danger of intermeddling

with Church-rates

519

Specimens of the Table-Talk of the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge

135

Statement relative to church accommodation in Scotland

84

Styles's, Dr., Ministerial Solicitude and Fidelity, a Farewell Sermon addressed to

the congregation of Holland Chapel

434

Styles's, R., Poems

411

Taylor, the whole Works of the right Rev. Jeremy

358

Temperance Tracts, British and Foreign

283

Testamentary Counsels and Hints to Christians on the right distribution of their

Property by Will

199

Thomas Johnson's reasons for Dissenting from the Established Church

157

Treasury Bible, The

332

Williams's Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of Sir Matthew Hale. 185

Winkles's Cathedrals

317

Works recently published

88, 164, 256, 348, 496, 528

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW ,

For JULY, 1835.

a

Art. I.-). Memoirs of the Council of Trent; principally derived

from Manuscript and unpublished Records, namely, Histories, Diaries,' Letters, and other Documents of the leading Actors in that Assembly. With Plates. By the Rev. Joseph Mendham,

M.A. 8vo. pp. xxxii. 380. Price 14s. London, 1834. 2. Remarks on the erroneous Opinions entertained respecting the Ca

tholic Religion. A New Edition. By Henry Howard, Esq. 8vo.

pp. 16. London, (gratis,) 1829. THIS volume, the production of a learned Protestant clergy

man, exhibits the startling novelty of a Dedication to the Pope; but it is one which will not procure for the Author the favour of his Holiness, or protect his book against being placed in the Judew Expurgatoricis of the Court of Rome. We shall gratify the curiosity of our readers by transcribing it.

To Gregory XVI., Sovereign and Pontiff of Rome, to whom it is competent to attempt the only means, which, if adopted, would be effectual, of exonerating his Church from the continued charge of su"perstition and idolatry, of perfidy, cruelty, and assumed dominion over secular sovereigns, by calling a council, for the express purpose of condemning and abolishing every enormity which classes itself under those offensive heads; the present Memoirs of a Council, to which, with others, they are principally indebted for their origin or establishment, are not irreverently addressed by one of the best wishers to his temporal and eternal welfare, THE AUTHOR.'

If Mr. Mendham were not much too grave a person to be suspected of intending a joke, we should have supposed that this page of his work was meant in burlesque. The Christian world has seen enough of councils, to know that nothing good is likely

VOL. XIV.-N.S.

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ever to proceed from them; and as to the present reigning supreme Pontiff, his infallibility would be exerted for no other purpose than the upholding of every enormity of the Papal system. Mr. Mendham has given, in his Appendix, a copy of the original edition of the Encyclical Letter of Gregory XVI., obtained, not without difficulty, from Rome; and the contents, he remarks, * will demonstrate in what form and degree the doctrine defined and established by the last (and likely ever to be the last) General Council of the Roman Church, is at this day professed, published, and inculcated by the Supreme Head and Organ of its Faith ; and how far the indulgent, but not eminently sagacious opinion is well founded, that the Faith of Romanists is changed or improved ; an opinion against which not only the ' whole Papal hierarchy and clergy, but Francis Plowden, and • Charles Butler, Esqrs., reclaim.' In this Pontifical Manifesto, of which we regret that an English Translation is not given, the worthy successor of the Piuses, and Pauls, and Leos of the darkest ages, thus raves against the sacred rights of liberty of conscience.

Atque ex hoc putidissimo INDIFFERENTISMI fonte absurda illa fluit ac erronea sententia, seu potius deliramentum, asserendam esse ac vindicandam cuilibet LIBERTATEM CONSCIENTIÆ. Cui quidem pestilentissimo errori viam sternit plena illa, atque immoderata libertas opinionum, quæ in sacræ, et civilis rei labem late grassatur, dictitantibus per summam impudentiam nonnullis, aliquid ex ea commodi in Religionem promanare. At quæ pejor mors animæ, quam libertas erroris ? inquiebat Augustinus."

Again, as to the liberty of the press.

* Huc spectat deterrima illa, ac numquam satis exsecranda et detestabilis libertas artis librariæ ad scripta quælibet edenda in vulgus, quam tanto convicio audent nonnulli efflagitare ac promovere. Perhorrescimus, Venerabiles Fratres, intuentes, quibus monstris doctrinarum, seu potius quibus errorum portentis obruamur, quæ longe ac late ubique disseminantur ingenti librorum multitudine, libellisque, et scriptis mole quidem exiguis, malitia tamen permagnis, e quibus maledictionem egressam illacrymamur super faciem terræ. Sunt tamen, proh dolor ! qui eo impudentiæ abripiantur, ut asserant pugnaciter, hanc

* From this polluted fountain of “ Indifference,” flows that absurd and erroneous doctrine, or rather raving, in favour and in defence of « liberty of conscience ;" for which most pestilential error, the course is opened by that entire and wild liberty of opinion, which is everywhere attempting the overthrow of religious and civil institutions ; and which the unblushing impudence of some has held forth as an advantage to religion. “But what,” exclaimed St. Augustine, o what worse death to the soul than freedom in error ?”

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