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especial service, but also because a formal curse has been often pronounced against its spoliators, that evil must necessarily wait upon those who possess it. In the Appendix, a specimen of such a curse is given, and a very pretty specimen of a sacred rite it is. But now listen to the following reasoning: p. lxv. “But, granting what we deny, granting that a curse cannot be pronounced without sin : we yet assert, that an imprecation, thus pronounced, may bring misery on those against whom it is directed. For this is in complete analogy with the rest of God's dealings with mankind. “ Thou shalt do no murder," is the command. Yet, if we disobey it, what then? God will not interfere with a miracle to protect the life of an enemy. “ Speak every man truth with his neighbour,” is the injunction : yet God will often permit the success of a lie. Even perjury has frequently gone down to the grave unpunished.”
Balaam was wiser than this: “ How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed :” and so was that poor born-blind man to whom as yet the Lord Jesus was not revealed. With him it was an in
maintain that even their imprecations may avail. Dark and confused indeed must be their minds, which see any analogy between God's permitting the sin that He condemns, and becoming Himself the minister of the sinner's blasphemy and wrath !
It seems scarcely possible to believe that the Editors of this production can be members of the Church of England—as many passages would seem to infer, as well as the Dedication to a professing member of our Church—especially, when we find their holding out this only possible comfort to the holders of ecclesias. tical property, which, however, they do not administer, viz. : “ If the Church, speaking by the mouth of the Pope, or of any other, has rescinded the curse it pronounced on church-violators, they have no more to fear from its ill effects. p. cxlii.
If these wholesale and anonymous slanderers could be exposed by you, or any of your correspondents, Mr. Editor, I conceive that you would be conferring a benefit on the public.
Your obedient Servant,
C. W. B.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY REVIEW.
SIR, Your eulogy of Mr. Trench's preaching in the last number of your admirable Review leads me to suspect that you may not have seen a volume of poems which have issued from his pen, and which have been animadverted upon with just severity by a correspondent of “the Achill Herald. I will extract a portion of the letter I refer to, with the sentiments of which I cannot but think you will thoroughly coneur.
“I hardly know a more humiliating spectacle than to contemplate men of Mr. Trench's talents and learning occupied in retailing at second-hand the anile puerilities of the middle ages and the Breviary; nor can I account for it otherwise than by the awful supposition of judicial blindness by which the heart, which once learns to look with complacency on Romish blasphemies, is more and more turned away from the truth, and turned unto fables. A few passages from Mr. Trench's poems will convince the reader that this criticism is not more severe than just. One of these poems is called “Genoveva," the story of which may be told in few words. She lived, it should seem, in the middle ages, and was married to a count, who was soon afterwards called to the wars. In his absence his faithful wife was slandered by a villain, and in consequence sent out to perish in a forest. How she was relieved in her distress, the following extract will shew :
Mourned this painful hermitess
Gift He keepeth for his friends,
Heaven unlocking unto thee.'" This, together with other passages of a similar description, are worthy, as the Achill Herald's correspondent truly says, “to be held up to the scorn and indignation of the Christian public;" and, whatever may be the merits of Mr. T.'s Hulsean Lectures, I cannot but think that the author of verses such as these, is no fit man to be Examining Chaplain to a Bishop, and Professor of Divinity in King's College, London.
It can hardly be supposed that the author of this poem would put doctrines such as these into an angel's lips, without meaning to intimate thereby that they are suited to those lips; and if such be his opinion, to what party in the Church does he belong ? and hor fearful to reflect that so many of our candidates for orders have to pass under his hands! Hoping that you will take some notice of these poems, I remain, yours faithfully, Woodrising Rectory, Norfolk.
ARTHUR ROBERTS. Dec. 11, 1846.
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