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IN EIGHT LECTURES.
DELIVERED IN THE ENGLISH COLLEGE, ROME.

fan By
NICHOLAS WISEMAN, D.).

Philadelphia :
PUBLISHED BY EUGENE CUMMISKEY,

No. 130, SOUTH SIXTH STREET.

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PREFACE.

Tue Lectures here presented to the public, are simply what the title-page describes them, a portion of the theological course several times delivered in the English College at Rome. When the Author came over to this country, he had not the remotest idea that he should feel called upon to publish them; and he brought the manuscript with him, solely for the purpose of submitting it to the judgment of a few friends, better versed, perhaps, than he could be, in the controversial literature of this country, so to satisfy himself of the propriety of publishing it at some distant period. But when he found it necessary to give a more popular and compendious exposition of the Catholic arguments for the Real Presence, in his “ Lectures on the Principal Doctrines and Practices of the Catholic Church,” he felt that ample justice could not be done

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