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their course to an illimitable extent, and whose excentricity may dazzle-but must baffle description. Both commenced their political trade as tories of the first water. Lord Brougham at first, thought and wrote in an admirable pamphlet, that the negroes ought not to be emancipated, as they appertained not to the human species!!! His Lordship with a zeal proportioned to his immense talent, would fain have enlisted himself as a disinterested partisan, under the banner of Mr. Pitt, in order that he might have been better enabled, as a mere devoted philanthropist, to sacrifice all his interest, and family, and life for his country's good! Still the then Mr. Brougham and the accomplished Cobbett, pressed, and pushed, and followed, and waited upon, and drove, and wrote, and coaxed, but alas! all in vain! Mr. Pitt was rigidly inflexible, they were amiably pliant! Mr. Pitt, as we are assured by a gentleman who had the enviable privilege of being honoured for many years with his closest intimacy and confidence, ungraciously shuddered at the very thought of Mr. Cobbett being personally introduced and recommended to him, by this same gentleman, who good-naturedly was prevailed on to address Mr. Pitt on the subject-being moved by pathetic entreaties and urgent solicitations. But the Minister required no assistance! And as for Mr. Brougham, this same individual informs us, that Mr. Pitt's exact words relative to his obsequious attendance, were, that "he de

to have nothing to do with impudence and vul"!!! Stubborn, old-fashioned Pitt! Why crush ising genius in its promising bud! Why mar the


visions of these two brilliant wits! Why not w these disinterested heroes to go down on the eam of time to posterity, like another Curtius, preitating themselves into an unfathomable gulph, for e eternal good of their native country? No, the keen, penetrating, inexorable Pitt cast them off, with all the determinedness of the undaunted lion, when upon the ground he throws the dew drops from his flowing mane. Well, but the mighty spirits of the

discomfited wits, were not crushed by inglorious defeat. Another destiny awaited them. They became Patriots! They generously took the people's side. And who is ignorant of the sequel? Their trade now succeeded. Sycophancy, cringing, and solicitations for ever vanished, in their more glorious career of independence. Hence St. Stephens' has been enriched with these "par nobile (mobile?) fratrum" twin-brothers of nobility and mobility! And what a useful retreat then is such Patriotism! A sovereign balm for every disappointment! A sheltering haven for all political adventurers, when thrown up out of the slime of obscurity, by the tempests of the times. Her worshippers need not, as we have seen, entangle themselves with the heathen poet's antiquated rule for maintaining Consistency

Servetur ad imum
Qualis ab incepto processerit, et sibi constet."
"From his first entrance to the closing scene
Let him one equal character maintain."-Horace.

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Her devotees may shift their principles like the evervarying scenes of a pantomine! Our readers then may conjecture with what truth the famous Walpole exclaimed-" Patriots," says he, " spring up like mushrooms; I could raise fifty of them within four-andtwenty hours. I have raised many of them in one night. It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or insolent demand, and up starts a patriot!!!" Aye, but there is a more fearful volcanic element in the glowing bosoms of our modern liberals, than the innovating, disturbing schemes of pretending patriotism —yes, there is a love of power which bears a lordly sway-a tyrannizing despotism over every latent aspiration of their patriotic bosoms! And this love, like every other overweening, unbridled, frenzied passion, requires a willing sacrifice-a submissive demolition of every opposing barrier-an overthrow of every genuine friend of principle, society, and of order. To counteract their diabolical machinations, we assert that there is but one powerful, opposing barrier, and that is the Church of England.

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S a work with which many of our readers are probably acquainted; but it is a work of that kind which cannot be too highly recommended. It is an admirable Collection of Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs both in reference to the character of the Music, and the Words. The compilation and arrangement of such a heap of choice materials must have cost the talented Author a serious amount of time and labour; but the task certainly has been executed eventually in a masterly manner, calculated to give the most complete satisfaction. We could not recommend a better or a cheaper work, either for family or congregational use. The Music is all by the best Masters, and the arrangement for Piano or Organ and Voices, is simple, but at the same time beautiful. A re-issue of this work, all the copies of the first edition having been long since disposed of, led us, a short time since, to call the attention of Clergymen, Christian Families, and Church Congregations more especially, to so choice and valuable a Collection of Sacred Music, published in so convenient a form, and at such a very moderate price; but having, since then, made ourselves still further acquainted with its merits, we can confirm all that we formerly said, and with the utmost confidence recommend the "SELECT SACRED MELODIES," as published by Messrs. M Cullagh, to our Friends and the Pnblic.-Warder.




SIR IR,-I think it an act of justice, as an acquaintance of your four brothers, respected Physicians and Surgeons, to record my experience of the improvement brought by them to such perfection, and which prolonged my life and health for the last 26 years.

When I returned from India, an invalid Officer of Engineers, I despaired of relief; from the long diseased state of my Biliary and Alimentary system, Heart-burn, Indigestion, Bile, and Loss of Appetite, so constantly prevailed, that I abandoned all hope, after having tried Calcined Magnesia, Soda, Potass, Mercury, Tonics, and all other medicines.


At last I wrote to Richard Carmichael, Esq. of Dublin, and I quote his reply:"As a mild, safe, and certain Aperient and Antacid, I know of no medicine equal to the regular use of the dissolved Carbonated Magnesia, introduced into practice by Surgeon J. Murray."

My Stomach having been excoriated by Alcalies, and clogged by solid Magnesia, I gladly applied in person for the transparent solution of that medicine.

It is fair to state that the powerful and extensive machinery, the composition, and all its details, were then freely shown and explained to me, and hundreds of my scientific friends, by your brothers in 1813.

By the daily use of the Solution I recovered rapidly, and since enjoy excellent health. I can testify to a similar result in numerous other cases.

I send the third volume of the Newry Magazine, in which any person may see a clear account of the Solution of Magnesia, written by Doctor J. Murray, in 1816. He there reminds the reader, that in consequence of Dr. M'Donnell having dissolved a piece of Calculus in the Solution, in 1812, Dr. Murray had proposed the direct application of this solvent, and its introduction into contact with the Calculus in the Vesica, and that he had made this proposal known through the Belfast papers, in September, 1815. This, observe, was before any other person had given an account of the Solution of Magnesia. I may add, that I have known a great number of persons relieved and cured of Gouty and Kidney Gravel by its means, since the cure of Dr. Richardson was authenticated in his able letter of 1816.

I remain, sir, your obedient servant,
(See Medical Press, Seventh Number, page 12.)

Belfast, February, 1839.


No. C.




"We preach Christ crucified

"Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God."-1 Cor. i. 23, 24.











THERE are few of us, my beloved friends, suppose, here this morning, who have come from the bosom of our own families, who have not heard from those that love us, the usual salutation of a Christmas morning, "I wish you a happy Christmas." And surely, there can be no more appropriate address from a minister to his flock, than to say to them, 1 wish you a happy Christmas. So I do, my beloved friends, but I have read to you words that contain the only elements of a happy Christmas; if you do not know the elements of the happiness and blessing that are comprehended in these words,-alas! my dear friends, it is in vain to wish you a happy Christmas. Yes, it is in vain, that those who love us, who desire and who would wish to promote our happiness,it is in vain, that they VOL. V.


"The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

say, we wish you a happy Christmaswhen there are, rankling in the heart within, the seeds not only of temporalbut of eternal sorrow.

Now, may the Lord enable us to consider the meaning of these words which I have read to you as a text! May the Lord open them unto us! May He enable me, in the weakness of a poor earth-worm, to speak according to his holy will-and you, in the weakness of poor earth worms, who have nothing in yourselves, to hear that we all may be enabled to "embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life which he has given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ," and that we may be enabled in Christ Jesus to rejoice in him! May the Lord give us a happy Christmas, and then we shall be truly happy!

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