VOL. 1 NASHOTAH HOUSE, DECEMBER, 1883. NO. 1
It it intended to render this section of The Scholiast valuable by publishing "budgets" from St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and all the theological schools in the land which are in communion with the Church. By issuing each month letters from some one of our Seminaries it will be happily practicable to get a general knowledge, and so, interest in all our institutions. Indeed, one can readily imagine the good resulting from a realization of our earnest with in this matter. We anticipate kindly co-operation in our endeavor.
GEN. THEO. SEMINARY.--The General Seminary enters upon a most auspicious year. Its financial prospects are bright. Its new class large, numbering 26 members. Its Catholic tone will always make this Seminary a favorite.
PHILADELPHIA DIVINITY SCHOOL.--This institution has moved into its new building in Danby Road. The building is a model of beauty. It looks like a mediaeval monastery. The chapel is not yet built. It is to be Gothic; we hope it will be all the word implies.
SEABURY DIVINITY SCHOOL.--The Senior class numbers nine.
TRINITY.--It is understood that Dr. Barnes has just given this institution a valuable collection of fossils, etc. The energy of the new president augurs well for the future of the college.
RACINE.--The Freshman class numbers 17. Everything looks encouraging at the Church College of the Northwest. The G. S. has over 90 scholars. GOD send favor to the School of deKoven.
ST. STEPHEN'S.--Ground has been broken for the new building. The left wing will be completed by spring time. The entire length of the building will be 300 feet, with a central tower. The Freshman class rejoices in its Nestorian deacon, a native of Persia. He speaks six languages.
January 20, 1841, New York--Were four students, Hobart, Breck, Adams and Miles. I saw them last night. They are ready to go to Wisconsin, or any other place, under or with me, to open a Christian School and preach the Gospel. I am to write to Bishop Gadsden concerning Miles. The prospect is highly promising and the step very important. May GOD for Christ's sake give it His blessing. I am to see them again the 21st. Went to College Point; kindly received by Dr. Muhlenburg; he approves of the plan; thinks a fraternity desirable; proposes that the four come to him next winter and then go out in the spring; is willing to give up ----- or-----, as their head.
Jan. 22--One of the four called; read me his views; dwells on Prayer, and is disposed to have seven daily services; unwilling to become a teacher with Dr. Muhlenburg, as he and his friends wish to begin the work as soon as they are prepared by Ordination. He will see Dr. Muhlenburg.
Feb. 6--The four with me; we agree to try and collect $5,000 for the enterprise.
Feb. 10--At Dr. Berrian's; met Hobart there; the Doctor will assist us most kindly.
Feb. 11--Prepared statement for Hobart, etc., to obtain money. H. called; the four prefer Cadle for their head. I am to write to him. Certificate for J. H. Hobart, etc.:
Messrs. Wm. Adams, J. Lloyd Breck, J. H. Hobart and James W. Miles, Members of the Senior Class of the General Theological Seminary, have, after due reflection, determined with the consent of their respective diocesans, to devote themselves, as soon as they have received Holy Orders, to the Territory of Wisconsin, in the nope that they may be the humble instruments, under GOD, of evangelizing a portion of that interesting, beautiful and healthy country. In order that they may strengthen and animate each others' minds, amidst their arduous and trying duties and often unite in prayer for the blessings of the Great Head of the Church, they will have a common residence, where they can impart to the children of the neighborhood, all the advantages of a thorough Christian education and from whence they can go forth to preach the glad tidings of Salvation. To carry this design into successful operation, it is highly desirable to be in the possession of funds to purchase lands, erect plain buildings, stock a small farm, and supply the establishment with necessary furniture and books. Deeply interested in the success of the undertaking, believing it may be productive of much good to the Church of the Adorable Redeemer, and convinced of the sincerity and devotion of the parties concerned, I trust that the requisite aid will be cheerfully afforded by those who wish well to the Zion of our GOD.
Feb. 15, Philadelphia--At Bishop H. U. Onderdonk's. He gives me Breck, though reluctantly.
Feb. 19--Copy of a letter to Rev. R. Cadle: "Plan of the four; who they are. I think Prairieville a proper location. I wish them to have missionary salaries and $5,000 for lands, buildings, furniture, etc. In the name of the four, I ask will you become their Superior? If so, come at once to New York, settle all arrangements with them, stay a while at St. Paul's, and then return, locate and build."
Feb. 19--Copy of letter to Bishop Gadsden: "The plan of the four; opinion entertained of it; give me Miles."
Feb. 19--Copy of letter to Bishop Whittingham: "I am delighted with the four. They go to Wisconsin."
Copy of letter to Rev. L. B. Hull, Rector of St. Paul's, Milwaukee: "The four and their plan; those who approve; will you select a place? We will try to get $5,000. Shall we look out for a temporary or permanent location? I think of Cadle for their head."
Feb. 23, New York--The four came by appointment. They wish the Oneida boys; am glad of my application to Cadle to be their head.
April 2--Copy of letter to L. B. Hull, St. Louis: ""All the land we want ought to be given us; offers from Iowa; advantages and disadvantages of both Territories; salubriety, good water; the vicinity of several villages; abundance and cheapness of materials and ease of access to students, are all important points to be attended to."
April 24--Copy of letter to J. H. Hobart, St Louis: "Bishop Gadsden refuses Miles; let the rest persevere. Secure money, settle your plans, and division of labours; be rigid with your Treasurer. You can soon have lay brethren who are looking to the ministry."
June 28--J. H. Hobart, Indiana: "Miles can only join us when in Priest's Orders. There will be a convocation at Milwaukee, Aug. 8. You survey the country by that time and go as far as Madison. I can be with you in Wisconsin, if necessary, all August. (John Henry Hobart and Wm. Adams were ordained deacons with many others of their class, by Bishop B. T. Onderdonk in St. Paul's Chapel, 29th of June, and in August Rev. Mr. Hobart came out first to Wisconsin to reconnoitre.) On the 9th of August, 1841, the Bishop arrived in Milwaukee, having come across from the Mississippi in wagons. His notes on that day: "To Milwaukee; at Hull's. Hobart there; arrived yesterday. 8th--Had three services, Hobart preaching twice. 9th--Hull, Hobart and I, started for Prairieville in a wagon. 19 miles to the Prairie. Met -------- Episcopalians; they make generous offers. I preached at night; rode around the country; it is very beautiful. We find that living, building materials, etc., will be cheap." Met many, M. M. Strong and wife, etc., Mrs. Bowman, formerly Miss Hathaway. She says there are six Episcopal families at Whitewater and at least twenty in the county.
August 10--Returned to Milwaukee; that day and the next meeting of Convocation. On 12th of August started at 11 A. M., with Hull, Hobart and Mr. Paraclete Potter for Prairieville, thence to Mequanago, thence to Sugar Creek Prairie, a beautiful country; had service at latter and baptism; went home with Mr. and Mrs. Bowman. She says there are at least 12 church families within ten miles of them. 14th--To Rock Prairie; to Janesville; called on Gen. Sheldon and made appointment for service. To Beloit; service, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Among the items of this tour of Mr. Hobart's with the Bishop, is mentioned the service at Elkhorn; good congregation in school house; surprised to see so many acquainted with the service; called at Hartson's; a young man told them who was at the service that he would not have missed it for $5, it was so lively; he had never witnessed our service before; ten miles to Geneva, a pretty town on a beautiful lake; ten miles to Burlington; good congregation; several church people; one old lady rode six miles on horseback to attend; some promise to meet me Sunday fortnight at Southport. Thence to Rochester; a congregation assembled in school; H. P. Sexton, wife and mother, were present, quite zealous, Here Mr. Potter and Mr. Hull leave us. The Bishop mentions an interesting visit to Whitewater; a full house. The school room has been decorated with flowers and oak leaves.
August 20--To Troy on Rock River, to Astalan. On 21st Hobart started after breakfast on horseback for Madison, with letters from the Bishop. The Bishop visited some other points and on the 23d was found again by Mr. Hobart on his return from Madison where the day before he had had two crowded congregations. We expect to reach Milwaukee to-morrow night on horseback. The Bishop now went alone to visit Green Bay and Duck Creek. On his return, the 2d of September, we spent the night at Prairieville; he mentions traveled to-day 16 miles, yesterday 48. Church people here; talking of building small church.
Sept. 3--At Milwaukee. Hobart was at Prairieville last Sunday and had two services walked there and back. The Bishop went to Racine and Southport from Milwaukee, probably taking Mr. Hobart with him. From there the Bishop went by the way of the Lakes, to the East to attend the General Convention of 1841. On the 9th he mentions being at Buffalo with his old friend, Dr. Shelton, where he learned that Cadle, Breck and Adams left here on Monday for Wisconsin. Mr. Breck had been ordained by Bishop H. U. Onderdonk at Phila., and Mr. Adams had spent the time since his own ordination with him at his father's.
We have thus, from the Bishop's Diary and letters, traced the undertaking from the first visit to the Bishop of the four students, until the three Deacons were settled in Wisconsin in Sept., 1841. We will give further extracts in reference to their final settlement.
'45, Rev. Gustaf Unonius is occupied in the Marine Office, Grisselham, Sweden. He holds English Service whenever possible and retains great affection for Nashotah. We hope to publish translations from his work, "Travels in North America" and perhaps a contribution.
'47. Dr. Keene, Rector of St. John's, Milwaukee, returns from England in January.
'52. Dr. Kemper just closes the first year of his rectorship at Zion Church, Oconomowoc, with marked success. His duties there were in addition to those of the professorship at Nashotah.
'52. Dr. Thompson, Assistant Bishop of Mississippi, attended the Nashotah Alumni Supper at Philadelphia.
'61. Rev. Wm. Dafter, St. Mark's, Oconto, Wis., was a delegate from Fond du Lac to the General Convention.
'62. Rev. W. P. Tenbroeck, Christ Church, La Crosse, Wis., and '64. Dr. Corbett, St. Thomas', Battle Creek, Western Michigan, were delegates to the General Convention.
'65. Rev. C. J. Hendley was at Nashotah at the opening for a few days.
'66. Dr. Hinsdale was obliged to resign the presidency of Hobart, through ill health, after a comparatively brief but wonderfully successful administration.
'66. Rev. C. C. Tate and '67, Rev. B. F. Fleetwood, the former, rector of Trinity Church, Niles, Western Michigan, the latter, rector of St. Mark's, Chicago, visited here during the summer. Mr. Tate remembered the visit and Nashotah in an excellent contribution to the "Living Church."
'67. Through the untiring assiduity of the Rector, Dr. Leffingwell, St. Mary's, Knoxville, is just rebuilt, and a beautiful building it is said to be.
'68. Rev. Geo. Wallace has written several letters from Honolulu which show the Hawaiian Missionary to be very happy in his new life. The SCHOLIAST would be very glad to publish letters from him, and also from his brother away in Japan, '79, J. D. McKim.
'74. Rev. E. R. Sweetland and family, at present live in the old Rawlinson place, near the Mission.
'73. Rev. E. R. Ward and his family live at the "Thompson" place just across the road from Dr. Kemper's residence.
'80. Rev. W. A. M. Breck was married at Nashotah Chapel to Miss Ackley on the 13th, and started immediately for the Diocese of Northern California. He has been serving n the Cathedral, Milwaukee. The SCHOLIAST sends congratulations and prays for him the rue success that fell to that laborer whose night memory calls his son to the Pacific.
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The undersigned cordially recommend to the Alumni and friends of Nashotah House, the paper now issued as the Nashotah Scholiast. It originates in the laudable zeal and energy of undergraduates of Nashotah House. Its editorial matter and contributions from students will, under the censorship of the Faculty, be guarded against unbecoming controversy, but within this limitation will represent only the student mind of the Institution. Its personal items and selected matter, it may lie hoped, will be full of interest.
Rt. Rev. E. R. WELLES, S. T. D.,
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THE appearance of the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST explains in a great measure its end. It may be--it undoubtedly is--true that Nashotah is an old story to the American Church; but most of us to-day lack the memory of the ancients, however much we may otherwise surpass them. So this sheet seeks to be a reminder of this glorious old school, interestingly if it is in us and practically as well.
In comparison of all the Founders did for Nashotah, our short efforts do seem humble but, if GOD grant it, imbued with the spirit of Nashotah, the godliness which pervades our very life here, we will do for her this little, as mindful of our calling. But why say more? The SCHOLIAST must speak for itself. We are confident that the hearty endorsement of the Faculty will have very great weight.
The editor greets you with full heart and promises for himself and colleagues an honest endeavor to make the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST worthy of whatever confidence you place in it. For as the channel of such Reminiscences as the Extracts from Bishop Kemper's diary initiate, and with the promise of being an organ of such writers as Dr. Adams, and other learned and holy men who have kindly consented to contribute, it is not simply youthful enthusiasm which allows us to picture as the outcome of it all, a Catholic and Churchly magazine, its pages adorned with the faces and life-scenes of our Western Saints, as Kemper, Breck and deKoven, and its columns representing powerful elements in the West where, as every thoughtful person must see, some of the greatest problems of the Church in this land are to be solved. Full of hope then, we send out the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST to grow just as soon as enough of you for "auld lang syne" and Nashotah, give us the helping hand and--half a dollar.
The proceeds go to the Endowment Fund. The Series of Reminiscences which will comprise incidents and matters of interest about those connected with early Nashotah will be very entertaining as coming from first sources. We are especially indebted to those who have furnished us with extracts from Bishop Kemper's diary, which we are thus enabled to make public and gratify the expressed wish of so many of the Bishop's friends, and also happy in the thought that these extracts may be continued and eventually form a nucleus for a "Life of Kemper." We have also the promise of other journals, as the Rev. Mr. Schetky's.
Finally we feel bound to put on record thus early, a thankful recognition of help and words of cheer accorded us by our bishops and others well qualified to assist us by contributions and otherwise. The good Bishop of Nebraska wishes us prosperity in increasing the Churchly literature of the West and, sending an article, extracts of which will find an early issue, closes with "God grant success to you and your paper."
--We enjoyed a visit from Paul D. Carpenter, son of the Senator, on Sunday, the 2d.
--We would call attention to the extract given in the able article on Capel, as it is now out of print.
--The students in a body welcomed Dr. Adams at the train on his return from the General Convention.
--Among Christmas presents pray do not forget the SCHOLIAST, for you can, by subscribing, make two presents in one.
--We are most happy to report that Mrs. Adams' serious sprain is rapidly healing and that soon we may expect to see her good face about.
--Our Curator and his good wife ought to know, if they do not already, that they set a table which most colleges and seminaries would do well to follow.
--We now enjoy two early celebrations during the week, Sunday morning in the Oratory and Thursday morning in the Chapel. Also a second celebration on Sunday.
--Many who know Nashotah only as in the summer would be surprised to see how inviting and pleasant the students find some of the neighboring summer cottages. Like the storm beaten rock on the sea, Cedarly and Nemahbin seem not to mind the weather in the least, and their kind hosts prove valuable factors in student life.
--Mr. Lamplugh, from the Philadelphia Divinity School, just enters our Junior class. We heartily welcome both him and also the softening influence brought into our midst in the person of Mrs. Lamplugh. There is a very fair prospect for at least two additions to '86 after Christmas. The Seminary now numbers Seniors four, Middles four, Juniors six.
--The renovation and repainting of the buildings of the Institution, especially the students' building--Bishop White Hall--done last summer, proves very acceptable. The bats are evidently disgusted for they have entirely forsaken their old haunts. When some kind friend in the East sends us a good coal carrier all will be complete and the man in the fourth story supremely happy.
--The "Fort" now looms up in its grand silence. Miss Mary Cole soon joins her parents in Philadelphia. She will spend the winter in the East. The good Doctor is getting things into a system which we trust will wake up that part of the world to a realization of Nashotah's claims. May it be soon for '86 will be more than pleased to welcome our President back to Nashotah and his friends.
--Having the SCHOLIAST printed at Sussex brings to mind the pleasant connections which existed from the first between that staunch rural parish and the Mission, Dr. Adams being the first to have charge of the parish and a number of its rectors being sons of Nashotah. The barn, in which the parish was organized over 41 years ago, still stands as a landmark of the early days of the Church in Wisconsin, and the first labors of the founders of Nashotah.
--The open literary meeting of the Bishop Welles Brotherhood in the Refectory, Saturday evening, Nov. 17, was the first of what promises to be a successful series. The audience seemed attentive, and on the whole, well pleased. The question was 'Celibacy for Western Missionary Work.' The revival of this feature of Seminary life can not be too heartily endorsed. Something in the nature of histrionics was also mentioned, which would be profitable, as well as enjoyable, during the winter months.
It is hardly fair, perhaps, in the face of Monsignor Capel's disavowal of any but a private purpose in visiting America, to speak of his mission to this country. It is not probable, indeed, that he has come to us with any legatine power, or for any political purpose, or even for any very distinctly ecclesiastical end, except the study of religion under its American aspects.
With his personal gifts, however, his social fame, his preaching and controversial skill, he can hardly escape fulfilling a practical mission which we do not think will be of great consequence; but which, nevertheless, will have results. Over some people, possibly, his influence may be much more for good than evil; over a handful of our communion, (and it is understood that he addresses himself especially to Anglicans) his influence may be baneful. There are certain people among us, young, ardent, poetic, unlearned, unthoughtful, people possessed of what Mr. Gladstone has called "pious appetite," and who have not learned, as Baring-Gould remarks, that "many things which are head uppermost to the sentiment are head downwards to the reason," who may feel the charm of Monsignor Capel's art. One does not use the word in an unkind sense, for while to those who have seen and heard him, that distinguished ecclesiastic suggests art, it would be untrue to say that he suggests artfulness.
One may frankly say that he is as far as possible removed from the "oily Jesuit" of fiction, both in appearance and manner. He does not even suggest the Roman ecclesiastic preeminently. He looks much more like an Anglican Dean or Archdeacon than a Roman Priest. He is strikingly manly looking and natural, very unaffected and unconstrained--a man of distinction one can see at a glance--a very handsome man. Moreover, strong and mature, having a beautiful Celtic face of the higher type, surmounted by iron grey hair which will soon give a venerable expression to his fine countenance and figure. All this we must say, in simple frankness, about him.
His preaching we have heard, and it was more evangelical than polemic. It was sensible, plain, without attempts at high flights of any kind, but nevertheless the preaching of a Priest of Rome, who believes in what he preaches, who believes strongly in the system of Rome, and, above all, who possesses a poetic cast of mind, which makes the religion of his Irish fathers full of beauty and gracefulness and truth, as his imagination apprehends it.
And here is just where Monsignor Capel's power lies: not we believe in the craft by which he is said by the wits to "convert a woman in three hours and a man in six," but in his art of putting things; first to himself, and then to others. He sees chiefly, the poetic and tender and romantic side of Roman Christianity. And no doubt it has that side. Roman Catholicism is Italian Catholicism: and the Italian influence has permeated the Churches in communion with Rome, in every direction. The imposing coherency and discipline of the Roman Church are survivals from Imperial days. Its skill in management comes from the same Italian quarter and tradition. Italy is the home of Art, of Music, of sacred Painting, of whatever belongs to the poetic imagination generally. And the Churches subject to Rome have increasingly felt all this, as they have also felt the in-creeping of Italian devotions, (to Mary, e. g.), the out-thrusting of the old Rites of Spain and France, and the gradual substitution for them of the Roman Mass.
Now when, in a man like Monsignor Capel, Celtic susceptibilities and Italian poetries meet, the consequence is that a glamour can be cast on any system associated with them. Add to the force of all this, hereditary attachment to Rome, the memory of Irish piety and the rare charm among the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastics whom Americans are accustomed to meet, of perfect manners, fine breeding and great social and intellectual dexterity, and it is not wonderful that Monsignor should, in a certain fashion, be full of dangerous possibilities to romantic people, to ill-informed people, and to restless and fretful minds, who, dissatisfied with themselves, are looking about for Utopia, and for a Moses to lead them to a promised land where they will find nothing but "milk and honey."
Monsignor, too, has the great charm to the average American of being a "celebrity:" a person moreover "taken out of a book:" a companion of great people and the "fidus Achates" of the 'dear Marquis of Bute" and other such "lovely people," (for even Americans "love a lord").
Monsignor, in short, is just the man to say: "Will you walk into my Parlor?" (as the spider said to the fly), and to show what lovely things that "Parlor" contains. He can make it look like the loveliest, cleanest, coolest, quietest, sweetest-smelling, and most restful place on earth; but he will not take pains, doubtless, to point out the ugly things it contains under its soft and beautiful drapery. It is probably due to Monsignor to believe that he has not felt called upon to look beneath the soft folds of damask and silk and cloth of gold which hide from sight the ugly things which the keen-sighted world has long seen in that Papal apartment.
Sir Edwin Sandys long ago told something of the facts in his "Europæ Speculum." We will let him speak for himself.
"This being the main ground of their policy; and the general means to build and establish it in the minds of all men; the particular ways they hold to ravish affections, and to fit each humor (which, their jurisdiction and power being but persuasive and voluntary, they principally regard), are well nigh infinite; there being not any thing sacred or profane, no virtue or vice almost, no things of how contrary condition soever, which they make not in some sort to serve their turn; that each fancy may be satisfied, and each appetite find what to feed on. Whatsoever either wealth can sway with the lovers, or voluntary poverty with the despisers of the world, what honour with the ambitious; what obedience with the humble; what great employment with stirring and mettled spirits, what perpetual quiet with heavy and restive bodies; what content the pleasant nature can take in pastime and jollity; what contrariwise the austere find in discipline and rigour; what love either chastity can raise in the pure, or voluptuousness in the dissolute; what allurements are in knowledge to draw the contemplative, or in actions of state to possess the practick dispositions; what with the hopeful, prerogative of reward can work; what errors, doubts, and dangers with the fearful; what change of vows with the rash, of estate with the inconstant; what pardons with the faulty, or supplies with the defective; what miracles with the credulous, what visions with the fantastical, what gorgeous-ness of shews with the vulgar and simple, what multitude of ceremonies with the superstitious and ignorant: what prayer with the devout, what with the charitable, works of piety: what rules of higher perfection' with elevated affections, what dispensing with breach of all rules with men of lawless conditions; in sum, what thing soever can prevail with any man either for himself to pursue, or at least wise to love, reverence, or honour in another; (for even therein all man's nature receiveth great satisfaction) the same is found with them, not as in other places of the world, by casualty blended without order, and of necessity, but sorted in great part into several professions, countenanced with reputation, honoured with prerogatives, facilitated with provisions, and yearly maintenance, and either (as the better things) advanced with expectation of reward, or borne with, how bad soever, with sweet and silent permission. What pomp, what riot, to that of their Cardinals? what severity of life comparable to their Hermits and Capuchins? who wealthier than their Prelates? who poorer by vow and profession than their Mendicants'? On the one side of the street a Cloister of Virgins, on the other, a Sty of Courtezans with public toleration; this day all in masks, with all looseness and foolery; to-morrow all in processions, whipping themselves till the blood follow; on one door an excommunication, throwing to Hell all transgressors; on another a Jubilee, a full discharge from all transgressions. Who learneder in all kind of science than their Jesuits? What thing more ignorant than their ordinary Mass-Priests? What Prince so able to prefer his servants and followers as the Pope, and in so great multitude? Who able to take deeper or readier revenge on his Enemies? What pride equal unto his, making Kings kiss his Pantaffle? What humility greater than his, shriving himself daily on his knees to an ordinary Priest? Who difficulter in despatch of causes to the greatest? Who easier in giving audience to the meanest? Where greater rigour in the World in acting the observation of the Church Laws; where less of conscience of the Commandments of God? To take flesh on a Friday, where suspicions might fasten, were a matter for the Inquisition; whereas, on the other side, the Sunday is one of their greatest market days. To conclude: Never State, never Government in the World so strangely compacted of infinite contrarieties all tending to entertain the several humours of all men, and to work what kind of effects soever they shall desire; where rigour, and remissness, cruelty and lenity, are so combined, that, with neglect of the Church", to stir aught is a Sin unpardonable; whereas with duty towards the Church, and by intercession for her allowance, with respective attendance, of her pleasure, no law almost of God or Nature so sacred, which, one way or other, they find not means to dispense with, or at leastwise permit the breach of by connivance and without disturbance."
Europæ Speculum, or a View or Survey of the State of Religion in the Western parts of the World. London, 1632, by Sir Edwin Sandys.
Sir Edwin's statement of the case might be amplified in these days by addenda of, if possible, an even more serious nature. For the worst of Rome is not that she is the Protean system Sir Edwin paints, but that in addition to all that, centuries ago, might have been alleged against her she has enriched the treasury of her charms by the Decree of 1854, the Syllabus, and the declaration of Papal Infallibility in 1870. How she has had the face to declare before the world that the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is a doctrine divinely revealed and always received in the Church--how she has dared to declare in the face of history, and in view of the facts of the cases of Liberius and Honorius preeminently, that the dogma of the Papal Infallibility is also a doctrine of divine revelation and has been always received in the Church--passes all comprehension.
Until men shall come to believe that the Christian religion represents only the sovereignty and majesty of GOD, and not the truth of GOD in its relations to both dogma and morals--until mankind shall conclude that history is nothing and facts are nothing as evidences of the truth or falsehood of statements made by Roman controversialists--thoughtful and prudent men and women (of our own Communion most especially) will not consent to be magnetized by the charming words and the still more charming manners of even so interesting and captivating a representative of Protean Rome as the graceful and distinguished and earnest gentleman whose mission we have taken the liberty thus briefly to discuss. R.
THE late Bishop Wilmer was strolling through the grave-yard of the Church at Stratford on Avon, in company with a number who were in England attending the Pan-Anglican Council of 1878. Bishop Henry Potter, following some steps behind the good prelate of Louisiana, noticed a large marble slab over a grave and immediately called out to him, "Bishop, here is the grave of a man who actually died of the tooth-ache!" "O poor man! did he?" said the tender hearted Wilmer, and turned back with a countenance full of pity to find only one word on the huge slab, right in the centre, "Oldaker."
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