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quite convince us that he is sincere in his admiration of goodness, still less does he say a word which can diminish our regard for it. Whoever the nameless individual may be to whom we are indebted for "Passion and Principle," he knows very well how he ought to behave, and we shall be happy to hear that he lives up to his knowledge.

We extract some parts of the tempest with which the story concludes:

"In the midst of this most awful storm, there: gleamed a pale flickering light upon the topmast head: it seemed to burn unmoved by the contending gusts around it,-in a moment it shifted to the fore-topmast-then darted back to its old position, having touched the iron ring at the main-yard-arm; the undisturbed serenity of the flame, the striking contrast it afforded to the surrounding darkness, coupled with the sad time at which they beheld it, rendered this natural phenomenon deeply interesting, if not positively awful.

"Out of her cabin, and of her bed was dragged the half lifeless Fanny, by her husband, contrary to her inclination and in opposition to her earnest prayers, to look on this; his Excellency carried his point, as he was wont to do and called to Welsted to support her ladyship as she stood on the companion ladder, in obedience to his Excellency's command.

"In the horrors of this night, in the midst of hurricanes and tempests, now lifted to the mountain's top, now buried in the fathomless. valley of waters below, the ill-fated Fanny leaned once more for support upon the companion of her youth, the beloved of her heart; again did she experience the gentle solicitude which ever marked his conduct towards her; again did she feel the pressure of that hand which she had so often clasped in friendship and affection: he spoke soothingly to her, and though the words he uttered were lost to her ear in the general din, she felt his breath upon her cheek-her feelings overcame her she fainted in his arms in the arms of Welsted, who thus was driven, in conjunction with her husband, to carry her into her cabin. The dangers and difficulties of such a proceeding can only be judged by those who have been partakers of it. She was at length, however, safely placed on her couch, although insensible to every thing around her.

"She is a bad passenger in a storm, Mr. Welsted,' said his Excellency.

"A storm, indeed!-not the wild roarings of the mighty waters, not, the rude elemental strife, at whose mercy she was, not the forked lightning, nor the pealing thunder, was half so potent as the storm that raged in her own mind-that was the dreadful conflict of PASSION WITH PRINCIPLE." P. 401.

"At eight at night the master resolved, if possible, to wear ship, without consulting or communing with a human being, conscious as he was, that the experiment was perilous in the extreme, and would in all probability be fatal; he gave the word, and in a momentary

full, she went about, without straining a rope-yarn. Hope beamed on his mind then; those who knew not his thoughts felt increased apprehensions, for she lay in the trough of the sea rolling gunnel under; no sail set, for none could stand the weather; the small one used to bring her round, was blown into ribands from the stay; till just at midnight, a crash on deck announced the main-mast gone; at one blow, like the stricken deer, she fell toppling with her yards and top-mast over the starboard side; she went about ten feet above the deck, and just above the mizen-stay; and the mizen-mast itself trembled like a reed, as Welsted clung to it, to watch the work of havock above.

"It was a scene for a painter: the noise was inconceivable, the night inky black, the waves dashing over every part of the vessel, the women battened down forward were screaming for mercy, and their cries were mingled with the clashing of axes used by the men cutting away the rigging, by the gleaming light of lanthorns, disposed in the most advantageous points, and the stern bawling of those in command, with the faint reply of others who, in the midst of the stupendous waves, were in the main-chains, over the side, endeavouring to clear the ship of wreck; for the mast clung as it were to the quarter, and the counter beat so heavily upon the main-top, which lay close beneath it, that every moment they expected she would be stove in." P. 404.

"Another following sea struck her-and another-it was the. last!--the dead lights were shivered into splinters-the stern-frame itself yielded to the shock-the water deluged the decks below, and carrying every thing before it, burst upwards through the deck itself, driving those who were on the companion forward.

"Fanny was caught, as she was whirled forward, by Welsted, who seized firmly hold of the binnacle, which broke away from its cleets; Sir Frederick was hurried onward in the mass of waters, and the master of the ship, having uttered an explanation too clearly indicative that all was over, was seen endeavouring for a moment to hold on' by the foremast, but in another instant the overwhelmed ungovernable ship met a tremendous coming wave, and rose not to meet it-unresisted and unopposed the huge mountain burst directly upon her; the contending sea rushing forward from the stern, met the advancing torrent; the ship plunged forward for a moment, as if struggling with destruction, but the effort was vain, and forging a-head, she sank at once into the fathomless deep.

"Welsted, who had never let go his precious charge, during the important period in which all this was transacting, had lashed his beloved to the binnacle, himself holding on firmly, and when the whirl of waters, in which the ship seemed to suck down every thing around it, had a little subsided, he awoke to a consciousness of his situation; the binnacle floated beyond the confines of the horrid abyss, and upon the surface of the mountainous waves still floated the fond devoted pair.

"The power of endurance with which humanity is gifted is

hardly credible to those who have not suffered; here was the delicate Lady Brashleigh, nurtered with the fondest care, and couched on downy beds, the evening breeze itself too rude to blow upon her, exposed to the tempestuous wind and constant drenching of the raging sea through a night of awful misery. She was unconscious of her situation; and it was with the greatest care and toil that Welsted could sustain her in a position which alone secured her from almost entire immersion in the waves. The sickening and dreadful sameness of mounting rapidly on one high billow, followed by the dreadful and impetuous fall from it, only to rise upon another, and that perhaps the last, had worn her out, and it is doubtful whether at the time, she was sensible whose arm it was, that held her in safety, or upon whose bosom her aching head reclined.

ear.

"The day had just begun to dawn, when the sound of a gun, deadened by the storm, as if it were muffled, broke upon Welsted's He raised himself to look, but could see nothing but waterwater-water! He thought he had been deceived-he spoke to Fanny-she answered, evidently unconscious of her situation. Again the sound struck him; and the day brightening for a moment, as he mounted on the edge of a high-rolling wave, he caught a glimpse of a vessel near them." P. 406.

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"The moment came;-the wreck touched the quarter of the brig;-four or five good men, boatswain's mates and captains of tops, were ready to seize it in the main chains-the grasp was firmthe hold was certain-the rope was aboard, Ease off!'' Ease off!' was the cry. 'Avast!' avast there!' sounded in the chains. Fanny was safe on deck-the brig gave a sudden heel to windwardthe wreck rose sharply under the chains, and Welsted received a mortal blow on his head at the instant of Fanny's preservation.

"She was senseless. She heard not his death scream-it was momentary-lost in the gush and rush of waters-he was seen but for an instant. In his agony he raised his hands, and a huge wave bursting over him, buried him in its black and relentless bosom- "P. 410.

ART. XIV. 1.-Letters on the State of Ireland; addressed by J. K. L. to a Friend in England. 8vo. 364 pp. Dublin; Coyne. London; Cowie, 1825.

2.- A Letter to his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, on the Disturbance at a Meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society, on the 21st of October 1824, at Loughrea, by a Senior of the Church in England. 8vo. 19 pp. London; Wetton, 1825.

WE are not about to write a pamphlet on the Catholic claims. The old arguments on the question are familiar to every one; and the new ones cannot be placed in a proper

light until the bill for emancipation has made its appearance. All that we know at present is, that the measure will be of a mixed nature; that great pains will be taken to win the wavering, and confirm the friendly, and the staunchest opponents be assured that they may change their minds without inconsistency. Every effort is making to allay the fears of Protestants. For this purpose, Mr. Canning appealed to the Act of Union in proof of the indissolubility of the established church of Ireland. For this purpose, Mr. Plunkett swore that he would oppose emancipation, if he believed that it would endanger that church. For this purpose, Sir Francis Burdett having pronounced that all religions were pretty much alike, panegyrized the religion in which he happens to have been born, and complimented the clergy that are attached to it. For this purpose, Mr. Hume postponed (till next session, we presume) his motion for plundering the church of Ireland of her property. And lastly, for this identical purpose, Mr. Daniel O'Connell becomes a convert from radicalism, cuts Cobbett, dines with the Duke of Devonshire, quarrels with Mr. Lawless, shakes hands with Mr. Croker, and agrees to prepare a Magna Charta for Ireland, which shall pension the Catholic priests, and disqualify the Catholic freeholders.

The point, therefore, to which the attention of the country should be directed, is the sufficiency of these securities. The advocates for emancipation admit that danger may be appre hended, for they are already taking measures to avert it. They admit, that in the present state of Ireland, Catholic ascendancy would be the probable result of unconditional Catholic emancipation; and while they promise to shew us after Easter that this danger may be averted by Mr. O'Connell's bill, Bishop Doyle issues forth in the shape of a thick octavo volume, and places a new obstacle in their way. Mr. O'Connell has repeatedly told us that the bishop is one of his ablest coadjutors, and we shall humbly endeavour to put the public in possession of his sentiments upon the subject before us. He begins with the following declaration:-

"Tacitus says, that after the battle of Actium and the establishment in Rome of a despotic power, one of the effects which followed was, that truth became generally disregarded; some departed from it through ignorance of what really happened, others became indifferent to it through a blind passion of approving whatever was done by the government, whilst a hatred of those in power so filled the breasts of another class, as to render them incapable of ascertaining correctly, or judging dispassionately of what occurred." P. 9.

"The power which rules this empire is now concentered not in the hands of one, but of a few; there is some analogy between

the field of Waterloo and the plains of Pharsalia, whilst the overthow of the Cortes and their constitution, reminds one of the tragic end of Cato." P. 10.

Of the Burial Service Bill, introduced last year by Mr. Plunkett, Dr. Doyle says,

"Under pretence of granting a charter of religious toleration to the dead, it offered unconsciously to the Catholic priesthood and people the greatest affront which they had received since their petitions were kicked out of the Irish House of Commons." P. 30.

Of the Tithe Composition Bill, the church of Ireland and her possessions, thus thinketh the great Popish bishop:

"But the measure has passed into a law, and I heartily rejoice at it. The peasantry are partially relieved by it; the proprietor of the land not only has his income diminished by it, but he is brought into closer contact with the Church; the value of tithes throughout the kingdom will be ascertained by it, and all who have eyes can see the glories of the Establishment. Only let the Church lands be now ascertained and estimated, let her parochial assessments by vestries be placed before the public, and we shall see whether this mighty Babylon can be suffered to exist: whether this enormous mass of wealth can remain untouched in a country which has no exchequer, which cannot pay the interest of her debt, which has no public institution that is not sectarian; a country where; there is upwards of a million of paupers, and one half of the operative classes destitute of employment. We shall see whether this magnum latro cinium, as it was called by Burke, be compatible with the exigencies of the State, the interest of the proprietors, and the peace or pros perity of the empire.

"We may hear in and out of Parliament special pleading and electioneering harangues proving the utility and decorum of this monstrous Establishment; we may hear of her ministers. being all saints, and their children without the comforts of life; but we can refer, in reply, to the thousands and hundreds of thousands which she wrenches from the hand of industry. We may be told that it is the proprietor alone who pays her income; but the proprietor, in self-defence, will argue for the inviolability of his estate; and he will also plead for the seed, and sweat, and labour of his tenant, which are now overlooked, or entirely forgotten. The claim of pro→ perty will be advanced; and some lawyer, from his brief, will support it against common sense and honesty, and without regard to the title by which it is held: but he will be passed unheeded; whilst every man will see that the Establishment was created only for the good of the people, to provide them with religious teachers, to. support their public worship, to clothe the naked, and to feed the poor, -and that it no longer fulfils those ends. The law will be advanced as the great safeguard of this mammon of iniquity in the hands' of churchmen; but the wisdom of the law and its justice will be questioned, when, like other noxious laws, it operates not for the good, but to the detriment, of the commonwealth. The excess of the

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