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exaggerated $ and from recent information have more and more reason to believe , that all has proceeded , at least , as much from political , as from religious animosity . But , he that as it may , if truly stated , they are a violation of every moral , religious and civil duty : in the sight of God they are an abomination , and in the view of every well regulated state must be ranked amongthe worst of crimes . Too often- alas
among Christians of every denomination has fanaticism usurped the place of religion ; abused the multitude , and led them to every excess : but the truth of God remaineth for ever : Certain , however , it is
that religious persecution , whatever its mode , whatever its measure , is directly opposite to the spirit of Christianity , and must be reprobated by every virtuous man Hence St . Martin , in the fifth century , refused to communicate with those who had
persecuted the Priscillianists : and , in the seventeenth century , Fenelon would not enter on the mission to convert the Protestants of Poitou , till the soldiery was withdrawn , that every idea of coercion might
To-morrjow .- —An American Poem . TTOW sweet to the heart is the thought of to-morrow When hope's fairy pictures bright colours . display : How sweet when we can from futurity borrow . A balm for the griefs that afflict us to-day
When wearisome sickness has taught me to languish For health and the comforts it bears on its wing , Let me hope ( oh ! how soon it would lessen my anguish , ) That to-morrow will ease and security bring .
When travelling alone , quite forlorn , unbefriended Sweet to hope that to-morrow my wanderings will cease , That at home then with care sympathetic attended I shall rest unmolested , and slumber in
peace . Or when from those friends of my heart long divided , The fond expectation , with joy how replete ! That from far distant regions by providence guided , To-morrow will we us most happily meet
be done away . To the spirit of these great aud good men , may the Catholics of Nismetf if really guilty of what is imputed to them ^ be regenerated in Jesus Christ . May his celestial graces change their hearts . May they , by their subsequent conduct , atone for the scandal they have given to the universal church , and to no portion of it more than to their Catholic brethren in this
kingdom . " Pp . 13 , 14 . It is natural for a Roman Catholic to ascribe the atrocities at Nismes to , political causes , but we have no doubt that they are the immediate effect of religious bigotry . If it be so ,
however , the Roman Catholics An general ought not to suffer for this reason in public opinion , whilst , as in the present instance , they disavow the principle of persecution . Let all the preachers of the different sects imitate Mr . Archer in his real Catholicism and our religious differences will be no longer political evils .
When six days of labour each other . succeeding With hurry and toil have my spirits opprest , What . pleasure to think as the last is receding To-morrow will be a sweet sabbath of rest
And when the vain shadows of life are retiring , When life is fast fleeting and death is in sight , The Christian believing , exulting , expiring , Beholds a to-morrow of endless , delight .
But the infidel then , surely sees no tomorrow , Yet he knows that his moments are hasting away $ Poor wretch ! can he feel without heartrending sorrow That bis joy and his life will expire with ro-day ?
To Ignota ^ On reading her Verses ( x . 752 . ) My youth ' s rude lyre ' s unstrung by time * Be thine , dear Girl , a poet ' s praise , And chant , in many a lasting rhyme , The minstrel ' s themes of other days . The Chiefs , in armour richly dight The wrongs ambition ' s victims kaon ,
Poetry . 3 §
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 39, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/39/