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Intelligence. The Death of THE KING of Hanover. late years began to be vigorously The last male member of King George urged upon the legislature. We are the Third's immediate family has at far from being desirous to say one length shared the fate of all the living word which should make us apologists

. In his 81st year, Ernest, King of for any acts of real immorality comHanover,—better known in England mitted by the great, but we do think by the title of the Duke of Cumber- it but fair to take into account the land,-has thus closed a long life, and great dislike always manifested tohas descended to the tomb, without wards, the late King, on account of the regret, or at least without the his stern opposition to measures of usual outward manifestation of such a reform. We cannot approve of the feeling, on the part of the people of bitter article in the Times newspaper the country which gave him birth. following the announcement of his Two circumstances have combined to death, for, as we said before, where cause this chilling indifference at the nothing has been absolutely proved, decease of a Prince, who, whatever it is not just to follow up suspicions may have been his position and char- and rumours with caustic and politiacter here, has proved himself in cal hatred even to the very tomb. It Hanover to have been a Monarch had been far better to have allowed gifted with much decision and wis- the decease of the King of Hanover dom, and to have been respected, if to pass away without raking up the not beloved, by his subjects. The uncertain stories of by-gone days, first circumstance to which we have and where nothing of positive. good alluded, was to be found in the seri- could be said, it had been better for ous charges which were at one time all sides to have preserved a decorous continually and perseveringly brought silence. against the moral character of the One advantage we may hope to Duke of Cumberland. His character reap from the history of a royal family was blackened by accusations which, now gathered to their fathers, and from the rank of the accused and that is, that our beloved Queen, and other circumstances, could never be her scarcely less esteemed Consort, brought before the bar of public jus- will strive so to train up their royal tice or public opinion, in such a man

children in the fear of God, that they ner as irrefragably to establish either may be preserved from the vices, the his guilt or innocence. This ought to follies, and the corruptions that have have been borne in mind, when many dishonoured so many of their anceshave been tempted to sit in judgment tors. upon the departed King. Suspicions might have been strong in one case,

DR. MARRIOTT IMPRISONED BY and rumours prevalent in another, but

Popish POWER. where actual and indisputable proof A few numbers back we inserted a was wanting, and no public and tho- letter from our friend, Dr. Marriott, roughly impartial trial could be had, appealing for help in his efforts to much of charity ought to have been stop the circulation and influence of allowed to mingle with our the Apocryphal writings in Germany. private thoughts, and still more, in our We have now to record his imprisonpublic remarks upon his character. ment by the military authorities of

The other circumstance to which Baden, for circulating a tract against we allude, and which might have the power of the Jesuits, and also on added much weight to the accusations account of two pictures, exhibiting a we have referred to, was the unyield- striking contrast between Christ the ing and unalterable character of the Master, and the Pope his professed Duke of Cumberland's politics while servant. The apparent cause of this he was amongst us, and especially in arrest is the military power, but the times when the liberal measures of real instigators are those restless



agents of mischief, the Jesuits, who THE PROTESTANT ALLIANCE. are doing their utmost to upheave all

Before this number shall have been order in kingdoms and nations, for the sole object of re-establishing the published, we trust that a great meetuniversal re-ascendancy of the papaling, will have been held in Freema

son's Hall, under the Presidency of power.

the Earl of Shaftesbury, to take meaA private letter from Karlsruhe has

sures against the continued endowbeen handed to us, giving the follow

ment of Maynooth, and indeed, as we ing particulars :

are glad to perceive by the terms of “Karlsruhe, Nov. 17th, 1851. the placard, for the purpose of adopt“My dear Friend,- You will be as- ing resolutions suited to the present tonished to hear that our good friend, Dr. crisis. In the first pages of this numMarriott, has been for now nearly a fort- ber, there is a brief article upon the night imprisoned here. He came to this place to counteract the Jesuits, who lately mitted here to express the earnest

former subject, but we may be peralso in this town were holding their ‘mission.' He brought a tract with him, hope that whatever resolutions the bearing the title · Anecdotes gathered meeting at Freemason's Hall may from the Chief Work of Alph 14 von

adopt they will be vigorously urged dignori, dedicated to the Jesuits who at forward throughout the entire country, present are holding the mission at Karl- and that our Protestant electors will sruhe, by Dr. Marriott.'' On account of lose no opportunity of pressing home this tract, and on account of two pictures, upon their representatives the duty of published by the Religious Tract Society, supporting the determination of a and another, “The Lord and the Servant,' Protestant country. shewing Christ and the Pope, he was by Dr. Wiseman is not prepared to the military authorities, (Berlin being still abandon one iota of his claims, or in a state of siege,) sentenced to four

those of his other pseudo bishops in weeks' imprisonment. “Dr. Marriott has requested me to in

our country. The former has been form you what has taken place, and begs lately preaching at Moorfields Chapel, you to let also his family know of it. He which we believe is to be so altered, is of good cheer, although he looks a little as to be worthy of being the archiepulled down in his health ; but he hopes piscopal seat of the Cardinal. These that the Lord will bring good out of his prelates of Rome may not legally troubles. He wishes that his friends in commit themselves to the penalties of England would bring the matter before the Act, by affording a legal evidence Lord Palmerston, it being of high impor- of their signature, but their cathetance that he should be honourably re- drals and churches are placarded with leased from his prison.

their vain-glorious titles, and surely “I am sorry that he has met such treatment in this country, for which he has, adopted with reference to this in

some stringent measure ought to be by the circulation of tracts, Bibles, &c.: fringement of the spirit of the law. done such a vast deal of good. The Je. suits are gaining influence everywhere.

But with all our endeavours to obI have been told that they openly have

tain positively working enactments preached that no peace would be estaba against the encroachments of Popery, lished in Europe, until all the nations it ought to be our grand object to had returned to the Holy Catholic Church, unite our christian bodies, as is done and all princes had submitted to receive in this “ Protestant Alliance," so that their authority from the Pope. I antici

we may present to the world, and to pate tremendous struggles between the Church of Christ and the Romish apos- particular, such a united and concen

our government and legislature in tacy, before the latter be finally cast into the bottomless pit.

trated force as shall make them see “ The matter has been brought to the

that English Christians, whatever be knowledge of the British Ambassador at

their minor differences, are in hearty Stutgard.”

combination in their opposition to the renewed aggressions of Rome.


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The intelligent reader of the Christian from the original text into English, Guardian does not need to be re- and first putting it to press. minded that the cause of the English In the present number of our MaReformation was the cause of Christi- gazine, we are happy to place before anity, and that the richest blessing of our readers a most eloquent engraving the “ bright and blissful Reformation” of the martyrdom of this great and was comprised in the resuscitation of holy man-feeling anxious, in a day the truths of an almost forgotten Bi- of varied aggression on the Bible, to ble.

Nor, since the publication of record our admiration of one who Mr. Anderson's Annals of the English toiled so ceaselessly, in order that his Bible, can any well-informed Protest- fellow-Englishmen might read in their ant be unaware of the exalted posi- own tongue the wonderful works of tion which WILLIAM TYNDALE occu- God. A glance at a few particulars pies in the roll of distinguished men of the life of Tyndale may not be to whom our country is, under God, deemed an unwelcome accompaniindebted for its greatest treasure-the ment of the engraving. widely-disseminated English Bible. In

It seems most probable that our spite of the ancient hatred which the Translator was born in the year 1484, Church of Rome bore to the word of the same year in which Innocent VIII. God, and notwithstanding, also, the was elected pontiff. Within the hunstill continued and steady opposition dred of Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, of that apostate Church to the free and in the centre of one of the most circulation of the true sayings of God, priest-oppressed parts of England, Britain yet retains that rich harvest arose a man whose subsequent deof blessings which an honoured Bible voted labours have conferred a moral is the invariable channel of conveying interest on that picturesque district, to a nation. And for this she owes a and rendered it one of the most spiritdeep and lasting debt of grateful re- stirring spots in England. Tyndale's collection to the memory of Tyndale; parents, it appears, sent their son to to whom belongs the high merit of Oxford; where, says Foxe, by “long first translating the sacred volume continuance, he grew up and ina DECEMBER 1851.

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