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result from their refusal. Let all those who chance to be involved in such trying circumstances, whether placemen, servants, or dependants, be careful to prove, by their edifying conduct, by their honesty, their fidelity, and their uniform attention to their employer's interest and welfare, that the religion of their preference effectually inculcates every Christian Virtue in an eminent degree. No violence will then be offered to their consciences: they will be left at full liberty to adore their God in their own way: they must become respectable and respected in this very act of recusancy.

"This shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools shall not err therein."-Isa. xxxv. 8.

Prayer.

Most gracious and merciful God, who, of thy pure bounty, hast bestowed on me, in preference to so many others, the precious gift of faith, which is the beginning of salvation; who hast made me, before reason could direct my choice, a member of the one only and true Catholic Church, wherein I am secured from error, and guided in the road that leads to eternal bliss. Grant, O my God, that I may never prove so ungrateful as to waver in this faith, or to contradict it by my conduct; but that, till the end of my life, firmly believing what it teaches, and earnestly endeavouring to comply with the duties it lays down, I may merit the eternal reward thou hast promised to those who persevere to the end in the profession of thy faith and the observance of thy commandments. This grace, O my God, I ardently implore, through the death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ, who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

FINIS.

KEATING and BROWN, Printers, 38, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square.

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