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may love him in grace; love him in fear, that you may love him in hope; love him in doubt, that you may love him in confidence; love him in sorrow, that you may love him in joy. Love him at prayer, that you may love him at work; love him on his altar, that you may love him in the world; love him in his temple, that you may love him in your closet; love him in private, that you may love him in public. Love him to-day, that you may love him doubly to niorrow; love him in health, that you may love him in sickness; love him in life, that you may love him in death; love him as your Creator, love him as your Redeemer, love him as your Preserver, that, meeting him as your Judge, you may love him as your God, when the waves of time shall be lost in the ocean of eternity!

Saints and sinners! rich and poor high and low! learned and unlearned! Jews and Gentiles! Catholics and Sectaries! you who know the truth, and you who seek it! kings and subjects! priests and people! living and dead! Angels and Men!-here, here, then, is the Grand Charter of Christian LIBERTY AND EQUALITY, which the Universal Redeemer has written in his blood. Here is the Magna Charta of that Divine Constitution, which Jesus, Son of God, and Son of Man, has deposited in the hands of his Church; and which, faithful to her holy charge, from age to age, and from pole to pole, She, by her Blessed Founder's command, unfolds to All, nations and individuals, who are willing to become the

cobeirs of Christ in the eternal kingdom of his Father. Here is the Christian Charter; the new covenant between Heaven and Earth. In one sentence it is penned; and that one sentence comprizes all the rights of Sovereignty Divine, and all the duties of human allegiance“ THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY Gop."

Oh Paul ! thou vessel of Election ! thou glowing furnace of that love of thy Jesus, "which surpasseth all understanding;" which "caught thee up to the third heaven, there to hear secrets, which it is not granted to man to utter;" how can I better conclude so transcendent a subject, than with that sublimest of effusions, which ever flowed from even thy inspired pen; -when, addressing the Romans, on the same enrapturing topic, and unable to confine the flame which burned within thee, thou didst burst forth into the following breathless torrent of interrogatory defiance: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? As it is written : For thy sake we are put to death, all the day long: we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.' But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature' shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!"

A blessing beyond all blessings, which I most humbly, but most fervently pray the same Lord Jesus, to bestow upon myself, my audience, and all mankind! In the Name, &c.

The Thirteenth Sermon will have for Title, "EDUCATION OF THE POOR."-Text"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." St. Matt. xxii, 39. In this sermon, which I have preached for the benefit of more than one of the Charities of the metropolis, while I urge Catholics to contribute towards the schooling of their indigent brethren, I expose, at the same time, the unnatural hypocrisy of those Sectarian Societies, who, under the mask of education, have conspired to rob the Catho lic infant of its faith, by the violation, not only of pastoral and parental rights, but of the law of Nature herself.

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SERMON XIII,

OF

THE REV. RICHARD HAYES.

EDUCATION OF THE POOR.

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
St. Matt. c. xxii, v. 39.

To address a Dublin congregation on the subject of Charity, seems to me of all the duties of a preacher, the most superfluous, at once, and the most difficult. I am informed, that little short of a hundred charity sermons are annually delivered in this metropolis. Ingenious, indeed, then, should that man be, who could discover, in reason, religion, or experience, any new motive to acts of benevolence, which has not already been proposed, inculcated, familiarized, and rivetted in your minds. I look around, and see the effects of these hundred sermons in as many, or more numerous, charitable institutions; some of ancient date; others springing up from year to year. A proof, that you not only know, and practise the duty of charity, but that experience has convinced you of its manifold advantages, A proof, that, in spite of the universal pe

cuniary distress, which for some years back (no matter from what cause) has harrowed up the very bowels of the country, you are determined that the last item at least of expenditure, which shall disappear from your books, is the pittance of the poor orphan. And although this pittance must diminish on the same scale as your means, still I am persuaded, that you will never wholly withdraw your mite from that God, who craves it in the person of his little ones.

And why should you? As Men, as Christians, as Irish Catholics, what can be more dignified; what more consoling and delightful; what more congenial to the best feelings of nature, or more in unison with the sublim est principles of religion; what more merito. rious in the sight of God and society; what more productive of satisfaction in this world, and of happiness in the next; what more conducive to the pardon of sin, and the perseverance of grace; what more dutiful to your Creator, grateful to your Redeemer, or atoning with your Judge; in a word, what more human, more Christian, more Irish, or more Catholic, than by your voluntary, chearful, individual contributions, to -rescue from ignorance and from vice the children of your poorer brethren-the orphan offspring of those, who have breathed, perhaps, their last sigh in your sérvice;— to enable these helpless innocents to run their little race of woe, without endangering their virtue, or their faith;-to snatch

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