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Priests, Women, and Families   By: (1798-1874)

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PRIESTS,

WOMEN, AND FAMILIES,

TRANSLATED FROM THE EIGHTH EDITION

OF

LE PRETRE, LA FEMME, ET LA FAMILLE.

BY

J. MICHELET.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY THE PROTESTANT EVANGELICAL MISSION,

5, RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET, E.C.

1874.

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

When it was first proposed to publish an English Translation of this admirable work, its gifted Author wrote to the Translator to the following effect: "This work cannot be without interest to the people of England, among whom, at this moment, the Jesuits are so madly pursuing their work. Nothing is more strange than their chimerical hopes of speedily converting England."

Indeed, their intrigues and manoeuvres were thought at that time 1845 to be "chimerical," even by many who were forced to join in the Jesuit Crusade. One of the Bishops, directed by Dr. Wiseman to use the "Litany for the Conversion of England," replied, "You may as well pray that the blackamoor may be made white." He was ordered to Rome, and six months' detention there quieted his opposition to the Jesuit schemes intended to "bend or break" his country.

In presenting a New Issue of "PRIESTS, WOMEN, AND FAMILIES", we meet a want a necessity of Society. The CONFESSIONAL UNMASKED, which so faithfully portrayed the Romish and Ritualistic Priest, and which was so unjustly and illegally suppressed by the violence and intrigues of Priests and those whom they "directed," was too plain in its utterances for general reading. Its testimony as a WITNESS was and is of the highest importance; but we fully concur with the Author of this "work of art" that it should not be disfigured by the portraits of Priests.

The following Illustrations are a proof that something ought to be done on behalf of the deluded creatures who, under the pretence of becoming the "Brides of Christ," are subjected to "indignities" and cruelty, not tolerated anywhere else.

"ARTICLES OF PIETY;"

OR, INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE IN ENGLISH CONVENTS.

[Illustration: This engraving is copied from a Photograph , Published by the Society. For a description of these and other "Articles of Piety," see Oxford and Roman Railway . Price 1s.]

Instruments of Torture are now practised upon Nuns in Romish Convents in London and in all parts of the country.

The Romish "Articles of Piety," named on the next page, were bought at "Little's Ecclesiastical Warehouse", 20, Cranbourne Street, and at the Convent of the "Sisters of the Assumption of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament," London.

Such Instruments of Torture are fitter for the worshippers of Baal, than for the worshippers of God; and a person using them upon cattle would lay himself open to a prosecution by the "Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Both the parties who purchased these articles are intimately known to Mr. Steele, the Secretary of the Protestant Evangelical Mission and Electoral Union.

COPIES OF BILLS GIVEN TO PURCHASERS.

No. 1. Jan. 15, 1868.

Ecclesiastical Warehouse, 20, Cranbourne Street.

s. d. To Hair Shirt .................. 12 6 To Discipline .................. 4 0 Two Do., had last week ......... 3 6 To Massive Waist Chain ......... 8 6 Two Armlets, 3s. 6d. & 1s. 6d. 5 0 One Hair Band .................. 5 0

£1 18 6

Rec. C. Cuddon. for F. A. LITTLE

No. 2. Convent of the Assumption, 24, Kensington Sq.

s. d. One Iron Discipline ........... 7 0 One Nut ....................... 2 6

Total ............. 9 6

Rec. Sr. M. Bernardine, May 1, 1869.

No. 3. Convent of the Assumption, 24, Kensington Sq.

s. d. Iron Discipline ............... 5 6 Two Bracelets ................. 1 6 One Nut ....................... 2 6

9 6

Paid S : Sep. , 1869.

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