They even had a rude calendar of the fasts and festivals of the Romish
Church, and some traces of its ceremonials.
However imperfectly those disturbances are set forth in the following pages, they are impartially painted by one who has no sympathy with the Romish
Church, though he acknowledges, as most men do, some esteemed friends among the followers of its creed.
mass for the dead begins with Requiem eternam (eternal rest), whence Requiem denominating the mass itself, and any other funereal music.
Certain machinery in the body of the nun on the leads over the door was cleaned up and put in motion, so that the figure shook its head paralytically all day long, to the great admiration of a drunken, but very Protestant, barber over the way, who looked upon the said paralytic motion as typical of the degrading effect wrought upon the human mind by the ceremonies of the Romish
Church and discoursed upon that theme with great eloquence and morality.
We shall hear the sacring bell, and the voices of the Romish
priests saying the mass.
The truth is, I had not so much principle of any kind as to be nice in point of religion, and I presently learned to speak favourably of the Romish
Church; particularly, I told them I saw little but the prejudice of education in all the difference that were among Christians about religion, and if it had so happened that my father had been a Roman Catholic, I doubted not but I should have been as well pleased with their religion as my own.
The knowledge of these fables rapidly spread from Italy into Germany, and their popularity was increased by the favor and sanction given to them by the great fathers of the Reformation, who frequently used them as vehicles for satire and protest against the tricks and abuses of the Romish
Reuter's establishment; pale, blighted image, where life lingered feebly, but whence the soul had been conjured by Romish
However, I talked to him another way, and taking him by the hand, "My friend," says I, "I wish all the clergy of the Romish
Church were blessed with such moderation, and had an equal share of your charity.
Under the apprehensions natural to a situation so uncomfortable, the king recollects that he has heard how poor men, when apprehensive of a bad nights lodging, pray to Saint Julian, who, in the Romish
calendar, stands Quarter-Master-General to all forlorn travellers that render him due homage.
This orthodox horror of Romish
superstition saved Pitt Crawley in Lady Southdown's opinion, whilst his admiration for Fox and Napoleon raised him immeasurably in Miss Crawley's eyes.
Many persons who are not members of the Romish
Church, avail themselves, I believe, of these institutions, and of the advantageous opportunities they afford for the education of their children.