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that beloved country,whose religious intolerance has embittered his life-that country which boasting, at this moment, of a free constitution, still continues to deprive her children of the right to worship God according to their own conscience-he has not for a day quitted England, the land of his ancestors, and now the country of his choice and adoption.

It is not, however, from pique or resentment that the Author has dwelt so long and so warmly upon the painful and disgusting picture of Spanish bigotry, Spain, “ with all her faults,” is still and shall ever be the object of his love. But since no man, within the limits of her territory, can venture to lay open the canker which, fostered by religion, feeds on the root of her political improvements, be it allowed a self-banished Spaniard to describe the sources of such a strange anomaly in the New Constitution of Spain, and thus to explain to such as may not be unacquainted with his name as a Spanish writer, the true cause of an absence which might otherwise be construed into a dereliction of duty, and a desertion of that post which both nature and affection marked so decidedly for the exertion of his humble talents.

Chelsea, June 1822.

TABLE

OF

CON TEN TS.

LETTER I.

Mistakes of Travellers.—Townsend's Accuracy.-View of

Cadiz from the Sea.—Religion blended with Public and Domestic Life in Spain.—Customs relating to the Host or Eucharist.—Manners and Society at Cadiz.Passage by Sea to Port Saint Mary's.-St. Lucar.-Passage up the Guadalquivir to Seville.

Construction and internal Economy of the Houses in that Town.—Knocking, and greeting at the Door.—Devotion of the People of Seville to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

p. 1-25

LETTER II.

Difficulty of describing National Characters.--Nobles and

Plebeians, in Spain.-—Purity of Blood.—T'izon de Espana. -Grandees.-Hidalgos. in Low Life.—Execution of an Hidalgo. Spanish Pride, visible among the Lower Classes. -Usual Employment of Day at Seville.-Spanish Politeness.-Absence of Jealousy in Modern Times.—Dinner. -Siesta.—Public Walks.-Dress of the Spanish Ladies.

- Various Uses of the Fan.-Character of the Spanish Females

p. 26-58

LETTER III.

Eagerness of Free-thinking Spaniards to become acquainted,

and their quickness in knowing one another.-Inclosure of

a detached Paper, intituled A few Facts connected with the

Formation of the Intellectual and Moral Character of a

Spanish Clergyman

p. 59–66

Importance of examining the Tendency of Catholicism.-

Account of two highly devout Roman Catholics.
Auricular Confession.- Education of a Spanish Boy.-
Evils arising from the Celibacy of the Clergy.-Educa-
tion under the Jesuits.-Congregation of Saint Philip
Neri.-Exercises of Saint Ignatius.—Aristotelic Philo-
sophy taught by the Dominicans.--Feyjoo's Works.-
Spanish Universities and Colleges, called Mayores.-In-
direct Influence of the Inquisition on the State of
Knowledge in Spain.-Mental Struggles of a young Spa-
niard on points connected with the established System

of Faith.-Impressions produced by the Ceremony of

Catholic Ordination.-Unity and Consistency of the Ca-

tholic System.-Train of Thought and Feeling leading to

the final Rejection of Catholicism

p. 66—134

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