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HOLY FRAUDS IN JERUSALEM. Jarred and distracted by these strange rites and ceremonies, that almost confessed imposture, the church of the holy sepulchre, for some time, seems to an Euglishman the least sacred spot about Jerusalem. The lies, and the legends, aud the priests, and their quarrels, and their ceremonies keep the holy place out on sight. A man has not leisure to view it, for tbe brawling of the guardians of the spot. The Roman conquerors, they say, raised up a statue of Venus in this sacred place, iutending to destroy all memory of it. I don't think the heathen was as criminal as the Christian is now. To deny and disbelieve is not so bad as to make beliet a ground to cheat upon. The liar Ananias perished for that, and yet out of these gates, where angels may have kept watch-out of the tomb of Christ--Christian priests issue with a lie in their mouths. Wbat a place to choose for imposture, good Good! to sully, with brutal struggles for self-aggraudisement, or shameful schemes of gain!

The situation of the tomb (into which, be it authen. tic or not, no man can enter without a shock of breath. less fear, and deep and awful self-humiliatiou) must have struck all travellers. It stands in the centre of the arched rotunda, which is common to all denomina. tiops, and from which branch off the various chapels belonging to each particular sect. In the Coptic chapel I saw one coal black Compt, in his blue robes cowering in the little cabiu, surrounded by dingy lamps, barbarous pictures, and cheap, faded trumpery, In the Latin church there was no service going ou; only two fathers dusting the mouldy gew-gaws along the brown walls, and laugbing to one another. The gorgeous church of the Fire-impostors, hard by, was more fully attended; as what that of their wealthy neighbours, the Armenians. These three main secis hale each other : their quarrels are interminable ; each bribes and jotrigues with the heathen lords of the seil to the prejudice of bis neighbour. Now it is the Latins who interiere, and allow the common church to go to rain, because the Greeks propose to roof it: now the Greeks demolish a monastry on Mount Olivet, and leave the ground to the Turks, rather than allow the Armenians to possess it. Ou another occasion, the Greeks having mended the Armeniau steps, which led to the (so-called) Cave of the Nativity at Bethelem, the latter asked for permission to destroy the work of the Greeks, and did so. Aod so round this sacred spot, the centre of Christendom, the representatives of the three greatsects worship under one root,and hate each other!

By far the most comfortable quarters in Jerusalem are those of the Armenians, in their convent of Saint James. Wherever we have been, these Eastern Qua. kers look grave, and jolly, and sleek. Their couveut at Mount Zion is big enough to contain two or threc thousand of their faithful, and their church is oroamented by the most rich and hideous gifts ever devised by uncouth piety: Instead of a bell, the fat monks of the convent beat buge noises on a board, and drub the faithful into prayers. I never saw men more lazy and rosy than these reverend fathers, kn-elity in their comforiable matted church, or sitting in casy deyotion Pictures, images, gilding, tiosel, wax candles, twinkle all over the place; and ten thousand ostriches' eggs (or any lesser number you may allot) dangle from the vaunted ceiling. There were great numbers of people at worship in this gorgeous church; they went on their knees, kissing the walls with much ferrour, and payiog reverence to the most precious relic of the convent--the chair of St. James, their patron, the first Bishop of Jerusalem.

The chair pointed out with greatest pride in the church of the Latin convent is that shabby red damask one appropriated to the French consul, the represeotative of the kiug of that nation, and the protection which it has from time immemorial accorded to the Christians of the Latin rite in Syria. All French wri ters and travellers speak of this protection with delight ful complacency. Consult the lreuch books of travel on the subject, and any Frenchuan whom you may meet : he says, “La France, monsieur, de tous les temps protege les Chretieus d'Orieut;" and the little fellow looks round the church with a sweep of the arm and protects

it accordingly.-- T'itmarsh's Tour from Cornhill tu Cairo,


All who study the graces are now referred to another proof, in addition to those which have been afforded in

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