A correspondent of the Times makes a strange assertion ;
calling for inquiry, and offering evidence- A correspondent of the Times makes a strange assertion ; calling for inquiry, and offering evidence-
' I have been credibly informed that the parish-church of Dorney, near Eton, has been profaned in a manner perhaps almost unequalled. It has been stated to me that the Lord's Prayer and the Creed have been removed from either side of the altar; and that, in their places, have been erected marble statues of Bacchus and Ceres, brought from Italy."
Letters from Oxford confirm a previous report which has been contradicted, that the Reverend Bernard Smith, a member of Magdalen College, has been converted to the Roman Catholic faith : a letter was received by the President of the College, on Thursday, from Mr. Smith himself, admitting the fact. He retains his valuable preferment at Leadenham, in Lincolnshire, until another member of his family can succeed him.