9 JULY 1836, Page 8

In our article last week on Mary Magdalene, it was

incidentally said that besides the Virgin, there were four New Testament Marks

—Mary the "sinner," Mary Magdalene, Mary the sister of Lazarus, and Mary the sister of Martha. This was a mistake ; as Mary the sister of Lazarus and Mary the sister of Martha was one person.

The fourth Mary was the mother of James and Joses, mentioned by St. Matthew as following Jesus from Galilee with Mary Magdalene, arid the mother of Zebedee's children. There is a good deal of per- plexity as to the different Manes; and it does not appear by any means so celtain that Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus was not the plexity as to the different Manes; and it does not appear by any means so celtain that Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus was not the " sinner," us that Mary Magdalene was not that much-loving person. Mary the mother of James and Joses is supposed by many theologians to be also the mother of Jesus. There was yet another Mary cele- brated in the siege of Jerusalem for killing her child to save herself from starvation

Mr. Mortimer, the political parson of St. Mark's, Clerkenwell, on Sunday last preached a partisan sermon ; in the course of which he

thought tit to lecture the electors of Finsbury fur choosing a Represen- tative who ridiculed the "General Fast." Several of Mr. Duncombe's friends supposed that he was the person aimed at by the Tory preacher; and Mr. Duricornbe, having the fear of the church-going portion of his constituents before his eyes, called upon Mr. Mortimer to state when, and where, and how be had committed so grievous an offence against

the pious feelings of the Finsbdry community ? Mr. Mortimer, in reply, says, that Inc did not allude to Mr. Duncombe. Of course, therefore, he did mean to hit Mr. Wakley ; who ought to call him to account. What u foolish person this Mr. Mortimer must be, to pro- voke political hostility against his pulpit performances.

Mr. Longfield, Mr. O'Connell's Protestant parson, has written a letter to the Cork Constitution, denying that he receives .5001. from Mr.

O'Connell's parish : he says that he only has 2.581. a year from that quarter ; but he does not deny the charge of non-residence, though neither Bath nor Cheltenham, he says, is his place of retreat, but his

living in Cork county. The Standard makes much of this partial contradiction of Mr. O'Connell,—whom it again calls "a mighty great liar ;" but we do not see that the Standard has yet apologized for the "mighty great lie" it told last week about the effect of Lord Lyndhurst's speech on O'Connell at the bar of the House of Lords, hete O'Connell was not. Let the Standard, before it reiterates its charge of lying against O'Connell or any body, clear itself of its own circumstantial lie on that occasion.