be drawn. The abolition of tests in Trinity College,
and the internal reform of that institution and of the
University of Dublin, are measures now on all hands
admitted to be necessary ; and they will probably be
at once either accomplished or put in train for ac-
complishment by the passing of Mr. Favvcett's Bill.
Catholics will then in university education, at least
so far as the law is concerned, be placed upon a
footing of absolute equality with all other subjects
of the Queen. They may, of course, decline the
proffered boon, and so place themselves at a dis-
advantage. But this, it seems to me, for the reasons
I have stated, cannot be charged as an injustice
against the State. At all events, if anyone so
regards it, his proper course must now be clear.
The grievance, if we are to call it so, admits of
but one remedy a charter and endowment for the
Catholic University on conditions acceptable to the
* This Bill, retaining the clauses for the abolition of tests and ex-
cluding those which provided for the reform of its internal constitution, has
become law as those sheets pass through the press.
R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS,
BREAD STREET HILL.
A 000 421 873 1