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She consented to let me take the child, and we hurried on through the storm, to a place of shelter. We were met by several policemen, each of whom stopped us, until he received the countersign from the one with us. At last we reached the house, and, after ringing the bell several times, the door was opened by a servant. We made known our business, and were admitted to the hall. The lady of the house was called, and engaged to furnish accommodations for the young mother. She took the child from my hands, and I paid her charges for a week, and turned to leave the house with the watchman.
The mother called me back from the door and said, "I can only thank you, sir. God bless you—God will bless you for this."
We left the house. As we entered the street the rain was falling heavily, and violent gusts of wind dashed by, with that dismal moaning sound, which is never so mournful, even in the wild woods, as in the dark solitudes cf a large city late at night. But still, this was less dreary than the scene we had just left; and a load fell from my heart when I once more felt the night tempest sweeping by.
whom do you think this lady can be?" sir," said he, "there is no knowing, of course, certainly; but I doubt not she has moved in fashionable life. Did you see how she was dressed? and how she spoke? Why, you can tell a lady from the West End only by hearing her speak once. You say she got in at Hyde Park corner. Why, I suppose she has been ruined by some heartless fellow, in Regent's Street. There are thousands of girls that are; and then they come to the East End, and starve to death, or die of neglect and privation. From one extreme to the other; this is the way with the London world. For my part, I am satisfied with the lot of a policeman.”
I inquired if she could not be helped by one of the Charities. "Well, sir,” said he, 66 we can do our best; but the Charities are all crowded. I have made three unsuccessful applications for persons in distress within the last two days. But, if you will write something about this, and let me take your letter, the chance will be fair."
I engaged to address a letter the next morning to the "City of London Lying-in Hospital, City Road, or any other London Charity." The policeman promised to call for the letter at nine o'clock. [By means of these exertions, this unfortunate mother received assistance; but her child died the night she came from the West End.]
I laid myself down on my pillow that night, worn out with fatigue. But too many confused images of the gay halls of Lord -; of the rev
TWO EXTREMES OF LONDON LIFE.
elry and splendor of the West End; and of the extreme suffering and wretchedness of that ruined female in the dark and dismal streets of London, crowded upon my fancy, to let me sleep.
In one night, I had seen the two extremes of a London life-opulence, gayety, fashion and song in the palace halls of an English nobleman; and the abject and hopeless misery of a broken hearted-female, who had fallen from such a circle, to fill a grave, dug by strangers in the Potters' Field.
Such is London-the West End, and Spitalfields—a nobleman and a beggar-revelry, mirth, beauty and fashion—a maniac victim of seduction, with her dying child.
Don't talk to me of its (the Established Church in Ireland) being a Church! It is a wholesale robbery.—Burke.
Let the English Church take warning. want institutions for the poor.
In these Democratic days we
towns no Church, no religious ministers, and no effective religious ministrations for the masses of the poor, that they are still in so wretched a condition. Kay's Social Condition and Education of the English People.
Give us more bread and fewer Priests.-Chartist mob at Norwich.
The sums yearly raised by Dissenters for benevolent objects, reflect a lustre upon England brighter than all the glory of her arms.-Author of "Natural History of Enthusiasm."
We certainly subscribe to the doctrine, that the church is the true and only fortress of Conservative principles.-London Times, July 31, 1841.
We cannot bring ourselves to suppose, that Sir Robert Peel has the slightest intention of sacrificing the rights of the farmer, to a thing so trivial and so temporary, too, as the popularity of the streets.-Britannia, Feb. 5, 1847.
But the principle is beyond all controversy—that on the safety of the Church of England, depends the safety of the State of England.-Dr. Croly's Historical Sketches.
THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
YHURCH OF ENGLAND.-It consists of the reigning Monarch as the head-ninety-six archbishops and bishops,
about thirteen thousand inferior clergy.*
*The following official list is taken from the Royal Almanac, of 1865:
Arch. C. Tait, D.C.L...£10,000
Con. Thirlwall, D.D. £4.500
A. T. Gilbert, D.D. ...£4,200
(not a peer.) Hon. H. Powys, D.D... £2,000 (not a peer)
Joseph Henderson Singer, D. D. Meath.
William Higgin, D.D..
Lord Plunket, D.D..
James Thos. O'Brien, D.D..... Ferns, and
Hamilton Verschoyle, D.D.... phin, and