Round the Tower, Or, the Story of the London City Mission

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 152 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1875 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. TAKES NOTICE OF A TOWER INSCRIPTION, AND RECORDETH AN EXPRESSION OF ERIN'S GOODWILL FOR BRITAIN.--ROOKERIES, GRECIANS, AND COCKNEYS.--WONDERFUL RELICS.--FUNERAL RECEIPT.--LAST SONG OF THE OPERA.--VINE-DRESSER OF MOUNT LEBANON.--LITTLE GERMANY.--JEWISH CONVERTS.--FOREIGN EXHIBITIONS. Romanists, Aliens, And Tews. "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God."--Ephesians ii. 19, T was not as a fortress, palace, treasury and armoury that the Tower achieved its fame, but as a state prison. Its council books and documents testify that the confraternity of sufferers within its dreary walls included men of every creed and of all political opinions. Here many nobles of England waited in solitude for the masked headsman's axe; and here Wallace in chains, fearless of death, sat and thought of Scotland;. while a most touching inscription upon its wall of adamant was by an Irish prisoner, committed by order of the Lord Deputy of Ireland, to be examined by torture respecting treasonable correspondence with rebels in arms. It is not known whether liberty or death ended his sufferings, but the following tells the present age of their intensity.. Thomas Miagh whiche lieth here alon, That fayne would from hens be gon; By tortyre straynge mi troyth was tryed, Yet of my libertie denied. 15S1. Thomas Myagh. These stormy days of the Tower's dread history passed away, as Bible influence gained power and formed the mind of princes, rulers, and people. Strong and binding influences have since then been acting and are silently but surely welding our peoples into one nation and animating them with a desire for peace and concord. With Ireland this is marked indeed, as the Protestant throne was no s...

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