'Health of towns'. An examination of the report and evidence of the select committee; of mr. Mackinnon's bill; and of the acts for establishing cemetries around the metropolis
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'Health of Towns'. an Examination of the Report and Evidence of the Select ...
Proc Vict Parliament Commons
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Page 99 - As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month, Let me not think on't: Frailty, thy name is woman!
Page 56 - So spake the false dissembler unperceived ; For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heaven and earth : And oft, though Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps At Wisdom's gate, and to Simplicity Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
Page 93 - For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Page 11 - The Scripture tells us that oppression makes a wise man mad ; therefore consequently speaking, the reason why some men are not mad, is because they are not wise : however it were to be wished, that oppression would in time teach a little wisdom to fools.
Page 104 - ... church-yards, and by bulls of the Bishop of Rome have dedicated and hallowed the same, and in them do make continually parochial burying without licence of the king and of the chief lords ; therefore it is declared in this parliament, that it is manifestly within the compass of the said statute.
Page 102 - That word is capable of a two-fold meaning. It may mean, either without any law in its favour, or against law. I do not conceive it to be illegal, in the latter sense. Perhaps it is in the former : I do not know any law that enjoins, or even permits it. 5. And certainly as it is not enjoined by the law of the land, so it is not enjoined by the law of God. Where do we find one word in the New Testament enjoining any such thing? Neither do I remember any" precedent of it in the purest ages ef the Church.
Page 34 - But have I now seen death ? Is this the way I must return to native dust ? O sight Of terror, foul and ugly to behold, Horrid to think, how horrible to feel...
Page 85 - ... virgin lies. Not wit nor piety could Fate prevent; Nor was the cruel Destiny content To finish all the murder at a blow, To sweep at once her life and beauty too; But, like a hardened felon, took a pride To work more mischievously slow, And plundered first, and then destroyed, O double sacrilege on things divine, To rob the relic, and deface the shrine...
Page 103 - I take the whole of this practice to be a mere relic of Romish superstition. And I wonder that any sensible Protestant should think it right to countenance it ; much more, that any reasonable man should plead for the necessity of it! Surely, it is high time now that we should be guided, not by custom, but by Scripture and reason.
Page 1 - Commons was appointed to consider the expediency of framing some legislative enactment (due respect being paid to the rights of the clergy) to remedy the evils arising from the interment of bodies within the precincts of large towns, or of places densely peopled.