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who hath promised will perform, and that we shall reap if we faint not.

To be useful in their day and generation-to diminish crime-to promote peace and happinessabove all, to save souls-such are the objects contemplated by your Committee in their efforts on behalf of their fellow-men; and they pray that God our Saviour may grant, that when their earthly probation ends, it may be given them to meet the present objects of their care in the heavenly mansions of unfading glory. “ By order of the Committee,

“ W. J. WATTS,

Hon. Secretary." To Mr. Terry, the Treasurer, and to Mr. Christopher White, the late Hon. Secretary, many thanks are due for their fostering care of this institution.

Our good friend, Councillor Payne, at one Annual Meeting presented the friends, in the course of his speech, with the following effusion of his poetic genius, suggested by the name of the court in which the schools are situated, and from which they derive their name. Various portions of this parish were connected with the Knights Templars : “ The ‘ LAMB AND FLAG' the Templars brave

Upon their banners bore,
When, loved Jerusalem to save,

They fought in days of yore.

“They fear'd not death, they reck'd not loss;

Their aim that all might know,
Their flag was fasten’d to a cross-

As ancient pictures show.
And
we,

who to the battle go,
To rescue fallen youth,
Upon our Christian banner show

This scene of Gospel truth.
“ The · Lamb' betokens Christ the Lord;

The Cross,' his sufferings' weight;
The Flag,' the triumphs that record

His condescension great.
“ Yes, in our Ragged School we find

This bright heraldic sign,
To cheer the drooping Teacher's mind,

And prove his work Divine.
“ The · Lamb'shall teach him patient zeal ;

The · Cross,' rebuke to bear;
The Flag,' the triumph he must feel

When victory crowns his care.
Then, Teacher of the Ragged School,

Fear not, nor be dismay’d;
By love these rebels seek to rule,

And look to Christ for aid.
“ The Lamb, who bore the Cross for thee,

Still lives in Heaven to save,
And stretch the Flag of Victory

O’er Satan and the grave !”

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In terminating this general description of my late district, it seems important to notice that it constitutes but one of a class. The readers of the Monthly Magazine of the London City Mission are well aware of this fact, from the mass of information brought before them in that important periodical.

CHAPTER II.

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC POPULATION.

Preliminary observations-Discouraging encounter of bigotry

-Narrow escape from violence-Another case- –Hopeful conversion of a Roman Catholic-Rome a “ miserable comforter”—The bane of earth-Hopeful progress of the case—Reference to former priestly dependence-His assurance of faith-Hopeful death—Cases of two sistersViolence to the Missionary - Illustration of Romish ignorance and priestly delusion—The wafer-Sad deaths

- The genius of Romanism-Penance-Delusion of a Roman Catholic harlot-Penance and priestly dependence -Objection from 2 Peter iü. 16—Reply-Saintly worship -Affecting case-St. Dominic in the place of Christ—The locality in the fourteenth century-Striking contrastLudgate and St. Dominic — Fulfilment of prophecyDangers from Romanism-Erroneous impression - The intrigues of Popery-Christendom warned-Conscience and priestly thraldom-A hopeful case- -The Missionary foiled-Sisters of Mercy-Hopefulness destroyed-Superstition and death-Temptation—The Romish suicideAwful death of a Roman Catholic prostitute—“Waking " -Intoxication and bigotry-Visit to a barber's shopStatement of a ferocious Romanist—Fight with seven policemen-Revenge-Attack on the police—“The breed of Luther”-Romanism, the pioneer of hatred and malice

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Altar denunciations—Statistics respecting RomanismPolish, Hungarian, and Italian refugees—Hopeful case of a Polish officer, Lieut. Larokefeski-His death-Visit to St. George's Roman Catholic Cathedral — Candlemasday- Description of the Cathedral—Processions—Illumination--Cardinal Wiseman-His sermon versus Dr. Cotton Mather—"Christ formed in the heart the hope of glory”

Prayer for the deluded— Cowper. Although my district contained many Roman Catholics, it did not contain so many by far as are found on some districts occupied by the Mission. I have, however, visited much amongst this class of the population, having obtained access to nearly all resident upon my district, through being so well known for a number of years.

I have observed the lower order of Papists to be, in general, ignorant even of the teachings of the religion they profess. Like many of the lowest class of English Protestants, they can neither read nor write, and many are very neglectful in attendance on their erroneous form of worship, and yet extremely bigoted.

The very day on which I commenced my visitations in connection with the London City Mission, I encountered a Romanist in a most unpleasant manner. The circumstance forms the very first entry in my journal, and was sufficiently

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