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Great New Street, Fetter Lane.

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Knight and the dragon, the, 97. Knight, the red-cross, at the

house of holiness, 210, 229, 254.

Maurice Favell; or, the singing

lessons, a tale, 242, 263.

Charles', King, martyrdom, 1. Commination-service, the, 56. Common Prayer, short com

ments on :The sentences and exhortation, 21.

Confession; absolution, 44.

The Lord's prayer; versicles; doxology, 66.

Hallelujah; 95th Psalm; Psalms for the day, 88.

Lessons, 137.

Canticles; Te Deum, &c., 161.

Apostles' creed; Athanasian creed, 182.

The Lord be with you, &c., 200.

Shorter litany; versicles and responses, 231.

The collects, 257.
Prayers for

the Queen, Royal Family, Clergy and People, St. Chrysostom; the Bless

Natural history :

The wolf, 25.
The red breast, 54.
The beaver, 121.
Chasseur-ants, 185.
The snake, 228.
The cat, 241.

The rat, 280.
North American Indians, 81.
Nursery rhymes, 92.

Obedience, a true story, 123,

ing, 277.


All saints' day, 261.
At a baptism, 261.
Bird-keeper's song, 110.
Child's consolation, 165.
Cottager's hymn, 136.
Easter verses, 95.
Easter-time, 120.

Hymns on the catechism, 71.

Isaac, 118.
Lily and Lucy, 181.
Lord, what am I ? 143.

Egyptian mummy, the, 204.
Emblems, a few words on, 145.

The crown, 169.
The palm-branch, 171.

The golden candlestick; the keys, 215.

Poetry (continued):

Mamma's pearl, 143.
Martha and Mary, 236.
Old Christmas carol, 281.
Reconciliation, 94.
Spring, 104.
St. Paul before Festus, 48.

“There is no lack to them that fear Him," 167.

The blind boy's hope, 167.
The red-cross knight, 211
The house of holiness, 213.
The pimpernel, 235.
The guardian angel, 237.
The robin.guest, 23.

Poetry (continued) :

The lenten fast, 70.
The orphan's need, 141.

Winter, 46.
Presentation, the, in the tem-

ple, 27. Prize, the, a tale, 5, 30. Proverbs, 23, 46, 72, 118, 141,

165, 187. Sin and Death (from Sintram),

Spring, 104.
St. John Baptist's day, 127.
Tiger, or jaguar, story of, 60.

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King Charles's Martyrdom 1 Common Prayer
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On the morning of his death, Charles awoke about two hours before daybreak, after a sound sleep of four hours.



Jax. 1843.

He called to Herbert, who lay on a pallet by his bedside, and bade him rise ; " for,” said the king, “ I will get up; I have a great work to do this day.” He then gave orders what clothes he would wear, and said to his attendant, “Let me have a shirt on more than ordinary, by reason the season is so sharp as probably may make me shake, which some observers will imagine proceeds from fear. I would have no such imputation ; I fear not death. Death is not terrible to me. I bless God I am prepared." Soon after the king was dressed, Bishop Juxon came to him, according to his appointment the night before. He remained an hour in private with him, when Herbert was called in, and the bishop prayed with the king, using the prayers of the Church, and then read the 27th chapter of St. Matthew, which so beautifully describes the passion of our Saviour. The king thanked the bishop for his choice of the lesson ; but he was surprised and gratified to learn that it was the lesson for the day according to the calendar.

About ten o'clock Colonel Hacker knocked at the king's chamber-door, and, being admitted by Herbert, came in trembling, and announced to the king that it was time to go to Whitehall, where he might have further time to rest; and soon afterwards the king, taking the bishop by the hand, proposed to go. Charles then walked out through the garden of the palace into the park, where several companies of foot waited as his guard; and, attended by the bishop on one side, and Colonel Tomlinson on the other, both bareheaded, he walked fast down the park, sometimes cheerfully calling on the guard to "march apace.” As he went along, he said, “he now went to strive for a heavenly crown with less solicitude than he had often encouraged his soldiers to fight for an earthly diadem."

At the end of the park the king went up the stairs leading to the long gallery, and so into the cabinet cham

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