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AND THE DUTY OF THE LEGISLATURE

IN THE PRESENT RELATION

BETWEEN

THE POOR AND THE STATE,

BRIEFLY

CONSIDERED IN A LETTER

TO

GEORGE PALMER, ESQ. M.P.

OF NAZING PARK, ESSEX.

BY THE REV.

CHARLES MILLER, M.A.

VICAR OF HARLOW, ESSEX.

“ Habet etiam Ecclesia Pauli Eleemosynarium. Is homo pius et pauperum necessitatibus
compatiens sit. Ejus officium est statutis diebus Eleemosynas distribuere egentibus uti volue-
rint illi qui publicam in Eleemosynam reditus contulerunt; et pauperes si qui sint qui juxta
Ecclesiam moriuntur in majori cæmeterio gratis sepelire.”- Appendix in Hist. Eccles. Cath.
S. Pauli; Dugdale.

“ Then followed the Service of Morning Prayer for that day.... Provision was made
instantly for Alms to the Poor."-Ceremonies observed at the Dedication to Christ's honour and
service of Lichfield Cathedral, by Bishop Hacket, on Christmas Eve, 1669. See Antiquities, &c.
London, 1717.

“ Church-fasts kept, will accustom men to habits of self-denial, and we may hope that luxury
will diminish and alms-giving increase. The Offertory will not then, as now, be almost a
mockery of offering; not as now, rarely read, but regularly and largely contributed to.”-
Bishop of Oxford's Charge, 1842.

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