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the Bishop, and after commanding him ACCOUNT OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL,

to be seated and covered, repeated

the heads of the sermon, and then COMMONLY CALLED THE BLUE-COAT

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regard of the abilities which God hath The English Reformation, though pro- given me, as in regard of the example ductive of inestimable blessings, was which from me he will require; for, sadly stained by sacrilege. The as in the kingdom I am next under Eighth Henry, when he seized the God, so must I most nearly approach abbey-lands, instead of appropriating him in goodness and mercy; for those monuments of ancient piety to as our miseries stand most in need the purposes of charity and religion, from him, so are we the greatest threw them, as spoils, among bis hun- debtors ; debtors to all that are misergry courtiers; and these men, having able, and shall be the greatest aconce tasted the sweets of plunder, comptants of our dispensations theregrew more and more ravenous, till in. And therefore, my Lord, as you nothing would satisfy their greedy have given me, I thank you, this gedesires. On the death of the king, neral exhortation, so direct me, I they had but too many opportunities, entreat you, by what particular actions during the minority of his excellent I may best discharge my duty this successor, of fattening upon the re-way.” mains of primitive benevolence, to The Bishop, astonished at this tenthe exclusion of the poor and needy, derness of heart in so young a person, for whose benefit those possessions was for some time unable to speak : at were originally given and endowed. length, with tears, he observed, that Had the young monarch lived, there as he little expected such a question, is reason to believe that a stop would he was not prepared with a proper have been put to this rapacity; and answer; but that, with permission, he that such of the ecclesiastical and would consult the Lord Mayor and monastic property as had escaped the Aldermen' of the City on the subject. maw of avarice, would have been still The king approved of the suggestion, devoted to purposes of public good. and instantly caused a letter to be Unbappily for the nation, this excel-written to the Lord Mayor, and other lent prince was cut off by a consump- heads of the corporation, requiring tion at the age of sixteen, on the 6th them to consult speedily on the best of July, in the year 1552; and the means of relieving the poor. The last act of his eventful and most ex- mandate was no sooner received than emplary life, sufficiently marked the obeyed; and the court, in prosecuting value of his character, and the incal- the inquiry, considered that there were culable loss the interests of religion three sorts of poor; such as were so and humanity suffered by his death. by natural infirmity or folly, as chil

During his illness, Dr. Nicholas 'dren, impotent persons, and madmen Ridley, bishop of London, and soon or idiots; such as were so by accident, afterwards a martyr, preached before as the sick or maimed ; and such as, him, and took occasion, in his sermon, by their idleness and evil courses, to dwell pretty much upon works of plunged themselves into poverty. The charity, and the obligation persons result of this report was, that the in high stations were under, to be pre- king ordered the church and convent eminent in works of benevolence. of Grey or Mendicant Friars near This discourse affected the young Newgate, with the revenues belonging king very sensibly; so that imme- thereto, to be set apart as a house for diately after the service he sent for the reception of orphans and poor '82,- VOL. VII,

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children; St. Bartholomew's, near that thousands of poor members of Smithfield, to be a hospital for the Christ, which else, for extreme hunger diseased ; and his own palace of and misery, should have famished and Bridewell, to be a place of correction perished, shall be relieved, holpen, and and labour for such as were wilfully | brought up, and shall have cause to idle. He also confirmed and enlarged bless the aldermen of that time, the the grant for the hospital of St. Thomas, common-council, and the whole body in Southwark, which he had previously of the city ; but espeCIALLY THEE, O erected and endowed; and having set Dobbes! and those chosen men, by his hand to these foundations on the whom this honourable work of God 26th of June, he thanked God, who was begun and wrought; and that so had prolonged his life till he had finish- long, throughout all ages, as that godly ed this great design.

work shall endure; which I pray AlNor should the zeal of the Lord mighty God, may be ever, unto the Mayor, Sir Richard Dobbes, be passed | world's end. Amen."'* over unnoticed. Bishop Ridley, in As the royal foundations were placed his last affecting farewell, bears this under the governance of the city, they feeling and honourable testimony to remained secure during the reign of the Christian spirit of the worthy ma- | Mary, and were fully protected in that gistrate and his brethren:-“Thou,” | of Elizabeth. Covered, likewise, by says he, addressing the Mayor, “in the same powerful civic shield, these thý year, didst win my heart for ever- | charitable institutions escaped spoliamore, for that honourable and inost tion throughout the turbulent changes blessed work of God, of the erection of the following century; and at the and setting up of Christ's holy hospi- restoration of the monarchy, Christ's tals, and truly religious houses, which Hospital was particularly favoured, by thee, and through thee, were begun. in the extension of its establishment For thou, like a man of God, when the by the munificence of the crown. matter was moved, for the relief of This edifice consists of various irreChrist's poor members, to be holpen gular parts, and part of the cloister from extreme misery, hunger, and of the old monastery is still standing, famine ; thy heart, I say, was moved as a play-ground. The south front, with pity, and, as Christ's high honour- | adjoining to Newgate-street, is the able officer in that cause, thou calledst | best, being ornamented with Doric together thy brethren, the aldermen of pilasters placed on pedestals. The the city, before whom thou brakedst | hall, which is now supplanted by a the matter for the poor; thou didst new and more extensive room, was plead their cause; yea, and not only rebuilt after the great fire of London, in thine own person thou didst set at the sole charge of Sir John Frederic, forth Christ's cause, but, to further alderman of the city, who laid out the matter, thou broughtest me into thereon five thousand pounds. One the council-chamber of the city, before of its principal ornaments was a very the aldermen alone, whom thou badst large picture, painted by Verrio, reassembled there together, to hear me | presenting James the Second, surspeak what I could say, as an advo- rounded by his courtiers, and receivcate, by office and duty, in the poor ing the president, governors, and man's cause. The Lord wrought children of the hospital. Another with thee, and gave thee the consent still finer picture, in this room, was of thy brethren, whereby the matter one of Edward Sixth delivering the was brought to the common-council, I charter of the hospital to the and so to the whole body of the city; Mayor and Aldermen, in their civic by whom, with an uniform consent, it gowns, kneeling; while the good was committed to be drawn, ordered, bishop Ridley stands by the side of and devised, by a certain number of the king. In another room is an exthe most witty citizens, and politic, ascellent portrait of Edward, painted by could be chosen in the whole city; Hans Holbein; and in a stone apartendued also with goodness, and with ment, for security, arekept the records, ready hearts, to set forward such a deeds, and other muniments of the noble act; and they, like true and establishment; among which is the faithful ministers, both to their city and to their master, Christ, so ordered, devised, and brought forth the matter, 1 * Life of Bishop Ridley, 4to. p. 640.

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