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Sarf, Miction, anlr a(ttíæ.







INTERMENT AND DISINTERMENT IN^THE METROPOLITAN PLACES OF SEPULTURE. No better àenice could be done to the living, and no greater practical respect ahown the dead than the following out of the suggestionsfubautted by Mr.WalkerTin hfeinterest- ing pamphlet on this subject. From personal experience Mr. 'Walker has deduced a body .of such: startling facts as seriously to discompose the living, while they, shew the heartless desecration of the dead, to which, for the most sordid pecuniary motives they are subject. The work is painful, and repulsive in its details, yet, the body of facts elicited will go far in neutralising such feelings. people were not aware of the crowded state of the grave jards of the Metropolis, until disclosed in this work. Of the effect of superintending an ordinary burial in St. Clement'e-lane, Strand, we have the following :— "FUNERAL OF AN ODD FELLOW. II Mr. Tumbleton, a highly respectable undertaker, of No. 4, Warwick-street, Golden-square, about eleven years ago attended the funeral of an pdd Fellow, at Enon Chapel, Clement's-lane, Strand; he srpelled a disgusting Stench; he was seized, within forty hours, with "cold chills; went to bed; arose in the morning very ill, and consulted Dr. Burnett, of Golden-square, who ordered him home, and told him that he would give him three weeks before he got up again.' This prognostic was true to a certain extent, for the patient kept his bed nine weeks, with a malignant typhus, and all its concomitant evils. William Jackson, aged 29, a strong, robust man, em- ployed in digging a grave in the Savoy," struck his spade into a coffin, from which an extremely disgusting odour arose. He reached his home with difficulty; had pain in the head, heaviness, extreme debility, lachrymation, violent palpitation of the heart, universal trembling, with vomiting. Jackson recovered in a few days, although considerably debilitated.. Compelled by the poverty of his circumstances he attempted, seven days afterwards, to dig a grave in Russell-court, Drury-lane. In this ground, long saturated with dead, it was impossible, without disturbing previous occupants, to select a grave; a recently buried coffin was struck into the poor fellow instantly fell powerless, and was dragged out of the grave by John Gray, to whom he was an assistant. Jackson died 36 hours afterwards." The work, evidently the result of painful and diligent research abounds in such instances.