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INCONGRUOUS MEMORIALS IN PROTESTANT…

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INCONGRUOUS MEMORIALS IN PROTESTANT CATHEDRALS. Foreigners have often been surprised at the incongruous exhibition in Protestant cathe- drals, afforded by the great prominence given 1-1 t, to monuments of warriors. Even under the old Jewish dispensation David was not per- mitted to erect the temple at Jerusalem, be- cause he was "a man of blood." How pecu- liarly inconsistent, then, with the temples of the Prince of Peace must be these abounding monuments of human slaughter. The late Mr Cobden thus wrote on this subject:—"The war spirit is displayed in our fondness for erecting monuments to warriors, even at the doors of our marts of commerce in the fre- quent memorials of our battles in the names of bridges, streets, and omnibuses; but above all, in the display which public opinion tole- rates in our Metropolitan Cathedral (St Paul's), whose walls arc decorated with bas-reliefs of battle scenes, of storming of towns, and charges of bayonets, where horses and riders, ships, cannon, and musketry, realize by turns, in a Christian temple, the fierce struggle of the siege and the battle-field. I have visited, I i believe, all the great Christian temples in the capitals of Europe but my memory fails me, if I saw anything to compare with it. Mr Layard has brought us some very similar works of art from Nineveh, but he has not in- formed us that they were found in Christian churches."

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PONTYPOOL BRANCH OF THE CHURCH…

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SERIOUS RIOT AT PONTLOTTYN,…

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A BURGLARY FRTJSRTATED.

THE ANTIQUITIES OF LLANTWIT.

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.t

BEER AT THE SHOP.

THE "CIIIGNON" QUESTION.

DRUNKENNESS 4-T V ART EG.

NOTICES TO C^RRESPONDENTS.

CRICKET.

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A JEWISH MARRIAGE AT MERTHYR.

Family Notices

SHOWING UP THE MERTHYR TYDVIL…