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THE DEATH OF THE. BISHOP OF LONDON. I I The Prelate's Last Sermon. (FROM A PHOTOGRAPH BY THE LONDON STF-fiO ,)PIC COMPANY.) ) — The Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Bishop of London, died on Tuesday morning at the age of 74, at his residence, the Palace, Fulham. The cause of death was heart disease. For some months it has been evident that the venerable prelate's strength had been gradually giving way, and at a recent visitation at St. Paul's Cathedral he expressed the conviction that he should not live long. In the Upper House of Convocation he had been provided in the last two sessions with a reclining chair, and when in the House of Lords recently he had been noticed to sit supporting his head on his hand. with evident signs of weakness. A visit to Gloucestershire in October seemed to benefit him, and up to last Sunday evening, when be greached in St. Paul's Cathedral, he gave no sign that the end was so near, the only noticeable weakness being in his voice. It was during this, his last, sermon that a dis- turbance was created by a fanatic named Freund, who shouted and created a noise during his lord- ship's address. The bishop remained standing while it lasted, and when the man was ejected he proceeded with his sermon. Previous, however, to attending the Cathedral he walked to Fulbam Parish Church to morning service, and on the way was seized with acute pain in the region of the throat. It quickly passed away, however, and he partook of luncheon after service with excellent appetite. He retired to rest shortly after ten o'clock on Sunday, but at 20 minutes past 4 a.m. his valet was aroused by the loud ringing of his master's bell, and on proceeding to his lordship's apartment he found him seated in his arm-chair in his dressing gown. He complained of great pain in his left side and chest, and seemed in great agony. Dr. Sibley was sent for, and Miss Jackson, who had been aroused, directed that poultices should be applied, which gave him relief. Dr. Sibley subsequently approved these measures, and recommended his lordshipto remain in bed during Monday, and that someone should sit up with him at night, saying, however, there was no im- mediate cause for apprehension. Miss Marion Jackson sat in her father* dressing-room during Monday night, whence she occasionally looked into the bed-room; but at half-past five she noticed that, although her father's face was unaltered, he did not seem to be breathing. Placing her hand on his heart she found that pulsation had almost ceased. She at once summoned assistance. Restoratives were applied, and Mr Woodhonse, a local practitioner, was fetched, but when he arrived ten minutes afterwards the bishop had breathed his last. Dr. Sibley also arrived at eight o'clock. In addition to three un- married daughters of the Bishop, there were Mr. Tatham (a married daughter) and her husband at the Palace on Monday night, and other relatives arrived during the day. The funeral will take place at Fulham Parish I Churchyard on Saturday, when the late bishop will be laid with his wife in a grave adjoining that of Bishop Bloomfield. The ceremony will be of a private character. THE QUEEN APPRISED OF THE EVENT. During the day, the flag on Fulham Church was lowered half mast. Intelligence of his death was telegraphed to the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and other dignitaries of the Church. I PULPIT REFERENCES. Prebendary Lees, preaching on Tuesday after- noon at St. Paul's, on the celebration of the Epiphany, commenced his sermon by saying that it would be unseemly to enter the cathedral pulpit that afternoon and make no reference to the awfully sudden loss which had fallen upon that church and diocese, and of which all of them must have heard but a few hours before. The lamented death of the Bishop of London created a void which must be felt by everyone, but it was especially to them there, as he stood so recently in that place, and was the last to stand there. Occurring also as it did at the festival of the Epiphany, it served to remind them more forcibly than anything else could of the reality and solemnity of those truths which this season proclaimed, and of which to him it had, indeed, been a reason of mani- festation. Might those truths ever be so present and so precious to their minds and hearts, that when their call should come to pass in like manner within the vale, it might be to behold the manifestation of the glory of God to their own eternal life. I At Westminster Abbey on Tuesday afternoon, a slight allusion was made to the bishop's death by Canon Westcott, who preached. The Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Bishop'of London, son of Henry Jackson, Esq., merchant, of London, born February 22, 1811, was educated at Reading School under Dr. Valpy, whence he proceeded to Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1833, taking first-class honours, and gained the Denyer Theological Prize. From 1836 till 1846 he was head-master of the Proprietary School at Islington, and during part of that time incumbent of St. James's, Muswell-hill, in the parish of Hornsey. He was appointed rector of St. James's, Piccadilly, in 1846, chaplain to the Queen in 1847, and canon of Bristol in 1852 was a select preacher before the University of Oxford in 1845, 1850, 1862, and 1866 preached the Boyle Lectures in London in 1853, and on the death of Dr. Kaye in that year was made Bishop of Lincoln. On January 4, 1869, he was translated to the see of London, in succession to Dr. Tait, who had been raised to the primacy. Dr. Jackson is the author of some sermons and charges and of a popular pamphlet entitled The Sinfulness of Little Sins." We are indebted for the above portrait to the Pallllf all Gazette. -u_

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