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OUR LONDON LETTER.

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THE BURIAL PLACE OF CHRISTIAN IX. parts of it are very ancient. The altar-piece goes back to the thirteenth century, while the monument to Haraldus, King of England and Norway, must be far older. One of the most beautiful of the chapels is that of Christian I., which dates back to about the year 1404, and the famous granite pillar which supports its roof is more ancient than the rest of the structure. A curious custom has led many monarchs to measure their heights against its side, and inscriptions on it shew that amongst others Peter the Great, his successor, Alexander III., and the late King Christian himself have all submitted to this quaint practice. The only person not a monarch who was ever allowed to measure himself on the column was an Irish giant, who stood nearly eight feet. & = f a

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