II. I pass then to our second distinction between the rich and poor, between Dives and Lazarus-distinction which exists more sternly, I suppose, in this day, than ever in the world pagan or Christian, till now. I will put it sharply before you, to begin with, merely by reading two paragraphs which I cut from two papers that lay on my breakfast table on the same morning, the 25th of November,1864. The piece about the rich Russiau at Paris is common place enough, and stupid besides ; (for fifteen francs-12s. 6d.--is nothing for a rich man to give for a couple of peaches out of season). i stil, the two paragraphs printed on tha same day are worth putting side by side. ۓ Vork. parished of cold and wet, and the rain had been beating down on him all night. The deceased was a bone-picker. He was in the lowest stage of poverty, poorly clad, and half-starved. The police had frequently driven him away from the stone yard, between sunset and sunrise, and told him to go home. He selected a most desolate spot for his wretched death. A penny and some bones were found in his pockets. The deceased was between fifty and sixty years of age. Inspector Roberts, of the K division, has given directions for inquiries to be made at the lodging-houses respecting the deceased, to ašcertain hii identity if possible”-Morning Post, November 25, 1864. is such a man is now here. He is a Russian, afid, with your permission, will call him Count Teufelskine. In dress he is sublime; art is considered in that toilet, the harmony of colour You have the separation thus in brief compass; and I want you to take notice of the “a penny and some bones were found in his pockets,' and to compare it with this third respected,the chiar osenroevident in well-selected contrast. In manners he is dignified-nay, perhaps apathetie; nothing disturbs the placid serenity of that calm exterior. One day our friend breakfasted chee Bignon. When the bill came he read, "Two peaches, 15f.” He paid. “Peaches scarce, I presume?' was his sole - remark. “No, sir,' - replied the waiter, “but Teufelskines are.’’-Telegraph, November 25, 864. Yesterday morning, at eight o'clock, a woman, passing a dung heap in the stone yard near the recently-erected alms-houses in Shadwell Gap, High Street, Shadwell, called the attention of a Thames police-constable to a man in a sitting position on the dung heap, and said she was afraid he was dead. Her fears proved to be true. The wretched creature appeared to have been dead several hours. He had statement, from the Teleyraph of January 16 of this year :- Again the dietary scale for adult and juvenile paupers was drawn up by the most conspicuous political economists in England. It is low in quantity, but it is sufficient to support nature : yet, within ten years of the passing of the Poor Law Act, we heard of the Paupers in the Andover Union gnawing the scraps of putrid flesh, and sucking the marrow from the bones of horses which they were employed to crush.' You see my reason for thinking that our Lazarus of Christianity has some advantage over the Jewish one. Jewish Lazarus expected, or, at least, prayed, to be fed with crumbs from the rich man's table; but onr Lazarus is fed with crumbs from the dog's table. Now this distinction between rich and poor"
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