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By penury ' s sharp fan £ , they kindly take him From scenes whose sight might melancholy make him 13 . They promptly place him in a new abode , Give his few friends occasional admittance , Relieve his back from freedom ' s heavy load , And deal him gratis out his daily pittance;—Yet ( strange to say ) he would think well bestowed All these rich blessings , to procure his quittance ; Thinking- ( poor ignorance ) that liberty Outweighs all else beneath his God * s bright sky . 14 .
It does not seem to be a pleasant thing , To pace a prison-court through years of care , Without an aim , except it be to fling , Into the Red Sea of the open air , A legion of blue daemons \ or to bring Back the lost appetite ; or to repair The jaded functions , which without it might Cost him a weary day and wakeful night .
15 . And then the memory of former days , Of winter ' hearth and summer ' s evening stroll , With faces round on which he lov'd to gaze , Wife , children , friends , to whom his heart , his soul , Were given for earth , for heaven—all these sweet rays Of other times his thoughts awhile cajole - , Till , starting from his reverie , once more He sees the dull walls and the hopeless door 1—
16 . But Romilly is gone ; and Wilberforce Pleads but for blacks , and Martin but for beasts : Therefore , ' tis clear , * ' the law must take its course , " Until some pity wakes in English breasts For English sorrows , and sons feel remorse For things 'which seenVd to be their fathers * jests ;—Then , o ' er the place of Romilly ' s repose , * Shall bloom sweet mercy ' s late but lovely rose . Creditor * .
1826 . April 19 , at PFolverhamptony in Ins 74 ih year , the Right Rev . John Milner , D . D ., V . A ., F . S . A ., bishop of Castabala . He was born in London , in 1752 , the son of Joseph and Helen Miller , whose name , for some cause not
explained , he dropped , adopting that of Milner . He was educated at the Catholic school of Sedgely Park , in Stafford-Hhire , and from thence was sent to the kngllsh College at Douay . Receiving Priests' Orders in 1777 , he first settled
in London ; in 1779 a malignant fever having deprived the French prisoners at Winchester of two Catholic pastors , charity prompted him to go to their assistance . This led to his being appointed to take charge of the mission at Winchester .
The See of Rome , in reward of the labours of this champion of the Church , elevated him , in 1803 , to the episcopacy of Castabala , constituting him Vicar Apostolic of the midland district . He was an active and , we have no doubt , a
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Obituary . — The Right Rev . Dr . John Milner . 369
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1826, page 369, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2549/page/53/