Friday, 10 August 2012

Rev. Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868)

"Health of towns":
an examination of the report
and evidence of the Select Committee:
of Mr. Mackinnon's Bill: 

.... for establishing
cemeteries around the metropolis.
(p:24 1843)

The Rev. Henry Hart Milman [Link], now Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and formerly Rector of St. Mary's, Reading, a witness only second to the Bishop of London, - for he, too, lived in a churchyard seventeen years, - was thus interrogated :

" Generally speaking, do you conceive that there is any evil arising from it, [burial in churchyards,] so far as it comes within your knowledge ? - I should say, none whatever."

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