Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

14 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

THE DEAD KING.

THE NATION'S LOSS.

THE KING'S OATH.

OMENS AND PORTENTS.

Newyddion
Dyfynnu
Rhannu

OMENS AND PORTENTS. "ENGLAND SHALL HAVE A GREAT MISHAP." The Times comments in a leading article dn the attention which has been called to the fact that in this year not only has Halley's Comet visited us, but for the first time for many years Good Friday fell upon LadJ Day, and that thus, by the lamented death of our great King Edward VII., has been for- tuitously fulfilled the ancient saying: If our Lord falls on our Lady's lap, England shall have a great mishap." It was not reason, says the Times, that swayed the mind of primeval man. It was wonder, ignorance, and awe. His notions of cause and effect were hazy, inconsequent, and capricious. Hence any unfamiliar event was for him, not the unexplained effect of some unexplored cause, but the mysterious cause and certain presage of some impending calamity. Is it quite certain that even now we have all of us emancipated ourselves from this way of looking at things? Our Lord falls on our Lady's lap," and shortly afterwards a great and beloved Kifig unexpectedly passes away. Those of us who keep our heads note the coincidence as curi- ous and even impressive, and then go on to reflect that the impression is purely a subjec- tive one, and that in the sum of things there must be many coincidences equally curious, equally unexpected, and only not equally im- pressive because they make no appeal to the popular imagination. But to minds less accustomed to meditate on the relations of cause and effect and more prone to subject reason to the sway of the emotions, the apparent connection between an ancient prophecy and ks modern fulfilment is apt to wear an entirely different and highly subjective aspect. If we reflect for a moment cannot but perceive how truly degrading is the belief that a mere accident of the calen- dar, itself based on a series of conventions, astronomical and ecclesiastical, could be made by an all-wise and all-just Ruler of man- kind the occasion and even the instrument, not, indeed, of punishing men for their sins, but of inflicting on them suffering at once arbitrary and capricious in its incidence.

JEWISH MOURNERS.

THE LYING IN STATE

THE FUNERAL.

ROYAL COFFIN AND PALL

•■"■i-1.i SERVICE FOR KING…

MOTOR FALLS INTO THE SEA.

NO SICK AND NO POOR.

FATALITY ON THE BROADS.

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