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CHRISTIAN MOURNERS COMFORTED.
Children of the realm of light,
Captive! in the dungeon low,
Wanderer! on the billowy foam,
Mourner! lift thine aching head,
Sufferer! on thy couch of woe,
What though night's all-covering wing,
ROMAN REMAINS IN LONDON. THE Roman remains represented in our engraving were discovered in January last, in digging for the foundations of the Coal Exchange, exactly opposite Billingsgate Market, Roman tiles and fragments being occasionally turned up by the workmen, it was for some time previously conjectured that some more important relics would be brought to light; and eventually the remains of a villa were exhumated, as they are here presented to our readers.
The portion of the house uncovered consists but of two rooms; the greater part of the building running beneath warehouses which are not destined for removal. The extreme length of the ruins uncover
vered, is about fifteen yards. The walls are composed of the ordinary flat Roman tiles in regular layers, varied occasionally by a course of pale yellow tiles, and are about three feet four inches in thickness. The walls enclose a room paved with small red tesseræ; they have been made from the plain tiles, and also from the scored flue-tiles, traces of the ornament upon which are occasionally visible on their surface. They are laid upon à concrete composed of quicklime, sand, and pounded tiles, with a mixture of small stones. To the right of this apartment is a doorway which leads into some other room, at the back of the seat seen in the semicircular apartment adjoining. This latter apartment has had its walls destroyed at some very early period,