The Parish Clerk (1907)

The Parish Clerk (1907)

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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443208505, ISBN10 1443208507
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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443208505, ISBN10 1443208507

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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443208505, ISBN10 1443208507

Excerpt: ...going fishing on a Sunday afternoon." The clerk was not convinced, and made a clever defence, grounded on the employment of some of the Apostles. The reader's imagination will supply the gist of the argument. Another rector, who had lost his favourite setter, told his clerk to make inquiries about it, but was much astonished to hear him give it out as a notice in church, coupled with the offer of a reward of three pounds if the dog should be restored to his owner. The clerk of the sporting parson was often quite as keen as his master in following the chase. It was not unusual for rectors to take "occasional services," weddings or funerals, on the way to a meet, wearing "pink" under their surplices. A wedding was proceeding in a Devonshire church, and when the happy pair were united and the Psalm was just about to be said, the clerk called out, "Please to make 'aste, sir, or he'll be gone afore you have done." The parson nodded and looked inquiringly at the clerk, who said, "He's turned into the vuzz bushes down in ten acres. Do look sharp, sir 72 ." 72 This story is told by Mrs. Hewett in her Peasant Speech of Devon, but I have ventured to anglicise the broad Devonshire a little, and to suggest that the scene could scarcely have taken place on a Sunday morning, as Mrs. Hewett suggests in her admirable book. The story is told of a rector who, when walking to church across the squire's park during a severe winter, found a partridge apparently frozen to death. He placed the poor bird in the voluminous pocket of his coat. During the service the warmth of the rector's pocket revived the bird and thawed it back to life; and when during the sermon the rector pulled out his pg 174 handkerchief, the revived bird flew vigorously away towards the west end of the church. The clerk, who sat in his seat below, was not unaccustomed to the task of beating for the squire's shooting parties, called out lustily: "It be all right, sir; I've marked him down in the...

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Number of Pages: 176
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Ditchfield, P. H.
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Date: August, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781443208505
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.44 x 0.38 x 9.69 Inches
ISBN-10: 1443208507
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