Ecclesiastical curiositis

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Andrews

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... of prayer. Writing on August 11th, 1661, he says: "To our own church in the forenoon, and in the afternoon to Clerkenwell Church, only to see the two fair Botelers." He managed to obtain a seat where he could have a good view of them, but they did not charm him, for he says: "I am now out of conceit with them." Another Sunday he writes: "By coach to Greenwich Church, where a good sermon, a fine church, and a good company of handsome women." At another church he visited he says that his pretty black girl was present. Pepys has much to say about the sermons he heard, and when they were dull he went to sleep. Judging from his frequent records of slumbering in church, prosy preachers were by no means rare in his day. Writing on the 4th August, 1662, he gives us a glimpse of the manners of a rustic church. His cousin Roger himself attended the service, and says Pepys: "At our coming in, the country people all rose with so much reverence; and when the parson begins, he begins, ' Right worshipful and dearly beloved' to us." Conversation appears to have been freely carred on in city churches. "In my pew," says Pepys, "both Sir Williams and I had much talk about the death of Sir Robert." Laughter was by no means unusual. "Before sermon," writes Pepys, "I laughed at the reader, who, in his prayer, desired God that he would imprint his Word on the thumbs of our right hands and on the right toes of our right feet." When Pepys remained at home on Sunday he frequently cast up his accounts, and there are in his Diary several allusions to this subject. Abbot's Pew, Malmesbury Abbey, 155. 159, Addisham, Priest s door at, 185 Alkborough Maze, 193, 194 All Hallows, Barking, 81 Alms boxes, 180 Alnwich, chest at, 174 Announcing cows in a cornfield, 221 Antiquarian Problem: Th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... of prayer. Writing on August 11th, 1661, he says: "To our own church in the forenoon, and in the afternoon to Clerkenwell Chur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021720354X

ISBN - 13:9780217203548

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