Sunday, 22 January 2012

Ongar: An extract from the Commonplace Book of Edward Reeve c1860

Mrs. D. of Dedham frequently called the Duchess requested she might be permitted to sit in the Vestry, the morning she was at Church, after her confinement, and which permission gave rise to the following impromptu:

“The Vicar of Dedham,
The Ladies to please,
Has converted the Vestry,
Into a Chapel of Ease.”

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