Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 26 February 2009

Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from his exile on the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France (1815)


A CURATE'S WEEK OF CONFESSION

In his 1855 book Table Talk, John Doran recounts the story of a curate at Basse Bretagne, noted for his wit, who found that his duty at the confessional interfered with a number of invitations to dine. Seeking to indulge his stomach, the curate declared from the pulpit: "In order to avoid confusion, my brethren, I have to announce that tomorrow, Monday, I will receive at confession the liars only; on Tuesday, the misers; on Wednesday, the slanderers; on Thursday, the thieves; Friday, the libertines; and Saturday, the women of evil life." Doran notes that "the priest was left during that week to enjoy himself without let or hindrance."


The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
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