Littell's Living Age/Volume 137/Issue 1769/Miscellany

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Cardinal York (Henry Stuart). — One day, in Campagna di Roma, we saw a splendid carriage and six horses of most brilliant caparison coming towards us across the plain. The carriage stopped; down went the window, and out came a head with a large red hat on it. He leant his arms on the window-ledge, saying, "Are you Englishmen?" "Yes, sir," I said. "Come to see Rome?" "Yes." And then he began asking questions, all of which I don't remember, till he stopped for a moment, and then, in a loud voice, said, "How are all my armies and navies in Britain?" I looked up with astonishment, and could not understand what he had to do with armies and navies. After staring in his face with amazement, I said, "The sailors are as jolly as ever, and the soldiers very comfortable in their barracks;" and while I still stood in confusion of mind, I saw him putting out his two fingers, and saying, "God bless you, my children!" he pulled up the window and drove off. Turning round, I went two or three steps to my companion, who stood behind me, and he said to me, "John, do you know who you have been talking to?" "No, Frank, I don’t know him; who is he?" "That was 'Charley is my darling's' brother!" Life of J. C. Schetky, Marine Painter, born 1778, died 1874.

From the Records of Winchester Cathedral, a.d. 1182.

(a workman's bill.)

For work done,   s.     s.  
In soldering and repairing St. Joseph, 0 8
Cleaning and ornamenting the Holy Ghost, 0 6
Repairing the Virgin Mary before and behind, and making a new Child, 4 8
Screwing a nose in the Devil, putting in the hair in his head, and placing a new joint in his tail, 5 6