Duties of clergyman
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on November 25, 1997 at 20:53:08:
In response to The Collins arrival - JA's humour, written by Kate on November 24, 1997 at 12:26:56
] After the receipt of the letter, in which he has said that he will be "ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England", Elizabeth is struck by "... his kind intention of christening, marrying and burying his parishioners whenever it was required"
In Victorian times at least (not sure about the Regency), these duties were sometimes facetiously abbreviated as"hatching, matching, and dispatching". ;-)
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.