Posted by Kate on May 04, 1998 at 19:42:40:
In response to Whispering in the Aisles, written by Paulina on May 04, 1998 at 18:35:08
] ] "Flora had supposed from impressions gathered during her wide reading, that it was customary to speak only in whispers in a building devoted to the act of worship."
] ] It follows that her experience of churches is derived solely from reading. And she is to marry a clergyman!
] On the face of it, I agree. But, on the other hand..........................
] No, I was amazed to find people TALKING in church in the 1970's in England,
I think Constanza has it right. She doesn't say that her experience had led her to believe that all churches are meant to be quiet - she says that her READING had led her to to this belief about any building devoted to the act of worship.
I had missed this entirely Constanza, and it is very funny. She is going to make an interesting clergyman's wife indeed! I wonder if Charles really knows what he's in for!
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