6 July 2010

Archidiaconissa de Silverbridge in comitatu Barnensi

Apropos the posts on Deaconing, I invite a brief Trollopean account of what Mr Archdeacon Grantley said when he heard that Dr Proudie had preferred Miss Slope to the Archdeaconry of Silverbridge.

2 comments:

paulspilsbury said...

"Good heavens! I never thought I would agree with Miss Slope's father, but when he said, 'If we are to go to what passes between the ladies in (Church) matters, we shall really be in a nest of troubles from which we shall never extricate ourselves,' he was entirely right!"

Little Black Sambo said...

Well, which would you prefer?