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16 Vestry Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Vestry Sayings By Mark Twain: All life demands change, variety, contrast - else there is small zest to it. All life demands change, variety, contrast - else there is small zest to it. — Mark Twain
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Vestry Sayings By Henry Fielding: The great are deceived if they imagine they have appropriated ambition and vanity to themselves. The great are deceived if they imagine they have appropriated ambition and vanity to themselves. These notable qualities flourish as notably in a country church and churchyard as in the drawing room or in the closet. Schemes have indeed been laid in the vestry, which would hardly disgrace the conclave. Here is a ministry, and here is an opposition. Here are plots and circumventions, parties and factions equal to those which are to be found in courts. Nor are the women here less practiced in the highest feminine arts than their fair superiors in quality and fortune. Here are prudes and coquettes; here are dressing and ogling, falsehood, envy, malice, scandal -- in short everything which is common to the most splendid assembly or politest circle. — Henry Fielding
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Vestry Sayings By Jean Findlay: The Dean of St Pauls talks absolute balls, The Dean of Westminster showed his to The Dean of St Pauls talks absolute balls, The Dean of Westminster showed his to a spinster The Dean of Oswestry frisks girls in the vestry The Bishop of Birmingham buggers boys while confirming 'em, The Bishop of Norwich makes them come in his porridge, The Dean of West Ham smears their bottoms with jam. — Jean Findlay
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Vestry Sayings By Will Self: After all, the Church had murdered itself, as with every decade more and more depressed After all, the Church had murdered itself, as with every decade more and more depressed dubiousness crept into its synods and convocations, until speaking in tongues, it beat its own skull in at the back of the vestry. Divorcees and devil-worshippers, schismatics, sodomites and self murderers
they were all the same for the impotent figures who stood in the pulpit and peered down at pitiful congregations, their numbers winnowed out by satellite television and interest-free credit. — Will Self
Vestry Sayings By Jerome K. Jerome: I saw a great Newfoundland dog the other day sitting in front of a mirror I saw a great Newfoundland dog the other day sitting in front of a mirror at the entrance to a shop in Regent's Circus, and examining himself with an amount of smug satisfaction that I have never seen equaled elsewhere outside a vestry meeting. — Jerome K. Jerome
Vestry Sayings By Saint Augustine: For if it is not lawful to take the law into our own hands and For if it is not lawful to take the law into our own hands and slay even a guilty person, whose death no public sentence has warranted. Then certainly he who kills himself is a homicide, and so much the guiltier of his own death as he was more innocent of that offence for which he doomed himself to die. — Saint Augustine
Vestry Sayings By Karl Shapiro: Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs. Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs. — Karl Shapiro
Vestry Sayings By William Maxwell: When he turned and walked into the living room he knew instantly why it was When he turned and walked into the living room he knew instantly why it was that he hadn't wanted to come here, and that he ought to get out as soon as he possibly could. There, staring him in the face, was everything he'd been deprived of for the last five years. — William Maxwell
Vestry Sayings By James Madison: [T]he delegation of the government, in [a republic], to a small number of citizens elected [T]he delegation of the government, in [a republic], to a small number of citizens elected by the rest ... [is] to refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations. — James Madison
Vestry Sayings By George MacDonald: Often in the summer, as I go to or come from the vestry, I sit Often in the summer, as I go to or come from the vestry, I sit down
for a moment on the turf that covers my old friend Rodgers, and think
that this body of mine is everyday moldering away, til it shall fall a
heap of dust into it's appointed place. But what is that to me? It is
to me the drawing nigh of the fresh morning of life when I shall be
young and strong again, glad in the presence of the wise and beloved
dead, and unspeakably glad in the presence of God. — George MacDonald
Vestry Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. — Thomas Jefferson
Vestry Sayings By Sydney Smith: How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is "I will see you in the vestry after service." — Sydney Smith
Vestry Sayings By Colin Woodard: At the county level, gentlemen controlled the distribution of justice and charity in their roles At the county level, gentlemen controlled the distribution of justice and charity in their roles as justices of the peace and could hire and fire pastors at will from their seats on the church vestry. One newcomer recalled a gentleman's warning him "against disobliging or offending any person of note in the Colony [because] either by blood or marriage we are almost all related and so connected in our interests that whoever of a stranger presumes to offend any one of us will infallibly find an enemy of the whole."15 — Colin Woodard
Vestry Sayings By Oscar Wilde: The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there. — Oscar Wilde
Vestry Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. — Oscar Wilde
Vestry Sayings By Louise Erdrich: The next world, of what shall consist its poisons and delights? Love in this world The next world, of what shall consist its poisons and delights? Love in this world avoided me. And love's issue, beyond all measure. Immersed in the saltless broth of my existence, I tried on moods. — Louise Erdrich