Thursday, July 28, 2016

            Small Mistake.—An old gentleman of 84 having taken to the altar a young damsel of about sixteen, the clergyman said to  him, “The fount is at the other end of the church.”
            “What do I want with the fount?” said the old gentleman.—
            “I beg your pardon,” said the clerical wit, “I thought you had brought the child to be christened.”

[Albemarle Sentinel (Edenton, NC) 9 May 1840]

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