Tuesday, September 08, 2020


A Powerful Preacher

Bensoniana: From two Notebooks of A.C. Benson, Selected by J.A. Gere. Cornishiana: Sayings of Mrs Cornish, Mostly Collected by Logan Pearsall Smith (Settrington: Stone Trough Books, 1999), p. 37 (from Bensoniana):
Cornish farmer. 'Oh, Mr P— was a powerful preacher. I sate four pews away from the pulpit and when he got free of his text I could feel the spittle on my face.'

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