Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Quartering
Countess De St. Belmont
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dunning
A Dieppe Pilot




An Archbishop

Anecdotes Home




Henry Wardlaw, Archbishop of St. Andrew's, at the beginning
of the fifteenth century was a prelate of such unbounded liberality, that
the masters of his household, apprehensive that his revenues might be
exhausted by the expense of entertaining the great numbers who resorted to
his palace, solicited him to make out a list of persons to whom the
hospitality of his board might be confined. "Well," said the archbishop to
his secretary, "take a pen and begin. First put down Fife and Angus"--two
large counties, containing several hundred thousands of people. His
servants hearing this, retired abashed; "for," says the historian, "they
said he would have no man refused that came to his house."





Next: Rights of Hospitality

Previous: Breton Peasants



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2941





Random Anecdotes

Desertion
A Noble Enemy
A Bold Trick
Dr. Busby
An Odd Fault
Shaving A Queen
Sir William Jones And Thomas Day
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Louis Xii
Touching Recognition
The Chevalier Bayard
The Sailor And The Actress
Longs And Shorts
An American Heroine
Edinburgh
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Parisian Rag-picker
Bannister
An Archbishop
Johnson And Lord Elibank
A Heavy Play
A Sheepish Lamb
Dr. Pepusch
Mysterious Benefactor
French Curate