An Archbishop





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."





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