Navy Chaplains





When the Earl of Clancarty was captain of a man-of-war,
and was cruising on the coast of Guinea, he happened to lose his chaplain

by a fever, on which the lieutenant, who was a Scotchman, gave him notice

of it, saying, at the same time, "that he was sorry to inform him that he

died in the Roman Catholic religion." "Well, so much the better," said his

lordship. "Oot, oot, my lord, how can you say so of a British clergyman?"

"Why," said his lordship, "because I believe I am the first captain of a

man-of-war that could boast of having a chaplain _who had any religion at

all_."





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