A Nice Distinction

WHAT is the difference, asked Archbishop Whately of a young clergyman

he was examining, between a form and a ceremony? The meaning seems

nearly the same; yet there is a very nice distinction. Various answers

were given. Well, he said, it lies in this: you sit upon a form,

but you stand upon ceremony.

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