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ONE of the wooden mitres, carved by Grinly Gibbons over a prebend's
stall in the cathedral church of Canterbury, happening to become loose,
Jessy White, the surveyor of that edifice, inquired of the dean whether
he should make it fast: For, perhaps, said Jessy, it may fall on your
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suppose it does fall on my head, I don't know that a mitre falling on
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