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the aisle." "Wha's comin' now?" asked the blind priest; and, being informed by the clerk that it was John T---, he inquired further, "a-foot or a-horse-back?" Odd sprinklings of learning are found in these by-places, as in Scotland. Some students staying at this same little inn, and wanting to settle their account, wrote a note in Latin to the landlord, asking for the bill, and sent it by the girl who waited. Mr. Gunson, the landlord, (from whom the present landlord is descended) immediately sent in the bill in Greek. It was too much for the students, who where obliged to ask to have it in English. There was a "heigh larned" woman, not far from hence, who married a farmer on the moor. When every body was lamenting the hard times, she declared that, for her part, she should be contented if she could obtain food and raiment; whereupon her husband rebuked her presumption. "Thoo fule," said he: "thoo dusn't think thoo'st to hev mare than other folk. I'se content wi' meeat and claes."
  Wonderful Walker
  church and chapel

Newfield Church, in Seathwaite, is the place where Robert Walker, called "the Wonderful," exercised his office for sixty years. The grey farmsteads stand under their sycamores, dispersed in the vale, and up the slope which meets the Walna Scar track from Coniston. Rocky and wooded knolls diversify the dale; and the full beck runs down to join the Duddon, for which it is often mistaken: but the Duddon is unseen here, so deep lies its channel among the rocks. The church is little loftier or larger than the houses near, But for the bell, the traveller would hardly
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