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--------Weekly Notes by Quirkpepip.…


Weekly Notes by Quirkpepip. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the opinions expressed in these notes. Whit-Sunday, or White Sunday. has now quite lost its ecclesiastical meaning- In the primitive Church the newly-baptised wore white from Easter to Pente- cost, and were called albati (white robed). The last of the Sundays, which was also the chief festival,was called emphatically Dominica in Albis (Sunday the white)- ooo One of the interesting etymologies of this word is wit or wisdom Sunday, the day when the Apostles were filled with wisdom by the Holy Ghost The spirit of this derivation has always been most pronounced in the Church on Whit-Sunday. 0 0 0 School boys in my days] were staunchly loyal in their own peculiar way. This used to be shown once a year in the month of May, and on tha 29th day. That date is memorable as being the birthday of the C, C,iw- (,,rry monarch" Charles II. It was in the month of September that the fugitive Prince concealed him- self in an umbrageous oak in Boscobel Wood, and whilst there heard the Roundheads below say what they would do if they could only catch '-that rascal." Charles II. subsequently secured the ancestral crown, and on his entry, in 1666, into London on his natal- day, the Royalists displayed a branch of onk in allu- sion to his once being (i up a tree-" Whether my old school-fellows perpetuated this custom through unconscious loyalty, despite the epitaph which was chalked on the "vicious" monarch's bedroom ;— Here lies our sovereign lord.- the King, I Whose word no man relies on Who never said a foolish thing,' And never did a wise one," or whether hero worship over the oak business steps in, it is difficult to determine. Passing strange is it that loyal Wales keeps up the custom. o n n I am sure it would be a great boon to many were the local governing authority to affix a finger-post on the Bray's lamp opposite the Landsdown, showing the direction of the Cardiff-road- Many lose the last train, and hsve therefore to foot it, and oft times many an unnecessary mile through mis-direction, wilful and an unnecessary mile through mis-direction, wilful and otherwise, etc., etc,

—————-.-, :!!. Ojiginal Poetry.

.. The Cogan School Board…


- -'•* ICorrespondence.


.-... Presbyterian Church.