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His GRACE OF NORFOLK has the reputation in Sheffield, where he is so well known and much beloved, of being one of the most unpretentious men that ever lived. A few weeks ago, at a small Roman Catholic church in one of the streets off the Strand, where many notable people are seen from time to time, a collection was taken at the door after the midday Mass. A gentleman pass- ing out dropped some coins on the plate as he went. To the astonishment of the plateholder they were sovereigns. A look at the quiet, plainly- dressed donor convinced the collector that there was a mistake, so he hurried rapidly after the gentleman to explain. The gentleman smiled courteously as he replied, We'll let the mistake pass this time." The astonishment of the plate- holder was greater than ever when, on relating his "wonderful experience," he was told that the quiet, unassuming gentleman was the Duke of Norfolk. II. "r">t.t,

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