Foreign News: Inadequate Abbey

Last week the Cathedrals Commission suggested that Westminster Abbey be enlarged to make more room for Britain's illustrious dead—an entirely anticipatory proposal.

George Bernard Shaw, master of brilliant self-publicity, commented: "I am still alive; I am not ready for it." Facetious? Apparently; for nobody, so far as could be ascertained, had even suggested that he was a fit candidate, as a corpse, for burial in the "hallowed precincts of Westminster." But one dignitary of the church, eschewing publicity, made what was probably a subconscious but none the less effective...

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