Religion: Piety

At York, England, the dean and the chapter of York Minster waited to receive a local goldsmith. The smith appeared, bearing with him a paten and chalice whose magnificence made the clergy cry out with surprise. The paten (saucer), shown to the public for the first time last week, was of silver and gilt, charmingly wrought; the chalice (goblet) bore a 32 carat diamond, gift, stated the smith, of a Mrs. Howe, lately deceased. Years ago she had ridden horses bareback in a U. S. circus. And, like many another circus performer, she possessed...

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