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    On April 12 1856 details of the death of Mary Spencer was reported to local readers. The report stated how during a service at St Bartholomew’s Church the previous Sunday, Mary Spencer, the wife of a cow keeper in Prince Edwin Street, suddenly collapsed mid-service falling forward in her pew. The sermon was brought to an immediate halt as fellow parishioners rushed to her aid, but she was already dead. An inquest returned the rather appropriate verdict of, ‘died by the visitation of God.
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    Best keep out of churches then

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    For centuries, doctors struggled in the darkness over the causes of disease and death, and how the human body functioned. If a person died, because of the doctor's limited knowledge they could only describe the cause of death as a fever, apoplexy, or convulsions, or what he could visibly see such as a head wound, or evidence of a lifestyle such as over indulgence of drink.

    Occasionally he would describe the cause of death as a Visitation of God. Used in a more religious time than ours, it meant the death was inexplicable and it was thought that God had decided that it was time for the person to die.

    It later came to mean that the person died of natural causes.
    Very interesting !

    Best keep out of churches then
    I do Savo !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKL View Post
    Visitation of God
    Fowler is in town?
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    Nah Chris,you were thinkin of John Terry

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    Of course some of us think Luis Suarez walks on water as well.

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    I know one woman who fainted in the first pew and rather embarrassingly revealed herself as her legs fell open. 'is that Fanny green' asked the Priest. 'No' said the alter boy, it's just the light from the stained glass windows.
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    tut tut !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I know one woman who fainted in the first pew and rather embarrassingly revealed herself as her legs fell open. 'is that Fanny green' asked the Priest. 'No' said the alter boy, it's just the light from the stained glass windows.


    Hail Marys in line for Ged !

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    Hail Marys in line for Ged
    And what about Fanny, CP ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty1 View Post
    And what about Fanny, CP ?
    Marty shes been booked in for the Parting of the red sea


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    Marty shes been booked in for the Parting of the red sea
    Make that the Irish Sea, it is Fanny Green, after all !

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    The priest feeling terribly embarrassed for Fanny green said 'No man should look at her and see what I can see or may god strike you blind' , the alter boy replied 'I think i'll risk one eye'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    The priest feeling terribly embarrassed for Fanny green said 'No man should look at her and see what I can see or may god strike you blind' , the alter boy replied 'I think i'll risk one eye'.
    ...-And boy oh boy did that Alter boy get one eye full

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I know one woman who fainted in the first pew and rather embarrassingly revealed herself as her legs fell open. 'is that Fanny green' asked the Priest. 'No' said the alter boy, it's just the light from the stained glass windows.
    Ged,have you been to confession lately?

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