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Image from page 115 of “The grotesque in church art” (1899)
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Title: The grotesque in church art
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Wildridge, Thomas Tindall
Subjects: Grotesque Christian art and symbolism Church decoration and ornament
Publisher: London, W. Andrews & co.
Contributing Library: PIMS – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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ALE AND THE ALE-WIFE. 101 Ale, no more than other things, could be kept out ofchurch. A carving at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire,shews us an interview between a would-be customer on theone part and an ale-wife on the other part. There is, in alist of imaginary names in an epilogue or gagging
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LRTTICB LITTLE TRUST and a SIMPLE SIMON. WKI.I.INGBOROUGH, 14th century. summons to a miracle play, mention of one Letyce Lytyl-trust, whom surely we see above. Evidently the man isbetter known than trusted, and while a generous supply ofthe desired refreshment is on reserve in a dear old jug,some intimation has been made that cash is required ; he, likeone Simon on a similar occasion, has not a penny, and with io2 THE GROTESQUE IN CHURCH ART. one hand dipped into his empty pocket, he scratches his headwith the other. His good-natured perplexity contrasts wellwith the indifferent tradeswoman-like air of the ale-wife, whowhile she rests the jug upon a bench, does not relinquish thehandle. He is saying to himself, Nay, marry, an I wanteda cup o ale aforetime I was ever served. A thirsty morn isthis. I know not what to say to t jade; while she ismuttering, An he wipe off the chalk ahint the door even, hemight drink and welcome, sorry rogue tho he be. But nouse to cry pay when t barrel be
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