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Apology of 1893

Extract from Quarry Parish Magazine, October 1893

Reverend Sir, Sept 29th, 1893

I wish to apologize publicly to you and to the people who were standing by, when I used obscene language to you in the street last Saturday. The only explanation of my behaviour is that I did not know what I was doing, because I had drunk too much: for this too I am very sorry.

The Vicar has received the above very gladly, and the people concerned will understand it, and be glad for him.

The Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry from 1891 to 1916 was Charles Francis Harding Johnson (1842–1924), a scholar of some renown who had formerly been Archdeacon of Bombay.









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