a. Country Christening. b. The Sunday before Confirmation.

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a. Country Christening. b. The Sunday before Confirmation.
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A pair of naively executed caricatures of ceremonies in country churches. In plate ‘a’ a stout, bald, humpbacked parson stands before the font, with a family of grotesquely ugly yokels, inquiring – Wilt thou cause this Child to be taught &. &c. in the Vulgar Tongue ?. In plate ‘b’ giggling, ugly, cheeky boys and girls of a village confirmation class stand in a line before the stout, bottlenosed vicar. Inscribed tombstones are laid in the floor, and a complacent village congregation is in the background. Not in BM Cat.