Definition: clergyman attached to a chapel
Definition: clergyman attached to a chapel
Sentences Containing 'chaplain'
`Williams,'to whom it was written, lay in our jail and professed to have been converted, and Rev. Mr., the chaplain, had great faith in the genuineness of the change as much as one can have in any such case.
The letter was sent to one of our ladies, who is a Sunday school teacher, sent either by Williams himself, or the chaplain of the State's prison, probably.
He had not visited the penitentiary, but he had sent a copy of the illustrious letter to the chaplain of that institution, and accompanied it with apparently inquiries.
It is pretty well loaded with internal evidence of the most solid description STATE'S PRISON, CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE, July 11, 1873.
``The chaplain of the chateau came to me yesterday to beg for leave of absence, in order to take a trip to Hyeres for a week.
Well, my friend, fortune is inconstant, as the chaplain of the regiment said.
It would be indecent, no doubt, to compare either a curate or a chaplain with a journeyman in any common trade.
The pay of a curate or chaplain, however, may very properly be considered as of the same nature with the wages of a journeyman.
The chaplain did so, and the governor assured him that the man was still mad, and that though he often spoke like a highly intelligent person, he would in the end break out into nonsense that in quantity and quality counterbalanced all the sensible things he had said before, as might be easily tested by talking to him.
The chaplain resolved to try the experiment, and obtaining access to the madman conversed with him for an hour or more, during the whole of which time he never uttered a word that was incoherent or absurd, but, on the contrary, spoke so rationally that the chaplain was compelled to believe him to be sane.
In short, he spoke in such a way that he cast suspicion on the governor, and made his relations appear covetous and heartless, and himself so rational that the chaplain determined to take him away with him that the Archbishop might see him, and ascertain for himself the truth of the matter.
Yielding to this conviction, the worthy chaplain begged the governor to have the clothes in which the licentiate had entered the house given to him.
The governor again bade him beware of what he was doing, as the licentiate was beyond a doubt still mad; but all his cautions and warnings were unavailing to dissuade the chaplain from taking him away.
He, as soon as he saw himself clothed like one in his senses, and divested of the appearance of a madman, entreated the chaplain to permit him in charity to go and take leave of his comrades the madmen.
The chaplain said he would go with him to see what madmen there were in the house; so they went upstairs, and with them some of those who were present.
And so I will stay where I am, as the chaplain does not take me away; and if Jupiter, as the barber has told us, will not send rain, here am I, and I will rain when I please.
The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
But the side ladder was not the only strange feature of the place, borrowed from the chaplain's former sea-farings.
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