My new devotion to the Muse means that I am spending less and less time reading blogs. But yesterday I was perusing some briefly and I found this gem on the Canterbury Tales
blog. Can anyone confirm the source of this anecdote
Reminds me of a story I heard about Hilaire Belloc. He was visiting New York and attending High Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral. During the Canon he remained standing, as was the custom on the Continent. An usher came up and said to him, "We kneel here, sir." Belloc, holding his missal, turned to the usher and said calmly, "Go to hell." The surpised usher replied, "I'm sorry! I didn't know you were a Catholic!"