A New Christmas Bonnet

From the The London Saturday Journal (January 15th, 1842)

The Christmas Bonnet. – A city maid-of –all-work having bought a new bonnet with her “Christmas-boxes,” resolved to wear the same on her next “Sunday out,” and asked the servant next door to accompany her, as some protection in the street, who invariably doticed any newgear she chanced to wear. Accordingly, the two girls set out for St. Paul’s, where, chancing to enter the moment the choir were singing the Hallelujah chorus, the girl in the new bonnet darted out of the church, crying to her friend – “I told you how it would be – they were all crying out at me “hardly knew you! (Hallelujah!) hardly knew you! (Hallelujah!).

Published in: on December 7, 2014 at 6:00 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. 🙂 I was just listening to the Hallelujah Chorus recently and also pondering a visit to St. Paul’s. I love this anecdote. It’s silly.

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