What Privilege is or is not no one cares,
The casuists all by Party zeal are led.
But oh! their dreary bout of splitting hairs,
Gives me a splitting head!
Very "Extraordinary Tithes."
A Contemporary records a not clearly intelligible case of
" Seizure for Tithes.—Three ricks of hay at Shinield, Berks, belong-
ing to the Rev. Bernard Body, clergyman of the Church of England, were
distrained upon yesterday by the Dean and Chapter of Hereford, for £50,
tithes and expenses."
According to a popular Scottish proverb, " hawks winna' pick oot
hawks' een." This adage is evidently at fault if there is no mistake
in the statement that a Dean and Chapter of the Established Church
distrained for tithes upon produce belonging to a clergyman of their
own cloth. And the matter is less excusable as it cannot be said
that it hurts no Body.