Reconciling The Fathers
A Dean of Gloucester having some merry divines at dinner with him one
day, amongst other discourses they were talking of reconciling the
Fathers on some points; he told them he could show them the best way
in the world to reconcile them on all points of difference; so, after
dinner, he carried them into his study, and showed them all the Fathers,
classically ordered, with a quart of sack betwixt each of them.
DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
Sir James once asked Dr. Parr to join him in a drive in his gig. The
him; always soothe your horse, Jemmy. You'll do better without me. Let
Doctor, "touch him up. Never let a horse get the better of you. Touch
him up, conquer him, do not spare him. And now I'll leave you to manage