And with wacky words – The Flintshire Observer, 1 May, 1857:
Angry woman“IN DYING, HE REMEMBERED HIS FRIENDS.”- Dr. William Dunlop, of Western Canada, left behind him an eccentric will. His silver tankard he bequeathed “to the eldest son of old John.” He “would have left it to old John himself, but he would have melted it down to make Temperance medals, and that would have been sacrilege.”
To Parson C——-, the henpecked husband of his sister Maggy, he left “the snuff-box he got from the Simcoe Militia, as a small token of his gratitude — he taking a sister that no man of taste would have taken.”
To his sister J——–, an unmarriageable old maid, he bequeathed the Family Bible. “When she learns as much of the spirit,” said he, “as she does of the letter, she will be (as she should be) a much better Christian than she is.
To John C.’s lot fell a silver teapot, that he may drink therefrom to comfort him under the affliction of a slatternly wife.