Aug 22nd - John Kemble
It is strange how the bitterest of enemies can come together for moments of respite. We can think of the famous story of the Christmas Day truce of WWI.
John was ordained on he Continent and after returning, worked relatively unmolested for over 50 years in Anglican England. He was eventually arrested as part of the Titus Oates plot witch hunt and when that did not stick was finally convited of being a priest at 80 years of age.
Apparently he sat for a while with the under-sheriff, sharing a final drink and a final smoke of a pipe before heading to his execution giving rise to the terms "Kemble cup" and "Kemble pipe", meaning a final drink or smoke before a long parting.
As for me, far be it from me to sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you and to teach you the good and right way. But you must fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart, for you have seen the great things the LORD has done among you. If instead you continue to do evil, both you and your king shall be swept away.
-- 1 Samuel 12:23–25
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