“Confessions” / Memorable Fancies #3203

[“ ‘In the county of Hereford,’ says Aubrey, ‘was an old custome at funeralls to hire poor people, who were to take upon them the sinnes of the party deceased.’ ” – Hazlitt]

Tess the Water-Fetcher was fond of telling people the sins she’d taken on from the wealthy dead. Frequent gorging of rich foods was her favorite borrowed sin, as Tess seldom had even poor food to eat.

Tom the Shoe-Mender was also well-practiced at confessing the sins of others – as he had confessed the sins of his neighbors, behind their backs, for many years.

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