The Fountain — Broad Sanctuary

Gustave Doré (1832-83)


Source: London, p. 100

“ Coming from the Abbey, in a shower, and making for St. James's Park for a cigar, we were amused one morning with a general scamper under the florid drinking fountain: a bit of modern Christianity—pure as the fountain, at which the foot-sore wanderer is bidden to slake his thirst.

The stolidity of the policeman in the storm was excellent.” (100).

Jerrold is here punning on the idea of the Broad Church.

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