In Grasmere the school was, after the Reformation, left in general to the parish clerk.
The case was, whether a parish clerk had a right to charge 2s.
At Shotwick is a pulpit of the kind called a 'three-decker', with a square box-pew beneath it for the parish clerk.
He did not like this; it reminded him of the parish clerk's school.
"It is only the pit a-creeping," said the parish clerk, by way of encouragement to the people to remain.
We fancy that parish clerk must have a good many sympathisers in the pulpit.
At Waltham the parish clerk served the parish for the most as the vicar seldom came there.
Sometimes the parish clerk had a share in the work; one of these presented.
The parish clerk and registrar even came at last to feel a sort of friendship for Gilliatt.
"I've been sexton and parish clerk two-and-thirty years, sir," he said.