Every versicle—well do we remember it—concluded with the exordium, “Damn their eyes!”
And at the end of what seemed to be a versicle of his chant he called Bluebeard.
“To-morrow shall be done away the iniquity of the earth,” is the versicle after the Office Hymn.
"I only chanted a versicle from one of the Psalms," he explained.
It consists of three texts describing the mystery, recited as versicle and response alternately with the salutation "Hail, Mary!"
And the versicle, 'Glory be to the Father,' etc., is then said.
The clergyman said the versicle, "O Lord, save the King," and the clerk made no reply.
He gives a Sunday-school feast every year, which begins with a versicle and a response.