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It would be ourious to know what myatio meaning our forefathers attaohed to so simple an aotaßthatof oombiogthe hair. Yet we learn from old oburoh history that the hair of the priest or b/shop was thus combed several times during divfne service by one of the inferior clergy. The comb ia mentioned as one of the essentials for nee during a high mass when sung by a bishop, and both m English and foreign cathedrals they wers reckoned among the costly possessions of the Ohurob. dome yare made of ivory, some were carved, others gouamod with precious stones. Among the eorabß eßpeoially kuowu to history are those of St Neot, St Duuetan, and JJaJapbjae. That of St Thomas, the martyr of Canterbury, is still to be seen m tho i Church of St Bepulohre, at The t ford, aqd tbit of St GuibJwt ii Puibtm .Cat^edrfll.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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