30 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 2

The Registrar-General's weekly return contains an odd notice of the

death of a child from seeing a clergyman in his surplice. The case had been noticed before, and one journal hinted maliciously that the unlucky clergyman must be a very ugly fellow. We fear, however, that the death was a more natural one, and that the truth on inquiry would be found to be this. The child, who was four years old, had been told by some one that she must be quiet, that if she were not quiet a Bogey in a white sheet would put her in a sack, and naturally she took the clergyman for that bogey. There is not a commoner crime in nurseries than this, or one which better deserves sharp punishment.