Born: October 6, 1819, Lambeth, England.
Died: June 17, 1904, Canterbury, England.
Buried: Harbledown church yard (near Canterbury), Kent, England.
Dr. Longhurst used to relate the following anecdote concerning himself and one of the Cathedral vergers:—"Some years ago, a certain Canon of the Cathedral sent one of the vergers to me while I was playing the opening voluntary, with a message to inform me that, as there was only one Minor Canon present that (Sunday) morning, he (the Canon) would chant the Litany." "And," said the verger, "would you give him the note?" "Certainly," I replied. To my surprise the verger still lingered on the steps. "All right, A—," I said. He still remained stationary, and at length made the innocent i… Go to person page >