Ogg's--chatted amusingly over his port-wine, did a little amateur farming, and had certainly been an excellent husband and father; at church, when he went there, he sat under the handsomest of mural monuments
erected to the memory of his wife.
Even if any brain in Raveloe had put the said two facts together, I doubt whether a combination so injurious to the prescriptive respectability of a family with a mural monument
and venerable tankards, would not have been suppressed as of unsound tendency.
The purchasers of stained glass windows remained in fact much the same people--the land-owning aristocracy, affluent clergy and the like--that a few years earlier would have purchased mural monuments
, either from a local mason or from a London statuary, according to taste or pocket.