Rev. Thomas Mozley, Reminiscences, Chiefly of Towns, Villages and Schools, vol. I, Londres, Longmans Green, 1885, p. 36.
The chasuble is a close-fitting vestment, leaving the arms free, and designed appartently to save the ampler formation of the surplice from embarrassing the celebrant. Convenient as it is, and rather ungraceful, it is made the most of by a full-sized cross embroidered on the back .I cannot help asking my readers what creature wears a chasuble. Some will answer at once. Some would not for a hundred years. Look into any brook flowing over gravel, and you may see a little bit of straw, or wood, rolling over the pebbles, and coming to a short rest now and then.
Fix your eyes on it, and you will see tiny legs-before and behind. This is the caddis-worm, that envelops itself with a jacket of straw, or of sand glued together, to protect its very frail structure from the points and edges upon which its lot it cast. The root of caddis and chasuble is the same. Anglers know the creature well, for it is a favourite bait; but few of them cane ver have invested it with ritualistic associations.
« I suppose », said the Archbishop, « all this would make a disturbance if done in a parish church’. I wil not say that he added, « People wil do what they please in their own houses, « because it is what I have often said myself. The truth is, an Englishman’s house is his temple as well as his castle, and he reigns in it like the King of Salem, receiving hommage from patriarchs and hierarchies.