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The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday

Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

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Author: Henry M. Brooks
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,963 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: AN
Downloads: 676
Added to site: 2006.01.10
mnybks.net#: 12079
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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y attended publick worship on the Lord's day with all his family: On the Sunday evening he always catechised his children and servants on the principles of religion, and what they heard the minister deliver from the pulpit. He had a negro man who never could remember a note of the sermon, though otherwise smart. At last his master peremptorily told him he would on Monday morning tie him up and flog him. Next Sunday evening, when interrogated, he had forgotten all: On Monday morning his master executes his threat so far, as to tie him up. The fellow then cried out, O master spare me, for I remember something the minister said. What is it? said the master. The fellow replied, "_This much may suffice at this time._" His master was so pleased with his wit that he forgave him.

Salem Mercury, August 12.

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From the Rev. Dr. Bentley's notes, edited by Stanle

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