Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thee olde Parson Seccombe clears his throat

Just came across a link for the University of New Hampshire Library's Milne Angling Collection where we find this absolute gem from 1739, Business and Diversion inoffensive to God, wherein Parson Seccombe mounts the pulpit to defend angling on thee Sabbath. The Priest if a rather windy fellow, and the angling business doesn't really get going untill page 16, still, it's worth the trip into the time machine.
Money Quote:
Our diversion, if rightly used, not only fits us for, but leads us to Devotion, and the Creature brings us to Christ.

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