To this Editor. Sir, —Thinking, as I finished reading the cri'ique on “ Pastor Chiniquy’s conversion ” in this morning’s “ Mail,” that I scarcely understood the writer’s aim, I read it a second time ; and as I put down the paper after my task was over, it occurred to my mind that I once met with a story of this kind ;—As an out door preacher was on one occasion giving a gospel address, an iconoclast disturbed the audience by saying—“ He tells lies ” —“He is be-fooling you”—“He don’t know what he talks about ” —&c. At length the preacher turned to hinT%Tid said—“ Now let the folks alone and attend to me. Suppose I had a pot of honey into which I put my finger, and having tasted the honey I said ‘ It’s very sweet!’ Then I handed it round to the congregation for them to taste, and they all said— ‘ Yes it’s very sweet!’—But you came up and said— ‘ No, it's not sweet—he’s just deceiving you, ‘He knows it’s not sweet.” ‘Now what would that prove V Why it would prove you had not had your finger in the pot. ” —Yours, &0., Reader. Ashburton, 17th Fob., 1880.
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.
Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.
These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.
Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.
Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.
Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.
Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.
Print, save, zoom in and more.
If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.
The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.