Statistics for occurrence #1 of “the Rev. Dr. Ellis” in chapter 23 of Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2:
...to men alive on all live questions.
Now we come down to our day. We have things that call themselves pulpits.
And here I want to read you my text.
It consists of an extract from an apology of the Rev. Dr. Ellis , of Charlestown, for the stupidity of the pulpit.
You observe that a clergyman never steps into an ordinary meeting and takes the platform, that one half the time he does not commence his remarks b...
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