with much pleasure your Tom Brown's School Days, and recently your Manliness of Christ.
My attention was arrested by what you said in the eighth chapter of the last-nd love of truth which have marked Tom Brown's School Days and the Manliness of Christ will not withhold the truth, and willingly offend the innocent.
It seems strtroduce such a man's character and behaviour into your book on the Manliness of Christ, or that Christian readers, familiar with the facts of his imprisonment and death, feel offended in seeing him brought into comparison with Christ!
The very copy of the Bible, owned and used by him in jail here, lies before me. Its passages touath.
I cannot imagine that any man will use Guiteau's death as the analogue of Christ's; no more should John Brown's be so used.
But truth and brotherly kindness day read, in the early part of Chapter VIII, of a book styled the Manliness of Christ, by Thomas Hughes, Q. C.—New York: American Book Exchange.
all his powers to rouse the baser passions of his fellowmen, and add fresh fagots to the already blazing pyre of national prosperity; when even some misguided members of the Christian Ministry forgot the gentle teachings of the Prince of Peace, the meek and lowly Jesus, filled the pulpit with the hoarse cries of the hustings, and profaned the surplice to the purposes of mere political intrigue; at such a time, consider how the surgeons of both armies were employed.
They, verily, were doing Christ's work, and in no unworthy way. Think of their weary watches through the lonely nights, and their long days of never ceasing toil while following a vanquished or victorious army through the dreary marches of a four years campaign!
See them at the earliest dawn, before the reveille has roused the soldier from his troubled sleep, rising at the first sick call!
Watch them on their rounds through the hospital tents, bearing a gentle hand for this wound and a soothing word for that distress!