blasphemed in an alehouse on the Lord
's day” --seated by this philosopher is “the Scotchman who is giving lectures on the pronunciation of the English
The worst of it is, that all this tall talk and self-glorification meets with hardly any rebuke from sane criticism over there.
I will mention, in regard to this, a thing which struck me a good deal.
A Scotchman who has made a great fortune at Pittsburg
, a kind friend of mine, one of the most hospitable and generous of men, Mr. Andrew Carnegie
, published a year or two ago a book called “Triumphant Democracy
,” a most splendid picture of American progress.
The book is full of valuable information, but religious people thought that it insisted too much on mere material progress, and did not enough set forth America
's deficiencies and dangers.
And a friendly clergyman in Massachusetts
, telling me how he regretted this, and how apt the Americans
are to shut their eyes to their own dangers, put into my hands a volume written by a leading minister among the Congregationalists, a very prominent man, which he said supplied a good antidote to my friend Mr. Carnegie
The volume is entitled “Our country.”
I read it through.
The author finds in evangelical