It is a dark, drizzling day, and I am going to make sunshine for myself by sitting down before the old fire-place and having a cosy chat with you. Did you see Mr.
H--'s sermon, preached soon after his return from Palestine
He thinks the truth of the Bible
is proved by the fact that Jordan
is still flowing and the Mount of Olives
He says his faith was greatly strengthened by a sight of them
By the same token he ought to consider Grecian mythology proved, because Olympus
are still standing; and a sight of them ought to strengthen his faith in Jupiter
and the Muses.
What a fuss they have made about finding the name of Jonah among the inscriptions at Nineveh
Does that prove that the whale swallowed him, and that he did not “set easy” on the whale's stomach?
I can never get over wondering at the external tendency of a large class of minds.