Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Subject Of Lecture : Hell


It would be an exaggeration to claim that life since my finger-straightening operation had been "hell", but life when you can't use your computer because of a ridiculous finger-splint has certainly not been heavenly. I return to hospital on Thursday for a new splint, and hopefully after that I will be able to leave it off for longer periods of time. Soon I should be able to pound the keyboard again and be able to reply personally to all your good will messages. Until then, let me leave you with a short announcement that I found in the Bradford Observer of the 7th October 1875 (I have been amusing myself during my inactivity by reading old newspapers). What I love about this announcement is not what it tells us, but what it doesn't. What was in the letter? And how did it connect up with the subject of his lecture on Sunday. Perhaps we shall never know.

8 comments:

  1. Hell hath no fury like a preacher denied a public forum? Here on this side of the Pond there are preachers who would scream "Persecution!" if their letter were to be rejected due to editorial policy. Let 'em scream.

    And here's to a speedier recovery on the finger!

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  2. And how dare they be a public forum and repress a letter of interest to the public! The public need show up to catch Mr. Knapton's opinion, as well as hell.

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  3. Glad you're on the mend!

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  4. I think it is a speech of "be ye forewarned" and yet they may talk for three hours about it when one hour would have sufficed. Keep your finger safe.

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  5. I wonder if there is any record of how many people attended the lecture?

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  6. Hell he said, must of been a controversy of some kind as the Newspaper wouldn't print his letter. I love old newspapers too. Mend and rest that hand:)

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  7. Sorry to hear you are still not able to use the computer very well yet.

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  8. I imagine that lecture (sermon?) would have been purgatory to listen to.

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