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Thoughts for Saints' Day. Short Readings, Arranged for the Festivals of the Church's Year

Author: J. S. Howson
Publisher: Elliot Stock
Publish Date: 1886

The Christian church has sustained an exceeding great loss in the death of Dean Howson. Above all men, he had a clear eye for the instructive details of Holy Writ; and besides this, he was a safe and gracious guide. This is a precious book, which none can read without great profit. But how odd it seems to us for an enlightened man to write, "Not to observe saints' days at all is clearly a palpable neglect of a duty and a palpable loss of a great privilege"! What nonsense! We can hardly help laughing; and it is a fact, we did laugh when we read, "Saint Matthew the Publican." It is droll to meet with such a combination; and yet we personally know Saint Henry-the butcher.