American Theologian, Presbyterian Minister and Abolitionist
He who owns no nation as his deserves to be owned by none; and as such to be excommunicated from the sublunary universe. He who, in this nation, is so sordid, so ignorant, so idiotic, as to have appreciative enthusiasm in no degrees towards our own e pluribus unum, our many states in one nation; towards our own national arch, of which the magnificence, all studded with stars, has no parallel in the world; such a man deserves not the honors, nor even the protection – I had almost said, at home or abroad- of citizenship as an American.
Some of the most ignorant simpletons in civilized society get inspired to preach among them; and “shear [sic] nonsense” indeed do they deliver : while tremulous gesticulation, groaning, drawling, whining, grimace, and most unearthly tunes of vocal sing-song, are the relief, and the accompaniment, and the compensation.
The faith that only reaches to the head, will never sanctify the heart.