Monday, November 16, 2020


A Gain

John Henry Newman, "Sermon XXIV. The Religion of the Day," Parochial Sermons, Vol. I (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1843), pp. 180-189 (at 187):
Here I will not shrink from uttering my firm conviction that it would be a gain to this country, were it vastly more superstitious, more bigoted, more gloomy, more fierce in its religion, than at present it shows itself to be.

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