Books: Preacher Beecher

The Man. * In 1813 there was born to the Rev. Lyman Beecher, a small contradiction, who was christened, after due consideration, Henry Ward. He was a contradiction because, although the son of a pious, even a studious clergyman, he spent his very early youth in moody or riotous behavior; his school work was invariably bad, his appearance and disposition uncouth, his only talents those of a buffoon. Later, still a contradiction, he spent his days in disseminating simultaneously the word of God and a most horrible scandal.

When he left his college education...

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