Religion: Broadway Pastor

How much money does a clergyman need, for reading out the gospel and mumbling the creed? He lives at home and he doesn't pay rent—if he gets a plugged nickel, he's a very lucky gent.

—Miner's Song.

The embittered author of this rhyme, like many another ignorant layman who would share his point of view, was totally at fault. The physician, after his long and arduous apprenticeship, receives high wages if he attains competence. The lawyer, the merchant, even the thief, is re- compensed for the lean years of his schooling by...

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