The Press: Reproduction Forbidden

Charles M. Miller, of Vicksburg, Miss., has copyrighted The Lord's Prayer. Ordinarily a man copyrights what he has written or what he buys from another man who has written it. Charles W. Miller did neither. He took The Lord's Prayer as reported by St. Matthew, broke it up into phrases and, following each, placed a Biblical text culled from other Scriptural writers, and published it on the editorial page of Editor and Publisher. Not a word of his copyrighted work is he the author of except "(Mat. VI:9"), "(I Cor. XII:13)," etc. What he...

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