Thursday, February 18, 2010

26Jun1870, The Doubtfullest Legends

LONDON, June 26th, 1870.
—At 7 we went to a most striking service at S. Mary's, Crown Street, Soho : congregation of really poor, crowded ; splendid hearty hymns sung most fervently and intelligently ; the rough people outside coming to the open door to listen ; procession with singing, cross and banners. Nothing to go against one, except the crowned Virgin with the moon under her feet on one banner, and a preposterous sermon by a very young man who told the doubtfullest legends as if they were Gospel.

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