Proverbs From Plymouth Pulpit by Henry Ward BeecherIf you know some history about Mr. Beecher youll probably be able to enjoy some of the sections and proverbs more than if you dont know anything about him, but its certainly not required.
Having read a biography about him, I would smirk anytime I noticed his big ego weighing down the page, or when he would take the occasional dig at Calvinism (which is probably more about rebelling against his father than anything else).
Some proverbs are little quips, but mostly theyre quote worthy lines that will get you thinking.
The sections that seemed to be most distant from his own experience-where it was mostly his ego, the all-knowing Beecher-were the sections that I found least interesting. The parts that are more related to his own life experience, for instance with Religion, thats where this books honesty and insight shines, and is where I subsequently noticed myself highlighting a lot more.
I also stumbled upon the line from Good Will Hunting (first proverb in the Liberty section), which oddly is a tiny bit different than what was used in the movie. It might just be the version of the book I was using though, as I snagged this one from Googles eBook public domain project: Google scans in the physical pages of books and their software converts them to text, so of course there are a few errors; nothing major though, it seems that only a few proverbs were slightly damaged.
Proverbs From Plymouth Pulpit
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There are multitudes of persons whose idea of liberty is the right to do what they please, instead of the right of doing that which is lawful and best.
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Henry Ward Beecher June 24, — March 8, was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery , his emphasis on God's love, and his adultery trial see below. Henry Ward Beecher was the son of Lyman Beecher , a Calvinist minister who became one of the best-known evangelists of his era. Several of his brothers and sisters became well-known educators and activists, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe , who achieved worldwide fame with her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. He soon acquired fame on the lecture circuit for his novel oratorical style in which he employed humor, dialect, and slang. Over the course of his ministry, he developed a theology emphasizing God's love above all else. He also grew interested in social reform, particularly the abolitionist movement.