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As he sat in the study of his own house, hard at work on a sermon, he would become ner- vous and begin to walk up and down the room.
My Aunt Jane used to say that people needed a sermon on that place once in a while," retorted Peter seriously.
And he picked up his sermon notes, tore straight through the sheets, and cast them from him, so that on one side of his chair lay "But woe unto you," and on the other, "scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites
Then flinging the already written pages of the Election Sermon into the fire, he forthwith began another, which he wrote with such an impulsive flow of thought and emotion, that he fancied himself inspired; and only wondered that Heaven should see fit to transmit the grand and solemn music of its oracles through so foul an organ pipe as he.
By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
We joined them, and the conversation soon turned on the sermon we had just heard, the subject of which was 'selfishness.
The sermon over, the procurator's wife advanced toward the holy font.
Irwine didn't go into those things--he preached short moral sermons, and that was all.
She and Miss Bartlett are full of the praises of your sermon.
rector of Trinity Church, Boston, to preach the Commencement sermon.
And yet, upon his return, he talked to my aunt about the sermon with a degree of modest, serious discrimination that tempted me to believe he had really attended to and profited by the discourse.
Grant is most kind and obliging to me, and though he is really a gentleman, and, I dare say, a good scholar and clever, and often preaches good sermons, and is very respectable, I see him to be an indolent, selfish bon vivant, who must have his palate consulted in everything; who will not stir a finger for the convenience of any one; and who, moreover, if the cook makes a blunder, is out of humour with his excellent wife.