A Candidate -- 1836-37 -- Marriage -- Settlement at West Roxbury -- Neighbours and Studies--Choice Friends--Dr. Channing--Mr. Emerson's Discourse, 1838--Strauss --Come-Outers--Doubts about Physical and Moral Evil--Thoughts and Queries-- 1840.
But an itinerant vendor of the gospel, commonly called a candidate, is not a beautiful or heroic personage. Men hang his presageful heart on the hooks of their parochial steelyards, and narrowly scrutinize the figures. He pockets his presage, and it makes no difference in the weight.
In July Mr. Parker received an invitation to preach for four weeks at Barnstable. He started in the packet-schooner Sappho, and had his first marine experience.
Only one cabin, which was to serve as lodgment and lounging-room for the evening and night for more than twenty men and women. The ladies went down about half-past eight, for it was cold. Soon after, at nine, I descended, almost perpendicularly. They had gotten into their
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Publication information: Book title: Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker:Minister of the Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society, Boston. Volume: 1. Contributors: John Weiss - Author. Publisher: Da Capo Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1970. Page number: 89.
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