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Short Charity Sermon

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The Dean once preached a charity sermon in St. Patrick's Cathedral,
Dublin, the length of which disgusted many of his auditors; which,
coming to his knowledge, and it falling to his lot soon after to preach
another sermon of the like kind in the same place, he took special care
to avoid falling into the former error. His text was, He that hath pity
upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he hath given will
he pay him again. The Dean, after repeating his text in a more than
commonly emphatical tone, added, Now, my beloved brethren, you hear the
terms of this loan; if you like the security, down with your dust. The
quaintness and brevity of the sermon produced a very large contribution.





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