Excerpt from The Voice and Its Homes: A Sermon Preached in Behalf of the Incorporated Church Building Society, in S. Paul's Cathedral, London, on May 20, 1881; (Being the First Anniversary of the Foundation of Truro Cathedral)
When time and place are very eloquent, the preacher should take care to interpret only, not to interrupt. This week is eloquent in the ears of all English-speaking men. The New Version of the New Testament has been but three days in possession of their silence.
In our history it is a short time since Tyndale declared that there was no place in England wherein to translate the Bible, ﬂed the country that would have crushed so monstrous an under taking, and shortly after heard how eagerly his Testaments had been bought by the authorities to be burned in the Nave of, s. Paulas. Yet a short time after that, and the Government was pressing it upon all, that you use this most high benefit quietly and charitably, every of you, to the edifying of himself, his wife, and family So swift the change. So clear and rapid the perception of what a domestic power the English Bible was to exercise!
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