Tuesday September 7th 2010

Thought for the Day

“A true man never frets
about his place in the world,
but just slides into it
by the gravitation of his nature,
and swings there as easily as a star.”

~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(1814-1880)



Edwin Hubbell Chapin*Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Born: December 29, 1814 Union Village, New York
Died: December 26, 1880 Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts

An American preacher and editor of the Christian Leader and one of the most popular speakers in America from the 1840s until his death. He was revered for his eloquent tongue and passionate pleas for tolerance and justice. Although seldom controversial in his sermons, Chapin was adamantly opposed to slavery. Despite his abhorrence of war and loss of life, he supported the Union side during the Civil War,

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