ISBN: 1171539835 / ISBN-13: 9781171539834
Curling in Canada and the United States; A Record of the Tour of the Scottish Team, 1902-3, and of the Game in the Dominion and the Republic
by John Kerr
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...this great wonder of the world they would give offence to any one. He also had to defend himself, as the denouncing doctor had singled him out for special condemnation. His first thought was to observe Solomon's maxim, "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be like unto him"; but he remembered that in the same breath the wise king had said, "Answer a fool in his own folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit." He was informed that the Rev. Doctor was a sort of freelance, whose volcanic pulpit eruptions sometimes startled the city; that he had attacked the Governor-General, Lord Minto, in something of the same way for something of the same kind; so the Captain of the Scottish Sabbathbreaking team sent this letter to the Globe, for the benefit of the Doctor and all whom it might concern: --To the Editor of the Globe. Sir--I see in your issue of to-day that the Rev. Dr. Milligan, of St. Andrew's Church, Jarvis Street, has been making some severe strictures from his pulpit on the visiting of Niagara Falls by the Scottish team of curlers on Sunday. He says the members of the team ought to be ashamed of themselves, and if there was a minister among them the matter was still worse. In the absence of members of the team from the city, I write on their behalf to say that I am sure no one had any idea that they would offend Dr. Milligan or anybody else, by taking the opportunity that was offered them of visiting one of the most wonderful and awe-inspiring works of the great Creator, whose majesty and glory are revealed in Natiue as well as in revelation, sometimes more attractively than in some of our churches, where "new presbyter is but old priest writ large." Since we came to Canada our team has regularly attended church, ...