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The Fatal Sermon

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The Baltimore Weekly Sun

Baltimore, Maryland

July 23, 1871

A clergyman who was recently discoursing  upon the alarming increase of intemperance astonished his audience by exclaiming, "A young man in my neighborhood died very suddenly last Sunday while I was preaching in a beastly state of intoxication!"

Moral - clergymen should study grammar.

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