Monday, June 8, 2009
June 8: Eloquence Wins Over Predjudice (Vol. 1, pp. 302-312)
On this day in 1772, John Woolman arrived in London to meet with that city's Quakers. He died of smallpox a few months afterward. This selection from Woolman's "Journal" shows the piety that makes his writing a bit hard to take, a common affliction of writers in this series.