Clergymen And Fruit

“Ministers of religion have always been attached to their orchards. Ever since the Serpent induced Eve to eat of a particular apple and Eve tempted Adam to do the same, the livelihood of the clergy has depended upon a proper appreciation of fruit.”

Hesketh Pearson, in his potted biography of the Reverend Samuel Ogden, “Boswell’s Bedside Author”, in Extraordinary People (1965)

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