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Thomas Hooker

Thomas Hooker, The Soul's Preparation (1632)

Thomas Hooker in The Soul's Preparation (1632) wrote: "I have sometimes admired (wondered) at this: why a company of gentlemen, yeomen, poor women, that are scarcely able to know their ABC's yet have a minister to speak Latine, Greeke, and Hebrew and use the Fathers, when it is certain they know nothing at all. The reason is, because all this stings not; they may sit and sleepe in their sinnes, and goe to hell hoodwinckt, never awakened."