Of the Rev. Zachary Boyd’s pulpit utterances many
stories are told, of which the following may be taken as a fair sample:—
Finding that several of his hearers left the church after the forenoon
service, in order to escape further infliction, the preacher made use of
this expression in his afternoon prayer.
"Now, Lord, thou sees that many people do go away from
hearing the Word, but had we told them stories of Robin Hood or David
Lindsay, they had stayed: and yet none of these