Posted by: MTR | January 18, 2010

This book is worth all the books that ever were printed

Toward the end of his life, he reportedly read his Bible for hours at a time. He once said to a neighbor:

“This book is worth all the books that ever were printed, and it has been my misfortune that I never found time to read it with the proper attention and feeling till lately. I trust in the mercy of heaven that it is not too late.”

William Wirt, Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (Philadelphia: James Webster, 1818), p. 402; see also George Morgan, Patrick Henry (Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1929), p. 403

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