Sermons, 1902-1904

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circa 1902-1904


This sermon is about the need of spiritual and mental nourishment. Suggestions for this include daily (morning) prayer and/or the contemplation and appreciation of something good, beautiful, or true in the the world around us. He also discusses the face (as well as the body) being the mirror of the soul, and uses portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry VIII to illustrate this. Note that while the usual 'Scripture' and 'Text' headings appear, both are blank.

While this manuscript has no date, the paper used is consistent with other dated sermons from Earl Davis' time as a student at Harvard Divinity School.

The primary downloadable document contains the original document followed by the transcription. The bottom of each item page also features the primary document as an embedded pdf for browsing.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy

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Some Helps by the Way



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