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American National Preacher

American National Preacher—sermon from Louisiana praises Crystal palace, relig and arts compatible. one who is by nature gifted with perception of congruity, fitness symmetry beauty and sublimity in art and in nature can’t be a consistent Atheist, can’t think with pleasure of the universe without a god any more than can regard a human statue with a serpent’s head or without a head as a finished piece of sculpture, can no more be satisfied with his own neglect of relig than admire a piece of lscape ptg from which some main elements of the beaut were omitted, or monstrous or incongruous things intro’d (Nov 1851, RH Seeley