TalkativeSince I'm wasting some time and I'd planned on posting this, I'll do it now. I'm reading Pilgrim's Progess and I liked this excerpt. Apologies for the old English.
A conversation has just taken place between three men. Says Christian to Faithful, who has just rebuked Talkative as one "whose religion lies in talk":
You did well, to talk so plainly to him as you did; there is but little of this faithful dealing with men nowadays, and that makes religion to stink so in the nostrils of so many, as it doth; for they are these talkative fools whose religion is only in word, and are debauched and vain in their conversation, that (being so much admitted into the fellowship of the godly) do puzzle the world, blemish Christianity, and grieve the sincere. I wish that all men would deal with such as you have done: then should they either be made more conformable to religion, or the company of saints would be too hot for them.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 10/04/2004 03:28:00 am || ||