The students shall be indulged with nothing which the world calls play. Let this rule be observed with the strictest nicety ; for those who play when they are young, will play when they are old. History of Methodism in Tennessee - Page 280by John Berry McFerrin - 1888Full view
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Collected by the Essex Conversations Coordinating Committee - Religion - 2001 - 320 pages
...a mainline faith declared, "We prohibit play in the strongest terms. Let this rule be observed with strictest nicety. For those who play when they are young will play when they are old." It is hard to believe that any American religion could have ever been so stifling. Yet when one remembers...