I was reading this afternoon in Earl Irvin…

I was reading this afternoon in Earl Irvin West’s volume 2 of “Search for the Ancient Order,” p. 340 (I realize book titles should be underlined or italicized, not put in quote marks, but, alas, formating options are limited here). He quotes a “Texas proverb” from T. R. Burnett, which appeared in the “Gospel Advocate” edition of February 28, 1895, and I thought Randal would appreciate. It runs thus:

“There is more joy in a printing-office over one sinner who pays in advance, and abuses the editor on every occasion, than over ninety and nine church members who take the paper and sing its praises and puff the editor, but never contribute one cent to keep him out of the poor-house.”