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The Madness of Vermont’s Ezra Smith

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To this day nobody really knows what happened in August of 1877 to Deacon Ezra Smith of Vergennes, Vermont. Was he engulfed by madness? Was he always secretly evil? Or was he an innocent man who chose the worst possible ...

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Trinity Church, a Parish Priest’s Dream

Boston's Trinity Church owes its magnificent appearance to the Episcopal priest who wrote the lyrics to the Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem -- and, of course, to architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was descended from the Rev. ...

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