The Long Arc Bends Towards Breeches


Alas for churches in New England! We be all dead men, for the Transcendentalists have come! They say there is no Christ; no God; no soul; only “an absolute nothing,” and Hegel is the Holy Ghost. Our churches will be pulled down; there will be no Sabbath; our wive’s will wear the breeches, and the Transcendentalists will ride over us rough shod.   -Theodore​ Parker