Saturday, July 24, 2010
PLINY ALLEN (1802-1884)
The following quote is from Rev. Otis Cole of the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Spencer, Massachusetts, and is cited in Henry M. Tower's "Sketches of Spencer History."
'The lusty shouting of the louder-voiced men and women were not less valuable. The gentle tone of Sister Sarah Allen was only the fair complement of Brother Pliny Allen's stentorian voicing of what stirred in his great nature. I recall him as kneeling humbly in his mill pond as her received Christian baptism; his pastor plunging him forward under the sunlit water, his heart, his home, his all, and offering to God."