Poking Fun at Theodore Parker

May 26, 1858

“Dear Mr. Parker:  I was so interrupted by company to a late hour last night, that I have found it impossible to look over your manuscript, though I tried to do  my best.  You say it is written so plain that he who runs may read it –‘if he can’.  I can say, on an examination of it, that its chirography is such as to furnish a very strong inducement for any man to run who attempts to read it! ..”    1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI