A Serious Publication
Religious Authority, Astronomy, Geology
Notes the publication of Granny's Chapters on Scriptural Subjects. Emphasises the novelty of having a 'biblical commentator to come out avowedly in the character of an old woman' and hopes the author 'will be found to have so acquitted herself therein, especially by her manner of dealing, for example, with astronomy and geology in relation to a portion of her subject-matter, as to delight Convocation, astonish Colenso, and make philosophers see that they must not pretend to instruct their Grandmother in a method of eating eggs'.
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