Shut up John

I was browsing Marcus Loane’s book ‘Mark These Men’ which provides 25 very short biographies of men who influenced the Anglican Diocese of Sydney in the 20th century. I’ve had a bit of a chuckle over these lines about Richard Bradley Robinson. Loane wrote:

Robinson “served as a curate in the parish of Botany under the Rev. J. W. Upjohn from 1912 to 1915. He once read the Second Lesson in church from the passage which contains the words: ‘But Herod…added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison’ (Lk. 3:20). The Rector was highly displeased; he thought there was provocative emphasis on the words ‘up John’.

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