747. Massachusetts Gazette, 19 February 1788

A correspondent observes, that the other day, on hearing a notoriously obstinate anti-federalist declare, that he would not again give his vote for a clergyman to come into any publick assembly to pray, it brought to his mind the words of that celebrated poetical satyrist, M’Fingal, viz.

They scorn’d to Heaven to put their prayer,

Because they’d no acquaintance there.