Fragment from Jubilate Agno, discovered in the course of a dig-through during +Ellen De Vries
' visit to SF; the section where Mr Smart rails against hats.
Much like God, I'm looking at you, +Robert Hamilton
and +Tim Carter
"For I prophecy that all Englishmen will wear their beards again.
For a beard is a good step to a horn.
For when men get their horns again, they will delight to go uncovered.
For it is not good to wear any thing upon the head.
For a man should put no obstacle between his head and the blessing of Almighty God.
For a hat was an abomination of the heathen. Lord have mercy upon the Quakers.
For the ceiling of the house is an obstacle and therefore we pray on the house-top.
For the head will be liable to less disorders on the recovery of its horn."