Quotation by Amelia E. Barr

I understand that only the rich can be members of Dr. C---'s church. The Lord Christ, also, is therefore ineligible. I will remain outside with Him.
Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 20 (1913).

Said in the early 1870s to a New York City church officer, on being refused permission to join his church. At the time, Barr was a financially strained widow and struggling writer with three dependent daughters.
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