The hero of this hazardous exploration through Hell is Hiprah Hunt, a lecturer, reformer, ex preacher, poet and president of a Dante Club Hiprah Hunt has no tolerance for the modern philosophy that denies the existence of Hell As a preacher he was what men of the present day call a back number Despite higher criticism he continually and earnestly advocates the justice of future punishment, and for this reason is known in the town where he lives as Hell fire Hunt Not unlikely his belief in a Demon haunted Hell ruled over by a personal Devil is in part due to atavism, for Mr Hunt is a descendant of the illustrious Hunts who lent their aid to the extermination of witches in that part of New England where witchcraft once flourished As President of a Dante Club he collected many books on the subject of future retribution Among them some 80 volumes he chiefly prizes Dante s Inferno Whenever he is given an opportunity he will deliver a lecture on Dante and his work In short, Hell books have so thoroughly absorbed his mind that he becomes convinced that the under world is as much a reality as the upper one As a result of continual thinking on one subject, and that subject a hot one, it was frequently hinted that Mr Hunt s brains were shrivelling up Whether that is true or not, he became imbued with the idea that he must find the Infernal Regions and prove to the world that the place is not a myth. Read Through Hell: A Fully Illustrated Parody of Dante's Inferno – heartforum.co.uk
This is Arthur Young 11 September 1741 12 April 1820 was an English writer on agriculture, economics, social statistics, and campaigner for the rights of agricultural workers.More than authors with this name.
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