I am impelled, I repeat, to depart from my custom of refusing to endorse semi-medical publications intended for the lay-reader.
Could he introduce it, with modifications, when he next wrote a letter to his brother, the lay-reader?
For years he acted as lay-reader at one or other of those churches, travelling some distance in all weathers to do so.
While they are sitting there a lay-reader expounds to them the elements of Christian teaching.
His parents, who were dead, had been in trade; his sisters had married commercial travellers; his brother was a lay-reader.