A Night-Man's Scavengings
Nothing like the deep satisfaction of a good defecation in the morning; why carry two or three pounds of shit around all day?
The atheist Edward Abbey might be compared with Thomas Markham, the uncle of Sir John Harington. Harington asks one of his uncle's companions "whether [Markham] were religious or no, and namely if he used to pray; he told me, that to his remembrance he never heard him ask any thing of God, nor thanke God for any thing; except it were once at a Jakes, he heard him say, he thanked God, he had had a good stoole." Quorum Deus est venter, eorum templum sit cloaca.