Joseph Merrick Quote
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Merrick
Born: August 5, 1862
Died: April 11, 1890 (aged 27)
Bio: Joseph Carey Merrick, sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital. Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life.