I venture to say that one of the worst obstacles in the way of our doing good among our fellow-creatures is raised by the mere assumption of the clerical
manner and the clerical
Mrs General's communication of this idea to her clerical
and commissariat connection was so warmly applauded that, but for the lady's undoubted merit, it might have appeared as though they wanted to get rid of her.
Oh," exclaimed the clerical
gentleman smiling, "there is much wit in them; besides they are read at court.
Pickwick once more retracing his steps to the lodge, and the three companions adjourning to the coffee-room, there to spend the five shillings which the clerical
gentleman had, with admirable prudence and foresight, borrowed of him for the purpose.
Irwine, with whom I desire you to be in perfect charity, far as he may be from satisfying your demands on the clerical
Tousley, Jane," said Canler, turning to the clerical
party behind him.
I hope I shall have nothing to do with clerical
disputes," said Lydgate.
Weston's coat, carefully wiped the rain from his hat, and gave the cat its supper, busily talking all the time: now thanking her clerical
friend for what he had done; now wondering how the cat had found out the warren; and now lamenting the probable consequences of such a discovery.
All oratory (though my clerical
brethren are shy of confessing it) is acting--without the scenery and the costumes.
One man was very tall and the other very short; they might even have been fantastically compared to the arrogant clock-tower of Parliament and the humbler humped shoulders of the Abbey, for the short man was in clerical
It seems that, after all his deadly menaces against the Abbot of Saint Edmund's, Athelstane's spirit of revenge, what between the natural indolent kindness of his own disposition, what through the prayers of his mother Edith, attached, like most ladies, (of the period,) to the clerical
order, had terminated in his keeping the Abbot and his monks in the dungeons of Coningsburgh for three days on a meagre diet.
Looking at him again, more strictly, I could not exactly say what it was that gave me the sense of antiquity, except the antique cut of his white clerical
necktie and the barred wrinkles across his brow.
Whosoever has observed that sedate and clerical
bird, the rook, may perhaps have noticed that when he wings his way homeward towards nightfall, in a sedate and clerical
company, two rooks will suddenly detach themselves from the rest, will retrace their flight for some distance, and will there poise and linger; conveying to mere men the fancy that it is of some occult importance to the body politic, that this artful couple should pretend to have renounced connection with it.
How can I describe the joy with which I now remembered that the precious clerical
friends on whom I could rely, were to be counted, not by ones or twos, but by tens and twenties.
There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical