For I would have you know, Sir Errant, that in these little villages everything is talked about and everything is carped at, and rest assured, as I am, that the priest must be over and above good who forces his parishioners to speak well of him, especially in villages.
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By November Piedmont had evidently tired of my carping and unrelenting bitching about conditions at the school.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
"Ma chere, I serve a man who multiplied the loaves and fishes"—he smiled, nodding at the pool, where the swirls of the carps’ feeding were still subsiding—"who healed the sick and raised the dead.