It is not there that respectable people of any denomination can do most good; and it certainly is not there that the influence of the clergy can be most felt.
The clergy are lost there in the crowds of their parishioners.
It is impossible that your own observation can have given you much knowledge of the clergy.
She was afraid she had used some strong, some contemptuous expressions in speaking of the clergy, and that should not have been.
The manners I speak of might rather be called conduct, perhaps, the result of good principles; the effect, in short, of those doctrines which it is their duty to teach and recommend; and it will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
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Under labor law, the clergy can be required to uphold the beliefs of the religion they have chosen.