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  • "Ay, that’s true," said Mr. Tulliver, almost convinced now that the clergy must be the best of schoolmasters.
  • The Rev. Walter Stelling was not a man who would remain among the "inferior clergy" all his life.
  • All this, you remember, happened in those dark ages when there were no schools of design; before schoolmasters were invariably men of scrupulous integrity, and before the clergy were all men of enlarged minds and varied culture.
  • But then good society has its claret and its velvet carpets, its dinner-engagements six weeks deep, its opera and its faery ball-rooms; rides off its ennui on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,—how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
  • "Oh, my dear Tulliver," said Mr. Riley, "you’re quite under a mistake about the clergy; all the best schoolmasters are of the clergy.
  • "Oh, my dear Tulliver," said Mr. Riley, "you’re quite under a mistake about the clergy; all the best schoolmasters are of the clergy.

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  • Under labor law, the clergy can be required to uphold the beliefs of the religion they have chosen.
  • She was looking clean as clergy.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die

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