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  • They are simply the Romish army for the earthly sovereignty of the world in the future, with the Pontiff of Rome for Emperor …. that’s their ideal, but there’s no sort of mystery or lofty melancholy about it….

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  • The lot o’ them been lording the big secret over folk for half a year, smug as pontiffs."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • People aren’t ordinarily carried in chairs in New Hampshire, and as they raised him up he looked very strange to me, like some tragic and exalted personage, a stricken pontiff.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace

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