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- Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition,Chapter 9 -- The Leech (81% in)
erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
- At all events, if it involved any secret information in regard to old Roger Chillingworth, it was in a tongue unknown to the erudite clergyman, and did but increase the bewilderment of his mind.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (86% in)
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