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- I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (67% in)
clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
- But I may as well say—en passant, as the French remark—that I myself—that is to say, Jack Bunger, late of the reverend clergy—am a strict total abstinence man; I never drink—Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (29% in)
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