He was standing, hat in hand, at the entrance to the conservatory, dressed in black, and wearing a white cravat, but with a studious avoidance of anything specially clerical
in the make and form of his clothes.
In his clerical
dress there was indeed something in him to suggest the tar-barrel; and though on principle he gave five hundred lines to any boy on whose lips he overheard his nickname, at dinner-parties in the precincts he often made little jokes about it.
Mrs General was the daughter of a clerical
dignitary in a cathedral town, where she had led the fashion until she was as near forty- five as a single lady can be.
This is no locus docendi, it is true," began the clerical
gentleman; "yet I beg you earnestly to let us profit by your learning.
The passions he treats of in priests are, indeed, strictly clerical
, most often their ambitions--not the errant humours of the mere man in the priest, but movements of spirit properly incidental to the clerical
No one having previously heard his history, could for the first time behold Father Mapple without the utmost interest, because there were certain engrafted clerical
peculiarities about him, imputable to that adventurous maritime life he had led.
Well, if I knew as little of life as that, I'd eat my hat and swallow the buckle whole,' said the clerical
It is more needful that I should have a fibre of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers--more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent and in other respects is not an Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical
graces that was ever conceived by an able novelist.
But who is the clerical
appearing gentleman with him?
Now a point which I have much at heart to secure is a new regulation as to clerical
attendance at the old infirmary.
We've just had up a story about " Durbeyfield began, and thereupon related in detail to his wife a discussion which had arisen at the inn about the clergy, originated by the fact of his daughter having married into a clerical
Therefore, he attached himself more closely than ever to the clerical