Sometimes, as in the charming little book we wish now to introduce, unclerical
human nature occupies the foreground almost exclusively; though priestly faces will still be found gazing upon us from time to time.
I am a martyr to duty and to your odious unclerical
habit of hunting, Bute."
"Prepare yourself to meet the most unclerical
of clergymen," he said.
They claimed Ffrench was guilty of "serious charges of unclerical
conduct," (201) including alleged carnal relations with a woman, licentiousness, and profligacy during an earlier assignment in Canada.
If Tristram gave an ill example to the Clergy, if he rendered his wife and daughter unhappy, we must mistake good humour for good nature.(3) For readers like Montagu, Sterne's "errors" might have been more acceptable if he had come from a different profession, but his semi-public infidelities and unclerical
conduct finally destroyed her enjoyment of his writing.
2069-72) and whose unclerical
or all-too-clerical innuendoes horrify the King (l.