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Well, Your Reverence, I'm not for takin' any measures again' the young woman.
Of course that taint, that reverence for rank and title, had been in our American blood, too -- I know that; but when I left America it had disap- peared -- at least to all intents and purposes.
His face was grander than any sculptor had ever wrought in marble; none could behold him without awe and reverence.
Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
The causes of superstition are: pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies; excess of outward and pharisaical holiness; overgreat reverence of traditions, which cannot but load the church; the stratagems of prelates, for their own ambition and lucre; the favoring too much of good intentions, which openeth the gate to conceits and novelties; the taking an aim at divine matters, by human, which cannot but breed mixture of imaginations: and, lastly, barbarous times, especially joined with calamities and disasters.