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|How good a clergyman is Henry?
Written by Linden
(4/24/2003 12:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Yes, but.., penned by Shir
] ..upon his departure on Saturday he said: “I must go away directly, two days before I intended it.”
Incidentally, how good a clergyman do you think Henry is? He doesn't seem very assiduous in his duties, handing them to his curate and taking most of the income. It's not as though he's incapacitated or too old to perform the duties, but he prefers to go to Bath or to stay at Northanger Abbey.
I guess that when he does perform them, he gives sound and well-informed advice, based on good principles and charity -- and I bet he delivers a good sermon when he can contrive to stop showing off how clever he is.
All the same, apart from that line `We are Christians', does he show any evidence of religious -- as opposed to moral -- conviction or action?
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