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jane austen image via mollands.netPlain Jane: “It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”

-Jane Austen in her letters

If only Jane were aware of the modern clergies’ foibles, flaws, and sins, I think she would say the hope for the rest of the nation is a rather slim one.

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