Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of clergy.
“‘Coronation’, first begging the bishop to excuse the peculiar allusions to the ‘clargy’, contained in one of the verses; and then Fanny was asked to sing.”
“Never a week passed but what she came twice or thrice with a picture or book, mayhaps an apple for me, an 'it's owing to her an' no clargy at all that I'll ever follow her blessed footsteps to heaven.”
“Ye're sayin', 'says I,' what nine-tenths iv th 'people, laymen an' clargy, are sayin ',' I says.”
“There was singers, there was clargy -- "Bless ye both," says Father Tryon --”
“The ould plan was twenty times betther: and, for my own part, if it wasn't that the clargy supports them in a manner, and the grant's a thing not easily done widout these hard times, I'd see if I couldn't get”
“` Is that a venerable way, 'says he, ` to approach your clargy?' says he.”
“` Thundher-an-owns, 'says his raverance, says he -- seein' the Latin took no infect on him, at all at all an 'screechin' that you'd think he'd rise the thatch up iv the house wid the fair fright -- ` and thundher and blazes, boys, will none iv yes come here wid a candle, but lave your clargy to be choked by a spirit in the dark? 'says he.”
“Bay these thaugh lemen been apprest, the clargy all het gean,”
“For sartin and for sure, ef he pops his stinger inter you, yer gone world 'thout eend, amen,' thout the benefit o 'clargy.”
“It was here I began my London life as a porter, and lost my situation because the Postmaster-General couldn't see the propriety of my opening letters that contained coin and postage-stamps and fi'-pun 'notes, which was quite unreasonable, for I had a special talent that way, and even the clargy tell us that our talents was given us to be used.”
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