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Brief Reflections relative to the Emigrant French Clergy

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Author: Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
Published: 1793
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,230 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 489
Added to site: 2009.06.16 24441
Genre: Essays

reverend fathers, blest at least in the choice of your asylum, here rest your weary limbs, till the wicked cease from troubling! secure of the kindest, and, when once your exigency is known, the most effectual succour. Calm, therefore, your harrassed spirits, repose your shattered frames, look around you with fearless reliance; you will see a friend in every beholder, you will find a sympathizer in every auditor.

It ought also, to be remembered, that though the money now gathered will be paid into foreign hands, it is wholly among ourselves it will be expended; it is all and entirely our own by immediate circulation.

Yet--were it not--what is it but a refined species of usury? a hoard lodged beyond all reach of bankruptcy? a store for futurity? exempt from the numerous losses and disappointments of those who mistake the blessing of wealth to consist in its power of selfish appropriation?

Whoever bestows, whether promptly from impulse, or maturely from principle, will alike be con



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