|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A little round, fat, oily man of God.|
Thomson.The Castle of Indolence, Canto I. Stanza 69.
|A man he was to all the country dear,|
And passing rich with forty pounds a-year.
Goldsmith.The Deserted Village, Line 141.
|At church with meek and unaffected grace,|
His looks adornd the venerable place;
Truth from his lips prevaild with double sway,
And fools who came to scoff remaind to pray.
Goldsmith.Deserted Village, Line 177.
|In duty prompt at every call,|
He watchd and wept, and prayd and felt for all.
Goldsmith.Deserted Village, Line 165.
|And (strange to tell) he practised what he preached.|
Armstrong.Art of Preserving Health, Book IV. Line 305.
|Refind himself to soul to curb the sense,|
And made almost a sin of abstinence.
Yet had his aspect nothing of severe,
But such a face as promisd him sincere;
Nothing reservd or sullen was to see,
But sweet regards and pleasing sanctity.
Dryden.Character of a Good Parson.
|Daniel will tell you, it is not the shepherd, but the sheep with the bell, which the flock follows.|
Swift.The Tatler, No. 66. (Referring to Daniel Burgess, a preacher celebrated for his vehemence.)
|With four parochial children, full of catechism and bread and butter.|
Sidney Smith.Wit and Wisdom, 3rd Edition, Page 162. (Longmans.)