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CRIMES

OF

THE CLERGY,

OR THE

PILLARS OF PRIEST-CRAFT SHAKEN;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

ENTITLED THE

SCOURGE OF IRELAND;

AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENORMOUS REWARDS RECEIVED BY THE CLERGY,

TO INDUCE THEM TO DO THEIR DUTY TO GOD AND MAN.

TO THE BENCH OF BISHOPS I DEDICATE THIS BOOK.

W. BENBOW.

LONDON:

BENBGW, PRINTER AND PUBLISHER, BYRON'S HEAD, CASTLE-STREET,

LEICESTER-SQUARE.

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I have fought the good ight: I have finished my course."

ST. PAUL.

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We are now arrived at the close of a book which we confidently state has no parallel in the annals of literature. The “ Crimes of the Clergy” are in general so similar in character, that to put on record all the instances of individual clerical depravity that have come to our knowledge, would be to present our readers a nauseating list of crimes from which human nature shrinks, and of vices, which nought but pampered luxury and idleness could contrive.

We have been, throughout the progress of this work, completely impartial; we have been also close advocates of the Protestant religion'; we bave endeavoured to bar the flood-gates of innovation, and have placed before our readers the barriers of penitence and peace. And what are we to do, when encircled by these barriers ? whý,

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