Reverence


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Reverence

(preceded by Your or His) a title sometimes used to address or refer to a Roman Catholic priest
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It's the Methodisses as is like to get th' upper hand i' th' parish, if Your Reverence an' His Honour, Squire Donnithorne, doesna think well to say the word an' forbid it.
Well, Your Reverence, I'm not for takin' any measures again' the young woman.
Your Reverence is very good to say so; an' I'm sensable as, you not livin' i' the parish, there's more upo' my shoulders.
Irwine, an' Your Reverence too, for speakin' so afore you.
Humbly begging Your Honour's pardon," said Joshua, bowing low, "there was one thing I had to say to His Reverence as other things had drove out o' my head.
An' Seth Bede's been to me this morning to say he wished me to tell Your Reverence as his brother Adam begged of you particular t' allow his father's grave to be dug by the White Thorn, because his mother's set her heart on it, on account of a dream as she had; an' they'd ha' come theirselves to ask you, but they've so much to see after with the crowner, an' that; an' their mother's took on so, an' wants 'em to make sure o' the spot for fear somebody else should take it.
But come, Your Reverence, are you for a ride with me?
Young though he was, my Grandson -- who was unusually intelligent for his age, and bred up in perfect reverence for the authority of the Circles -- took in the situation with an acuteness for which I was quite unprepared.
Of course that taint, that reverence for rank and title, had been in our American blood, too -- I know that; but when I left America it had disap- peared -- at least to all intents and purposes.
His face was grander than any sculptor had ever wrought in marble; none could behold him without awe and reverence.
And, since Satan saw fit to steal it, your reverence must needs handle him without gloves henceforward," remarked the old sexton, grimly smiling.
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