Phrases with "pastor"

He felt himself called to more urgent duties, for he was a pastor of souls before he was a scholar. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Anthony Trollope To Father Jerome she had gone as Nina’s confessor, and she had also applied to the reverend pastor who had the charge of her own little peccadilloes. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The barking of a dog led me at last to the only house still occupied, where a Scotch pastor and his wife pass the winter alone in this empty theatre. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

But, oh! could not the avenger have pierced me, without smiting my innocent darling?’ ‘Oh! she was taken in love, not in judgment, Sir — my pastor — but in love. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Margaret Oliphant Nothing before had ever made Salem so interesting to the young pastor as Beecher’s complacence over that invitation to tea. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sinclair Lewis The pastor and superintendent rank as generals. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant Neither meetings nor anything else, however important, should interrupt a pastor when he is engaged in composition,” said the little woman, grandly. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The people look for great things from you, apprehending that another year may come about and find their pastor gone. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Sinclair Lewis He was violent to the stenographer; not once could the pastor of the Jonathan Edwards Congregational Church get him to address the Bible Class; and still for months his paper was not complete. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Sinclair Lewis In Scranton, the Catholic pastor of a working-class church was kidnaped and beaten. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Leslie Stephen A solid Swiss pastor and professor of philosophy, Jean Pierre Crousaz (1663-1750), undertook the task of refutation, and published an examination of Pope’s philosophy in 1737 and 1738. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Margaret Oliphant We are always discussing Mr. Vincent, because he is our own pastor now, you know; and a precious young man he is—and all that he wants is a little experience, as Mr. Tufton always says. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Margaret Oliphant The pastor was young and totally inexperienced. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Margaret Oliphant With these feelings the young pastor pursued his way to see the poor woman who, according to Mrs. Brown’s account, was so anxious to see the minister. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray Bishop Doyle, the founder of the church, has the place of honour within it; nor, perhaps, did any Christian pastor ever merit the affection of his flock more than that great and high-minded man. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Walter Scott The pastor of the parish agreed to perform the ceremony, prevailed upon by an argument which I used to him, and which Clara, had she guessed it, would have little thanked me for. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins The moment I read it I felt that I owed a duty to Mr. Dubourg. As pastor of Dimchurch, it was clearly incumbent on me to comfort a brother in affliction. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Walter Scott The poor man, confounded and perplexed by various feelings, asked his pastor what he should do. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Thomas Hobbes For every Christian prince, as I have formerly proved, is no less supreme pastor of his own subjects than the Pope of his. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Mrs. Rebecca is always casting ashes on her head; but she takes care to let her friend and pastor know what a saintly head it is notwithstanding. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson Frank’s house in Mulinuu was likewise filled with wounded; many dead bodies were brought in; I hear with certainty of five, wrapped in mats; and a pastor goes tomorrow to the field to bring others. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser What Lake View would think, what his pastor would think, what Hand and all his moral associates would think — ah, these were the terrible, the incontrovertible consequences of his lapse from virtue. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Margaret Oliphant It ain’t pleasant to hear of, for us as thinks a deal of ourselves; but that is what the pastor said, and there was not a man as could contradict it. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Thomas Hobbes Nay more, a Christian king, a pastor and teacher of his subjects makes not thereby his doctrines laws. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Gissing You see, it behoves the pastor of a congregation to keep his mind thoroughly in contact with the movements of the day. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope He is still precentor of Barchester and still pastor of the little church of St. Cuthbert’s. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Are you never coming to bed?” “Minna,” said her pastor and master, “I have been reading the worst book I have come across yet, and it was written by my own sister under my own roof. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Then they gathered round the pastor and told him his little sermon was ‘perfectly glorious,’ really grand, sublime, and so forth, and he bridled ecclesiastically. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

R. D. Blackmore He did his utmost, on demand of duty, to sacrifice this nature to his stern position as pastor and master of an up-hill parish, with many wrong things to be kept under. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sinclair Lewis The pastor and the lay chairman of the Lecture Course opened with suitable devotions. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Marjorie Bowen She glanced vaguely from the pastor to the verger, who, in the yellow, wavering light of the last gas-lamp, was staring at her with such unabashed curiosity; his keys hung in his hand. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Surely, Brother Gorringe, between a pastor and a probationer who —” “No,” Gorringe broke in; “quarrel isn’t the word for it. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Elio That second time, Janet Dempster was not looking on in scorn and merriment; her eyes were worn with grief and watching, and she was following her beloved friend and pastor to the grave. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Margaret Oliphant Everybody must learn to put up with a little injustice in this world, particularly the pastor of a flock. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sinclair Lewis But I’m eager to be guided by you!” Two months later Elmer was on the train to Banjo Crossing, as pastor of the Methodist Church in that amiable village under the sycamores. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant I’ll take it in hand; and I’d like to see the man in Salem as would say to the contrary again’ me and the pastor both. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Margaret Oliphant On his single arm and strength he felt it now to depend whether or not the pastor could tide it over, and be pulled through. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The pastor himself, an older and somewhat more robust replica of the species, stopped her at the door. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Margaret Oliphant I have had Mrs. Tozer calling upon me to-day, and Mrs. Tufton. I don’t wonder, dear, if you find them a little tiresome; but that is what every pastor has to expect. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Marjorie Bowen The pastor and his family gazed at her almost with veneration; compassion had passed into respect, pity into a fervent championship. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Wilkie Collins If the discovery that he dreaded took place, his household would be broken up, and his position as pastor would suffer in the estimation of the flock. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

James Hogg Great was the dame’s exultation at the triumph of her beloved pastor over her sinful neighbours in the lower parts of the house; and she boasted of it to Martha in high-sounding terms. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Friedrich Schiller The pastor was filled with horror on entering the frightful vault. The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

James Anthony Froude His license as pastor of the Baptist chapel at Bedford was issued on the 9th. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Margaret Oliphant Angry, displeased, humbled in his own estimation, the unfortunate pastor made his way through the people, who were all smiles and conscious favour. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins Simple fare, by my wife’s couch; a few consoling words, in the character of pastor and husband, when the infant is quiet. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sinclair Lewis The Reverend Dr. Quentin Yarrow, pastor of St. Anselm’s P.E., is a fine man, very broad-minded and well-read, and just as ready to take a drink or shoot a game of golf as any regular guy. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Three decades ago, Dr. Westlake, Julius Flickerbaugh the lawyer, Merriman Peedy the Congregational pastor and himself had been the arbiters. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Born in 1801, the son of a poor country pastor in Saxony, he lived from 1817 to 1887, when he died, seventy years therefore, at Leipzig, a typical gelehrter of the old-fashioned german stripe. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Old Mr. Bentley, the minister whom Anne had found lacking in imagination, had been pastor of Avonlea for eighteen years. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Gertrude Stein The Protestant pastor asked Gertrude Stein about the dead man and his virtues and she asked the doughboys. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

He performed the offices of schoolmaster and of pastor — he was wont to call himself “a church worker”— unofficially and without money and without price. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

After serving as pastor in various places he became in 1840 Prof. of Mental and Moral Philosophy in the Manchester New College (subsequently removed to London), and Principal 1869–85. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Sinclair Lewis He might have left the ministry but for the Reverend Andrew Pengilly, pastor of the Catawba Methodist Church. If you had cut Andrew Pengilly to the core, you would have found him white clear through. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant In that locale, and under these circumstances, a tolerable breadth of compliment would not have shocked anybody’s feelings; but the pastor neglected his opportunities. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Henry Kingsley I used to say to myself when I first knew him, what a pity that a man with such a noble intellect should be buried in a country village, a pastor to a lot of ignorant hinds. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Thomas Hobbes If it were meant here that all they teach were laws, then not only the Pope, but every pastor in his parish should have legislative power. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

D.H. Lawrence The pastor was a ginger-haired caricature imitated from the northern stage, quite a lay figure. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope The children of Plumstead would indeed open their eyes if they heard their venerated pastor declare that there was no Sunday-school in his parish. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant IT was with a somewhat clouded aspect that the young pastor rose from his solitary breakfast-table next morning to devote himself to the needful work of visiting his flock. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Margaret Oliphant She held out to the distressed pastor a hand covered with a rumpled white glove, which did not fit, and had never been intended to fit, and beckoned to him anxiously. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]